Saturday, May 20, 2017

8:30 am - 8:00 pm

501 Union

501 Union St

Brooklyn, NY,


9:15 am

Welcome from the Hosts of the Ethereal Summit

9:30 am

A World Without Middleman

10:00 am

Understand Blockchain in 15 Minutes

10:15 am

Disrupt or be Disrupted: New Business Models in a Decentralizing World

10:30 am

State of Play: The Next Level in E-Sports and Gaming

10:45 am

Take Back Your Digital Freedom, Starting With Your Data

11:00 am

When Wellness Gets Personal: Data, Access, and the Future of Health

11:15 am

Nation OS: Prototyping the Future of Government

11:45 am

The First 3D Model of Blockchain

11:45 am

Singular DTV: Building a Decentralized Entertainment Economy

12:00 pm

What is Vunk? Intro to Virtual Property

12:00 pm

Dubai, City of the Future: From Imagination to Reality

12:30 pm

Reporting on Revolution: What's at Stake for Media Covering Tech

12:30 pm

Tree OF Tenéré

1:00 pm

When Crypto Goes Global: Bitcoin & Developing Economies

12:45 pm

Blockchain Genius Bar #AMA

1:15 pm

Where Creator Come First: Art & Film on the Web 3.0

1:30 pm

Powering Up: The Clean Tech Reinvention of the Energy Grid

2:30 pm

Interlocking Futures: Where Blockchain, AI, VR, Robotics, and IOT Meet

2:40 pm

Conscientious Consumption Starts with the Supply Chain

3:00 pm

Alethio: Access Humanity's Collective Memory

3:10 pm

The Token Economy: Exchange in 3 Dimensions

3:15 pm

Liquid Democracy, Crypto Anarchy, Futarchy: New Tools & Frontiers in Governance

3:40 pm

The Network Society of Future

3:45 pm

Global Financial Institutions 2.0

4:00 pm

Building a Technology of Inclusion

4:15 pm

What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

4:30 pm

Early Adopter

4:30 pm

A Penny For Your Thoughts: Tokenzing the Attention Economy

4:50 pm

A Global Marketplace: The Next Frontier in Financial Inclusion

5:00 pm

Farm to Chain: Building Sustainable Global Villages

5:20 pm

Introducing Token

5:40 pm

Open Source Entrepreneurship: The Future of Venture Capital?



1Welcome from the Hosts of the Ethereal Summit

9:15 am - 9:30 am

ConsenSys Stage

Jesse Grushack

Amanda Gutterman

2A World Without Middleman

9:30 am - 10:00 am

ConsenSys Stage What is Ethereum, and how is it changing our world? What does a decentralized future look like?Brought to you by technologist and policy analyst Vinay Gupta, meet the next generation of theInternet. Vinay is a prolific speaker and writer whose work on blockchain has been featured recently in Harvard Business Review and at the World Government Summit.

Vinay Gupta

Founder ,
Hexayurt Guy Capital Partners

3Understand Blockchain in 15 Minutes

10:00 am - 10:15 am

ConsenSys Stage Could you explain the blockchain at a dinner party? Science communicator and Director of Virtual Futures Luke Robert Mason brings you the clearest explanation you've ever heard. Make ityour own, and experiment on friends and colleagues. Simplicity does not mean sacrificing technical precision, thanks to blockchain architects Mike Goldin and Karl Floersch, who will be host-ing Ethereal's blockchain expert AMA.

Luke Robert Mason

Director ,
Virtual Futures

4Disrupt or be Disrupted: New Business Models in a Decentralizing World

10:15 am -

ConsenSys Stage Are decentralizing technologies disrupting legacy business? The Harvard Business Review recently wrote that blockchain is “foundational” rather than “disruptive”, offering a platform for new types of businesses and value creation. Others are less sure. Which businesses will survive in an open-source future, and how will they monetize? Learn from the businesspeople at the forefront of implementing blockchain technology.

