Tony is a Silicon Valley based entrepreneur and legal informatics researcher at Stanford Law School, where he co-chairs the Blockchain Group. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Legal.io, Tony leads a team of lawyers, engineers, and designers building and deploying A.I., blockchain, and customer experience solutions for the legal industry. Prior to his time in Silicon Valley, Tony practiced law for 5 years in the London and Hong Kong offices of Herbert Smith, advising companies, public sector bodies and charities on regulatory, transactional and IP issues. In 2017, Tony was appointed for a 3 year term to the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. Tony holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Oxford University, and graduated from Stanford University with a Masters in Law, Science and Technology.
Mark is a Silicon Valley journalist whose stories are regularly published for SiliconANGLE Media and Blasting News. He was previously a senior writer for the San Francisco Examiner and CBS-Bay Area. He specializes in coverage of Fintech and cybsersecurity topics, in addition to writing regularly about enterprise computing. He is also an experienced video and TV producer, having created Tech Closeup, a nationally syndicated program on technology that aired on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliate stations over the course of four years.
John has worked at TV, newspapers, radio and Internet companies for 20 years. He's an advisor at StartupGrind.com and has written for Fast Company, NBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, BusinessInsider, USAToday and Venturebeat among others.Moderator: John Boitnott, Journalist/Digital Consultant. John has worked at TV, newspapers, radio and Internet companies for 20 years. He's an advisor at StartupGrind.com and has written for Fast Company, NBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, BusinessInsider, USAToday and Venturebeat among others.
Jason E. Barkeloo has thirty-four years of experience as an entrepreneur, researcher, investor, and educator. He began his career as a US Army air defense operations and intelligence assistant. Later, after the US Army sponsored his higher education, he managed military medical facilities and research laboratories. At the end of his US Army career with a final assignment as the lab operations officer of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Medical Detachment, Jason was selected for the Department of Defense ``Troops to Teachers`` program. In that role, Jason spent 5-years as an inner-city high school science teacher. He received national recognition and awards for innovations in science education including the Sam's Club/Walmart Teacher of the Year. Notably, he was a founder of a virtual high school focused on prescriptively delivering physical and life science content to students. After teaching, Jason became an entrepreneur and launched a number of startups. Jason's first company, TouchSmart Publishing, was an educational content company providing content to special needs students. His second company, Somatic Digital, created the touch user interface (TUI) human-computer interface technology and had relationships with NASA, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Freescale Semiconductor, and the National Federation of the Blind. His third company, Pilus Energy, was a synthetic biology company. It was purchased by a publicly traded company in 2014. Jason's current 9-year effort is Open Therapeutics; an open science company that crowdsources orphan therapeutic intellectual properties (IP) to the global scientific community, particularly the underserved scientists in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The blockchain-enabled collaboration platform is Therapoid.net that is currently in alpha testing. He hired the CEO and serves as Chair of the Board. His second current effort is Knowbella Tech; an open science effort crowdsourcing IP to researchers around the world. Knowbella Tech will provide Helix tokens (``cryptocurrency``) based upon Ethereum blockchain to the researchers who collaborate within the Knowbella Platform. He is the inventor of blockchain-based patents and speaks at conferences, particularly about Security Token Offerings (STO). Jason speaks internationally on the advantages of open science and Open Access publishing. He has patents in synthetic biology, digital rights management, and has patents pending in blockchain-enabled technologies. He holds an Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from The Ohio State University and a Master's degree in education with certifications in biological sciences and social studies from Antioch University. He dropped out of a PhD program to launch his first startup.
