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Overview of the event

The Blockchain Summit 2018 will be happening on September 17 - 18th, 2018 Boston. The Blockchain Conference 2018 will bring together a diverse range of experts who will discuss all the opportunities, challenges and exciting possibilities in innovation and disruption that can be leveraged in Boston using this technology.

On Day 1 - 17 September, 2018 : Blockchain for Enterprise

Blockchain technology is starting to encourage a direct value exchange over the internet. It is slowly moving towards mainstream adoption, and removing the friction in the exchange of value over the internet. It is fast approaching an inflection point where enterprise and greater mainstream adoption will ensue. As a result of the considerable structural advantages blockchain technology is expected to have significant impact on industries including payments, finance, insurance, energy, IoT, exchanges, music and many more. This track analyses just these impacts looking at various industries and the challenges and opportunities that blockchain will present to them.

On Day 2 - 18 September, 2018 : Blockchain Technology

The Main Goal of this summit is to create an accessible and a much more Diverse, Policy-oriented Platform where Business and Government Leaders can learn how Blockchain could impact their Organizations and Economies, and how they can seize the Opportunity to reap the maximum benefits this budding Technology has to offer.

Blockchain technology presents numerous opportunities for disruptive innovation. It enables global business transactions with less friction and more trust. Today, Bitcoin is just one of the several hundred applications that use Blockchain technology. It's been an impressive journey of transformation for Blockchain technology and it will be interesting to see where it takes us next!

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17 Speakers
17 Topics
100 Tickets

Conference Schedule

Day 1 : Enterprise Blockchain (September 17, 2018)
X Topic Abstract

How disciplined investment needs to be done in ICO and how to build enhanced NAV measurement when it comes to speculative valuation in Blockchain

Speaker Profile

I'm a Blockchain VC, currently General Partner of a blockchain VC Fund. Previously, I was a manager at Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Goldman Sachs, EU bank, IBM, HP. Had two start ups. Harvard alum. I have been a crypto investor since 2011 and also had been an accredited angel investor. I'm on board of few blockchain and non-blockchain companies across US, EU. HKS alum and sit on multiple HKS alumni board as development and fundraising chair. I sit on multiple blockchain and non-blockchain companies board as advisor, director. I'm also a mentor at multiple accelerators.

X Topic Abstract

Detwiler will share how Blockchain may or may not be a technology disruptor in food authenticity and regulatory compliance. Using his research and industry partnerships, he will work with participants to understand a SWOT analysis of Blockchain in this context, as well as facilitate participants as they develop a basic risk analysis model with Blockchain in mind.

Speaker Profile

Dr. Darin Detwiler, LP.D., M.A.Ed., is the Assistant Dean at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies. He is a professor of food regulatory policy, specializing in food safety, global economics of food and agriculture, Blockchain, and food authenticity. He additionally advises industry and government agencies, addressing food safety and authenticity issues in the U.S. and abroad. Detwiler recently received the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Distinguished Service Award (Sponsored by Food Safety Magazine.) Over the past 25 years, Detwiler has consulted with the USDA in strengthening food safety policies, particularly in the areas of consumer education, product labeling, and their pathogen reduction program. In addition to serving in various educational and advisory capacities, his committee work includes appointments to two terms as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection for USDA, where his work improved standards and policies related to risk-based sampling. As the senior policy coordinator for a national food safety organization, he evaluated pertinent regulatory issues for the USDA and the FDA as a consumer advocate in their stakeholder advisory group. He later served two terms as a council member for the Conference for Food Protection, identifying and addressing emerging problems of food safety to influence model laws and regulations among all government agencies. Detwiler received his doctorate of law and policy from Northeastern University with a research focus on state implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.

X Topic Abstract

The revolution with Blockchain lies in the fact that those who use the technology to share their health data can now own their data and even control its monetization. So how does Blockchain let individuals cut out "Trusted" Third Parties? How will such disintermediation transform the process of generating proof and real world evidence studies for life sciences? Will we have better, safer, more targeted drugs?

