Schedule2018-09-17T15:34:01+00:00

Conference Schedule

We’ve curated a variety of perspectives and insights for you to explore. Join us on one of our diverse conference tracks featuring workshops, demos, and illuminating presentations given by social impact leaders.

Kickoff

8:00- 9:00

Breakfast & Check-in

9:00AM – 9:15 – WELCOMING REMARKS

Vanessa GrelletExecutive Director, ConsenSysBlockchain for Social Impact Coalition

Sheldon HimelfarbPresident and CEO, PeaceTech Lab

Nancy Lindborg, President, US Institute of Peace

9:15AM – 9:25 – KEYNOTE

Opening Keynote with Lesly Goh, CTO, World Bank

Leveraging Emerging Technologies and Blockchain for Social Impact

Great Hall Events

9:20 – 9:40 – FIRESIDE CHAT

Refugees and Blockchain

Leigh Cuen, Author, Coindesk 

Joséphine Goube, CEO, Techfugees

9:45 – 10:00 – LIGHTNING TALK

Data & Tech for Peace

Rohini SrihariChief Data Scientist, PeaceTech Lab

10:00 – 10:10 – SHOWCASE

BSIC Incubator Showcase

10:10 – 11:00 – PANEL

Blockchain & the Future of Energy & Climate

Karim JabbarChief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder, Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration

Nick BeglingerCo-Founder & CEO, Cleantech21 Foundation

Katherine FosterCarbon Markets and Finance Innovation: Blockchain Specialist, World Bank Group

Evan CaronCofounder and Managing Director, Swytch

Linda KristoffersenSpecial Advisor, Chooose

Geof Rochester, Head of CSR and NGO Partnerships, Cuipo

11:00 – 11:15 – LIGHTNING TALK

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

Tom Lombardi, Head of Market Development, EEA

11:15 – 11:40 – LIGHTNING TALK

World Food Programme and Blockchain

Robert OppDirector, Office of Innovation and Change Management, UN World Food Programme

11:40 – 11:50 PM – SHOWCASE

BSIC Incubator Showcase

12:00 – 1:00 – BREAK

Lunch

1:00 – 1:40 – PANEL

Blockchain and Development Aid

Paul Nelson, FinTech and Digital Finance Advisor, USAID

Robert OppDirector, Office of Innovation and Change Management, UN World Food Programme

Adrian LawrencePartner, Baker & McKenzie

Susan David Carevic, Business Management Officer, ITS Technology and Innovation: Blockchain Lab, World Bank Group

Ricardo SalinasOverseas Private Investment Corporation

John JordanDeputy Director of the Refugee Processing Center, Bureau of Population

1:40 – 2:00 – SHOWCASE

Project Bifrost

Ben SiegelGlobal Social Impact Project and Partnerships Lead, ConsenSys 

Robby GreenfieldGlobal Social Impact Technical Lead, ConsenSys

Greg DipriscoBusiness Development Lead, MakerDAO

2:00 – 2:45 – PANEL

Freedom of Press, Fake News, Connectivity

Melissa Jun RowleyTech and Social Impact Journalist

Nancy PayneCOO, PeaceTech Lab

Matthew IlesCEO and Co-Founder, Civil

Steven Haft, SVP Innovation, Time Inc. 

Heidi L. SieckPrincipal, Democrats.com LLC

Micha BenolielCEO, Nodle 

2:45 – 3:00 – BREAK

Coffee Break

3:00 – 3:10 – SHOWCASE

BSIC Incubator Showcase

3:10 – 4:00 – PANEL

Creating Sustainable Supply Chains Challenges & Opportunities

John WolpertProduct and Venture Development, ConsenSys

Tyler MulvihillCoFounder, Viant

Lauren RomanClient Solutions Metals & MineralsEverledger

Yorke Rhodes, Founder Blockchain at Microsoft

Tomicah TillemannDirector Blockchain Trust Accelerator, New America

4:00 – 4:50 – PANEL

Human Trafficking, Identity and Supply Chain

JP Ziegler, CEO, Collaborative Health Solutions

Mariana DahanCo-Founder and CEO, World Identity Network

Joséphine GoubeCEO, Techfugees

Lauren HendricksExecutive Vice President for Program Strategy and Institutional Relations, Grameen Foundation

