Are you ready for the transformational platform of the future? Blockchain is HERE today!
The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) hosted a very successful Blockchain forum in September of 2017 where government and industry were provided an understanding of the capabilities of Blockchain as well as Lightning Presentations on those in existence in the U.S. and internationally. ACT-IAC is planning its second and more in-depth Blockchain forum scheduled on April 3, 2018, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. This day forum will take Blockchain to the next steps in sharing existing mature global market examples, regulatory impacts, and live demonstrations along with the introduction of an Blockchain implementation playbook.
The purpose of this Forum is to:
- Educate participants on potential application areas and use cases for blockchain technology by exploring real-world implementations in the U.S. and around the world.
- Generate a discussion—led by government officials and private sector executives who have implemented a blockchain solution—on lessons learned value, and benefits for governments and industry.
- Advance public, private, and cross-discipline collaboration for continued advancement and appropriate application of blockchain technology across all mission spaces.
At the Forum, government and industry leaders from the U.S. and around the world will present real-world application areas and use cases for blockchain technology through a series of interactive live demos and Ted-like talks.
- Jose Arrieta, Government Chair of the 2018 Blockchain Forum, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Moderator)
- Combiz Abdolrahimi, Deputy Industry Chair of the 2018 Blockchain Forum, Special Advisor to the FedID Planning Committee & Former Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of the Treasury (Moderator)
- Tim Cummins, President, International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM)
- Craig Fischer, Innovation Program Manager, U.S. Department of Treasury
- Mark Fisk, Partner - Public Service Blockchain Leader, IBM Digital
- Daniel Gorfine, Chief Innovation Officer, and Director, LabCFTC, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
- Todd Hager, Industry Deputy Chair of the 2018 Blockchain Forum, Vice President, Macro Solutions
- Brian Huerbsch, Lead Research Analyst, Thomson Reuters
- Marcel Jemio, Chief Data Architect, Office of Personnel Management
- Anil John, Program Manager, Cybersecurity Division, Department of Homeland Security
- Caitlin Long, Former Chairman & President, Symbiont
- Jim Nasr, Vice President of Technology & Innovation, Synchrogenix, a Certara company
- David Nguyen, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, United Solutions
- Robert Palatnick, Chief IT Architect, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation.
- Sunil Sabharwal, U.S. Alternate Executive Director, International Monetary Fund
- Robert “Bob” Schukai, Global Head of Design, Digital Identity Solutions, Thomson Reuters
- Tony Scott, former U.S. CIO
- Jim Williams, Partner, Schambach & Williams Consulting
- Aleksandar Zelenovic, Strategy and Consulting Practice Lead, Sapient Consulting, Public Sector
- General Services Administration along with United Solutions and Sapient
- Office of Personnel Management
- Others being confirmed
Leaders from the ACT-IAC Emerging Technology Community of Interest (COI) Blockchain Working Group will discuss how they assembled a government and industry working group to create the government blockchain primer to help agencies build the foundational understanding. They will also discuss the government blockchain playbook (to be published in April) that will help agencies move forward with continued development and appropriate deployment of blockchain technology, and provide guidance on building a customized, agency-specific implementation strategy.
The Forum will also feature panel discussions by some of the key regulators, policymakers, and industry leaders on the importance of modernization, governance, and a balanced regulatory and policy approach that maximizes the benefits of innovation and minimizes the risks. The Forum will conclude with remarks from Sunil Sabharwal, United States Alternate Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Whether you are just learning about blockchain technology, are assessing whether blockchain technology is the right solution for your agency or business, or somewhere in between, the ACT-IAC 2018 Blockchain Forum is for you. This Forum provides participants with an in-depth look at how a tailored, blockchain implementation solution is developed and executed from start to finish. It also provides detailed information regarding what blockchain technology is, its evolution, real-world use cases and implementations, its potential to change the future, and how governments and industry can turn that potential into reality. Along with top level keynote speeches, excellent content, and the ability to join in interactive discussions with worldwide government and industry leaders, the Forum is on the list of “must attend” for people, businesses, and government agencies who are interested in blockchain technology and are ready to explore the value and benefits for them.
- ACT Members (Government): $0
- IAC Member: $295
- 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.