Background

Blockchain technology today forms the basis of on-line secure ledger/settlement system. Blockchain is gaining momentum since it has multifaceted applications and is moving towards mainstream adoption. The global Blockchain technology market is predicted to rise from $210m in 2016 to $2.31bn by 2021. In this two day event, tutorial followed by multi-speaker summit, leading venture capitalists and angel investors will examine the emerging Blockchain technology and its contributions to on-line secure settlement system in multiple industry sectors.

Blockchain has many applications – in supply chains, healthcare, global monetary systems, financial technologies, energy trading, music, electronic record authentication, delivery of Government services and many more. As a result the Blockchain technology is expected to have significant impact on various industries and so it is critical for stakeholders to formulate careful legal and business strategies around this new business models as the technology and infrastructure, as well as the corresponding market appetite and regulatory structures, evolve rapidly in disparate global markets.

Attend this event and earn GARP/CPD credit hours.

UNICOM has registered this program with GARP for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. Attending this program qualifies for 14 GARP CPD credit hours. If you are a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM®), please record this activity in your Credit Tracker.

Format:

Day one comprises a series of high-level tutorials and day two is a multi-speaker conference featuring presentations and interactive discussions; with a focused exhibition alongside.

In these two days our speakers who are subject experts will examine and analyse the impact on various industries, the challenges and opportunities that Blockchain presents. Presentations from thought leaders, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies will focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging Blockchain space.

Day One -Tutorials: Presented as top-level tutorial based: ICOs & Cryptofinance track, exploring regulation, ICO tools, and changing venture capital models.
What Blockchain systems can do
Understanding how Blockchain applications are built
Benefits of Blockchain technologies
Crowdfunding vs ICOs – risks and challenges
Digital exchanges – digital tokens into fiat currency
Regulatory and legal implications of Blockchain technology
Investing in cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies – an exact measure of value
Investing in Blockchain technology

Day Two – Conference: Developing Blockchain Applications and Technologies: This day will look at a variety of platforms and services from start ups to cloud providers, including developer networks, applications and APIs as well as the impact on legal, finance and government sectors with smart contracts, insurance, payments and more.

Topics to be covered include:

The public sector services and Blockchain
Understanding Blockchain Technologies & Markets
Smart Contract management and Innovations
ICO and crowdfunding
Regulation and Legal implications in Blockchain
Blockchain Challenges in Banking
Data Protection and Blockchain
Investing in cryptocurrencies
How to develop scalable solutions
Building in security around regulatory compliance and accountability
Issuing financial securities on a blockchain
Blockchain from the investor’s perspective
Trading in crypto assets
smart-contract-based legal agreements
Will 2018 be the year when distributed ledgers go mainstream?
Key Challenges

Industries who will benefit:

Banking & Financial services
Government sectors
Real Estate
Construction Industry
Telecom
IT services
Venture Capital
Insurance
Exchanges, Clearing houses & Remittances
Payment Processing, Mining
Cyber Security
Bitcoin Wallets, Exchanges
Legal Advisory
Consulting & Advisory

Who should attend:

Head of Digital Strategy
Head of Innovation
CEOs, CTOs, COOs, CIOs & VP’s
Managing Directors
Business Development & Business Analysts
Procurement officers
Product Development
Blockchain specialists from Banks
Financial Institutions
Global Heads
CA’s, Authors & Editors
Technology Strategy Leaders
Solution and Enterprise Architects
Venture Capitalists and Angel
Anyone interested in learning how to use Blockchain technology to transform businesses

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We are looking for speakers [thought leaders, subject experts and start up entrepreneurs] to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and their vision in the field of Blockchain. Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.

Programme

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    Testing of smart contracts

    Martin Hart, Principal Consultant, TSG

    Smart contracts operate in a distributed network like Ethereum. Once a smart contract / decentralised application has been implemented and is operational, they are supposed to be uninterruptable. Therefore, a high degree of functional correctness will need to be achieved before releasing smart contracts. This presentation will discuss the challenges and strategies on how to achieve this.

    Speakers:

    Martin Hart

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    The capital infrastructure of cryptocurrencies

    Juan David Mendieta , CEO and Co-founder, Keyrock

    More than 150 crypto currency exchanges, 1200 tokens. How do we build a fair and efficient capital infrastructure?

    Speakers:

    Juan David Mendieta

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    Tokenisation of assets

    Douglas Azar, CEO, Wealthinitiative

    Blockchain enables the tokenisation of assets and open new horizon for asset holder and investors in the field of fragmented ownership

    Speakers:

    Douglas Azar

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    User Case: Kinguin.io - A $100 million dollar business is transforming to blockchain technology, with internal decentralization and smart contracts.

    Kim Rom, Chief Gaming Officer, Kinguin Limited

    In 2013 Kinguin started with the belief that gamers should be able to freely trade and monetize their digital property. A belief everyone at Kinguin share with a global community of six million gamers, to date we’ve saved this community more than $150 million USD.

    In 2018 Kinguin introduces the future market for gaming, a simply conversational marketplace for smarter players - redefining where, how and what digital goods are monetized. Trade bots with deep community integration will enable trade on social media platforms, where player-to-player trade feel natural and welcomed.

    Speakers:

    Kim Rom

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    Time Travel & Blockchain: Temporal Implications of the Chronological Ledger.

    Brian Platz, CEO, Fluree, PBC

    Blockchain brings an array of exciting transactional benefits to companies across the industry spectrum, but rarely are the query advantages realized. In this discussion, Brian will extrapolate on how companies can expose the immutability of time-stamped blocks and reproduce an entire database state at any point in time -- with "Time Travel Query."

