Opportunity, Innovation, Possibility
Glance Technologies Inc. (CSE:GET.CN) (OTCQB:GLNNF) (FKT:GJT) is pleased to announce The Future of Blockchain – a full-day summit hosted by Glance taking place May 8th, 2018 in Vancouver BC.
The Future of Blockchain summit will bring together some of the brightest lights in the industry to unpack a 360-degree perspective on what blockchain really is, what we can learn from its history, and how businesses need to be ready for its future.
Early Bird Tickets now available!
As a company at the forefront of mobile technology and blockchain, Glance Technologies is proud to invite speakers, sponsors, special guests and the public to the event on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the The Annex in Vancouver.
Early Bird(+ $25.45 fee & GST/HST) Early Bird - limited block of tickets
General Admission(+ $28.69 & GST/HST)
Date & Time
Tuesday May 8, 2018, 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM PDT
The Annex: 823 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4
Blockchain is a name already synonymous with innovation and possibility on a massive scale. It has clearly arrived — but it’s not done arriving. With blockchain’s countless opportunities steadily marching over the horizon, how it will impact our world is just coming into focus. Tomorrow belongs to the farsighted.
That is why Glance is bringing some of the world’s leading industry experts to Vancouver to explore the future of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence, and the myriad implications for economics, finance, and the foundations of society.
More speakers will be unveiled in the coming weeks.
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CEO at Visitar
Alexander Aranda is a search engine and digital marketing specialist based in the U.K. He has worked alongside brands and companies across all industries focusing in particular on FinTech, travel and education. An avid cryptocurrency advocate and investor since 2012, he is passionate about blockchain technology and its impact on the world.
VP, Listings Development for the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”)
Based in Vancouver, BC Mr. Black manages the CSE’s domestic and international programs for attracting exciting new companies to the exchange as well as evangelizing the CSE as “the Exchange for Entrepreneurs”.
Recently, James joined the CSE project team that is developing the platform that will enable companies to issue conventional equity and debt through tokenized securities, which will be offered to investors through Security Token Offerings (“STOs”).
Founder and CEO at Richtopia Magazine
Derin Cag is the founder of online business magazine Richtopia and co-founder of digital marketing leader Marketing Runners as well as Blockchain Age, a decentralized research centre and digital data consultancy for blockchain technology. Derin is a thought-leader, growth hacker, author, guest lecturer at INSEEC Group/University of Monaco, and an in-demand international speaker on topics including blockchain, digital transformation, AI, the Internet of Things, cryptocurrency and social entrepreneurship. Derin is passionate about seeking out global trends and disruptive technologies for making the world a better, and more interesting, place to live.
Tim Campbell, MBE
Head of Client Services, Emerging Talent at Alexander Mann Solutions
As a small business owner, founder of his own entrepreneurial social enterprise charity – Bright Ideas Trust – and co-author of one of Amazon’s Top 10 rated business books ‘What’s Your Bright Idea?’, Tim has come a long way since coming to the public’s attention as the first winner of the UK’s BBC TV show The Apprentice. As co-founder of Marketing Runners, a social media marketing business focused on business and personal branding and blockchain companies, he is a passionate believer in the power of the 4th Industrial Revolution and its potential to bring about positive social change. A passionate supporter of talent wherever it may be, Tim has been an ambassador for the UK Government, currently sits on the UK’s City of London Education Board and is Chair of Governors at an ‘outstanding’ school he was a pupil at. Awarded an MBE for Enterprise in 2012 for Enterprise, Tim has been described as the ‘the human face of business’ by one broadsheet newspaper and is often booked as a keynote speaker at events or invited to provide insightful comment on topical matters at events, on TV, radio and in the newspapers.
Chairman of LifesDNA
Jonny Fry is a blockchain, Crypto economics, ICO and funds specialist. He is a Chairman of LifesDNA, a new search engine using Blockchain and AI technology in the wellbeing, lifestyle and healthcare sectors. He is also CEO of TeamBlockchain which is UK based international influencer network.
Jonny has over 25 years experience as CEO of an asset management business which he floated in London with over £1 Billion under management. His focus has been on the dynamics of financial innovation, advising on ICOs, Tokenomics, Crypto funds and he is a regular speaker on these topics.
He has extensive knowledge and experience of the financial services sector, looking after private clients and institution’s assets, managing funds in the UK and globally.
He has been CEO and on the board of a variety of regulated and unregulated companies in the U.K. and internationally, in a number of different industries.
He has first-hand experience of working with the press and managing corporate and reputational risk for a number of organisations.
CTO, Glance Technologies
Angela Griffin, Glance’s chief technology officer, has led software development for Glance Technologies since the company’s inception. She brings to the table extensive business and software development experience. Prior to Glance, Angela served as president of Zoink Technologies Inc., and previously worked for eight years at View Assessments Inc., starting out there as a developer before eventually being appointed Chief Technology Officer. Ms. Griffin holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of British Columbia.
Founder & CEO, Glance Technologies
Founder and CEO Desmond Griffin comes to mobile payments by way of PayByPhone (formerly Verrus Mobile Technologies), the company he founded and led as CEO from inception through to a successful exit, during which time PayByPhone went from a concept to a platform processing tens of millions of mobile payments annually for millions of consumers in over 100 cities around the world. Desmond is an active advisor to early stage technology companies. He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
CEO & co-founder of Ztudium & lifesdna
Dinis Guarda is an author, serial entrepreneur and experienced CEO who creates ventures focused on global growth, 360-degree digital strategies, sustainable innovation, blockchain, fintech, AI and new emerging business models. Dinis is the founder/CEO of lifesdna, a P2P, blockchain, search engine and PaaS. Dinis has advised and been responsible for some of the top 100 cryptocurrencies worldwide. He is listed in various global fintech, blockchain and AI industry lists as a top influencer in those spaces. He is a lecturer at Copenhagen Business School, the University of Cambridge, Groupe INSEEC/University of Monaco.
