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2017 Blockchain Forum

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 7:30AM-12PM EDT
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 7:30AM-12PM EDT
2017-09-20 07:30:00 2017-09-20 12:00:00 America/New_York 2017 Blockchain Forum See more details at: , , ,

Event Details



Online registration for this event has closed.  Onsite registration will be available.

Attendees of this event will be eligible for 4 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs)

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) invites you to the 2017 Blockchain Forum on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the Renaissance Washington in Washington, D.C. The blockchain Forum is ACT-IAC’s inaugural outreach and collaboration-building forum with the blockchain community.

The purpose of this forum is to:

  • Promote a deeper understanding of blockchain – what it does and what it doesn't do
  • Generate a discussion—led by blockchain implementers—on the value and benefits of government and industry
  • Advance public, private, and cross-discipline collaboration for continued advancement and appropriate application of blockchain technology across all mission spaces


Keynote Speaker:

  • Susie AdamsChief Technology Officer, Microsoft
  • J. Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman, United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission



  • Combiz AbdolrahimiDeputy Government Chair of the 2017 Blockchain Forum & Senior Policy Advisor, United States Department of the Treasury (Moderator)
  • Dr. Victoria Adams, Senior Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Jose ArrietaGovernment Chair of the 2017 Blockchain Forum & Director of IT 70 Schedule Contract Operations, United States General Services Administration (Moderator)
  • Paul DiPietraBiometrics & Digital Identity, IBM Global Business Services
  • Chris Doten, Chief Innovation Officer, National Democratic Institute 
  • John Edge, Co-founder DISC, Fellow MIT Connection Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology  
  • Craig FischerUnited States Department of the Treasury
  • Mark FiskPartner, IBM Digital, Global Business Services
  • Todd HagerDeputy Industry Chair of the 2017 Blockchain Forum & Vice President, Strategy Innovation, and Quality, Macro Solutions (Moderator)
  • Rouven Heck, Project Lead, Digital Identity, ConsenSys
  • Andrew Keys, Head of Global Business Development, ConsenSys
  • Todd Miller, U.S. Representative, ChromaWay 
  • David NguyenChief Executive Officer, United Solutions
  • Eric PisciniGlobal Blockchain Leader, Deloitte
  • Jessica RenierSenior Adviser, Domestic Finance, United States Department of the Treasury (Moderator)
  • Mark WetjenDepository Trust & Clearing Corporation
  • A. Michelle WhiteDirector of Shared Services & IT Products Contract OperationsUnited States General Services Administration
  • Mark White, Industry Chair of the 2017 Blockchain Forum & Principal, Innovation Office, Chief Technologist, Deloitte (Moderator)
  • Aleksandar Zelenovic, Strategy and Consulting Practice Lead, Sapient Consulting, Public Sector


Training Costs

  • Government: $0 
  • Industry Member: $250
  • Non-Member: $400


ACT-IAC events are intended to provide an objective and vendor-neutral collaborative environment where government and industry can work together on issues of mutual interest and forge relationships based on trust.  Attendees are requested to avoid using this forum for business development purposes.


J. Christopher Giancarlo
Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Susie Adams
Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft’s Federal Government