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April 18-19, 2018

April 18-19, 2018

Videos coming soon!

SPECIAL PREVIEW EVENT


Speaker:
David Hanson • Founder, Hanson Robotics
Title:
“Bringing Robots to Life”
Date: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Listen to the audio of the speech below.

Featured Technologies

FinTech

Financial technology (FinTech or fintech) covers the advancement of making financial information and management more accessible for the general public through the use of mobile and online banking, investing services, and blockchain technology.

Blockchain

Blockchain technology, originally block chain, is designed to help secure blocks of information and promote transparency between business transactions. Recent use of the blockchain is seen in cryptocurrency and smart contracts which have reshaped the way many companies are doing business.

A.I.

Artificial intelligence (AI, also machine intelligence, MI) is changing the way we interact with machines. A.I. assistants, service chatbots, and machine learning algorithms are revolutionizing the speed at which we do business and how we explore online.

Featured Speakers

Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott

Keynote Speaker

In 2017 Don Tapscott was named the world’s most influential leader in digital thinking, as well as the second-most influential living management thinker overall. Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored over 15 books, including “Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Underlying Bitcoin is Changing Business, Money”. View Don’s Ted Talk.

Don founded the Blockchain Research Institute whose 70+ projects are the definitive investigation into blockchain strategy, use-cases, implementation challenges and organizational transformations. Don’s keynote is sponsored by Goldman Sachs.

Shamoil Shipchandler

Shamoil Shipchandler

Regional Director – Fort Worth Office
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Leemon Baird

Leemon Baird

Founder & CTO
Swirlds, Inc.

Founder
Hashgraph

Dave Copps

Dave Copps

Entrepreneur & Technologist
Founder & former CEO
Brainspace

Chris Tyrrell

Chris Tyrrell

Vice President, Management and Strategy Group, Securities Division Compliance
Goldman Sachs

Christopher Calicott

Christopher Calicott

Managing Director
Trammell Venture Partners

Lacey Shrum

Lacey Shrum

Owner
H7 Consulting

Sarah Strobhar

Sarah Strobhar

Enterprise Account Executive
Onera, Inc.

David Hirsch

David Hirsch

Enforcement Attorney
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Jason Kelley

Jason Kelley

General Manager, Blockchain Services
IBM

Arnold Spencer

Arnold Spencer

General Counsel
Coinsource
Spencer & Associates

Richard Margolin

Richard Margolin

CTO & Co-Founder
RoboKind

Raffi Gostanian

Raffi Gostanian

Founder & CEO
Proactive Patents

Mark Hopkins

Mark Hopkins

IBM Futurist & Blockchain Evangelist
CEO
Roger Wilco, Inc.

Darsh Singh

Darsh Singh

Investor
Managing Partner
Hazoor Partners

Nimit Patel

Nimit Patel

Co-Managing Partner
NextProtocol Capital

Hubert Zajicek

Hubert Zajicek

CEO & Co-Founder
Health Wildcatters

David Matthews

David Matthews

Managing Director
REVTECH

James Joyce

James Joyce

CEO / CTO
Ether-Mass

Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown

CEO
Modular Networks

Ladar Levison

Ladar Levison

Founder & CEO
Lavabit

Doug Peckover

Doug Peckover

Co-Founder
Theft-Proof Data

Innovation Showcase Participants

Sponsors

Community and Media Partners

Summit Schedule

Day 1 Wed, April 18th

  • 4:30pm
    Blockchain Research Institute Executive Briefing (Invitation Only)
    Don Tapscott – Founder, Blockchain Research Institute
    JSOM Executive Dining Room 1.606
  • 6:00pm
    Keynote: “Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies: Winning in The Next Era of the Internet”
    Don Tapscott- Founder, Blockchain Research Institute
    Presented by Goldman Sachs
    Davidson Gundy Alumni Center (Ballroom ABC)
  • 7:00pm
    Sponsor & Speakers Reception (Invitation Only)
    Davidson Gundy Alumni Center (Lawn)

