North America AGENDA

STAGE 2 | 5-6 June 2024

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Chairpersons welcome and opening remarks

Victoria Chynoweth

Contributor

Forbes Digital Assets

10:05AM - 10:35 AM

Keynote – Revolutionizing Aerospace: Implementing Blockchain Distributed Ledger Technology within Enterprise Operations

Join Al Salour, Technical Fellow at Boeing, as he explores the intersection of aerospace engineering and blockchain technology. Discover how version control ensures compliance and minimizes errors in development and production phases. Learn about the importance of securing intellectual property in data exchange, and the limitations of current tools in tracking permissions. Salour introduces an advanced method for secure technical data sharing, offering enhanced protection and traceability. Explore the benefits of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) in bolstering security, transparency, and accuracy in data communication.

Al Salour,

Technical Fellow

The Boeing Company

10:40 AM - 11:25 AM

Panel – Driving Blockchain for Enterprise Growth Through Innovation

Explore enterprise expansion through blockchain-enabled convergence.

Key takeaways: 

  • Demonstrating how integrating blockchain technology within enterprises streamlines operations, reduces costs, and enhances transparency, thereby fostering growth opportunities.
  • Highlighting the power of collaborative innovation in driving blockchain solutions for enterprise growth, showcasing successful partnerships and strategies for scalable implementation.
  • Discussing the importance of understanding and navigating regulatory frameworks in blockchain adoption, empowering enterprises to expand sustainably while ensuring compliance and security.
MODERATOR: Daniela Barbosa General Manager Blockchain and Identity, Linux Foundation
and Executive Director, Hyperledger Foundation

Daniel Pietrzykoski
Technical Strategy & Product Innovation – Blockchain / IoT Technology
Johnson & Johnson

Mark Rakhmilevich
Vice President of Product Management
Oracle

11:25 AM - 11:55 PM

Networking Break

11:55 AM - 12:25 PM

Presentation - Illuminating the Future: Digital Assets Transformation of Finance and Industry

Dive into the innovative fusion of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC), Deposit Tokens, and Tokenized Bonds, propelling leading banks and financial institutions into a new era of more efficient global settlement and clearing. 

Key takeaways: 

  • Discover how asset tokenization is advancing Green DeFi initiatives in renewable industries with tokenized solar RECs and carbon offsets. 
  • Learn how NFTs in the enterprise are revolutionizing financing agreements and rewards, tracking training & certifications, and securing IP for 3D printed parts. 
  • See how Real-World Assets (RWA) tokenization is enhancing liquidity and traceability for real estate, commodities, and other illiquid assets. 

Join Mark Rakhmilevich, VP of Blockchain Products & Strategy at Oracle, as he delves into the revolutionary potential of digital assets and discover how Oracle Blockchain technologies are paving the way for these groundbreaking trends.

Mark Rakhmilevich

Vice President of Product Management

Oracle

12:30 pM - 1:00 pM

Presentation - Identifying the Next Wave of Generational Solana Projects

This presentation will shed light on emerging trends in the Solana ecosystem, with a particular focus on the funding landscape. It will discuss potential opportunities and strategies for funders (whether investors or not) to identify and engage with the most promising projects.

Andrea Baglioni

Head of Capital & Grants

Solana Foundation

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch Networking Break

Hyperledger Silicon Valley meetup

Head over to Room 207 during the lunch break for the Hyperledger Meetup ‘AMA: Ask the Hyperledger Executive Director & CTO Anything’.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Panel – Social Impact Through Blockchain and Web3

Explore how blockchain and Web3 technologies empower marginalised communities.

Key takeaways: 

  • Review how real-world assets are tokenized, expanding investment choices and liquidity.
  • Explore upcoming trends like fractional ownership and regulatory changes, shaping the future of asset digitization.
  • Discuss how tokenisation democratizes access to assets, making transactions more efficient and lowering costs for investors and owners.

MODERATOR: Daniela Barbosa
General Manager Blockchain and Identity, Linux Foundation and Executive Director
Hyperledger Foundation

Autumn Moss Penaloza
Head of Global Community
Algorand Foundation

Ettore Rossetti
Head Advisor, Technology/Marketing and Innovation Partnerships
Save the Children

Arry Yu
Head of Strategy (US)
Global Business Blockchain Council (GBBC)

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM

Presentation – Blockchain, AI and IoT - Locks, energy efficiency, sustainability in optimizing the value of Real Estate Assets

Tim Duong

CEO & Co-Founder

Realcoin

3:25 PM - 4:10 PM

Panel – CBDC's, the Devil's Spawn or the Future of Money

Engage in a lively discussion as the panel explores diverse viewpoints on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), framing the debate around whether they are considered the “Devil’s Spawn” or herald the “Future of Money”. 

Delve into the potential societal impacts of CBDCs, considering how they may influence financial inclusion, privacy concerns, and the overall dynamics of the traditional banking system. 

Key takeaways: 

  •  Exploration of societal impacts including financial inclusion, privacy, and effects on traditional banking. 
  • Diverse viewpoints from the panel to a offer comprehensive understanding of the CBDC debate. 

