Chain 76 Philly

Pharmaceuticals, supply chain, and blockchain

OCTOBER 11 & 12, 2018
WeWork 1900 Market Street

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A Philadelphia conference and workshop focused on

pharmaceuticals, supply chain, and blockchain


Attendees are coming from the following companies: Ernst & Young, Celgene, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, Doctrina.

What to expect at Chain 76

  • Review pain points for pharmaceutical companies in logistic, economic and regulatory functions that can be disrupted with new technology.
  • Blockchain technology demos. Proof-of-concept projects and new products coming to market.
  • Learn about blockchain. Everyone learns and deploys their own smart contract onto the blockchain. This is a rare skill, so be prepared to update your resume!
  • Networking. Meet forward-thinking people, bring enough business cards.


Additional speakers to be announced... Apply as a Speaker ⟶

Perkins Coie attorney, Kyle Wood advises technology clients, from startups to FORTUNE 100 companies, on an array of technology transactions and privacy matters, with a particular emphasis on blockchain technology. As an active member of our Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency industry group, Kyle represents clients in launching commercial platforms powered by blockchain show more... tokens and counseled teams through their initial coin offerings (ICOs) process by offering regulatory guidance and corporate advice in engineering domestic and international corporate structures. Recent clients have included companies in such industries as decentralized advertising, cloud storage, eSports, motion picture distribution and virtual reality imaging.

Kyle Wood
Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP

Perkins Coie healthcare technology attorney Randy Peak is an active member of the firm’s Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency and Life Sciences & Healthcare industry groups. Randy’s practice focuses on representing clients in matters involving healthcare, life sciences, technology and privacy issues, with particular emphasis in the areas of digital health, show more... clinical labs, healthcare supply chain and healthcare data privacy. A former general counsel for an internationally recognized health system and deputy general counsel for a leading healthcare supply chain and data analytics company, Randy has over two decades of experience providing strategic legal counsel to healthcare and technology innovators and industry leaders in their efforts to operationalize, commercialize and leverage innovative technologies.

Randy Peak
Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP

James Canterbury is a Partner working with EY’s Advisory practice where he is part of the global blockchain team, and a leader within Risk Advisory focused on Life Sciences regulatory quality and compliance. He helps his clients understand new technologies and how they might be applied to solve real-world problems. show more... Specifically for blockchain he works to educate clients on the new technology and designs solutions to capitalize on the benefits of a blockchain network when designing efficient, transparent, and trusted solutions. He has 14 years of experience helping biopharma companies find innovative answers to the challenges created by operating in a highly regulated industry. Before blockchain he primarily managed projects that span from interpreting FDA regulations to privacy & security to financial controls James holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University, is a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He currently sits on the board of the NJ chapter of ISPE, is part of the GAMP Americas steering committee, and leads the GAMP blockchain SIG.

James Canterbury
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Ron has 30+ years of experience as a strategic, results-oriented supply chain professional with high-level business vision and P&L operating experience leading a global business. He has a track record of success aligning supply chain and IT initiatives with primary business objectives show more... to create efficiencies and cost reductions. He is effective in a team environment, with broad knowledge of key business processes including procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, import, export and customer service. Ron is now working on applying blockchain to the pharmaceutical chain with a focus on product provenance and cold supply chain.

Ron Keegan
Owner, Keegan Consulting, LLC

Nithin Eapen is a crypto-evangelist and Chief Investment Officer at Arcadia Crypto Ventures. Besides taking care of the family office crypto portfolio, he is an advisory board member to multiple icos, trader, and investor. He is the creator of the Belpointe Crypto Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CRYPTO) and holds a degree in Engineering show more... from The Wright State University in Ohio as well as a Masters in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining Arcadia, Nithin was the founder and President of Chance River Technology, a boutique Software Services provider firm based in Stamford, CT. Nithin held a series 7, 3 and 63, while at UBS where he worked as a market maker in exotic equity derivatives. Prior to trading, Nithin was a developer and built trading systems at UBS, RBS and Bank of America. Alongside dabbling in digital assets, Nithin enjoys playing poker, is an avid squash player and a movie buff. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and five children.

