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SPARK ‘23 Agenda

Two days of expert keynotes, fireside chats with industry leaders, and hands-on labs. Session recordings coming soon!

    Day 1

    • 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM | Keynote

      Opening Keynote

      • Michael Shaulov

        CEO and Co-Founder, Fireblocks

       
    • 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM | Panel

      Gazing into the Crystal Ball - What does 2024 look like for Trading and Liquidity?

      • Amy Zhang

        VP of Sales, Fireblocks

      • Ben Eacrett

        Global Head of Operations, DV Chain

      • John Divine

        Digital Asset OTC Trading, BlockFills

      • Mark Greenberg

        MD, Canada and Global Staking, Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

      • Paola Urquidi

        Director Institutional Sales, Bullish

       
    • 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM | Panel

      Building Digital Asset Products in Highly Regulated Environments

      • Cheok Ching Daniel Lee

        Head of Web3, Banking Circle

      • Han Verheijen

        Blockchain Specialist, Rabobank

      • Jason Guthrie

        Head of Product, WisdomTree

      • Juha Viitala

        CEO and Co-Founder, Membrane Finance

      • Neil Chopra

        Sr. Director, Banking and Asset Management, Fireblocks

       
    • 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM | Workshop

      Building the Foundation: End-to-End Tokenization Lifecycle Management

      • Terence Siganakis

        Head of Tokenization Products, Fireblocks

    • 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM | Workshop

      Operationalizing and Future Proofing your Fintech

      • Dan Quirke

        Director of Sales Engineering, EMEA, Fireblocks

    • 10:40 AM - 11:25 AM | Panel

      Crypto Roller Coaster: Leading Through Uncertain Times

      • Bill Barhydt

        CEO and Founder, Abra

      • Eli Ben Sasson

        President and Co-Founder, StarkWare Industries Ltd

      • Goldi Ran

        SVP Payments and Network, Fireblocks

      • Idan Ofrat

        CPO and Co-Founder, Fireblocks

      • Jelena Djuric

        Co-Founder and CEO, Noble

    • 10:40 AM - 11:25 AM | Panel

      Set to Scale: Building a Resilient Digital Asset Business

      • Aaron Stafford

        Manager - Technology Consulting, EY

      • Brian Stern

        Sr. Manager, EY

      • Chen Zur

        Partner/Principal - US Blockchain Practice Lead, EY

       
    • 10:40 AM - 11:25 AM | Best Practices

      Best Practices to Secure Your Trading and Yield Operations

      • Stuart Jackson

        VP Sales Engineering, Fireblocks

    • 10:40 AM - 11:25 AM | Workshop

      Building a Future Proof Web3 Operation for Corporates and Brands

      • TJ Conolly

        Principal Sales Engineer, Fireblocks

    • 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM | Panel

      A VC Perspective: Emerging Trends and Areas of Growth in the Digital Assets Space

      • Arjun Balaji

        Investment Partner, Paradigm

      • Chris Ahn

        Partner, Haun Ventures

      • Michael Shaulov

        CEO and Co-Founder, Fireblocks

      • Mukaya (Tai) Panich

        CEO and CIO, SCB 10X

      • Zack Rosen

        Investor, Ribbit

       
    • 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM | Panel

      Turning the Corner: The State of DeFi in 2024

      • Jesus Rodriguez

        CEO, IntoTheBlock

      • Louisa Bai

        Head of Stablecoins, Mysten Labs

      • Nidhi Shanbhag

        Head of Partnerships, BD and Ventures, Uniswap Labs

      • Omer Amsel

        Head of Web3, Fireblocks

      • Tomer Weller

        VP Product, Stellar Development Foundation

       
    • 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM | Workshop

      Level Up Your Operations with API Co-Signers

      • Nir Lubetsky

        Enterprise Customer Success, Fireblocks

      • Saurin Shah

        Sr. Solutions Architect, Fireblocks

    • 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM | Workshop

      Take Your Business to the Next Level with the Crypto Ecosystem at Your Fingertips

      • Jessie Blocker

        VP of Business Development, Fireblocks Network, Fireblocks

    • 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM | Panel

      How to Bring Digital Asset Initiatives from Proof of Concept to Production

      • Konstaninos Raptis

        Tech Lead - Tokenized Securities, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

