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The Blockchain Event for
Payments & Financial Services Innovators


Capital Markets • Payments • Insurance • Digital Assets

February 27, 2017, The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta

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A Convergence of Blockchain and Financial Services


Distributed: Markets will bring together payments and financial services leaders and entrepreneurs driving the blockchain movement forward for a day of critical dialogue and networking at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta on February 27, 2017. With blockchain technology at the forefront of the fintech discussion for 2017 and Bitcoin prices soaring, collaboration between legacy institutions and blockchain innovators will be vital.

Announcements:

Program


The Distributed: Markets Agenda will cover disruptive applications of Blockchain technology to the Payments and Financial Services industry and provide a blueprint for our industry in a period of tremendous disruption. We will feature 60+ Speakers during a day of conversation with main-stage and track keynote presentations, fireside chat interviews, compelling track session conversations, intimate roundtables and the latest and greatest product demos.

7:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

7:30 a.m.

Networking & Coffee

8:20 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:30 a.m.

General Session Keynotes

9:20 a.m.

Optional Blockchain 101 - Introduction, Business Benefits & Key Technologies

Capital Markets

9:20 a.m.

Trade Clearing, Settlement and Reconciliation

10:15 a.m.

Debt Markets and p2p Lending

10:50 a.m.

Networking Break

11:10 a.m.

Cap Table Management and Shareholder Administration

12:00 p.m.

Engineering New Financial Products for Legacy Markets

Payments

9:20 a.m.

Cross-border Transactions and Remittances

10:15 a.m.

Rearchitecting Inter-banking Infrastructure

10:50 a.m.

Networking Break

11:10 a.m.

IoT, AI and Machine-to-machine Transactions

12:00 p.m.

Next-generation Treasury Management

Insurance & Digital Assets

9:20 a.m.

Emerging p2p Insurance Applications

10:15 a.m.

Smart Contracts for Automated Claims Processing

10:50 a.m.

Networking Break

11:10 a.m.

Security, Risk Management and Sharing

12:00 p.m.

Consensus Models and Industry Collaboration

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 p.m.

Demos & Proof-of-Concept Projects

1:15 p.m.

Special Feature: Enterprise Bitcoin Roundtable Discussions

  • Security
  • Payments
  • Investing
  • Mining

2:10 p.m.

Afternoon Keynotes

3:50 p.m.

Closing Remarks

4:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

5:30 p.m.

Event Conclusion

The Payments Capital of the World


Where

The Distributed: Markets meetings and presentations will take place at The Ritz-Carlton in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

Why Atlanta?

It’s fitting that this historic event be held in market-driven Atlanta. According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia has evolved to become the epicenter of a growing segment of the financial services industry, with 70 percent of U.S. financial transactions passing through Atlanta’s “transaction alley.”

Georgia fintech companies generate annual revenue of more than $72 billion, placing the state third in the nation, behind only New York and California.

Approximately 100 fintech companies are headquartered or have significant presence in Georgia with six of the 10 largest U.S. payment processing firms based in the state. These companies and others process over 118 billion transactions per year representing over $2 trillion of purchase volume, supporting nearly 4 million merchants.


Meet the New Faces of Money


Distributed: Markets will have 60+ speakers including:

John Bass

John Bass

Founder & CEO, Hashed Health

Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger

Farron Blanc

Farron Blanc

Vice President & Innovation Studio Lead, RGAx

Maarten Bron

Maarten Bron

Director of Innovations, UL

Jonathan Chester

Jonathan Chester

Founder & President, Bitwage

Laurence Cooke

Laurence Cooke

Founder & CEO, nanoPay

Frederick Crosby

Frederick Crosby

Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer, Align Commerce

Neil DeSena

Neil DeSena

Managing Partner, SenaHill Partners, LP

Patrick Deegan

Patrick Deegan

Founder, DAC Technologies

Brian Fox

Brian Fox

President & Founder, Capital Confirmation, Inc.

Jeremy Gardner

Jeremy Gardner

EIR, Blockchain Capital

Jeff Garzik

Jeff Garzik

Bitcoin Core Developer and Co-founder, Bloq

Jason Gurandiano

Jason Gurandiano

Head of Financial Technology, RBC Capital Markets

Adam Helfgott

Adam Helfgott

CEO, Madhive.com

Andrew Keys

Andrew Keys

Head of Global Business Development, ConsenSys

Stu Lustman

Stu Lustman

Founder, P2PLendingExpert.com

Tracy Marion

Tracy Marion

General Partner, 402 Digital Partners

Russell Moore

Russell Moore

Director, Client Consulting, TSYS

Justin Newton

Justin Newton

Co-founder & CEO, Netki

Rob Palatnick

Rob Palatnick

Chief Technology Architect, DTCC

Ted Pendleton

Ted Pendleton

SVP Business Development, AlphaPoint

Josh Rosenblatt, J.D.

Josh Rosenblatt, J.D.

Principal, BlackLine Payments Advisors LLC

Charlie Shrem

Charlie Shrem

Co-Founder & CTO, Intellisys Capital

Shawn Wilkinson

Shawn Wilkinson

Founder and CEO/CTO, Storj Labs Inc.

Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar

Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar

Co-founder & CEO, RSK Labs

The Distributed Event Series


“Ultimately, that’s what the Distributed: Trade conference was meant to do — spur ideas, communication, and meaningful connections between a diverse set of people that perhaps wouldn’t cross paths in their day to day operations.

“Yet it’s these collisions between technology and business that lead to the most meaningful breakthroughs.”

— Iliana Oris Valiente

Deloitte

Distributed: Markets Hack



Leading up to Distributed: Markets, we’ll host a hackathon focused on driving the convergence of blockchain and traditional financial services industry. Participants will have 24 hours to build and then demo an original Bitcoin or blockchain-powered application and winners will take a home a cash prize.

Dates, Location and Prizes TBA

Hackathon Winners

Where


Downtown Atlanta

Date

Feb 25-26

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