IBM to Keynote The Block Chain Conference

IBM is set to deliver the keynote presentation at The Block Chain Conference – – which will take place on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at the Mission Bay Conference Center, located on the UCSF Mission Bay Campus in San Francisco.

The conference theme is “Doing Business with Block Chains, Distributed Ledgers and Smart Contracts” – and the event has a unique focus on block chain and distributed ledger approaches and their potential to underpin business applications across a variety of vertical markets.

“A key mission of The Block Chain Conference is to educate business innovators and technology architects from companies deploying enterprise IT of the potential benefits and challenges of leveraging block chains, distributed ledgers and smart contracts,” said Conference Chair Peter Harris.

Details of the keynote – to be presented by John Wolpert, Global Blockchain Offering Director at IBM – will be published in January along with the complete conference program.

Early bird registration for the conference is now open at The early bird rate will apply through December 31st, 2015. Sponsorships are still being accepted.

In addition to the IBM keynote, the educational conference program will also include these key presentations and panels:

  • A Business Introduction to Block Chains – presented by Spencer Bogart of Needham & Co.
  • The Evolution of Trust – presented by Alec Wilkins of
  • An Ownership Layer for the Internet – presented by Bruce Pon of Ascribe
  • Why Most Fortune 500 Companies Will Use Block Chains – presented by the leadership team at Tendermint
  • A Focus on Block Chains For a New Wall Street – including contributions from Celent, Blockchain Clearing Corp. and the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
  • A Focus on the Ethereum Platform and Applications – curated by ConsenSys.
  • How Block Chains are Disrupting Global Payments – with Gil Luria of Wedbush Securities and Cheryl Gurz from The Bancorp.

“Tendermint is excited to be presenting at The Block Chain Conference where we’ll be discussing how blockchains will be adopted by most Fortune 500 companies to replace costly and inflexible legacy IT infrastructure. We’ll also be publicly demonstrating our Enterprise Blockchain Platform for the first time," said Dustin Byington, Co-Founder & President of Tendermint.

The Block Chain Conference is being produced by Lighthouse Partners, a business and technology consulting firm advising on positioning of innovative enterprise technologies, with specific focuses on go-to-market and growth strategies involving partnerships, thought leadership creation and events.

Please include this information in your events calendar:
  • Conference Name: The Block Chain Conference
  • Conference Website:
  • Date: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
  • Venue: Mission Bay Conference Center, UCSF Mission Bay Campus, San Francisco
  • Who Should Attend: Senior business innovation and product marketing executives, and senior technologists from companies deploying enterprise IT systems. 18+ only without specific dispensation.
  • Registration Fee: $395 early bird registration open now, $495 from January 1st, 2016.
  • Conference Producer: Lighthouse Partners, Inc. –
  • Conference Chair: Peter Harris