Speaker Profile

A graduate of HEC (Msc.), Sciences-Po (MPA) and La Sorbonne in philosophy (Ba), Alexis has a background in public policy, healthcare reform and strategic consulting. In 2013, he created the B2B department of French start-up Withings, acquired by Nokia in 2016. He became head of B2B for Nokia Digital Health and moved to the US in 2017 to leads its Boston office Alexis has driven the adoption of digital devices in healthcare with employers, medical providers and life sciences. This worked has involved managing the successful launch and customer implementation of SaaS solutions in Corporate Wellness and Patient Care and building a network of 150+ partners in the US and European eHealth ecosystem. A digital health evangelist, Alexis has promoted the vision that patient centric solutions are shifting the logic of healthcare from "fee for service" to "valuebased-care", creating new models for prevention in an ageing society. He has been an active keynote speaker (Connected Health, HIMSS, AHA, OECD etc.), a lobbyist, e.g., as a member of the GDPR working Group on eHealth for the EU commission and has authored publications, including a book on "The Revolution of eHealth"), blog articles and columns in leading newspapers Les Echos & Le Monde. As head of the Embleema Patient Blockchain consortium, Alexis is bringing together patients, life sciences and regulators to adopt a technology that can radically transform the drug development process by introducing a more inclusive way to generate proof, for safer and better care.

X Topic Abstract

For those less knowledgeable about blockchain, there are a few dangerous myths that keep getting circulated: 1) that blockchains are secure and "unhackable," and that blockchain transactions are anonymous. In reality, while data on ledgers may be immutable, there are still many ways someone can falsify transactions or carry out malicious attacks. Similarly, the most we can hope for today in most blockchain implementations is "pseudo-anonymity" that can quickly discover exactly who we are with very little effort. This session will discuss the current state of privacy, security, and identity on blockchains today, plus what we need to do moving forward to protect our data as blockchain-based decentralized applications become more commonplace. We'll look at some privacy protocols, ways identity can be decentralized and reused to avoid having to store sensitive data on-chain, and what security procedures need to be adapted to blockchain environments.

Speaker Profile

Christine Ferrusi Ross, founder of Decision Changers, is a market strategist and advisor working on complex issues of identity, blockchain, and security. She focuses on understanding changing market dynamics and trends, advising companies on how to change their strategies and operations to address the implications of those changes. Christine has spoken many times on blockchain-based identity, particularly how it affects security and privacy. She also works on helping companies understand how business processes that use identity data need to be adapted to work in an environment of new technological possibilities and evolving global privacy regulations. Christine has a background in market research, risk management, sourcing, and supply chain. She spent much of her career as a research analyst studying emerging markets and technologies. She has been widely quoted in business and IT press on these topics.

X Topic Abstract

In a world of accelerating change, where traditional business models are being disrupted daily, how do you not only stay relevant but at the top of your industry? Blockchain has begun to change innovation, but the evolution of blockchain is flipping how we think about innovation on its head. You will learn from first-hand experience how blockchain is evolving, what new frameworks there are to think about innovation, and how to harness the power of decentralized ideas to leverage innovation for your company.

Speaker Profile

For over 20 years, Ja-Naé Duane focused on one mission: make life better for as many people as possible. This award-winning innovator has done that by focusing on revolutionary ideas and develop programs that impact our world. Currently, Ja-Naé is the co-founder of The Revolution Factory, a global network that enables innovation ecosystems in corporations, governments, and universities. This co-author of the bestseller, "The Startup Equation," is a sought after speaker in entrepreneurship, open innovation, distributed networks, and collective intelligence. She has had the pleasure of working with companies such as Singularity University, Samsonite, Constant Contact, Natixis, John Hancock, and AIG. Ja-Naé is on faculty at Northeastern University, Emerson College, Clark University, and runs the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at the College of the Holy Cross.

