As revolutionary as it sounds, Blockchain truly is a mechanism to bring everyone to the highest degree of accountability. No more missed transactions, human or machine errors, or even an exchange that was not done with the consent of the parties involved. Above anything else, the most critical area where Blockchain helps is to guarantee the validity of a transaction by recording it not only on a main register but a connected distributed system of registers, all of which are connected through a secure validation mechanism.” The Blockchain technology is set to disrupt the financial world.

Blockchain has many applications in supply chains, healthcare, global monetary systems, financial technologies, democratic elections, auction of public assets, energy trading, electronic record authentication, delivery of Government services, IoT and much, much more.

Blockchain technology in the information age represents the critical intersection between the financial rails, social networking, and powerful decentralised networks. It is critical for stakeholders to formulate careful legal and business strategies around novel business models as the technology and infrastructure, as well as the corresponding market appetite and regulatory structures, evolve rapidly in disparate global markets.

Why attend?
You will learn why the Blockchain technology is a smarter way to track financial transactions & contracts. They are faster, safer & more efficient than any ledger ever before.

Attending this conference will enable you to:

  • Learn about blockchain and how to use distributed ledger technology.
  • Implement integration of smart contracts into your products and systems.
  • Make transactions and transfers safer and faster.
  • Find solutions to specific government challenges.
  • Meet with Key government officials.

Who will benefit:
Industries who will benefit:

  • Banking & Financial services
  • Government sectors
  • Real Estate
  • Construction Industry
  • Telecom
  • IT services
  • Venture Capital
  • Insurance
  • Exchanges, Clearhouse & 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
  • Remittance
  • Product Development
  • Blockchain specialists from Banks
  • Financial Institutions
  • Global Heads
  • CA’s, Authors & Editors
  • Technology Strategy Leaders
  • Solution and Enterprise Architect
  • Anyone interested in learning how to use Blockchain technology to transform businesses

Call for Participation

We are looking for speakers willing to share their experiences and stories about your work in the field of Blockchain. If you wish to submit a proposal to present at this event please fill in the speaker’s response form.

Topics to be covered:

  • Introduction to Blockchain technology;
  • Blockchain technologies: sensors and mobile technology;
  • Blockchain network scaling, performance, and distribution;
  • Hyperledger as Enterprise blockchain platform technology;
  • Smart contract program-language notation and verification;
  • The use of blockchain technologies for compliance and compliance monitoring;
  • Etherium blockchain and how smart contracts can disrupt transactions in the future;
  • Industry consortiums’ impact on financial services;
  • Blockchain smart contracts’ impact on legal services;
  • Blockchain’s Potential Role in Payment Modernisation;
  • Blockchain Risk Management;
  • Utilising the Blockchain for Clearing and Settlement;
  • Blockchain: The Challenge of Intellectual Property;
  • Changing Mindset & Culture for Blockchain Adoption;
  • Data Ownership & Anonymity on The Blockchain​;


  • 09:45 -

    UNICOM’s welcome and introduction

  • 10:00 -

    KEYNOTE: An intelligent healthcare currency can reduce cost of healthcare administration and cut fraud, waste and abuse

  • 10:45 -

    KEYNOTE: Blockchain, the (im)possibilities

  • 11:30 -

    Introduction to sponsors and supporting bodies. Tea and Coffee Break

  • 12:00 -

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

  • 12:30 -

    The Buzz About Blockchain-Blockbuster or Hype?

  • 13:00 -


  • 14:00 -

    PANEL SESSION: Disruption Concerns

  • 14:45 -

    The role of token in a blockchain system and its innovative application

  • 15:10 -

    Decentralized security – How blockchain and trusted computing can provide a new model to enhance the simplicity, safety and value of services we use every day.

  • 15: 30 -

    Tea /Coffee break

  • 15:45 -

    How Financial Services solve problems with blockchain

  • 16:15 -

    rLoop - decentralising high technology, starting with the Hyperloop

  • 16:35 -

    Blockchain regulation in Financial Services

  • 17:00 -

    Close of conference and drinks reception.



Franco De Vita



Pradeep Goel

CEO, Solve.Care


Jochen Heussner

Planet Compliance


Pavel Kravchenko

Founder, cryptographer, Distributed Lab (blockchain provider)


Karolina Marzantowicz

Distinguished Engineer, FSS & Blockchain, IBM (Poland)


Elena Poughia

Dataconomy Media GmbH

Scott  Riley

Scott Riley



Steven Sprague

CEO, Rivetz Corp.


Patrick Strauss

Associate Vice President – Head of Digital Supply Chain Practice (Europe), IoT and Blockchain, ANTUIT


Ilyas Vali

Co-founder of rLoop


Dorota Zimnoch

Managing Director, ZING Business Consulting

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Programme of Past Event

Held at Singapore

  • 08:45 - 09:00


    Franco De Vita, Managing Partner at BlockchainOrganiseren

    Through use cases we explore (im)possibilities of Blockchain technology. Many cases are impeded by the law. The questions are whether we can build decentralized applications (dapps) within the framework of existing legislation and how we can mitigate conflicts with the law.

