November 06-10, 2019






Over 100 Professional Speakers

BTW Keynote Speakers

Arnell Milhouse

CEO, CareerDevs University and EIR, Brown University

CareerDevs accelerates Software Engineering, AI, Cybersecurity, Blockchain and entrepreneurial education. (more…)

Yossi Hasson

Managing Director, TechStars Blockchain

He co-founded Africa’s largest crypto investment-fund, Onchain. Yossi is a blockchain investor (more…)

Eric L. Adams

Brooklyn Borough President

Eric Leroy Adams was born in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn on September 1, 1960, the fourth of six children (more…)

Randy Peers

President and CEO – Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Randy Peers joined the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce as the President and CEO on September 9, 2019. (more…)

Jamiel Sheikh


Jamiel is CEO of Chainhaus, an advisory, software development, application studio and education company focused on (more…)

Cecil Scheib

Cecil Scheib, Chief Sustainability Officer NYU

As Chief Sustainability Officer, Cecil leads New York University's efforts to fight global climate change (more…)

Colleen Taylor

EVP Wells Fargo Merchant Services

In her role as head of Wells Fargo Merchant Services (WFMS), Colleen is responsible for providing (more…)


Tech Expansion 2020 – The Impact of Brooklyn’s Tech & Creative Ecosystem.

Day 1 (11/6): Urban Tech Conference – National Grid, 1 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, 8:30am-6pm

Day 2 (11/7): Blockchain Crypto Summit – Brooklyn Law School, 205 State St, Brooklyn, 8:30am-6pm

Day 3 (11/8): Startup Econ Forum – National Grid, 1 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn 1pm-6pm

Day 4&5 (11/9 – 11/10): BK Urban Hack – BKLYN Commons, 495 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, 10am-9pm (Cybersecurity + Blockchain Hackathon by CareerDevs)

#BkTechWk, A five-day gathering of growth companies, tech startups, investors, policymakers, data scientist, gamers and educators converging to share best practices, big discoveries in tech. Register now!

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Accessibility is key to expansion and adoption. Exhibit at Brooklyn Tech Week and access New York City’s largest tech ecosystem. Launch your business, build awareness and gain traction. Established brands create excitement, engagement, and build community with a curated audience. Exhibiting provides eye-to-eye generated leads, recruitment and puts you face to face with early adopters. Register now for Brooklyn Tech Week.

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NETWORK, NETWORK & BIG CONNECTIONS! Present or pitch and discover unique partnership opportunities. Gain access to premier events where you learn, and connect with sought-after innovators. Whether you’re a startup, investor, developer, career seeker, corporate or member of the press register for Brooklyn Tech Week now.

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Conference / Event Schedule A glance

Registration Check-in National Grid

Location: National Grid, 1 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn Registration check-in.   DAY-1 NATIONAL GRID 08:30 AM - Check-in   08:45 AM - Breakfast   09:15 AM - Introductions

Keynote: Climate Change Impact 2020

Keynote Climate Change Impact 2020 Keynote: Cecil Scheib, Chief Sustainability Officer Office of the President New York University Carbon emissions come from mature industries like transportation, buildings, waste, and agriculture

Leaders Building Smart Cities

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM  Leaders Building Smart Cities From energy-efficient buildings to smart transportation planning, city leaders and industry influencers implement scalable, integrated solutions Randy Peers President and CEO – Brooklyn

Urban Tech Conf Investor Roundtable

Location: National Grid, 1 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn Urban Tech Conf Investor Roundtable: Without collaboration between leaders in the public and private sectors, the rapid movement to

Startup Presentation

Location: National Grid, 1 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn Startup Presentation (3-minute rounds, 5 founders)     

Raising Capital

Capital: Best practices in raising capital for large scale renewable energy projects. What are the major financial challenges? Location: National Grid, 1 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn

5G Enabled Smart Cities

Location: National Grid, 1 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn 5G Enabled Smart Cities: 5G networks are poised to enable a whole new generation of platforms and services to

The need for Mobility

Location: National Grid, 1 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn The need for Mobility: Innovating around safety, comfort, and affordability. How do we make take mesurably better for people?

Using technology to solve urban problems

Using technology to solve urban problems. Moderator: Samara Karasyk, Chief Policy Officer Brooklyn Chambers of Commerce Jason Greenwald LiveXYZ Sulin Carling Senior Program Manager

Big Data Smart Cities

Location: National Grid, 1 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn Big Data, Smart Cities: For smart cities to thrive, what are the strategies to optimize Big Data as a

Registration Check in Brooklyn Law School

Blockchain Crypto Summit 2020 Date: Thursday, November 7th, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Venue: Brooklyn Law School Loc: 205 State Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Schedule: 08:30 AM - Checkin 08:45 AM - Breakfast 09:15 AM


Introductions   Location: Brooklyn Law School, 205 State St.

