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DC TechHub & Happy Hour

November 13, 2018 at 3:00 am EST


November 13th

Panel: 3 – 5 PM

Networking: 5 – 7 PM



The American Institute of Architects
1735 New York Avenue
2nd Floor
Washington, MD 20006



Are you still mystified about Blockchain Technology and how it can help you and your business grow and be more profitable or maybe it's just a way for your business to improve your cybersecurity? Please join us to unlock some of the mystery surrounding blockchain technology in this expert panel discussion on November 13th at AIA in Washington DC. The panel will discuss how your business can benefit from using blockchain and other relevant uses and pitfalls.

Stay after the discussion for the Happy Hour to connect with the panel and other business leaders in attendance.


Edward Tolchin, Principal at Offit Kurman

Edward Tolchin is a Principal and Chair in the firm’s Government Contracting practice group. Mr. Tolchin’s practice is focused on government contracting, business litigation, and technology matters. In the technology arena, Mr. Tolchin has assisted in disputes, licensing, and business development matters for clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Tolchin’s interest in and knowledge of technology issues also has enabled him to assist clients involved in security and privacy disputes and business issues in the cyber arena. Mr. Tolchin has an active blockchain practice and has written and spoken regarding the legal perspectives of blockchain enterprise development and cryptocurrencies.

Peter Rogers, Blockchain Practice Lead at Achievion Solutions

Edward Tolchin is a Principal and Chair in the firm’s Government Contracting practice group. Mr. Tolchin’s practice is focused on government contracting, business litigation, and technology matters. In government contracting issues, Mr. Tolchin represents prime and subcontractors in contract negotiation and formation matters and in disputes involving both government and commercial business issues. He has been involved in procurement cases before many of the federal and state boards of contract appeal, Government Accountability Office, Small Business Administration, United States Court of Federal Claims, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and other federal and state courts across the United States.

Katherine Pinkard, President at Pinkard Properties

As the President of Pinkard Properties, Ms. Pinkard oversees the daily operations of the certified woman-owned firm, providing property management, asset management, development, and consulting services to private and public-sector clients. She has worked with clients ranging from local owners and developers to publicly-traded REITs and State agencies to manage and consult on an array of complex development projects, such as the adaptive reuse of urban sites, ground-up greenfield development, and public-private partnerships.

Ms. Pinkard has a particular passion for blockchain technology and is currently developing a blockchain-based platform for the commercial real estate industry. Ms. Pinkard has written and spoken on the subject for real estate trade organizations and tech industry groups, offering a unique voice to encourage blockchain adoption by the business community.

Ms. Pinkard holds an MBA from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and a BA from Georgetown University.  Ms. Pinkard was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2017 by The Daily Record and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of the American Red Cross Central Maryland Chapter, as well as a member of the Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.


 Paul McNeal, Co-Founder of CryptoMarket360, LLC

Paul McNeal, is a Speaker, Super Connector, Serial Entrepreneur, and Co-Founder of CryptoMarket360, LLC. Spent the earlier part of his career serving in the United States Navy Submarine Force working in communications on board 3 Nuclear Submarines. After serving his country for 10 years, he held a leadership position at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) overseeing the global wireless device program. Mentoring young entrepreneurs is a passion of his and through The Next Gen Summit, he works with individuals daily. He currently resides in Northern Va and is the Vice Chair of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Technology Coalition.


November 13, 2018
3:00 am - 7:00 pm EST


American Institutes of Architects
1735 New York Avenue
NW Washington DC., DC 20006 United States