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Power Panel at @EXPOFinTech Is Moderated by @Featherston | #FinTech #Blockchain #Bitcoin #Hyperledger #SmartCities

CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO will present keynotes, general sessions, and more than 20 blockchain sessions by leading FinTech experts

Power Panel: "What Are the Challenges and Impediments to Blockchain Adoption?"

Register for the FinTech Blockchain Power Panel ▸ Here

DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Ed Featherston has been named the "Tech Chair" of "FinTechEXPO - New York Blockchain Event" of CloudEXPO's 10-Year Anniversary Event which will take place on November 12-13, 2018 in New York City.

Ed Featherston is VP, Principal Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. He brings 38 years of technology experience in designing, building, and implementing large complex solutions. He has significant expertise in systems integration, Internet/intranet, and cloud technologies. He has delivered projects in various industries, including financial services, pharmacy, government and retail.

CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York will present keynotes, general sessions, and more than 20 blockchain sessions by leading FinTech experts.

Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's  latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world.

No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments that frequently get lost in the hype. The panel will discuss their perspective on what they see as they key challenges and/or impediments to adoption, and how they see those issues could be resolved or mitigated.

Panelists include:

Andrew Keys ConsenSys Co-Founder

Andrew Keys is co-founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereum.

Nicolas Fierro MIMIR Blockchain Solutions - CEO

Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.

Scott Udell HPE/Cloud Technology Partners, VP - IoT Solutions

Scott Udell is VP, IoT Solutions at Cloud Technology Partners, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.  He brings 27+ years of consulting and technology industry success.  He has spent most of the last 15 years working in startups focused on IoT, M2M, Video Analytics, RFID, Retail/CPG/Supply Chain and Logistics.

Evan Kirstel Digital Transformation Thought Leader

Evan Kirstel is an internationally recognized thought leader and social media influencer in IoT (#1 in 2017), Cloud, Data Security (2016), Health Tech (#9 in 2017), Digital Health (#6 in 2016), B2B Marketing (#5 in 2015), AI, Smart Home, Digital (2017), IIoT (#1 in 2017) and Telecom/Wireless/5G. His connections are a "Who's Who" in these technologies, He is in the top 10 most mentioned/re-tweeted by CMOs and CIOs (2016) and have been recently named 5th most influential B2B marketeer in the US. His social media "Klout"​ score is 81 and rising!

Phil Komarny Salesforce - VP, Innovation

Phil Komarny is a highly social, entrepreneurial, award winning senior executive with a 20+ year track record of delivering innovative, high value solutions by aligning existing problems with emerging technologies.

Experienced as a c-level executive within higher education that has leveraged entrepreneurial instincts, a broad technical skillset, and a very strong reputation for developing and motivating teams at all levels to integrate new technologies that create value for the organization.

Comfortable serving as the voice of the business and building a strong rapport with management, colleagues, vendors, stakeholders and technical specialists.

Gordon Haff Red Hat - Senior Cloud Evangelism Manager

Gordon Haff is senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, he wrote hundreds of research notes and was frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics, as well as advising clients on product and marketing strategies. He also has many years of hands-on experience with both IT software and hardware.

Register for the FinTech Blockchain Power Panel ▸ Here

FinTech Is Now Part of the DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO Program!

Financial enterprises in New York City, London, Singapore, and other world financial capitals are embracing a new generation of smart, automated FinTech that eliminates many cumbersome, slow, and expensive intermediate processes from their businesses.

Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 22nd CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO November 11-13, 2018 in New York City will find fresh new content in two new tracks called:

  • FinTechEXPO
  • New York Blockchain Event

which will incorporate FinTech and Blockchain, as well as machine learning, artificial intelligence and deep learning in these two distinct tracks.

Register for Full Conference "Gold Pass" ▸ Here (Expo Hall ▸ Here)

Show Prospectus V041818 Here

Speaking Opportunities Here

Sponsorship and Speaking Inquiries: [email protected].

FinTech brings efficiency as well as the ability to deliver new services and a much improved customer experience throughout the global financial services industry. FinTech is a natural fit with cloud computing, as new services are quickly developed, deployed, and scaled on public, private, and hybrid clouds.

More than US$20 billion in venture capital is being invested in FinTech this year. DXWorldEXPOCloudEXPO are pleased to bring you the latest FinTech developments as an integral part of our program.

CloudEXPODevOpsSUMMITDXWorldEXPO 2018 New York will be held November 12-13, 2018 in New York City.

Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term.

A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throughout enterprises of all sizes.

Our Top 200 Digital Transformation Sponsors

Last year, 43 sponsors104 exhibitors, and over 200 DX companies participated at CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO, more than any other similar event in the world. This year we launched our conference conference website and conference schedule on May 12, 2018, exactly six months before our November 12-13 New York event dates.

View our Top 200 Digital Transformation Sponsors ▸ Here

Register for the Conference ▸ Here

We are offering early bird savings on all ticket types where you can save significant amount of money by purchasing your conference tickets today.

