BIS Speakers will include leaders in emerging technology fields, from entrepreneurs and inventors to CEOs and authors, to represent a diverse, global perspective on the future of emerging technologies. More speakers will be announced closer to the event. Please check this page for updates.
Directed by Marty Pasetta, Jr
Our director, Pasetta, has directed over 250 hours of live, 700 episodes of multiple camera episodic and ten years of single camera dramas.
When George Clooney decided the time was right to reintroduce American television viewers to live drama by producing and starring in the live production of “Fail Safe” on CBS-TV, he called Marty Pasetta, Jr. to direct the live broadcast for this landmark production. The results: Statues in 4 categories for technical and artistic excellence.
In addition to producing the ABC / AMPAS official arrival show for 2018, Pasetta produced the Academy Awards Arrival Special for the Academy for its return to Hollywood with Laura Ziskin.
Pasetta directed the entire series for Ellen DeGeneres “Ellen’s Design Challenge” which aired in 2016 along with the entire series of Nick Cannon’s “Caught on Camera” also in 2016. He directed the Emeril Lagasse pilot for CBS/Freemantle. In 2016, CBS hired Pasetta to direct a new one-hour arrival special for the Grammy Awards. Pasetta produced the feature “Sleeping Dogs Lie”, which was selected for the Dramatic Competition at The Sundance Film Festival which grossed $4.3M worldwide on a final delived cost of $225k. Five of the six pilots he shot have gone to series, including “Judge Judy” (strip), “Robin’s Hoods” (1 hour), “Catchphrase” (game) and “Montel Williams” (talk). He also led the team for the live episodes of “Hot in Cleveland” in 2013/14.
Pasetta has shot music performances for more than 170 groups including Ariana Grande and Ricky Martin for NBC. In 2012-14 he directed the Latin Grammy Person of the Year special and the live Pre Tel for the Latin Grammys. Pasetta is also directed the live Grammy Premier shows in 2013-15. When Warner Bros. decided to produce one special episode of “ER” live they call Pasetta to lead the ‘live team’.
Pasetta has been recognized for his work as a television director with multiple nominations for Emmy Awards. He was nominated for Outstanding Direction for Motion Picture for Television for “Fail Safe” as well as for the prestigious Director’s Guild Award. Starring George Clooney, Richard Dreyfuss, Harvey Keitel, Brian Dennehy, and Sam Elliot, among others, “Fail Safe” was the first movie to be shown live on American television in 39 years. Pasetta was nominated for Best Director Special Class Emmy for his work on “Trail by Jury”. When MTVE needed a top professional to make web-casting history in Europe, they called Marty Pasetta, Jr., winning the Promax Gold Award for the webcast, “The European Music Awards…Live and Online.”
In 1997, Pasetta co-founded a multinational communication corporation specializing in innovative solutions in broad and narrow-band communications with offices in Paris, London, Cairo, South Africa, Kazakhstan and the United States. He travelled to over sixty countries in 1997-2001 to facilitate this work. Pasetta graduated from Loyola High School and has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with minors in Business and Computer Science from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Robert is the Chief Executive Officer of Sentry Cybersecurity, a company focused in breach prevention, information security, and intelligence.
Robert is the Chief Executive Officer of Sentry Cybersecurity, a company focused in breach prevention, information security, and intelligence. He has secured Banking Applications and Core Banking Infrastructures of some of the largest banks in Central and Eastern Europe as well as one of the largest Cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. Robert takes part in identifying new talent in the field, and actively helps individuals transition from hacktivists and gray-hats into white-hat security researchers. Currently, him and his team at Sentry are defending some of the biggest ICOs in the industry.
Drinor Selmanaj is a lecturer, entrepreneur and cybersecurity expert from Kosovo. He is the founder of Cyber Academy - the first advanced program for cyber security in the region which has provided learning opportunities and career pathways for hundreds of students.
Drinor Selmanaj is a lecturer, entrepreneur and cybersecurity expert from Kosovo. He is the founder of Cyber Academy - the first advanced program for cyber security in the region which has provided learning opportunities and career pathways for hundreds of students. He is an influential thinker and has been invited to contribute among heads of state, NATO representatives, and multinational corporations. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-found Sentry L.L.C, a cyber security company committed to empowering cyber resilience and defense in every aspect of business operations by assisting, protecting, and fortifying critical infrastructure.
Valmir Hazeri is the co-founder and executive director at Sapphire Labs (formerly Bitsapphire).
Valmir Hazeri is the co-founder and executive director at Sapphire Labs (formerly Bitsapphire). He has been working on Bitcoin and Blockchain projects since 2012. His professional background is software engineering but his organizational skills led him to become the executive director at Bitsapphire. His core strengths are training, hiring, and managing co-located and remote teams of blockchain, event driven systems, systems engineers, and cryptographers. Better decision-making strategies, creative thinking, and mechanism design are his fields of interest.
