New speakers, Innovation Showcase added to DC Blockchain Summit
In a press release sent to CoinReport, the Chamber of Digital Commerce announced the addition of speakers to the DC Blockchain Summit. The summit, which takes place March 3, 2016 at Georgetown University, will examine policy challenges and opportunities related to blockchain technology.
The speakers added to the DC Blockchain Summit include:
- Arvind Krishna – Senior vice president and director of IBM Research. According to IBM’s site, Krishna helps guide the overall technological strategy for the company. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is the co-author of 15 patents.
- Helen Wong – Attorney under the division of financial practices at the Federal Trade Commission. Last year at TEDxNorthwesternU, she gave a presentation titled “The Future of Money.“
- U.S. Representative David Schweikert – Representative of Arizona’s 6th District. According to his official site, Schweikert supports finding efficiencies in this century’s economy.
Chamber of Digital Commerce founder and president Perianne Boring told CoinReport in another email:
“Regulatory uncertainty continues to be a major hurdle for companies innovating with and investing in blockchain technology. In addition, financial services regulation and compliance is complex. While it’s widely accepted that blockchain technology has the potential to create major efficiencies within global e-commerce — we are entering a highly regulated environment. The DC Blockchain Summit is bringing together industry, technologists, and government to enhance the dialogue regarding the policy challenges facing the blockchain community.”
Other confirmed attendees include representatives from American Express, International Monetary Fund, Microsoft, NASDAQ and the Royal Bank of Canada. Don Tapscott of the Tapscott Group will deliver the keynote presentation.
The DC Summit will also feature an Innovation Showcase following the presentations. Top-funded startups and today’s leading technology companies will demonstrate applicable use of blockchain technology through use cases. Represented specialities include consumer technologies and smart contracts.
Chamber’s logo – Via the press release
Perianne Boring’s photo – Courtesy of Chamber for a previous story