April 5, 2018 – April 5, 2018 CONVENE AT 117 WEST 46TH STREET
Blockchain is essentially a digital ledger to record digital transactions. Invented by a group going by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, the ledger was originally created to record bitcoin transactions.
Blockchain technology offers a lot of advantages, thanks to its robustness, which rivals that of the Internet. By storing blocks of information across a network, this technology offers a high level of security as data cannot be controlled by a single entity, and therefore does not have a single point of failure. Blockchain is transparent and cannot be easily corrupted.
Blockchain Day N.Y. is launching in 2018 to provide an intimate setting for digital business leaders to discuss the potential implications of this new technology.
Blockchain Day NY is your chance to meet with experts from across the Tri-State area, in an intimate setting. With high-level content, disruptive solution providers, and enhanced networking opportunities, this one-day event promises to provide you with the knowledge you need to take advantage of Blockchain technology.
This is not just another “Blockchain” event. Spaces are reserved for the best in the business. Apply to attend here!
×Miguel Gamiño Jr. Chief Technology Officer, City of New York
Miguel Gamiño, Jr. serves New Yorkers, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the global civic technology community as the
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the City of New York.
As New York City’s CTO, he is responsible for how the City uses technology to strengthen communities and
serves as NYC’s ambassador to the technology industry to help NYC be more inclusive, equitable and tech-
friendly. His leadership translates to a broad and complex portfolio of public infrastructure, digital initiatives and
visionary strategy: broadband for all New Yorkers, smart urban technology and IOT strategy, comprehensive
digital strategy that improves government service, and a program to transform the relationship between
government and disruptors of industry.
The Mayor’s Office of the CTO is working to ensure NYC remains at the top of the global tech game,
continuing to evolve as an engaged partner in the positive disruption technology delivers through urban
experimentation and validation, policy and governance hacking, and influencing developments to be mindful of
broad public interests. Always ensuring the future benefits from the creativity of the world’s greatest
technologists and entrepreneurs.
Prior to NYC, Mr. Gamiño served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City and County of San Francisco
and Executive Director of the Department of Technology. He served on the Intergovernmental Advisory
Committee (IAC) of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) on behalf of Mayor Edwin M. Lee.
Mr. Gamiño has also served as the Chief Information & Innovation Officer for the City of El Paso and Director of the Department of Information Technology Services.
×LaVerne H. Council National Managing Principal, Enterprise Technology Strategy & Innovation, Grant Thornton
LaVerne H. Council is the national managing principal for Enterprise Digital Strategy and Innovation, responsible for the planning, growth and execution of Grant Thornton’s U.S. Advisory business. She has more than 30 years of experience in both the public and private sector, implementing global technology solutions and supply chain strategies that drive growth and innovation in industries, including healthcare, consumer products and telecommunications.
Council previously served as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Information and Technology and chief information officer (CIO) for Veterans Affairs; Corporate Vice President and first global CIO for Johnson & Johnson; Global Vice President for information technology, global business solutions, and development services at Dell Inc; and, as the global partner for supply chain at Ernst & Young LLC.
Council was twice named one of the Top 50 Women in Information Technology by FedScoop, which also gave her the Golden Gov: Federal Executive of the Year Award. She is listed among Healthcare Data Management’s Most Powerful Women in Healthcare Information Technology. Business Trends Quarterly named her one of the top four CIOs in America. The New Jersey Technology Council inducted her into its CIO Hall of Fame, and the Global CIO Executive Summit awarded her the Top 10 Leaders & Change Agents Award and the Top 10 Leaders & Innovators Award.
×Frederic Veron Chief Information Officer, Deutsche Bank
×Chris Warnke Sr. Software Engineer, International Game Technology
×Natalia Levina Professor of Information Systems, NYU Stern School of Business
×Adam Gorski Chief Information Officer, Platform Specialty Products
×Ash Dhupar Chief Analytics Officer, Publishers Clearing House
×Melissa Schilling Professor of Management, Stern School of Business, New York University
Melissa A. Schilling is the John Herzog Chair Professor of Management at New York University Stern School of Business. Her research focuses on innovation and strategy in high technology industries such as smartphones, videogames, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electric vehicles, and renewable energies. She is particularly interested in platform dynamics, networks, creativity, and breakthrough innovation. Her research in innovation and strategy has earned her awards such as the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award, and the Best Paper in Management Science and Organization Science for 2007 Award. Her research has also appeared in leading academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Research Policy, and Harvard Business Review. She is on the advisory board of the American Antitrust Association, and she sits on the editorial review boards of Organization Science, Strategic Organization, Strategy Science, and Academy of Management Discoveries. Her textbook, Strategic Management of Technological Innovation (now in its fifth edition), is the number one innovation strategy text in the world. She is also coauthor of Strategic Management: An integrated approach (now in its twelfth edition), and has a book forthcoming on serial breakthrough innovators called “Quirky: The remarkable story of the traits, foibles, and genius of breakthrough innovators who changed the world.”
×Asim Tewary Head of Data Science & Cognitive Intelligence, Verizon
×Lorin M. Hitt Dean's Chair Professor of Operations and Information Management, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania