Upcoming Events

 
 

Join us for our Pilot to Production Series in June and July, 2019

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June

Blockchain Pilot to Production: A Financial Services Perspective  

As blockchain projects and deployments continue to proliferate across industries, questions on how to get from pilot to production are coming up. Let’s take a look at the first industry to gain significant traction with blockchain technology -- financial services. In this session, we’ll discuss the challenges financial services companies have faced and addressed, including scalability, security and compliance. We’ll hear from Bitflyer, OKCoin and investment funds about their lessons learned and discuss applications to other industries. 

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July

Blockchain Pilot to Production: A Corporate Perspective

To continue the series on Blockchain Pilot to Production, we’ll take a deeper look at corporates using the blockchain. Beyond the press releases, we’ll hear what are companies doing in Chemicals, Energy, Real Estate to get production ready deployments. We’ll discuss the internal issues, organization alignment, supplier and customer training communication needed to make blockchain deployments successful.



More details to come soon! For updates let’s stay connected!

Past Events:

March Event

What’s working? What’s not?

You've heard the blockchain buzz and potential of smart contracts. What is actually working? What still needs work? 

Blockchain entrepeneurs and experts shared how they developed their respective companies and got adoption. Thank you to our panelists sharing their insight: Alexa Beaver, leads BASF’s Blockchain Lab, Allison Berke, Executive Director of the Stanford Cyber Initiative, Saritta Jones, CEO of Trustabit, and Olga Mack, VP of Strategy at Quantstamp.

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February Event

Blockchain in Energy Use Cases and Projects

Karen Hsu, co-founder of Blockchain By Women, kicked off the event by giving us an overview of the current market trends moving from centralized to decentralized, with DERs penetration. She shared a P2P transaction test example for enabling distributed energy markets and facilitating increased penetration of DER in the retail utility market.

On our panelist, we heard from Lydia Kreft on how they're using the blockchain to give people using EV charging stations the credits they are due based on time of day of charging and other factors. Sherry Li, from GE, gave her perspective on the blockchain opportunity in Energy, while Rena Shah shared with us her experience using the blockchain to address energy crises during national disasters in California and other parts of the U.S. View the livestream here.

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Thank you to our sponsors K&L Gates and GE.

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January 29, 2019

Why blockchain in 2019

We started off the new year with fresh perspectives of promising blockchain/cryptocurrency companies and projects in the face of new regulation. We heard from Lily Liu (co-founder of Earn.com) about the exciting projects and companies she has been working with, investment trends and criteria for a good investment strategy. Michelle Sabins, SVP at Silvergate, shared about the companies Silvergate has banked, their path to IPO and why they continue to focus on digital currencies since 2013. We got great insight from Wendy Walker at Sovos on taxes and tax considerations with her experience in tax compliance and business-to-government reporting software. Monica Quaintance, leading engineering and adoption at Kadena, and Jeremy McLaughlin, Attorney at K&L Gates LLP, brought their respective insights on the blockchain industry and trends they are seeing in the blockchain space.

Thank you to our sponsors: Blockchain Capital, BlockCypher, Kadena, Silvergate Bank, and Protocol Labs.

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