Legal tech expert and Influencer
Internationally educated and trained in the art, technology and legal worlds, Kathleen Killin was recently featured as a 2017 Women of Legal Tech by Legal Tech News and CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics. Kathleen holds degrees from the University of Toronto (BA Hons), University of Manchester/Sotheby’s Institute of Art (Masters Art Business), University of London (LL.B Hons), and has completed legal studies at the University of Cambridge as a visiting scholar. She also holds an LL.M from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto specializing in Canadian Common Law and a second LL.M from Osgoode Hall Law School specializing in International Business Law, where her thesis focused on Legal Innovation.
Recently, Kathleen was Marketing & Communications Coordinator at ROSS Intelligence, an artificial intelligence legal technology company, in Palo Alto, California. Kathleen remains passionate about the intersection of how emerging technologies will impact traditional fields such as law and business.
Kathleen serves as an ambassador for the International Center for Research on Women out of Washington, DC. Kathleen also serves on the boards of the Ireland Fund Canada – Young Leaders Division, Art Law Collective and the De La Salle College “Oaklands” Alumni Committee.
Tech Company Corporate and Securities Lawyer
Danny’s practice focuses on securities and corporate finance transactions for small and micro cap, early stage, high growth companies seeking access to capital from angel investors, venture capitalists and retail and institutional investors in the capital markets. Danny regularly helps clients with incorporation and corporate structuring for provincial and federal businesses
Co-founder of Ethicsnet, founding member of the UK Digital Currency Association
Anish is an alumnus of the University of London, Stanford University’s Ignite, MIT and Singularity University GSP Program, and co-founder of Ethicsnet and Obol. Anish is an accomplished multi-disciplinarian who has worked as a medical doctor, bioinformatician, strategy consultant and cryptographer. He is a regular speaker and contributor in the areas of AI safety, Robotics, cybersecurity and blockchain.
Blockchain and FinTech Strategist
Alexander Perkins is a blockchain advisor and fintech consultant with expertise in initial coin offerings (ICOs). Mr. Perkins is presently a fintech consultant at Uptick Growth, where he advises clients on the ICO process, including investor relations, media strategy, private placements, corporate strategy, and governance. He is a partner at Ztudium, a London-based blockchain consulting firm, and sits on the board of advisors of Covesting, a cryptocurrency copy-trading platform, as well as cryptocurrency hedge fund Protos Asset Management, and LifeSci, a Blockchain PaaS for the life sciences industry.
Digital Health & Blockchain Consultant at 23 Consulting
Anca Petre is co-founder and chief operating officer of 23 Consulting, specializing in guiding healthcare organizations through blockchain initiatives. She trains and assists major players in this sector on an international scale, including pharmaceutical corporations, startups and hospitals. Having completed a double-degree in pharmacy and management, Anca is currently working on a thesis about the potential of blockchain technology in the pharmaceutical industry. As speaker and writer passionate about new technologies and their contribution to the health care system, she works to democratize their use and make them accessible to the entire medical community.
9 Spokes, Board of Directors
Having travelled to more than 56 countries over 20 years as an author and speaker specializing in a wide range of topics including community building, cloud technology, SaaS platforms, and social media, Thomas Power has become a sought-after expert in blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, tokenomics, artificial intelligence and more. He is a top-ranked influencer in crypto and blockchain, as well as a board member and director of six companies including 9 Spokes, a New Zealand-based supplier of companies including Barclays and RBC Royal Bank of Canada. His recent work focuses on leveraging blockchain technology in FinTech, specifically in Know-Your-Client and anti-money laundering processes.
CEO of iComplyICO
Founder and CEO of iComplyICO (iComply Investor Services Inc.), a regulatory technology (RegTech) company focused on digital identification, legal workflows and compliance automation for both initial issuance and secondary trading of tokenized assets (security and utility). We interact beyond blockchain and our technology can be used by traditional and decentralized companies alike. Matthew is an experienced innovation management consultant and a founding partner of Ascension Innovation Management. He has worked on projects ranging from Richard Branson’s Virgin Oceanic to publicly-traded companies, crown corporations, and SMEs. Matthew studied fintech and innovation management at MIT and spent 8 years in the Canadian financial services sector. Matthew sits on several advisory boards, boards of directors, and is a volunteer mentor to various development programs.
Art Technology Expert and Art Advisor
Nia Yates is an art consultant with Heather James Fine Art, a leading dealer of blue chip art work with galleries across the United States. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Nia studied Business Finance in Atlanta, Georgia and proceeded to work in the Total Rewards group of a Big Four consulting firm. Her experience there taught her that human value is the driving force behind the success of any enterprise. Nia transitioned to the art world while living in Beijing, China, and her career has taken her from Beijing to Houston, Texas, and most recently, Palm Desert, California, where she is based today. In her free time, Nia plays soccer, volunteers with local organizations, explores anything art related, and writes for a culture magazine. Nia seeks to continue to add value to her business partners, clients, and community and bridge the perceived gap between the art and business worlds.
What to Expect
A thought-provoking day
Glance is bringing together a powerhouse group of industry experts to cut to the heart of what blockchain really is, what we can learn from its history, and how our businesses need to be ready for its future.
Located next to the historic Orpheum Theatre in the heart of downtown Vancouver, The Annex on Seymour Street is one of the city’s most versatile and iconic venues.
Food & Drink
With the help of our generous sponsors we will be providing every guest with food and refreshments at lunch and throughout the day