Back to the Future! Join us on December 20th, 2017 to take a peek at what’s on the blockchain horizon in 2018. Meet some up-and-coming new cryptofuturists. Share your goals and views of the new year.
Meet our Master of Ceremonies Brittany Whitmore
Brittany Whitmore (@BritWhitmore) is a public relations professional and the founder of Exvera Communications where she specializes in PR for innovative and emerging technologies, including blockchain technologies. She is also the founder and executive director of TEDxGastownWomen and a seasoned emcee and speaker.
Brittany was named to BC Business Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 in 2017. Previously, Brittany served as a resident technology panelist on Roundhouse Radio and led communications for Procurify, taking the company through multiple rounds of venture financing as it grew from a small startup to a company with 50 employees, earning seven-figure annual recurring revenue and serving customers worldwide.
Hosted by BC Women in Blockchain
- Instigator: MaRi Eagar
- MC: Brittany Whitmore
- CryptoKitties: Elsa Wilk
- Co-Creators: Claire Galant, Rama Ibrahim and Natasha Baer
- Welcome and setting of intention by Brittany Whitmore
- Fireside conversation about BC Women in Blockchain’s aspirations for 2018 with Claire Gallant, Rama Ibrahim and Kristina Loganchuk
- BC Blockchain Forum: Crypto and Blockchain Message in a Bottle, 2018 with MaRi Eagar
- Announcement of the establishment of the Government Blockchain Association – BC Chapter by the President of the Chapter, Angel Gonzalez
- Drew Ogryzek, on what the tech community and his podcast sees in the crystal ball for 2018
- The Enterprise Blockchain Perspective: Peter Burton, IBM
- A BC Mining Play: Fortress Blockchain: Mona Akhavi
- BlockTech Vision 2018 with Q&A: Dean Sutton
- Meet CryptoKitties! Elsa Wilk and AxiomZen
- Networking hosted by IComplyICO
About our venue sponsor: The PROFILE Coworking Business Club with Natasha Baer generously helping to organize
“We are Vancouver’s newest and only modern social business club opened in three exciting locations. Gastown, Downtown on Thurlow St, and Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver. Our new Resident Membership consists of more private offices and workspaces for teams and most exciting, we are introducing the Community Membership and our social business club lounge, the ultimate casual workspace, event venue and meeting space to drive innovation. A variety of meeting spaces, living rooms, workshops and board rooms and casual workspace 24/7/365.
Where the creative minds in business, art, tech and innovation come to meet. We create, we work, we entertain and we host.”
About our event sponsor: DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D.
DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D is a strategic consulting company that assists public and private sector organizations to understand the impact of new technology and emerging trends, and realign or invest in new technology, business models and capabilities to drive value for customers and employees and more effectively compete in an ever-changing digital economy.
DigitalFutures conducted the first blockchain and Fintech study in Canada, commissioned by AdvantageBC, that set out to discover competitive drivers to build and further develop the ecosystem that supports Vancouver, BC, and Canada: Blockchain and Emerging Financial Technologies: Positioning British Columbia as a Global FinTech Hub. DigitalFutures participated in the 2015 Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Banking Trade and Commerce – “Digital Currency: You Can’t Flip this Coin”.
A big shout out to those folks who stepped in to help organize Blockchain Message on a Bottle, 2018!
Angel Gonzales: Project Leadership: New Technology Implementation
Brittany Whitmore: Public Relations Professional, Founder and executive director of TEDxGastownWomen
Claire Gallant: Payment Advisor at BC FinTech Company
Drew Ogryzek: Software Engineer at “The Best Startup in The World, Founder and Host: Vancouver TechPodcast, Lead Organizer Hackernest Vancouver Tech Socials
Natasha Baer: Content writer at The Profile: Social Co-Working Business Club
Zarah Tinholdt: Operations Manager from IComplyICO and
Kristina Loganchuk: blockchain market researchers from Mosam Ventures.