ALL-MEMBER SUMMIT – SPRING 2018

The Blockchain Research Institute’s Spring 2018 All-Member Summit was a highlight for members, researchers, and BRI staff alike. As one of our key membership deliverables, All-Member Summits are an exclusive opportunity to meet blockchain leaders and innovators from around the globe. Our Spring 2018 Summit ran from June 12-13 in New York City.

On June 12, the Summit kicked off with a dinner reception on the patio at the Bryant Park Grill. Members had an opportunity to network and listen to a brief keynote address from BRI Executive Chairman Don Tapscott. He noted the accomplishments of the BRI in the previous year, and the role our members have been playing in the emerging digital economy.

On June 13, we gathered on the 30th floor of the Thomson Reuters building, overlooking Times Square. The day’s agenda was packed with keynote speeches, panels, and workshops led by some of the BRI’s brightest researchers.

PLENARIES

The Blockchain Revolution: What’s Next

Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, Blockchain Research Institute

Blockchain and the Global CIO

Oliver Bussman, Bussman Advisory AG

Blockchain Regulation

Joel Telpner, Sullivan & Worcester LL

PANELS

The Future of Blockchain

Don Tapscott with Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger and Dale Chrystie, FedEx Freight

Blockchain and Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger with Soumak Chatterjee, Deloitte Canada, Fatema Pirone, CIBC and Alex Tapscott, Blockchain Research Institute

A Discussion on Overcoming Regulation Obstacles

Don Tapscott with Ian Palm, Gowling WLG, Wendy Rudd, IIROC , Benedikt Schuppli, COALA and Joel Telpner, Sullivan and Worcester, LLP

WORKSHOPS

Blockchain and the CMO

Jeremy Epstein, Never Stop Marketing

Manufacturing and Supply Chains

Stefan Hopf, Nunatek Group

Distributed Connectivity in Telecom       

Christian Keil, Blockchain at Berkley

Censorship-free Social Media

Hilary Carter, Blockchain Research Institute

Smart Contracts and the Sharing Economy 

Alan Majer, GoodRobot.com

Blockchain and the Creative Industries

Marcus O’Dair, Middlesex University

The day wrapped up with closing remarks from Don Tapscott, followed by an All-Member Dinner at The Lambs Club in the Chatwal Hotel.

Participation at the BRI’s All-Member Summit is exclusive to our member organizations. To find out more about becoming a member, please follow the links below.