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DAY 1: 23 April 2018

  • 7:30-8:30am
  • Registration & Breakfast

  • 8:45-9:30AM: OPENING KEYNOTE
  • BLOCKCHAIN 3.0: THE FUTURE OF DECENTRALIZED GOVERNANCE

    How do organizations of all kinds govern themselves via the blockchain? This talk by Jason Inch, cofounder of Blockchain 3.0 project Genaro Network, will explore how economics, technology, and organizational behavior are coming together to make new models of management and governance possible for companies, communities, and eventually countries.

    Jason Inch, Founder, GENARO NETWORK


  • 9:30-10:00AM
  • THE FUTURE OF BLOCKCHAIN INNOVATION IN ASIA PACIFIC

    Blockchain is moving from conceptual buzz to mainstream business discussion. Asia is quickly becoming a crucial engine for venture capital investment and a hotbed for blockchain innovation – perhaps sooner than most global economy pundits had imagined. Blockchain offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for firms and leaders in the Asia-Pacific region to provide an example to the rest of the world of how the blockchain revolution will unfold. The session will also include:
    • Current state of blockchain adoption in Asia-Pacific
    • Building a business case of blockchain & how to master the new business operating model
    • Key barriers to blockchain adoption
    • Unblocking the future of blockchain in Asia

    Manish Bahl, Senior Director, COGNIZANT


  • 10:00-10:30AM
  • DENATIONALIZATION OF MONEY: BACK TO THE FUTURE

    This session discusses the theory and practice of creating competitively issued private monies and will argue that the existing attempts in the previous centuries to sustain the usage of concurrent currencies mainly failed due to technological constraints. Emma will make a case on how blockchain and other complementary technologies are the technological breakthrough that will enable the existence of competing currencies. The wave of ICOs as a mechanism to distribute private money is just the first step in disrupting the existing paradigms for monetary governance.

    Emma will give an overview of the writings and theory by Friedrich Hayek, Gordon Tullock, Murray Rothbard, Robert Mundell etc. and will discuss the current state of crypto and digital currencies through the lens of the lifetime work by these economists.

    Emma Poposka, Co-Founder & CEO, BRON.TECH

  • 10:50-11:30AM: PANEL DISCUSSION
  • IMPLEMENTING BLOCKCHAIN IN THE REAL WORLD – LEGAL & REGULATORTY ISSUES

    This interactive panel discussion brings a blend of perspectives from blockchain experts and industry thought-leaders discussing how matters such as financial services regulation, competition law, privacy and governance need to be considered in blockchain implementation. We will be considering issues in insurance, retail banking, payments and token sales among others.
    • What concerns do regulators have in terms of applying existing laws to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology?
    • How do regulators view cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and blockchain technology?
    • How will regulators try to regulate cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology?
    • Will central banks use cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, and if so, how?

    Moderator:
    • Franca Ciambella
    , CONSILIUM LAW CORP

    Panelist:
    • Emma Poposka, BRON.TECH
    • Johnny Mayo, SUPERCHARGER ACCELERATOR
    • John Patrick Mullin, TRADE.io
    • Kevin Koo, LEX FUTURUS DECENTRALIZED LEGAL ADVISORY GROUP
    • Dato’ Arif Siddiqui, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK


  • 11:30-12:10PM
  • WHAT CIOs SHOULD TELL THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ABOUT BLOCKCHAIN
    Many boards of directors will call upon their CIOs to brief them on blockchain due to the current market hype. CIOs should focus on three points: a description of blockchain, frictionless markets and the cross-industry business impacts of a programmable economy.

    Saqr Ereiqat, Blockchain Evangelist, IBM MIDDLE EAST

  • 12:10-1:00PM
  • THE CONVERGENCE OF BIG DATA AND BLOCKCHAIN
    What happens when big data and blockchain converge? In this presentation, Mark discusses five areas that organizations should focus on when dealing with the convergence of big data and blockchain: data sharing, data governance, data security, privacy and identity and data ownership.

    Mark Van Rijmenam, Founder, DATAFLOQ, AUSTRALIA

  • 2:00-2:40pm
  • TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIREMENTS TO SUPPORT BLOCKCHAIN
    We give decentralized networks for granted, but how can we guarantee the survival of a blockchain from birth to maturity? Roberto Capodieci of Blockchain Zoo will share his company experiences, and lesson learned, in protecting new blockchains when, at launch, the first core nodes gets attacked with DDoS and other means.
    The session will include:
    • How to organize the infrastructure of a new blockchain
    • How to incentivize the creation of new nodes
    • The data flow for web and mobile users

    Roberto Capodieci, Founder, BLOCKCHAIN ZOO, INDONESIA

  • 2:40-3:15pm
  • TRANSFORMING GOVERNMENT BLOCKCHAIN PROJECT
    Moving from the theory of blockchain to real life case studies, Marloes discusses about the first blockchain projects and how she helped in transforming government run a Blockchain Pilot Project. In 2017 the Dutch Government has worked on 35 case studies. Marloes will share examples of the projects and the challenges faced.

    Marloes Pomp, Head of Dutch Government Blockchain Projects, DUTCH GOVERNMENT

  • 3:15-3:55PM
  • HOW DECENTRALIZATION WILL SOLVE THE COMING DATA STORAGE PROBLEM
    By 2020 there will be over 24B connected devices exchanging data at an exponential rate. The current internet is not equipped to handle this. The recent batch of data breaches is proof. A decentralized database is part of the new internet can solve the data problems associated with security, scalability and reliability.
    Pavel discusses:
    • How blockchain principles can be applied to building a decentralized database
    • Different uses cases for data storage using a decentralized manner
    • Why a token in our model creates a new crypto-economic ecosystem

    Pavel Bains, CEO, BLUEZELLE

  • 4:10-4:50PM
  • TRUSTED IDENTITY IN KYC-PR