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Monday, October 15

7:00am CDT

Conference Registration
Monday October 15, 2018 7:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Trinity Foyer
Tuesday, October 16

7:00am CDT

Conference Registration
Tuesday October 16, 2018 7:00am - 7:00pm CDT
Trinity Foyer

2:00pm CDT

5:15pm CDT

Welcome Reception
Tuesday October 16, 2018 5:15pm - 8:00pm CDT
Trinity Ballroom
Wednesday, October 17

7:00am CDT

Wednesday October 17, 2018 7:00am - 8:30am CDT
Trinity Foyer

7:00am CDT

Conference Registration
Wednesday October 17, 2018 7:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Trinity Foyer

7:15am CDT

8:30am CDT

The Hedera Hashgraph Advantage: Smart Contracts, File Storage and Cryptocurrency
Mance Harmon, Co-Founder and CEO at Hedera Hashgrah, will be presenting a State of the Ledger address on Hedera Hashgraph, the company behind the fast, fair, and secure distributed public ledger. Mance will guide us through a brief history of Hedera Hashgraph, from conception of the hashgraph algorithm, to the launch of the Hedera public network, key roadmap milestones, and more. In the second half of Mance’s keynote, he’ll conduct an overview of the advantages of Hedera Hashgraph's cryptocurrency, smart contract, and file Storage services, over other distributed ledgers platforms.

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Mance Harmon

Co-Founder & CEO, Hedera Hashgraph
Mance Harmon is an experienced technology executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national corporations, government agencies, and high-tech startups, and is Co-Founder and CEO of Hedera Hashgraph. His prior experience includes... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 8:30am - 9:10am CDT
Trinity Ballroom

9:10am CDT

Hedera Cryptoeconomics with Dr. Leemon Baird
Dr. Leemon Baird, Chief Scientist & Co-Founder at Hedera Hashgraph, will discuss the cryptoeconomics of Hedera hashgraph, including details around proxy staking, fees, and node payments on the Hedera public network. He’ll also touch on some of the obstacles of cryptoeconomics seen across all distributed public ledgers, and how Hedera Hashgraph overcomes them. In his closing, both Leemon and Mance will be unveiling further details of governance and operations of the initial Hedera Hashgraph Council members and their associated committees.

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Dr. Leemon Baird

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Hedera Hashgraph
Dr. Leemon Baird is the inventor of the hashgraph distributed consensus algorithm, and is the Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Hedera Hashgraph. With over 20 years of technology and startup experience, he has held positions as a Professor of Computer Science at the Air Force Academy... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am CDT
Trinity Ballroom

9:40am CDT

The Future of Micropayments with Hedera Hashgraph
To conclude the morning keynote presentations, Patrick Harding, SVP of Product at Hedera Hashgraph, and Jon West, VP of Blockchain Engineering at Thomson Reuters, will take the stage to discuss the future of cryptocurrency micropayments, and the tax and accounting requirements to be expected.
Patrick will present a brief history of micropayments and how we got to where we are today. He’ll present a live demonstration of in-browser micropayments, using an open source decentralized application and wallet extension built on Hedera Hashgraph. The micropayments dapp was created as a developer example to demonstrate the fundamentals of building a dapp on Hedera Hashgraph, while showcasing the speed and efficiency of Hedera cryptocurrency transactions which enable practical micropayments.
Jon will be discussing how cryptocurrency micropayments will be treated as taxable events, and accounting for them becomes a business requirement. He’ll explain potential ways businesses might treat distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) in relation to traditional ERP software, and how DLTs will revolutionize financial business dealings globally. Jon will conclude his presentation with a real-world example of utilizing DLTs and cryptocurrency micropayments for government tax remittance purposes, leading to reduced costs and improved efficiency for both businesses and governments.

