San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize the traditional banking system, as well as the entire global economy. This panel discussion will explore how blockchain is already impacting us today – and how it will disrupt global finance going forward. From smart contracts to bitcoin to how blockchain will disrupt global finance and other industries, the discussion will take a broad and in-depth look at this revolutionary technology.
James D. Robinson, Managing Partner, RRE Ventures Jim has been active within the technology community for over thirty years, and has led investments in and served on the boards of more than forty technology companies. His core focus is on businesses that are transforming industries by leveraging network effects and intelligence.
Guy Hochstetler Blockchain Architect/Enablement, IBM Guy Hochstetler, a long time IBM veteran, is a member of the Technical Sales group, is a Blockchain evangelist. Guy presents Blockchain concepts to peers and customers in order to de-mystify the technology, and foster appropriate use-case ideas Also, he is the owner and moderator of the internal community for Blockchain, leading the effort to unify messaging and facilitate understanding and communication across IBM regarding Blockchain.
Christopher Burniske, Blockchain Products Lead, ARK Investment Management, LLC Chris joined ARK’s Next Generation Internet team as a thematic research analyst in 2014, and his role has since expanded to include Blockchain Products Lead. As an analyst he focuses on big data, cloud computing, cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology. As Blockchain Products Lead he collaborates with the ARK business development team.
Steven J. Ehrlich, Associate, Spitzberg Partners, LLC Steve is the Lead Analyst for Emerging Technologies at Spitzberg Partners, a boutique corporate advisory firm headquartered in NYC that advises technology and financial services firms on innovation goals and strategies to navigate political and regulatory hurdles worldwide.
- 6:00 PM Cocktails/Networking Reception
- 6:30 PM Keynote Address by Jim Robinson
- 6:45 PM Panel Discussion
- 7:30 PM Networking
The Fintech O2O initiative began in 2015 as a monthly meet up in Hong Kong, co-organized by Cyberport and NexChange. The idea was simple – bring together like-minded professionals who recognize the impact of technology on traditional finance to network and discuss pressing topics. The initiative has welcomed 3,500+ professionals from 20+ countries.
Joseph Daniels, Partner, SheppardMullin Mr. Daniels is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's New York office. He represents startup to publicly-held technology, life science and consumer companies, venture capital and private equity funds and investment banks in a wide range of seed and venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and other public offerings. He regularly advises a broad range of startups, venture-backed companies and VC funds, and has led hundreds of venture and strategic financing transactions. Mr. Daniels has helped companies and private equity firms handle over $5 billion of merger, acquisition and disposition transactions. Additionally, he has represented issuers and underwriters in more than 25 IPOs and follow-on public offerings involving companies in the technology, life sciences and consumer sectors, including leading investment banks such as Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Oppenheimer.
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