Lara Aulestia
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Lara Aulestia

Lara Aulestia works with organizations on complex grassroots campaigns to engage voters, stakeholders and advocates, helping to solve difficult regulatory or corporate reputation problems using Artificial Intelligence, Online Advertising, Online Research and Analytics. For the last 7+ years she has worked on presidential, supreme court, state and multi-district campaigns across the country. She has directed the data, analytics...

Kyle Den Hartog
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Kyle Den Hartog

Kyle Den Hartog wants to see a world where passwords are eliminated as the primary form of authentication. This vision led him to be an eager contributor to the design and development of OpenSSI protocol along with other standards in the decentralized identity community. Loaded with a Bachelors of Computer Science from the University of...

Michael Henson
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Michael Henson

Michael Henson, a partner with the firm’s Intellectual Property practice, provides seasoned intellectual property counsel to businesses of varying sizes that trust him to employ his wide-ranging intellectual property prosecution and litigation experience to achieve positive results. Combining extensive patent and trademark prosecution experience with a litigation background, Michael offers his clients a unique approach...

Bill O’Connell
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Bill O’Connell

Bill is the Global Lead for Connected Vehicles at ConsenSys, Inc.  His group is helping automotive manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers to navigate the new world of blockchain as it relates to the vehicle itself.  ConsenSys is a venture studio designed to help companies take advantage of the power of blockchain. The company focuses on...

Phil Elsasser
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Phil Elsasser

As CTO, Phil and his team at Market Protocol are developing open source blockchain protocols allowing users to derive value from any asset throughtrust-less risk transference.

Joel S. Telpner
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Joel S. Telpner

Joel Telpner is a corporate and finance partner in the New York office of the international law firm Sullivan & Worcester and is the head of the Firm’s Fintech and Blockchain Practice Group. He is a seasoned advisor, strategist and problem solver. Mr. Telpner brings more than 30 years of legal experience in a career...

Michael Cushman
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Michael Cushman

Michael Cushman is a Sr. Fellow and Director of Consulting at the futurist think tank, The DaVinci Institute. He believes “future shock” is here.  People around the globe are afraid of missing the future and being left behind. Michael’s solution, called Strategic Futurism, encourages every individual and group to develop the latest anticipatory skills, take...

Michael ‘Indy’ Astleford
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Michael ‘Indy’ Astleford

Michael Astleford serves as part of the GBA Leadership team, bringing his expertise in rapid growth, start-up dynamics and business development to assist the organization and it’s efforts in strategy, operations, and communications. Gatherings stories and insight ranging from international off-shore racing to space launch vehicles (aka “rocket scientist”, with stops along the way in...

Dr. Tiffany Gray
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Dr. Tiffany Gray

Tiffany R. Gray, DrPH, MPH has over 8 years of experience in the field of public health, regulatory compliance and behavioral health research. Dr. Gray holds a Doctorate in Public Health in Health Behavior and a Master’s in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health, from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the...

Will Middleton
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Will Middleton

Will is the Chief Managing Member of Block Formation, a Richmond, VA based company focused on mining with a specialty in GPUs. Will started mining in December of 2016 forming two mining companies over the course of the following 13 months. Prior to his current role, Will spent time in the banking industry having originally...

Vance Brown
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Vance Brown

Vance Brown is the CEO of the National Cybersecurity Center. He also is Chairman and Co-founder of Cherwell Software. Previously, Vance was CEO of Cherwell from its inception until 2016. With customers in 40 countries, in 2014 Cherwell was recognized as one of the 101 fastest growing companies in North America by Deloitte’s Fast 500...

Daniel Riddell
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Daniel Riddell

Daniel serves as Ambassador/Adviser to the DECENT Foundation and has 20 years experience in the media/broadcast/software development industries. Daniel possess a keen understanding of all aspects of television and media workflows, from content acquisition and licensing through to broadcast and OTT distribution. In addition to this, he is well versed in content monetisation strategies as...

Mark Page
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Mark Page

Page is an accomplished software developer and technologist with over 25 years of experience building and managing development teams and complex projects. He specializes in the architecture, design and maintenance of enterprise-class web applications for government, retail and media. From 2011 – 2016, he served as VP of Software Development for CRW Systems, and as...

Lindsey Galloway
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Lindsey Galloway

Rebel AI brings simplicity and scale to digital advertising with products built to protect and secure programmatic media trading between premium publishers and advertisers.

Garry Jacobs
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Garry Jacobs

Garry Jacobs is an American author, researcher and consultant on business management, economic and social development, education and global governance. He is Chief Executive Officer and former Chairman of the Board of the World Academy of Art & Science; Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of World University Consortium; founder of Mira International, a management consultant...

Ed Corno
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Ed Corno

As a passionate information technology leader, Ed Corno’s abilities are unique, offering a combination of industry, technical knowledge and innovative creativity. Mr. Corno’s accomplishments in business and information technology have enable Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, HP and smaller organizations thrive and succeed in an ever-changing competitive marketplace. He approaches information technology from a comprehensive...

Remy Carpinito
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Remy Carpinito

Remy is the CEO and Founder of Esprezzo, the blockchain middleware platform making it accessible for all developers to build decentralized applications. Prior to founding Esprezzo Remy founded an EdTech company, CampusTap, which serves students and alumni within 50+ universities across the United States. Remy has been invited to speak on numerous blockchain panels globally and recently was...

Shawnna Hoffman
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Shawnna Hoffman

Presentation Information Convergence of AI, Blockchain & the Law Ms. Hoffman-Childress serves as the Global Co-Leader for the IBM Cognitive Legal Practice and is a member of the IBM Global Center of Competency. She was certified as an IBM Thought Leader in the capability of Consulting in 2015 and has two patents pending for Detecting...

Benjamin Chen
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Benjamin Chen

Presentation Information ERC20 vs ERC721: Token fungibility Case Study (Good Citizen Token) Security Aspect of Smart Contracts in Enterprise Applications Case Study (Good Citizen Token) Mr. Benjamin Chen is CTO and co-founder of Good Citizen Network, a blockchain-based, tokenized social network focusing on good deeds and volunteerism. He is a serious entrepreneur and gifted technologist....