September 11 - 13, 2022

Milan, Italy

About ZenCon0

ZenCon0 is the first ever summit to celebrate what we have achieved, share ideas for growth, and envision together the future of the broader Horizen ecosystem.

ZenCon0 is hosted and organized by Horizen Labs, and we are joined by our investors, partners, advisors, and community members who are integral to the growth and success of the Horizen ecosystem.

Speakers

Rob Viglione

Co-founder and CEO at Horizen and Horizen Labs

Dean Steinbeck

Co-founder and President of Horizen Labs

Liat Aaronson

Co-founder and COO at Horizen Labs

Alberto Garoffolo

Chief Technology Officer at Horizen Labs

Zain Cheng

VP of Engineering at Horizen Labs

Rosario Pabst

Chief Product Officer of Horizen Labs and Director of Horizen

Maurizio Binello

VP of Sales Engineering at Horizen Labs

Vanishree Rao

Lead Cryptographer at O1Labs and Advisor at Horizen Labs

Amos Meiri

Founder at Node.Capital

Hervé Larren

Advisor at Horizen and Horizen Labs

Andrea Radrizzani

Chairman at Leeds United, Chairman and Founder of Aser Ventures

Rolf Versluis

Co-Founder of Horizen and Advisor of Zen Blockchain Foundation

Gareb Shamus

Founder at Heromaker Studios

Lou Kerner

Partner at CryptoOracle Collective

Max Smotritskiy

Partner at CryptoOracle Collective

Daniel Jacobs

CEO at ThriveCoin

Vince Howard

Marketing Director at Opis Group/Opi Pets

Elana Dickman

Investor at Red Beard Ventures

Drew Austin

Founder at Red Beard Ventures

Howard Draft

Advisor at Vysical

Kevin Baxpehler

Managing Partner at Remagine Ventures

Lorne Sugarman

CEO at Metaverse Group

Roberto Reigada Rodriguez

Senior Offensive Security Engineer at Halborn

David Chreng

Founding Partner, Blockchain/Digital Assets VC investor at LeadBlock partners

Jimmie Lenz

Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering, Executive Director

Michael MacManus

Zenvangelist

Joel Jay

Zenvangelist, Defi Money Printer

Jonghun Hong

CEO at DailyLaboratory

Johncarlo Psyrax

Zenvangelist

Rowan Stone

BD, Head of Web3 at Coinbase

Guan Yin

China Community Star at Horizen

Yana Bushmeleva

COO at FashionBi

Kelly Ferraro

Chief Media Officer at River North Communications

Colby Jones

Chief Storyteller at River North Communications

Francisco Spadafora

Head of Internet of Value at NTT DATA

David Johansson

CEO at Metaking Studios/Blocklords

Jesse Kessler

CEO at Heuro Health

Diana Fox

Co-founder at Beyond All The Noise

Joshua Lange

CEO at Synergetics Education LLC

Jonathan Teplitsky

CEO at Pipeline Marketing

David RJ Liang

Protocol Specialist at Foundry Digital

Gerald Gallagher

Principal, General Counsel/Head of Legal at Red Clay Capital

Sebastian Gronewald

Co-Founder at CREATE3 Labs

Sham Sandhu

Advisor at Horizen Labs

Dmytro Kaidalov

Research Fellow at IOHK

Rolando Zubiran

Global Head of Web 3 & Metaverse at RR Donnelley

Sebastien Micke

CEO at #YouNeverTaggedme

Benjamin Charbit

Co-founder at Darewise Entertainment

Manoj Madnani

CEO at Beacon Media

Tarek Daouk

CEO at Dentsu

Marc Diaz Williams

CMO at Banger Games

Alex Barkaloff

Strategic Marketing & Innovation Lead at XLA

Bradley Allgood

CEO at Fluent Finance

Dane Hamer

Vice President of Marketing and Growth at MetaKing Studios/Seascape for BLOCKLORDS

Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity is an exclusive NFT line created for ZenCon0. It is a series of 250 copies of a single artwork that will be dropped to ZenCon0 participants.

Zero Gravity will be the first Horizen NFT created on TokenMint.

