Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, 37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20057, USA

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Event Date Wed Mar 11 EDT - Thu Mar 12 EDT (over 1 year ago)
Location Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20057, USA
Region Americas

Blockchain: The Breakthrough Technology of the Decade

Digital assets and blockchain technology will be remembered as one of the most important breakthrough technologies of the last decade. However, the industry faces significant hurdles to mass adoption.


2020 Speakers


U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer
Co-Chair, Congressional Blockchain Caucus

U.S. Rep. Darren Soto
Co-Chair, Congressional Blockchain Caucus

Heath Tarbert
Chair, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Brian Quintenz
Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Hester Peirce
Commissioner, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

Robert Bench
Director of Applied FinTech Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Valerie Szczepanik
Senior Advisor for Digital Assets and Innovation, Head of the Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

James Sullivan
Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Commerce International Trade Administration


Wasim Ahmad
Chief Crypto Officer; Vault 12

Paul Atkins
CEO, Patomak Global Partners; Former Commissioner, U.S. SEC

Perianne Boring
Founder & President, Chamber of Digital Commerce

Roger Brown
Head of Tax & Regulatory Affairs, Lukka

Mike Cagney
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Provenance

Thomas Chippas
CEO, ErisX

George Clement
Senior Solution Architect, Data Center Management, Intel

Catherine Coley
CEO, Binance.US

Matthew Comstock
Shareholder, Murphy & McGonigle

Jerry Cuomo
IBM Fellow & VP of Blockchain, IBM

Jacob Ner David
Co-Founder & CEO, Vinsent

Moad Fahmi
Senior Advisor, Supervision (Financial Technology), Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA), Bermuda Business Development Agency

J. Christopher Giancarlo
Former Chair, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

David Goodman
CEO, Vitro Technology

Wendy Henry
Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

David Jevans
CEO, CipherTrace

Jonathan Johnson
CEO, Overstock and President, Medici Ventures

Eva Kaili
Member, European Parliament for Greece Chair, European Parliament’s Science & Technology Options Assessment

Aaron Kaplan
Founder & Co-CEO, Prometheum

Micah Kerr
Head Architect Commercial Payments and Blockchain Guru, Discover Financial Services

Amy Davine Kim
Chief Policy Officer, Chamber of Digital Commerce

Mike Krajecki
Managing Director, Consulting, KPMG

Luis Macias
CEO, GrainChain

Nathan McCauley
Co-Founder & CEO, Anchorage

Christine Parker
Partner, Reed Smith

Daniel Payne
Shareholder, Murphy & McGonigle

Anthony Pompliano
Co-Founder & Partner, Morgan Creek Digital

Matthew Roszak
Co-Founder & Chairman, Bloq

Stephen Ryan
COO, CipherTrace

Amy Steele
Partner, Audit & Assurance, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Colleen Sullivan
Partner & CEO, CMT Digital

Dana Syracuse
Partner, Perkins Coie

Sal Ternullo
Director, Blockchain Advisory, KPMG

Lilya Tessler
Partner, Sidley Austin

Richard Walker
Financial Services Blockchain Leader; Deloitte Consulting LLP

Jason Weinstein
Partner, Steptoe & Johnson; Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Dept. of Justice

James Wo
CEO & Founder, Digital Finance Group

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors and Partners


• Bloq
• Discover Global Network
• Deloitte

• CMT Digital
• ErisX
• Medici Ventures
• Perkins Coie

• BDA Bermuda
• Bitpay
• Cipher Trace
• Clifford Chance
• Lukka
• Intel
• Norton Rose Fulbright
• Murphy & McGonigle
• Prometheum
• Reed Smith
• StepToe
• Vault12
• Vitro

• Armanino
• DLA Piper
• Fiscal Note
• Greenberg Traurig
• Intain
• Provenance

• Blockworks Group
• Bitcoin Magazine
• Coindesk
• Cointellegraph
• Fintech TV
• Forkast News
• My Tech Mag
• The Block

• Asifma
• Blockchain Revolution Global
• Elev8
• ETH Denver 2020
• Hyperledger
• HubCulture
• Information Management Network
• Serendipity Labs
• The Bridge