Taulant Ramabaja is the Chief Scientist at Sapphire Labs (formerly Bitsapphire), and the CTO at ULedger. He has been active in the Bitcoin/Blockchain space since late 2011 and co-founded then Bitsapphire in 2012.
Taulant Ramabaja is the Chief Scientist at Sapphire Labs (formerly Bitsapphire), and the CTO at ULedger. He has been active in the Bitcoin/Blockchain space since late 2011 and co-founded then Bitsapphirein 2012. He has advised a large number of Blockchain companies on technical solutions and has therefore access to early stage problems and roadmaps of the space as a whole. His personal driving factor is “anything that brings us closer to Star Trek”.
Expert advisor and investor in emerging technologies with specializations in deep science and quantitative financial applications.
Expert advisor and investor in emerging technologies with specializations in deep science and quantitative financial applications. A resident of Zug, Switzerland, Steven became involved in Crypto Valley business activities following 25+ years as a quant, developer, trader and risk manager for global investment banks and wealth managers.
Originally from Chicago, Steven has Physics degrees from the University of Chicago and Stanford University. After graduation he co-founded a Silicon Valley startup, Stanford Research Systems, which designs scientific instrumentation. He then spent a year with General Atomics in La Jolla CA as Senior Scientist for the Advanced Technology Group, before moving to Wall Street.
Entertainment & Networking - Spanish Bay Patio | Live Jazz Music by Brad Barnes
Spanish Bay Ballroom Networking
Summit Welcoming Remarks - Daniel P. Cannon
Dinner & Key-note Speaker - Andrew Romans
Breakfast in Peppoli
Gather in Spanish Bay Ballroom
Opening Remarks: Daniel P. Cannon
Intro to Artillery One Inc., Sapphire Labs and Sentry Cyber-Security: Daniel P. Cannon & Taulant Ramabaja
The Future is Unevenly Distributed - "Going Where the Puck is Going": Taulant Ramabaja
Personal Security in World of Global Cyber Warfare: Drinor Selmanaj
Blockchain in Real World Industrial Use Cases: Pete Anawult - ULedger
Evercoin - Miko Matsumura
Lunch in Peppoli
Behind the Scene - How Disruption Happens
Speakers: Taulant Ramabaja, Valmir Hazeri, Drinor Selmanaj, Robert Shala
Blockchains Require Tremendous Sources of Energy, but we have a plan to fix it (Panel) - Jennifer Post (Moderator), Dean Barr, and Howard Matz
What Roles will Regulations play in Blockchain's Future (Panel): Jennifer Post (Moderator), Troy Paredes, and Brice Wilson
Digital Assets Trading in Today's Markets and the Future (Panel): Alan Kostrinsky (Moderator), George Tull, Greg Carson, Bobby Lee, Jeremy Drane, Troy Paredes
Current State of Crypto Accounting and the Future of Crypto Finance - Jeremy Drane
Cocktail Party at Carnoustie & Troon Patio - Live Jazz by Brad Barnes
Dinner | Speakers: Rising International Foundation, Bobby Lee
Breakfast in Peppoli
Gather in Spanish Bay Ballroom
Opening Remarks: Daniel P. Cannon
Petawatt Group - Dean Barr
Digital Currency Specialist - XBTO: Brice Wilson & Greg Carson
Food: The Single most Valuable Commodity on Planet Earth - Grainster: Roger Cunningham
Securely Harnessing Valuable Genetic Data with Blockchain - AGS: Kevin MacDonald
Lunch in Peppoli & AGS Test Strip Demonstration
The Blockchain Training Alliance - Chad Decker & Melissa Richardson
Curing Diabetes - Sugarcube: Johnnie & Mandy Refvik
Spectre - Robert Shala
Spectre Sign-up Session
Replacing Skype with Chat Bots for Traders -Paradigm: Anand Gomes
Bitsapphire - Taulant Ramabaja
Executive Management Summit Recap - Daniel P. Cannon & Bruce McClendon MD
Summit Party at The Beach Club | Live Jazz Music by Brad Barnes
18 holes of golf & 20-minute Clinic with a PGA Tour Pro Mathias Groenberg
Start off your day by warming up on the range and attending a 20-minute golf clinic with a former PGA & European Tour player, followed by 18 holes of golf. This will provide you time to network with selective individuals while golfing on the renowned Pebble Beach at Spanish Bay. Donations will be accepted for our charities of choice during our golf event.
* Golf is available for the first 30 registrations.
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