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Patrick Harding

SVP of Product, Hedera Hashgraph
Patrick has more than 25 years of distributed computing, cyber-security, and digital identity experience, and is the Senior Vice-President of Products at Hedera hashgraph. Most recently as CTO for Ping Identity (acquired by Vista Equity), he was a key member of the executive team... Read More →
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Jon West

VP of Blockchain Engineering, Thomson Reuters
Jon has 30 years of technology experience in the tax, accounting, legal, and mortgage markets. Jon began as a software developer, then architect, and now technology business leader.  He has developed and delivered large-scale software products generating up to $1B in revenue, and... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am CDT
Trinity Ballroom

10:10am CDT

Morning Break
Wednesday October 17, 2018 10:10am - 10:35am CDT
Trinity Foyer

10:35am CDT

Hedera Hashgraph Decentralized Applications Panel
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Leslie Ankney

Lead Correspondent, Forbes Cryptomarkets
Leslie Ankney is the lead correspondent at Forbes Cryptomarkets, leading the video and writing teams while helping with business strategy. She has written on NullTX (formerly The Merkle) and several other crypto publications while running Upscale International, an agency based in... Read More →

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John Best

CEO, Best Innovation Group
John Best is recognized as a thought leader and visionary of technology advancements and financial application development within the credit union industry. John is the founder of CUledger.
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Michael Feng

Co-Founder and CEO, CoinAlpha, Inc.
Michael Feng, Co-Founder and CEO of CoinAlpha, is a serial entrepreneur at Silicon Valley. He was Co-Founder and CEO of doxIQ, a venture-backed startup that utilized computer vision to extract structured data from unstructured documents. In 2015, Michael led doxIQ to an successful... Read More →
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Nhat Thai Nguyen

Co-Founder & CEO, Organify
Organify formed recently, as the team became frustrated with the issues in the organic food industry due to the lack of information and trust throughout its supply chain. Organify developers are experienced with Ethereum, as they have started building the Organify solution on this... Read More →
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Simon Olson

Director of New Business Development and Investor Relations, Magazine Luiza (Magalu)
Simon is the Director of New Business Development and Investor Relations at Magazine Luiza, one of the world’s leading omnichannel retailers and the highest performing stock in the Americas in 2016 and 2017. Before joining the company, Simon was the founder of Galactic Capital... Read More →
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Daniel Rice

Co-Founder & CTO, Sagewise
Daniel Rice is the Co-founder and CTO of Sagewise. He is a veteran software engineer and team leader with expertise in distributed ledgers (DLT), cryptocurrency, blockchains, and finance. Daniel’s most recent role prior to joining Sagewise was as CTO for Totum Risk which provides... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 10:35am - 11:20am CDT
Trinity Ballroom

11:25am CDT

Hedera API: Cryptocurrency 101
Hedera Cryptocurrency is a Hedera Hashgraph platform service that allows decentralized application developers to pay for services on the Hedera public network. With the Hedera API, developers can pay node fees, service fees, and transaction fees required by their dapp, as well as incorporate the Hedera cryptocurrency into their dapp. Due to expert efficiency and low fees, Hedera Hashgraph is the first DLT to make cryptocurrency microtransactions practical. In this session, Craig Drabik, Technical Lead at TxMQ, Inc., will take a deep dive into the Hedera API from a cryptocurrency perspective, conduct live API demonstrations, and talk real-world use cases.

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Craig Drabik

Technical Lead, Disruptive Technologies Group, TxMQ, Inc.
Craig Drabik is a software architect and engineer with over twenty years of experience in the design, development, and implementation of enterprise and consumer applications.  Craig has lead the implementation of dozens of applications in most industry verticals, including the automotive... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 11:25am - 11:45am CDT
Trinity Ballroom

11:50am CDT

Managing Energy Microgrids using Decentralised Structured Databases
Guard Global Ltd has developed a system to manage renewable energy microgrids by harnessing the power of Hedera Hashgraph DLT. The core of the system is a decentralised structured database to manage trustless interactions among interconnected members, across multiple microgrid mesh-networks. We have shown how the gossip protocol is able to handle the high speeds and volumes of transactions to cater for the demands of prosumers and consumers of renewable energy. Our aim is to extend the microgrid network across borders, thus accurate reporting and governance is a key factor in our success. Our approach is to leverage our structured data reporting capabilities to seamlessly report to various regulators and compliance agencies, as well as the microgrid stakeholders. Peer-to-peer energy trading among members will be possible via cryptocurrencies and/or fiat currency gateways.

