Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hosting the 2018 Blockchain Technology Forum: Innovation, Challenges and Opportunities for Diversity Suppliers.


(McLean, July 6th – NOVAHCC) One of the most significant, fundamental advances in digital platforms since the internet, blockchain technology is in its way to disrupt business and governments. “To be part of the disruption wave and not to be washed out by it, preparedness is key,” says Susana Marino, President of the Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and organizer of the next Blockchain Technology Forum 2018

“There is also a lot of hype around blockchain, that is why it is so important to know how exactly this technology is going to affect or not, government functions, corporate governance, healthcare, supply chain, finance, banking, retail, at the same time it will create business opportunities.”

Ms. Marino also announced the forum will take place on July 25th at 8:30 am at Valo Park, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102 beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m and comes with a distinctive pragmatic flavor: “Latinos and Blockchain. Or to put it this way: how Diversity suppliers and businesses could find opportunities with the government and private sector, by developing blockchain technology solutions which could lead to important deeds”.

At the Blockchain Technology Forum 2018, participants will learn about real-world application areas and use cases for blockchain technologies through an interactive dialog with government and industry leaders in healthcare, data management, journalism, e-commerce, government, banking and more from the U.S. and around the world.

There are six confirmed panelists including: Tiffany Angulo with the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, Argentina Moise, CEO and founder of Bleexy; Patrick South, Blockchain practice leader at Accenture Federal; Venkat Kodumudi, Director of Innovation at CGI Federal; Cesar E Castellon, Associate Partner of IBM Public Sector; and Jorge Socca- Calderaro, CEO of Axysnet Technology Governance. Still pending clearance is Andrew Vanjani, Director of Technology with U.S General Services Administration – GSA.

“At the end of the day, blockchain is about trust and how technology could support or
create an infrastructure for trust to help reduce business friction,” explains Marino. “For that reason, we have devised a forum to create more space for diversity suppliers to have an open discussion with technology entrepreneurs, government officials and private sector executives who have actually implemented blockchain solutions and from whom we could learn valuable insights as to where is the market going with this”.

Aspiring Blockchain entrepreneurs, investors, evangelists, enthusiasts, researchers, coders, cybersecurity professionals and other members of the digital ecosystem, specifically interested in a practical, business application of blockchain technologies are encouraged to attend for a meaningful discussion. Registration is available at

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About Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – NOVAHCC foster opportunities for business and career growth. Our mission is to enhance the economic growth of our region through three core principles: “Connect, Unity, Achieve” Our main activities focus on delivering bottom-line results through procurement B2B/B2G matchmakings, networking events, assisting Veteran’s with career/businesses opportunities, and connecting people to jobs in the region. For more information visit