William Mougayar

Investor & Author ,
The Business Blockchain


Kishore Atreya

Director ,

Jared Harwayne-Gidansky

VP, Deputy Global Head and North American Lead of the Emerg-ing Business & Technology group ,
BNY Melon

Sandra Ro

Executive Director ,
Head of Digitization at CME Group

Juan Llanos

FinTech & RegTech Lead ,

5State of Play: The Next Level in E-Sports and Gaming

10:30 am -

SingularDTV Lounge Meet the minds transforming the way we play. More often than not, entertainment, e-sports,and gaming actually lead the adoption of new technologies, bringing other industries along in their wake. Virtual reality is already an excellent example of this phenomenon. Explore how de-centralizing technologies, tokens, and novel business models are bringing about revolutions in user experience, safety, and fun.

Ryan Gittleson

Product Led ,
Vitue Poker, ConsenSys

David Gzesh

Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer ,

Marco Cuestra

Co-Founder, Head of Business Development ,

Christopher Gonsalves

Head of Business Development ,

6Take Back Your Digital Freedom, Starting With Your Data

10:45 am -

ConsenSys Stage Who owns your data? In this conversation, we discuss the solutions being built to restore control over data to the individual, and imagine how we can create a better system that puts the user first on the Web 3.0. Blockchain and identity experts from uPort, ID2020, and more explain what steps you can take today, and the social and political implications of self-sovereign identity.

Michael Sena

Product Lead ,
uPort, ConsenSys


Patrcik Deegan

DAC Technologies, Tree of Tenere ,
Founder, Co-Creator

Jakes Porwat

Director ,

Alicia Carmona

Consultant, Anthropologist ,

Ryan Shea

Co-Creator ,

Melanie Shapiro

Co-Founder & CEO ,

7When Wellness Gets Personal: Data, Access, and the Future of Health

11:00 am -

SingularDTV Lounge The 20th century ushered in the belief that every person had a right to medical care. Although we are far from achieving global health, today we are pushing that notion even further. Individuals increasingly access their genetic information, patients demand control over their data, and possibly in the future, their self-evolution rights, while personalized medicine, life extension, and computational biology push our capabilities forward. How are new technologies changing the meaning of wellness, and who gets to have it?

Anne Connelly

Head of Business Development ,
Ledger Labs

Tamara St. Claire

Health IT Advisor ,

Diego Espinoza


Markeze Bryant

Portfolio Manager ,
Acumen America

8Nation OS: Prototyping the Future of Government

11:15 am -

ConsenSys Stage Find out how governments around the world are implementing cutting-edge technologies to offer higher-quality services to citizens. Are blockchain and decentralizing technologies a challenge to government authority, or the foundational layer of truly “smart” cities, states, and nations?

Racgel Haot

Managing Director ,

Laurent Lamothe

Former Prime Minister of Haiti; Founding Partner ,
LSL World Initiative

Cab Morris

Deputy Director of Strategy and Operational Performance, Illinois; State of Illi-nois' Blockchain Strategy Lead ,

Giorgi Vashadze

Founder & CEO ,
Innovation and Development Foundation

9The First 3D Model of Blockchain

11:45 am -

SingularDTV Lounge In the beginning of 2017, Maximilian was the first person worldwide to realize a full 3D model of the blockchain. The masterpiece is shaped out of one single piece of wood and features the first four codes, including the genesis code, which were carved out with CNC technology. It is an example of how ideas in the fields of Ethereum and blockchain technology can be developed and transformed into three dimensions.

Maximilian Bech

Sculptor, Maker & Designer ,

10Singular DTV: Building a Decentralized Entertainment Economy

11:45 am -

Co-founder and CEO Zach LeBeau unveils the 11 modules and applications that make up theSingularDTV experience, from rights and revenue management to film and television distribution

Zach LeBeau

CEO & Co-Founder ,

11What is Vunk? Intro to Virtual Property

12:00 pm -

SingularDTV Lounge The FreeMyVunk Movement (the ReVUNKolution) is dedicated to empowering people to fight for ownership rights over their virtual property, virtual junk or VUNK.

