• Any discussion of innovation in healthcare would be incomplete without a conversation around one of the most disruptive emerging technologies in the world: blockchain. The Tokenizing Health Summit will explore public, permissionless blockchains in healthcare and convene the innovators creating the future of health through tokenized health platforms. Learn from the individuals and organizations building the latest blockchain solutions for healthcare, connect with a coalition of leading blockchain experts, and use those relationships to create new healthcare resources built on public, permissionless blockchains. Programmed in partnership with Global Blockchain Business Council.

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  • On Tuesday, August 28, join the BAD Crypto Podcast team for a party to kick off Tokenizing Health. Then, on Wednesdays, listen in for a live taping of their wildly popular show.

The topics we’ll cover at the Tokenizing Health Summit | 2018

Defining the Terms: a fireside chat to set up the issue of tokenization in healthcare and explain the role of public, permissionless blockchains.

Blockchain and Patient Sovereignty: This panel will examine future roles and responsibilities of the end user – the patient – in a decentralized health system

Who Wins and Who Loses? This panel discussion, hosted by the Global Blockchain Business Council, will provide context around how blockchain and tokenomics will affect the existing healthcare industry. What are the opportunities and challenges for established companies and startups alike?

How Long Before It’s Real? In this conversation, we will hear about real barriers and technical challenges to realizing a decentralized health system. No hype, just real concerns. Where are we now, what’s missing, where do we go next?

This Year’s Speakers

This Year’s Agenda

9:00-9:30am: Defining the Terms

Kevin ClausonAssociate Professor, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy; Marcus Whitney, CEO, Health:Further; Kamal Obbad, CEO, Nebula Genomics

The tokenization of assets is bringing about entirely new ways of thinking about value exchange. The healthcare industry has struggled to evolve to a value-based system, but tokenization brings new models and ways of thinking about how all aspects of health can be valued. In this session, we will discuss the status quo, what tokenization really means, and where the first opportunities lie.

9:30-10:00am: Decentralization in Healthcare

Mercina Tilleman-Dick, COO, GBBC; Travis Reeder, Chief Software Architect, GoChain; Stuart Lackey, CEO, Solaster; Eiland Glover, Co-Founder/CEO, Kowala

Decentralization is at the heart of blockchain’s power, but achieving the ideal decentralization is proving to be a difficult proposition. Consensus mechanisms all have tradeoff and drawbacks, and the blockchain world is now coming to terms with that. In this session, we will explore this challenging topic with the creator of a consensus mechanism that applies its own take on decentralization.

10:00-10:30am: Blockchain and Patient Sovereignty

Nicholas White, Founder & CEO, Helix3; Gloryvee Cordero, Co-Founder, SCIX; Raj Sharma, Co-Founder & CEO, Health Wizz; Theodore Waz, President, The Opinion Economy

A great focus of blockchains and tokenized systems is removing power from centralized authorities. In the healthcare system, the patient is the least empowered party, in terms of having access and control of their data. Tokenized health systems aim to change this. In this session, we will talk to three innovators who have set out to put the patient back in control of their health through the blockchain.

10:30-11:00am: Governance & The Decentralized Healthcare Market

Erika BeerbowerDavid Koepesell, Co-Founder & CEO, EncrypGen; Brennen Hodge, Founder & CEO, CitizenHealth; Dr. James Todaro, CEO Medcredits

Blockchain is creating entirely new models for how a healthcare economy can operate. In this session, we will talk to three different projects that have created alternatives to the current healthcare system. We will discuss how these markets are governed, and how the incentives they’ve designed will actually drive adoption.

11:00-11:30am: Working Models

Panel: Heather Flannery, Founder, Blockchain in Healthcare Global; Marcus Whitney, CEO, Health:Further; Dante Disparte, Founder & CEO, Risk Cooperative

Presenters: Tom Nguyen, Founder, Emrify; Molly Moore, Health Plan Operations Lead, Decent; Michael Dershem, CEO, MAPay

Three companies will discuss their model for what a decentralized healthcare economy / marketplace looks like. This is where we transition from talking about the theoretical to the practical. A panel of investors & experts in the healthcare and blockchain industries will be evaluating the models live in front of the audience, giving them insight into illuminating the challenges of implementation.

11:30am-12:00pm: Who Wins and Who Loses?

Lee Brenner,Chief Strategy Officer, GBBC; John Bass, CEO, Hashed Health; Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD. Insilico Medicine; Mitchell ParkerExecutive Director of Information Security and Compliance, IU Health

Blockchain is designed to displace central authorities. In healthcare, it can sometimes be hard to tell who is most likely to benefit from blockchain, versus who is most likely to lose them entire business from it. In this session, we will discuss how the existing industry can leverage tokenized blockchains, and also who is most likely going to be impacted by it.

1:00-1:30pm: How Long Before It's Real?

Mercina Tillemann-Dick, GBBC; John Wagster, Frost Brown Todd; Heather Flannery, Founder, Blockchain in Healthcare Global; Alex Yergin, Vice President, Datawallet

It is often said that the blockchain world is like 1993 of the Internet. Early, immature, and not ready for primetime. But the question for all of us is, when will it be ready for primetime and what stands in its way? Compliance, security, user experience, education, regulation, technology challenges and more all must be discussed. In this session, we will attempt to cover the bases and predict when the promise of blockchain will be fulfilled.

1:30-2:00pm: ICOs, STOs and Tokenomics

Jagruti Solanki, Assurance Senior Manager, Technology & Blockchain, Aprio; John Wagster, Frost Brown Todd

Everyone is excited and scared to death of the new financing models that tokenization has brought about. ICOs have been completely outlawed in some countries, and they have become economic development magnets for other countries that have embraced them. As the landscape for regulation continues to shift, we bring together experts in the space to provide guidance on what to expect and how to navigate this unknown territory.

2:15-3:00pm: BAD Crypto Podcast

Travis Wright & Joel Comm, Hosts, BAD Crypto Podcast; Travis Reeder, Chief Software Architect, GoChain; Kamal Obbad, CEO, Nebula Genomics; Marcus Whitney, CEO, Health:Further

A review of the day, hosted by the top blockchain podcast…well, ever.

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