Blockchain Connect 2019

Day 1

Taking Blockchain Beyond POC, Why 2019 Is The Year of Real World Applications

10:00 am - 10:10 am Chair's Opening Remarks
Mekebeb Tesfaye - Research Associate, Business Insider Intelligence
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Mekebeb Tesfaye

Research Associate
Business Insider Intelligence

Taking Blockchain Beyond POC, Why 2019 Is The Year of Real World Applications

10:10 am - 10:30 am Beyond the bubble: Where now for blockchain?
Anthony Woolley - MD, Chief Innovation Officer UK, Societe Generale
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Anthony Woolley

MD, Chief Innovation Officer UK
Societe Generale

Taking Blockchain Beyond POC, Why 2019 Is The Year of Real World Applications

10:30 am - 10:50 am Token-based digital assets. Why do they matter?
Michele Curtoni - VP Digital Product Development & DLT, State Street
-          Framing the topic
-          Tokenisation competes with legacy
-          Common beliefs, hopes and misconceptions
-          What are the available infrastructure models
-          Roadmap

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Michele Curtoni

VP Digital Product Development & DLT
State Street

Taking Blockchain Beyond POC, Why 2019 Is The Year of Real World Applications

10:50 am - 11:10 am Firm Foundations: How infrastructure, protocols, and regulations together enable digital assets
Ryan Lackey - Chief Security Officer, Tezos Foundation
Digital assets built on top of blockchain protocols are becoming increasingly popular — real estate, bonds, company shares, and other forms of assets are being issued around the world. However, without the right underlying components, these assets can’t be secure or useful to the economy. We will discuss how technical and business infrastructure, new and existing protocols, and regulators work together to build the next generation of financial instruments.


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Ryan Lackey

Chief Security Officer
Tezos Foundation

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Xavier Laurent

Blockchain Community Leader
Crédit Agricole CIB

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Chris Aruliah

Head of Banking Relations
BitStamp

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Brooke Navarro

Head of Business Development and Capital Markets
tZERO

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Mike Cowen

Head of Digital Payments for the UK, Ireland, Nordics and Baltics
Mastercard

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Anthony Macey

Director of Emerging Technology
Barclays Ventures

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Patrick O'Meara

Chairman and CEO
Inveniam Capital Partners

Taking Blockchain Beyond POC, Why 2019 Is The Year of Real World Applications

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm How blockchain will power the financial infrastructure of the future
Gilbert Verdian - CEO and Founder, Quant Network


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Gilbert Verdian

CEO and Founder
Quant Network

Taking Blockchain Beyond POC, Why 2019 Is The Year of Real World Applications

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm Crypto asset protection: how crypto asset holders will never lose their cryptowealth
Samyr Mezzour - Head of Innovation Garage, Generali Switzerland
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Samyr Mezzour

Head of Innovation Garage
Generali Switzerland

Taking Blockchain Beyond POC, Why 2019 Is The Year of Real World Applications

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm From crowdfunding to ICOs through STOs and back again: democratizing growth investing in the Nordics
Ville Sointu - VP Emerging Technology, Nordea
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Ville Sointu

VP Emerging Technology
Nordea

Taking Blockchain Beyond POC, Why 2019 Is The Year of Real World Applications

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking break and exhibition visit
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Tom Hansen

Global Lead Digital Products & Services
Volvo Group

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Nikhil Thakur

CFO, General Manager Europe
Symbiont

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Richard Gendal Brown

CTO
R3

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Chris Lawlor

Co Founder and Head of Strategy
TQ Tezos

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Patrick South

Vice President of Development
Chamber of Digital Commerce

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Patrick South

Vice President of Development
Chamber of Digital Commerce

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Vasant Viswanathan

VP Product Manager, Blockchain and Digital Assets
Citi

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Swen Werner

Managing Director, Digital Product Development and Innovation
State Street

Interoperability between blockchains and legacy systems

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm DLT interoperability challenges for capital markets.
Mariana Gomez de la Villa - Distributed Ledger Technology Program Director, ING
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Mariana Gomez de la Villa

Distributed Ledger Technology Program Director
ING

Interoperability between blockchains and legacy systems

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Blockchain - what's next?
Laurent Marochini - Head of Innovation, Societe Generale Securities Services
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Laurent Marochini

Head of Innovation
Societe Generale Securities Services

Interoperability between blockchains and legacy systems

3:50 pm - 4:10 pm When Disruption Became Positive - Lessons Learnt from a Challenger Bank
Mark Hipperson - Founder and CEO, Ziglu
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Mark Hipperson

Founder and CEO
Ziglu

Interoperability between blockchains and legacy systems

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm A practitioners guide to blockchain and adoption in enterprise - yesterday, now and next
Gaye Soykok - Captain of Innovation, Dadabit
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Gaye Soykok

