Fintech, Blockchain and AI Conference at UT Dallas

(MENAFNEditorial) iCrowdNewswire - Mar 9, 2018

2-Day Emerging Tech Summit Features Innovators From Startups, Large Companies

Digital Thought Leader Don Tapscott Is Keynote Speaker

Don Tapscott, a global leader in spotting digital innovation's impact on huge segments of the worldwide economy — including finance and cryptocurrency — will headline the Emerging Technologies Summit at TheApril 18-19on the UTApril 18, has tracked digital influence and impact for decades, going back to the 1980s. His most recent book, written with his son,Alex Tapscott, isThe Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World(New York: Penguin Books, 2016). His TEDTalk, " ,"has more than 2.8 million views on YouTube.

"Today's thriving economies rely heavily on fintech — financial technology — yet few users understand its importance to daily transactions, such as online and mobile banking, and its connection to blockchain," saysSteve Guengerich, executive director of the UTDallas Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and an associate professor at the Dallasregion and to enable the next generation's new ventures."

Among the fintech, blockchain and AI professionals participating and speaking at the summit are:

  • Leemon Baird, Swirlds Inc: founder and CTO, inventor of Hashgraph
  • Raffi Gostanian, intellectual property attorney, blockchain and quantum computing
  • Peter Hunn, Clause.io: founder, Accord Project, smart contract expert
  • Mark Hopkins, Roger Wilco Agency: founder, IBM futurist and blockchain evangelist
  • Shamoil Shipchandler, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Regional Director
  • Wes Williams, Goldman Sachs: Global Head Security Incident Response, Head of Dallas Technology
  • "We are pleased to be among the presenting sponsors of the Emerging Technologies Summit, to reinforce our deep commitment to being an active ecosystem builder in the fintech and financial services industry generally, and in theNorth Texasregion specifically," saidWes Williams, head of Goldman Sachs Technology inDallas.

    Bryan Chambers, director of UTDallas' Blackstone LaunchPad , says corporate sponsorship permits this event to include top thought leaders. "Other key sponsors and partners include Nano Global Corp., Texas Capital Bank, Tech Titans, Dallas TiE, Capital Factory and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center."

    A summit highlight, Chambers says, is a showcase of startups and entrepreneurial companies that will demonstrate their use and the impact of technologies that leverage artificial intelligence, blockchain, distributed ledger technologies and "internet of things"/mobility. Showcase startups will include Swirlds (inventor of Hashgraph), AmplifAI , Parkhub and RoboKind .

    The UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management, Wednesday, April 18
    4-5:30 p.m.Executive Briefing withDon Tapscott
    6-7 p.m.Keynote withDon Tapscott, presented by Goldman Sachs
    7:15-9 p.m.Reception withDon Tapscott(by invitation only)

    Thursday, April 19
    8 a.m.-1 p.m.Speakers, panel discussions, breakout presentations and innovation showcase

    For information, contactSarah Crowe, Blackstone LaunchPad program manager, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
    800 West Campbell Road
    Richardson, Texas, 75080-3021

    News Contact:Jimmie R. Markham,Naveen Jindal Schoolof Management, (972) 883-5079, Contact Information:

    News Contact: Jimmie R. Markham, Naveen Jindal School of Management, (972) 883-5079, [email protected]


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