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The internet of things will grow rapidly to accommodate life-saving devices from autonomous cars to medical alert pendants. Enterprises must consider how their architecture will change as devices come online. Blockchain provides protocols that might hold the solution, but challenges remain. What should CIOs and CTOs know before they begin?

Moderator: Chris Dannen, Founder, Iterative Instinct Panelists: Ryan Smith, CTO at Diana Henderson, Offering Manager, IBM z Systems (IBM/HyperLedger) Muneeb Ali, Co-Founder of Blockstack Theodore Tanner Jr., Co-Founder, CTO at PokitDok, Inc

Chris Dannen is a founder and partner at Iterative Instinct, a private equity fund investing in crypto-assets. He is the author of Introducing Ethereum and Solidity, a beginner's guide to programming smart contracts.

Chris is currently a technical/editorial consultant for the Tech@Bloomberg blog. Previously, he was the Senior Editor at FastCompany, covering innovation, news and interviews targeted at the software development audience. He lives in New York.

Ryan Smith - In 2013 I co-founded Chain and serve as CTO. In 2010 I joined the Heroku engineering team to help build the world’s greatest PAAS. Before joining Heroku I earned a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Missouri Kansas City.

Diana Henderson is Offering Manager for the IBM z Systems platform with a technology focus on containers/appliances and an industry focus in Insurance and Energy & Utilities. Diana has held a number of business and technology roles from circuit design of SRAM and eDRAM memory architectures for high-performance processor chips to product manager for IBM z Systems mid-range servers and Parallel Sysplex technology working across global teams of technologists and strategists to deliver the next generation z Systems mainframes to market.

Diana received her M.S. and B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Diana’s other professional interests include entrepreneurship, venture financing, and promoting STEM professions to younger generations.

Muneeb Ali is the Co-founder of Blockstack, a Union Square Ventures, Lux Capital, and Y-Combinator backed startup, building a new decentralized internet infrastructure. Muneeb received his Masters in Computer Science from Princeton University and did PhD-level research in distributed systems at Princeton.

Theodore Tanner Jr. is a Co-founder of PokitDok, Inc. and serves as its Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Tanner has spent 20 years in the software industry as a technologist and entrepreneur.

As an architect with Microsoft Corporation, he served on the Windows Networking Stack, Vista Audio architecture, Metadata architectures, Secure Audio-Video path, and Media Center edition. He co-founded BeliefNetworks, Inc. and served as its Chief Technology Officer. As Vice President of R&D for MongoMusic, Mr. Tanner directed all aspects of knowledge discovery, machine learning, signal processing research, intellectual property management and venture capital assessment (MongoMusic was purchased by Microsoft in 2000).

He served as the Media Architect at Apple Computer, where he worked on adaptive media processing architectures for OS9 and OSX underlying products such as iMovie, iTunes and GarageBand. He has had instrumental roles in four start-ups. Mr. Tanner is a graduate of the University of Miami.

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