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Wednesday, October 14 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Launch of the Global Standards Mapping Initiative (GSMI) to the global crypto & blockchain community

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“Launch of the Global Standards Mapping Initiative (GSMI) to the global crypto & blockchain community”
The Global Standards Mapping Initiative (GSMI) is the most in depth, comprehensive, global multi-stakeholder standards project developed with the support from the GBBC, World Economic Forum (WEF), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Accenture, SDX, Global Digital Finance (GDF), ING, Hyperledger and other critical partners to map the state of digital assets, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain standards. Why? To answer the question, ‘where are we as an industry in standards setting?’ Initial key findings, trends, gaps, inconsistencies and conflicts are highlighted in Version 1.0. By identifying and consolidating the patchwork of efforts across legal and regulatory, technical, and industry consortia realms, GSMI is setting out to chart a path forward to greater adoption and scaling of the next multi-trillion dollar industry in the making.
On the date of the official launch of the GSMI, this panel brings together relevant partners to give the global crypto & blockchain community a preview of the research initiative and its findings. The presentation will also highlight the high level of cooperation necessary to bring this to life, the importance of providing open access to this data, and how the GSMI will be used to chart a path forward.

Wednesday, October 14th 4:30pm – 5:30pm PDT/5:30pm – 6:30pm MDT/7:30pm – 8:30pm EDT/
Moderator: Sandra Ro, GBBC
Sumedha Deshmukh, Platform Curator, Blockchain and Digital Currency, World Economic Forum
Justin Herzig, Global Blockchain Research Lead, Accenture
Benjamin Nadareski, Global Corporate and Business Development, SIX Digital Exchange
Oceane Boulais, Research Engineer, MIT Media Lab
Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger / The Linux Foundation

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Sandra Ro

Sandra’s mission is to help those most vulnerable and financially excluded, by harnessing technology for social and economic good. She holds directorships on industry boards and companies including Global Digital Finance (GDF), BitGive Foundation, and SendFriend, as well as angel... Read More →
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Benjamin Nadareski

Global Corporate and Business Development, SIX Digital Exchange
Benjamin Nadareski leads Corporate and Business Development at SIX Digital Exchange, which is set to become the world’s first fully regulated institutional digital asset exchange and CSD. SDX is partnering with large financial institutions around the world to bring next generation... Read More →
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Brian Behlendorf

Senior Advisor, The Linux Foundation
Brian Behlendorf is the General Manager for the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), an initiative of the Linux Foundation, focused on securing the open source ecosystem. Brian has founded and led open source software communities and initiatives for more than 30 years, first... Read More →
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Justin Herzig

Global Blockchain Research Lead, Accenture
Justin Herzig is the Global Blockchain Research Lead for Accenture, leading a team of technology and business researchers to explore the opportunities of blockchain technology. His team delivers innovative thought leadership, internal strategy assets, and helps client teams deliver... Read More →
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Sumedha Deshmukh

Platform Curator, Blockchain and Digital Currency, World Economic Forum
Sumedha is the platform curator on the Blockchain and Digital Assets team at the World Economic Forum (WEF). She oversees the team’s engagement with public and private sector actors and manages a portfolio of projects covering regulation, DeFi and user-centric development. With... Read More →
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Oceane Boulais

Research Engineer, MIT Media Lab
Océane's research interests are at the intersection of marine stewardship and computational methodologies. Over the course of her time at the Media Lab, she worked on a thesis understanding the applications  of computer vision in conservation-forward fisheries management.

Wednesday October 14, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall