virtual AGENDA

30-31 october 2024

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Chairpersons welcome and opening remarks

Victoria Chynoweth


Forbes Digital Assets

10:05AM - 10:35 AM

Keynote – Revolutionizing Aerospace: Implementing Blockchain Distributed Ledger Technology within Enterprise Operations

Join Al Salour, Technical Fellow at Boeing, as he explores the intersection of aerospace engineering and blockchain technology. Discover how version control ensures compliance and minimizes errors in development and production phases. Learn about the importance of securing intellectual property in data exchange, and the limitations of current tools in tracking permissions. Salour introduces an advanced method for secure technical data sharing, offering enhanced protection and traceability. Explore the benefits of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) in bolstering security, transparency, and accuracy in data communication.

Al Salour,

Technical Fellow

The Boeing Company

10:40 AM - 11:25 AM

Panel – Driving Blockchain for Enterprise Growth Through Innovation

Explore enterprise expansion through blockchain-enabled convergence.

Key takeaways: 

  • Demonstrating how integrating blockchain technology within enterprises streamlines operations, reduces costs, and enhances transparency, thereby fostering growth opportunities.
  • Highlighting the power of collaborative innovation in driving blockchain solutions for enterprise growth, showcasing successful partnerships and strategies for scalable implementation.
  • Discussing the importance of understanding and navigating regulatory frameworks in blockchain adoption, empowering enterprises to expand sustainably while ensuring compliance and security.
MODERATOR: Daniela Barbosa General Manager Blockchain and Identity, Linux Foundation
and Executive Director, Hyperledger Foundation

Daniel Pietrzykoski
Technical Strategy & Product Innovation – Blockchain / IoT Technology
Johnson & Johnson

Mark Rakhmilevich
Vice President of Product Management

11:25 AM - 11:55 PM

Networking Break

11:55 AM - 12:25 PM

Presentation - Illuminating the Future: Digital Assets Transformation of Finance and Industry

Dive into the innovative fusion of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC), Deposit Tokens, and Tokenized Bonds, propelling leading banks and financial institutions into a new era of more efficient global settlement and clearing. 

Key takeaways: 

  • Discover how asset tokenization is advancing Green DeFi initiatives in renewable industries with tokenized solar RECs and carbon offsets. 
  • Learn how NFTs in the enterprise are revolutionizing financing agreements and rewards, tracking training & certifications, and securing IP for 3D printed parts. 
  • See how Real-World Assets (RWA) tokenization is enhancing liquidity and traceability for real estate, commodities, and other illiquid assets. 

Join Mark Rakhmilevich, VP of Blockchain Products & Strategy at Oracle, as he delves into the revolutionary potential of digital assets and discover how Oracle Blockchain technologies are paving the way for these groundbreaking trends.

Mark Rakhmilevich

Vice President of Product Management


12:30 pM - 1:00 pM

Presentation - Identifying the Next Wave of Generational Solana Projects

This presentation will shed light on emerging trends in the Solana ecosystem, with a particular focus on the funding landscape. It will discuss potential opportunities and strategies for funders (whether investors or not) to identify and engage with the most promising projects.

Andrea Baglioni

Head of Capital & Grants

Solana Foundation

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch Networking Break

Hyperledger Silicon Valley meetup

Head over to Room 207 during the lunch break for the Hyperledger Meetup ‘AMA: Ask the Hyperledger Executive Director & CTO Anything’.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Panel – Social Impact Through Blockchain and Web3

Explore how blockchain and Web3 technologies empower marginalised communities.

Key takeaways: 

  • Review how real-world assets are tokenized, expanding investment choices and liquidity.
  • Explore upcoming trends like fractional ownership and regulatory changes, shaping the future of asset digitization.
  • Discuss how tokenisation democratizes access to assets, making transactions more efficient and lowering costs for investors and owners.

MODERATOR: Daniela Barbosa
General Manager Blockchain and Identity, Linux Foundation and Executive Director
Hyperledger Foundation

Autumn Moss Penaloza
Head of Global Community
Algorand Foundation

Ettore Rossetti
Head Advisor, Technology/Marketing and Innovation Partnerships
Save the Children

Arry Yu
Head of Strategy (US)
Global Business Blockchain Council (GBBC)

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM

Presentation – Blockchain, AI and IoT - Locks, energy efficiency, sustainability in optimizing the value of Real Estate Assets

Tim Duong

CEO & Co-Founder


3:25 PM - 4:10 PM

Panel – CBDC's, the Devil's Spawn or the Future of Money

Engage in a lively discussion as the panel explores diverse viewpoints on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), framing the debate around whether they are considered the “Devil’s Spawn” or herald the “Future of Money”. 

Delve into the potential societal impacts of CBDCs, considering how they may influence financial inclusion, privacy concerns, and the overall dynamics of the traditional banking system. 

Key takeaways: 

  •  Exploration of societal impacts including financial inclusion, privacy, and effects on traditional banking. 
  • Diverse viewpoints from the panel to a offer comprehensive understanding of the CBDC debate. 

