8000+ Expected – Blockchain Expo North America Exhibition Announces Expert Speakers

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Blockchain Expo North America, will be returning to Santa Clara, CA 28-29 November 2018. Similar to last year, it’s expected that attendance will be solid and there will be even more thought-provoking content on Blockchain for both enterprises and startups alike.  Topics will including Enterprise Blockchain Platforms & Strategies, Cryptocurrency and Financial Services, Blockchain Technical Workshops, Blockchain for Business, Blockchain Technologies, Developing Blockchain Applications and to top it off – an Innovations & Investors Zone.

Blockchain Expo has been embraced by the blockchain community with notable experts and leading organisations joining the conference agenda. The conference will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including; manufacturing, retail, financial services, legal, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.

Event attendees can expect to meet with over 8,000 + like-minded individuals, 400+ exhibitors such as IBM, SAP, Hyperledger, Stratis, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and Bitfury, in a series of networking opportunities. The Blockchain Expo will also allow you to ask questions to the events 250+ thought leading speakers in Q&A sessions. These speakers include:

  • Nick Szabo, Founder of Smart contracts, CEO of Global Financial Access, Computer Scientist
  • Karan Motwani, Manager Application Development, Starbucks
  • Sherry Li, General Electric, Digital Product Leader
  • Paul Breslow, Open Innovation, EDF
  • Paul Brigner, Director of Technology Policy, Chamber of Digital Commerce
  • Michael Lira, Senior Project Manager, The Walt Disney Company
  • Evan Lee, Chief Technology Officer, Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General
  • Sebastien Henot, Business Innovation, Renault
  • Dr John Henry Clippinger, Executive Director & CEO | Co-Founder | Advisor, ID3 | TokenMaster | Atonomi + more
  • Mahesh Sahasranaman, Principal Architect, UPS Supply Chain Solutions
  • David Stevens, VP, Innovation and Distribution, Munich Re Canada
  • Richard Kastelein, Founder, Publisher & EiC, Blockchain News
  • Amer Hussain, Vice President -Integrated Supply Chain, Coca-Cola
  • Chris Ballinger, CFO and Head of Mobility Services, Toyota Research Institute
  • Craig DeWitt, Director of Product, Ripple
  • Ravindra Bandaru, Director – Enterprise Risk Governance and Compliance Initiatives, Bank of America
  • Ron Resnick, Executive Director, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
  • Vincent Doumeizel, Vice President Food & Sustainability, Lloyd’s Register

The 2019 World Series has been announced to take place in London, Amsterdam and North America. The Blockchain Expo Global will be hosted in Olympia Grand London, 25-26th April and Blockchain Expo Europe will take place at RAI, Amsterdam on 19-20th June 2019.

Further information on the Blockchain Europe North America can be found here: https://blockchain-expo.com/northamerica/

About Richard Kastelein

Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015), partner at ICO services collective CryptoAsset Design Group ($500m+ and 50+ ICOs), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur.

He sits on the advisory boards of some two dozen Blockchain startups
and has written over 1500 articles on Blockchain technology and
startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat

Ad honorem - Honorary Ph.d - Chair Professor of Blockchain at
China's first Blockchain University in Nanchang at the Jiangxi Ahead
Institute of Software and Technology. In 2018 he was invited to and attended University of Oxford's Saïd Business School for Business
Automation 4.0 programme. Chevalier (Knight) - Ordre des Arts et des
Technologies at Crypto Chain University and on advisory board of Advisory Board Member of International Decentralized Association Of Cryptocurrency And Blockchain (IDABC) as well as Advisory Board Member at U.S. Blockchain Association.

Over a half a decade experience judging and rewarding some 1000+
innovation projects as an EU expert for the European Commission's SME
Instrument programme as a startup assessor and as a startup judge for
the UK government's Innovate UK division. Kastelein has spoken
(keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London (5x), Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Shanghai, Singapore (3x), Tel Aviv, Utrecht, Venice, Visakhapatnam, Zwolle and Zurich

His network is global and extensive. He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe

He's written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French.

A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart,
Kastelein's professional career has ranged from political publishing to
TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to
marketing and more as he's travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian
expatriate living around the world

In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a
series of travel articles called, 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas'
travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and
yachting publications. 

He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he's raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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