Presented By
Event Speakers

Blockchain Intelligence Group
Executive Chairman

FBI
Special Agent

Microsoft Azure
Software Engineer

Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of International Affairs
Director of International Trade & Investment

Monax
Chief Technology Officer

Sony Pictures Entertainment
VP Security and Media Technologies

Libra
Chief Commercial Officer

Gartner, Inc.
Research Director

Genesis Block and AxiomLevel Technologies
Co-Founder

Hedera
Chief Marketing Officer

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum
Project Lead

Blockchain at UCLA
Co-Founder

Hedera
Developer Advocate

BakerHostetler
Partner

StillMark
Managing Director

UCLA Samueli Engineering
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science

USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Professor

EY
Senior Manager, Cybersecurity

UCLA
Department Chair, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

EY
Manager, Blockchain and Distributed Infrastructure

UCLA
Faculty Director, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy Professor of Law

FBI
Special Agent

Clause
Co-Founder and CEO

PULSE Fellow in Artificial Intelligence, Law, and Policy

Blockchain at UCLA
Co-Founder

BakerHostetler
Legal Innovation Designer

Bitcoin Developer and Applied Cryptography Consultant

Post Oak Labs
Founder

UCLA
Professor of Engineering and Public Policy

Blockchain Intelligence Group
Director of Forensics and Investigations

ConsenSys
Managing Director

Event Summary & Schedule

This daylong event features visionaries and hands-on veterans of the blockchain revolution, speaking on the past, present and future of this exciting technology. Combining TED Talk-style presentations, panel discussions and intimate conversations, Genesis offers an exclusive opportunity to hear from the best brains in blockchain. More than 300 guests are expected to attend this conference, one of the first to explore the intersection of blockchain innovation among the legal industry, business and academia.

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM
Check In


9:00 AM – 9:10 AM
Opening Remarks


9:10 AM – 9:20 AM
TED-style Talk

Christian Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Stranger Labs


9:20 AM – 10:05 AM
Understanding the Blockchain Paradox: Radical Transparency vs. Preservation of Privacy

Moderator: Dawn Newton, COO, Netki

Shone Anstey, Executive Chairman, Blockchain Intelligence Group
Laura Jehl, Partner, BakerHostetler
Christian Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Stranger Labs


10:05 AM – 10:55 AM
Considerations for Legally Sound and Technically Secure Smart Contracts

Moderator: Diana Stern, Legal Innovation Designer, BakerHostetler

Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Melanie Marsollier, Manager, Blockchain and Distributed Infrastructure, EY
Houman Shadab, Co-Founder and CEO, Clause
John Villasenor, Professor of Engineering and Public Policy, UCLA
Amy Wan, CEO, Sagewise

Deep Dive Panel:

10:05 AM -10:55 AM
Government and International Adoption of Blockchain

Moderator: Felipe Cusnir, Director of International Trade & Investment, Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of International Affairs

David Siemer, CEO, Genesis Holdings
Rahilla Zafar, Managing Director, ConsenSys


10:55 AM – 11:10 AM
Break


11:10 AM – NOON
Fireside Chat with Leaders Guiding the Technology Forward

Silas Davis, Chief Technology Officer, Monax
Christian Hasker, Chief Marketing Officer, Hedera
Alyse Killeen, Managing Director, StillMark


12:05 PM – 12:50 PM
The Cutting Edge of Precedent: Tax, Securities and Financial Regulatory Issues

Moderator: James Park, Faculty Director, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy Professor of Law, UCLA

Jeremy Drane, Chief Commercial Officer, Libra
Raleigh Harbour, Co-Founder, Genesis Block and AxiomLevel Technologies
Robert Musiala, Counsel, BakerHostetler

Deep Dive Panel:

12:05 PM – 12:50 PM
Proof of Authority: An Overview of Microsoft Azure’s Consensus Protocol

Moderator: Anthony Humay, Co-Founder, Blockchain at UCLA

Cody Born, Software Engineer, Microsoft Azure


12:50 PM – 1:35 PM
Lunch


1:35 PM – 1:45 PM
TED-style Talk

Homan Farahmand, Research Director, Gartner, Inc.


1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
State Changes: A Talk with Technologists on Balancing Blockchain Ideals with Practicality

Moderator: Homan Farahmand, Research Director, Gartner, Inc.

Cody Born, Software Engineer, Microsoft Azure
Silas Davis, Chief Technology Officer, Monax
Simi Hunjan, Developer Advocate, Hedera
Peter Todd, Bitcoin Developer and Applied Cryptography Consultant


2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
B2B Blockchain: Security and Governance Concerns

Moderator: Matthew Leising, Reporter, Bloomberg News

Eric Diehl, VP Security and Media Technologies, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Melanie Marsollier, Manager, Blockchain and Distributed Infrastructure, EY
James Sherer, Partner, BakerHostetler
Tim Swanson, Founder, Post Oak Labs

Deep Dive Panel:

2:30 PM -3:15 PM
Coinbase: A Look to the Future with One of the World’s Biggest Exchanges

Moderator:  Adam Spar, Co-Founder, Blockchain at UCLA

Kristen Stone, Product Manager, Coinbase


3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Break


Deep Dive Panel:

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Hackers Stole My Cryptocurrency – Now What?

Moderator: Alicia Solow-Niederman, PULSE Fellow in Artificial Intelligence, Law, and Policy, UCLA

Aidan Lynch, Senior Manager, Cybersecurity, EY
Zacharia Baldwin, FBI
Robert Whittaker, Director of Forensics and Investigations, Blockchain Intelligence Group
Christopher Pluhar, FBI

3:30 PM -4:15 PM
Blockchain for Social Good: Trials and Tribulations of Using New Technology to Solve Long-Standing Problems

Moderator: David MacFadyen, Department Chair, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, UCLA

Nadia Hewett, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Leonard Kleinrock, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, UCLA
Kristen Stone, Product Manager, Coinbase


4:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Closing Remarks and Q&A


4:30 PM
Program Ends

 

Venue Information

Located in the heart of UCLA’s Sunset Village, Covel Commons Grand Horizon Room, is a ballroom-style space with a large terrace featuring a spectacular panoramic view of the campus.

Directions to Covel Commons
Parking

Address: 200 De Neve Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90095
Space: Grand Horizon Room