About Event

What if the world today were, by almost every measure, safer, cleaner, healthier, wealthier, and better educated than it was 30 years ago? By several significant benchmarks, it is. But at a time when the path toward an increasingly equitable and more prosperous future remains too often opaque, seeing the world with new eyes becomes an invaluable skill.

The world is, indeed, better than we may think. But there is also an urgency to the work ahead, as the rapid pace of technological and social change serves up ever greater innovations and disruptions so quickly to so many. By what means will artificial intelligence change the nature of work, if not also the definition of what it means to be human? How will societies define shared values and respond to changing demographics and the need for greater inclusion? And what mechanisms will allow business and capital markets to most effectively build meaningful lives?

The Milken Institute’s 22nd Global Conference will bring together the leading minds in business, technology, government, media, philanthropy, health care, and entertainment to deliver novel, collaborative responses to these great questions of our time.

GBBC's CEO, Sandra Ro will speak on the "Blockchain Technology: What Is It Good for, Really?" panel.

Panel Description:

Blockchain solutions have promised to solve a huge range of problems, from back office to governance to asset tracking to identity. But despite all the hype, surprisingly few of these ideas are operational today at scale. This panel will survey the broad landscape of blockchain projects to assess where, and under what conditions, they are having a demonstrable disruptive impact and explore where the real opportunities are unfolding from a commercial, impact, and investor viewpoint.


Staci Warden

Executive Director, Global Market Development, Milken Institute


Elad Gil

Chairman, Electric Capital

Sandra Ro

CEO, Global Blockchain Business Council

Stefan Schulz

Co-Founder and CEO, Bitfury Surround

Bill Tai

Venture Capitalist; Founder, ACTAI Global

Tomicah Tillemann

Co-Founder and Director, Blockchain Trust Accelerator, New America

More information available here.