Decentralized Finance, Defi 2020

Decentralized Finance, Defi futures Corbin Page Consensys, David Gogel Location: Brooklyn Law School, 205 State St.

Investor Roundtable: Global Growth

Investor Roundtable: Global Growth of Blockchain, Crypto Technology (Panel: Jake Brukhman, Yossi Hasson, Doug Petkanics, Shawn Cheng)   Location: Brooklyn Law School, 205 State St.

Lunch and Network

Lunch and Network Location: Brooklyn Law School, 205 State St.

Raising Capital

Raising Capital - Jed Holfon, Republic Crypto   Location: Brooklyn Law School, 205 State St.

Crypto Industry to Follow US Banking Laws

Crypto banking laws under review at the Blockchain Crypto Summit 2020 Crypto Blockchain regulation: Crypto industry to comply with U.S. banking laws.

Digital Assets and Taxation

"Digital Assets and Taxation" Moderator: Francis Berwa, Director of Reed~Robinson Asset Strategies, a New York City-based Fintech and International Trade firm. Founders of Taxmap and 

New Business of Music and Tech

New Business of Music and Tech Moderator: Shefik Technical Lead, NBC Sports at NBCUniversal Executive Producer and Host, "Shefik presents Invocation" Panelist: Jason Hadshian CEO of

Small Business B2B and B2C Marketing

Small Business B2B and B2C Marketing in the Digital Age: Tools for Success Moderator: Charlie Oliver, Tech2025  Sheila Malhotra Founder & COO, Tagfi Lex Kendall Co-Founders, COO New

Youth Tech Workforce

Youth Tech Workforce: Are They Ready for 2020's Tech Expansion The focused is on career development. Bringing together career counselors with other key stakeholders on a unified


Location: BKLYN Commons, 455 Flatbush Avenue Cutting edge FREE training and exciting hacks allow attendees to learn and hone their skills in two very important technology fields.  Click the

The Road to Tech Diversity

PM The Road to tech Diversity Moderator: Sayar Lonial, Associate Dean for Communications & Public Affairs NYU Tandon School of Engineering      


BTW Speakers

Tiffany Townsend

VP External Affairs Brooklyn Navy Yard

Tiffany Townsend brings more than 15 years’ experience working across media, community relations, culture,

Doug Petkanics

Founder and CEO at Livepeer

Doug is Founder and CEO at Livepeer, where he focuses on protocol research and

Samara Karasyk

Chief Policy Officer, Brooklyn Chamber

She oversees their policy agenda, legislative and intergovernmental

Alex Foucault

Manager of Partnership Programs at Urban Future Lab/ACRE

Alex Foucault is the Manager of Partnership Programs at Urban Future Lab / ACRE

Jake Brukhman

Managing Director & CEO, CoinFund

A blockchain-focused cryptofund, one of the worlds first diversified-portfolios of cryptoassets.

Ron Kim

NY Lawmaker & Co-Founder of

Assemblymember Ron Kim represents the 40th district of the New York State Assembly. Elected

Brandon Andrews

Co-Founder of GAUGE

GAUGE; an AI-driven mobile market research platform fundamentally changing the way successful companies make

Thomas Klocanas

VC Investor at White Star Capital

White Star Capital, a $250m transatlantic Venture Capital. At White Star,

Jesse Kirshbaum

CEO at NUE Agency

Jesse Kirshbaum has been in the trenches of the music business for over a

Jonathan Askin

professor at Brooklyn Law School

Jonathan teaches technology, telecommunications, and entrepreneurial law and policy. He is the Founder of

Elisabeth Anton


Anton’s international banking career includes equity research at Credit Suisse in Madrid where she

Tyler Woods

Director of Network, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Tyler is the Director of Network at the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, working to build

Ben Kraim

Creative Director

Experienced Creative Director with a demonstrated history of working in the licensed apparel

Anthony Quinones

CEO, Interim CFOs, LLC

Anthony Quinones holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and has 20+ years

Adi Patil

Co-Founder of Start It Up NYC 

Adi Patil is the ex CEO of Magnifier Marketing LLC, founded in Northern Virginia

Dorcia Carrillo

Attorney Dorcia Carrillo PLLC

Dorcia is an alumna of Loyola College in Maryland, where she was introduced


Co-Founder of Start It Up NYC 

A full-stack web developer and programmatic marketing specialist, Nico led early front-end development,

Jason ‘J Hatch’ Hadshian

Ceo & Co-Founder of istandard

iStandard coordinates over 100 events a year in 30 plus US markets, Canada and



Visionary and operations lead for next-generation, community-centric software platform



CEO and strategy lead for next-generation, community-centric software platform

Nora Peterson

co-founder of Halo Incubator

Halo Incubator accelerates the businesses of early-stage women founders in NYC.

