Loudoun Technology Coalition: Leveraging Blockchain For Your Business

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Learn how and why companies are using blockchain technology

You may have heard about blockchain technology, but do you know how it will impact your business? The Loudoun Technology Coalition has invited an expert panel to discuss organizations that are using blockchain today and how the technology is changing business practices and operations.

Business owners will have an opportunity to meet local firms during the networking and expo hall that are helping organizations prepare for and implement new technologies, including, blockchain.

Attendees can expect to:

  • Meet companies currently implementing blockchain and why they made that decision
  • Learn about the current policies that are helping companies adopt blockchain
  • Connect with professionals that can help you continue learning about this technology and decide if it’s right for your business

Meet the panel:

Jason Sfaelos, Business Development Manager, Cloud & Blockchain Executive, Equinix Inc.
○ More than 20 years of experience in the Technology Sector, Jason specializes in Cloud and Blockchain technologies. At Equinix, Jason works with many of the leading cloud providers across the globe, collaborating to enable their technologies within the Equinix ecosystem. More recently he has been engaged with global partners and cloud providers who are contributing to the blockchain ecosystem in removing barriers to adoption. Similarly to Equinix establishing dominance in the marketplace during the growth phase of the internet, Jason is working to define the Equinix blockchain strategy and how Equinix will be a key player in this space to address ecosystems such as Healthcare, Supply Chain, Finance and Banking. Equinix is the global leader for interconnection and datacenter services with facilities across the Americas, EMEA and APAC. Website, LinkedIn

● Aleksandar ZelenovicStrategy and Consulting Practice Lead, Sapient Consulting
○ As the leader of Sapient Consulting’s strategy capability, Aleks focuses on creating long-lasting solutions at the intersection of technology, innovation and business needs. He holds an MBA degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management and has over 20 years of experience in the commercial and public sectors where he has supported both U.S. and overseas clients. His approach to leadership generates results by focusing on end-customer value, collaboration and, organizational learning. He is an expert in business and digital strategy, emerging technologies, DevOps, Agile, modernization, voice of the customer, and organizational design. Throughout 2017, Aleks pioneered the blockchain ecosystem concept for the federal space that focused on “connected intelligence” and the ways that emerging technologies including blockchain, machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotic process automation work in concert for an increased benefit to organizations.  LinkedIn

Kian Bradley, Client Developer, Fornetix
○ Kian is our expert hacker on the panel. He recently earned first place in the cryptocurrency capture the flag (C3TF) at this year’s BSidesNoVA hacking conference. Kian is a Software Engineers for Ashburn-based Fornetix, an advanced encryption management software company.  LinkedIn

Moderator: Paul McNeal, Owner, Crypto Market 360


Paul McNeal

Crypto Market 360


Jason Sfaelos


Kian Bradley


Aleks Zelenovic

Sapient Consulting
Exclusive | Only One Available | $3,000
  • Opportunity to give remarks and spotlight businesses at each event
  • Logo recognition on all marketing
  • Display table at each event
  • Four tickets to each event




  • Opportunity to introduce panel or keynote speaker for the event
  • Logo recognition on all marketing
  • Display table
  • Two tickets to event
  • Name recognition on all event marketing
  • Display table
  • Two tickets to event

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