San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
About the Summit
This one-day conference seeks to bring together government, industry leaders, financial institutions, investors and academia to discuss innovative strategies and solutions to the applications of Blockchain. The Blockchain is still in its infancy and facing challenges to overcome in terms of cross-border collaboration, including technical difficulties, information asymmetry across geographies and ambiguities regarding business applications. Through actively engaging thought leaders in the field, we hope to help attendees develop a better understanding of Blockchain and its role in bringing further innovation to the economy. This event covers Blockchain innovations and developments in financial industry, IoT, regulations and compliance, crowdfunding, crowdsales, international trades, data management, energy and supply chains areas.
The conference will act as an open forum for issue-driven dialogues, strategies and collaboration among Blockchain trailblazers. We expect to discuss a range of specific real-world applications across markets and industries, such as finance, IoT, and philanthropy through keynotes, panels and shark tanks, followed by startup pitch demo. What makes the summit even more exciting is that government officials, influencers, regulators and compliance from China will join our discussion on how to achieve widespread Blockchain prosperity. All of these will contribute to building a clearer picture for the future of Blockchain.
Whether you are a Blockchain novice or evangelist, this summit will be the premier forum for today’s leading minds interested in leveraging Blockchain to revolutionize the future of business. We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of you to join us in January 2017 to enjoy the rich programs in the summit.
Topics: This event will cover following topics. There will be 2 startup pitch demo in the day, one coming in the morning and another in the afternoon.
Topic 1: Compliance and Regulation: Blockchain regulation and governance
Topic 2: Finance Industry: what does Blockchain mean for financial institutions and market?
Topic 3: Private vs Public Blockchain: Hyperledger
Topic 4: Blockchain IoT Protocol
Startup Pitch Demo (Morning session)
Topic 5: Blockchain applications in Internet of Things
Topic 6: Blockchain + 3D Printing
Topic 7: How can Blockchain benefits social society and be accessible to everyone?
Topic 8: Investment landscape: How to invest in Blockchain?
Topic 9: Blockchain + Cloud
Startup Pitch Demo (Afternoon Session)
Over 30 leading experts in Blockchain area from different industries and present at our conferences.
- Adam Draper - Founder of Boost VC
- Brian Behlendorf - Executive Director of Hyperleger
- Feng Cao - VP of Hande Finmaker
- Hongjun Lu - The Dean of IFCA
- Jonathan Littman - Founder of SmartUp.Life
- Joseph Salvo - Director of GE
- Qiang Ye - Chairman of Puer Bank
- Sean Barclay - Interactive Creative Director of IBM Blockchain
- Spencer Bogart - VP Equity Research of Needham & Co
- Wendy Spies - Director of Microsoft
- Wenxian liu - President of Guiyang Crowdfuning exchange
- Xinxin Sheng - Principal Big Data Strategist for Blue Cross and Blue Shield in North Carolina
Government and regulators:
- Former Mayor of Cupertino, Barry Chang
- Mayor of Fremont, Lily Mei
- Chinese state government
- China Security Regulatory Commission
- Align Commerce - Marvan Forzley
- BitWage - John Lindsay and Yibai Shu
- BlockCypher - Karen Hsu
- BlockSeer - Danny Yang
- ConsenSys - Andrew Keys
- Chronicled - Rebecca Migirov and Maurizio Greco
- Dianliang.com - Xianghui Kong
- GooCoin - Marven Wang
- Filament - Shilpi Kumar
- Gliding Eagle - Duan Jack
- Skuchain - Elle Yang and Zaki Manian
- String Labs - Tom Ding
- Patientory - Chrissa McFarlane
- Tendermint - Jae Kwon
- Waterhole - Jason Nguyen
- WeTrust - George Li
Please send an email to email@example.com for speaking engagements.