      • Nadine Chakar

        CEO, Securrency

      • Neil Chopra

        Sr. Director, Banking and Asset Management, Fireblocks

      • Pete Cooling

        Sr. Director of Product - Head of Crypto Technical Product Development, Visa

    • 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM | Panel

      The Makings of a Successful Web3 Loyalty Program

      • Alex Danco

        Director of Product, Shopify

      • Caio Barbosa

        Founder and Co-CEO, Lumx

      • Jess Houlgrave

        CEO, WalletConnect

      • Omer Amsel

        Head of Web3, Fireblocks

       
    • 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM | Workshop

      Implementing a Robust Compliance Automation

      • Ehud Susan

        Network Operations Center Engineer, Fireblocks

      • Maxim Vasilyev

        Technical Support Manager, Fireblocks

      • Ania Lipinska

        Co-Founder and CPO, Notabene

    • 2:20 PM - 3:05 PM | Panel

      Clearing and Settlement Post FTX: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward

      • Alex Kallelis

        Head of AMER BD, Hidden Road Partners

      • Andrew Taubman

        Deputy COO, Galaxy

      • Chantal Bradford

        EMEA Head of Sales, Deribit

      • Franck Mikulecz

        CEO, FXCH

      • Rohan Juneja

        VP Financial Products, Fireblocks

      • Sam Auch

        Group Product Manager, Institutional Trading and Custody, Bakkt

       
    • 2:20 PM - 3:05 PM | Panel

      The Importance of Choosing the Right Custom Blockchain Solution

      • Connor Sullivan

        Corporate Strategy and Partnerships Manager, Fireblocks

      • David Silverman

        VP of Product, Polygon Labs

      • Lucian Stroie

        Sr. Technical Product Manager, Ava Labs

      • Luke Xiao

        Strategy / Partnerships Manager, Arbitrum

       
    • 2:20 PM - 3:05 PM | Workshop

      How Fintechs, Banks, and FMIs Deploy Digital Asset Initiatives

      • Stuart Jackson

        VP Sales Engineering, Fireblocks

    • 2:20 PM - 3:05 PM | Workshop

      The Role of Treasury Management for Launching Web3 Projects

      • Sergio Silva

        Sr Director of Business Development, Web 3, Fireblocks

    • 3:25 PM - 4:10 PM | Panel

      Cross-Border Payments: Opportunities and Challenges

      • Cyril Mathew

        President & COO, Zero Hash

      • Diego Baez

        CEO, Bloxcross

      • Felix Chung

        Head of Business Operations, Reap

      • Goldi Ran

        SVP Payments & Network, Fireblocks

      • Nikola Plecas

        Global Head of GTM & Product Commercialization, Visa Crypto, Visa Europe

      • Santiago Alvarado

        General Manager Bitso Institutional, Bitso

    • 3:25 PM - 4:10 PM | Panel

      Digital Asset Transformation at Scale with Microsoft, Google and Accenture

      • Brandon Goodwyn

        Director of Strategic Alliances, Fireblocks

      • John Lee

        Global Managing Director, Accenture

      • Richard Widmann

        Global Head of Digital Asset Strategy, Google

      • Willayna Banner

        Head of Web3/Blockchain, Financial Services and Trust, Cloud + AI, Microsoft

       
    • 3:25 PM - 4:10 PM | Best Practices

      Best Practices for Operationalizing Bond Tokenization

      • Francois Schonken

        Sr. Director, Tokenization, Fireblocks

    • 3:25 PM - 3:55 PM | Workshop

      Tracking and Reporting on Complex Crypto Activity

      • Tal Zackton

        CEO, Tres.Finance

    • 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Panel

      Bringing the Latest Tokenized Products to Market

      • Carlos Domingo

        CEO, Securitize

      • David Shapiro

        CTO, Hashnote

      • Deborah Barta

        Sr. Director, Retail and Fintech Business Lead, Fireblocks

      • Morgan Krupetsky

        Director of Business Development, Institutional and Capital Markets, Ava Labs

      • Steve Bacci

        Principal Worldwide Specialist Solution Architect (DLT/Web3/Blockchain), AWS

       
    • 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Panel

      Global Digital Asset Regulations and What Lies Ahead in 2024

      • Alice Nawfal

        COO and Co-Founder, Notabene

      • Jay Clayton

        Sr. Policy Advisor and of Counsel / Former SEC, Sullivan & Cromwell

      • Jessi Brooks

        Chief Compliance and Legal Officer, Ribbit Capital

      • Jonathan Levine

        Co-Founder & Chief Strategic Officer, Chainalysis

      • Peter Marton

        Director of Digital Identity, Fireblocks

       
    • 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM | Workshop

      From, Present, and Future: The Evolution and Promise of Staking

      • Laszlo Szabo

        CEO, Kiln

    • 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Workshop

      The Importance of Zero Knowledge Technology in Enabling Innovation

      • Chaitanya Konda

        Sr Technical Product Manager, Fireblocks

    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

      Fireblocks Network Awards Party

    Day 2

    • 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Keynote

      Product Roadmap Keynote

      • Idan Ofrat

        CPO and Co-Founder, Fireblocks

    • 9:55 AM - 10:40 AM | Panel

      Crypto Derivatives Trading: What You Need to Know for the Next Bull Run

      • Amy Zhang

        VP of Sales, Fireblocks

      • Ian McAfee

        Co-Founder and CEO, Shift Markets

      • Joshua Barraclough

        CEO, One Trading

      • Melvin Deng

        CEO, QCP Capital

      • Wilson Huang

        Relationship Manager, Head of Crypto OTC Options Sales, Cumberland

       
    • 9:55 AM - 10:40 AM | Panel

      The Role of FMIs in Driving Tokenized Financial Assets

      • Henry Holden

        Adviser, BIS, Innovation Hub

      • Johnna Powell

        Managing Director and Global Head, Technology, Research and Innovation, DTCC

      • Matt Higginson

        Partner Financial Services, McKinsey & Company

      • Varun Paul

        Sr. Director for CBDC and FMI, Fireblocks

       
    • 9:55 AM - 10:40 AM | Workshop

      Lessons Learned from Protecting 170M+ Wallets

      • Shahar Madar

        Head of Security Products, Fireblocks

    • 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM | Panel

      Digital Payments are Everywhere! Now What?