Jed Halfon

Associate General Counsel & Partner, Republic Crypto

Jed heads legal for the crypto team. He advises


Co-Founder, COO New Stand

Launched in 2015, New Stand is reinventing the newsstand as an amenity and engagement

Larry Rothchild

Director of Workforce Development, St Nicks Alliance

Larry brings over 15 years of experience in executive leadership, change management, strategic planning,

Nithya Sowrirajan

Director, Global Product Solutions, Google

Nithya Sowrirajan is a leader in the media and technology space with over a

Morgan Hill

Managing Partner, Founder and COO of Attis Capital

Morgan Hill is an emerging expert in blockchain technology who first discovered Bitcoin in

Kylie Repasy, MPH

Program Lead – NYC, America On Tech

Kylie earned her bachelor's degree in Biology from Cornell University and began her professional

Shannon Daniels

Founder, encaptiv

Shannon Malkin Daniels believes anything is possible with creativity, hard work and perseverance. The

Corbin Page

Head of Product for ConsenSys Codefi

Corbin is Head of Product for ConsenSys Codefi, which

Sulin Carling

Senior Program Manager Housing, DCP

Sulin Carling is Senior Program Manager in the Housing, Economic & Infrastructure Planning Division

Mark Caserta

Executive Director, Park Slope BID

Mark Caserta is the Executive Director of the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement

Dr. Debra Laefer

Dr. Debra Laefer is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering

Dr. Debra Laefer is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering

Dawn Miller

Head of Policy and Partnerships Coord

Dawn is Coord’s Head of Policy and Partnerships.  She previously served as Chief of

Michelle Gall

Founder - Digital Girl Inc.

Michelle Gall is a Digital Marketing and Sales Professional. She was born, raised and schooled

Jason Greenwald

Co-founder, Live XYZ

Jason Greenwald is an entrepreneur and city enthusiast who has been involved in the

Rachel Steinberg

Senior Product Manager, Sidewalk Labs

Rachel is a Senior Product Manager at Sidewalk Labs. Before Sidewalk Labs, she was

Daniel Dewar

Founder, Paperchain

A reformed sound engineer from Australia, Daniel moved to New

Cassie Lentchner

Senior Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Cassie has extensive experience coordinating between diverse constituencies and implementing and supervising all aspects

Ludovic Righetti

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Tandon NYU

Ludovic Righetti is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and

Francis Berwa

Director of Reed~Robinson Asset Strategies

A serial entrepreneur who started his first business in college at Wright State



Elusio was a lawyer in the UK working in property and tax law

Gabriel Anderson

Managing Director, Tachyon

Gabriel is a serial entrepreneur with specialties in early-stage growth, customer acquisition, and

Shawn Cheng

Partner, Consensys Labs

Shawn Cheng is a Partner at ConsenSys Labs, and co-leads the company's venturing


Technical Lead, NBC Sports at NBCUniversal

Celebrating over 20 years in the entertainment and technology industries, Shefik is an accomplished industry

Ina Burke

Senior VP, Original Content iHeartMedia

Ina oversees the creation of original and branded short form video content and programs

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First ever Blockchain for Peace Hackathon

What you missed at the first ever Blockchain for Peace hackathon. When was the last time you heard of average people taking time out of their weekend to talk about peace and blockchain? NEVER! This weekend’s Blockchain for Peace hackathon was a revolutionary turning point in

The VR/AR Association, the Future of Virtual Technology

Brooklyn’s collaborative work space, Made in NY Media Center, hosted some of our nation’s leading experts in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) for a chat about the technology’s promising future. Despite what some may call underwhelming market penetration for current

ERA Educates NYC Entrepreneurs On Growth

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA), a pillar in the NYC’s startup ecosystem, held their open door accelerator information event @AWSloft. Over 100 budding entrepreneurs were eager to catch the eyes of ERA’s leadership team and become the accelerator’s next success story. Like Silicon Valley, this

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