After the Bell Panel Discussion

    Disruptive Innovation: Blockchain

    Applications & Challenges with a

    Game-Changing Technology

    A Discussion for Institutions, Traders, Hedge Funds and Others in the Financial Technology Markets

    Beyond the Hype:

    Information from the Experts

    February 24, 2016 • Instituto Cervantes • Chicago

    After highly successful discussions in London and NYC, The Mankoff Company brings you an After the Bell event highlighting a topic of major interest in the Fintech community and beyond. Bringing together leading experts, investors, banks and others, we’re creating a panel discussion allowing for lively thought, creative insight and the opportunity to network and engage with leading lights and colleagues who are working with Blockchain and uncovering new opportunities. Going beyond the hype about blockchain, our panel discusses real applications and technological uses as well as the challenges to be faced.

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Event Schedule

    5:30 pm: Registration

    6:00 pm: Discussion Points - UPDATED

    • Blockchain - why now?

    • Challenges and opportunities - what is the Industry looking at when it comes to applying blockchain technology?

    • Smart contracts, payments, settlements and more blockchain applications

    • Where do the regulators stand on this technology

    • Where is the investment going?


    John Karantonis, Co-Founder & CEO, Geopay, Inc.

    Robert A. Musiala, Jr., Manager, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services  

    Ryan Pierce, Co-Chair, FIX Digital Currency / Blockchain Working Group & Director and Technology Architect, Engineering & Execution, CME Group

    Jennifer Rodrigues, Blockchain Innovation Lead, TD Bank

    Louis Stone, Managing Director - Global Head of Business Development, Symbiont

    Facilitator: Stacey Mankoff, Managing Principal, The Mankoff Company

    7:00 pm:  Networking Reception: Following the conclusion of the Roundtable Panel Session, join us for a Networking Reception sponsored by Symbiont to further discuss the most top of mind issues of those involved and interested in Blockchain technology

    If you are interested in participating, please contact

    Who Will Be Attending the Event:

    ✔ Hedge Funds
    ✔ Investors
    ✔ Banks
    ✔ Investment Firms
    ✔ Venture Capitalists
    ✔ Insurance Firms
    ✔ Traders
    ✔ FX, Options, and Futures Trading Desks
    ✔ Commodity Trading Advisors
    ✔ Risk Managers
    ✔ Portfolio Managers
    ✔ International Traders
    ✔ Cryptocurrency Firms
    ✔ Broker/Dealers
    ✔ Exchanges
    ✔ Technology Firms
    ✔ Clearing & Settlement Firms
    ✔ Solution Providers
    ✔ Law Firms
    ✔ Consulting & Advisory Firms
    ✔ E-Commerce Companies
    ✔ Auditors
    ✔ Regulators

    Event Venue:

    Instituto Cervantes

    31 West Ohio Street

    Chicago, IL, 60654


    Registration Price: $65

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