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Blockchain Mini Summit powered by Cambridge Innovation Center

Please join Philadelphia's influential BlockchainThought Leaders for a half-day conference on how blockchain technology is impacting industries and our community.


Ms. Beverly Chandran, IT Program Management and Cyber Security

Ms. Beverly Chandran is an accomplished entrepreneur (IT and Real Estate Expert) with 25+ years of relationship management, telecommunications, information technology, banking and real estate experience. Highly effective communicator and team builder with master negotiation strengths as well as the ability to lead, reach consensus, establish goals, and attain results in an expedient fashion. Outstanding performance with Fortune 100 companies as well as small 8A designated businesses. She is passionate about taking a leadership role in developing STEM programs and services around policies that shape advancements in employment, technology, housing and environmental issues. Connect with Beverly via LinkedIn or email her at ChandranTechInfo@gmail.com


  • 9:00 -9:30 a.m.

    • Topic: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and its impact on the digital economy

    • Speaker(s): Eileen Gadsden, MBA - Eileen B. Gadsden, MBA, is an IT Thought Leader, Blockchain Evangelist, and third generation US Military Veteran. As Founder of E-Region Enterprises she provides her clients with solutions for operational challenges using finance, marketing and technology strategies. E-Region Enterprises core clients are technology and STEM non-profit organizations. In 2018, Eileen was selected for PA Governor Tom Wolf’s Teacher in the Workplace/Johnson Controls cohort to educate teachers on careers in STEM. In 2013, Eileen was recognized by the NAACP Philadelphia Chapter (104 Most Influential Women in Philadelphia) and CBS Philly Brotherly Love for her work as Chapter President of BDPA Greater Philadelphia (2012-2015), BDPA is a nationally recognized professional IT organization committed to reducing the digital divide through education, career development, professional networking, and entrepreneurism.

  • 9:40 - 10:25 AM:

    • Topic: Blockchain Apps: Ethereum, Smart Contracts, and Universal ID Management

    • Speaker(s): James Sullivan, President and Technical Lead of Arcisphere Technologies. Jim Sullivan is a Software Engineer with 17 years of experience in the Computer Science and information technology field. Jim has a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), a Masters-of-Science in Computer Science from Villa Nova and an MBA. Jim is certified by MultliChain Blockchain, AWS, IBM, IBM DevOps, SAFe and others.As a software engineer and a consultant, Jim has extensive IT experience with pharmaceuticals, healthcare, financial services, insurance, defense, and many other industries.As a solution provider with Arcisphere Technologies, Jim is a Blockchain professional. Arcisphere recently became partners with the MultiChain Blockchain company. Arcisphere is also AWS, IBM, McAfee and SAFe partners. Jim is also software developer with expertise in web and mobile and has built web-based Blockchain applications. Jim is enthusiastic about delivering solutions for client.

    • Jai Vyas

  • 10:30 -11:15 AM:

    • Topic: Blockchain and its impact on Supply Chain Management
    • Speakers Include:

    • Chris Gilchrist, PWC, Blockchain Management Consultant. Christopher Gilchrist is an emerging technology lead for PwC, North America. Currently, he serves as the management lead and a global contributor for blockchain / artificial intelligence risk management strategies, as well as, continuous risk assurance and emerging technology methods and approaches under the Risk Assurance North American Center of Excellence. Christopher focuses on the evaluation of enterprise-wide risk management efforts in pursuit of strategic objectives with focus on governance, operations, information technology, and information security.

    • Billy Gouveia, Jumbbit, Sr Managing Director (former Army Captain and Booz, Allen, Hamilton Sr. Associate): Jumbbit is a software platform that minimizes the impact of ransomware, internal theft, andemployee error helping ensure companies maintain access to their critical data. jumbbitenforces multi-user approval to gain access to critical data concealed in the cloud, and helpsensure data integrity thanks to a private blockchain network.

    • Mike McCoy, Accenture, Blockchain Implementation Manager. Mike McCoy is a Blockchain and Emerging Technology Implementation Specialist running the CMT Blockchain Practice in the Northeast at Accenture and leading the 'Blockchain for Healthcare' curriculum starting at Thomas Jefferson University this fall. Mike helps build technical architecture and advise enterprise companies on how to utilize blockchain technology to interoperate and share data faster with more security. In his work, he believes that distributed ledgers, automation and AI have the power to change the ways businesses operate and continue to functionally grow siloes where all consortium members receive value. A Philadelphia native, he also has worked on projects utilizing Machine Learning, Quantum Computing, Big Data, Data Science and Data Analytics.

    • Charlie Uchill, CeresCoin, COO (USMA Graduate, former Officer from 75th Ranger Regiment). CERES Coin provides a peer-to-peer methodology for conducting secure, auditable, financial transactions in the legal medical and adult use cannabis industry.

    • Joe Witte, TagOne, VP of Ecosystems and Partnerships (former ED at Bunker Labs PHL, co-founder of 5 x $1m+ startups). TagOne is a blockchain enabled supply chain management SaaS solution that helps natural products companies track their products and ingredients from seed to shelf.

    • Dhairya Pujara, Chief Executive Officer at Ycenter: Dhairya creates and delivers programs for Creative Problem Solving and Entrepreneurship for universities and organizations around the world. Dhairya's work has been featured in leading magazines, newspapers and podcasts. He is a public speaker on topics of Entrepreneurship, Education and International Development. He has delivered talks at TEDx conference, United Nations G77 Nations Agro-open data summit. He has also been invited for guest lecturing in top schools like Stanford University, Wharton Business School in USA, IITs in India and keynote talks at University of British Columbia in Canada and EBBF in Switzerland. In 2015, Dhairya was awarded an O1A Visa by the US Government - a visa reserved for individuals of extra-ordinary abilities

  • 11:30-12:15p

    • Topic: Blockchain Healthcare and Artificial Intelligence

    • Speaker(s): Ed Burkstek, Founder of Clinical Blockchain Mr. Bukstel has 30 years of clinical data integration, data security, and communications experience. He has successfully licensed systems and services to companies, including international pharmaceutical and managed care organizations. Mr. Bukstel designed one of the first Electronic Medical Record Systems that incorporated data communications standards and was a founding member of the ASTM E1238 Standard that became the foundation of HL7. He has been a national speaker on electronic data interchange and has been a guest lecturer at The Wharton Business School. Mr. Bukstel has written extensively on Blockchain and Healthcare and founded Clinical Blockchain in August 2016 to address Patient – Doctor Messaging on a Blockchain Platform. Mr. Bukstel also teaches Advanced Pharmaceutical Blockchain Certification curriculum for the CFPIE.

  • 12:20 -1:00p

    • Topic: Texel Tulips - Using Blockchain in Gaming

    • Speakers: Sam Weinrott


POST EVENT HAPPY HOUR WILL BE FROM 2:30 -4:30 PM AT Landmark Americana, University City

Address: 3333 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 MUST HAVE WRIST BAND TO ENTER (These will be handed out at the event, first come first serve)

Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC)
3675 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
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