About the Partners
Blockchain technology presents opportunities for disruptive innovation. It enables global business to transact with less friction and more trust. From startups to enterprises, from paper-based businesses to technology companies, businesses can use flexible platforms and infrastructure offerings to design, deploy and manage blockchain networks. http://www.ibm.com/blockchain/
IBM Debuts Blockchain Ecosystem To Help Accelerate Growth of Networks on Hyperledger Fabric: Blockchain has the potential to transform the way industries conduct business transactions. This will require a complete ecosystem of industry players working together, allowing businesses to benefit from the network effect of blockchain. To help support these organizations, IBM (NYSE: IBM), announced today a blockchain ecosystem to help accelerate the creation of blockchain networks. Press Release: ibm.biz/BdsPnn.
About Shanghai Institute of International Finance (SIIF)
The Shanghai Institute of International Finance (SIIF) is the first Sino-foreign cooperative professional institute of international finance. Established in May 1994 under the approval of the Higher Education Bureau of Shanghai Municipal Government [Shanghai higher education (94) no. 297], the Shanghai Institute of International Finance aims to provide intelligence services, cultivate senior management talents and financial talents for the financial reform of China and the construction of Shanghai international financial center. It has been positioned as "international financial talent pool and financial research think tank" since inception, and has been gradually featured as high-level, cross-cultural, specialized and independent.
Guiyang Government 贵阳政府
Guiyang, known as "Zhu" for short, is the capital of Guizhou Province with a total area of 8043 square kilometers and a total population of 4,721,800. It consists of 6 districts, 1 county-level city and 3 counties as well as a national economic and technological development zone, a national high-tech industrial development zone and a national free trade zone.
By the end of 2007, Guiyang has established the guideline for its development on eco-civilization. In past years, the government is endeavored to strive for this target and has received various national honors on eco-civilization, including “National Model City for Environmental Protection”, “Top Tourist City of China”, “National Forest City”, “National Model City for Green Landscape”, “National Garden City”, “Best Summer Resort in China”, “National Civilized City” and “National Sanitary City”. Eco Forum Global Annual Conference was successfully held in Guiyang in 2013，2014 and 2015, which has exerted far-reaching influence on eco-civilization both at home and abroad.
About International Financial Center Association (IFCA)
The International Financial Centers Association (IFCA) is an international, non-profit academic association that focuses on studying international financial centers. Renowned economists and financial experts launched the association in 1994 at the First Conference on International Financial Centers held in Shanghai. The conference was organized by the China International Study Association for Cross-Cultural Human Resource Development (IHRD) and the People’s Bank of China Shanghai Branch. The World Bank, the North American Finance Association, the European Finance Association, the Asia-Pacific Finance Association, and other international financial institutions were actively involved in creating IFCA and supporting its various exchange activities.
Tianfeng Innovation investment
Tianfeng Securities Company Limited (hereinafter referred to as “Tianfeng Securities”), located in Wuhan, Hubei Province, is a mixed ownership securities company founded in 2000. Throughout its history, Tianfeng Securities has grown into a national comprehensive securities company with full licences and its registered capital reaches 4.662 billion CNY, becoming a medium-sized securities company. Currently, Tianfeng Securities pays more attention to the duties towards industries, societies and our country, assisting with the growth of multidimensional values based on the overall layout of industry chains in big financial world.
Special Thanks to SVC Venture Club
- Association of Chinese Entreprenuers (ACE) at Berkeley
- AG AngelsGlobal
- Cardinal Pitch Center (CPC)
- Chinese Entreprenuer Organizations (CEO) at Stanford
- International Business Machines (IBM)
- Peking Univesity Allumni Association- North California
- Silicon Valley Business Institute
- SVCAFES.COM 硅谷食堂
- SVC Angel
- SVC Venture Club
- SVHI Haina Incubator
- TEEC Angel Fund
- TF Securities
- TiPark Silicon Valley
- Tsinghua University Allumni Association - Silicon Valley
- Zhongguancun Development Group (ZGC)
- ZJ Future 浙江创新中心
- SVInsights 硅谷密探
- Silicon Valley Women 硅谷佳人
- JPM.cn 金评媒
Co-organizers and Media
Keywords: Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Chain, Coin, R3, Crowdfunding, Crowdsale, Venture capital, Theoretical application, Fintech, cryptocurrency, digital currency, e-payment, digital asset, FOREX, international trades, data management, big data.
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