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Samantha Radocchia

Author of "The No Bullshit Guide To Blockchain"

Sam has delivered keynotes globally and led corporate trainings at Fortune 500 corporations, trade associations, conferences, national governments, investment firms, educating leaders on the technologies and cultural shifts that will shape their organizations in the years to come.

She started studying virtual currencies in 2009 while writing her anthropology thesis on currency exchanges in the virtual world. Since then, she has founded three companies, holds several patents, and was an early outspoken voice in blockchain as the co-founder of Chronicled, an enterprise blockchain company focused on supply chain. 

Eva Kaili

"Blockchain is a strong disruptive element that will affect many sectors."

Eva Kaili has been working intensively on promoting innovation as a driving force of the establishment of the European Digital Single Market. She has been particularly active in the fields of blockchain technology, m/eHealth, big data, fintech and cybersecurity.

Since her election she has also been very active in the field of taxation, where she has been the Rapporteur of the ECON committee's annual tax report. As a member of the ECON committee she has been focusing on EU's financial integration and the management of the financial crisis in the Eurozone. 

Lucy Hakobyan

"We are moving towards a new era of mobility as a service."

Lucy Hakobyan is a distributed ledger technology strategist, subject matter expert in topics of blockchain enterprise adoption, and enterprise innovation professional.

She has lead the first blockchain standard for Vehicle Identification with MOBI, Ford, Renault, BMW & others. She also works closely with organizations like the World Economic Forum and the United Nations on promoting blockchain technology for enterprises. 

Accelerate your organization’s blockchain transformation at #BRG2020.

Cathy Barrera

Founding economist of Prysm Group.

Dr. Cathy Barrera is a Partner and Founding Economist of Prysm Group, a firm that specializes in economic and governance design for distributed ledger-based projects.

She is a frequent keynote speaker and lecturer on economics and DLT. She is an advisor to blockchain projects at the World Economic Forum, a Collaborator of the MIT Cryptoeconomics Lab and is an industry expert for MIT’s executive education course, Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application.

A Snippet From Last Year's Conference

IBM Senior Vice President Bridget van Kralingen was joined on stage at BRG by Mike White, CEO of TradeLens.

April 7-8, 2020
Metro Toronto
Convention Centre

Why Should You Care About Blockchain?

Blockchain is an undeniably ingenious invention, and with every passing minute, it is evolving into something greater, affecting how we perform all acts of business.

2020 Speakers Include:

The 2020 conference will bring together speakers from around the world and across industries to discuss their ideas, experiences, and insights into blockchain technology.

Asset Chains

Companies are already using blockchain to build more transparent, responsive supply chains, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. A confluence of blockchain, machine learning, and the Internet of Things is enabling new, cognitive supply chains, transforming global trade as we know it.

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Winning Strategies for Smart Contracts

Blockchain enables us to encode the conditions of agreements into self-executing ‘smart contracts.’ These new agreements, built on the blockchain, will introduce radical levels of openness and transparency to business, and bring labour-intensive business processes into the 21st century.

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Blockchain & The Global CIO

To prepare for the next era of disruption, it’s crucial to understand how the fundamental structures of businesses may be changed by new technologies. Blockchain and other disruptive technologies promise to fundamentally reshape the role of the Chief Information Officer, and enterprise IT architecture as we know it.

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Saving The Web

Now more than ever our personal data –identities, financial information, addresses, life events – is freely available to be viewed or even leaked online. We now live in an era of ‘digital feudalism,’ where the data created by individuals is expropriated by a tiny number of ‘digital landlords.’ Blockchain technology is empowering users to take back control of their online personal identities in the fight for our data sovereignty.

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Don Tapscott

“The blockchain for identity is the core for the Internet of Things.”

For over three decades, Don Tapscott has been recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on the intersection of business and digital technology. With over a dozen books published, including best-sellers like Paradigm Shift, The Digital Economy, and Wikinomics, it is difficult to imagine anyone who has been more prolific and influential in explaining today’s technological revolutions and their impact on the world.

Since publishing the best-selling Blockchain Revolution alongside his son Alex Tapscott in 2016, Don has been a champion of blockchain technology’s promise to reshape business and society. In 2017, he and Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute, where he has helped business and government leaders around the world navigate and accelerate the blockchain revolution in their organization. 

Christopher Giancarlo

45K followers on Twitter as “CryptoDad

Giancarlo is a renowned blockchain technology advocate and key contributor to the global discourse on cryptocurrencies and digital assets. During his tenure as chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the agency published primers on virtual currencies and smart contracts, the first bitcoin futures contracts were offered, and the CFTC launched LabCFTC as the agency’s stakeholder in the digital evolution of derivatives trading markets.

Since publishing the best-selling Blockchain Revolution alongside his son Alex Tapscott in 2016, Don has been a champion of blockchain technology’s promise to reshape business and society. In 2017, he and Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute, where he has helped business and government leaders around the world navigate and accelerate the blockchain revolution in their organization. 

Brian Behlendorf

NY Times top 10 most influential leaders in the blockchain industry.

Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director for Hyperledger. Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013. He was the founding CTO of CollabNet and CTO of the World Economic Forum.