Postponed: Blockchain Center Hosting 2020 Blockchain for Business Conference on March 13
POSTPONED — This event has been postponed until fall 2020 with a date to be determined.
The Blockchain Center of Excellence at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas is hosting its 2020 conference Blockchain for Business: Creating the Internet of Value on Friday, March 13.
Technology, industry and academic experts will gather in the auditorium of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the U of A campus to explore how decentralized information and value exchange online is transforming business in 2020. Attendees will be able to connect and learn from world-class leaders who are working on creating the internet of value.
Conference speakers include:
- Nick Szabo, blockchain, cryptocurrency and smart contracts pioneer
- Steve Lupien, founder, Beefchain.io
- Paul Brody, principal and global innovation leader, EY
- Archana Mehta Sristy, senior director software engineering, Walmart
- Brian Behlendorf, executive director, Hyperledger Blockchain Project
- Mary Lacity, Walton College professor and executive director for the Blockchain Center of Excellence
- Dale Chrystie, blockchain strategist at Fedex, BiTA Standards Council chairman
- Hilary Carter, managing director, Blockchain Research Institute
- Alisa DiCaprio, head of trade and supply chain, R3
- Matt Waller, Walton College dean
- Carol Goforth, securities law professor, University of Arkansas
- Craig Harper, chief operations officer at J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
- Lee Slezak, vice president of IT architecture, emerging technology and analytics at Tyson Foods
- Gokul Kandiraju, solutions architect, IBM Food Trust
- James Regenor, founder and president , VeriTX
Speakers, panelists and industry breakout sessions will address open frameworks and tools, enterprise mindshifts, evolving regulation, ecosystem building and much more. Conference participants will be exposed to different forms of blockchain, including public, private, permissioned and hybrid solutions.
David Speer, senior director of communications
Sam M. Walton College of Business
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