X Topic Abstract

Access to large and sensitive data is a complex issue for blockchain technology. Given privacy concerns and blockchain's technological limitations, smart contracts can be used to govern access to sensitive data in fields such as healthcare.

Speaker Profile

Jake joined SimplyVital Health in June of 2017 as the first employee when the company was a team of two. Since then, SimplyVital Health has secured its first clients, and successfully closed its Seed Round of funding. SimplyVital Health is developing Health Nexus, an open source, HIPAA compatible blockchain protocol.

Lucas is the Co-Founder and CTO of SimplyVital Health. He was the former tech lead for the blockchain development team at Capital One, where his team prototyped several proof of concepts in the field. He also developed machine learning software to help detect fraud and participated in several web development teams.

Lucas decided to co-found SimplyVital Health with CEO Kat Kuzmeskas after the two competed in and won the BTC Media Distributed Health Hackathon in October 2016. The product prototype built at the Hackathon became their first product with proprietary blockchain API calls.

Lucas is a double major in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign UIUC) and an award-winning software developer placing in contests led by Intel and NASA JPL. He has research publications in the Journal of Biophotonics and Nature for his undergraduate research.

X Topic Abstract

This presentation will explore the challenges for cybersecurity on decentralized systems. Discuss the options available in the market. Present the core technology needed to create provable cybersecurity controls as part of the immutable data on chain. Offering new models for compliance with GDPR and State data protection using blockchain and trusted computing.

Speaker Profile

Steven Sprague is the CEO of Rivetz Corp. and one of the principle industry evangelists for the application of trusted computing technology. Steven has a strong technical foundation in the principles, capabilities and business models of incorporating trusted hardware into everyday computing, and is skilled at translating these concepts into layman’s terms.

Steven Sprague was successful at Wave System Corp. a Nasdaq company, taking the company from delisting in 1997 to over a 2 billion dollar valuation in 2000 and leading the industry in OEM and enterprise trusted computing software. Rivetz has been an early participant in the ICO process and completed a token launch event in sept of 2017. Developing early models for utility token security and services. Steven has served as both a board member and advisor to a number of early stage startup companies. Steven holds multiple patents in the area of trusted computing, data security and microtransactions. Steven graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in mechanical engineering.

X Topic Abstract

Blockchain is changing the world… for good. Like the Internet, it is a world-altering technology that’s giving us a chance to reboot the social order. In this session, Sir John Hargrave -- author of the forthcoming bestseller BLOCKCHAIN FOR EVERYONE -- explains how blockchain will evolve across a variety of industries, and the positive principles to guide it.

Speaker Profile

SIR JOHN HARGRAVE is the CEO of Media Shower (, the media company that helps great blockchain companies reach quality blockchain investors. He oversees a global team of analysts and journalists who rate and review blockchain projects, then present their findings on the premiere investor website, Bitcoin Market Journal ( He is the author of the forthcoming bestseller BLOCKCHAIN FOR EVERYONE (Simon & Schuster, 2019), and a frequent speaker, lecturer, and leader of the New Finance revolution.

X Topic Abstract

As our society becomes more dependent on the movement of people and the trade of products there is increasing interest into effective public health surveillance solutions. High-resource countries want to prevent diseases from reemerging and adapting, while lower-resource countries want to improve the early detection of diseases and stop them before they spread. This session will delve into how blockchain technology can enable collaborative surveillance programs to monitor disease outbreaks and initiate timely countermeasures.

X Topic Abstract

There are several active initiatives for supply chain management on blockchain. How will this affect anti-counterfeiting efforts and how will it benefit brand owners, logistics operators, and government enforcement agencies.

Conference Schedule

Day 2 : Blockchain Technology (September 18, 2018)
X Topic Abstract

As Block Chain personnel, we tend to get boxed-in, stranded on our own little island. We fail to make people aware of our activities, both within our own organization and in our wider professional circles. Just like a shipwrecked captain waiting for the rescue boat on a desert island, if you fail to communicate, your career will be stuck with no possibility of progression. This highly interactive and fun presentation will show you how to leverage networking and self-marketing techniques that will allow you to set sail off the island and into new opportunities and success.

