Nick Chong · 2 hours ago · 2 min read
On August 9, 2018, Token Forum will bring together a close-knit group of industry leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs for an intimate deep-dive into the implications and future of blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Blockchain Innovation Through Interactive Discussion
Founded by Jonathan Gagliardoni, Token Forum Seattle fosters a unique setting with speaker and panel sessions ending in “roundtable” format discussions – allowing local companies and community members to network, advance their knowledge of the industry and find new ways to improve enterprise.
As a UW Product Management Instructor, Co-founder at EVERY and blockchain product management thought leader, Gagliardoni understands what it takes to use collective productivity to achieve a product’s full potential.
Through this new blockchain conference, Gagliardoni aims to take the industry discussion out of ICO fervor and into true applications.
“I want to get us out of the hype and more into the reality… There’s no reason to hype this anymore because blockchain is for real.”
Breaking through the clutter of “What is Blockchain?” and cutting straight into deeper-level discussions, Token Forum hopes to give the community an opportunity to collaborate and find solutions to “data sovereignty, identity management, product innovation, value exchanges, governance, and the key role of digital currencies for both private and public organizations.”
In an interview with CryptoSlate, Gagliardoni noted:
“The goal is how do we get people in the room together who are already fluent in blockchain, so that way we can learn from each other and have more advanced topics and advanced-level discussions.”
Local industry leaders from the Seattle blockchain community will speak on the state of today’s digital economy and the applications of the blockchain.
A few key speakers include:
- Greg Heuss, Managing Partner at Reflective Ventures
- Lawrence Lerner, CEO at Pithia Venture Capital
- Darren Marble, CEO at CrowdfundX
- Joe Roets, CEO, and Founder at Dragonchain
- John Wantz, CEO, and Co-founder at EVERY
- Nate Whitehill, CEO, and Founder at CryptoSlate
- Neil Bergquist, CEO and Founder at Coinme
- Kurt Wedgwood, IBM North American Blockchain Leader
- Joseph Williams, Governor Inslee’s ICT Industry Sector Lead
- Kory Hoang, CEO & Founder at Stably
- Alexey Kurashenko, CEO at WhaleAvenue
- Alex Ortiz, Chief Blockchain Evangelist at LifeIDna
- Janine Terrano, CEO & Founder at Topia Technology
- Robert Mao, CEO & Founder at ArcBlock
- Rahul Sood, CEO and Co-founder at Unikrn
- Peter Vessenes, Co-founder at Bitcoin Foundation
With the scenic Puget Sound in the backdrop, Token Forum will be hosted on the top floor of Seattle’s tallest structure, the Columbia Tower. Around 200 of Seattle’s finest blockchain experts, investors, regulators, and entrepreneurs are expected to attend the event.
With future events already in the works, Gagliardoni plans to expand this unique format of blockchain conference to cities outside Seattle and spread a continuous discussion for collaboration in the blockchain industry.
Describing their future plans, Gagliardoni stated:
“The intent is to make this a quarterly event where blockchain minds can get together while facilitating an ongoing community even outside of the conference itself. The networking and connections are continuous. We’re quietly vocalizing that the next event would be in November. We’d love for this to be something that we can take to other cities.”
Token Forum will take place on August 9, 2018, in Seattle at the Columbia Tower Club. For more information on Token Forum and how to attend, visit: http://thetokenforum.com/