Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, Canada

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Event Date Thu Apr 21 EDT - Fri Apr 22 EDT (in 3 months)
Location Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, Canada
Region Americas

The first truly worldwide enterprise leadership community for blockchain, bringing together leading thinkers, builders, and pioneers to accelerate the blockchain revolution.

Blockchain represents nothing less than the second era of the Internet – an evolution from a platform for communicating information to a platform for transacting value. Using cryptography, collaboration, and some clever code, blockchain allows us to securely exchange anything of value, from money and stocks to data, art, votes, and more.

This technology is transforming the way we do business, and every industry will be affected.
• Finance
• Supply Chain
• Emerging Platforms
• Digital Assets
• Sustainability
• Digital Identity
• Government
• Healthcare


2020 (Past) Speakers

Don Tapscott
Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute

Raj Subramaniam
President, Chief Operating Officer and Director, FedEx Corp

Lakshminarasimhan Srinivasan
Global Head of TCS Interactive

Pramita Mitra
Tech Expert, IoT & Blockchain Applications, Ford Motor Company

J. Christopher Giancarlo
Senior Counsel, Willkie, Farr & Gallagher; Former Chairman, CFTC

Alistair Rennie
General Manager, IBM Blockchain

Bruce Heyman
Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada

Robert Carter
Executive Vice President & CIO FedEx

Perianne Boring
Founder and President, Chamber of Digital Commerce

Marley Gray
Principal Architect, Microsoft

Brian Behlendorf
Executive Director, Hyperledger Project

Roanie Levy
President & CEO, Access Copyright/Prescient

Dr. Sarah Muttitt
VP & Chief Information Officer, SickKids; VP & Chief Information Officer, University Health Network

Alex Tapscott
Co-Founder, Blockchain Research Institute

Prema Shrikrishna
IT Officer, World Bank Group

Daniela Barbosa
VP World Wide Alliances, The Linux Foundation, Hyperledger

Nigel Dobson
Banking Services Lead at ANZ Bank and Chairman, Lygon 1B

Dr. Mary Lacity
Walton Professor of Information Systems and Director of Blockchain CoE, University of Arkansas

Mark Allaby
Managing Partner, Financial Services Sector, IBM

Eric Gu
Founder and CEO, Metaverse

Dr. Stephanie Hurder
Founding Economist, Prysm Group

Dale Chrystie
Business Fellow, Blockchain Strategist FedEx

Emmanuelle Ganne
Senior Analyst, WTO

Christina Lomazzo
Blockchain Lead, UNICEF

Irving Wladawsky-Berger
Research Affiliate, MIT Sloan School of Management

Dr. Atefeh Mashatan
Director, Cybersecurity Research Lab at Ryerson University

Alan Dickinson
Marketing Leader, IBM Blockchain Platform

Leanne Kemp
CEO, Everledger

Mohamed El-Masri
Founder, President and CEO, PermianChain Technologies Inc

Fred Pye
President & CEO, 3iQ Corp

Heather Flannery
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ConsenSys Health

James A. Regenor
CEO, VeriTx

Dr. Victoria Lemieux
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

Tanya Woods
Managing Director, Chamber of Digital Commerce (Canada)

Lucy Hakobyan
CEO, BT Consultants

Peter Zemsky
Deputy Dean, Dean of Innovation and Professor, INSEAD

Louis Roy
Partner and President, Catallaxy

Hilary Carter
Managing Director, Blockchain Research Institute

Fennie Wang
Associate General Counsel, MakerDAO

Karen Bhatia
Senior Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Brian Magierski
CEO and Founder, Care Chain AG

Ana Badour
Partner, Financial Services Group, McCarthy Tetrault

Louisa Bai
National Market Leader, Deloitte

Jerry Cuomo
CTO Hybrid Cloud Integration, VP Blockchain Technology, IBM Blockchain