MODERATOR: Kevin Soltani


GIMA Group

Kristopher Klaich

Policy Director

The Digital Chamber

David Schwartz

Projects & Strategic Partnerships Director

Litecoin Foundation

Mark Rakhmilevich

Vice President of Product Management


4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Networking Break

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

Presentation - Diversifying Your Retirement Portfolio with Digital Currencies

Learn how to invest your IRA or 401(k) funds in cryptocurrencies. With a self-directed IRA (SDIRA), you can combine the potential upside of the blockchain and decentralized currency with tax-advantaged growth. In this session, discover the essentials of digital currencies and SDIRAs. You will learn the do’s and don’ts, potential benefits, and critical steps for adding digital currencies to your retirement planning. Rounding off the session, there will be a 10-minute Q&A to address your specific questions and clarify any uncertainties you might have about incorporating digital assets into your retirement strategy.

Bill Neville

Business Development Manager

The Entrust Group

4:55 PM - 5:25 PM

Presentation – Making On-Chain the Next Online

This keynote will serve as a guide for building onchain, covering essentials for creating decentralized apps (or “dapps”) on Coinbase’s Base and addressing crucial security considerations. Coinbase Chief Security Officer, Philip Martin will discuss the evolving security landscape—including ransomware, supply chain vulnerabilities, and social engineering—and highlight Coinbase’s commitment to security, building responsibly, and user protection. The presentation aims to increase awareness of security best practices within the crypto industry, build trust among users and stakeholders, and inspire industry-wide adoption of responsible growth strategies and collaboration for continuous improvement of security on decentralized blockchain platforms. 

Philip Martin

Chief security officer


5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Chairperson's Closing Remarks

Victoria Chynoweth

Contributor at Forbes Digital Assets

Forbes Digital Assets

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Lisa M. Lum
Friends of the Metaverse

10:05 AM - 10:35AM

Blockchain for Secure IoT and AI Transactions: Real-World Implementations

Dissect the synergy between blockchain and IoT and AI, emphasising the impact on secure transactions for businesses to realise the opportunities these technologies present Key takeaways: – Showcase how blockchain enhances IoT transactions’ and AI security. – Highlight practical applications of blockchain in securing IoT and AI transactions across industries as part of the emerging economy of things. – Emphasize blockchain’s role in ensuring data integrity and the potential link between IoT data and AI Large Language Models and the wider data economy.

David Palmer
CPO Pairpoint by Vodafone IOT and Web3 Platform 

10:40 AM - 11:15 AM

Panel: The Future of Crypto - Regulatory Uncertainty and the Way Forward

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion exploring the future of cryptocurrency amidst regulatory uncertainty. Industry experts will delve into the challenges, opportunities, and strategies for navigating the evolving regulatory landscape in the crypto space.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discussing the need for clear and comprehensive regulations to foster innovation while ensuring consumer protection and market stability.
  • Exploring the importance of industry collaboration and proactive advocacy efforts to shape favorable regulatory frameworks.
  • Strategies for crypto businesses to stay compliant with existing regulations and adapt to regulatory changes, fostering long-term sustainability and growth.


MODERATOR: Kevin Raham Soltani
GIMA Group

David Schwartz
Projects & Strategic
Partnerships Director
Litecoin Foundation

Cody Carbone
Chief Policy Officer
Chamber of Digital Commerce

Dr Garrick Hileman
Former Visiting Fellow at LSE and Head of Research at

Deborah Curtis
White Defense & Investigations Partner
Arnold & Porter

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Networking Break

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Presentation – Tokenised World – Perspectives on What's to Come

Overview of the current state of tokenisation and insights into future trends.

Key takeaways: 

  • Understanding the diverse range of assets being tokenized across industries, highlighting the growing adoption and adaptation of blockchain technology
  • Insight into anticipated trends in tokenization, such as increased regulatory clarity, interoperability between different tokenized assets, and the rise of decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms
  • Recognizing the transformative power of tokenized assets in reshaping traditional business models

Shy Datika



12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

Presentation – Social-Fi Beyond the Meta - Humans are the Heart of Building Better Blockchain

An introduction to the Hive blockchain and its unique approach to decentralization and Web3. This keynote will also shed light on why financial first blockchain tools haven’t cracked the code to functional social applications.


12:40 PM - 1:40 PM

Lunch Networking Break

1:40 PM - 2:15 PM

Panel - Tokenizing Real-World Assets

As blockchain technology continues to evolve, the concept of tokenizing real-world assets has gained significant traction. This panel brings together experts from various sectors to explore the potential, challenges, and future outlook of tokenizing assets such as real estate, art, and commodities.

Key takeaways:

  • How tokenization democratizes access to traditionally inaccessible assets.
  • The importance of navigating regulatory frameworks for successful asset tokenization.
  • The transformative potential of tokenization in reshaping financial markets through increased liquidity and transparency.

MODERATOR: Victoria Chynoweth
Contributor at Forbes Digital Assets
Forbes Digital Assets

Shy Datika

Tim Duong
CEO & Co-Founder

Kevin Soltani
GIMA Group

Scott Bourke
DePIN & Web3 Growth Lead

2:20 PM - 2:55 PM

Panel – The Future of DeFi - Decentralisation & Regulation

Explore key regulations and their influence on crypto businesses in the DeFi space as we look to the future.

Soniya Ahuja
Founder & CEO

Joshua Rivera
Operating Partner
Blockchain Capital LCC

Meredith Osborn
Arnold & Porter

Dr Garrick Hileman
Former Visiting Fellow at LSE and Head of Research at

Bibin Babu

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Chairperson's Closing Remarks

Lisa M. Lum
Friends of the Metaverse