Speaker Profile

PareshMotiwala works as a DBA Manager at Nuance in Burlington, MA. He has been a database pro for almost 20 years and lived in Mass for 21 years. Just last year he received his BlockChain certification from MIT. He speaks at and organizes countless SQL events here in USA and abroad. His passion is teaching Public Speaking and Debating skills. He also moonlights as a photographer and a singer.

X Topic Abstract

Blockchain's have many characteristics that make them potentially useful for supply chain applications. However, using blockchain for data storage and execution can be thousands of time slower and more expensive than traditional computing resources. Furthermore, there are decades and hundreds of millions of person-hours invested in developing and refining existing supply chain systems and applications. The vast majority of blockchain applications for supply chain will thereby be comprised of a combination of blockchain integrated with other technologies, such as supply chain optimization and execution applications, network analytics, traditional databases, workflow, global trade services, and so forth.

In particular, Network SaaS platforms can achieve many of the same benefits as blockchains. A natural question is which functionality belongs in a Network SaaS platform and which belongs in the blockchain. We will explore the intersection of these two technologies, and how blockchain is/should be integrated with other supply chain technology. In this talk you will hear about:

• Network SaaS Architecture—What is a Network SaaS architecture, how does it differ from an Enterprise SaaS architecture, and what kinds of functionality does it bring?
• Network SaaS platforms—Existing examples of Networked SaaS platforms for logistics, procurement, supply chain, and finance.
• Blockchain + X—What existing supply chain technology is being combined with blockchain to create supply chain applications?
• On-chain vs. Off-chain—How are decisions being made about which functionality and data belongs on the blockchain vs. off the blockchain?

We will look at specific use cases, such as produce freshness management, anti-counterfeiting, and supply chain optimization, as examples to see how this applies in real-world applications.

Speaker Profile

Bill McBeath is co-founder and Chief Research Officer at ChainLink Research, a leading analyst firm since 2002, focused on supply chain, Internet-of-Things, and blockchain. Mr. McBeath has conducted over 50 primary research projects, covering supply chain best practices, and use cases and business implications of technology across manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and logistics sectors. Mr. McBeath is a leading researcher and expert on inter-enterprise processes, business models, and inter-enterprise technology architectures. He has done research comparing and contrasting conventional networked SaaS systems with blockchain-based systems.

X Topic Abstract

The convergence of these modern day technologies creates an exciting environment for new possibilities, opportunities, and disruptive business offerings. Learn how the whole can be more powerful than the sum of its parts.

Speaker Profile

Eric is a seasoned executive, business strategist, senior technologist, and blockchain leader with over 25 years of diverse industry experience serving in both business and technology executive leadership roles. He is currently a founder, officer, executive advisor, and investor in a portfolio of Blockchain, Human Capital, Robotics, Healthcare, Life Science, and Fintech companies.

X Topic Abstract

As care becomes more digitally connected, traditional geographic boundaries are beginning to blur. Tele-health, remote specialty consults, and the growing desire of consumers to seek out the best possible value no matter where that care is centered have made it more common for providers and consumers to collaborate across health systems or state lines. For payers and providers, the financial imperative to keep patients in-network and prevent leakage in the era of value-based care adds an additional layer of complexity to the problem of managing credentials, ensuring correct licensure, and keeping up with employment changes.

Blockchain may offer a solution to these issues by keeping all members of the community instantly updated on where a provider is allowed to practice, whether or not she is accepting new patients, and what new affiliations she has formed. Accurately tracking providers as they move through their careers can improve patient safety, reduce frustration for consumers, allow employers to assess potential workers more completely, and possibly even prevent employee fraud or abuse.

