Blockchain Expo North America 2019 | The Highlights

By: Jordan

27, November, 2019


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Blockchain North America Conference; Blockchain Expo North America – The Highlights

Thank you for attending the Blockchain Expo North America 2019!


The conference took place in the Santa Clara convention Center, with over 9,100 delegates for the co-located Blockchain, IoT Tech, AI & big data, Cyber security Expo and the new addition: the 5G Expo.


With Blockchain at an intriguing point in its lifecycle, the need to explore and delve into users cases this year was vital. We had 6 tracks to cover all aspects of the Blockchain ecosystem this year in Santa Clara: Blockchain solutions for Enterprise, Crypto & Digital Asset Investment, Fintech & Regulation, Blockchain for Business, Innovation Zone and Convergent Technology Solution.





We want to say a huge thank you to all speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, press and attendees who joined us for the expo, we hope you benefitted from the conference and much as we did. A special thank you to our diamond sponsors IBM, platinum Sponsors: Hyperledger, VMWare, IOTA, Factom, Oracle, BiTA, EEA and our Networking & Gold Sponsors eToro.


A few highlights from the two days include:


Justin Schmidt, Vice President | Head of Digital Asset Markets, Goldman Sachs’ Keynote: Digital Assets – The Future.


Panel: Security Token Investments: Finance, Investment & Regulation panel with Josh Lawler – Zuber Lawler, Thomas Borrel – Polymath, Eugene Kesslman – TapJets, Daniel Murphy & McGonigle moderated by John Hargrave – MediaShower.


Panel: Blockchain for the greater good – The next digital revolution for mankind hosted by B. Lee Jones – Silicon Valley Innovation Center, Jarred Winn –, Ryan Rugg – r3, Douglas Horn – Telos Foundation, Jill Ni – Binance | Blockchain Charity Foundation


Lisa Butters the General Manager | GoDirect™ Trade (powered by Honeywell) discussion on how a 100 year old aerospace company is revolutionizing the used parts market by using Blockchain every single day.


Blockchain Goes Global solo by Chrystie Dale  Fedex – Business Fellow, Blockchain Strategist | Chairman from FedEx | BiTA Standards Council


Bob Wolpert – Golden State Foods’ keynote: Blockchain Innovation Meets Food Supply Chain Digital Strategy….. just to name a few.


The expo also offered a space for our new Power Hour on the Innovation zone, hosted by our friend Sir John Hargrave, CEO, MediaShower. This acted as a warmup for the networking party, formatted in an ‘unconference’, decentralised style offering an intimate focused group networking opportunity.






This year the official networking party was held at the Levis 49ers Stadium kindly sponsored by eToro. It gave us all a chance to unwind, discuss the day’s activities and catch up with some key speakers!


If you weren’t able to get to any of the tracks this year, you can listen and view the content via the conference materials pack, available to all paid passes, you should have your log ins now. Alternatively, you can purchase conference materials here.


The 2020 World Series will start by returning to Olympia Grand 17-18th March 2020, then at the RAI 1-2 July 2020. Book your place at


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Get involved: World Series 2020

Global: 17-18 March 2020, Olympia, London

Europe: 1-2 July 2020, RAI Amsterdam

North America: 4-5 November 2020, Silicon Valley