    Blockchain technology leads to a new paradigm. It is about using technology to create decentralized services. This will change existing business models, organizations and therefore society. In this context, it can be considered to be an ideology.

    The technology is ‘there’ but we are not.

    Existing government and its regulations are defined for centralized services. This is a process that has evolved over centuries. Institutions were created and central registries have been introduced to safeguard services. IT systems introduced in the past decades did not change this central approach, they only led to accelerated processing and ease of use.

    Now, due to Blockchain technology, society is faced to several challenges:
    ♦ First we need to accept and embrace this paradigm shift: from centralized to decentralized;
    ♦ Then we need to define how to govern decentralized applications which can be stateless (not tied to any particular country);
    ♦ Last but not least, governments need to adapt legislation.

    Ultimately, services can be offered by DAO’s, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations. A DAO is an organization that is run by code (Smart Contracts) on a Blockchain. A DAO can consist of software robots and hardware robots, as being the employees. Questions which arise are what the legal status of the DAO will be and, if the DAO is stateless, do we need a Worldwide Government entity?

    An intermediate solution is the use of so called Permissioned Blockchains, which can be used for commercial and public services that fits into existing regulations more easily and which can be tied to a legal entity.… challenging question …

  • 09:00 - 09:15

    Conference Overview

    Gokul MP, Sr Summit Creator, UNICOM

  • 09:15 - 10:00

    Blockchain Introduction

    Felipe Daguila, Head of JAPAC, gTech Ads GS, Google

    Explain what is blockchain and how it work and different applications

  • 10:00 - 10:30

    Tea/Coffee Break

  • 10:30 - 11:15

    Peerity: Social activity and the blockchain

    Brenn Hill, CTO,

    Peerity seeks to use blockchain rewards to empower communities and align the incentives between social networks and their users. We explore the current issues with social networks and activity networks and how blockchain based technology can resolve the tensions inherent in current networks and lead to positive outcomes for all parties.

  • 11:15 - 12:00

    The difference between Smart Contracts and Smart Transactions

    Roberto Capodieci, CTO, Digital Billions

    Ethereum (Smart Contracts) vs Nxt and decentralised application platforms (Smart Transactions). When and why it is good to opt for a choice rather than the other.

  • 12:00 - 12:45

    Blockchain and IoT, opportunities and challenges

    Mikael Lindholm, VP Internet of Things, Telenor Group

    Given our extensive global experience in IoT, the plan is to take the participants through the journey from Connected Things-M2M-IoT and how this evolution is changing data transfers, business models, services and payment. Through the journey discuss solutions, opportunities and challenges with Blockchain and its variations.

  • 12:45 - 01:45

    Lunch Break

  • 01:45 - 02:30

    Adaption of Blockchain for Non-Banking - use cases

    Kannan Solaiappan, Senior Technical Lead, Autodesk Asia Pte Ltd

    Many enterprises want to explore the Blockchain technology on their premises to reap the benefits of the new phenomena, however its getting hard for the enterprises to find a right use case. The more enterprises start using the technology, the better adaption rate to help evolve the technology. This session will give a great sense of the non-banking use cases for the enterprises.

  • 02:30 - 03:15

    Blockchain Technology: Future-Proofing Global Trade, Supply Chain, Logistics, e-Commerce & Smart Cities

    Jeffrey Tan, Heads Strategic Business Development & Product Strategy, Y3 Technologies | Vice Chairman, Singapore Computer Society (SCS) | Deputy Chairman, Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF)

  • 03:15 - 04:00

    SmartContracts and the Legal Implications

    Jeremy Tan, Director, Holborn Law LLC

    This presentation provides an introduction into blockchain based SmartContracts and the legal issues arising from the adoption of such SmartContracts.

  • 04:00 - 04:15

    Tea/Coffee Break

  • 04:15 - 05:00

    Blockchain/DLT: A Game-Changer in Multinational Corporations' Intercompany Supply Chain?

    Wenbin Zhang, Research Scientist, IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation

    A Multinational Corporation (MNC) usually produces or sells goods and/or services in various countries. Its subsidiary in Country A can sign contracts with clients in A, but the MNC manufactures products or performs services in other subsidiaries in other countries. Namely, MNC’s businesses with clients are carried out/supported by its intercompany supply chain among its subsidiaries across different countries/jurisdictions. Unlike usual supply chain consisting of various parties who are legally unrelated, this intercompany supply chain is for legally related parties who belong to the same big corporation/group. Though internal to an MNC, it is complex and subject to governments’ regulation, compliance and audit in each jurisdiction. Current practice of this supply chain in MNCs has encountered serious problems, such as tax disputes especially in India. In this talk, we shall discuss some of these problems, and how Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology can help MNCs to solve them.

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