Interested in cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, and blockchain technology?

Then you can’t miss Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s virtual monthly conference series, Shredding the System: Driving the Crypto and Blockchain Revolution.

 

Dates/Times

Dates: June 28 & July 27, 2022
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The brightest minds and biggest innovators in their fields will convene online in June and July to explore business strategies, the future of finance, investment strategies, gaming, entrepreneurship, cyber threats, and other hot topics – all from a blockchain/crypto-centric perspective, during this two-track, virtual conference.

To contact the Committee, please email Connect@harrisburgU.edu

What is the Metaverse and Why Does it Matter?

June 28, 2022 ( 11AM-12PM EST)

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Taylor Ryan

 CEO, Klint Marketing

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Taylor Ryan is CEO of Klint Marketing, an internationally recognized digital marketing, and growth hacking agency.  Additionally, he is the Founder of  Near Nordic  – Community and Accelerator for Web3 Dapps built on Near Protocol and the Founder of Layer Three Ventures.  As VP of Marketing for WeGro and WeGro Data, he successfully launched a crypto token and Blockchain Solution  [In the first month – $40 million total market cap, 10K followers, 40K website visitors

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Ryan Pudloski 

JPL | Vice President, Technology Solutions

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Ryan oversees the Interactive and Event Production departments at JPL, an integrated marketing agency located in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. His teams are tasked with creating marketing solutions that merge the digital space with the real world. Projects include website and app development, advanced analytics implementation, live, virtual and hybrid event experiences, IoT projects and more.
Recent speaking engagements have focused on website accessibility, research-driven design and strategies for improving website engagement.
Ryan has 20+ year’s experience in the marketing technology field and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University. His 12 and 14 year old children have inspired him to embrace the metaverse and solve the mystery of marketing in a virtual world.

Arvin Khamseh

Globally Recognized NFT Marketing Expert

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Arvin Khamseh has always been on the forefront of new tech trends with an impressive history in biohacking, and internet marketing.  Combining this with his experience in running investor relationship marketing for public companies,  Arvin knows what it takes to attract investors online. Successfully selling out an Italian artist collection in 2021 was a proof of concept to apply his knowledge in investor relationship marketing into NFT marketing.  Since then, Khamseh has consulted with 400+ NFT brands and has agency partnership with Reddit, Twitter, Quora and Meta. His two largest NFT projects, Sands Vegas Casino Club and Meta Legends, both sold out. The Sands project made +$5m in 20 hours and the Meta project made an astonishing +$10m in 20 hours. Most recently, Arvin helped Women of Crypto hit #1 on Icy.tools and is the #1 trending on Opensea. Arvin is excited to help lead the conversation around NFTs and is a highly sought after guest featured in media around the world (including recent features in USA Today and Entrepreneur.) Some of his scheduled appearances include The Nifty Show, New To Crypto and The Trader Cobb Crypto Podcast and Jordan Belfort’s The Wolf’s Den. Khamseh is also a featured speaker at 7 high profile Blockchain, crypto and NFT events around the world in 2022 with more being added to his world tour every day. 

NFT and the Law  

June 28, 2022 ( 12PM-1PM EST)

Brian L. Frye

 Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law

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Brian L. Frye joined the faculty of the College of Law in 2012. He teaches classes in civil procedure, intellectual property, copyright, and nonprofit organizations, as well as a seminar on law and popular culture. Previously, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law, and a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. He clerked for Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice Richard B. Sanders of the Washington Supreme Court. He received a J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 2005, an M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1997, and a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995. His research focuses on intellectual property and charity law, especially in relation to artists and arts organizations.
Professor Frye is also a filmmaker. He produced the documentary Our Nixon (2013), which was broadcast by CNN and opened theatrically nationwide. His short films and videos have shown in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, the New York Film Festival, and the San Francisco International Film Festival, among other venues, and are in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. His critical writing on film and art has appeared in October, The New Republic, Film Comment, Cineaste, Senses of Cinema, and Incite! among other journals.
Additionally, Professor Frye also produces a podcast, Ipse Dixit https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit

THOMAS PLUNKETT

Assistant Professor of Blockchain Technologies at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology 
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Thomas Plunkett teaches classes for Harrisburg University on Blockchain, Intellectual Property Law, Quantum Computing, Software Architecture, and other topics.  He has industry experience with all phases of the software development lifecycle.  He has also practiced law as a patent attorney in San Francisco, representing small startup companies and large international corporations. He has won several prizes at Blockchain hackathons.  He has also been a hackathon judge and a hackathon organizer. He has written several books related to Big Data, Cloud Computing, Java, and Service-Oriented Architecture.
NFT Evolution and
the Future Of Crypto Assets  

