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