Day 2 Thu, April 19th

  • 8:00 am
    Breakfast Keynote: “When Distributed Ledgers Are Lightning Fast, What Will You Build?”
    Leemon Baird, Founder & CTO, Swirlds Inc. & Hashgraph
    Davidson Gundy Alumni Center (Ballroom ABC)
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Tracks / Breakout Sessions (SEE BELOW)
  • 12:00 pm
    Sponsored Lunch Keynote: “The Incredible Promise and Radical Change of a World Augmented and Automated by Artificial Intelligence”
    Dave Copps, Entrepreneur & Technologist, Founder and former CEO, Brainspace
    Davidson Gundy Alumni Center (Ballroom ABC)
  • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    UT Dallas Emerging Technologies Meetup
    Hosted by the Blockchain Club
    Meet students and academic leaders from UT Dallas with expertise in these critical emerging technologies: financial technology, cybersecurity, AI, and blockchain. Learn about UTD’s research and academic offerings and understand how you can get involved to support these initiatives.
    JSOM Executive Dining Room 1.606

Day 2 – TRACK ONE
Davidson Gundy Alumni Center (Ballroom A)


9:00 am
Distributed Ledger Security and Attack Resilience
Leemon Baird (Swirlds Inc., Hashgraph)
Interviewed by Chris Tyrell (Goldman Sachs)

10:00 am
Blockchain Patent Trends – Filing Coverage Areas and Strategies
Raffi Gostanian (Intellectual Property Attorney)

10:50 am
Federal Regulation of Cryptocurrencies
Shamoil Shipchandler (SEC) and David Hirsch (SEC)

11:40 am
Rewire Business with Blockchain to Drive New Value
Jason Kelley (IBM Global Business Services)

Day 2 – TRACK TWO
Davidson Gundy Alumni Center (Ballroom B)


9:00 am
The Future of Retail is Driven By Machine Learning and AI
Sarah Strobhar (Onera) and Chris Ripley (Smarter Sorting)
Moderated by David Matthews (REVTECH)

10:00 am
Insights from Early Blockchain Investors & Technologists
Mark Hopkins (Roger Wilco, Inc.), Christopher Calicott (Trammell Venture Partner), Nimit Patel (NextProtocol Capital), Darsh Singh (Hazoor Partners)

10:50 am
State of the Contract: Smart versus Stagnant
Lacey Shrum (H7 Consulting)

11:40 am
The Evolution of Money
Arnold Spencer (
Coinsource)

Day 2 – TRACK THREE
Davidson Gundy Alumni Center (Ballroom C)


9:00 am
A New Era of Security and Encryption
Doug Peckover (Theft-Proof Data), Ladar Levison (Lavabit), Christopher Brown (Modular Networks)
Moderated by James Joyce (Ether-Mass)

10:00 am
Company Pitches – Part 1
Amplifai  •  Parkhub

10:50 am
Emerging Technology for a Better World
Brian Magierski (Nano Vision) and Richard Margolin (RoboKind)
Moderated by Hubert Zajicek (Health Wildcatters)

11:40 am
Company Pitches – Part 2
Jog.ai  •  Shep  •  Vertalo

Location

About the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center

The Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center is an inspirational space, intended to motivate aspiration among students and serve as a touchpoint for alumni, fostering connections between current alumni and alumni to come. Called a “gateway to the future” by its namesake donors, the facility is a building within a park, featuring sun-catching screens that create the illusion of comets moving through the cosmos. In addition to serving as an on-campus home for alumni, the facility accommodates rentals for meetings, conferences and other events.

About the University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas is a Carnegie R1 classification (Doctoral Universities – Highest research activity) institution, located in a suburban setting 20 miles north of downtown Dallas. Established by Eugene McDermott, J. Erik Jonsson and Cecil Green, the founders of Texas Instruments, UT Dallas is a young institution driven by the entrepreneurial spirit of its founders and their commitment to academic excellence.

Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center

800 W Campbell Rd Richardson, TX 75080

Projects

The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and UTD’s world class engineering capstone design program, UTDesign, are teaming up to help businesses initiate and develop the next generation of blockchain applications. If your company is interested in working with UT Dallas to develop an application…