Day 1 – March 11, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, Congressional Blockchain Caucus
The Role of Digital Assets and the Evolution of Regulatory Frameworks
The public and the private sector are increasingly engaged in the use of digital assets and developing new business models. During this panel, you will hear government officials, industry leaders, and their advisors discuss these new business models and how they interact with the regulatory environment.
Amy Steele, Partner, Audit & Assurance, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Craig Fischer, Innovation Program Manager, U.S. Dept. of the Treasury (Invited)
Wendy Henry, Principal, GPS Blockchain Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Alison McArdle, Director of Compliance, Fidelity Digital Assets
Richard Walker, Financial Services Blockchain Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Mike Cagney, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Provenance
Blythe Masters, Advisory Board Member, Figure Technologies
Wasim Ahmad, Chief Crypto Officer, Vault 12
Coffee & Networking Break
Digital Dollar Project
J. Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman Emeritus, CFTC and Founder, the Digital Dollar Project
Banking on Blockchain – How Banks Are Looking at Digital Assets
Banks and other “traditional” financial services players are reacting to strong interest from clients to engage with digital assets. What are the key areas of opportunity, the considerations, and areas of friction that need to be resolved to enable institutional engagement?
Christine Parker, Partner, Reed Smith
Micah Kerr, Head Architect of Commercial Payments & Blockchain Guru, Discover Financial Services
Debbie A. Toennies, Managing Director Global Head of Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Investment Bank, J.P. Morgan
Sal Ternullo, Director, Blockchain Advisory, KPMG
The Evolution of Custodian Services in the Age of Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets
The demand for digital asset custody solutions varies with each type of user, and as such, there is no single regulatory construct that meets the market demand for all asset types and all user types. As a result, the current landscape is evolving with both challenges and opportunities to meet the industry demand and the regulatory expectations for digital asset custody services.
Dana Syracuse, Partner, Perkins Coie
Blockchain Infrastructure – What’s On the Horizon for Capital Markets?
Will a new decade bring a fresh tailwind? Companies and financial institutions have increased their focus on providing new products and services involving digital assets to meet customer demand; and yet, obstacles remain. Our expert panelists will discuss how institutions are leveraging blockchain in capital markets – whether for clearing and settling of securities, custody, or other service offerings — and what lies ahead to enable success.
Steve Gatti, Partner, Clifford Chance
Aaron Kaplan, Co-CEO, Prometheum
Moad Fahmi, Senior Advisor, Supervision (Financial Technology), Bermuda Monetary Authority
Nathan McCauley, Co-Founder & CEO, Anchorage
Valerie Szczepanik, Senior Advisor for Digital Assets, Securities & Exchange Commission
Perianne Boring, Founder & President, Chamber of Digital Commerce
Catherine Coley, CEO, Binance.US
KPMG Cocktail Reception
Day 2 – March 12, 2020
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Chamber of Digital Commerce New Member Orientation
Chamber members, if you are interested in attending the New Member Orientation please contact our membership team.
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
The Future of Money
Central banks around the world are exploring issuing fiat on the blockchain. Private companies are issuing many different types of stablecoins. Commercial banks are issuing tokens too. How is the financial and monetary system evolving with the introduction of this technology.
J. Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman Emeritus, CFTC & Founder, the Digital Dollar Project
Robert Bench, Director of Applied FinTech Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Colleen Sullivan, Partner & CEO, CMT Digital
How Blockchain is Strengthening Supply Chain
Blockchain technology is transforming supply chain management. Having a single source of truth with a shared ledger allows for greater collaboration, transparency, and traceability. Hear from industry pioneers that are reimagining the way businesses trade globally.
Jonathan Johnson, CEO, Overstock; President, Medici Ventures
Jacob Ner David, Co-Founder & CEO, Vinsent
Luis Macias, CEO, GrainChain
IoT + Blockchain. Authenticating real-world operating data for DeFi
As blockchain and smart contract technology continue to evolve toward financing physical goods and equipment, the need for authenticated operating data from IoT will grow exponentially. We will explore the role of the Vitro Oracle in the authentication and on-chain delivery of the vital IoT data driving trustless smart contract executions.
David Goodman, CEO, Vitro Technology
Running Hot but Smart, and Scaling Safely – Data Center Management Solutions Hold the Key to Realizing Blockchain Technology’s Full Potential
The one area of blockchain technology that tends to not get a lot of visibility are the requirements for the datacenter supporting the blockchain infrastructure, and the continued demand from transaction settlement. A way to avoid over provisioning and or incorrectly reading the blockchain’s demand for power and cooling, without impacting processing and or settlement is by implementing Intel Data Center Manager.
George Clement, Senior Solution Architect, Data Center Management, Intel
Global AML Standards Are Incoming: What FATF Means for Financial Institutions
Discussion about the new FATF Framework almost one year later, how industry is responding from governance and technological approach, and the unique environment in the U.S. around the Funds travel and transfer rules which may not be in place globally.
Jason Weinstein, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson; Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Dept. of Justice
Esteban Castano, Co-Founder & CEO, TRM Labs
Eden Doniger, General Counsel & Chief Complince Officer, BitPay
Stephen Ryan, COO, CipherTrace
Cracking Crypto Custody
Cryptoassets have arrived in a big way. The top 100 cryptoassets now value more than $300 billion, increasingly drawing institutional investment dollars. And thus many traditional custodians and crypto-native startups are looking to develop capabilities to meet the needs of institutional cryptoasset owners, requiring them to build or buy cryptoasset custody solutions designed to meet their specific needs. However requirements of cryptoasset custody create unique challenges for enterprises looking to transform. Come learn more about these unique challenges through four critical building blocks for successful crypto custody.
Mike Krajecki, Managing Director, Consulting, KPMG
Eva Kaili, Member, European Parliament for Greece Chair, European Parliament’s Science & Technology Options Assessment
U.S. Competitiveness On Blockchain Technology
Countries around the world have embraced the power of blockchain technology and are actively working to promote its growth. The United States has responded with questions on how to regulate it, prompting concerns that it will not be among the leaders as this technology flourishes. How do we achieve a healthy balance of promoting innovation with light-touch guardrails? What can we learn from other regions that have forged ahead, and what steps are needed to catalyze US leadership in blockchain?
Matthew Comstock, Shareholder, Murphy & McGonigle
U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, Congressional Blockchain Caucus
Jerry Cuomo, IBM Fellow & VP of Blockchain, IBM
James Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Commerce International Trade Administration
James Wo, CEO & Founder, Digital Finance Group
Coffee & Networking Break
Heath Tarbert, Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Fireside Chat: A Brief Debrief of the Amicus Brief
Amy Davine Kim, Chief Policy Officer, Chamber of Digital Commerce
Lilya Tessler, Partner, Sidley Austin
Panel: Token Jurisdiction: Deep Dive into SEC and CFTC Oversight
Discussion about the future of regulatory oversight for the spot markets and digital tokens. How should the agencies settle the question of what is a security, and what is not?
Paul Atkins, CEO, Patomak Global Partners; Former Commissioner, Securities & Exchange Commission
Thomas Chippas, CEO, ErisX
Hester Peirce, Commissioner, Securities & Exchange Commission
Brian Quintenz, Commissioner, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
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