march, 2020

13mar8:00 am7:00 pmBusiness in Blockchain Conference2020 Blockchain Conference

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Event Details

The Blockchain Center of Excellence of the Sam M. Walton College of Business brought industry and academic experts on Blockchain and related topics to the 2019 Blockchain Conference for Business.

Keynotes, panelists, and industry breakout sessions addressed the tough topics of shared governance, business models, regulatory uncertainty, and building viable ecosystems within a rapidly evolving blockchain landscape.

Keynote Speakers
Speeches from recognized leaders including the Honorable Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas, Colonel James Regenor, Co-founder Blockchain Resource Group and Chief Solutions Officer, Fr8 Network, and Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration.

Client-Only Panel
C-suite/Directors of operations and innovations from Ernst & Young, Golden State Foods, McKesson, JB Hunt, Tyson, and Walmart answered the questions: How are your blockchain projects really going? Where will they realistically be in a year?

Provider-Only Panel
In a panel moderated by Tracy Black, Operating Partner at New Road Capital Partners, providers discussed their blockchain capabilities and offerings. Saurabh Gupta, Chief Strategy Officer for HSF research was also on the panel to offer insights from HfS’s recent analysis of 10 blockchain platforms.

Industry Breakout Sessions
Industry leaders hosted breakout sessions focusing on blockchain applications for supply chains, credentials, financial services, and more. Leaders included Blockchain Ready Studio, the Center for Supply Chain Studies, Ernst & Young, Golden State Foods, Grassroots Co-op, Heifer International, Idatafy, JB Hunt, McKesson, Patreos, SAP, StartupJunkie, Tyson, and Walmart.

Hands-On Workshops
Participants experienced blockchain technologies such as Hyperledger Fabric hosted by IBM, Microsoft’s Azure and Blockchain workbench, and SAS’s blockchain analytics.

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Time

(Friday) 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Location

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR 72701, United States

Organizer

Blockchain

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