Drilling Down the Blockchain:

Beyond the Pilot Programs

January 31, 2017 • 1871 • Chicago

If 2016 was the Year of theoretical applications and Proofs of Concept (POC) then 2017 is the Year of Beyond the Pilots –tangible applications to solve real-world problems.  With more investment and more expectations of the capabilities of blockchain, this After the Bell session addresses where we’re at and where we’re going for blockchain.

Gathering leading experts, investors, bank strategists, FinTech entrepreneurs and Technologists, this program allows for the highest level of discussion with thought leaders in the industry. Our After the Bell December program brings together lively views, creative insight and the opportunity to network and engage with leading lights and colleagues who are working with Blockchain and uncovering new opportunities and applications.

After the Bell events are not live streamed or recorded - to get the most out of this panel of experts, be there!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Schedule of Event

5:45pm   Registration

6:15pm  Panel Discussion

In this  session, our panelists will discuss issues including:

  • What is the current state of blockchain development?
  • Education: The Learning curve on understanding blockchain applications

  • Public vs. Private blockchain

  • New Administration: What regulatory hurdles are to be faced and how this can be used to an advantage?

  • Opportunity now: Drilling down to practical and real blockchain applications - real-world examples

  • How do different verticals apply blockchain?

  • Forecasting into 2017


  • James Falvey, EVP & Chief Regulatory Officer, NYSD (parent company of Clearable)

  • Jennifer M. O’Rourke, Illinois Blockchain Business Liaison; Assistant Deputy Director, Office of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

  • Sean Ristau, VP Wealth Management Technology & Institutional Solutions, Raptor Trading Systems; Chair, Digital Currency & Blockchain Working Group, FIX Trading Community

  • Shantanu Singh, Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, Northwestern Mutual

Facilitator: Stacey Mankoff, Managing Principal, The Mankoff Company

7:15pm: Networking Reception: Following the conclusion of the Roundtable Panel Session, join us for a Networking Reception 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 info@themankoffcompany.com


Registration Price $75 - Discount Codes can be entered at Check-Out

                                 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

Venue: 1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, IL 60654  Tel: 312.239.0310


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