Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, the Wharton School's Mack Institute Announced as Partners on the Blockchain Opportunity Summit

Cross-industry event features insights from UBS, Toyota Financial Services, Arcade City, Cisco

​Today, Momentum announced that the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA) and the Mack Institute for Innovation Management of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School have joined the Blockchain Opportunity Summit (www.blockchainopp.com) as official event partners.

The Mack Institute advances, shares, and applies knowledge on innovation management, which can offer new value for customers and firms. Speaking at the event on behalf of the institute is Saikat Chaudhuri, Exec. Director of the Mack Institute and Adj. Associate Professor of Management.

“Our researchers study the risks and opportunities that emerging technologies present to established business models,” said Chaudhuri. “This event will examine blockchain’s potential impact on the business world and explore how firms across industry sectors should react, and we’re excited to take part in this important conversation.”

The WSBA is 501 (c)(6) Non-Profit Trade Association created for financial market professionals by financial market professionals, with a mission to guide and promote comprehensive adoption of blockchain technology across financial markets.

Featuring insights from several different industries that are currently adopting or exploring how blockchain technology can benefit their business, the Blockchain Opportunity Summit features a diverse portfolio of perspectives including financial powerhouse UBS, leading auto manufacturer Toyota Financial Services, ride sharing startup Arcade City, networking leader Cisco, music streaming and fan engagement platform PeerTracks, and Chronicled, a startup leveraging blockchain technology to help authenticate collectible sneakers.

The Blockchain Opportunity Summit is the first complimentary and invitation-only summit of its kind for the industry that addresses distributed ledgers, smart contracts and the next generation of commerce. To be approved for complimentary attendance, prospective delegates must apply online and meet an eligibility criteria based on industry, title and responsibility.

Blockchain technology will undoubtedly revolutionize the way people transact as we know it,” said Blockchain Opportunity Summit Founder Ben Greenzweig who is also Co-Founder/Co-CEO of Momentum Event Group, the event organizer. “Our mission is to bring together a diverse audience of those evaluating how this technology can impact their business and even address the more socially responsible promises of blockchain technology from human trafficking to helping the underbanked.”

“Our hope is that this event becomes the annual gathering of those driving innovation, education and adoption of blockchain technology,” Greenzweig concluded.

The Summit is made possible by the support of our partners including Title Sponsor EY. To learn more about the summit, please visit www.blockchainopp.com.

To learn more about how your organization can become an underwriter, please contact Alexandra Iyer at Alexandra@Momentumevents.com.

About the Wharton School
Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates ongoing economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and a powerful alumni network of more than 95,000 graduates.​

About the Mack Institute for Innovation Management
​The Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School is an exclusive network that connects business leaders, researchers, world-class Wharton faculty, and students. At the Institute, thought leaders from across academic disciplines and industries come together to explore how companies survive, compete, and thrive through innovation management. The Institute’s multidisciplinary faculty and researchers develop practical approaches to managing innovation and share this knowledge through thought-provoking conferences, workshops, and publications. 

About Momentum
Momentum’s mission is to connect people through live experiences and foster the development of meaningful relationships for professional, political or social purposes. We bring together individuals with shared interests through the cultivation of valuable content from experts and provide the right environment for them to connect, share knowledge and learn. 

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