Mark Hamade is a Partner of Vivaris Capital LLC an 18 year old private equity firm. Mark Hamade is a Conscious Capitalist, meaning he passionately respects People, the Planet and Profitable enterprise, and believes that organizations have a responsibility to uphold all three Ps equally. He is an accomplished, visionary senior executive with more than twenty years’ experience in driving revenue growth, building world-class teams, enforcing cultures of excellence, strengthening operational effectiveness and increasing profitability. A strategist, developer and leader of people and culture, and a go-to Merger and driving growth in strategic operational roles with measurable top-line results of over $1 Billion. He has had returns between 21% and 68%. His career spans multiple industries, including renewable energy, enterprise software, industrial engineering and IT services. Mark is globally minded and globally well connected, having established offices in Mexico, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the Far East. He maintains business connections in over 50 countries, including those with the wealthiest economies.
David is a veteran of the electronic trading industry within the traditional finance industry. As a senior sales executive at Maystreet, Citadel and Knight Capital, David was responsible for building out a sales team focused on unique order routing and connectivity to market centers. Prior to that David was one of the key members responsible for Knight Capitals acquisition of EDGETRADE. Originally from NYC, David has spent the past 5 years in San Francisco.
BTC Labs is an innovation studio for Web 3.0 protocols and businesses where Elliot has contributed significantly to projects like Po.et, CoinCart, and MAD Network. Elliot also serves as the Technical Editor for yBitcoin Magazine and has been featured in Bitcoin Magazine, Distributed, and Wolter’s Kluwer Securities Regulation Daily.
Blockchain for Social Justice collective is a platform designed to promote education and access of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency for marginalized communities. Daisy has worked to support the inclusion of women in the blockchain ecosystem through her tireless advocacy efforts. She is a founding member of the Black Womens Blockchain Council, and advisor for SHEQ wallet, a cryptocurrency wallet specifically designed for women and is now working on statewide efforts to establish blockchain policy and education for economic development non-profits. Daisy hosts events to bring women together and educate them in order to diversify the blockchain space.
Corey is the Growth Manager for Dispatch (dispatchlabs.io) and leads their growth marketing strategy. Dispatch is a DLT platform for creating data-centric smart contracts for B2B enterprise businesses. Before joining Dispatch, he cofounded, Blackchain, a tech education platform, where he discusses tokenomics, distributed network history, blockchain infrastructural issues and consensus models' impact on distributed network platforms' adoption. He is an avid blogger (coreyaharris.com) who writes about tokenomics and how to create effective token incentive models. He views distributed network technologies like Blockchain, DAG, and IPFS as the next wave of new economic theory.
Marta Belcher is a technology and intellectual property attorney at Ropes & Gray LLP in the Silicon Valley, and a leader in the area of blockchain law. Marta represents blockchain companies and a blockchain trade association in matters related to public policy, as well as speaking about blockchain law around the world, including at CryptoHQ during the World Economic Forum in Davos and in the European Parliament in Brussels. Marta also represents clients in matters related to blockchain and intellectual property, including drafting a blockchain-transferrable software license and advising in industry-wide discussions about blockchain patenting. She is the author of ``Defensive Patenting Strategies for Blockchain Innovators`` and a participant in an international working group on blockchain for social impact. Marta is an alum of Stanford Law School, U.C. Berkeley, Apple, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She has been named a “Huffington Post Greatest Person of the Day” and has been featured in Forbes.
John Cooper has a wide range of leadership and business development experience. With a masters, in economics he has developed a penchant for economic modeling and quantitative research. In his last role, helped a start up grow from a team of 4 and $200k annual revenue, to a team of 20+ and a projected revenue of $3M in under 2 years. John built his first bitcoin mining rig back in 2011 and has been researching and following the cryptocurrency space since that time.
Ken Kavanaugh is Director of Customer Acquisition at Everbloom, a venture-backed decentralized exchange that aggregates smart contracts and protocols to pool orders and liquidity. As an early employee of E*TRADE within its strategy and M&A department, Ken managed $1B+ in fintech deal volume. He’s co-founder of Moon Assist, an advanced order management platform, and advisor to Altcoin.io, a Plasma-based DEX. Previously, he led corporate and business development efforts for Lykke DEX, a pioneer in the use of the security token.