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Monday, April 8 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Why Our Institutions Are Destined to Become Open-Sourced

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This fireside chat explores upcoming changes in our world as a result of new blockchain technology applications and widespread adoption. Audience Q&A will follow a series of four short talks by our four speakers.

Matt McKibben:
Innovation has driven society to invent technologies which enable previously centralized institutions to be open-sourced. Much like Martin Luther led to the open-sourcing of Holy Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation, we are now seeing a similar open-sourcing and forking of other historically centralized institutions such as banks and governments. This talk will explore this theme of open-sourcing modern institutions and the resulting impacts on the world. 

Matt McGraw:
DLT isn’t a technology innovation, it’s a business model innovation. Businesses can now be closer to partners and consumers of goods and services – a permanent and open source joint venture. The obvious benefit is this is more sustainable, ethical even – but what does it mean for corporate governance?

Irina Litchfield:
Entering a new era in blockchain. Irina is co-founder of the US-based Bitcoin Exchange and built an online bank in Mexico, which specializes in micropayments. Litchfield is one of the first female founders in crypto industry.

Susan Oh:
Susan Oh is the founder of MKR, an AI-based system that measures and grades the trustworthiness of text and voice reports. Susan will share in her unique area of experience in this exciting and practical application of blockchain technology.

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Matt McKibbin

Founder and Chief Decentralization Officer, DecentraNet
Matt McKibbin is the co-founder of Decentranet a purpose-driven advisory firm focusing on amplifying transformative technologies to positively affect the seven billion people on the planet. McKibbin has been a blockchain evangelist since 2013, when he coordinated the DC Blockchain... Read More →
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Irina Litchfield

Founder, BlockchainCubed
Irina S. Litchfield is the founder of Blockchain Cubed. She is an investor, author, and spokesperson for Blockchain Global Regulatory Infrastructure. She is community leader, correspondent and columnist. Early to the blockchain space, she also co-founded US-based Bitcoin Exchange... Read More →
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Matt McGraw

CEO and serial entrepreneur, Dispatch Labs
Matt McGraw is a successful leader, CEO, and serial entrepreneur who takes pride in finding great talent; helping to uncover and activate a fun, positive culture and mission; and design high-performance, high-growth operations. McGraw has taken multiple companies from zero to $10... Read More →
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Susan Oh

Founder and CEO, MKR AI
Susan Oh is a civic technologist in AI and blockchain integration towards scalable solutions for social good. She is the founder of MKR AI, which uses machine learning to measure and grade the trustworthiness of text and voice reports, and a governing member of the Non-governmental... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Century Center 120 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., South Bend, IN 46601