March 29, 2019

Beyond The Headlines: Blockchains for Business

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

The 2019 Blockchain Conference is designed for:

Senior business executives and innovation leaders

concerned with the opportunities and threats posed by blockchain applications.

IT Managers and professionals

interested in seeing and comparing blockchain solutions.

Conference Topics

Keynotes, panelists, and industry breakout sessions will address the tough topics of shared governance, business models, regulatory uncertainty, and building viable ecosystems within a rapidly evolving blockchain landscape. Hands-on workshops will be available for participants interested in seeing and touching blockchains in action.

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

See highlights from the 2018 conference:

What to Expect

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 McKesson, JB Hunt, Tyson, Wal-Mart and more will answer 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 will discuss their blockchain capabilities and offerings. We also have Saurabh Gupta, Chief Strategy Officer for HSF research on the panel to offer insights from HfS’s recent analysis of 10 blockchain platforms.

Industry Breakout Sessions

Industry leaders will host breakout sessions focusing on blockchain applications for supply chains, credentials, financial services, and more. Thus far, confirmed leaders include Idatafy, JB Hunt, McKesson, StartupJunkie, Tyson, and Wal-Mart.

Hands-On Workshops

Bring your laptops! Participants will have a chance to experience blockchain technologies such as Hyperledger Fabric hosted by IBM, Microsoft’s Azure and Blockchain workbench, and SAS’s blockchain analytics. More updates soon!

Registration

Registration Fee: $225
Fee includes parking, breakfast, and lunch.

If you have questions about your registration, contact us at blockchain@walton.uark.edu or call (479) 575-4500.

Time and Place

7:00am – registration and breakfast
8:00am to 5:30pm – conference program

University of Arkansas Campus
Reynold’s Center for Enterprise Development (RCED)
145 N Buchanan Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701

145 N Buchanan

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