BACK TO EVENTS
The Blockchain industry is experiencing one of its most challenging periods in its short existence. The once, much hyped, panacea for all, has been humbled by the sharp correction that followed the ICO madness of 2017. There is a clear decline in public interest and crisis of faith by many in the industry itself. Many questions have arisen about the general future and purpose of Blockchain tech, from Satoshi’s vision, to its current volatile state and the cryptocurrencies real utilities, besides being, essentially, gambling tools. There are questions to be asked, and discussed, at our event such as:
Is the Blockchain industry emulating the same pattern as the dotcom tech bubble?
These questions and others will be answered by some of the industry’s leading names: The corporate session will discuss what the leading corporates are experimenting with in this space, what the researchers see coming up ahead as well as what academia’s top names think. We will hear from the investors – from funds to private family offices who invest in the space, where the opportunities lie and what should be avoided; Legal & CPA experts will discuss how do the regulators, lawmakers and tax authorities view and approach the space and on the other end what is the advisers’ points of view – legal and accounting issues (evaluation, bookkeeping etc.).
In April 2018, DC Finance, the most tech oriented group in the family office space, held the first family office Blockchain conference in the world, featuring some of the field’s leading names. With partners like Reed Smith and BDO; speakers like Tim Draper, Barry Silbert, Ari Paul, Microsoft, Fidelity, HP and others, we delivered fascinating discussions on Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and the world of ICOs. Now, we are excited to present our second event held with Sherman & Sterling, our legal host.
The New York City High Tech Family Office Meetings are a series of select Semi Annual events dedicated to investments of high net worth individuals and single family office executives in high tech opportunities.
Our NYC event is part of a series of Blockchain events, which begins in London, October 4th (www.london-blockchain.co.uk) and ends in Dallas, November 15th (www.dallas-blockchain.com).
08:00-09:00am Registration & Refreshments
09:00-09:10am Opening Remarks: Mr. Denny Chared, Founder & CEO, DC FinanceConference Moderator: Ms. Donna Parisi, Shearman & Sterling LLPBlockchain Session
09:10-09:30am Prof. Ari Juels, Professor of Computer Science, The Jacobs Institute, Cornell Tech, and Co-Director, The Initiative for CryptoCurrencies and Contracts (IC3)
09:30-10:00am Blockchain Corporate PanelModerator:With: Mr.Hadley Stern, Senior Vice President, Fidelity Labs; Ms. Adryenn Ashley, Founder & CEO, Loly and Partner, Slay Ventures; Mr. Ismail Malik,Editor-in-Chief, ICOCROWD and Founder & CEO, Blockchain Lab; Mr. Lior Glass, Global Blockchain Lead, Treasury Services Systems, BNY Mellon
10:00-10:20am Hedera Hashgraph – Next Generation Distributed Ledger - Mr. Tom Trowbridge, President, Hedera hashgraph
10:20-10:35am How Today’s Financial Ecosystem halts the Evolution of Banking and Investing into Alternate/Emerging Asset Classes – Mr. Jason Blick, Director & CEO, EQIBank
10:35-10:50am Topic TBA – Mr. Avishai Ziv, CEO, Alignment Group
11:20-11:50am Panel: Blockchain and its Impact on the Real Estate IndustryModerator: Mr. Kris Ferranti, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLPWith: Mr. Kevin Shtofman, National Blockchain Lead, Real Estate at Deloitte, Mr. Stephan D. Ott, Partner, Ott Capital Ventures, Mr. Michael Oved, Co-Founder, Fluidity, Mr. Todd Lippiatt, Founder & CEO, PropellrBlockchain technology is likely to have a major impact on real estate. Real estate transactions, brokerage, insurance, property data, title records, and more are all targets of disruption. This panel will discuss the topic from a holistic perspective.Cryptocurrncies Session
11:50-12:10pm Crypto outlookMr. Mike McGlone, Senior Commodity Strategist, Bloomberg Intelligence
12:10-12:40pm Mr. Eric Ly, Founder & CEO at Hub and LinkedIn Co-Founder
12:40-01:10pm The SFO PanelModerator: Mr. Matt Lyons, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLPWith: Mr. Jag DeSaint; Mr. Guy Dietrich, Managing Director, Rockefeller Capital Management, Ms. Victoria Saucier, Partner, Ignite 500; Mr. Aylon Morley, Investment Director, Wentworth Hall; Mr. Robby Dermody, Principal, Stoic Capital LLCThis panel will discuss family offices and blockchain investing: Is the “crypto” market space a good place to invest in? If so, which types of companies, verticals, are more (or less) appropriate for family offices, and where should they look for advice? What is the future for family office investing in the crypto space? Should family offices have exposure to coins and cryptocurrency as a part of their portfolio?
02:10-02:30pm Mr. Kevin Shtofman, National Blockchain Lead, Real Estate at Deloitte