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General Dynamics Information Technology, in partnership with generous sponsors, invites you to a blockchain conference:

Unlocking Blockchain for Government

June 25, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Convene

1800 Tysons Blvd, Mclean, VA 22102

This free, one-day conference is open to all, with a special focus on government leaders with a general understanding of blockchain who are investigating next steps in their own environment. Attend our “Challenges and Trends” panels and learning tracks covering pertinent issues in health, science, identity, security, supply chain and asset management, as well as regulatory and procurement implications. We'll also take a deep dive into Hyperledger technology (led by IBM Blockchain) and get hands on with a Use Case design workshop (led by ConsenSys) to unpack blockchain for government. We’ll close out the day with a networking reception and vendor showcase.

GDIT’s carefully selected partners will be present for networking, idea discussion, and education. All content is designed to arm you with use cases from government peers, so you can catalyze “on the cusp” populations in your organization.

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Kickoff/Keynote
9:10 a.m. Use Case Thinking – “Real World Blockchain Solutions,” featuring several government use cases
10:15 - 10:25 a.m. Short Break
11:00 a.m.

Panel: Hot Topics in Blockchain Technology

  • Challenges and concerns in leveraging/implementing blockchain

  • Hype vs. Healthy Skepticism, opposing viewpoints

  • Storage of Data, HIPAA Compliance, Network Transactions, Security

  • Regulation: GDPR and right-to-be-forgotten, cryplets, decaying data

  • Government Blockchain Procurement Best Practices

  • Blockchain Pricing Strategies

  • Building in Blockchain Resources

  • The Future of Blockchain in Government

12:00 p.m. LUNCH
12:30 p.m.

Blockchain Track A or B (parallel – attend one)

  • A. Identity/Security/Supply Chain

  • B. Health/Science

1:35 p.m. Short Break
1:40 p.m. Ecosystem Partners Showcase
2:40 – 3:00 p.m. Closing Topic
3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Networking Reception and Vendor Breakout – All Attendees
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Deep Dive 1: Technologist [IBM Hyperledger] – Limited RSVPs
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Deep Dive 2: Solutions [Use Case Workshop featuring ConsenSys] – Limited RSVPs


  • Yogesh Khanna, CTO, GDIT
  • Michelle White, General Services Administration
  • David McElroy, IBM Blockchain
  • Sherri Sokol, Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Terri Phifer, Government Blockchain Association
  • Tori Adams, Blockchain Lead, ConsenSys
  • Katherine Foster, Innovation Advisor, World Bank
  • Maureen Murat, Cogent Law Group
  • Heather Flannery, CEO, Obesity PPM
  • Michael Carter, Solutions Lead, GDIT
  • Shin’ichiro Matsuo, Director of Blockchain Technology and Ecosystem Design, Georgetown University
  • LCdr Jon McCarter, Cryptologic Warfare, US Navy
  • Jim Nasr, VP, Technology and Innovation, Synchrogenix
  • Askari Rizvi, Chief, Technical Services Branch, CDC
  • Tim Gilday, Technology Acceleration, GDIT
  • John Greaves, Chairman AIM Blockchain Council, Lowry Solutions 
  • Rene Bostic, Technical VP of Innovation and New Technologies, IBM
  • Satyaveer Satvat, Director of Technology Governance and Management Division in ITC, GSA
  • Lori Gordon, Civil Systems Protection Lead, The Aerospace Corporation

Premiere Sponsor

The IBM Blockchain Platform is an integrated platform designed to accelerate the creation of a "built for business" global Blockchain network across multiple industries and use cases. Only IBM has worked with more than 400 clients globally and across multiple industries from design to implementation, to achieve proven tangible outcomes to uncover new revenue streams, save time, cut costs and reduce risk.



Gold Sponsor

With 800 blockchain professionals across 6 continents, ConsenSys is a global formation of technologists and entrepreneurs building the infrastructure, applications, and practices that enable a decentralized world. The ConsenSys Solutions Incubator Lab in Washington, DC takes a co-development approach to help organizations across sectors build, test, and deploy public and private blockchain solutions.




Bronze Sponsors

At the forefront of blockchain technology, OCI has practical, real-world experience delivering mission-critical software solutions that accelerate innovation within your organization and stand up to the evolving demands of your business.



Lowry Solutions is a global systems integrator of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Blockchain, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and barcode solutions for supply chain applications. Lowry has been implementing real-time asset visibility solutions that simplify trace-ability and improve business outcomes through sustainable solutions.