The Digital Money Forum

presented by Synchrony Financial
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Monetary transactions are based on trust, and digital currency is no different. We’ll have to put trust in mobile payments, the Internet of Paying Things, robo-advisors, cryptocurrencies, and peer-to-peer exchange as we democratize currency and go cashless. Fintech’s challenges are harder than ever, but the rewards are just as great.

Top Three Topics:

  • New Links in the blockchain
  • IoT and commerce: humans optional
  • The rise of robo-advisors

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9-11:15 AM January 9

Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

What’s new in how, when, where, and why we pay.

  • 9-9:15 AM In Money We Trust
  • 9:15-9:45 AM Payments Deconstructed
  • 9:45-10:25 AM Never Talk to a Human Again?
  • 10:25-10:45 AM Sophia: A Robot Worth Talking To
  • 10:45-11:15 AM Identify vs. Privacy in the Emerging Digital World 

Moderator
Michael Casey
Senior Advisor, Digital Currency Initiative,
MIT Media Lab

Moderator
Thad Peterson
Senior Analyst,
Aite Group

Speaker
Jeff Bender
VP,
Diebold Nixdorf

Speaker
Derrick Carpenter
SVP Product, Portfolio & Integrated Payments,
Bank of America Merchant Services

Speaker
Beric Farmer
Co-Founder,
XE

Speaker
Edward Glassman
EVP, Account Management,
Mastercard

Speaker
David Hanson
Founder and CEO,
Hanson Robotics

Speaker
Sophia Hanson
Robot,
Hanson Robotics

Speaker
Sih Lee
Senior Vice Presdient, Payments Technology & Innovation,
Synchrony Financial

Speaker
Matt Minoff
CDO,
Meredith Corporation

Speaker
Nana Murugesan
Vice President and General Manager,
Samsung Electronics America

Speaker
Timothy Pawlenty
CEO,
Financial Services Roundtable

Speaker
Amelia Powell
Sr. Director of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships,
USA Technologies

Speaker
Joe Ziemer
VP Communications & Policy,
Betterment

11:30 AM-12:30 PM January 9

Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Paradigm-shifting ideas in AI, AR/VR, blockchain, customer relations and cybersecurity from five top thinkers.

  • 11:30-11:42 AM Chris Feeney: Balancing Innovation and Security
  • 11:42-11:52 AM Cleveland Brown: VR/AR Meet the World of Digital Money
  • 11:52 AM-12:04 PM Jesse Lund: The World According to Blockchain
  • 12:04-12:16 PM Jason Mars: AI's Place in the World of Digital Money
  • 12:16-12:30 PM Pindar Wong: How do you lend money to machines?

Moderator
Christopher Feeney
President, BITS,
Financial Services Roundtable

Speaker
Cleveland Brown
CEO and Co-Founder,
Payscout

Speaker
Nitin Gaur
Director, IBM Blockchain Labs,
IBM

Speaker
Dr. Jason Mars
CEO,
Clinc

Speaker
Pindar Wong
Chairman,
VeriFi (Hong Kong) Limited

1-2:15 PM January 9

Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

From the person who’s never banked to the ones looking to better manage wealth, technology is driving down the costs and offering a plethora of new options.

  • 1-1:45 PM Personalizing Transaction
  • 1:45-2:15 PM Cybersecurity and Privacy: Keeping Commerce Safe

Moderator
Robin Raskin
Founder and President ,
Living in Digital Times

Moderator
Dan Tynan
Journalist,
Improbable Ventures

Speaker
Giff Carter
Chief Revenue Officer,
Stash

Speaker
Dani Cushion
CMO,
Cardlytics

Speaker
Charles Dachs
VP and GM of Secure Embedded Transactions at NXP Semiconductors,
NXP

Speaker
Tim Hong
CMO,
MoneyLion

Speaker
Vincent Ramoutar
Founder & CEO,
uConekt Inc.

Speaker
Scott Roen
Managing Director, Head of Digital,
BlackRock

2:15-3:15 PM January 9

Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

After years of doubt and derision from the mainstream finance community, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, and hundreds more, have become the stuff of cocktail party chatter. Get the insider’s’ looks at how to evaluate them all.

  • 2:15-2:45 PM Game of Coins
  • 2:45-3 PM Cryptocurrencies: The New Asset Class
  • 3-3:15 PM Potential Hazards in the New Crypto Marketplace

Moderator
Michael Terpin
Founder and CEO,
Transform Group/BitAngels

Speaker
Asheesh Birla
VP, Product,
Ripple

Speaker
Jonathan Johnson
President,
Medici Ventures

Speaker
Vinny Lingham
Co-Founder & CEO,
Civic

Speaker
Philipp Pieper
CEO,
Swarm Fund

Speaker
Matthew Roszak
Co-founder & Chairman,
Bloq

Speaker
Bill Shihara
CEO,
Bittrex

Speaker
K. Brent Tomer
Chief Trial Attorney,
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

3:30-7 PM January 9

Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

The blockchain has moved beyond money to encompass a paradigm for every one of life’s contractual moments. Entrepreneurs and theorists are developing use cases from art authentication to new models of governance. We’ll explore the most radical possibilities.

  • 3:30-3:45 PM Moving Business to the Blockchain
  • 3:45-4:15 PM 100 Uses for the Blockchain
  • 4:15-5 PM ICO SlugFest: Startup Competition
  • 5:30-7 PM Networking Event Sponsored by Bloq Capital and Transform PR

Moderator
Enzo Villani
Managing Director,
Transform Group

Moderator
Andrew Vorster
Innovation Catalyst,
AndrewVorster.com

Speaker
David Avital
CEO & Founder,
Osher Coin

Speaker
Kevin Barnes
Chairman,
Blocksafe

Speaker
Jonathan Chou
Co-Founder & CEO,
BeeToken

Speaker
Tabitha Creighton
SVP, Payment Solutions,
iQmetrix Software Corp

Speaker
Theodor Forselius
CEO,
Everipedia, Inc.

Speaker
Elie Galam
Chief Investment Officer,
Eastmore Group

Speaker
Jalak Jobanputra
Founder, Managing Partner,
Future\Perfect Ventures

Speaker
Sam Kazemian
President and Co-Founder ,
Everipedia, Inc.

Speaker
Dr. Mihaly Kertesz
Co-Founder ,
Etheal

Speaker
Scott Kessler
Director of Business Development,
LO3 Energy

Speaker
Dr. Wallace Lynch
Founder & CEO,
Alpha Token Foundation

Speaker
Halsey Minor
Founder & CEO,
VideoCoin Network

Speaker
Alan Safahi
CEO,
ZED Network

Speaker
Dr. Larry Sanger
CIO,
Everipedia, Inc.

Speaker
Steven Sprague
CEO,
Rivetz Corp.

Speaker
Jake Vartainian
Founder,
Native Token

Speaker
Peter Vessenes
Managing Director,
New Alchemy

Speaker
Peter Vessenes
Managing Director,
New Alchemy

Speaker
Dominik Zynis
Co-Founder,
Wings Stiftung



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