Agenda

October 1 , 2020 – Day 1

8:30 AM – CDT

Welcome & Introductions

Dr. Mary Lacity

Dr. Mary Lacity

Professor and Executive Director for the Blockchain Center of Excellence

8:45 AM – CDT

The New Age of Finance

Alex Tapscott

Alex Tapscott

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

9:30 AM – CDT

Enterprise Mindshifts

Dr. Matt Waller

Dr. Matt Waller

Dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business

Dale Chrystie

Dale Chrystie

Blockchain Strategist at FedEx, BiTA Standards Council Chairman

Craig Harper

Craig Harper

Chief Operations Officer at JB Hunt Transport

10:00 AM – CDT

Enterprise Solutions

Hilary Carter

Hilary Carter

Managing Director at Blockchain Research Institute

Colonel James Regenor

Colonel James Regenor

Founder and President at VeriTX

Lee Slezak

Lee Slezak

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

10:30 AM – CDT

Banking the Unbanked: A Global Digital Payments System

Dante Disparte

Dante Disparte

Head of Policy and Communications at Libra Association

Pierre Ferrari

Pierre Ferrari

CEO at Heifer Project International

11:00 AM – CDT

The Potential of Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts for Global Supply Chains

Nick Szabo

Nick Szabo

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Smart Contracts Pioneer

11:45 AM – CDT

Breakout Sessions*

Meet SmartResume®: The World’s First Certified Resume

Dave Wengel

Dave Wengel

Founder and CEO, iDatafy; Smartresume

Blockchain Traceability with IBM Food Trust 

Gokul Kandiraju

Gokul Kandiraju

Technical Lead & Solutions Architect at IBM Food Trust

Scaling Payments with Ethereum

Clemens Wan

Clemens Wan

Solutions Architect, ConsenSys / Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

Phil Kelly

Phil Kelly

Executive Director, Business Development, ConsenSys

October 2 , 2020 – Day 2

8:30 AM – CDT

Welcome & Introductions

Dr. Mary Lacity

Dr. Mary Lacity

Professor and Executive Director for the Blockchain Center of Excellence

8:45 AM – CDT

The Great Blockchain Shift: From Private to Public

Paul Brody

Paul Brody

Principal and Global Innovation Leader at EY

9:30 AM – CDT

Open Frameworks and Tools

Archana Mehta Sristy

Archana Mehta Sristy

Sr. Director Software Engineering at Walmart

Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger Blockchain Project, Linux Foundation

10:00 AM – CDT

Digital Ecosystems

Mike Walker

Mike Walker

Sr. Director of Applied Innovation & Digital Transformation at Microsoft

Dr. Alisa DiCaprio

Dr. Alisa DiCaprio

Head of Trade and Supply Chain at R3

10:30 AM – CDT

Innovative Regulations

Dr. Carol Goforth

Dr. Carol Goforth

Securities Law Professor, University of Arkansas

Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

Founder and Interim President at Beefchain.io

11:00 AM – CDT

Breakout Sessions*

Central Banks, Global Digital Currencies and Blockchains

Andrea Civelli

Andrea Civelli

Senior Economist at Algorand

Blockchain Research: Meet the UARK Blockstars

Dr. Zach Steelman

Dr. Zach Steelman

Assistant Professor at University of Arkansas

Dr. Remko Van Hoek

Dr. Remko Van Hoek

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

Dr. Aaron Shew

Dr. Aaron Shew

Assistant Professor, REL Wilson Chair of Agricultural Economics at Arkansas State University

11:45 AM – CDT

Breakout Sessions*

Pharma Asset Tracking & Beyond

Justin Bowers

Justin Bowers

VP, Contract Administration & Financial Services at McKesson Corporation

Scott Mooney

Scott Mooney

Vice President Distribution Operations at McKesson Corporation

Mark Treshock

Mark Treshock

Blockchain Solutions Leader for Healthcare and Life Sciences

 Blockchains Analytics and AI  

Dr. Daniel Conway

Dr. Daniel Conway

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

Dr. Kiran Garimella

Dr. Kiran Garimella

Chief Scientist and CTO at KoreConX Digital Securities

Dr. Shivendu Shivendu

Dr. Shivendu Shivendu

Assoc. Professor at the University of South Florida

Lessons Learned from the Coffee Farmer in Honduras

Jesús Pizarro

Jesús Pizarro

Vice President of Finance Innovation at Heifer International

Kurt Wedgwood

Kurt Wedgwood

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

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