Captain of Innovation
Dadabit

Interoperability between blockchains and legacy systems

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm Driving DLT innovation on an open platform
Richard Phipps - Senior Project & Delivery Lead, Swiss Re
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Richard Phipps

Senior Project & Delivery Lead
Swiss Re

Interoperability between blockchains and legacy systems

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm Chair's Closing Remarks
Mekebeb Tesfaye - Research Associate, Business Insider Intelligence
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Mekebeb Tesfaye

Research Associate
Business Insider Intelligence

Day 2

The Asset Revolution

10:00 am - 10:10 am Chair's Opening Remarks
Jor Law - Co Founder, VerifyInvestor.com
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Jor Law

Co Founder
VerifyInvestor.com

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Dotun Rominiyi

Blockchain Strategy, Emerging Technologies
LSEG

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Jor Law

Co Founder
VerifyInvestor.com

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Thomas Borrel

CPO
Polymath

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Shobhit Maini

Senior Vice President, Markets & Securities Services
Citigroup

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Lory Kehoe

Managing Director
ConsenSys

The Asset Revolution

10:50 am - 11:10 am Digital assets & disintermediation: Looking behind the rhetoric
Michael Coletta - Head of Blockchain Technology and Business Development, London Stock Exchange Group
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Michael Coletta

Head of Blockchain Technology and Business Development
London Stock Exchange Group

The Asset Revolution

11:10 am - 11:30 am Data driven private markets in a distributed world
Patrick O'Meara - Chairman and CEO, Inveniam Capital Partners
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Patrick O'Meara

Chairman and CEO
Inveniam Capital Partners

The Asset Revolution

11:30 am - 11:50 am The business blockchain - the future is now!
Andrew Speers - Director, Product and Innovation, NatWest
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Andrew Speers

Director, Product and Innovation
NatWest

The Asset Revolution

11:50 am - 12:10 pm Avoiding black hole strategies - innovating with blockchain at UBS
Sam Chadwick - Head of the Distributed Ledger Technology Center of Excellence Chief Digital Office, UBS
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Sam Chadwick

Head of the Distributed Ledger Technology Center of Excellence Chief Digital Office
UBS

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Alexandre Lemarchand

VP Global Sales
Ledger

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Dmitry Tokarev

CEO
Copper

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Michele Curtoni

VP Digital Product Development & DLT
State Street

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Kara Kennedy

Custody Product Manager, Director
BNY Mellon

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Patrick South

Vice President of Development
Chamber of Digital Commerce

The Asset Revolution

12:40 pm - 1:10 pm Panel Discussion: Evaluating a governance structure when joining a blockchain consortium in the banking sector - what's in it for me?
Demetrio Migliorati - Director | Innovation - Head of Blockchain, Banco Mediolanum
Robin Green - Digital Markets Innovation, CIBC
Cathy Barrera - Partner and Founding Economist, Prysm Group
David McLoughlin - Commercial Lead, we.trade
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Demetrio Migliorati

Director | Innovation - Head of Blockchain
Banco Mediolanum

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Robin Green

Digital Markets Innovation
CIBC

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Cathy Barrera

Partner and Founding Economist
Prysm Group

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David McLoughlin

Commercial Lead
we.trade

The Asset Revolution

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm Networking break and exhibition visit

The Asset Revolution

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm Blockchain and cryptocurrency: State of the union?
Ajit Tripathi CFA - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Correspondent, Breaking Banks, the Number 1 Fintech Podcast
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Ajit Tripathi CFA

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Correspondent
Breaking Banks, the Number 1 Fintech Podcast

Regulation and Innovation, in an age of blockchain

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Alior Bank's durable medium powered by blockchain
Tomasz Sienicki - Blockchain Strategy Lead, Alior Bank
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Tomasz Sienicki

Blockchain Strategy Lead
Alior Bank

Regulation and Innovation, in an age of blockchain

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm ReThinking blockchain: A new type of DLT protocol for digital cash & identity
David Putts - Chief Growth Officer, Billon Group
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David Putts

Chief Growth Officer
Billon Group

Regulation and Innovation, in an age of blockchain

3:20 pm - 3:40 pm Aligning network stakeholders: a framework for blockchain governance design
Cathy Barrera - Partner and Founding Economist, Prysm Group
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Cathy Barrera

Partner and Founding Economist
Prysm Group

Regulation and Innovation, in an age of blockchain

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm Due diligence and the future of crypto
On Yavin - Founder and CEO, Cointelligence
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On Yavin

Founder and CEO
Cointelligence

Regulation and Innovation, in an age of blockchain

4:00 pm - 4:10 pm Chair's closing remarks
Ajit Tripathi CFA - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Correspondent, Breaking Banks, the Number 1 Fintech Podcast
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Ajit Tripathi CFA

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Correspondent
Breaking Banks, the Number 1 Fintech Podcast