Day 1

23 January 2017

Blockchain for Industry – Day 1

Blockchain technology is starting to encourage a direct value exchange over the internet. It is slowly moving towards mainstream adoption, and removing the friction in the exchange of value over the internet. It is fast approaching an inflection point where enterprise and greater mainstream adoption will ensue. As a result of the considerable structural advantages blockchain technology is expected to have significant impact on industries including payments, finance, insurance, energy, IoT, exchanges, music and many more. This track analyses just these impacts looking at various industries and the challenges and opportunities that blockchain will present to them.

09:30AM

Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Peter Roe

Research Director

TechMarketView

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Moderator: . Peter Roe, Research Director, TechMarketView

09:40AM

Keynote: Understanding Blockchain Technologies & Markets

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director

Hyperledger

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  • Examining what blockchain systems can do
  • Understanding how blockchain applications are built
  • What are the benefits of blockchain technologies?
  • Decentralization of technology, public ledger systems, immutable transactions
. Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger

10:10AM

Keynote : Moving Blockchain from the Lab to the DC; 2017 the year where distributed ledgers go mainstream?

Thomas Conté

Senior Technical Evangelist,

Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corporation

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  • Interest and experimentation continues while early adopters start moving to production in narrow fields
  • Production systems require all proper architectural considerations
  • Platform middleware becomes the new frontier while mega clouds a key facilitation
  • Microsoft’s Bletchley vision seeks to provide a route to mainstream
. Thomas Conté, Senior Technical Evangelist, , Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corporation

10:40AM

Everledger – How blockchain provides new methods of financing and insuring diamonds

Alasdair Blackwell

Head of Technology

Everledger

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  • Combatting fraud, by providing an application for various stakeholders in the diamond pipeline.
  • Identification of fraudulent claims to uncover the sale of stolen valuables and can aid their recovery.
  • Identification of cross border transactions alongside crime agencies to assist in the, money laundering and counterfeit goods.
. Alasdair Blackwell, Head of Technology, Everledger

11:00AM

Case Study: Accelerating Enterprise Digital Transformation

Ian Smith

Founder and CEO

Gospel Technology

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– Leveraging blockchain for absolute trust in business systems, applications and data

– Accelerating enterprise Public Cloud and IoT adoption without risk

– Cost and business efficiency through decentralised consensus

– Cyber threat and risks, and associated regulatory challenges

– Gospel Enterprise Trust Fabric (Private, Permissioned Hyperledger)

. Ian Smith, Founder and CEO, Gospel Technology

11:20AM

Networking Break

11:50AM

Panel: Government Blockchains: Examining public services & the opportunity blockchain technology presents

Tiago Correia Moreira

Managing Associate

Vieira de Almeida

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Helena Correia Mendonça

Consultant

Vieira de Almeida

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Stefaan Ponnet

Blockchain Technology Expert

Stad Antwerpen

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Johnny Voon

Lead Technologist - Internet Technology

Innovate UK

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  • Exploring the use of smart contract applications for use in a government administration systems.
  • What is the role for government in supporting the development of distributed ledgers to develop a clear vision of how this technology can improve the way government does its business
  • Governments role in supporting and influencing the development of economic activity with blockchain technologies
  • How Government Data Service should lead work in government as a user of distributed ledgers
Moderator: . Tiago Correia Moreira, Managing Associate, Vieira de Almeida
Moderator: . Helena Correia Mendonça, Consultant, Vieira de Almeida
. Stefaan Ponnet, Blockchain Technology Expert, Stad Antwerpen
. Johnny Voon, Lead Technologist - Internet Technology, Innovate UK

12:30PM

Case Study: Real World Blockchain Applications

Adi Ben-Ari

CEO and Co-Founder

Applied Blockchain

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Applied Blockchain is a blockchain applications development company, focusing on distributed ledger technology and smart contracts. Based in the Level39 Fintech Accelerator in Canary Wharf, London, Applied Blockchain has been in operation for two years and has built private blockchain applications that are now live in production environments. Applied Blockchain has experience building blockchain solutions for both corporates and startups, including clients in the UK, Switzerland, Australia, China, USA and South America.

