2020 Conference

BLOCKCHAIN
FOR BUSINESS

Conference Rescheduled for October 2nd! Registration re-opens April 1st.

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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 2020 Blockchain for Business Conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from world-class leaders who are creating the internet of value. 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. Registration is now open. Don’t let this experience pass you by – Sign up today!

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 Breakout Sessions

Different break out tracks will be offered, covering areas such as pharmaceutical and supply chain tracking, food safety initiatives, Blockchain analytics and AI, and academic research conducted at the U of A and more.

Client Panels

Through intimate conversations and fireside chats, C-suite Executives and Directors answer questions about how blockchain projects are initiated and currently operating. Where will they realistically be in the next year?

Platform Experts

Blockchain engineers and solution providers discuss their blockchain capabilities and frameworks. What do they have to offer enterprises seeking to implement distributed ledger technology? How can they practically differentiate themselves from the competition?

Pre-Conference Workshop

In partnership with University of Arkansas Executive Education, a Blockchain Basics workshops will be offered for beginners a week before the conference – Wednesday, March 4th. Register here. If you have purchased a Conference ticket, email blockchain@uark.edu for a special Workshop discount code.

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

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

Dr. Matt Waller

Dr. Matt Waller

Dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business

Dr. Kiran Garimella

Dr. Kiran Garimella

Chief Scientist and CTO, KoreConX Digital Securities

Paul Brody

Paul Brody

Principal and Global Innovation Leader, EY

Dale Chrystie

Dale Chrystie

Blockchain Strategist at Fedex, BiTA Standards Council Chairman

Dr. Carol Goforth

Dr. Carol Goforth

Securities Law Professor, University of Arkansas

Colonel James Regenor

Colonel James Regenor

Founder and President at VeriTX

Hilary Carter

Hilary Carter

Managing Director, Blockchain Research Institute

Lee Slezak

Lee Slezak

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

Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

Founder and Interim President, Beefchain.io

Dave Wengel

Dave Wengel

Founder and CEO, iDatafy; Smartresume

2020 Sponsors

Conference Location

Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development (RCED) 145 N Buchanan Ave Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701  
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