Distributed Ledger Technology Conferences: London 3rd/4th November & New York 1st/2nd December
Investment Bank CTO Office
Head of Digitization
Regulatory Compliance Professional
Partner, Financial Markets and Blockchain
FinTech, Innovation, Product Management
Head of Interest Rates, Credit and Inflation Models
Strategy Manager, Global Technology Innovation
Director of Market Research
Managing Director, Head of Lab & Research Center
Global Head of Securities Markets
Cryptocurrency 2.0 advocate
Vice President, Regulatory Policy
FinTech Strategic Partnerships
Managing Director, Tech/Media/Telecom and Financial Services Investment Banking,
Global Regulatory Compliance GBM & CMB, Global Risk
CEO and Founder
Asset Backed Finance and Structured Credit
Chairman & CEO
Co-head Office of FinTech Strategy
SME and Consultant
Founding Principal and CEO
Strategy & Business Development
FinTech Business Development
Head, Financial Computing and Analytics Group, Director of UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies Director, MSc Financial Risk
Senior Capital Markets and FinTech Executive
Associate Director - Innovation
Co-Founder / Director
Research Director, Capital Markets,
Technology Consulting: Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Asset Management
Chief Operating Officer
Managing Partner, CEO
Co-founder and CTO
London Conference Location: Venue Website
Grand Connaught Rooms 61 – 65 Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5DA
08:30: Registration and Morning Welcome Coffee
Distributed Ledgers in Financial Markets
09.00 – 10.00: Keynote Speech: Distributed Ledgers in Financial Markets
Presenter: Massimo Morini: Head of Interest Rates, Credit and Inflation Models, Gruppo Intesa Sanpaolo
10.00 – 10.45: Privacy and Scalability in Private and Public Blockchain Systems
Presenter: Vitalik Buterin: Ethereum founder
Blockchain technologies are attracting increasing interest from both the financial industry and other sectors such as supply chain management and IoT because of their robustness, authenticity and verifiability properties. However, the technology in its current form has serious limitations particularly in the areas of privacy and scalability. Blockchains are so secure precisely because every node in the network must process and verify every transaction; however, this fact also inherently limits scalability, as the transaction processing power of the entire network is limited to the transaction processing power of one node, and also naturally hurts privacy, as a large number of actors (potentially the entire world) sees every transaction. New research in techniques such as sharding, state channels, ring signatures, additively homomorphic encryption and zero-knowledge proofs promises to greatly mitigate a lot of these issues, and expand the set of feasible use cases for blockchain technology to a much larger scope. I discuss the latest development in these technological trends, particularly from the point of view of Turing-complete smart contract systems that seek to gain these privacy and scalability advantages while maximally preserving generality.
10.45 – 11.15: Morning Break and Networking Opportunities
11.15 – 12.00: Connecting Banking Environments to Distributed Ledgers
Presenter: Chris Huls: Blockchain Specialist, Rabobank
12.00 – 12.45: State of Cryptocurrencies and Distributed Ledger Technology
Presenter: Garrick Hileman: Economic Historian, University of Cambridge and London School of Economics – Founder, MacroDigest.com
12.45 – 13.45: Lunch
13.45 – 14.30: Topic to be confirmed
Presenter: TBC, R3 CEV
14.30 – 15.15: “Update on Smart Contract Templates”
Presenter: Lee Braine: Investment Bank CTO Office, Barclays
15.15 – 15.45 Afternoon Break and Networking Opportunities
15.45 – 16.30: Blockchain re-defines Operating Models with Smart Contracts as the Secret Sauce
Presenter: Nick Ayton: SmartLedger Labs, Blockchain-X
16.30 – 17.30: Smart contracts Panel
17.30: Networking Reception
Stay and continue the day’s discussions and network with food and drink.
NEW YORK BROCHURE
09.00 – 09.45: Keynote Speech: Introduction to Distributed ledger – Distributed Ledger Technology
Presenter: Christian Martin, CEO Tera Exchange
09.45 – 10.30: Innovation in Capital Markets
Presenter: To be confirmed
11.00 – 11.45: Distributed Ledgers in Financial Markets
11.45 – 12.30: Panel: Industry Leaders at the Forefront of Distributed Ledger Developments
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch
Decentralization Clearing Network
13.30 – 14.15: Decentralization in Financial Markets
14.15 – 15.00: Decentralization and the Wider Impacts of Distributed Ledger Technology
Presenter: Stuart Elson: Shisa Advisors, LLC
15.00 – 15.40: Panel: Four Genuine Distributed Ledger Use Cases
15.40 – 16.10 Afternoon Break and Networking Opportunities
16.10 – 16.55: Evaluating the Potential of Smart Contracts
Presenter: Bijon Mehta – FinTech, Innovation, Product Management, J. P. Morgan
16.55 – 17.40: R3: Innovation Through Collaboration
Presenter: Tim Grant: Managing Director, Head of Lab & Research Center, R3
17.40 – 18.10: Panel: Why Distributed ledger Detractors are Missing the Point
Getting Value from Distributed ledger
18.10: Networking Reception
08:30: Morning Welcome Coffee
09.00 – 09.45: “DAT or DLT? Distributed Automation Technology and the Future of Financial Market Infrastructure”
Presenter: Robert Sams: CEO, Founder, Clearmatics
Settlements, Derivatives & Cross-border Payments
09.45 – 10.30: Settlement Chain Architecture Using Permissioned Distributed Ledgers
Presenters: Michele Curtoni: Strategy Manager, Global Technology Innovation, London Stock Exchange
10.30 – 11.00: Morning Break and Networking Opportunities
11.00 – 11.45: Post-Trade Settlements, Derivatives & Cross-border Payments Panel
Distributed Ledger Regulations & Compliance
11.45 – 12.30: Distributed Ledger Regulations & Compliance
Topic to be confirmed
Presenter: Siân Jones, Founder, European Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology Forum
13.30 – 14.15: Do KYC Utilities Need to Eat Themselves to Remain Relevant?