Alishba Imran
Machine Learning & Blockchain Developer

Erik Zvaigzne
VP, Product Innovation, Convergence.Tech

Aqsa Zubair
FinTech Specialist (Senior Officer), Financial Technology, Bermuda Monetary Authority

Nadia Hewett
Blockchain and Data for Common Purpose Project Lead, World Economic Forum

Cecilia Chapiro
Frontier Tech Investment Adviser, UNICEF Ventures

Gerard Dache
Executive Director, Government Blockchain Association

Angie Lau
Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Forkast.News

Merryl Ford
Manager: Emerging Opportunities, CSIR

John Wolpert
Group Executive, Enterprise Mainnet, ConsenSys AG

Gregory Landua
Chief Regeneration Officer and Co-founder, Regen Network

Patrick Mandic
CEO, Mavennet Systems Inc.

Chris Southworth
Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce UK

Omer Ahsan
Head of Commercial Banking Innovation and Propositions, HSBC

Ciaran McGowan

Parm S. Sangha
GBS Executive Partner Global Blockchain Leader, Trade and Trade Finance, IBM

Raj Rao
General Manager, IBM Blockchain Solutions

Kaushik Malladi
Partner and Supply Chain Leader, IBM Blockchain Services

Martha Bennett
Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester

George Zarkadakis
Digital Lead, Willis Towers Watson

Renata Baiao
Judge, Sao Paulo State Court and BRI Brazil

Sebastian Posth
CEO, Posth Werk BV

Timothea Horwell
Chief Marketing Officer, Orion Protocol

Lambert Heller
Head of TIB Open Science Lab, TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology

Mario Voltolina
Chief Technology Officer and EVP Product Engineering and Operations, Canada Health Infoway

David E Rutter
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, R3

Antony Elliott
Group Head of Business Transformation, Zurich Insurance Company, Chairman of the Board of Directors, B3i

Richard Gendal Brown
Chief Technology Officer, R3

Todd McDonald
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, R3

Alessandro Spadoni
Chief Architect, B3i

John Carolin
Chief Executive Officer, B3i

Saurabh Gupta
Chief Research Officer, HFS

Ronak Doshi
Vice President, Everest Group

Hanumantha Rao
Global Head of Research and Innovation, TCS Blockchain

Michael Casey
Chief Content Officer, CoinDesk

Paul Brody
Principal, Global Blockchain Leader, Ernst & Young

Sorcha Mulligan
Founder, The SMEChain

Tomicah Tillemann
Director, Digital Impact and Governance Initiative, New America

Adi Sideman
CEO & Co-founder, Props Project

Alice Xu
Manager, Connected Community, City of Toronto

Ethan Buchman
CEO of Informal Systems

Genevieve Leveille
Founder and CEO, AgriLedger

Guilda Javaheri
Chief Technology Officer, Golden State Foods

Ibrahim Gedeon

Linda Pawczuk
US and Global Blockchain and Digital Assets Leader, Deloitte

Montserrat Guardia Güell
General Manager, Alastria

Pradeep Goel
Chief Executive Officer, Solve.Care

Robert Kenedi
Entrepreneur In Residence, TWG

Roberto Durscki
COO, Canada Stablecorp Inc.

Vincent Annunziato
Director, Business Transformation & Innovation Division, U.S. Customs & Border Protection

Muneeb Shah
Head, Trade, Supply Chain and Energy IBU, R3

Robin Pilling
Technical Lead at MOBI, Founder of Dis3bute

Laurenz Apiarius
Founder & Managing Partner, Blockwall

Usman Sheikh
Partner National Head of the Blockchain & Smart Contracts Group Gowling WLG

Lee Schneider
General Counsel, Block.One

Soumak Chatterjee
Payments & Blockchain Leader, Partner, Deloitte Canada

Maria Pia Aqueveque Jabbaz
Representative, Blockchain Research Institute Hispanic America & Spain

Valeria Hoffman
Senior Associate, Dentons Europe LLP

Debbie Gamble
Chief Officer, Innovation Labs & New Ventures, Interac

Pēteris Zilgalvis
Head of Unit, Digital Innovation and Blockchain; Co-Chair, EC FinTech Task Force, European Commission