July 27, 2022 ( 11AM-12PM EST)

Taylor Ryan

CEO, Klint Marketing
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6x start-up founder
14 years of marketing experience
Founder of Near Nordic – Community and Accelerator for Web3 Dapps build on Near Protocol
Founder of Layer Three Ventures
CEO of Klint – Internationally recognized digital marketing and growth hacking agency
Creator of GrowthSecrets.org – Online Masterclass for Digital Marketers [7500+ Graduates] 
Advisor and Council Member for Near Protocol Marketing DAO
VP of Marketing for WeGro and WeGro Data – Successfully launched a crypto token and Blockchain Solution  [In the first month – $40 million total market cap, 10K followers, 40K website visitors
Blockchain expert, Crypto enthusiast, Start-up Junkie, Growth-Hacker, CEO, Founder, Corporate Innovator, Digital Marketing Agency Owner, Angel Investor, and Mentor. 

Mitch Rankin

Co-Founder, Forward Protocol 

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Mitch Rankin is the Co-Founder of Forward Protocol, building open-source B2B blockchain tools to connect the value-driven economy. Focused on adoption, Forward has a simple drag and drop, no-code interface, using a similar model to WordPress (with easy-to-use templates) and he believes this will increase blockchain adoption and its capabilities by removing the barrier to entry (the high cost and long development timelines) for Web2 companies.

Mr. KEY – Karnika E. Yashwant

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Mr. KEY (Karnika E. Yashwant) is an impact entrepreneur building and supporting the next billion-dollar start-ups. Co-founder of Forward Protocol, and founder of Utopian Capital and KEY Difference Media, he has been in the blockchain space since 2013. He continues to hold many strategic positions and is a sought-after speaker and advisor in the crypto sphere. He is based in Dubai.
NFTs & Brands: Adoption of the futuristic tech by the modern Marketers

July 27, 2022 ( 12PM-1PM EST)

Sebastian Ganjali

International Executive, Kryll.io

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Sebastian is an Australian Law and Finance graduate who is the current International Executive and advisor to a leading European fintech automation company, Kryll.io. Sebastian has been actively advising companies on the legal, adoptive and marketing aspects surrounding digital assets. As a cryptocurrency veteran, metaverse early-adopter and commentator, he has researched and participated in the frontiers of the ever-changing crypto space. Throughout his years of working in the legal and financial industries, he has considered the possible evolution that blockchain technology presents for the various professional sectors. Currently, his focus is on making the decentralized asset and Metaverse world easily understood to the wider audience in an effort to progress adoption and evolution of the space. In his current role, he works to introduce parties to automated investments and trading. 
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Luke Kempski

JPL | President

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Luke started with JPL in 1989 as a video, writer/producer. In the mid-1990s, he led JPL’s expansion into interactive media, including web development, webcasting and eLearning. In 2004, Luke became JPL’s president and led the company’s evolution into an integrated marketing agency. Under Luke’s leadership, JPL acquired d’Vinci Interactive, a custom learning solutions and technology firm in Maryland and Paskill, Stapleton & Lord, a higher education, enrollment marketing agency based near Philadelphia.
Today, JPL employs more than 100 team members serving clients through its integrated marketing, content creation, digital, and internal communications practices. JPL has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 20 consecutive years.
In addition to leading JPL, Luke serves on the Campaign Cabinet for Penn State Health and the Board of Advisors for the High Center for Family Business.
Luke has a communications degree from Wilmington University and a graduate degree in education from Penn State University.
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Mr. KEY – Karnika E. Yashwant

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Mr. KEY (Karnika E. Yashwant) is an impact entrepreneur building and supporting the next billion-dollar start-ups. Co-founder of Forward Protocol, and founder of Utopian Capital and KEY Difference Media, he has been in the blockchain space since 2013. He continues to hold many strategic positions and is a sought-after speaker and advisor in the crypto sphere. He is based in Dubai.
CONFERENCE

STEERING COMMITTEE

Farooq Anjum, Associate Professor, Harrisburg University; Terrill Frantz, Associate Professor, Harrisburg University; Andrew Hacker, Founder/CEO of The Thought Network Blockchain; Lauren Holubec, Director of Professional Development Programs, Harrisburg University; Steven Infanti, Communications, Harrisburg University; Alexander D. Langan, Langan Financial; Thomas Plunkett, Assistant Professor, Harrisburg University.

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