Nation OS: Prototyping the Future of Government

Ethereal Summit 2017 — Brooklyn, NY


Find out how governments around the world are implementing cutting-edge technologies to offer higher-quality services to citizens. Are blockchain and decentralizing technologies a challenge to government authority, or the foundational layer of truly “smart” cities, states, and nations?

  • Hosted by Rahilla Zafar — Author of “Internet of Women” & Managing Director for MENA, ConsenSys
  • Rachel Haot — Managing Director, 1776
  • Laurent Lamothe — Former Prime Minister of Haiti; Founding Partner, LSL World Initiative
  • Cab Morris — Deputy Director of Strategy and Operational Performance, Illinois; State of Illinois’ Blockchain Strategy Lead
  • Giorgi Vashadze — Founder & CEO, Innovation and Development Foundation

About the Illinois Blockchain Initiative

The Illinois Blockchain Initiative is designed to be a collaborative effort and position Illinois as a leader in blockchain innovation. The State invites all government entities, businesses, organizations and academia interested in participating in this exciting opportunity to contact either: Cab Morris, Deputy Director of Strategy and Operational Performance Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation at or Jennifer O’Rourke, Illinois Blockchain Business Liaison, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity at

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