Tyler Smith

Director - Energy and Consulting ,
onsenSys; Formerly BHP-Billiton

12Dubai, City of the Future: From Imagination to Reality

12:00 pm -

ConsenSys Stage Dubai has declared its intent to become one of the world's smartest cities by 2020. And be-tween 3D-printed buildings, flying drone taxis, and a government run on the blockchain, Dubai is making astonishing strides toward its ambitious goal. Learn how Dubai is prototyping rapid innovation and becoming a hub of next-level tech.

Rahilla Zafa

Author, Managing Director ,
Internet of Women, MENA, ConsenSys

Jeremy Millar

Chief of Staff, FFounding Board Member ,
ConsenSys, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

13Reporting on Revolution: What's at Stake for Media Covering Tech

12:30 pm -

ConsenSys Stage How would you explain the Internet in 1980? In its early years, many believed it would never have widespread or commercial use. Some of the biggest breakthroughs are nearly impossible to explain at the beginning. But the stakes are incredibly high, as media narratives shape how regulators, companies, and the public imagine new technologies as forces of order or chaos,profit or loss, good or evil. Find out how some of today's most talented technology storytellers and journalists approach the challenge.

Jolene Creighton

Editor-in-Chief ,


Matt Leising

Reporter ,
Bloomberg News

Laura Shin

Forbes & Unchained Podcast ,
Contributor & Host

Alex Klokus


Morgen Peck

Crypto Reporter ,
American Banker, Scientific American, Backchannel & BBC Future

Robert Hackett

Reporter ,

14Tree OF Tenéré

12:30 pm -

SingularDTV Lounge Debuting at Burning Man 2017, the Tree of Tenéré is an enormous climbable tree with 25,000 LED leaves. The four-story tree is the the largest interactive "light canvas" ever created.

Patrick Deegan

DAC Technologies, Tree of Tenere ,
Founder, Co-Creator

Alex Green

CEO & Founder ,
Symmetry Labs

15When Crypto Goes Global: Bitcoin & Developing Economies

1:00 pm -

ConsenSys Stage BitPesa, where Rossiello is founder and CEO, is known around the world for using digital currency to help improve business in sub-Saharan Africa. Learn about her journey to starting one of the most successful companies in the space, and her vision for a frictionless, borderless future where entrepreneurs are empowered to meet their potential.

Elizabeth Rossiello

Founder & CEO ,

16Blockchain Genius Bar #AMA

12:45 pm -

SingularDTV Lounge What did you always want to know, but were too afraid to ask? Join us at the ultimate blockchain genius bar, and bring your toughest questions about decentralizing technologies.No challenge is too great.

Mike Goldin

Software Engineer ,

Karl Floersch

Software Engineer ,

17Where Creator Come First: Art & Film on the Web 3.0

1:15 pm -

ConsenSys Stage Find out how artists and filmmakers are turning to breakthrough technologies to cut out the middleman and regain ownership over the creative process. Panelists include founders and users of innovative platforms that allow creators to connect with their fans and communities more intimately and directly than ever before.

Benton Bainbridge

Media Artist ,
Benton C Bainbridge


Laurenzo Mefsut

Founder ,

Kim Jackson

Co-Founder & President ,

Sean Green

Mitzi Peirone

Filmmaker, Model, and Writer/Director ,

18Powering Up: The Clean Tech Reinvention of the Energy Grid

1:30 pm -

SingularDTV Lounge Today energy is largely controlled by centralized systems. This can pose tremendous risks. But with the help of cutting-edge technologies, we have a unique opportunity to decentralize our energy grids, track our energy consumption at an incredible level of detail, and make choices that favor sustainability with the help of rich data sets. Meet the minds behind new networks and grids of power, that put the user back in control

Alessandro Voto

Co-Lead ,
Blockchain Futures Lab, IFTF


Martin Lundfall

Software Engineer ,

Garrett MacDonald

Blockchain Fellow, Energy Web Foundation and Rocky Mountain Institute

Elisa Achterberg

Lead Circle Financial Innovation, PhD Candidate Sustainable Finance Lab, Circle Economy

19Interlocking Futures: Where Blockchain, AI, VR, Robotics, and IOT Meet

2:30 pm -

SingularDTV Lounge Breakthrough technologies are working together to create a network affect and in the not-so-far future, dramatically change the way we live. Instead of operating in silos, experts in these industries are working together to incorporate knowledge from one another's fields. Learn about the progress and challenges of bringing what was once science fiction to reality.