The company founders each come with 20+ years experience of enterprise IT architecture, big data, AI, integration and solution delivery in telecoms and banking. Applied Blockchain builds solutions that incorporate components such as privacy, security and integration, independently audited by third parties, and ready for use by enterprise clients that operate in regulated markets. End-to-end solutions include mobile applications with biometrics and wallets, enterprise blockchain adapters, blockchain data cache for analytics, and private, permissioned smart contracts.

. Adi Ben-Ari, CEO and Co-Founder, Applied Blockchain

12:50PM

Networking Break

01:50PM

Panel: Smart Contract Management & Innovation

Dr Declan Scully

Senior Lecturer

University of Roehampton

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Thomas Conté

Senior Technical Evangelist,

Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corporation

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Lorna Brazell

Patent litigation partner

Osborne Clarke

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Matthew Spoke

CEO and Co-Founder

Nuco

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Sofus Mortensen

Chief Quantitative Analyst / Blockchain Technologist

Nordea Bank

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Hando Rand

CEO

Agrello

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  • The evolution of smart contract management to self-execution self-enforcing contracts that greatly reduce costs and risks for individuals and businesses
  • How to kickstart the use of smart contracts
  • Understanding the variety of uses of smart contracts from property, M2M, legal and banking
Moderator: . Dr Declan Scully, Senior Lecturer, University of Roehampton
. Thomas Conté, Senior Technical Evangelist, , Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corporation
. Lorna Brazell, Patent litigation partner, Osborne Clarke
. Matthew Spoke, CEO and Co-Founder, Nuco
. Sofus Mortensen, Chief Quantitative Analyst / Blockchain Technologist, Nordea Bank
. Hando Rand, CEO, Agrello

02:30PM

Panel: Peer to peer payments – the blockchain mobile payments revolution – ‘examining the impact’

Peter Roe

Research Director

TechMarketView

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Kumar Gaurav

Founder & CEO

Cashaa

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Dmitry Lazarichev

Founder

Wirex Limited

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Bernino Lind

Advisory Board Member

Moni

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  • Regulatory compliance on a public transaction ledgers
  • Mobile blockchain wallets – security and abolition of transactional fees
  • P-2-P lending – how blockchain based mobile apps are bypassing traditional banks’ paperwork and regulations
  • Universal access to secure banking
Moderator: . Peter Roe, Research Director, TechMarketView
. Meinhard Benn, Founder & CEO, SatoshiPay
. Kumar Gaurav, Founder & CEO, Cashaa
. Dmitry Lazarichev, Founder , Wirex Limited
. Bernino Lind, Advisory Board Member, Moni

03:00PM

Panel: What are the regulatory and legal implications of using blockchain technologies

Tiago Correia Moreira

Managing Associate

Vieira de Almeida

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  • Blockchain applications present significant legal disruptions in the areas of banking and finance, intellectual property, and general commercial contracts, this session analyses these disruptions
  • Do regulations need to adjust classification of currencies and commodities?
  • How will regulation address taxation, money laundering, security and other issues blockchain may present
  • Would property laws need to change?
  • Smart contracts and the challenges they create for contract law?
  • Examining the regulation and compliance challenges of deploying blockchain technologies across industry
Moderator: . Tiago Correia Moreira, Managing Associate, Vieira de Almeida
. Florentin Albu, Chief Information Officer, Ofgem E-Serve
. Guy Halford-Thompson, CEO, Blockchain Tech Ltd
. Adam Vaziri, Director, UK Digital Currency Association
. Jamie Burke, CEO , Outlier Capital LLP + Blockchain Angels

03:40PM

Networking Break

04:00PM

Panel: The challenges for the banking industry with the Blockchain early adoption

Bryant Nielson

Executive Director

CapitalWave Inc. | The Blockchain Academy

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Sohail Raja

Head of Execution Platforms

Societe Generale

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Alex Batlin

Global Head of Emerging Business and Technology

BNY Mellon

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Chris Huls

Blockchain specialist

Rabobank

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Paul Kammerer

Specialist Corporate Strategy

Commerzbank AG

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  • How the financial markets will be dramatically changed by smart contracts
  • Decentralised identity and reputation
  • Disintermediation and automation of processes – Enabling direct ownership and transfer of digital assets and automation of capabilities on the ledger
Moderator: . Bryant Nielson, Executive Director, CapitalWave Inc. | The Blockchain Academy
. Sohail Raja, Head of Execution Platforms, Societe Generale
. Alex Batlin, Global Head of Emerging Business and Technology, BNY Mellon
. Chris Huls, Blockchain specialist, Rabobank
. Paul Kammerer, Specialist Corporate Strategy, Commerzbank AG