Agenda

Day 1 / September 12

8:00-8:45
Buongiorno e Caffé
9:00-9:50
Block 0
The Journey of Cobalt

Yuriko Inaba

Understanding Options

Scott Cohen
Eric Lee
Michelle Finn
Gaelle Lemelson

10:00-10:50
Block 1
Welcome and Opening
Spotlight
The Horizen Ecosystem Vision

Rob Viglione

Panel
Getting to Scale - Growing the Ecosystem Through Investments and Introducing HL Builders

Moderator: Liat Aaronson
Herve Larren
Dean Steinbeck
Amos Meiri
Rohan Handa

11:00-11:50
Block 2
Metaverse on the Horizen
Panel
Metaverse Trends

Moderator: Diana Fox
Drew Austin
Lorne Sugarman
Vince Howard
Yana Bushmeleva

Keynote Fireside
Web3 Sports as an Opportunity

Herve Larren
Andrea Radrizzani

Guest Spotlight:
Foundry Staking and the Horizen Ecosystem

David RJ Liang (Foundry)

B-1 Messaging and Communicating Blockchain Tech

Lucy Wang
Colby Jones
Kelly Ferraro
Chris Lumby

B-2 Guest Spotlight: Crypto Economics Primer

Jimmie Lenz

Legal and Engineering on Patents

Gaelle Lemelson

Finance to meet with team leads, budget 2023 Prep throughout the day

Eric Lee
Erynne Mercado
Michelle Finn

12:00-12:50
Block 3
Empowering Community
Spotlight
The Power of Community

Lou Kerner

Spotlight
How Community Focus is Pushing Horizen Forward

Lucy Wang
Erica Hamilton

Spotlight
The Future of Horizen Academy

James Valentine

Fireside
Horizen in Asia

Lou Kerner
Lucy Wang
Guan Yin and Jonghun Hong

Guest Spotlight:
The Open Source-Horizen EVM Marketplace and Demo

Sebastian Gronewald (Create3 Labs)

B-1 A Walk on the Otherside - Horizen Labs’ Role in the Otherside Meta

Vincent Ramsey

B-2 EVM Product Council Meeting

Victor Bibiano
John Camardo

Hiring Manager’s Workshop

Dino Cecunjanin
Lesley Baughman
Raffaella Lixi

13:00-15:00
Lunch Block
Working Lunch
How to be More Engaged in the Horizen Community

Erica Hamilton
Michael MacManus
Joel Jackson
Manon Boudox
Andrew Mullins
Jonghun Hong
Guan Yin
Johncarlo Maddalena

Discussing the Ethereum Merge

Zain Cheng
Lou Caponi

Venture Studio Brainstorm

Liat Aaronson
Colin Jones
Bryan Campbell
Felix Stratmann
Matt Otten
Mike McCann

BD with

Andrea Radrizzani
Dean Steinbeck
Rob Viglione
Rohan Handa
Herve Larren

15:00-15:50
Block 4
Back to our Roots
Spotlight
Origin Story and Building Zen for Scale

Rolf Versluis

Panel
Zen OG

Moderator: Rolf Versluis
Cronic
Rosario Pabst
Rowan Stone
Johncarlo Maddalena

Zero Knowledge Cryptography 101

Daniele Di Benedetto

B-1 Bridging the Divide: From Tech to Product

Chris Lumby
Spencer Soloway
Jordan Calinoff
Ross Elkin

B-2 Guest Spotlight: Community and NFTs

Max Strotitskiy

Manager’s workshop: Review of Performance Reviews; How to Make the Most of Them

Lesley Baughman
Raffaela Lixi

16:00-16:50
Block 5
Aped In! And Beyond
Panel
Horizen Labs in the APE Ecosystem

Moderator: Rohan Handa
Zain Cheng
Colin Jones
Bryan Campbell
Felix Stratmann

Spotlight
The Vision of Horizen Labs Builders

Dean Steinbeck

Plonk and LookUp Arguments

Daniele Di Tullio

B-1 Agile Project Management and Mastering Jira

Roberto Altavilla

B-2 Guest Spotlight: The Language of Web3

Joshua Lange

EVM Product and Legal

Scott Cohen

17:00-17:50
Block 6
The Web2 to Web3 Enterprise Horizen
Fireside
Web2 to Web3 as a Bridge for Enterprise Blockchain

Liat Aaronson
Howard Draft

Spotlight
Tree - A Horizen Labs Use Case

Jesse Kessler

Panel
Enterprise and Web3

Moderator: Rosario Pabst
Francisco Spadafora
Kevin Baxpehler
Gerald Gallagher

A Bit of AIR (Algebraic Intermediate Representation)

Federico Savasta

B-1 HL NFT Club

Bryan Campbell
Eric Lee
Kevin Jung

B-2 Guest Spotlight: Intro to Pipeline

Jonathan Teplitsky

Clockify Refresher

Erynne Mercado

17:45-19:00
Block 7
Crypto Mondays Hosted at Horizen Labs Italia Headquarter's Office

Lou Kerner
Josh Lange
Luca Cermelli
Rob Viglione
Liat Aaronson

18:30
Aperitivo in Office & Mystery Dinners

Day 2 / September 13

8:00-8:45
Buongiorno e Caffé
9:00-9:50
Block 8
The State of the Tech I
Panel
Tokenmint is Here!

