January 30, 2018

Alchemist, IBM & Ethereum Project ICO Architect to Speak at the Third Annual Blockchain Event


One of the first event’s in the blockchain space, returns to Florida for its most powerful event yet.

Trumbull, CT – January 30, 2018 – TMC today announces an exciting line-up for third annual Blockchain Event  being held February 15-16, 2018 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This event is focused on how blockchain, one of the most important information technology inventions of our time, can lead to a mass transformation across industries. Through keynotes, breakout sessions, case studies and networking opportunities attendees will learn how to use blockchain technology to their strategic advantage. The two-day conference program was developed for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, enthusiasts, executives, product managers and developers of both established enterprises and innovative startups.

“Blockchain is disrupting almost every industry imaginable, from financial services to healthcare, from security to manufacturing and beyond,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO and conference chairman. “In its third year, The Blockchain Event returns to Florida to give attendees insight into how to capitalize on the blockhain revolution and to gain invaluable insight from the industry’s thought leaders. “

The Conference Program Includes:

Thursday, February 15th

  • 9:00AM - Blockchain Trailblazers

Jason Kelly, General Manager of IBM Blockchain Services at IBM

  • 9:30AM - How Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts will Revolutionize the World

Steven Nerayoff, ICO Architect of Ethereum Project &  CEO and Founder of Alchemist

  • 11:00AM - Tokenizing Human Knowledge
  • 11:30AM - Powering the AR Revolution with Blockchain and ICO

Clifford Gross, CEO & Commercialization Lead of Lucyd ltd

  • 12:00PM - The Rise of Cryptocurrency

Carl Ford, CEO, Director of Content at Crossfire Media(Moderator)

Marc Lesnick, President of Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc

Eric Weiss, Founder & Chief Investment Officer of Blockchain Investment Group

  • 2:00PM - Blockchain and the BitEconomy

Jeff Pulver, Vice Chairman of Alchemist

  • 2:30PM - Telco Blockchain

John Hooks, President and CEO at Spectramesh

  • 3:00PM – Blockchain Innovation Case Studies

Avi Aisenberg, CEO of South Florida Distillers

Susan Akbarpour, CEO-Cofounder of Mavatar Technologies

  • 4:15PM - IDEA Showcase: Startup & ICO Pitch Networking Event & Reception
  • 4:25PM - IDEA Showcase Opening Keynote by Windstream
  • 8:00PM - The Blockchain Event / ITEXPO Party at The Atlantic Hotel

Friday, February 16th

  • 9:00AM - Data Security in the Age of Bitcoin

Carl Ford, CEO, Director of Content  at Crossfire Media(Moderator)

Felix Shipkevich, Principal and Founder of Shipkevich PLLC

Nick Spanos, Founder of  Bitcoin Center NY

  • 10:00AM – Big Data and Blockchains

Tom Plunkett, Consulting Solutions Director of Oracle

  • 10:30AM - Beyond Bitcoin: Blockchain in the Enterprise

Nelson Petracek, CTO, TIBCO Software Inc.

  • 11:00AM – COs: The Next Wave of Investing

Deborah Hoffman, CEO of Symmetry Blockchain Advisors, Inc.

David Silver, Partner at Silver Miller

Rich Tehrani, CEO, Group Editor-in-Chief of TMC (Moderator)

Andrey Voronkov, CEO, cryptocurrency angel investor at DigitalBioPharm, Ltd.

Speakers and sessions are updated daily. Check back here for frequent updates.

The Blockchain Event is supported by platinum sponsors, Alchemist, Mavatar Technologies, Stillwaters Technologies and gold sponsor lucyd.

Registration for the Blockchain Event is now open. For more information, contact [email protected] . For media registration, contact Jessica Seabrook. Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages should contact Dave Rodriguez at 203-852-6800 x146.

For the latest Blockchain Event news, updates and information, follow the event on Twitter at @BlockchainEvent.

About TMC
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Media and Analyst Contact:
Jessica Seabrook             
Marketing Director
203.852.6800 ext.170
[email protected]

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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