Greg Medcraft
Director, OECD

Ivan de Lastours
Blockchain Lead, Bpifrance

Lars Singbartl
Chairman, Blockwall Management GmbH

Jörg Goschin
Co-CEO and Senior Managing Director, KfW Capital

Shruthi Rao
Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer, Vendia Inc

Peter Busch
Product Owner DLT Mobility, Robert Bosch

Raimund Gross
Head of Digitalization and Innovation, Camelot ITLab

Jan Westerhues
Investment Partner, Robert Bosch Venture Capital

Till Stenzel
Managing Director, DTCP

Anthony Day
Blockchain Partner, IBM

Felipe Chobanian
CEO, BBChain

Paulo Perrotti
President, Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Canadá

Daniel Fisman
Analista Sênior, Vale

Dr. Alexandra Mikityuk
Head of Blockchain Technology, Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories

Christopher Day
Director of Marketing & Innovation, Sonoco ThermoSafe

Alejandro Pardo Vegezzi
Principal Specialist, IDB

Alison Clafin
Director of Business Development, GTD Solution

Carlos Domingo
CEO & Co-Founder, Securitize

Benoit Yelle
Partner, Gowling WLG LLP

Jason Saltzman
Partner, Gowling WLG LLP

Ian Palm
Partner, Gowling WLG LLP

Lorraine Mastersmith
Partner, Gowling WLG LLP

Lana Strazhkova
Product Manager, IBM

Daniel Tal
Product Manager, IBM

Emmanuel Aidoo
Global Head of Digital Asset Markets, Credit Suisse

Saket Sinha
Global Vice President - Blockchain Banking & Financial Markets IBM Industry Academy Member

Mihai Alisie
Founder, AKASHA

Mark Montoya
Chief Data Officer, Government Blockchain Association

Cynthia D. Allen
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, FedEx Logistics

Alexander Höptner
Chairman, Boerse Stuttgart GmbH

Ana Gabriel Lobo
Strategy & Operations Manager, Mavennet Systems Inc

Andreas von Richter
Managing Director, LBBW Venture Capital GmbH

Andreas Kind
Head of Cybersecurity Technology and CCT Blockchain, Siemens AG

Carl Amorim
Country Executive, BRI Brasil

Chris Ballinger
CEO, Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)

Clarisse Dias Da Mota
PMO Culture and Adoption, Blockchain Business Analyst, Novartis/PharmaLedger

Jenny Cieplak
Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Jens Herrmann
Senior Expert Corporate Strategy, Deutsche Telekom AG

Klaus Löber
Head of Oversight, European Central Bank

Raul Coccaro Siqueira
Controlador Geral do Estado do Paraná

Frantz Beznik
R&D Senior Director, Head of Sustainable Innovation, P&G

Dr. Sean Manion
Chief Scientific Officer, ConsenSys Health

Paul O’Neill
Director of Strategic Business Development, Confidential Computing, Intel

Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr
Managing Editor, Cointelegraph

Paul DiMarzio
Marketing Director, InterWork Alliance

Anoop Nannra
Global Blockchain Segment Leader, Amazon Web Services

Bruce Pon
CEO and Co-Founder of BigchainDB GmbH / Co-Founder Board Member, Ocean Protocol, BigchainDB GmbH / Ocean Protocol

David Palmer
Blockchain Lead Vodafone Business IoT, Vodafone Business

Hagen Weiß
Senior Advisor, German Ministry of Finance

Ciara Sun
Vice President of Global Business and Markets, Huobi Group

David LEE Kuo Chuen
Vice President of Singapore Economy Society; Professor of Singapore University of Social Sciences

Leon Li
Founder and CEO, Huobi Group

Livio Weng
CEO, Huobi Global

Robin Zhu
COO, Huobi Group

Dr. Ashraf Affan
Chairman, Angel Kids Pediatrics, National Faculty, TCPI/CMS, Angel Kids Pediatrics