Leigh Christie

Manager ,
Isobar NowLab Americas

Cortney Harding

Professor, Author, and Consultant ,

Maxwell Rebo

Machine Colony

Peter Asaro

Assistant Prof at The New School & Affiliate Scholar in the Center for Internet& Society at Stanford Law ,

20Conscientious Consumption Starts with the Supply Chain

2:40 pm -

ConsenSys Stage As conscientious consumers increasingly demand to know the story behind the products they buy, businesses are taking a serious look at their supply chain to guarantee high standards of authenticity, sustainability, and ethical behavior. If you are what you eat, what you wear, the car that you drive, you deserve to know — enabled by the first technologies that truly make it possible.

Vanessa Grellet

Executive Director Enterprise and Social Impacts, ,


Brian Iselin

Founder and President ,

Tyler Mulvihill

Enterprise Director, ,

Amanda Cole

Social Impact Strategist ,
Nexus Global Youth Summit

Tyler Smith

Energy and Consulting ,
ConsenSys; Formerly BHP-Billiton

21Alethio: Access Humanity's Collective Memory

3:00 pm -

SingularDTV Lounge Our data has never looked more beautiful.

Marian Oancea

Co-Founder of Alethio ,

Johannes Pfeffer

Co-Founder of Alethio ,

22The Token Economy: Exchange in 3 Dimensions

3:10 pm -

ConsenSys Stage Between tokens, cryptocurrencies, and crowdfunding, the barrier to entry to entrepreneurship seems to be getting lower. Tokens promise to to open up certain economies for the first time, for instance, the world of micro-transactions as processing costs approach zero. What is a token,how is it made, and why? Will legacy fundraising systems change to accommodate these new models, or get disrupted by them?

Nick Dodson

Weifund, Boardroom, ConsenSys ,
Founder, Lead Engineer


Brock Pierce

Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and Co-Founder and Managing Partner ofBlockchain Capital ,

Joel Monegro

Jalak Jobanputra

Founding Partner ,
Future\Perfect Ventures

William Mougayar

Investor & Author ,
he Business Blockchain

23Liquid Democracy, Crypto Anarchy, Futarchy: New Tools & Frontiers in Governance

3:15 pm -

SingularDTV Lounge Voting on the blockchain was a hot topic this election cycle, but it's only the beginning. Enabled by open-source software, smart contracts, and peer-to-peer networks, there are abundant possibilities for new types of political systems. Explore prediction markets, blockchain-powered adjudication, and decentralized governance tools with the architects of Gnosis, Sovereign, Board-room, and CrowdJury.

Carolyn Reckhow

Strategy & Operations ,


Federico As

Founder & CEO ,

Dave Perry

Product Strategy ,

Santiago Siri

Founder ,
Democracy Earth

Matt Liston

Chief Strategist ,
Gnosis, ConsenSys

24The Network Society of Future

3:40 pm -

ConsenSys Stage How can we prepare for a future transformed by breakthrough technologies? Find out from Singularity University and Network Society Ventures' David Orban.

Dave Orban

Singularity University, Founder & Managing Partner at Network Society ,

25Global Financial Institutions 2.0

3:45 pm -

SingularDTV Lounge Today’s global-scale institutions are fundamentally a reflection of the conditions of the 20th century - a time that’s increasingly different from our modern 21st century. Are-imagination of these institutions, identifying what remains relevant, what’s obsolete, and what’s new, is necessary in response to blockchain disruption. Blockchain technology provides the new ability to securely transact without centralized, institutional, intermediaries, e.g. Global Financial Institutions. Will20th century institutions adapt or be overcome by foreknowing entrepreneurs? Where are the opportunities for institutional revolution?

Rosanna Chan

Digital Economist; Founder ,
World Bank Blockchain Working Group

Alyse Killeen

Venture Capital Investor, Partner ,

26Building a Technology of Inclusion

4:00 pm -

ConsenSys Stage Driving openness and transparency, blockchain is inherently a technology of inclusion. How can women and traditionally underrepresented groups in technology innovation seize this opportunity and lead the blockchain revolution?