Nithin Eapen
Chief Investment Officer, Arcadia Crypto Ventures

Cody is the Managing Partner of XRAM Capital, a long-only fundamental crypto asset investment company. He is the CTO for FourPark Blockchain, a crypto-asset venture based on the ERC-721 standard he co-authored. He is also the founder and project lead for Multinode, a hardware/software based solution for the distributed internet. He is also a founder of Rawhide, a fractional livestockshow more... management company. More recently, he founded the North Texas Blockchain Alliance, one of the largest blockchain organizations in the world, with over 1,000 members and 30 companies represented. Prior to his involvement in blockchain and crypto assets, he worked as systems engineer, security analyst, and software developer. He had short stints with the NSA, Dell Computer, and Texas A&M University before he began working on his own projects. He helped pioneer the coworking concept in 2006, Hashtags in 2007.

Cody Marx Bailey
Managing Partner, XRAM Capital

William Entriken is the lead author of ERC-721 a technical standard for tracking physical objects on the blockchain which has received unanimous support from the Ethereum community and has been deployed by dozens of companies. show more... William has presented before the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers, Blockchain Special Interest Group and also consults for companies in the supply chain to combat supply chain and product fraud.

William Entriken
Lead Author, ERC-721


Please see our Sponsorship Book (PDF) for sponsorship opportunities


Topics will include technology demos of blockchain solutions for pharma supply chain problems, a review of the current maturity of blockchain technology and a discussion of top problems to solve for supply chain. Specific talks are still being fuled. Email us at to apply as a speaker.

Thursday Oct 11

The business day

09:00Opening comments
09:15Presentations (main hall)
  • Cold chain, chain of custody from manufacture to delivery -- Ron Keegan
  • Blockchain Reliance for GxP Systems - what regulators will likely need to know. -- James Canterbury
  • Distributed applications with untrusted partners / Trust and Pharma on the Blockchain / Open source development philosophy / bug bounties -- Nithin Eapen
  • US federal regulators and blockchain technology
13:00Talk tracks: (main hall)
  • Life sciences panel discussion -- Kyle Wood, Randy Peak
  • Anecdotal Lessons of Putting Assets on the Chain -- Cody Marx Bailey
  • Fraud, shrinkage, authenticity and other target issues
  • Timestamping documents
  • Privacy and blockchain
17:30Happy hour (TBA)

During the main events, vendor booths will be presented in the back hall

Friday Oct 12

The technical day

09:00Opening comments
09:15Development session. Everybody in the room will deploy their own Solidity smart contract by the time you leave the room. This is a great crash course for the technically minded. This is the same class we hosted in Hong Kong and New York, and Philly.
13:30Talk tracks (main hall) (TBA)
  • Setting up Blockchain/IoT Experiments - using Raspberry Pis to build a Blockchain from scratchJames Canterbury
  • Recording transactions
  • The non-fungible token approach
  • The bill of lading approach
  • Network scalability
15:00Presentations (main hall) (TBA)
  • Use cases
  • Hardware connected to the blockchain / scanners / IoT
17:30Happy hour (TBA)

During the main events, vendor booths will be presented in the back hall


All ticket sales are through Eventbrite.

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Early Bird

Lunch included, 2-day pass

(sold until September 17)

Purchase $350

Full Admission Ticket

2-day pass, lunch included

(sold until October 9)

Purchase $425

At the Door

2-day pass, lunch included

Purchase $600

Student Ticket

2-day pass, lunch included

(use your student email address to register)

Purchase $100

One-day Pass

Thursday only, industry day

Lunch included

Purchase $250

One-day Pass

Friday only, technology day

Lunch included

Purchase $250