2020 Free Virtual Conference

BLOCKCHAIN
FOR BUSINESS

October 1 and October 2

8:30 am -12:30 pm Daily

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Bringing Together Enterprises Who Are Leading The Way with Blockchain Technology.

The Blockchain Center of Excellence at the Sam M. Walton College of Business is hosting technology, industry and academic experts to share on Blockchain and related topics at the 100% Virtual and 100% FREE 2020 Blockchain for Business Conference.

Attendees will not only learn from world-class leaders who are creating the internet of value, but have the opportunity to connect in unique 1:1 video calls and chats with fellow participants and sponsoring companies using AI matching technology. Together, we will explore how decentralized information and value exchange online is transforming real businesses today.

Our 2020 keynotes, panelists, and industry breakout sessions will address open frameworks and tools, enterprise mindshifts, evolving regulation, ecosystem building and much more. Conference participants will be exposed to different forms of blockchain, including public, private, permissioned, and hybrid solutions. Simply RSVP below and the link will be sent to you before the Conference!

Conference Experiences

Keynote Speakers

Speeches from globally recognized leaders and blockchain pioneers in areas such as engineering, retail, financial strategy, law, academia, as well as transportation and logistics.
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Industry Breakouts

Diverse breakout tracks covering areas such as pharmaceutical supply chain tracking, food safety initiatives, Blockchain analytics and AI, and U of A academic research.

Client Panels

C-suite Executives and Directors answer questions about how blockchain projects are initiated and currently operating, and where will they realistically be in the next year?

Platform Experts

Blockchain engineers and solution providers answer questions for enterprises seeking to implement distributed ledger technology and how to differentiate from the competition.

Conference Speakers

Nick Szabo

Nick Szabo

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Smart Contracts Pioneer

Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger Blockchain Project, Linux Foundation

Alisa DiCaprio

Alisa DiCaprio

Head of Trade and Supply Chain at R3

Craig Harper

Craig Harper

Chief Operations Officer at JB Hunt Transport

Dr. Zach Steelman

Dr. Zach Steelman

Assistant Professor at University of Arkansas

Kurt Wedgwood

Kurt Wedgwood

Blockchain US Executive (Retail, Consumer Products, Air, Truck, Rail), IBM

Dr. Shivendu Shivendu

Dr. Shivendu Shivendu

Assoc. Professor at the University of South Florida

Archana Mehta Sristy

Archana Mehta Sristy

Sr. Director Software Engineering, Walmart

Dr. Mary Lacity

Dr. Mary Lacity

Professor and Executive Director for the Blockchain Center of Excellence

Gokul Kandiraju

Gokul Kandiraju

Technical Lead & Solutions Architect, IBM Food Trust

Dr. Kiran Garimella

Dr. Kiran Garimella

Chief Scientist and CTO, KoreConX Digital Securities

Pierre Ferrari

Pierre Ferrari

CEO at Heifer Project International

Dale Chrystie

Dale Chrystie

Blockchain Strategist at Fedex, BiTA Standards Council Chairman

Dr. Daniel Conway

Dr. Daniel Conway

Associate Director of the Blockchain Center of Excellence & Teaching Professor, University of Arkansas

Paul Brody

Paul Brody

Principal and Global Innovation Leader, EY

Alex Tapscott

Alex Tapscott

Co-author of Blockchain Revolution and Co-founder, Blockchain Research Institute

Dr. Carol Goforth

Dr. Carol Goforth

Securities Law Professor, University of Arkansas

Colonel James Regenor

Colonel James Regenor

Founder and President at VeriTX

Dr. Matt Waller

Dr. Matt Waller

Dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business

Mike Walker

Mike Walker

Sr. Director of Applied Innovation & Digital Transformation, Microsoft

Lee Slezak

Lee Slezak

VP of IT Architecture, Emerging Technology & Analytics at Tyson Foods

Hilary Carter

Hilary Carter

Managing Director, Blockchain Research Institute

Dante Disparte

Dante Disparte

Head of Policy and Communications, LIBRA Association

Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

Founder and Interim President, Beefchain.io

Dave Wengel

Dave Wengel

Founder and CEO, iDatafy; Smartresume

Andrea Civelli

Andrea Civelli

Senior Economist at Algorand

Jesús Pizarro

Jesús Pizarro

Vice President of Finance Innovation at Heifer International

Dr. Remko Van Hoek

Dr. Remko Van Hoek

Executive Advisor procurement, Professor Walton College of Business, Executive Director CSCMP Supply Chain Hall of Fame

2020 Sponsors

Conferencing Technology

The 2020 Blockchain for Business Conference will be hosted on a virtual conferencing platform called Brella.io. Brella is a world leader in online events and offers unique attendee experiences like intent-based networking recommendations using Artificial Intelligence. The BCoE believes Brella will offer the best user experience to our stakeholders.

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