Moderator: Zain Cheng
Serena Tsay
Jonathan Teplitsky
Sebastien Micke

Panel
EVM and Beyond - DeFi on Horizen (with Demo)

Moderator: Jordan Calinoff
Spencer Soloway
John Camardo
Mike McCann
Sebastian Gronewald

Guest Spotlight:
Private NFT Protocol

Vanishree Rao

B-1 Guest Spotlight: Tools of the PR Trade

Kelly Ferraro
Colby Jones

B-2 Guest Spotlight: How to Approach Difficult Conversations

Sham Sandhu

Onboarding tools for NewZens

Kat O’Sullivan
Luigi Varialle
Tonybo Bello

Finance to meet with team leads, budget 2023

Eric Lee
Erynne Mercado
Michelle Finn

10:00-10:50
Block 9
The State of the Tech II
Spotlight
Zendoo, Latus, zkVM and Succinct Verifiable ZEN - All together Part of A Unique Vision for Horizen

Alberto Garoffolo

Fireside
Zendoo: What’s Next

Luca Cermelli
Alberto Garofollo
Dmytro Kaidalov
Paolo Tagliaferri

TokenMint Chain: First Sidechain to Mainnet

Paolo Cappelletti

B-1 APE Staking Financial Mechanics Primer

Colin Jones
Bryan Campbell
Felix Stratmann

B-2 Tokenization Product Council

John Camardo

PTO, Expenses and Clockify Refresher

Erynne Mercado

Project Zenith - Work meeting

Sebastien Gronewald
Maurizio Binello
Scott Cohen
John Camardo

11:00-11:50
Block 10
Crypto First!
Spotlight
Horizen Labs in Horizen

Rob Viglione

Panel
Cryptoeconomics Trends

Moderator: Jimmie Lenz
Vincent Ramsay
Bryan Campbell
Colin Jones
John Camardo

Research Partner Spotlight: Sidechain-to-Sidechain Protocol

Dmytro Kaidalov

B-1 The Horizen Brand Journey

Lucy Wang
Linda Bucksey

B-2 The Story of the Horizen China Community

Guan Yin

12:00-12:45
Block 11
DAO and Open Governance
Spotlight
DAO Trends

Rohan Handa

Panel
DAOs in Action

Moderator: Dean Steinbeck
Elana Dickman
Alejandro Castillo
Daniel Jacobs

zkVMs Under the Hood

Luca Giussani

B-1 Product Use Case Committee

Jordan Calinoff
Chris Lumby
Ross Elkin
Spencer Soloway
John Camardo

B-2 Mint on TokenMint (Hands on)

Bryan Nowlan
Andrew Mullins

Blockchain Conference in Israel

Gaelle Lemelson
Liat Aaronson
Alberto Garofollo
Maurizio Binello
Danielle Darame
Shira Averbuch

13:00-15:00
Lunch Block
Networking Lunch
15:00-15:45
Block 12
The Art of the Game
Panel
Web3 Gaming

Moderator: Maurizio Binello
David Johansson
Gareb Shamus
Roberto Reigada
Jonathan Teplitzky
Sebastian Radu

Spotlight
Knights of Degen Highlight

Drew Austin

zkVMs vs DSL

Nicholas Mainardi

B-1 Building a Revenue Driven Organization

Chris Lumby

B-2 zkAudit Spotlight

Bradley Allgood

16:00-16:50
Block 13
The State of Venture
Panel
Raising Funds - The Startup Perspective

Moderator: Liat Aaronson
Benjamin Charbit
Dane Hamer
Marc Williams Diaz
Amos Meiri

Panel
Venture Now - The Investor Perspective

Moderator: Rohan Handa
Lior Messika
Lorne Sugarman
David Chreng
Elana Dickman

Guest Spotlight: Vulnerabilities in NFT Games

Roberto Regaida

B-1 SDK Product Council Meeting

Victor Bibiano

B-2 Common Vulnerabilities in Solidity Smart Contracts

Lou Caponi
Zain Cheng

17:00-17:50
Block 14
The End is the Beginning
Final Panel
Building for a Web3 Future

Moderator: Herve Larren
Alex Barkaloff
Rolando Zubiran
Tarek Daouk
Manoj Madnani

Spotlight
Closing Words and Thank Yous

Rob Viglione

Evening
Aperitivo & Closing Party

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Conference Venue

The Magna Pars Hotel

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Magna Pars, l’Hotel à Parfum is situated in Milano dei Navigli, just a few minutes’ walk from the historic Porta Genova Station and the lively Via Tortona, the nerve centre of fashion and design.

Location:

Via Vincenzo Forcella, 20144 Milano MI, Italy