4:35pm - 5:15pm
Envisioning LA 2027: Going for the Gold!
Looking back at the digital transformation in the past 10 years, what will our region look like in 2017 - on the eve of the 2028 Olympics in LA? What are the advancements that the region would be smart to pay attention and what are the initiatives that the LA Mayor’s office and LA County Economic Development Corp could use our help with? This panel will explore not only civic engagement but also significant commercial business opportunities for our regional technology sector.
Chris Rico - Executive Director, Center For Innovation - Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)
Kurt Daradics - Emerging Business Group Team Lead at Esri & Co-Founder at CitySourced
Peter Marx - Civic Innovation Leader & Former CTO of City of LA
Rachel Horning - Sr. Acct Executive at Rally & Co-Founder of Startups in the Sky, Moderator
Jeff Gillis - CMO, Simpli Networks
Media and Technology in the Digital Future
Media and ad technology has completely transformed in the past decade. The world of platform dominance has brought data and scale that allows for continuous brand engagement with customers. Where do we see media dollars moving to in the next few years and what are the technologies that will get us there? How are brands and digital media responding to the ever-changing consumer behavior?
Raj Chauhan– Moderator, CRO, Spaceback
Eric Dahan - Founder & CEO, Total Influence
Alanna Gombert - CRO, MetaX Open Open
Todd Steinman - Managing Partner, Digital Lead, Maxus, GroupM
Samir Ahmed - VP of Technology & Chief Architect, Fandango
6:15pm – 6:45pm
The Sky Is The Limit!
LA is Playing Big in Cryptocurrency, ICOs & Blockchain
BILLIONS are traded daily, financing is being reinvented, and global innovation is skyrocketing. Find out how LA is playing big, and how this phenomenon could change the world.
Brock Pierce - Co-founder of Block.one, Blockchain Capital, Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, Partner Distributed Network Advisors (DNA)
Christopher Marston, Esq. – CEO, Exemplar Companies, Inc.
Emily Bush - Advisory Lead, Distributed Network Advisors
Michael Terpin - Founder, Transform Group (50+ ICOs), CoinAgenda, BitAngels
Ryan Scott - Founder & CEO at ICO Advisory Group
Juston Brommel, Moderator – Founder & CEO, Paper Lantern
Co-founder of Block.one, Blockchain Capital, Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, Partner Distributed Network Advisors (DNA)
Brock Pierce is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with an extensive track record of founding, advising and investing in disruptive businesses. He pioneered the market for digital currency in games and has raised more than $500 million for companies he has founded. He is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, co-founder of Blockchain Capital, co-founder and Head of Strategy at Block.one, founding board member of Mastercoin (inventor of the ICO), and an advisor to Bancor. Block.one was created in 2017 and has sold over $300M tokens in the first month of EOS crowdsale making it the largest ever. Bancor sold $150M tokens in it’s crowdsale in June of 2017. Blockchain Capital was founded in 2013 and is the first sector-focused venture fund that invests solely in Blockchain technology companies and the Bitcoin ecosystem. Pierce led the firm through the first ICO of a venture fund. Blockchain Capital has made more than 75 investments in the sector across its first three funds. The firm was recently named the most active FinTech Venture Fund by Pitchbook. Pierce is an early investor in Bitcoin and one of the largest investors in the Ethereum crowdsale. He is the founder of IMI Exchange, the world’s leading digital currency marketplace for games, with annual sales exceeding $1 billion and investors such as Goldman Sachs, which was sold in 2016 for more than $100 million. Pierce founded ZAM, one of the world’s largest media properties for gamers, which was acquired by Tencent in 2012. He founded IGE, the pioneer of digital currency in online games, achieving revenues exceeding $100 million in 2006 and sold in 2007. Pierce is also a co-founder of Tether, D10e, GoCoin, Blade Payments, Five Delta (sold NASDAQ: SRAX), Xfire 2.0, Playsino, Evertune, GamesTV, and DEN. He also advises BitGo. Pierce is faculty at the Singularity University and is a sought-after speaker who has spoken at the Milken Global Conference, Mobile World Congress, Wired, INK, Stanford, USC, and UCLA.