      • Avishkar Sharma

        Head of Crypto Partnerships, Checkout.com

      • Daren Guo

        Co-Founder, Reap

      • Goldi Ran

        SVP Payments & Network, Fireblocks

      • Louis Amira

        Head of Crypto Partnerships, Stripe

      • Nabil Manji

        Sr. VP, Head of Crypto and Web3, Worldpay

    • 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM | Panel

      Protecting Your Funds: Advancements in Digital Asset Insurance

      • Andre Knoerchen

        Head of New Tech Underwriting, Munich RE

      • Connor Sullivan

        Corporate Strategy and Partnerships Manager, Fireblocks

      • Jared Klee

        Managing Director of Sales and Web3, Vouch

      • Sarah Downey

        Managing Director, Lockton Companies

       
    • 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM | Workshop

      Designing your Disaster Recovery Program

      • Edo Toledano

        Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Fireblocks

      • Hoang Tran

        Project Manager, Fireblocks

      • Alexander Saleh

        Head of Partnerships, CoinCover

    • 11:15 AM - 11:35 AM | Workshop

      Operationalizing and Future Proofing Your Tokenization Initiatives

      • Troy Stark

        Director, Sales Engineering, Fireblocks

    • 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM | Panel

      The Tipping Point for Blockchain-Based Payments: A Protocol's Perspective

      • Denelle Dixon

        CEO and Executive Director, Stellar Development Foundation

      • Michael Shaulov

        CEO and Co-Founder, Fireblocks

       
    • 11:50 AM - 12:35 PM | Panel

      Staking: 2023's Movements and Where it's Headed in 2024

      • Laszlo Szabo

        CEO, Kiln

      • Lorien Gabel

        CEO, Figment

      • Salick Cogan

        VP Web3 & Tokenization, Fireblocks

      • Sylvan Martin

        COO, Scrypt Asset Management

      • Yannick Socolov

        Partnerships & Ventures, ChorusOne

       
    • 11:50 AM - 12:20 PM | Workshop

      The Intersection of AI and Blockchain

      • Arik Galansky

        VP Technology, Fireblocks

    • 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM | Panel

      How the Biggest Brands are Going from Web2 to Web3

      • Itai Turbahn

        CEO, Dynamic

      • Kevin Lehtiniitty

        Co-Founder, CPO and CTO, Fortress

      • Madeleine Pierpont

        Web3 Associate, The Museum of Modern Art

      • Omer Amsel

        Head of Web3, Fireblocks

      • Srdjan Mahmutovic

        CEO and Co-Founder, Kriptomat

       
    • 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM | Panel

      Blockchain and the Future of Money Movement

      • Eduardo Abreu

        VP, Crypto and Blockchain, Mastercard

      • Felix Chung

        Head of Business Operations, Reap

      • Guy Hadar

        VP Payments, Fireblocks

      • Justin Poiroux

        CTO, Yellow Card Financial

      • Kaj Burchardi

        Managing Director - Head of Emerging Technology Europe, Middle East, South America, Africa, BCG Platinion

    • 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM | Workshop

      Practical Tokenization Execution

      • Eran Eshel

        Solutions Engineer, Fireblocks

      • Matan Moyal

        Customer Success Manager, Fireblocks

    • 2:20 PM - 3:05 PM | Panel

