Taking place April 9-10 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, CIS offers attendees a more intimate opportunity to hear from, and network with, the figures shaping the industry.
Event founders Alon Goren and Josef Holm are veterans in the fintech space. Mr. Goren cofounded the crowdfunding site InvestedIn and served as its CEO for seven years. As principal at Wavemaker Genesis, he applied early-stage venture strategy principles to the cryptocurrency and blockchain markets.
In addition to CIS Mr. Goren splits his time between planning Los Angeles Blockchain Week, 805 Startups, a 2,000-member startup and investor community, and Goren Holm Ventures, a cryptocurrency and blockchain investment fund and advisory group he runs with Mr. Holm.
A founder and executive of companies across Europe and in California, Mr. Holm founded Krowdster, a crowdfunding marketing and PR SaaS for equity and rewards crowdfunding campaigns. Krowdster has a searchable crowdfunding directory of more than two million backers, a Twitter marketing tool and other unique services.
The summit offers tracks for Litecoin builders, Ethereum builders and crypto trading. Litecoin founder Charlie Lee and Ethereum cofounder Andrew Keys are confirmed for fireside chats.
The preliminary agenda covers all of the hot topics facing the industry, including a legal, accounting and regulatory review moderated by Sagewise founder and CEO Amy Wan. Ms. Wan, long involved in the fintech space, will be joined by a panel including Dina Ellis Rochkind, who was Washington director for Congressman Mike Coffman and a senior advisor for Senator Pat Toomey at a time when the JOBS Act and Dodd-Frank were implemented. Ms. Ellis Rochkind has served in senior federal government affairs positions with Quicken Loans and Chrysler.
Jor Law is another frequent speaker on corporate and securities law. The head of issuance for tZero, Mr. Law is an expert in such alternative capital raising forms as Regulation D, Rule 506(c) offerings and crowdfunding. He moderates a panel on the current state of digital securities which includes ”The father of the JOBS Act” David Weild IV, SPiCE VC founder Ami Ben David and CryptoOracle cofounder Lou Kerner.
Two other key issues that need to receive more attention are covered. Blockchain Beach founder Austin Davis moderates a panel on exchanges, liquidity and trading, while ConsenSys director Pei Chen is a panelist on the future of enterprise blockchains.