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Jiro Occolt

Director, Guard Global Ltd
Jiro has over 30 years of experience in information systems and reporting technology, of which the past 4 years have been dedicated Structured Data Reporting and Distributed Ledger Technology. As well his deep knowledge of software development and management consulting, Jiro’s industry... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 11:50am - 12:10pm CDT
Trinity Ballroom

12:30pm CDT

Wednesday October 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Trinity Foyer

1:30pm CDT

Carbon: Accessible, Stable Money
In developing markets, many people do not have access to a stable currency or even a bank account, but they may have mobile devices with internet connection. Carbon aims to facilitate a more inclusive and efficient global economy by launching reliable, price-stable cryptocurrencies that leverage Hedera Hashgraph’s high throughput and security.

CarbonUSD is a compliant, price-stable cryptocurrency that is one-to-one backed with USD. Starting off with full fiat-collateralization is essential for bootstrapping the market's trust in a stablecoin without depending on the size of an initial reserve. The team has developed a novel mechanism for transitioning to a hybrid fiat-algorithmic stablecoin model once CarbonUSD reaches sufficient scale as a fully fiat-backed token.

By deploying the algorithmic stablecoin on Hedera Hashgraph with Ethereum interoperability, CarbonUSD users will be able to tap into an advanced payments networks where transactions are borderless, have minimal fees, and are settled within seconds. Additionally, CarbonUSD serves as a gateway into the distributed ledger economy where users can trade and hedge against tokenized assets or interact with smart contract applications.

Most societies need stable, sound money to function effectively. CarbonUSD is an accessible alternative for developing economies, where adoption may catalyze the convergence towards a more inclusive and efficient global economy.

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Sam Trautwein

CEO & Co-Founder, Carbon
Before Carbon, Sam Trautwein was on the founding CS team of Plenty, a Softbank-backed AI hydroponics company. He studied Computer Science with a concentration in AI at Stanford University.

Wednesday October 17, 2018 1:30pm - 1:50pm CDT
Trinity Ballroom

1:55pm CDT

Hedera for Music Streaming Micropayments
The music industry has been a long tale of technological disruption. From records to CDs to Napster to iTunes to Spotify, the emergence of new technologies enabled new modes of distribution and new business models. One common theme has remained throughout: artists never get a fair shake. With the emergence of blockchain and distributed ledger technology, a lot of speculation has swirled around how smart contracts can increase transparency and efficiency of rights attribution. While this might help the existing music industry improve their status quo of paying artists minuscule amounts per stream over 2 years late, I believe most are missing the bigger picture. The incumbent music industry licensing frameworks are designed to take the majority of the streaming revenue before it reaches the artists, and distributed ledger technology enables new business models for the long tail of artists to go direct to fan and cut out the middlemen. Hedera Hashgraph is the first technology platform that will enable truly seamless global micropayments for music streaming which can be deployed on an app at scale. With the perfect trinity of high speed performance, mathematically sound consensus, and virtually no transaction fees, Hedera Hashgraph is lightyears ahead of its competitors in both hard technology and governance structures. The groundbreaking potential of hashgraph is to revolutionize the music industry and democratize music distribution by disrupting the existing industry juggernauts. The ripple effect will be profound and the power will lie back in the hands of the artists.

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Andrew Antar

Founder, Hearo.fm
Andrew Antar is a developer and designer from Philadelphia who cofounded hearo.fm with his brother while at Brown University. He is a classically trained violinist and has developed private ledger blockchain software for Comcast.
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Brian Antar

Co-Founder & CEO, Hearo.fm
Brian Antar is the Co-Founder & CEO of hearo.fm.  He has a Master's and Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a violinist, creative writer, and a front-end software developer.  He founded Hearo.fm to create opportunities for artists around the world to share... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 1:55pm - 2:15pm CDT
Trinity Ballroom

2:20pm CDT

Deep Dive: Formal Methods
Dr. Leemon Baird will present an introduction to how mathematical proofs can be checked by a computer, and how this can be useful in projects where security and correctness is important. These formal methods can increase our confidence that a consensus algorithm is truly Asynchronous Byzantine Fault Tolerant (aBFT), or that a given program correctly implements that algorithm. Examples will be shown from the proofs that have been developed for the Hashgraph consensus algorithm, using the Coq Proof Assistant.

