Gem’s Consensus 2017 Event Round Up

We are fast approaching the opening day for Consensus 2017 and I am so excited to be attending for the first time as a member of the Gem team. With so much going on at Consensus, I am very lucky to get the inside scoop on all the must-attend events in 2017 from the blockchain veterans in my office.

I've taken a peek into my co-workers' calendars to see what they're up to and compiled a round up of the events that we'll be attending. For those of you attending the conference, we hope we get a chance to meet you and to connect face to face. See you in New York!

Consensus 2017

Gem On Stage

Micah Winkelspecht

Building a Foundation for Decentralized Identity

Monday May 22 at 2:20 PM EST
Salons 1 and 2, 5th Floor

Gem's founder and CEO, Micah Winkelspecht, will be joining other industry leaders on stage to talk about how blockchain can help solve the world's most enduring problems.

On the Panel

Dakota Gruener - ID2020 - Moderator
Micah Winkelspecht - Gem
Daniel Buchner - Microsoft
Rouven Heck - uPort
Drummond Reed - Evernym
Ryan Shea - Blockstack
Wayne Vaughan - Tierion

Emily Vaughn

Demonstration of the Health Claims Lifecycle on GemOS

Monday May 22 at 3:00 PM EST
Manhattan Ballroom, 8th Floor

Gem has built the first blockchain application for the health claims lifecycle. Gem's Head of Accounts, Emily Vaughn, will be demonstrating the application on GemOS.

About the Demo

This demonstration will show how the GemOS health claims lifecycle application:

  • Significantly reduces workflow inefficiencies
  • Eliminates reconciliation needs
  • Speeds-up processing
  • Reduces denial rates
Siva Kannan

Building a Foundation for Decentralized Identity

Tuesday May 23 at 10:45 AM EST
Salons 1 and 2, 5th Floor

Join Gem's VP Engineering, Siva Kannan, as he talks with other industry leaders about how Gem is using our platform to help our customers build foundations for decentralized identity.

On the Panel

Nolan Bauerle - CoinDesk, Moderator
Siva Kannan - Gem
Ryan Rugg - R3
Jags Rao - Swiss Re
Mandal Subhajit - LumenLab

Events We're Attending

About the events

Monday, May 22, 2017

Chamber of Digital Commerce Blockchain Intellectual Property Group Meeting

Monday, 12:15pm-1:30pm | Invitation Only

Gem will be attending the Chamber of Digital Commerce’s first in-person Blockchain Intellectual Property Council Meeting at Consensus.

The Blockchain Intellectual Property Council is the Chamber’s latest working group and was announced in March at the DC Blockchain Summit 2017. The group was formed to help promote innovation in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, and encourage member collaboration to address intellectual property issues. Non-Chamber members may apply for a guest pass to attend. Please contact Dan Spuller to RSVP at dan@digitalchamber.org.

Hyperledger Healthcare (HLHC) Working Group Meetup

Monday, 12:15pm-1:30pm | Belasco Room, 5th Floor

Gem is hosting the Hyperledger Healthcare Working Group Meetup at Consensus! Come network with others who are interested the technical and business aspects of blockchain and how they can be applied to improve the healthcare industry.

Panel: Building a Foundation for Decentralized Identity

Monday, 2:20-3:45 | Salons 1 and 2, 5th Floor

Much has been said and written about the potential for blockchain technology to help solve some of the world's most enduring problems. But without solid execution, potential is rarely realized. What role do global non-profits play in catalyzing the development of blockchain networks that serve the public good? How do they navigate evolving ecosystems to implement their vision? What obstacles do they face, and how do they work to overcome these?

On the Panel

Dakota Gruener - ID2020 - Moderator
Micah Winkelspecht - Gem
Daniel Buchner - Microsoft
Rouven Heck - uPort
Drummond Reed - Evernym
Ryan Shea - Blockstack
Wayne Vaughan - Tierion

Demonstration of the Health Claims Lifecycle on GemOS

Monday, 3:00pm-3:15pm | Manhattan Ballroom, 8th Floor

Gem will be demonstrating the first blockchain application for the health claims lifecycle.

CoinCenter Annual Dinner 2017

Monday, 7:00pm-10:00pm | The Westin New York at Times Square

Micah will be representing Gem at the Coin Center Annual Dinner 2017 on Monday night. The annual dinner is a year celebration of Bitcoin Pizza Day, and how far we’ve come with building this incredible blockchain ecosystem. Coin Center is the leading non-profit research and advocacy center focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency and decentralized computing technologies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Panel: Blockchain-Based Insurance

Tuesday, 10:45am-11:20am |Salons 1 and 2, 5th Floor

The commercial relationships that secure the insurance industry are being rewritten. New cryptographic techniques are formalizing claims management, reinsurance markets, trust among competitors, and the integration of the IoT. New products and business models are arising from these new relationships. When combined with the current 'soft' underwriting market, the table is set for explosive revolution in the industry.

On the Panel

Nolan Bauerle - CoinDesk, Moderator
Siva Kannan - Gem
Ryan Rugg - R3
Jags Rao - Swiss Re
Mandal Subhajit - LumenLab

Women in Blockchain Luncheon

Tuesday, 12:15pm-1:30pm | Manhattan Ballroom, 8th Floor

The women of Gem will be attending the Women in Blockchain Luncheon. We’re excited to network with other women in the industry, discuss accomplishments and challenges, and to share how we’re working together to shape to the next generation of technology.

Chamber of Digital Commerce Networking Reception

Tuesday, 6:30pm-9:00pm | Invitation Only

The Chamber of Digital Commerce's mission is to promote the acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain-based technologies. Through education, advocacy and working closely with policymakers, regulatory agencies and industry, the group's goal is to develop an environment that fosters innovation, jobs and investment. They will be hosting an evening of networking on Tuesday night.

Hyperledger Member VIP Reception 

Tuesday, 7:30pm-10:00pm | Invitation Only

Are you a member of the Hyperledger community? We hope to get to know you better at the Hyperledger Member VIP Reception!

Gem Private Dinner

Tuesday, 8:00pm | Invitation Only

The Gem executive team will be hosting a special laid-back evening to celebrate our accomplishments and share a meal at one of New York’s most iconic landmarks--The Gramercy Hotel.

Say Hello! Come visit Gem in the Palace Room on Floor 6
Stop by and say hello. Don’t forget to bring your Hyperledger passport to get stamped!

Book a Meeting: Looking to chat about how to to implement GemOS in your enterprise organization, an interview with a Gem employee, or interested in investing? We have a limited number of 1:1 meeting slots available. Email hello@gem.co to request a meeting.

 

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