Genesis Blockchain Summit

Los Angeles , United States

About Genesis Blockchain Summit

A collaboration between Blockchain at UCLA, BakerHostetler, and Ernst & Young, Genesis is a unique summit designed to address how enterprise and social good use cases, and explore the technology underpinning the myriad of business applications. 
We are excited to host speakers from the World Economic Forum, Microsoft, Coinbase, Sony, UCLA, USC, EY, and many more amazing organizations. 
~1/3 of tickets will be reserved for students. It will be an excellent opportunity to not only to learn more about the space but to network and make connections for future jobs, internships, and business partners. 
Space is limited, so apply soon! Link: bit.ly/gbs18ucla

Dress code is business casual. 

Speakers

James Park
Advisor
Dawn Newton
Advisor
Shone Anstey
Blockchain Intelligence Group Executive Chairman
Cody Born
Microsoft Azure Software Engineer
Felipe Cusnir
Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of International Affairs Director of International Trade & Investment
Silas Davis
Monax Chief Technology Officer
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Eric Diehl
Sony Pictures Entertainment VP Security and Media Technologies
Jonathan Dotan
HBO Silicon Valley Consulting Producer
Jeremy Drane
Libra Chief Commercial Officer
Homan Farahmand
Gartner, Inc. Research Director
Christian Hasker
Hedera Chief Marketing Officer
Nadia Hewett
Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum Project Lead
Anthony Humay
Blockchain at UCLA Co-Founder
Simi Hunjan
Hedera Developer Advocate
Laura Jehl
BakerHostetler Partner
Leonard Kleinrock
UCLA Professor
Bhaskar Krishnamachari
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Professor
Matthew Leising
Bloomberg News Reporter
Aidan Lynch
EY Senior Manager, Cybersecurity
David MacFayden
Department Chair, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Melanie Marsollier
EY Manager, Blockchain and Distributed Infrastructure
Robert Musiala
BakerHostetler Counsel

Agenda

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM
Registration

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM
Opening Remarks

9:10 AM – 9:20 AM
TED-style Talk
Christian Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Stranger Labs

9:20 AM – 10:05 AM
Understanding the Blockchain Paradox: Radical Transparency vs. Preservation of Privacy
Moderator: Dawn Newton, COO, Netki

Shone Anstey, Executive Chairman, Blockchain Intelligence Group
Laura Jehl, Partner, BakerHostetler
Christian Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Stranger Labs

10:05 AM – 10:55 AM
Considerations for Legally Sound and Technically Secure Smart Contracts
Moderator: Diana Stern, Legal Innovation Designer, BakerHostetler

Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Melanie Marsollier, Manager, Blockchain and Distributed Infrastructure, EY
Houman Shadab, Co-Founder and CEO, Clause
John Villasenor, Professor of Engineering and Public Policy, UCLA
Amy Wan, CEO, Sagewise

Side Panel:

10:05 AM -10:55 AM
Government and International Adoption of Blockchain
Moderator: Felipe Cusnir, Director of International Trade & Investment, Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of International Affairs

David Siemer, CEO, Genesis Holdings
Rahilla Zafar, Managing Director, ConsenSys

10:55 AM – 11:10 AM
Break
11:10 AM – NOON
Fireside Chat with Leaders Guiding the Technology Forward
Silas Davis, Chief Technology Officer, Monax
Christian Hasker, Chief Marketing Officer, Hedera
Alyse Killeen, Managing Director, StillMark

12:05 PM – 12:50 PM
The Cutting Edge of Precedent: Tax, Securities and Financial Regulatory Issues
Moderator: James Park, Faculty Director, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy Professor of Law, UCLA

Jeremy Drane, Chief Commercial Officer, Libra
Raleigh Harbour, Co-Founder, AxiomLevel Technologies
Robert Musiala, Counsel, BakerHostetler

Side Panel:

12:05 PM – 12:50 PM
Proof of Authority: An Overview of Microsoft Azure’s Consensus Protocol
Moderator: Anthony Humay, Co-Founder, Blockchain at UCLA

Cody Born, Software Engineer, Microsoft Azure

12:50 PM – 1:35 PM
Lunch

1:35 PM – 1:45 PM
TED-style Talk
Homan Farahmand, Research Director, Gartner, Inc.

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
State Changes: A Talk with Technologists on Balancing Blockchain Ideals with Practicality
Moderator: Homan Farahmand, Research Director, Gartner, Inc.

Cody Born, Software Engineer, Microsoft Azure
Silas Davis, Chief Technology Officer, Monax
Simi Hunjan, Developer Advocate, Hedera
Peter Todd, Bitcoin Developer and Applied Cryptography Consultant

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
B2B Blockchain: Security and Governance Concerns
Moderator: Matthew Leising, Reporter, Bloomberg News

Eric Diehl, VP Security and Media Technologies, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Melanie Marsollier, Manager, Blockchain and Distributed Infrastructure, EY
James Sherer, Partner, BakerHostetler
Tim Swanson, Founder, Post Oak Labs

Side Panel:

2:30 PM -3:15 PM
Coinbase: A Look to the Future with One of the World’s Biggest Exchanges
Moderator: Adam Spar, Co-Founder, Blockchain at UCLA

Kristen Stone, Product Manager, Coinbase

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Break

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
Blockchain for Social Good: Trials and Tribulations of Using New Technology to Solve Long-Standing Problems
Moderator: David MacFadyen, Department Chair, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, UCLA

Jonathan Dotan, Consulting Producer, HBO Silicon Valley
Nadia Hewett, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Leonard Kleinrock, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, UCLA
Kristen Stone, Product Manager, Coinbase

Side Panel:

3:30 PM -4:15 PM
Hackers Stole My Cryptocurrency – Now What?
Moderator: Alicia Solow-Niederman, PULSE Fellow in Artificial Intelligence, Law, and Policy, UCLA

Aidan Lynch, Senior Manager, Cybersecurity, EY
Robert Whittaker, Director of Forensics and Investigations, Blockchain Intelligence Group

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Closing Remarks and Q&A
4:30 PM
Program Ends

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Start:
Oct 25, 2018, 8:15 AM , PST (UTC -8)
End:
Oct 25, 2018, 4:30 PM , PST (UTC -8)
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