X Topic Abstract

Blockchain technology will have a profound impact on the developing world in these four areas: asset transfer (via cryptographic currencies), land title registration, digital identity, and anti-corruption. Through these applications emerging economies will begin to raise their standard of living and provide developed world institutions with a dramatically expanded customer base. A win/win.

Speaker Profile

In 2013, I was exposed to blockchain technology for the first time through my analysis of cryptographic currencies for a major asset management firm. From 2015-2016, I led an initiative within Latin America introducing identity verification methods utilizing blockchain technology. In April 2017, after 19 years of full-time employment within the “traditional” financial services community, I decided to dedicate all of my time to the application of blockchain technology in the nonprofit community that maintained operations in the developing world. I genuinely believe that this technology will have a profound impact on the economies of low and middle-income nations, eventually closing the global wealth gap.

X Topic Abstract

Bitcoin showed us how to exchange something of value in a peer-to-peer environment but without underlying monetary policies it is too volatile for mass-adoption. Stablecoins have monetary policies that provide necessary stability to markets, but are not of interest to investors. What are the characteristics that would make a Digital Currency ideal for a long-term store of value? How could those monetary policies be implemented?

X Topic Abstract

Picture a world in which any bank, regardless of size or location, can reach to the rest world and provide its financial products. Blockchain is the platform that would allow banks to operate with trust, efficiency, transparency, and global availability. Instead of competing against the banks, Blockchain technology could help improve bank operations, provide new products and services.

Speaker Profile

In trying to understand banking and global payment, I stumbled upon two concepts: Blockchain Technology and Regulatory compliance. Both concepts were new to me and very foreign to my area of expertise and line of work. I became passionate about those subjects, and at some point I realized that combining them could help lower barriers to cross border payment and reverse the current de-risking trends. That what our project team set out to bring to the global payment ecosystem.

Mamu Niang a is the founder and Architect of the XB Reach Project, a Blockchain Banking and AML Compliance platform. He is a Software and Blockchain Developer. He designed, contributed to, and developed many software applications for industries such as manufacturing, real estate, financial services, and healthcare. Most recently, Mamu’s latest areas of interest are Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its application in banking. As a result with Dr. Jiang Zhou one of the leading experts in AI, he co-founded a company that will provide Artificial Intelligence solutions to banks and other financial services organizations.

He holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems, from Fitchburg State University. He also has experience in international development and technology transfer (especially with the United Nations agencies).

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Paresh Motiwala. PMP

DBA Manager

Nuance Communications

Gayatri Sarkar

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Dr. Darin Detwiler, LP.D.

Assistant Dean

Northeastern University College of Professional Studies

Alexis Normand

Head of Embleema Patient Blockchain Consortium

Christine Ferrusi Ross


Decision Changers

Bill McBeath

Chief Research Officer

ChainLink Research

John Hargrave


Media Shower

Eric Egnet


MSI Global Talent Solutions

Donna Houlne

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Douglas McCalmont


BlocAlt Consulting LLC

Jake Dreier

Director of Growth and Operations

SimplyVital Health

Lucas Hendren

Co-Founder, CTO

SimplyVital Health

Stephen Leahy

Managing Director - ntrd

Oneiro NA Inc.

Ja-Nae Duane

Co-Founder and Managing Partner-Innovation

The Revolution Factory

Steven Sprague


Rivetz Corp

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Who can attend Blockchain Summit in Boston?

Blockchain Summit 2018 in Boston is open to anyone who has an interest in the technology/telecoms industry or any related field. Chairmen, CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, Managing Directors, Global Heads, Blockchain specialists from banks, financial Institutions, financial service providers, accountants, consultancies, financial technology companies, fintech innovators and entrepreneurs.

Why to attend Blockchain Summit in Boston?

Understand the state of development of blockchain technology by exchanges, clearing houses, central counter parties and payment systems, and what it means for you.

What will you learn about?

Detecting where underlying problems and frictions exist in your organisation that will be alleviated by blockchain technologies. Using blockchain as a tool for innovation across your organisation

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