/ELEV8CON adds BBVA, Bumble Bee Foods, State Street, Ticketmaster to Lineup for Enterprise Blockchain and Digital Asset Conference

ELEV8CON adds BBVA, Bumble Bee Foods, State Street, Ticketmaster to Lineup for Enterprise Blockchain and Digital Asset Conference

The stage is set for premier enterprise blockchain and digital asset conference, ELEV8CON, to return to Las Vegas for the third consecutive year. The three-day conference & expo taking place December 8-11, 2019 will provide attendees with a global perspective on enterprise blockchain, distributed data management, and digital assets. 

ELEV8 has added industry luminaries from supply chain, financial services and entertainment; verticals in which blockchain and distributed ledger technology are prone to disrupt and reinvent legacy business models. 

The all-star speaking lineup includes:

  • Sandy Khaund, Vice President Blockchain Products at Ticketmaster
  • Rohan Handa, New Ventures at BBVA
  • Jason Kelley, General Manager, Blockchain Services at IBM
  • Andrew Romans, CEO & General Partner at 7BC.VC, General Partner at Rubicon Venture Capital & Author
  • Nabil Malouli, VP, Global E-commerce for DHL
  • Phil Kelly, Executive Director, ConsenSys,
  • Scott Lundstrom, Group Vice President and General Manager of IDC Government and Health Insights at IDC Insights
  • Tony Costa, SVP & CIO at Bumble Bee Foods
  • Beralda (Ada) Kokoshi, Digital Product Development Lead & VP at State Street
  • Jorden Woods & Radhika Iyengar, Founding Partners of StarChain Ventures 
  • Alex Mashinsky, Founder and CEO of Celsius Network
  • Dr. Merav Ozair, NYU Professor; Founder and CEO of Digital Novelty
  • Hrish Lotlikar, Co-Founder, SuperWorld
  • Ruben Merre, CEO, NGRAVE
  • Charles Manning, CEO of Kochava 
  • Olga Mack, CEO of Parley Pro 
  • Jason James, CIO of Net Health 

View the full speaker lineup at https://www.elev8con.com/las-vegas-december-2019/

“The 2019 edition of ELEV8CON is showcasing the most robust examples of blockchain applications being used today. Our incredible speaker lineup with share best practices, lessons learned and how their organizations are realizing ROI with blockchain technology,” said Waco Hoover, Co-Founder, ELEV8.

Notable topics from this year’s conference agenda will include:

  1. Rise of Digital Assets and Digital Money
  2. Supercharge your Blockchain Strategy
  3. What Blockchain Business Models are Working and Why?
  4. What are Stablecoins and who are they Relevant For?
  5. Securitization of Illiquid Assets

This year’s ELEV8CON will hold 800+ attendees, 100+ speakers and 30+ exhibitors over 4 days in Las Vegas, connecting attendees with blockchain technology industry thought leaders, innovators, and implementers of blockchain, distributed ledger technologies.

As a precursor to this year’s ELEV8CON, the ELEV8 team is holding another installment of their industry reception series, during Vegas Blockchain Week, October 26th. The event will feature two-panel discussions, Catalyzing the Next Wave of Cross Border Payments and Cultivation of Cannabis on the BlockchainLearn more about the event, and Vegas Blockchain Week here: https://www.elev8con.com/elev8-at-vegas-blockchain-week/

ELEV8CON’s 2019 research partner is IDC Insights, which offers industry-level research and solutions surrounding emerging technologies. With over 1,100 analysts worldwide and spanning 110 different countries, IDC offers a global perspective to IT professionals, business executives and investors.

ELEV8 has also partnered with CryptoCurrencyNewswire (CCW) as its official Newswire. CCW is a news and content distribution syndicate specializing in cryptocurrency. With access to over 5,000 news outlets, as well as social media influence and a wide range of writers and journalists, CCW can connect to a diverse set of audiences, including investors, industry specialists and consumers.

From now until October 31, ELEV8 is offering Early Bird Registration, a discounted price to access the full conference as well as the opening and closing reception. For more information on ticket prices, visit: https://www.elev8con.com/register-now/

About Richard Kastelein

Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015), a partner at ICO services collective Token.Agency ($750m+ and 90+ ICOs and STOs), 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. Irish Tech News put him in the top 10 Token Architects in Europe.

Kastelein has an Ad Honorem – Honorary Ph.D. and is 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.  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, Prague, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara (2x), Shanghai, Singapore (3x), Tel Aviv, Utrecht, Venice, Visakhapatnam, Zwolle and Zurich.

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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