Come spend a day with our community and industry leaders during Blockchain Week NYC.

Attendance is free of charge and by invitation only.
If you have not received an invitation, click here to apply.

May 15, 2019
8:30am – 5:00pm

NYC Blockchain Center
54 W 21st Street, Suite 1001
New York, NY 10010


Teana Baker Taylor
Executive Director,
Global Digital Finance
Karen Bhatia
Senior Vice President,
Tech at NYCEDC
Michael Coletta
Lead Blockchain Architect & Developer
London Stock Exchange Group
Mariana Dahan
World Identity Network
Vanessa Grellet
Executive Director,
Nicole Hamilton
Nicole Hamilton
Managing Director, 
Springboard Enterprises
Jalak Jobanputra
Founder/Managing Partner,
FuturePerfect Ventures
Harpreet Khurana
Innovation Partner,
Sharon LaDay
Blockchain Business Development Leader
IBM Blockchain Technologies

Jones Day -  Attorneys
Eric Love
Associate, Jones Day
Hannah Meakin
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Beatrice OCarroll Headshot
Beatrice O’Carroll
Head of Institutional Sales,
Sandra Ro
Global Blockchain Business Council
YinFeng Shao
YinFeng Shao
US Head of Trading,
Jutta Steiner
Founder and CEO,
Parity Technologies
Harika Thatukuru
Software Engineer,
Azure Blockchain,
Stephen Wink
Latham & Watkins
Lawrence Wintermeyer
Global Digital Finance
Linda Xie
Co-founder/Managing Director,
Scalar Capital


8:30am – 10am

Industry Breakfast Sponsored By Latham & Watkins 

Remarks by Faye Penn, Executive Director at

10am – 11am

Blockchain 101 Class

Sandra Ro
CEO at Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC)

11:00am – 11:15am 


11:15am – 11:30am

VC, Crypto, ICOs, STOs: Investing in the space

Fireside Chat: Jalak Jobanputra
Managing Partner at Future\Perfect Ventures

Linda Xie, Co-Founder & Managing Director at Scalar Capital

11:30am – 11:45am

Crypto Trading Update

Beatrice O’Carroll
Head of Institutional Sales at Circle

YinFeng Shao
US Head of Trading at Circle

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

The Latest in Regulation: Panel

Stephen Wink
Partner at Latham & Watkins, LLP

Hannah Meakin
Partner at Norton Rose Fullbright


Eric Love
Associate, Jones Day

Moderated by:

Kimberly Quinones, Executive Director NYC Blockchain Center

12:30-1:15 pm

Enterprise Applications: Panel

Harpreet Khurana
Strategic Innovation, Salesforce

Harika Thatukuru
Software Engineer Azure Blockchain, Microsoft

Michael Coletta
Lead Blockchain Architect & Developer, London Stock Exchange Group

Moderated by:
Teana Baker-Taylor, Executive Director Global Digital Finance

1:15-2:15 pm


2:15-2:30 pm

Social Impact Potential for Blockchain

Vanessa Grellet
Executive Director at ConsenSys

2:30-2:45 pm

Digital Identity

Mariana Dahan
Founder and CEO at WIN (World Identity Network)

2:45 pm-3:00 pm

E Government in NYC

Karen Bhatia
Senior Vice President, Tech at NYCEDC

Sharon LaDay
Blockchain Business Development Leader at IBM Blockchain Technologies

3:00 pm-3:15 pm

Decentralized Finance/STOs

Lawrence Wintermeyer, Co-Chair/Guarantor of Global Digital Finance

3:15 pm-3:30 pm

Blockchain Infrastructure for a Decentralized Web

Jutta Steiner
Founder and CEO at Parity Technologies

3:30 pm-3:45 pm

Entrepreneurship Lessons

Nicole Hamilton
Managing Director at Springboard Enterprises

3:45 pm-4:00 pm

Closing Remarks

4:00 pm-5:00 pm


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New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC’s mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City’s competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City’s many opportunities.

About Global Blockchain Business Council:

The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) is the leading industry association for the blockchain technology ecosystem, which brings together innovative organizations and founding thought-leaders from over 40 countries to advance understanding of blockchain technology amongst global regulators and business leaders. Conceived on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island, the GBBC is a Swiss-based non-profit, which launched formally during the 2017 Annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The organization is dedicated to furthering adoption of blockchain technology through engaging regulators, business leaders, and global changemakers on how to harness this ground-breaking tool to create more secure, equitable, and functional societies.

About Future\Perfect Labs:

Future\Perfect Labs is an affiliate of Future\Perfect Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund founded by technology veteran Jalak Jobanputra in 2014 to invest globally in companies focused on the decentralization of technology, talent and businesses. FPV’s portfolio includes market leaders in blockchain, artificial intelligence, next generation marketplaces and smart devices. FPV Labs was formed in 2017 to foster the development of blockchain ecosystems and startups globally. Jobanputra was awarded Microsoft’s VC Trailblazer Award in May 2018 for “her early and bold” investments in the sector and has also been awarded Institutional Investors’ Top Fintech Dealmakers award from 2016-2018.