Meet our speakers: Stephen Paul Ellis, NTBA
Blockchain Boot Camp is coming to Dallas October 24, 2017, where you can get up to speed on bitcoins, blockchains, cryptocurrency, smart contracts, and more. This intense one-day seminar will feature leaders in the industry providing in-depth analysis and strategies around security, legalities, and the financial opportunities available in this fast-growing marketplace.
Stephen Paul Ellis is a key speaker for the Blockchain Boot Camp and will bring a wealth of experience and perspective to the event. Ellis is a partner with Cansler and Ellis, a research partnership focused on computers and technology. At Cansler and Ellis, he is able to leverage his broad array of experience with broadcast production, logistics, marketing, sales, and business development, in roles where research, analytics, and technology were the focus. Ellis is also on the board of the North Texas Blockchain Alliance(NTBA).
Ellis first discovered the world of digital currency from his college roommate and quickly developed a business plan around mining. As the technology around blockchain continued to develop, Ellis dove into the startup community and took to further develop his understanding of entrepreneurship.
Ellis will contribute twice as a speaker at the Boot Camp, with his first presentation focusing on the ecosystem around digital currency and the content being delivered in the media. This ecosystem presentation will focus on the who, what, when, and where of the hubs being created on the internet, including where to find good information and sources. Ellis’ second presentation will cover the current state of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), a method of raising capital that is used in the blockchain projects. He will share ICO successes and explain the coming trends around rebranding as well as scenarios concerning the involvement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Ellis brings a broad experience and enthusiasm to the NTBA and to Blockchain Boot Camp. He is especially drawn by the characteristics of the digital ledger technologies and the fact that they are decentralized. Ellis stresses that the technology yields a “freedom and inclusiveness” that truly allows for participation by everyone and that the talent available in North Texas provides the opportunity for leadership as the technology grows.