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Investors, Entrepreneurs and Technologists: Why Blockchain Is Important to You

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The MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC and Baltimore, Women in Housing and Finance and the George Washington University School of Business are partnering to offer their respective members and guests a special Blockchain technology program on October 18.

Whether you are a novice or you have been immersed in the technology for several years or even just several months, this 3-hour evening program will provide a unique opportunity to:

  • Explore the basics of the technology.
  • Gain a better understanding of its disruptive potential across multiple industries and various government offices.
  • Understand the prospects and challenges of adopting Blockchain technology within both the US government and the private sector.
  • Learn more about specific projects underway inside the beltway and beyond and how they may ultimately impact the local job market.

Carol Van Cleef

Carol Van Cleef, Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and Founder of Comptegrity, Inc., will explain Blockchain from the ground up.  A respected author and speaker, Carol provides legal and strategic advice to depository institutions, financial services companies and FinTech businesses on federal and state regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters, including Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), AML and OFAC compliance; consumer protection issues; privacy, data and cyber security; and state money transmitter licensing.

Register Here For Special Early Bird Pricing

Panel I – What is Blockchain?

Regardless of your Blockchain IQ, your technological capabilities or where you are on the learning curve, this session is the equalizer. For the novice, learn the difference between cryptocurrencies, the blockchain, ledger-based technologies, and smart contracts, what side chains are, why multi-signature and key recovery service (KRS) are important.

For the more experienced attendees, review the latest technological developments, the newest generation of cryptocurrencies and much more. CoinCenter (invited)

 

Panel II – Deploying Blockchain Technology: the Private Sector Experience.

Bitcoin was the first – but certainly not the last – use case for Blockchain technology.

  • How is this ledger based technology being put to work in the financial services, health care and other industries?
  • Which ones will be most significantly disrupted? And how fast?
  • What are the challenges in developing, executing and bringing these projects to market?
  • Hear from industry representatives and venture capitalists funding these projects.

 

Panel III – Deploying Blockchain Technology: The Government Experience.

The Federal Government has its hands full, working hard to understand whether and to what extent laws and regulations must be adapted to the technology. Agencies have to understand how the technology impacts entities they regulate. And many agencies are considering how the technology may affect their own operations.

What will this mean for government employees and contractors?  Regulators from the government and industry representatives will address these issues (invited).

 

Preliminary Agenda

  • 5:30-6:30 Networking and registration
  • 6:30-8:00 Program
  • 8:00-9:00 Panel Discussion and Q&A
  • 9:00-9:30 Post-event networking

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The “Next Big Thing” Event | BLOCKCHAIN ~ EXPANDED AGENDA

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I’ll be posting more information as it comes in. Hear it here first.

Date: Tuesday October 18th

Time: 5-9PM

Place: The Marvin Center Ballroom at The George Washington University Campus located at 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052.

Expanded Agenda:

· Explore the basics of the technology

· Gain a better understanding of its disruptive potential across multiple industries and various government offices

· Understand the prospects and challenges of adopting Blockchain technology within both the US government and the private sector

· Learn more about specific projects underway inside the beltway and beyond and how they may ultimately impact the local job market.

 

Panel I – Regardless of your Blockchain IQ, your technological capabilities or where you are on the learning curve, this session is the equalizer. For the novice, learn the difference between crypto-currencies, the blockchain, ledger-based technologies, and smart contracts, what side chains are, why muti-sig and KRS are important. For the more experienced attendees, review the latest technological developments, the newest generation of crypto-currencies and much more.

Panel II – Deploying Blockchain Technology Part I: the Private Sector Experience. Bitcoin was the first – but certainly not the last – use case for blockchain technology. How is this ledger based technology being put to work in the financial services, health care and other industries. Which ones will be most significantly disrupted? And how fast? What are the challenges in developing, executing and bringing these projects to market.

Panel III – Deploying Blockchain Technology – Part II: The Government Experience. The Federal Government has its hands full, working hard to understand whether and to what extent laws and regulations they administer must be adapted to the technology. Agencies have to understand how the technology impacts entities they regulate. And many agencies are considering how the technology may affect their own operations. What will this mean for government employees and contractors?

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Andrew J. Polcha CEO WORLDPIPE.tv

“Next Big Thing” Event | BLOCKCHAIN

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SAVE THE DATE ~ Tuesday October 18th.

The “Next Big Thing” Event | BLOCKCHAIN ~ What Are The Potential Innovations And Business Possibilities For Entrepreneurs, Companies and Government

Hey Folks,

I promised more details about this event and I wanted to share this update with you.  As you know, MITEF members get special pricing on access to this and future events. I am so excited because we have partnered with the Women In Housing & Finance (WHF) and their members also get special pricing and access to this event.

Learn more and register here.

EVENT PRICING:

MITEFDC   MEMBER PRICE:   $45.00
WHF MEMBER PRICE:  $45.00
EARLY BIRD PRICE  (Ends Sept. 30):  $85.00
RETAIL PRICE (After Sept. 30):   $100.00
AT THE DOOR:  $115.00

Join The MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC Baltimore today and take advantage of special event pricing.  See our membership page here.

See you folks on Oct. 18th! ~AP

Andrew Polcha - Vice Chair MITEF and CEO at WORLDPIPE.TV

Andrew Polcha CEO, WORLDPIPE.TV

 

 

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC Baltimore’s Fall “Next Big Thing” Event | BLOCKCHAIN

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SAVE THE DATE ~ Tuesday October 18th. 

Event Description: “Next Big Thing” Event | BLOCKCHAIN~ What Are The Potential Innovations And Business Possibilities For Entrepreneurs, Companies and Government

Blockchain is an emerging technology that facilitates transactions between trading partners. It has potential to disrupt every segment of banking and financial services. If you haven’t already heard of it, you will soon.

What is Blockchain? And What business possibilities and innovations will it spawn? Carol Van Cleef, Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and Founder Comptegrity, Inc., will help us explain Blockchain from the ground up. She will outline how Blockchain is reshaping commercial transactions, and how entrepreneurs can capitalize spinoff innovations.

If you are developing a new product idea – or thinking about launching one – you need to know about Blockchain. This session will feature thought leaders who will offer details about how the technology works, the outlook for future products and services, and how it will impact related industries.

This event is cosponsored by The George Washington University and The George Washington University’s School Of Business

This event will be held in The Marvin Center Ballroom at The George Washington University Campus located at 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052.

Time: 5-9PM

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