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Fri, Oct 18


Hilton Richmond Downtown

RVAbc: Richmond's Blockchain Technology Conference 2019

The RVA Blockchain Conference of the year, co-sponsored by APICS Richmond. Registration and more details available here: . **All Registrations must be submitted through this link.**

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RVAbc: Richmond's Blockchain Technology Conference 2019
RVAbc: Richmond's Blockchain Technology Conference 2019

Time & Location

Oct 18, 2019, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Hilton Richmond Downtown, 501 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219

About the event



RVAbc is a full day event on October 18, 2019 at the Hilton Richmond Downtown.  The schedule includes coffee and networking breaks with snacks, lunch, and a post-conference networking reception.  We will continue to update the schedule to ensure we cover the most current and relevant blockchain technology topics.

7:30 Registration

8:00 Welcome

The best of blockchain technology: a concise introduction summarizing what blockchain technology is, what we’ve seen in the market over the last year, and what we can expect to see next year.

Conference Keynote

Delegate Glenn Davis will cover government blockchain advances around the country and locally.  Delegate Davis comes from industry as a serial entrepreneur before serving locally in Virginia Beach City and then becoming the Freshman Legislator of the Year when elected to the Virginia General Assembly in 2014.   He is Vice Chairman of the Joint Commission on Technology and Science and chaired its Cyber Security and Blockchain subcommittees. He has also served on the Education, Transportation, and General Laws Committees.  He was Patron for this year’s blockchain-based HB 1900 Health Care Provider Credentials Data Solution Fund and last year’s HJ 153 joint subcommittee to study implementation of blockchain technology.


9:30 Morning Sessions

Business & Operations

Who benefits?  This discussion panel will explore the myriad of industries where blockchain technology is driving social change, including healthcare and philanthropy.

Technical & Security

Gartner estimates blockchain technology will generate $3.1 trillion in new business value by 2030; learn what the modern enterprise will require to succeed and grow in the blockchain market.

Who controls blockchain technology and who’s accountable? Experts will debate theories on how government and the market place must change or risk obsolescence.

Identity Management and Security: how blockchain is advancing identity management and impacting security, plus a survey of security incidents.


1:30 Afternoon Sessions

Business & Operations

What are the rules and who’s making the rules?  Top legal and regulatory issues and confusion impacting digital and crypto assets and blockchain technology.

Technical & Security

Investing and banking in blockchain: tales and best practices from experts who have been around the block and back.

What’s next? Unique perspectives on the challenges that will be overcome in the short term and the challenges that will remain.

Tools and tips: experts share insights on low-cost distributed application development, hyperledger fabric, and more.

3:30 Break

4:00 Showcase

Who are the innovators in Richmond?  Real world use cases in a show and tell-all by area blockchain technology users.

5:00 Closing and Reception


Dr. John “Jack” Callahan, CTO of Veridium

Carol Van Cleef, CEO of Luminous Group, LLC

Barry Condrey, CIO of Chesterfield County

Keyanna Conner, Ph.D., Secretary of Administration, Commonwealth of Virginia

Delegate Glenn Davis, Virginia House of Delegates

Chris Eide, CTO of Connexus Secure

Roxanne Esch, VP of MH Strategic Services

Jarrod Feinstein, Senior Portfolio Manager at Canal Capital Management

Venkat Kodumudi, Practice Lead Blockchain at CGI

Bill McInnis, VP of CipherTrace

Alex Mejias, The Law Office of Alex Mejias

William Middleton, Treasurer at RadicalxChange

April Michelle Palmer, Co-Founder of Pivot LLC

Daniel Payne, Partner at Murphy & McGonigle PC

Matt Rosen, Founder and CEO of TraceRX

Joe Walton, ISO of VDBHDS and Ph.D. Candidate at VCU

Mark Waser, CTO of Government Blockchain Association

Benjamin Wunder, Delivery Lead at UDig

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