Presenter: Ross Breadmore: Associate Director – Innovation, Synechron
14.15 – 15.00: Distributed Ledger Regulations & Compliance Panel
15.00 – 15.15: Afternoon Break and Networking Opportunities
15.15 – 16.00: Regulatory Sandboxes Friend or Foe?
Presenter: Nicole Sandler: Vice President, Regulatory Policy, Barclays
The FCA sandbox
[Global/Cross border sandboxes]
16.00 – 16.45: Algorithmic Regulation and Compliance with Blockchain
Presenter: Tomaso Aste: Head, Financial Computing and Analytics Group, Director of UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies Director, MSc Financial Risk
I will discuss the design of systems that record encrypted, unchangeable, time-stamped data on the blockchain and retrieve them securely for automatic compliance and algorithmic regulation purposes via smart contracts.
09.00 – 09.45: Keynote Speech: Blockchains, Distributed Ledgers, and P2P Transactions in Retrospective and Perspective: The Past, Present, and Future of the DLT
Presenter: Alexander Lipton: MIT Connection Science & Engineering
09.45 – 10.30: What it Takes to “get it right” to Implement Distributed Ledger Technology
Presenter: Lucien Foster: FinTech Strategic Partnerships, J.P. Morgan
11.00 – 11.45: Overcoming the Challenges of Distributed Ledger Implementation
Presenter: Pramod Achanta: Partner, Financial Markets and Blockchain, IBM
Distributed Ledger Regulations & Compliance
11.45 – 12.30: Panel: The Future of Global Financial Infrastructure
13.30 – 14.15: Digital Authentication: How can Distributed Ledger Aid Compliance with KYC and AML Regulation?
Presenter: Jennifer Peve: Co-head Office of FinTech Strategy, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
14.15 – 15.00: Regulatory Sandboxes Friend or Foe?
Presenter: Nicole Sandler: Vice President, Regulatory Policy, Barclays
15.15 – 16.00: What Are Regulators Thinking?
Presenter: Ann Rutledge: Financial Journalist & Consultant
16.00 – 16.30: What are the Potential Benefits of Distributed Ledger Architectures in Regulatory Reporting?
Presenter: David Nathanson: Asset Backed Finance and Structured Credit, Morningstar
16.30 – 17.00: Predicting the Future of Distributed Ledger in Financial Services
Presenter: Joseph Plastina: Strategy & Business development, Broadridge
Blockchains are new technology layers that rewire the Internet and threaten to side-step older legacy constructs and centrally served businesses. At its core, a blockchain injects trust into the network, cutting off some intermediaries from serving that function and creatively disrupting how they operate. Metaphorically, blockchains are the ultimate non-stop computers. Once launched, they never go down, and offer an incredible amount of resiliency, making them dependable and attractive for running a new generation of decentralized services and software applications.
The Business Blockchain charts new territory in advancing our understanding of the blockchain by unpacking its elements like no other before. William Mougayar anticipates a future that consists of thousands, if not millions of blockchains that will enable not only frictionless value exchange, but also a new flow of value, redefining roles, relationships, power and governance. In this book, Mougayar makes two other strategic assertions. First, the blockchain has polymorphic characteristics; its application will result in a multiplicity of effects. Second, we shouldn’t ask ourselves what problems the blockchain solves, because that gives us a narrow view on its potential. Rather, we should imagine new opportunities, and tackle even more ambitious problems that cross organizational, regulatory and mental boundaries.
Just as the Internet created new possibilities that we didn’t foresee in its early years, the blockchain will give rise to new business models and ideas that may still be invisible. Following an engaging Foreword by Vitalik Buterin, this book is organized along these 7 chapters:
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William Mougayar is general partner at Virtual Capital Ventures, an early stage tech fund. He is on the board of directors of OB1, the OpenBazaar open source protocol that is pioneering decentralized peer-to-peer commerce; a special advisor to the Ethereum Foundation; a member of OMERS Ventures board of advisors; an advisory board member to the Coin Center; and founder of Startup Management.
William Mougayar has been described as the most sophisticated blockchain business thinker. He is a blockchain industry insider whose work has already shaped and influenced the understanding of blockchain for people around the world, via his generous blogging and rigorous research insights.
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EDCAB - European Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology Forum is a public policy platform for virtual currencies and distributed ledger technology.Our aim is to help shape a sound regulatory and policy agenda for virtual currencies and distributed ledger technology in the European Union. We engage with EU policymakers, legislators and key stakeholders on live and upcoming issues, addressing both challenges and opportunities.EDCAB's founder, Siân Jones, is a regulatory compliance professional specialising in digital currencies and blockchain. She has briefed national and EU legislators, spoken at Commission workshops and roundtables, and was one of three stakeholder representatives asked to address the European Parliament public hearing on virtual currencies in January 2016.EDCAB is at Rue Chares Martel, 6-8, 1000 Brussels, Belgium and can be reached using our contact form or by phone: +32 2 588 7232.
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