2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

State of Blockchain 2016: Where Do We Go From Here?

Saturday, March 12
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon C
500 E 4th St

During 2015, the buzz around ‘blockchains and distributed ledgers’ eclipsed the previous hype around bitcoin and cryptocurrencies with many incumbent technology and financial services companies jumping on the ‘blockchain’ bandwagon alongside fintech start-ups. As 2016 looks to be a year when actual building begins, who is building what? How are different blockchains and distributed ledgers developing? And what requirements are needed to take the emerging technologies to the next level, including smart contract adoption, payments, identity management, etc.

Hashtags: #sxsw #blockchain


Andrew Keys at SXSW

Andrew Keys

Dir of Enterprise Business Dev & Strategy

ConsenSys Systems

Co-Founder - ConsenSys Enterprise

Andrew comes to ConsenSys with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, Andrew worked for UBS investment bank in equities analys...

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Carol Van Cleef at SXSW

Carol Van Cleef


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP

Mike Woster at SXSW

Mike Woster

CRO/COO & Founding Exec

The Linux Foundation

Mike Woster is the Chief Revenue Officer and a Founding Executive of the $65 million Linux Foundation. The Linux Foundation is host to dozens of open source projects spanning tens of thousands of c...

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Sandra Ro at SXSW

Sandra Ro

Exec Dir Group Digitization Lead

CME Group

Sandra Ro is Executive Director, Group Digitization Lead at CME Group. She is responsible for leading efforts around nascent digital technologies like blockchain and cryptocurrencies for CME Group....

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