04:40PM

Case Study

  • TBA

05:00PM

Keynote: Case Study: The Royal Mint and the Blockchain Gold Trading Platform – Innovation in a 1,000 year old organisation

David Janczewski

Head of New Business & Strategic Intelligence

The Royal Mint

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  • Records of ownership vs digital blockchain
  • Competitive edge for investors
  • Turning gold into a digital asset
  • Infrastructure, security and data transparency
. David Janczewski, Head of New Business & Strategic Intelligence, The Royal Mint

05:20PM

Close of Conference

Day 2

24 January 2017

Blockchain for Industry – Day 2

09:30AM

Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Susan Furnell

Founder

Furnell Consult

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. Susan Furnell, Founder , Furnell Consult

09:40AM

Keynote: How blockchain can disrupt multiple industries from energy, insurance, IoT, healthcare, telecoms and more

Carsten Stoecker

Council Member of Global Future Network

World Economic Forum

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  • 4th Industrial Revolution and the Rise of Machine Economy
  • Impact of Blockchain technology and Economically Independent Machines across multiple industries
  • Ecosystem innovation, decentralised platforms and authentic sharing economy
  • Business models and monetisation at the edges
. Carsten Stoecker, Council Member of Global Future Network, World Economic Forum

10:10AM

Panel: Blockchain and its application in the Energy market

Vijay Michalik

Research Analyst

Frost & Sullivan

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Peter Kästel

Lead Associate, Financial Services & Energy

Fintricity

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Carsten Stoecker

Machine Economy Lighthouse Evangelist and Lead

Innogy

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Joanna Hubbard

COO

Electron

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Neil Pennington

Innovator

Distributed Technologies

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  • How Blockchain will contribute to a change in the business models within the energy sector, and how can it build credibility
  • Examining how blockchain technology can provide some upgrades existing systems or can replace legacy ones.
  • Blockchain applications for energy trading – and selling energy from your own systems
  • Supporting community energy models, electricity termination, verification of green electricity certificates, and automated reading of smart metres are but a few areas discussed
Moderator: . Vijay Michalik, Research Analyst , Frost & Sullivan
. Peter Kästel, Lead Associate, Financial Services & Energy, Fintricity
. Carsten Stoecker, Machine Economy Lighthouse Evangelist and Lead, Innogy
. Joanna Hubbard, COO, Electron
. Neil Pennington, Innovator, Distributed Technologies

10:40AM

Keynote: Case Study (TBA)

  • TBA

11:00AM

Networking Break

11:30AM

Panel: Real Estate: The challenges and opportunities of Blockchain on Property Transactions

James Dearsley

Founder

The Digital Marketing Bureau

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Simon Jones

Associate Director

Osborne Clarke’

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Natalia Karayaneva

CEO and Founder

Propy Inc.

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  • Understanding how the entire transaction history of the property could then be followed through the blockchain, and the benefits this presents
  • Using smart contracts in real estate transactions , increasing financial verification
  • Reducing risks of fraud, and tracking property history
  • The opportunity for Immediate transfers without third party verification
  • Creating a digital ID for every real estate assets
. James Dearsley, Founder , The Digital Marketing Bureau
. Simon Jones, Associate Director, Osborne Clarke’
. Natalia Karayaneva, CEO and Founder, Propy Inc.

12:10PM

Keynote: Telecoms: Blockchain and the Telecoms marketplace

Enrique Velasco-Castillo

Lead Analyst - Digital Economy Strategies

Analysys Mason

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  • Understanding the blockchain opportunities for the telecoms marketplace
  • Examining next-generation blockchains and their impact on telecoms operational areas including billing, eSIM provisioning, number portability databases and mobile money.
  • What are the different use cases from OSS and BSS processes, Connectivity provisioning and roaming to identity management, smart cites, and mobile money.
  • Barriers to adoption of blockchain in the telecoms industry?
. Enrique Velasco-Castillo, Lead Analyst - Digital Economy Strategies, Analysys Mason

12:40PM

Panel: IoT: Blockchain as the key enabler for realising the IoT vision.

