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

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?

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

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
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.


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

11:10 am - 12:00 pm Keynote Panel Discussion: Blockchain in the real world; are we there yet?

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


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

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

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

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

Interoperability between blockchains and legacy systems

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Panel Discussion: Public vs private blockchain - what's the future?

Interoperability between blockchains and legacy systems

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm DLT in financial services – a look ahead…

Interoperability between blockchains and legacy systems

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm DLT interoperability challenges for capital markets.

Interoperability between blockchains and legacy systems

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Blockchain - what's next?

Interoperability between blockchains and legacy systems

3:50 pm - 4:10 pm When Disruption Became Positive - Lessons Learnt from a Challenger Bank

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

Interoperability between blockchains and legacy systems

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm Driving DLT innovation on an open platform

Interoperability between blockchains and legacy systems

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm Chair's Closing Remarks

Day 2

The Asset Revolution

10:00 am - 10:10 am Chair's Opening Remarks

The Asset Revolution

10:10 am - 11:00 am CxO Keynote Panel Discussion: Beyond the gold rush - how to survive the digital assets wild wild west?

The Asset Revolution

10:50 am - 11:10 am Digital assets & disintermediation: Looking behind the rhetoric
Michael Coletta - Head of Blockchain & Emerging Tech Innovation and Strategy, London Stock Exchange Group
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Michael Coletta

Head of Blockchain & Emerging Tech Innovation and Strategy
London Stock Exchange Group

The Asset Revolution

11:10 am - 11:30 am Data driven private markets in a distributed world

The Asset Revolution

11:30 am - 11:50 am The business blockchain - the future is now!

The Asset Revolution

11:50 am - 12:10 pm Avoiding black hole strategies - innovating with blockchain at UBS

The Asset Revolution

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm Digital Asset Custody – What makes custody of digital assets so different, and has it been THE barrier to institutional adoption?

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?

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?

Regulation and Innovation, in an age of blockchain

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Alior Bank's durable medium powered by blockchain

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

Regulation and Innovation, in an age of blockchain

3:20 pm - 3:40 pm Aligning network stakeholders: a framework for blockchain governance design

Regulation and Innovation, in an age of blockchain

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm Due diligence and the future of crypto

Regulation and Innovation, in an age of blockchain

4:00 pm - 4:10 pm Chair's closing remarks