      LATAM Rising: Latest Trends and Advancements in Digital Assets

      • Andre Portilho

        Head of Digital Assets, BTG

      • Carolina Echeverri

        Product Owner, Bancolombia

      • Lenin Tarrillo

        Product Owner Blockchain & Crypto, Banco de Crédito del Perú

      • Nicole Dyskant

        Advisor LATAM, Fireblocks

      • Thales Freitas

        CEO, Bitso Brazil

       
    • 2:20 PM - 3:05 PM | Panel

      CISOs in Digital Assets: Building an Effective Cybersecurity Program

      • David Schwed

        COO, Halborn

      • David Cass

        MD, CISO, GSR

      • Oded Blatman

        CIO & CISO, Fireblocks

    • 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM | Workshop

      Fireblocks Off Exchange: The First Solution to Truly Mitigate Exchange Counterparty Risk

      • Amit Zilberstein

        Product Manager, Fireblocks

    • 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM | Workshop

      Developer Workshop: Non-Custodial Wallets-as-a-Service

      • Yanir Levi

        Solution Engineer Team Lead, Fireblocks

    • 3:25 PM - 4:10 PM | Panel

      Wallets: The Next Generation and New Challenges

      • Christian Niedermueller

        CEO, Blocktrade

      • Deborah Barta

        Sr. Director, Retail and Fintech Business Lead, Fireblocks

      • Irina Berkon

        CEO, Metallicus

      • Jess Houlgrave

        CEO, WalletConnect

      • Pavel Mateev

        CEO, Wirex

       
    • 3:25 PM - 4:10 PM | Panel

      The Role of CBDCs in the Digital Asset Ecosystem

      • Fabio Araujo

        Head of DREX Project, Banco de Brasil

      • Henry Holden

        Adviser, BIS, Innovation Hub

      • Gabby Kusz

        Sr. Director, Digital Dollar Project

      • Jannah Patchay

        Executive Director & Policy Lead, Director & Policy Lead Digital Pound Digital Pound Foundation

      • Varun Paul

        Sr. Director for CBDC and FMI, Fireblocks

    • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Workshop

      Account Abstraction: The Next Wave in Wallets and Smart Contracts

      • Oren Yomtov

        Blockchain Research Lead, Fireblocks

    • 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM | Workshop

      From Theory to Reality: Transforming Payments with Blockchain

      • Guy Hadar

        VP Payments, Fireblocks

    • 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Panel

      The Real World Impacts of On-Chain Identity and Compliance

      • Chaitanya Konda

        Sr. Technical Product Manager, Fireblocks

      • Francois Schonken

        Sr. Director, Tokenization, Fireblocks

      • Gabby Kusz

        Sr. Director, Digital Dollar Project

      • Peter Cooling

        Sr. Director of Product - Head of Crypto Technical Product Development, Visa

      • Peter Marton

        Director of Digital Identity, Fireblocks

       
    • 4:25 PM - 5:00 PM | Workshop

      The Evolution of MPC Technology and What's Next

      • Arik Galansky

        VP Technology, Fireblocks

      • Oren Yomtov

        Blockchain Research Lead, Fireblocks

    • 5:05 PM - 5:35 PM | Keynote

      Closing Remarks

      • Michael Shaulov

        CEO and Co-Founder, Fireblocks

    • 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

      Partner Happy Hour

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