Now that we’re coming to the close of 2016, we can see that the blockchain hype is over and we’re looking forward to 2017 bringing practical applications. With financial institutions forecasted to spend more than $1B on blockchain projects in 2017, integrating this technology into existing systems will be one of the main challenges for next year. At the same time, we will probably see even more competition among blockchain providers which is not a bad thing as competition drives innovation. But all this investment comes with expectation: that blockchain provide services for mainstream real-world usage.
Gathering leading experts, investors, bank strategists, FinTech entrepreneurs and Technologists, this program allows for the highest level of discussion with thought leaders in the industry. Our After the Bell program brings together lively views, creative insight and the opportunity to network and engage with leading lights and colleagues who are working with Blockchain and uncovering new opportunities and applications.
After the Bell events are not live streamed or recorded - to get the most out of this panel of experts, be there!
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Schedule of Event
6:15pm Panel Discussion
In this After the Bell session, our panelists will discuss issues including:
• Assessing the current stage of blockchain
• Collaboration issues: Growth in consortiums
• Standardized protocol
• Governmental perspective on blockchain and regulatory issues
• How do you address the issue of scaleability?
• What’s next?
Carl Massa, Senior Technology Advisor, Department for Culture, Media & Sport, UK
Aleks Nowak, CIO, Blockex
Colin Platt, Co-Founder, ÐPactum
Calogero Scibetta, Operations, Everledger
Nick Weisfeld, Head of Blockchain & Data Practices, GFT
Facilitated by: Stacey Mankoff, Managing Principal, The Mankoff Company
7:15pm: Networking Reception
Following the conclusion of the Roundtable Panel Session, join us for a Networking Reception to further discuss the most top of mind issues of those involved and interested in Blockchain technology