The Blockchain Expo

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 | Buffalo Niagara Convention Center​ | Buffalo, NY

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Cryptocurrency & Trading

Digital Identity

Venture Capital & ICO

AI Research

Mining

Smart Logic

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Speakers

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Eileen Lowry


Global Program Director

IBM Blockchain Garage

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Eileen Lowry


Global Program Director

IBM Blockchain Garage

Eileen is responsible for accelerating the adoption of IBM Blockchain and helping clients solve business network problems using blockchain technology. Her team of growing technical architects and developers educate clients on blockchain, design the solution architecture for blockchain applications, as well as build and deliver blockchain applications in order to drive business outcomes. She is based out of the IBM Cloud Garage in New York City, Soho. During her 10+ years with IBM, she's held various business and finance roles, including M&A strategy and business development, financial planning and analysis, as well as pricing strategy. She began her IBM career working as a software engineer for z Systems in Poughkeepsie, NY. Eileen holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and BS in Computer Science from Union College.

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Richard McBeath


VP, Marketing

Masterworks

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Richard McBeath


VP, Marketing

Masterworks

Richard is an executive marketing specialist in crypto, blockchain, tokenization and capital raising through digital finance. He previously led the Marketing and Product teams at Argon Group - one of the largest investment banks catering to capital raising through digital finance, blockchain investments and the cryptocurrency sector. He has worked with some of the largest global creative agency networks, specialist boutiques and on numerous start-ups in the digital and tech space across the globe and led companies in Sydney Australia, London UK, Niseko Japan, Dubai UAE and Los Angeles CA.

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Sarah Brennan


Blockchain Team Lead

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP

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Sarah Brennan


Blockchain Team Lead

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP

Ms. Brennan serves as Team Leader of the firm’s Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets practice at Lippes and has a strong interest in the intersection of distributed ledger technology and how it meets and challenges existing regulations.

Sarah concentrates her practice on corporate and securities matters has advised a broad spectrum of projects in the crypto space, including projects involving tokenized and non-tokenized dlt platforms, service providers in the space, cryptocurrency mining companies, virtual currency products, as well as tokenized securities and consumer token projects.

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Jon Spitz



Investor Relations & Blockchain Community Awareness

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Jon Spitz


Investor Relations & Blockchain Community Awareness

Jon initiated the launch of Buffalo Startup Weekend in 2012 to give aspiring entrepreneurs a platform to kick-start their ideas and create businesses. To date, nearly 1,000 aspiring entrepreneurs have completed the program. In 2014, Jon helped turn 43North from an idea into an international brand. 43North has been featured in national publications such as Businessweek, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Business Insider, as well as international outlets like the Financial Times (UK), Inc42 (India), The Times of Israel, and The Toronto Star. With a grand prize of 1 million dollars and total prize pool of 5 million dollars 43North is one of the richest startup competitions in the world. Today, Jon manages Z80 Labs, a $6.5 seed fund that invests in early stage technology companies in Western New York. Jon’s passion for technology led to his discovery of Bitcoin and blockchain technology in 2014. In 2017, he co-founded Blockchain Buffalo to give local business and technology folks a forum to meet and discuss the revolutionary technology. With over 400+ members in the slack channel, and weekly meetups happening every Tuesday, there is no shortage of interest in the group. Jon plans to play an integral role in developing the industry here in WNY.

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Kyle Michaud


Author

The Complete Guide to Understanding Bitcoin and Blockchain

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Kyle Michaud


Author

The Complete Guide to Understanding Bitcoin and Blockchain

Experience creator, businessman, philanthropist, gastronomist. Over the last 10 years, Kyle Michaud has been known as many things. First and foremost, he is the founder and creator of the world’s largest plant-based consumer festival company: Experience Expositions. He is recognized as a leader in his field determined to pen the narrative to the bright future of extraordinary consumer-expo experiences. He inspires people to make the world a better place by promoting sustainable consumption and production, and providing more sustainable, green choices for everyday people.

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Matthew Patrick


Engineer

How Virtual Currencies are Revolutionizing Third-World Countries

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Matthew Patrick


Engineer

How Virtual Currencies are Revolutionizing Third-World Countries

Matthew Patrick graduated in 2012 with a M.S. in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Albany. During his undergrad he dual-majored in Mathematics and Physics and was slated to begin work in Nano-scale technology. During his final years attending the university he specialized in number theory and elliptic key cryptography. This is where he first learned about Bitcoin and the underlying technology; blockchain. Although not an investor, Matthew followed Bitcoin until 2014 when the notorious exchange; Mt. Gox was “hacked” and over 650,000 BTC of customers’ Bitcoin investments were lost. Matthew “tabled” the idea of Bitcoin and digital currencies and perused a career as an Engineer.

In late 2016 Matthew was fascinated with the unhalted adoption and growth of the digital assets and with distributed-ledger technology. In January of 2017 he learned of Ethereum; not a digital currency but rather a decentralized platform. To get involved the only thing he felt secure investing in was hardware. By early 2017 he began a mining operation, and by the middle of the year, he was heavily invested in miners. He began educating local people and colleagues of his findings through his Long Island Bitcoin Discussion Group, and through attending meet-ups and events in NYC. Also, in 2017, Matthew teamed up (virtually) with the Ironwood Research Group as an ICO analyst. The group provides research for investors, Funds and VCs. He also is part of the well-known crypto trading group; Bitcoin Bravado. In May of 2018, he Co-founded the Crypto Commission; a blockchain-centered media group. Their focus is to educate the public and bring a non-bias perspective from all walks of the crypto-community. He continues to be an educator in the space and has recently converted much of his efforts to trading. Evangelist Capital.

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James Allen Regenor, Col, USAF


COO

fr8.network


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James Allen Regenor, Col, USAF


COO

fr8.network

James joined fr8.network in 2018. He holds the title of Chief Operating Officer. His responsibilities include leveraging strategic relationships and innovation strategies to create value for fr8.network customers as fr8.network creates Blockchain enabled edge to edge multi modal logistics solutions. Previously, as Moog’s Director for Transformative Technologies, he was tasked with creating customer solutions for Industry 4.0 by leveraging Moog’s converging Blockchain, 3D printing, and Artificial Intelligence technologies to create Moog’s market leading VeriPart solution…a point of use, time of need smart digital supply chain. Prior to joining Moog, James completed 31 years of military service has a Colonel in the United States Air Force. He has commanded at the group and squadron levels and held positions on the Joint Staff, Air Staff and Strategic Command staffs. Additionally, he served in the White House, Executive Office of the President, as the Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Security Council for both the Bush and Obama administrations. James was also an instructor and evaluator pilot with over 4,200 hours in the C17, KC-135, T-38, and T-37.

James holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Geography from The United States Air Force Academy, a Masters of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Masters of Science degree in Military Operational Arts and Sciences from the Air Command and Staff College, and a Masters of Science degree in National Resource Strategy with a concentration in Advanced Strategic Planning and Strategy from the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

James and his wife, Sherece, reside in Orchard Park, NY, with their two children.

About

The Blockchain Expo is a one day conference and exhibition hosting some of the world’s top influencers in the blockchain ecosystem. This event will deliver unrivaled information through a series of panel discussions, interactive roundtables, and keynote speeches catered to both those already involved in the blockchain space and those who are just getting started.

Whether you are a developer, investor, marketer, student, or just wanting to learn more about how you can get involved in the world of blockchain, this expo is for you. The Blockchain Expo will cover topics in areas such as banking, capital raising & ICOS, law, security, real estate, art, healthcare, supply chain and much more.

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Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center​
Buffalo, NY