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Presentation Materials from November 2019 COI meeting



ACT-IAC Emerging Technology Community of Interest
Blockchain Shark Tank
November 19, 2019

ACT-IAC hosted a successful Blockchain Shark Tank where 9 projects presented on their blockchain innovation using data as a strategic asset. The 9 finalists were:

Project Title


Copia Chain: Microelectronics Lifecycle Attestation

Colvin Run Networks


Trusted Indexing


Health Information Exchange (AUDIENCE CHOICE WINNER)

Leidos, Inc

Decentralized Data for Consumer Data Protection


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Veterans Benefits Digital Wallet

Accenture Federal Services

Modernizing Supply Chain by Blockchain


Speed and Security of Employee Transfers with Blockchain (JUDGES CHOICE WINNER)


Lobby Chain

Lobby Chain/Jason Brett


These projects were reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges (Sharks):

  • Adam Goldberg, Director and Exec Architect, Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT) US Department of Treasury
  • Bajinder Paul, Assistant CIO, US Department of Agriculture
  • Sherri Sokol, Information Technology Specialist, Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Craig Fischer, Supervisory Program Manager, Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT) US Department of Treasury
  • Mike Wetklow, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Division Director for Financial Management, National Science Foundation


Photos from the event are available here.


Judges Choice Winner
"Speed and Security of Employee Transfers with Blockchain" by IBM
IBM will present their winning project to the Federal CTO Council

Audience Choice Winner
"Health Information Exchange" by Leidos, Inc

ET COI Business Leads:  Jeremy Wood and Todd Hager
Session Leads and Emcees: Frederic de Vaulx and Sudha Venkateswaran

Document Date: 
Nov 19, 2019
Author (organization): 
ACT-IAC Emerging Technology COI
Document type: 
Emerging Technology