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APRIL 18, 2023 in NYC
VON: Evolution
"The Intersection"
Where Telecom, AI, 5G & 6G & Blockchain
Minds Gather
APRIL 18, 2023 in NYC
Jeff Pulver, is bringing back VON, with VON: Evolution. Pulver, the founder of Vonage and Free World Dialup (FWD), is one of the most recognized revolutionaries in the world of voice over IP (VoIP) and with VON, paved the way for cutting-edge communication technologies serving as the launch pad for many of the mainstream communications services and applications in use today.

VON: Evolution, will be held on April 18, 2023 in New York City and will focus on the latest advancements in telecom, artificial intelligence, 5G & 6G and Blockchain.

VON: Evolution will feature thought-provoking conversations and insights from industry insiders, in a business-casual environment for attendees to network and learn.  

The salon-like atmosphere of VON: Evolution is a must-attend for professionals in the VoIP, AI, 5G & 6G or Blockchain fields, and will include fireside chats, conversations, and opportunities to look around the corner, and stay ahead of the curve, in the communication and technology industries.









 
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SCHEDULE

APRIL 18, 2023
(updates will be posted here)

8:30 AM - Registration Opens

9:00 AM - Welcome - Jeff Pulver, Founder, pulver.com

- The Evolution of VON - Dean Bubley, Director, Disruptive Analysis Ltd.

- The Future of Work & The Workplace - Chris Fine, Technologist

- Benefits of Blockchain in Telecom - Mike Jablon, COO, Agoric

 
- Calling Line Identification (CLI) & Blockchain - Stefan Englebert, Director, Aloaha Limited

- Breaking Economic Boundaries Deploying Mobile Communications - Henry Baiz, CEO & Co-Founder, Gane Mobile

10:00 AM - Providing Connectivity to Underserved Communities - Deborah Simpier, CEO & Co-Founder, Althea

- Bandwidth Blockchain Trading - Suruchi Gupta, CEO, GIANT Protocol

- The Intersection of Blockchain & AI - How AI can Enhance Blockchain Capabilities - Rachel Wolfson, Journalist, Author & Podcast Host

- The Evolution of Digital Cities - Lisa Abeyta, Deputy Director of Economic Development, City of Albuquerque, NM

11:00 AM - Living in the Intersection of the Real World & the Digital World - Dennis Crowley, Co-founder, LivingCities, Street FC, Foursquare

- Reliable Connectivity for Commercial Drones - Kim Mahler, Founder, Voltela

- The Coming Mobile Payments Revolution - Hafeez Bana, Founder, LeDunia

- Evolution of Machine & AI Communications - Sid Rao, GM, Amazon Chime SDK at AWS

- What I Am Looking for NOW - Miko Matsumura, General Partner, gCC

- The Future of Music - Steve Greenberg, Founder, S-Curve Records

12:20 PM - Lunch / Networking

1:00 PM - Regulatory Outlook: VON  - Glenn Richards, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

- Regulatory Outlook:  Blockchain - 
Daniel Budofsky, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

- 5G. 6G. To Infinity & Beyond! - Akshay Sharma, CTO, Kovair Software

- Towards 6G - Izzo Wane, CEO, Bloxtel

- 5G & Blockchain - James Tagg, Founder, World Group

2:00 PM - May I have your Attention Please? - Av Utukuri, CEO Vizetto

- The Future of AI-assisted Visual Storytelling - Jeremy Toeman, Founder & CEO, Aug X Labs

- Sustainable Storytelling - Benedict Hadley, Founder, The Hadley Broadcasting Company

- Telephone Number Identity & Blockchain - Noah Rafalko, CEO, TSG Global

- The Roles Space, DLT & Lasers Will Play ... To Connect The Other Half - Mark LaPenna, CEO, Xenesis

3:00 PM - How Blockchain is Changing User Behavior - Kathryn Colleen, Founder, Geode Blockchain

- Broadband Bandits of the Future - Om Malik, Partner Emeritus, True Ventures

3:30 PM - Networking

6:30 PM - VIP Cocktail Hour @ The Smith Nomad

7:30 PM - VIP Dinner @ The Smith Nomad

MEET the SPEAKERS
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JEFF PULVER
  • LinkedIn
Founder, pulver.com
Fireside Chat Host
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SURUCHI GUPTA
  • LinkedIn
CEO, GIANT Protocol
Fireside Chat Topic:
Bandwidth Blockchain Trading
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BENEDICT HADLEY
  • LinkedIn
Founder, The Hadley Broadcasting Company
Fireside Chat Topic:
Sustainable Storytelling at the Intersection of Blockchain, 5G,
AI & Telecom
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ANDY ABRAMSON
  • LinkedIn
CEO Comunicano
Fireside Chat Co-
Host