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Dr. Leemon Baird

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Hedera Hashgraph
Dr. Leemon Baird is the inventor of the hashgraph distributed consensus algorithm, and is the Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Hedera Hashgraph. With over 20 years of technology and startup experience, he has held positions as a Professor of Computer Science at the Air Force Academy... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 2:20pm - 2:50pm CDT
Trinity Ballroom

2:50pm CDT

Afternoon Break
Wednesday October 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:15pm CDT
Trinity Foyer

3:15pm CDT

The Power of the Memo Field
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Ken Anderson

Chief Developer Advocate, Hedera Hashgraph
Ken is passionate about a distributed economy, and is the Chief Developer Advocate of Hedera Hashgraph. He is a serial entrepreneur, with 20 years of experience in system design and software architecture. He has built a team of award-winning engineers and consulted as interim-CTO... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 3:15pm - 3:35pm CDT
Trinity Ballroom

3:40pm CDT

Tracking Drug Shortage with Open APIs and Hedera Hashgraph
This session will develop into the practical considerations and approach taken to develop a large scale distributed ledger technology implementation for tracking drug shortage in the pharma industry, using open API technologies and Hedera Hashgraph. We'll be addressing the rationale and approach for our design and implementation, architectural components, complementary use cases, lessons learned and the roadmap going forward.

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Jim Nasr

VP of Technology & Innovation, Synchrogenix: A Certara Company
Jim Nasr is the VP of Technology & Innovation at Synchrogenix, a Certara company. Jim leads strategy and implementation of emerging technologies—including: blockchain, open APIs, real-time data services and machine learning—to improve patient outcome and transform life sciences. Prior... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 3:40pm - 4:00pm CDT
Trinity Ballroom

4:05pm CDT

Almond - The Reward Platform Changing the World One Scan at a Time
Almond is a Hedera Hashgraph powered platform that aims to create an alternative goods market to better benefit consumers, the planet and purpose driven brands. Our current consumption patterns are fueling global warming with the products we buy and consume accounting for the majority of our carbon footprint. Almond combines Hedera's DLT with IoT to create an ecosystem that supports ethical brands whilst using tokenomics to reward individuals for consuming them. Almond has launched in partnership with ‘FACT’, an organic flavoured, zero sugar sparkling water.

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Oliver Bolton

Founder & CEO, Almond
Oliver has been working in the consumer products industry over the last 12 years, having founded his own health drinks business in 2007. His company was the first European soft drinks brand to become a B Corp in 2015. Oliver is passionate about building purpose-led brands that support... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 4:05pm - 4:25pm CDT
Trinity Ballroom

4:30pm CDT

Demystifying Distributed Ledgers
According to the dictionary, a myth is either a:
  1. Traditional story of ostensibly historical events.
  2. A widely held but false belief or idea.

The distributed ledger space has both, and in this session I'll be focusing on the second interpretation— presenting a verity of myths about distributed ledger technologies. These ideas are often accepted as canonical fact, without justification, and today we will be demystifying them.

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Paul Madsen

Technical Lead, Hedera Hashgraph
Paul Madsen is a technical lead at Hedera Hashgraph. Madsen has participated in various design, chairing, editing and education roles for a number of identity standards, including OASIS SAML, OAuth 2.0 and FIDO Alliance. He holds a M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Theoretical... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 4:30pm - 4:50pm CDT
Trinity Ballroom

4:55pm CDT

Smart Contracts: From Zero to Dapp Hero
Get started with Smart Contracts and the Solidity™ language. In this presentation, you'll receive an introduction to Solidity, a programming language for creating smart contracts for Ethereum and Hedera Hashgraph. You will learn step-by-step procedures to creating a simple smart contract and explore best practices for testing and developing distributed applications (Dapps).

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John Gethoefer

Principal Software Engineer, Bumped, Inc.
John Gethoefer is a Principal Software Engineer at Melissa Global Intelligence (melissa.com) and based in Portland, Oregon. John shares a vision of the future landscape of software development encompassing smart contracts built on decentralized ledger technology (DLT). When not writing... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 4:55pm - 5:15pm CDT
Trinity Ballroom

5:20pm CDT

Closing Keynote, Hackathon Awards, and Hedera MVP Announcement
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Mance Harmon

Co-Founder & CEO, Hedera Hashgraph
Mance Harmon is an experienced technology executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national corporations, government agencies, and high-tech startups, and is Co-Founder and CEO of Hedera Hashgraph. His prior experience includes... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 5:20pm - 6:00pm CDT
Trinity Ballroom