2020 Blockchain Conference

March 13, 2020

A generous thank you to all of our 2019 Blockchain Conference speakers, panelists, presenters, and attendees. We hope to see you again next year!

What are corporations, governments, and providers doing to build viable, scalable, and interoperable blockchain applications?

Colonel James Regenor speaking about the 4th modality of logistics during his keynote.

The Blockchain Center of Excellence of the Sam M. Walton College of Business brought industry and academic experts on Blockchain and related topics to the 2019 Blockchain Conference for Business.

Keynotes, panelists, and industry breakout sessions addressed the tough topics of shared governance, business models, regulatory uncertainty, and building viable ecosystems within a rapidly evolving blockchain landscape.


Conference Highlights

Keynote Speakers

Speeches from recognized leaders including the Honorable Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas, Colonel James Regenor, Co-founder Blockchain Resource Group and Chief Solutions Officer, Fr8 Network, and Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration.

Client-Only Panel

C-suite/Directors of operations and innovations from Ernst & Young, Golden State Foods, McKesson, JB Hunt, Tyson, and Walmart answered the questions: How are your blockchain projects really going? Where will they realistically be in a year?

Provider-Only Panel

In a panel moderated by Tracy Black, Operating Partner at New Road Capital Partners, providers discussed their blockchain capabilities and offerings. Saurabh Gupta, Chief Strategy Officer for HSF research was also on the panel to offer insights from HfS’s recent analysis of 10 blockchain platforms.

Industry Breakout Sessions

Industry leaders hosted breakout sessions focusing on blockchain applications for supply chains, credentials, financial services, and more. Leaders included Blockchain Ready Studio, the Center for Supply Chain Studies, Ernst & Young, Golden State Foods, Grassroots Co-op, Heifer International, Idatafy, JB Hunt, McKesson, Patreos, SAP, StartupJunkie, Tyson, and Walmart.

Hands-On Workshops

Participants experienced blockchain technologies such as Hyperledger Fabric hosted by IBM, Microsoft’s Azure and Blockchain workbench, and SAS’s blockchain analytics.

2019 Conference Photos