 
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STEVE GREENBERG
  • Twitter
Founder, S-Curve Records
Fireside Chat Topic:
The Future of Music
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AKSHAY SHARMA
  • LinkedIn
CTO, Kovair Software
Fireside Chat Topic:
5G. 6G. To Infinity & Beyond!
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CHRIS FINE
  • LinkedIn
Technologist
Fireside Chat Topic:
The Future of Work & The Workplace
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MIKO MATSUMURA
  • LinkedIn
General Partner, gCC
Fireside Chat Topic:
What I AM Looking For NOW
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GLENN RICHARDS
  • LinkedIn

Partner,

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 
Fireside Chat Topic:
VON Regulatory Outlook

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MIKE JABLON
  • LinkedIn
COO, Agoric
Fireside Chat Topic:
Benefits of Blockchain in Telecom
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DANIEL BUDOFSKY
  • LinkedIn

Partner,

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 
Fireside Chat Topic:
Blockchain Regulatory Outlook

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NOAH RAFALKO
  • LinkedIn
CEO, TSG Global
Fireside Chat Topic:
Telephone Number Identity & Blockchain
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IZZO WANE
  • LinkedIn
CEO, Bloxtel
Fireside Chat Topic:
Towards 6G
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JAMES TAGG
  • LinkedIn
Founder, World Group
Fireside Chat Topic:
5G & Blockchain
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KATHRYN COLLEEN
  • LinkedIn
Founder, Geode Blockchain
Fireside Chat Topic:
How Blockchain is Changing User Behavior
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STEFAN ENGLEBERT
  • LinkedIn
Director, Aloaha Limited
Fireside Chat Topic:
Calling Line Identification (CLI) & Blockchain
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AV UTUKURI
  • LinkedIn
CEO, Vizetto
Fireside Chat Topic:
May I Have Your Attention Please?
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DENNIS CROWLEY
  • LinkedIn
Co-Founder,  Living Cities, Street FC, Foursquare
Fireside Chat Topic:
Living in the Intersection of the Real World & the Digital World
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LISA ABEYTA
  • LinkedIn
Deputy Director of Economic Development City of Albuquerque, NM
Fireside Chat Topic:
The Evolution of Digital Cities
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HENRY BAIZ
  • LinkedIn
 CEO & Co-Founder, Gane Mobile
Fireside Chat Topic:

Breaking Economic Boundaries Deploying Mobile Communications
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RACHEL WOLFSON
  • LinkedIn
Journalist Author & Podcast Host
Fireside Chat Topic:
The Intersection of Blockchain & AI - How AI can Enhance Blockchain Capabilities
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SID RAO
  • LinkedIn
GM, Amazon Chime SDK at AWS
Fireside Chat Topic:
Evolution of Machine & AI Communications

 
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OM MALIK
  • LinkedIn
Partner Emeritus, True Ventures
Fireside Chat Topic:
Broadband Bandits of the Future
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DEAN BUBLEY
  • LinkedIn
Director, Disruptive Analysis, Ltd.
Fireside Chat Topic:
The Evolution of VON
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DEBORAH SIMPIER
  • LinkedIn
 CEO & Co-Founder, Althea
Fireside Chat Topic:
Providing Connectivity to Underserved Communities

 
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HAFEEZ BANA
  • LinkedIn
Founder, LeDunia
Fireside Chat Topic:

The Coming Mobile Payments Revolution
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MARK LaPENNA
  • LinkedIn
CEO, Xenesis
Fireside Chat Topic:
The Roles Space, DLT & Lasers Will Play...To Connect To Connect The Other Half
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JEREMY TOEMAN
  • LinkedIn
Founder & CEO, Aug X Labs
Fireside Chat Topic:
The Future of AI-assisted Visual Storytelling
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KIM MAHLER
  • LinkedIn
Founder, Voltela
Fireside Chat Topic:

Reliable Connectivity for Commercial Drones

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