UT Dallas Magazine

Learn About Emerging Tech at Conference

Don Tapscott

Here’s a chance to listen to experts explain how financial technology (fintech), blockchain and cryptocurrency are changing the world — and why you should know about them.

The EmTech Summit, April 18-19, will be held at UT Dallas.

Don Tapscott will open the conference. He is a global leader in spotting digital innovation’s impact on huge segments of the worldwide economy – including finance and cryptocurrency. Tapscott has tracked digital influence and impact since the 1980s.

“Today’s thriving economies rely heavily on fintech, yet few users understand its importance to daily transactions, such as online and mobile banking, and its connection to blockchain,” said Steve Guengerich, executive director of UTD’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. “The goal of the summit is to bring together the pioneers in these areas, to build the ecosystem in the greater Dallas region and to enable the next generation’s new ventures.”

Other experts will address topics such as artificial intelligence and distributed ledger technologies.

Tickets are required for all events and are on sale for both days.

Wednesday, April 18
4-5:30 p.m. — Executive Briefing with Don Tapscott of the Blockchain Research Institute (ticketed event)
6-7 p.m. — Keynote with Don Tapscott, presented by Goldman Sachs (ticketed event)
7:15-9 p.m. — Reception with Don Tapscott (by invitation)

Thursday, April 19
7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. — Speakers, panel discussions, breakout presentations, innovation showcase and event specifically for UT Dallas students. Ticket required for all events.

Contact Sarah Crowe, Blackstone LaunchPad program manager, for more information.