Fintech, Blockchain and AI Conference

April 18, 2018 - 4:00pm
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800 W. Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080
United States
Davidson Gundy Alumni Center, UT Dallas, 800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX
Event Description: 

The Emerging Tech Summit will feature experts who can explain why you need to how fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency are changing the world. Kicking off the April 18-19 conference is Don Tapscott, a global leader in spotting digital innovation’s impact on huge segments of the worldwide economy – including finance and cryptocurrency. Other experts at the Emerging Technologies Summit will address yet more topics, including artificial intelligence and distributed ledger technologies. 

Tapscott has tracked digital influence and impact for decades, going back to the 1980s. His most recent book, written with Alex Tapscott, is The Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World (Penguin Books, 2016). His TEDTalk, “How the blockchain is changing money and business,” has more than 2.8 million views on YouTube. 

“Today’s thriving economies rely heavily on fintech – financial technology – yet few users understand its importance to daily transactions, such as online and mobile banking, and its connection to blockchain,” says Steve Guengerich, executive director of the UT Dallas Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a clinical associate professor at Naveen Jindal School of Management. “The goal of the summit is to bring together the pioneers in these areas, to build the ecosystem in the greater Dallas region and to enable the next generation’s new ventures.”  

Tickets, required for all events, are on sale for both days of events.  

Wednesday, April 18

  • 4-5:30 p.m. Executive Briefing with Don Tapscott of the Blockchain Research Institute (ticketed event)
  • 6-7 p.m. Keynote with Don Tapscott, presented by Goldman Sachs (ticketed event)
  • 7:15-9 p.m. Reception with Don Tapscott (by invitation)

Thursday, April 19

  • 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Speakers, panel discussions, breakout presentations, innovation showcase and event specifically for UT Dallas students. Ticket required for all events. 

For information about the event, contact Sarah Crowe, Blackstone LaunchPad program manager, For a complete list of events, locations and ticket prices, go to the Emerging Technologies Summit website.