Helena Correia Mendonça

Consultant

Vieira de Almeida

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Francisco Spadafora

Blockchain Technology Expert

NTT Data Italy

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Mika Lammi

Head of IoT Business Development

Kouvola Innovation Oy

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Stephan Tual

Founder & COO

Slock.it

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Álvaro Mier Trujillo

CEO

Riddle & Code

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11:05AM - Day 2

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  • How blockchain technologies can be use to settle scalability, privacy and reliability concerns in the Internet-of-Things
  • Examining how blockchain technology can be used in tracking billions of connected devices, enable the processing of transactions and coordination between devices, allow for significant savings to IoT industry manufacturers.
  • Ethereum technologies as a way of controlling and operating the Internet of Things (IoT), to control objects in the physical world
Moderator: . Helena Correia Mendonça, Consultant, Vieira de Almeida
. Francisco Spadafora, Blockchain Technology Expert , NTT Data Italy
. Mika Lammi, Head of IoT Business Development, Kouvola Innovation Oy
. Stephan Tual, Founder & COO, Slock.it
. Álvaro Mier Trujillo, CEO, Riddle & Code

01:10PM

Networking Break

02:00PM

Panel: Securing Blockchain Applications

Susan Furnell

Founder

Furnell Consult

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Dimitri De Jonghe

Core Developer

BigchainDB

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Aldo Lo Castro

Head of Research & Development/Director

AliasLab

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Anish Mohammed

Advisor

Ripple

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  • Building secure blockchain-based applications
  • Blockchain applications do provide safety over alternative solutions, however they are one facet of a larger system that is not hack proof. How do we secure operating system environments, auditing and a myriad of other security issues
  • If blockchain is to be used in multiple enterprises, what are the key security considerations?
Moderator: . Susan Furnell, Founder , Furnell Consult
. Dimitri De Jonghe, Core Developer, BigchainDB
. Aldo Lo Castro, Head of Research & Development/Director, AliasLab
. Anish Mohammed, Advisor, Ripple

02:30PM

Case Study: Blockchains and International Collaboration: getting the red tape out of global trade

Vinay Gupta

policy analyst

Hexayurt Capital

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. Vinay Gupta, policy analyst, Hexayurt Capital

03:00PM

Panel: Building partnerships to help grow financial services blockchain solutions

  • The potential  of distributed ledger technology for bank clearing systems
  • Examining how blockchain technologies can cut the costs of payment processing infrastructures
  • The challenges to transform financial market technology platforms where standards must be secure, scalable and adaptable
  • The payments and revenue cycle – how payment settlements, reconciliation and cash management can be optimised
. Guy Halford-Thompson, CEO, Blockchain Tech Ltd
. David Pinski, Chief Strategist for Financial Innovation, Hitachi
. Yiseul Cho, Blockchain Specialist, HSBC
. Mark Simpson, Distinguished Engineer, Innovation Engineering , RBS

03:40PM

Keynote: Insurance: Understanding the opportunities and threats for Blockchain in the Insurance industry

  • How blockchain can innovate insurance products and services for growth, increasing effectiveness in fraud detection and pricing, and reducing administrative cost.
  • Examining how blockchain can address the competitive challenges many insurance providers face, including poor customer engagement, limited growth in mature markets, and the trends of digitization.
  • How blockchain can facilitate growth for insurers: improving customer engagement, enabling cost-efficient product offerings for emerging markets, and enabling the development of insurance products related to the Internet of Things.

04:00PM

Panel: What does the future hold for Blockchain technology – where do we think we will be in 2030?

Susan Furnell

Founder

Furnell Consult

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Aman Kohli

CTO

Microsoft Services (Financial Services and Insurance practice),

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Pavlo Tanasyuk

Founder and CEO

Blockverify

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  • What challenges will have to be overcome for global adoption, and how will blockchain transform industries?
Moderator: . Susan Furnell, Founder , Furnell Consult
. Aman Kohli, CTO, Microsoft Services (Financial Services and Insurance practice),
. Pavlo Tanasyuk, Founder and CEO, Blockverify
. David Pinski, Chief Strategist for Financial Innovation, Hitachi

04:50PM

Close of Conference