Meltem Demirors

Director of Development ,
Digital Currency Group


Rosanna Chan

Digital Economist; Founder ,
World Bank Blockchain Working Group

Tracy Chadwell

Founding Partner ,
1843 Capital

Rahilla Zafar

Author of "Internet of Women" & Managing Director for MENA at ConsenSys ,

27What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

4:15 pm -

SingularDTV Lounge In this fireside chat, Vanessa Grellet explores a new global phenomenon with WEF's Danil Kerimi.

Vanessa Grellet

Executive Director Enterprise and Social Impacts ,

Danil Kerimi

Head of Technology Industries ,
World Economic Forum

28Early Adopter

4:30 pm -

ConsenSys Stage Find out why Fortress founder and early cryptocurrency investor Mike Novogratz is bullish on blockchain.

Mike Novogratz

Founder ,

29A Penny For Your Thoughts: Tokenzing the Attention Economy

4:30 pm -

SingularDTV Lounge What is your attention worth? Every time you watch an ad, share a meme, or use a Twitter hash-tag, value is subtly being exchanged. On the decentralized Web 3.0 we can actually capture that value and offer it to users. Join us for an exploration of “meme markets” and what the economies of the future will look like when the Internet gets an update.

Simon de la Rouviere

ngineer of Societies ,
onsenSys & Ujo

Maciej Olpinski

Co-Founder ,

Meher Roy

Co-Founder ,
Validity Labs

Ryan King

Co-Founder ,

Don Mosites

Founder ,
Swap Protocol

30A Global Marketplace: The Next Frontier in Financial Inclusion

4:50 pm -

ConsenSys Stage Today 2.5 billion people, the “unbanked”, are locked out of the global economy. Others lack ac-cess to basic government institutions that provide identity and enforce laws, or lose their claims to property through natural disasters or becoming refugees. However, from new micro-loan plat-forms to blockchain-based identity, tools are being built that could enable developing and underserved areas of the world to leapfrog post-industrial nations.

Kate Mulder

Strategic Investment Officer ,
ull Spectrum Economy & Full Spectrum Investing

Rosanna Cha

Digital Economist, Founder ,
World Bank Blockchain Working Group

Sam Cassatt

Chief Strategy Officer ,

Ayako Miyaguchi

Managing Director of Japan ,

31Farm to Chain: Building Sustainable Global Villages

5:00 pm -

SingularDTV Lounge Mass production changed the way we consume, and gave rise to massive centralized systems that perpetuate a waste epidemic. Today, emerging technologies offer us an opportunity to course correct and if we choose, return to a village model — but optimized for efficiency, and operating on a global scale

Niran Babalola


William E Bodell III

eb Architect Founder ,

Jason Green

CEO & Co-Founder ,

Melissa Mayer

Founder ,

Ryan Hooks

Founder ,

Paul Berry

Lead Engineer ,
Square Roots to Grow

32Introducing Token

5:20 pm -

ConsenSys Stage Brian Armstrong shares his vision for Token, a new browser and mobile money all for the Ethereum network. Coinbase is one of the largest digital currency exchanges and has helped over 6.5M users across 33 countries exchange over $7B in and out of digital currency

Brian Armstrong

EO & Co-Founder ,

33Open Source Entrepreneurship: The Future of Venture Capital?

5:40 pm -

ConsenSys Stage The open source movement has existed for as long as computing. However, the surge of interest in blockchain and cryptocurrency is driving new interest by venture capitalists in companies that build and rely upon open-source software. What kinds of open-source business models to VC's seek out? How is the VC industry thinking about blockchain and other transformative technologies, and what types of startups are they interested in funding?

Ron Garrett

Entrepreneur in Residence,\ ,


Alyse Killeen

Venture Capital Investor, Partner ,

Brad Burnham

Managing Partner ,
Union Square Ventures

Lucy Wang

Emerging Technology Investor ,
Greycroft Partners

Andrew Parker

General Partner ,

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