MODERATOR: Kevin Soltani

Founder

GIMA Group

Kristopher Klaich

Policy Director

The Digital Chamber

David Schwartz

Projects & Strategic Partnerships Director

Litecoin Foundation

Mark Rakhmilevich

Vice President of Product Management

Oracle

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Networking Break

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

Presentation - Diversifying Your Retirement Portfolio with Digital Currencies

Learn how to invest your IRA or 401(k) funds in cryptocurrencies. With a self-directed IRA (SDIRA), you can combine the potential upside of the blockchain and decentralized currency with tax-advantaged growth. In this session, discover the essentials of digital currencies and SDIRAs. You will learn the do’s and don’ts, potential benefits, and critical steps for adding digital currencies to your retirement planning. Rounding off the session, there will be a 10-minute Q&A to address your specific questions and clarify any uncertainties you might have about incorporating digital assets into your retirement strategy.

Bill Neville

Business Development Manager

The Entrust Group

4:55 PM - 5:25 PM

Presentation – Making On-Chain the Next Online

This keynote will serve as a guide for building onchain, covering essentials for creating decentralized apps (or “dapps”) on Coinbase’s Base and addressing crucial security considerations. Coinbase Chief Security Officer, Philip Martin will discuss the evolving security landscape—including ransomware, supply chain vulnerabilities, and social engineering—and highlight Coinbase’s commitment to security, building responsibly, and user protection. The presentation aims to increase awareness of security best practices within the crypto industry, build trust among users and stakeholders, and inspire industry-wide adoption of responsible growth strategies and collaboration for continuous improvement of security on decentralized blockchain platforms. 

Philip Martin

Chief security officer

Coinbase

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Chairperson's Closing Remarks

Victoria Chynoweth

Contributor at Forbes Digital Assets

Forbes Digital Assets

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

10:05AM - 10:35 AM

Tokenised World – Perspectives on What's to Come

Overview of the current state of tokenisation and insights into future trends

Key takeaways:

  • Understanding the diverse range of assets being tokenized across industries, highlighting the growing adoption and adaptation of blockchain technology
  • Insight into anticipated trends in tokenization, such as increased regulatory clarity, interoperability between different tokenized assets, and the rise of decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms
  • Recognizing the transformative power of tokenized assets in reshaping traditional business models

10:40 AM - 11:25 AM

Driving Blockchain for Enterprise Growth Through Innovation

Exploring enterprise expansion through blockchain-enabled convergence involves examining how blockchain technology serves as a catalyst for innovation, fostering growth and transformation across various sectors

Key takeaways:

  • Blockchain as catalyst for enterprise growth, understand how blockchain convergence drives innovation
  • Macro and Micro Initiatives, exploring both broad industry-level initiatives, optimize processes, reduce costs, and create new revenue streams
  • Discuss constraints, limitations and challenges across blockchain industries
  • Delve into the critical aspects of privacy, security and integration, ensuring data integrity, compliance and operational resilience

Daniel Pietrzykoski, Technical Strategy & Product Innovation, Blockchain / IoT Technology at Johnson & Johnson

11:25 AM - 11:55 AM

Networking Break

11:55 AM - 12:25 PM

Play-to-Earn (P2E) - Passing Fad or the Future of Gaming?

Assessing whether Play-to-Earn (P2E) is just another passing fad or the future of gaming.

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Presentation – Next-gen NFTs: From Digital Art to Real-World Utility

Uncover the expanding horizons of NFTs, moving beyond art to practical applications like real estate, intellectual property protection, ticketing, and more

Key takeaways: 

  • Next-generation NFTs are expanding beyond digital art, encompassing practical applications such as real estate, intellectual property protection, ticketing, and more
  • NFTs are being leveraged to provide real-world utility, including fractional ownership of physical assets like real estate and art
  • NFTs offer innovative solutions to longstanding challenges, such as providing immutable records of ownership

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch Networking Break

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Panel – Supply Chain Revolution: Blockchain's Role in Boosting Transparency

Assess the  revolutionary impact of blockchain on supply chains, focusing on boosting transparency, traceability, efficiency, and authenticity

Key takeaways:

  • Blockchain technology revolutionizes supply chains by providing transparent and immutable records of transactions
  • Blockchain enables end-to-end traceability, allowing stakeholders to track products from origin to destination, reducing the risk of fraud, counterfeiting, and unauthorized alterations
  • By automating processes and reducing manual interventions, blockchain streamlines supply chain operations

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM

Presentation – The Future of DeFi - Decentralisation & Regulation

We explore key regulations and their influence on the crypto businesses. Learn what role decentralization will play and most importantly the right approach to the changing landscape

Key takeaways:

  • The presentation emphasizes the central role of decentralization in the future of DeFi, highlighting its potential to democratize finance, reduce reliance on intermediaries, and increase financial inclusion
  • Discussions revolve around the intersection of decentralization and regulation in DeFi, exploring the challenges and opportunities associated with regulatory compliance, consumer protection, and legal frameworks

3:25 PM - 3:40 PM

Chairperson's Closing Remarks