Rouven HeckCoFounder, uPort

Elizabeth M. Renieris, Global Policy Counsel, Evernym

4:55 – 5:10 – LIGHTNING TALK

Sustainable Fisheries

Nik Sekhran, US Chief Conservation Officer, World Wildlife Fund

5:10 – 5:20  – SHOWCASE

BSIC Incubator Showcase

5:20 – 6:00 – PANEL

Creating New Financial Institutions & Creditworthiness for the Unbanked

Michael del CastilloJournalist, Forbes

Megan O’DonnellDirector, Financial Inclusion, World Council of Credit Unions

Betsabe Botaitis, Co-Founder and CEO, Aikon

Daniel MooreExecutive Director, SALT Bridge Foundation

Faith SahalCFO, Colendi

6:00 – 6:05 ONE WORLD AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

Thessy Mehrain, Founder Women in Blockchain and Director, Global Product & Innovation ConsenSys

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6:05 – 6:10 INTRODUCTION OF JOE LUBIN

Sheldon HimelfarbPresident and CEO, PeaceTech Lab 

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6:10 – 6:30 – KEYNOTE

ConsenSys Keynote: What kind of impact is Ethereum Blockchain technology unlocking?

Joe LubinCEO, ConsenSys

BSIC18 Reception

6:30 – 8:30 PM – NETWORKING

Reception Hosted Exclusively by Salt Lending

Mezzanine Events

9:25 – 10:00 –  PANEL

Tracking Minerals in Conflict Zone

Alex KosturaDC Solutions Incubator & Social Impact, ConsenSys

Lauren RomanClient Solutions Metals & Minerals, Everledger

Cristina VillegasDirector of Mines to MarketsPact 

10:00 – 10:10 – SHOWCASE

BSIC Incubator Showcase

10:10 – 10:25 – LIGHTNING TALK

Water & Blockchain

Ravé Mehta, Managing Director, Mehta Group

10:25 – 11:15 – PANEL

Agriculture & Blockchain Panel

Quan LeFounder, Binkabi

Regi Wahyu, Founder and CEO, HARA

Sandra RoCEO, Global Blockchain Business Council

11:15 – 11:40 – LIGHTNING TALK

Environment & Blockchain

Nick BeglingerCo-Founder and CEO, CleanTech 21

11:40 – 11:50 – SHOWCASE

BSIC Incubator Showcase

12:00 – 1:00 – BREAK

Lunch

1:00 – 2:45 – WORKSHOP

MIT SOLVE Workshop  Located on the lower level

Alexander DaleSenior Officer, MIT SOLVE

2:45 – 3:00 – BREAK

Coffee Break

3:00 – 3:10 – SHOWCASE

BSIC Incubator Showcase

3:15 – 3:30 – LIGHTNING TALK

Decentralized Employment

John PallerFounder and Chief Steward, Opolis

3:30 – 4:15 – PANEL

Transparency and Charities Panel

Chris Doten, Chief Innovation Officer at NDI, National Democratic Institute

Raphael MazetCEO, Alice

Jason AckermanHead of Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk Management, Catholic Relief Services  

4:15 – 5:00 – WORKSHOP

Juan Acosta, Partner, Draper University Ventures

5:00 – 5:10 – SHOWCASE

BSIC Incubator Showcase

5:10 – 5:25 – LIGHTNING TALK

Dignity Coin

Chris Fabian, Senior Advisor on Innovation to the Executive Director, UNICEF

5:25 – 5:40 – LIGHTNING TALK

Topcoder

More Than Code: Using Blockchain for Real-World Impact

Ashley SteeleGlobal Director, Topcoder

5:40 – 6:00 – PANEL

The Future of Impact Investing

William Michael CunninghamCreative Investment Research

Decker RolphBoard DirectorCalvert

Kevin Gordon BarrowFounder & CEO, Mark Labs