David Hanekom
Chief Medical Officer, Solve.Care

Friederike Rühmann
Economist/Policy Analyst, OECD

Jamie Berryhill
Public Sector Innovation Analyst, OECD

Jefferson Nunn
Chief Editor, Liquid Health News

Jon Kuiper
CEO, Vinturas

Julien Jarrige
G20 Adviser to the Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

Marco Bianchini
Economist and Coordinator of the Digital for SME Global Initiative, OECD

Michelle Harding
Head of Unit, Senior Economist, OECD

Dr. Swapna Vaidya
Psychosomatic Medicine Specialist, Psychiatrist, Mount Sinai St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital

Walid Al Saqqaf
Founder, Insureblocks

Björn Wagner
Co-founder, Parity

Chang Jia
Founder & CEO,

Charles d’Haussy
Director of Strategic Initiatives, ConsenSys

Da Hongfei
Founder, NEO

Darryn Pollock
Chief Communication Analyst, Huobi Group

Dovey Wan
Founding Partner, Primitive Ventures

Du Jun
CMO, Huobi Group

Jason Brett
Former US Regulator with FDIC and Co-founder, Value Technology Foundation

Johnson Xu
Director of Research, Huobi DeFi Labs

Justin Sun
Founder & CEO, TRON

Kain Warwick
Founder, Synthetix

Kyle Samani
Co-founder, Multicoin Capital

Lasse Clausen
Founding Partner, 1kx capital

Mark Lee
Founder, Eightfive

Michael Arrington
Founder, TechCrunch & Arrington XRP Capital

Robert Stevens
News Editor, Decrypt

Dr. Sean Stein Smith
Forbes Contributor, Economics Professor, Lehman College, NYC

Vansa Chatikavanij

Victor Zhang
CEO, AlphaWallet

Yu Jianing
President, Huobi University

Yuan Yuming
CEO, Huochain Technology of Huobi Group

Tim Moad
Communications Director, Paid

Bjorn Tremmerie
European Investment Fund, Head of Technology Investments

Alexey Koloskov
CEO, Co-Founder, Orion Protocol

George Marcel Smetana
Research and Innovation Specialist, Bradesco

Rachid Ajaja
Founder & CEO, AllianceBlock

Bodo Bokämper
VP Procurement Processes & Digitalization, BMW AG

Iota Nassr
Economist/Policy Analyst, OECD

Justin Banon
CEO & Co-Founder, Boson Protocol

Michael Kessel
President and Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Clinic Canada

Francisco Rivadeneyra
Director of CBDC and Fintech Policy and Research, Bank of Canada

Alex Seegar
Strategic Business Manager, TCS

Andrew Powell
Founder & Director, route2work

Dan Vaught
Director Infrastructure Architecture, Cardinal Health

Daniel Buchner
Head of Decentralized Identity, Microsoft

Frank Diana
Futurist and Digital Transformer, TCS

Ganesh Kumar
Business Consultant, Quartz, TCS

Hrishikesh Nashikkar
Manager, Blockchain Development, Novartis / PharmaLedger

Justin Kersey
Director, Platforms and Solutions, TCS

Luca Giovannini
VP Global Innovation and Analytics, Manpower

Malini Raman
Product Head, Quartz, TCS

Mike Walker
Sr. Director of Applied Innovation Team, Microsoft

Namitha Jeremiah
Product Specialist, Quartz, TCS

Peter Bendor-Samuel
Founder, Everest Group

Preeti Gandhi
Head, Marketing & Communications, TCS Blockchain Services

R Vivekanand
Vice President and Head, TCS Financial Solutions

Ramesh Raskar
Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab

Soumen Roy
Executive Director & Country Head, TCS

Susanne Sommerville
CEO, Chronicled

Anne Connelly
Faculty - Blockchain, Singularity University

Gabriel Abed
Founder, Bitt

Deborah Simpier
CEO, Althea