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