    Using Blockchain technology, each transaction is time stamped and cryptographically secured as part of a continuous, chronological update to a digital ledger. Each block represents not only a transaction, but the entire database up to that point int time. Dubbed "Time-Travel Query," the chronological nature of the Blockchain allows applications to retrieve those database instances as of any block. Although this implication may seem secondary or trivial to other Blockchain benefits, the advantages of time travel query are momentous for the application developer.

    Brian will discuss general use cases for Time Travel, including: tracking provenance of major bugs, auditing specific application data, backup and restoring database state changes to retrieve information, and tracking data integrity through the temporal lens.

    Temporal applications of blockchain are rarely included in the discussion of practical utility, but they will surely become the most impactful factor in time-saving, cost-cutting, and data-backup for enterprises adopting Blockchain.

    Speakers:

    Brian Platz

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    BlockChain and Finance - Taming the Dragon

    Pascal Lauffer, CEO, FIMAT - BlockChain Financing

    I consult in the world of Finance and see first hand how they struggle with innovation. My presentation is about the potential of BlockChain technology in the finance industry and how the industry is wrestling with it.

    Speakers:

    Pascal Lauffer

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    Is Blockchain secure?

    Adewale Omoniyi, Cybersecurity Architect, IBM

    In the absence of generally accepted standards and regulations, the state of blockchain application development invariably is akin to the wild west. Given the uncertainties and massive volatility with associated blockchain applications, specifically, cryptocurrencies, which has turned many of many heads to think that we are the precipice of the next evolution of the “Internet”, digital currencies and its societal and global economic impacts.

    As industry makes forays into developing practical triple bottom-line applications around the disruptive technology, entrepreneurs, developers, enterprises should ask a very important question: “Is Blockchain as secure as it appears to be?” Under the ever-increasing pressure of the potential regulatory requirements, the industry as a whole need to embrace fundamental cybersecurity hygiene techniques as we implement, adopt blockchain or associated cryptocurrency implications? This talk discusses using risk management frameworks and cybersecurity assurance standards into a blockchain development lifecycles. The speaker will discuss blockchain use cases and how to employ cybersecurity practices. That is, adopting cyber risk management principle, introducing threat modeling, designing for privacy, depth in defense rigors while assessing against threat vectors, in order to enable blockchain adoption.

    Speakers:

    Adewale Omoniyi

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    Use cases of Blockchain based Business Integration - the Unibyte Framework

    Stefan Schmidt, CTO of Unibyte

    Unibyte is a team of business integration specialists offering a unified framework for blockchain based business integration.

    Founded 2017 as a spin-off of the existing consulting company SPO Consulting GmbH (founded 1989), Unibyte is the accelerator to bring business integration expertise into the blockchain world. The team consists of software engineers, architects, process specialists, blockchain specialists, testing engineers and use case designers.

    The idea of the Unibyte framework is to define business integration workflows visually, based on proven templates for different use cases. All needed objects like smart contracts, adatpers to connect to different systems and queries to monitor the ongoing process are then generated automatically.

    Unibyte is residing in Bingen, Germany.

    Speakers:

    Stefan Schmidt

Speakers

Douglas Azar

CEO, Wealthinitiative

Martin Hart

Principal Consultant, TSG

Adrian J. Gallo

Pascal Lauffer

CEO, FIMAT - BlockChain Financing

Juan David Mendieta

CEO and Co-founder, Keyrock

Adewale Omoniyi

Cybersecurity Architect, IBM

Brian Platz

CEO, Fluree, PBC

Kim Rom

Chief Gaming Officer, Kinguin Limited

Stefan Schmidt

CTO of Unibyte

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Bronze Sponsor

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Previous Programme

  • 09:00 -

    Keynote: Blockchain, the (im)possibilities

  • 09:45 -

    Keynote: 6th Blockchain Revolution & Economics of Abundance

  • 10:15 -

    Healthcare on Blockchain

  • 10:45 -

    Introduction to sponsors and supporting bodies. Tea and Coffee break

  • 11:15 -

    Making Distributed Ledger Technology a Success within Organizations.

  • 11:30 -

    Techruption Consortium Blockchain

  • 11:45 -

    ICOs and token sales: the use and the impact of blockchain as fundraising mechanism

  • 12:00 -

    Evolution of IT infrastructure. How to buy cryptocurrencies in 2018-2019

  • 12:30 -

    Foodcoin Ecosystems

  • 12:50 -

    LUNCH

  • 13:50 -

    Panel Session: Disruption Concern: Legacy…IPR / Data Ownership….Changing Culture.

  • 14:30 -

    Permission to Blockchain: The emergence of industry grade Blockchains through permissioned Blockchain

  • 14:45 -

    Service Enabled Commercial Real-Estate

  • 15:00 -

    Tea and Coffee break

  • 15:20 -

    eSports.com – Home of eSports

  • 15:30 -

    Blockchain in financial services and regulation: Point of no return

  • 15:45 -

    Legal And Fiscal Aspects Of Investing In Cryptocurrencies.

  • 16:00 -

    Artificial intelligence to simplify your life

  • 16:15 -

    "Untroubling" SME financing in Asia and Europe.

  • 16:30 -

    Lightning Talks: FlockChain, Humaniq; eLoop

  • 17:00 -

    Close of conference. Drinks reception

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Venue

  • Hilton Zurich Airport, Hohenbühlstrasse 10, 8152 Opfikon, Switzerland

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