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 at Business Insider Intelligence

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 at Societe Generale

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?
-          Framing the topic
-          Tokenisation competes with legacy
-          Common beliefs, hopes and misconceptions
-          What are the available infrastructure models
-          Roadmap

Michele Curtoni, VP Digital Product Development & DLT at State Street

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
Sponsors:
Tezos
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.


Ryan Lackey, Chief Security Officer at Tezos Foundation

Ryan Lackey

Chief Security Officer
Tezos Foundation

Xavier Laurent, Blockchain Community Leader at Crédit Agricole CIB

Xavier Laurent

Blockchain Community Leader
Crédit Agricole CIB

Chris Aruliah, Head of Banking Relations at BitStamp

Chris Aruliah

Head of Banking Relations
BitStamp

Brooke Navarro, Head of Business Development and Capital Markets at tZERO

Brooke Navarro

Head of Business Development and Capital Markets
tZERO

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

Mike Cowen

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

Anthony Macey, Director of Emerging Technology at Barclays Ventures

Anthony Macey

Director of Emerging Technology
Barclays Ventures

Patrick O'Meara, Chairman and CEO at Inveniam Capital Partners

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
Sponsors:
Quant Network


Gilbert Verdian, CEO and Founder at Quant Network

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 at Generali Switzerland

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 at Nordea

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
Tom Hansen, Global Lead Digital Products & Services at Volvo Group

Tom Hansen

Global Lead Digital Products & Services
Volvo Group

Nikhil Thakur, CFO, General Manager Europe at Symbiont

Nikhil Thakur

CFO, General Manager Europe
Symbiont

Richard Gendal Brown, CTO at R3

Richard Gendal Brown

CTO
R3

Chris Lawlor, Co Founder and Head of Strategy at TQ Tezos

Chris Lawlor

Co Founder and Head of Strategy
TQ Tezos

Patrick South, Vice President of Development at Chamber of Digital Commerce

Patrick South

Vice President of Development
Chamber of Digital Commerce

Patrick South, Vice President of Development at Chamber of Digital Commerce

Patrick South

Vice President of Development
Chamber of Digital Commerce

Vasant Viswanathan, VP Product Manager, Blockchain and Digital Assets at Citi

Vasant Viswanathan

VP Product Manager, Blockchain and Digital Assets
Citi

Swen Werner, Managing Director, Digital Product Development and Innovation at State Street

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 at ING

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 at Societe Generale Securities Services

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 at Ziglu

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 at Dadabit

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 at Swiss Re

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 at Business Insider Intelligence

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 at VerifyInvestor.com

Jor Law

Co Founder
VerifyInvestor.com

Dotun Rominiyi, Blockchain Strategy, Emerging Technologies at LSEG

Dotun Rominiyi

Blockchain Strategy, Emerging Technologies
LSEG

Jor Law, Co Founder at VerifyInvestor.com

Jor Law

Co Founder
VerifyInvestor.com

Thomas Borrel, CPO at Polymath

Thomas Borrel

CPO
Polymath

Shobhit Maini, Senior Vice President, Markets & Securities Services at Citigroup

Shobhit Maini

Senior Vice President, Markets & Securities Services
Citigroup

Lory Kehoe, Managing Director at ConsenSys

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 at London Stock Exchange Group

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 at Inveniam Capital Partners

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 at NatWest

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 at UBS

Sam Chadwick

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

Alexandre Lemarchand, VP Global Sales at Ledger

Alexandre Lemarchand

VP Global Sales
Ledger

Dmitry Tokarev, CEO at Copper

Dmitry Tokarev

CEO
Copper

Michele Curtoni, VP Digital Product Development & DLT at State Street

Michele Curtoni

VP Digital Product Development & DLT
State Street

Kara Kennedy, Custody Product Manager, Director at BNY Mellon

Kara Kennedy

Custody Product Manager, Director
BNY Mellon

Patrick South, Vice President of Development at Chamber of Digital Commerce

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 at Banco Mediolanum

Demetrio Migliorati

Director | Innovation - Head of Blockchain
Banco Mediolanum

Robin Green, Digital Markets Innovation at CIBC

Robin Green

Digital Markets Innovation
CIBC

Cathy Barrera, Partner and Founding Economist at Prysm Group

Cathy Barrera

Partner and Founding Economist
Prysm Group

David McLoughlin, Commercial Lead at we.trade

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 at Breaking Banks, the Number 1 Fintech Podcast

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 at Alior Bank

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 at Billon Group

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 at Prysm Group

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 at Cointelligence

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 at Breaking Banks, the Number 1 Fintech Podcast

Ajit Tripathi CFA

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