Shawn DuBravac, PhD, CFA
President, Astra Insights


Acclaimed global futurist and trendcaster, Dr. Shawn DuBravac is author of the New York Times Best Seller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate (Regnery, 2015), which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity in the realms of business, healthcare, finance, transportation and culture...


Tuesday, April 24 – From Digital to Datafiction


Joshua Q. Israel Satten
Director, Blockchain Practice Service Transformation, Wipro, Ltd.


Director for Wipro’s Blockchain Practice and the leader of the Blockchain Financial Services practice in North America, Satten has over 15 years of global diversified experience, and has been instrumental in creating, managing, and scaling transformational growth for several top-tier financial services companies over the past decade.

In his current role, Satten holds a dual position – one he serves as the leader and evangelist for Blockchain for Financial services in North America. As part of this, he closely works with our financial services business unit, various consortia and partners, advising and leading the blockchain journey for Wipro’s financial service clients. Two, he is responsible for Wipro’s global Blockchain Center of Excellence team (COE). In this role and as a face to the industry, he represents Wipro in various industry forums, builds connections with Business / IT Leadership across industries and geographies, and works with Industry Analysts to gain mind-share in the global blockchain ecosystem.


Wednesday, April 25 – Blockchain Basics


Juan Vela
Senior Director of Solutions Marketing, Calix


With nearly 20 years experience in broadband technologies, Juan Vela is a recognized telecommunications industry professional. A regularly featured author in trade publications and industry blogs, Vela identifies emerging market needs through research, analytics and customer interaction.


Wednesday, April 25 – Our Telecom Future


Other Speakers


Kurt Gruendling
VP of Marketing and Business Development
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom


Ron Markham
Executive and Organizational Success Coach
Corporate Training & Development LLC


Timothy Owens