Speaking Opportunities Here

This year we are presenting a MEGA faculty of 222 rockstar speakers. Submit your speaking proposal which will be instantly shared with conference advisory board. All accepted proposals are confirmed within six hours of paper submission.

Sponsorship Opportunities Here

Contact us with you sponsorship and exhibit inquiry. We will answer all your questions and work with you to identify the best option based on your goals.

Sponsor List (updated daily) ▸ Here

Exhibitor List (updated daily) ▸ Here

2018 Conference Agenda, Our MEGA Faculty of 222 Rockstar Speakers

View our conference schedule (updated daily) ▸ Here

View our speaker lineup (updated daily) ▸ Here

DXWordEXPO New York 2018, DevOpsSUMMIT New York 2018 and CloudEXPO New York 2018 agenda will present 222 rockstar faculty members, 200 sessions and 22 keynotes and general sessions in 10 distinct conference tracks.

  • Cloud-Native | Serverless
  • DevOpsSummit
  • FinTechEXPO - New York Blockchain Event
  • CloudEXPO - Enterprise Cloud
  • DXWorldEXPO - Digital Transformation (DX)
  • Smart Cities | IoT | IIoT
  • AI | Machine Learning | Cognitive Computing
  • BigData | Analytics
  • The API Enterprise | Mobility | Security
  • Hot Topics

CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York cover all of these tools, with the most comprehensive program and with 222 rockstar speakers throughout our industry presenting 22 Keynotes and General Sessions, 200 Breakout Sessions along 10 Tracks, as well as our signature Power Panels. Our Expo Floor brings together the world's leading companies throughout the world of Cloud Computing, DevOps, FinTech, Digital Transformation, and all they entail.

As your enterprise creates a vision and strategy that enables you to create your own unique, long-term success, learning about all the technologies involved is essential. Companies today not only form multi-cloud and hybrid cloud architectures, but create them with built-in cognitive capabilities.

Cloud-Native thinking is now the norm in financial services, manufacturing, telco, healthcare, transportation, energy, media, entertainment, retail and other consumer industries, as well as the public sector.

CloudEXPO is the world's most influential technology event where Cloud Computing was coined over a decade ago and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals.

Register for the Conference ▸ Here

Speaking Opportunities Here

Sponsorship Opportunities Here

Sponsor List (updated daily) ▸ Here

Exhibitor List (updated daily) ▸ Here

Conference schedule (updated daily) ▸ Here

Speaker lineup (updated daily) ▸ Here

FinTech Is Now Part of the DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO Program

Financial enterprises in New York City, London, Singapore, and other world financial capitals are embracing a new generation of smart, automated FinTech that eliminates many cumbersome, slow, and expensive intermediate processes from their businesses.

Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 22nd CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO November 12-13, 2018 in New York City will find fresh new content in two new tracks called:

  • FinTechEXPO
  • New York Blockchain Event

which will incorporate FinTech and Blockchain, as well as machine learning, artificial intelligence and deep learning in these two distinct tracks.

FinTech brings efficiency as well as the ability to deliver new services and a much improved customer experience throughout the global financial services industry. FinTech is a natural fit with cloud computing, as new services are quickly developed, deployed, and scaled on public, private, and hybrid clouds.

More than US$20 billion in venture capital is being invested in FinTech this year. We're pleased to bring you the latest FinTech developments as an integral part of our program.

Sponsorship Opportunities

CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO are together the single event where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discus cloud computing and all that it entails. For more than a decade, sponsors and exhibitors of CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities through:

  • Featured on-site presentation and ongoing on-demand webcast exposure to a captive audience of industry decision-makers
  • Showcase exhibition during our new extended dedicated expo hours
  • Breakout Session Priority scheduling for Sponsors that have been guaranteed a 40-minute technical session
  • Online advertising on 4,5 million article pages in SYS-CON's leading i-Technology Publications
  • Capitalize on our Comprehensive Marketing efforts leading up to the show with print mailings, e-newsletters and extensive online media coverage
  • Unprecedented PR Coverage: Unmatched editorial coverage on Cloud Computing Journal
  • Tweetup to over 127,000 plus Twitter followers
  • Press releases sent on major wire services to over 500 industry analysts

Secrets of Our Most Popular Sponsors and Exhibitors ▸ Here

Secrets of Our Most Popular Speakers Here

For more information on sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities call us at 954 242-0444 or contact us ▸ Here

Speaking Opportunities Open

The upcoming 22nd International CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City, NY announces that its Call For Papers for speaking opportunities is now open. We reply to all accepted speaking proposals within six hours.

About DXWorldEXPO LLC

DXWorldEXPO LLC is a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based trade show company and the creator of DXWorldEXPO - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo. The company produces and presents the world's most influential technology events including CloudEXPO, DevOpsSUMMIT, FinTechEXPO - Blockchain Event.

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