Speaker Agenda

Wednesday October 17, 2018

LOCATION: River Roast Social Club

315 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654, USA

8:00 - 9:15

Registration & Breakfast

Enter on the second level of River Roast Social Club located at 315 N LaSalle Dr. 

9:15 - 11:00

BLOCKCHAIN BOOTCAMP

9:15 - 9:20

Opening Remarks & Introduction

Mahyar Akhbari | Partner, Untraceable

9:20 - 9:35

What is a Blockchain? The Basics Behind a Revolutionary Technology

Hannah Rosenberg | Director, Blockchain Institute

9:35 - 9:50

Blockchain – Not just a buzzword for your bottom-line

Sana Badhwar | Founder, Nexwork Inc.

9:50 - 10:05

A Crash Course on Smart Contracts

Steven Gattuso | Token Engineer, ConsenSys

10:05 - 10:20

Blockchain Enterprise Applications: Opportunities and Challenges

Mohamed El Kandri

Program Manager | The BlockchainHub 

CEO | Fast Access Blockchain

10:20 - 10:35

Full-Time Crypto Insights from influencer Kenn Bosak 

Kenn Bosak | Co-founder, Justlearncrypto.com

10:35 - 10:50

Tokenized Loyalty Programs – More efficient, intelligent, and engaging, and the future of truly rewarding loyalty

Maleeha Alvi | Co-founder, Eatonomy Corp

10:50 - 11:00

GIVEAWAY!

11:00 - 11:20

BREAK

BLOCKCHAIN BOOTCAMP ENDS

11:20 - 11:30

Evolution of the Blockchain Community and the Intercept of Blockchain Loyalty

Tracy Leparulo | CEO, Untraceable

11:30 - 11:35

Opening from Host Sponsor DigitalBits

Al Burgio | CEO, DigitalBits

11:35 - 11:55

Change What Matters: A Discussion of the Changes that Impact Customer Engagement and Loyalty

Bill Hanifin | Founder, The Wise Marketer

11:55 - 12:30

PANEL: Loyalty 3.0 –

Blockchain the Next Loyalty Disruptor

Al Burgio

CEO,

DigitalBits

Julie Lyle

Former CMO,

Walmart

Nadine Rubin

Operations,

RewardOps

Don Sheluga

Director of Loyalty

Operations,

Hertz

Ruth Plater

Founder,

Radial Path

12:30 - 1:15

LUNCH

1:15 - 1:35

FIRESIDE CHAT: Fuzzy Math

Robert Gregory

Founder | Educated Risk

Bradley Rotter

Vice Chair | Rivetz

1:35 - 1:50

Usecase: Enterprise & Blockchain

Raul Jordan | Partner, zk Capital

1:50 - 2:25

PANEL: Investing in Blockchain Technology

Bradley Rotter 

Vice Chair,

Rivetz

Brennan Nacol 

COO, BlockEdge Capital

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Jeff Pulver

Vice Chairman,

Alchemist

Nithin Eapen

CIO, Arcadia

Crypto Ventures

Daniel Jiwoong Im

CTO, Coinscious

2:25 - 2:45

Blockchain for the Masses 

Al Burgio | CEO & Founder, DigitalBits

2:45 - 3:05

BREAK

3:05 - 3:25

When Blockchain and Loyalty Programs Meet: Introducing Smart Securities

Jeff Pulver

Vice Chairman | Alchemist Group 

VoIP Pioneer

3:25 - 3:55

PANEL: The Current State of Loyalty Programs from a Business and Consumer Perspective

David Feldman
Director Loyalty Strategy,

Catchit Loyalty

Tonisha Hood

Manager, Marketing Planning & Strategy, Sears Holding Corporation |

Chief Creative Strategy Officer, Marveled Charm, LLC

Jay Sorensen

President, IdeaWorksCompany

Adeel Syed

Head of Product, Student Price Card

3:55 - 4:15

Security Tokens as a Loyalty System

Jason E. Barkeloo | CEO & Founder, Knowbella Tech

4:15 - 4:30

Outside the buzzwords - Finding Value in a Dedicated Blockchain

Emily Cornelius | Marketing Director, Equibit Group

4:30 - 4:55

Loyalty By The Billions

Jay Sorensen | President, IdeaWorksCompany

4:55 - 5:00

CLOSING REMARKS

Mahyar Akhbari | Partner, Untraceable

END OF CONFERENCE DAY 1

COCKTAILS & CONVERSATIONS - 

DRINKS ON HUBBARD

In partnership with The Chicago Blockchain Project

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Join us and the Chicago Blockchain Project at the Hubbard Inn - a European inspired tavern for cocktails and conversations.

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Hubbard Inn​

7:00 pm - 1:00 am

110 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA