Agenda - Blockchain Live
  • Business Summit

    Tech Connect Stage

    Future Finance Stage

    Crypto Impact Stage

    GovChain Stage

    The Training Studio

    The Developer’s Den

    Business Summit

    Tech Connect Stage

    • 9:30 am
      HEADLINERS ACT ONE – Event Opening
      Blockchain Live Festival Headliner – Don Tapscott,
      Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute ,
      Co-Author , Blockchain Revolution
    • 10:00 am
      Chair’s Opening Remarks
    • 10:10 am
      Is Integration Blockchain’s Biggest Challenge?

      Keynote

      • How do we learn from previous mistakes when integrating new technologies with legacy systems?
      • Testing your wider network and preparing for blockchain integration through cyber hygiene
      • Are you blockchain ready: undertaking a blockchain impact assessment on your business environment.

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    • 10:40 am
      Blockchain As A Service: Ready to go or Pipedream?

      Keynote

      • Understanding the realities of adopting blockchain technology: How do we move from the proof of concept to successful deployment?
      • In what ways will you see your business benefit from the security and efficiency that blockchain provides?

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    • 11:10 am
      Convergence and the Real Value Behind blockchain
      Jamie Burke,
      Founder, Outlier Ventures

      Keynote

      • Drawing parallels with the development of mobile technology, where in the timeline of convergence are we?
      • Exploring the bilateral and trilateral convergence between blockchain, AI and IoT success stories and what they teach us about future tech trends
      • Securing IoT: Is blockchain the answer?
      • Beyond the tripartite – what role with other emerging technologies play in convergence.
    • 11:50 am
      Myth Busting: Ending the Hangover of Early Blockchain

      Panel Discussion

      • Tackling blockchain’s shortcomings, and discussing the ongoing advancements in DLT
      • Discussing scalability, security, post quantum preparation, and energy efficiency
    • 12:45 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT TWO – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 1:00 pm
      Lunch
    • 1:10 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT THREE – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 1:50 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT FOUR – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 2:20 pm
      Future-Proofing Blockchain: Ensuring Interoperability
      Mark Simpson,
      Distinguished Engineer, Lab577

      Keynote

      • Ensuring seamless integration with different blockchain platforms, ready for a future run on blockchain
      • Learning from the challenges of previous eras of digital transformation, how do we future-proof this new technology?
      • Understand how developers are approaching communication between chains, and how to make the best investment for your business needs
    • 2:50 pm
      Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 3:20 pm
      Roadblocks to Adoption

      Keynote

      • Performance
      • Security
      • Scalability
      • Governance

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    • 3:45 pm
      The Impact of Different Blockchain Archetypes
      Marta Piekarska,
      Director of Ecosystem, Hyperledger

      Panel Discussion

      • Consensus Mechanisms: from stake to proof to existence
      • Grasping the significance of Privacy and Zero knowledge Proofs
      • Taking full advantage of models of governance, and planning for discord.
    • 4:30 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT FIVE – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity

    Future Finance Stage

    • 9:30 am
      HEADLINERS ACT ONE – Event Opening
      Blockchain Live Festival Headliner – Don Tapscott,
      Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute ,
      Co-Author , Blockchain Revolution
    • 10:00 am
      Chair’s Opening Remarks
    • 10:10 am
      Changing the Nature of Value: The Impact of Blockchain on Traditional Finance
      Paolo Tasca,
      Executive Director, UCL CBT

      Keynote

      • The rise of token economics and blockchain’s long awaited credibility
      • Recognising the proven efficiencies of DLT in upgrading established financial transactions
      • Discover how anti-establishment tech is now being embraced by banks and institutions, and what impact this will have on the future of finance
    • 10:40 am
      The Power of Blockchain: Integrating Conventional Financial Markets and Digital Assets

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    • 11:10 am
      Preventing Financial Crime in Virtual Assets
      Malcolm Wright,
      Chief Compliance Officer, Global Digital Finance
      Neepa Patel,
      Chief Compliance Officer , R3

      Panel Discussion

      • How do we develop regulation and codes of conduct that ensure that KYC and AML compliance is built into blockchain applications?
      • How can businesses save time and money by simplifying this process?
    • 12:00 pm
      Faster, Cheaper, More Efficient: Blockchain for Cross Border Payments
      Anthony Macey,
      Director of Emerging Technology, Barclays

      Panel Discussion

      • Moving from PoC to reality: examining real life use cases of blockchain for cross border payments
      • Understanding how blockchain will change payments settlements
      • Demonstrating the evolution of blockchain from proof of concept to its practical application, transform slow and complex processes
    • 12:45 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT TWO – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 1:00 pm
      Lunch
    • 1:10 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT THREE- Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 1:50 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT FOUR – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 2:20 pm
      How Blockchain is Transforming Insurance
      Bob Crozier,
      Blockchain Lead, Allianz

      Keynote

      • How has blockchain-enabled transparency and traceability triggered a reimagining of the world of insurance
      • Reinventing risk management and creating fast and efficient responses to events.
      • Bob Crozier discusses how Allianz is approaching the new era of digitalisation
    • 2:45 pm
      Cracking the Interoperability Challenge
      • Interoperability between ledgers and existing systems
      • The need to connect existing networks to blockchain
      • Realising the full potential of cross-chain smart contracts to solve real-world challenges

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    • 3:10 pm
      Catering for the Needs of the Modern Investor

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    • 3:40 pm
      The Development of the Financial Network: Blockchain Consortiums in Financial Services

      Panel Discussion

      • Understanding how the networks are formed, and why it’s strength lies in numbers
      • Find out how established institutions are leading the future of finance by bringing banks together to collaborate in this technology, taking advantage of the benefits of decentralisation, and secure data management
    • 4:30 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT FIVE – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity

    Crypto Impact Stage

    • 9:30 am
      HEADLINERS ACT ONE – Event Opening
      Blockchain Live Festival Headliner – Don Tapscott,
      Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute ,
      Co-Author , Blockchain Revolution
    • 10:00 am
      Chair’s Opening Remarks
    • 10:10 am
      Revealing the New Face of Crypto: A Fresh Look at Tokens
      Teana Baker-Taylor,
      Executive Director & Board Member, Global Digital Finance

      Keynote

      • Taking in the incredible speed with which this industry moves: developments throughout the last year
      • Innovating in a manner that builds market integrity
      • Keeping up with the constant influx of new ideas while balancing the need for clarity and confidence
    • 11:10 am
      A New Approach to Raising Funds: Reshaping Capital Markets
      Julianne Sloane,
      Analyst , Leaseum Partners

      Panel Discussion

      • Evaluating the difference between the ICO and the STO, and what the strengths of STOs are
      • Find out how this Real Estate Fund is using blockchain to raise capital, and why this is offers more efficient access to liquidity
      • Considering the implications of this new access to liquidity, from growth to an increase in business innovation
    • 12:00 pm
      Regulating Digital Assets
      Greg Medcraft,
      Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
      Nicole Sandler,
      VP Fintech and Regtech, Barclays
      Elisabeth Noble,
      Senior Policy Expert, European Banking Authority

      Panel Discussion

      • Addressing cryptocurrency’s credibility problem by considering the regulation required to protect the user and encourage competition
      • Evaluating the requirements of digital assets, and the suitability of existing regulation and legislation for new technologies with new needs
      • Considering the borderless nature of digital assets, and ensuring coordination to provide a global framework in which crypto assets can thrive
    • 12:45 pm
      HEADLIENRS ACT TWO – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 12:45 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT TWO – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 1:00 pm
      Lunch
    • 1:10 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT THREE – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 1:50 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT FOUR – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 2:20 pm
      Defining Terms and Empowering the User: How are Digital Assets Taxed?
      Caroline Malcolm,
      Head of the OECD, Blockchain Policy Centre

      Fireside Chat

      • Deciding when a digital asset should be approached as a traditional asset, or as a new asset in its own right
      • Empowering those striving the clean-up crypto, and ensuring that gains remain visible
      • Caroline Malcolm of the OECD discusses how various countries around the world have approached these taxation rules
    • 2:40 pm
      Principles for Stablecoin Issuers and Users
      Bryony Widdup,
      DLA Piper Global, GDF

      Fireside Chat

      • Understanding different types of stablecoins and defining terms
      • Discovering the key considerations of defining issuance, valuation, liquidity, redemption, and market risk
      • Evaluating the extent of participation in stablecoins today, and predicting the spread of engagement going forward
    • 3:10 pm
      Digital Asset Exchange – reliability and performance
      • Address real world challenges around Trust, Integrity and Security for trading digital assets
      • Innovation in providing high level performance, reliable and trusted services to Investors
      • The need for greater market transparency and best practice to build greater investor confidence
      • Innovation in technology for trading digital assets – mainstream adoption
      • Future Development of Digital Assets

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    • 3:20 pm
      Asset Tokenisation and Improved Access to Investment Opportunities

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    • 3:50 pm
      Developing Custody Solutions

      Keynote

      • Considering the engagement of traditional institutions in developing custody solutions for digital assets
      • Developing Codes of Conduct and regulation that enable custody solutions to take full advantage of digitalisation
      • Revealing the extent of the impact of crypto well beyond bitcoin
    • 4:30 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT FIVE – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity

    GovChain Stage

    • 9:30 am
      HEADLINERS ACT ONE – Event Opening
      Blockchain Live Festival Headliner – Don Tapscott,
      Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute ,
      Co-Author , Blockchain Revolution
    • 10:00 am
      Chair’s Opening Remarks
      Sally Eaves,
      Blockchain Social Impact Lead, GBA
    • 10:10 am
      The State of the Blockchain Nation: Implementing Blockchain in the Public Sector
      Helen Disney,
      CEO, Unblocked Events

      Panel Discussion

      • Revealing how blockchain is being implemented in the public sector across various countries
      • Weighing up the benefits and overcoming the challenges of adopting blockchain
      • Helen Disney presents her research on the implementation of blockchain in different parts of the public sector across the world, and speaks to those who led the implementation projects.
    • 11:10 am
      Breaking down Silos Using Blockchain: Multi-Agency Data Sharing

      Panel Discussion

      • Applying blockchain to organise disconnected organisations that desperately need secure and efficient data sharing
      • Using blockchain to enable better communication of data between different agents, saving time and money
      • Examining how breaking down these silos will transform the relationship between citizen and local government

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    • 12:00 pm
      Empowering citizens: Managing Personal Data and Enhancing the Right to Privacy

      Panel Discussion

      • Using blockchain to put the management of personal data back in the hands of the citizen
      • Providing a useful tool for protecting personal data privacy and security
      • Moving from concept to reality, and keeping the citizen in mind when developing technology
    • 12:45 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT TWO – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 1:00 pm
      Lunch
    • 1:10 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT THREE – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 1:50 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT FOUR – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 2:20 pm
      Land and Asset Registry: the Power of Blockchain Beyond Financial Assets
      John Abbott,
      Director of Digital Services, HM Land Registry

      Keynote

      • Understanding what the challenges are in transforming the land and property sector
      • Examining a digital property transfer using a smart contract. Worked demo
      • Evaluating what’s coming next? Tokenisation of Real Estate
    • 2:50 pm
      Blockchain Saving Waste
      Hilary Carter,
      Managing Director, Blockchain Research Institute

      Fireside Chat

      • Re-imagining ways of cutting down on waste, and how technology can help us trace and track how and why these problems arise
      • Considering how to implement these ideas, and proving blockchain’s abilities far beyond finance
      • Using blockchain and token economics to encourage green behaviour
    • 3:40 pm
      Sponsored Thought Leadership Keynote Speaker Opportunity
    • 4:30 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT FIVE – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity

    The Training Studio

    • 9:30 am
      HEADLINERS ACT ONE – Event Opening
      Blockchain Live Festival Headliner – Don Tapscott,
      Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute ,
      Co-Author , Blockchain Revolution
    • 10:00 am
      Chair’s Opening Remarks
      Lisa Short,
      Founder & Director, Transformation & Frontier Technology, Mind Shifting & ZSchool
    • 10:10 am
      Permissioned Blockchain: What you need to know
      Hilary Carter,
      Managing Director, Blockchain Research Institute
      • Understanding the difference between permissioned and permissionless blockchain
      • Bringing clarity to the blockchain story, and how we got from Bitcoin to Hyperledger
      • Clarifying why you need to know, what this means for your business and for the future of work
    • 12:10 pm
      How to harness the full power of Blockchain: Giving Meaning to Digital Transformation

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    • 12:45 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT TWO – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 1:00 pm
      Lunch
    • 1:10 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT THREE – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 2:20 pm
      In Plain English, Please: Blockchain and Privacy
      Adi Ben-Ari,
      Founder & CEO, Applied Blockchain
      • Gaining a clear understanding of why blockchain is perfect for privacy
      • Why you need to understand Zero Knowledge Proofs, the one thing you need to know about sharing information on blockchain
      • Learning how we can prove that something is true without revealing any specific details
    • 2:50 pm
      Explain Like I’m Five: Cryptographics
      David Fauchier,
      CEO/CIO, Cambrial Capital
      • Taking a hold of the bare minimum you need to understand crypto currencies
      • Questioning how blockchain brings us the Internet of Value
      • Understanding why cryptocurrencies are different to other currencies
    • 3:00 pm
      Tokens: What we mean when we talk about assets on blockchain
      • Understanding how blockchain has an impact well beyond financial asset classes
      • From art to land, visualising what we mean when we talk about registering tangible assets on blockchain
      • Imagining the possibilities for innovation beyond this
    • 3:50 pm
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    • 4:00 pm
      Seriously, What is a Smart Contract?
      • Everything you need to know about what smart contracts are, how they work, and what this means for your business
      • Grasping the extent of the capacity for automation
      • Questioning what this means from a legal point of view, how the language is written and who is liable
    • 4:30 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT FIVE – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity

    The Developer’s Den

    • 9:30 am
      HEADLINERS ACT ONE – Event Opening
      Blockchain Live Festival Headliner – Don Tapscott,
      Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute ,
      Co-Author , Blockchain Revolution
    • 10:00 am
      Chair’s Opening Remarks
    • 10:10 am
      Busting Developer Myths
      • Introducing the ins and outs of developing on blockchain, this session will discuss the biggest misconceptions of the technology, and have all your DLT queries answered
    • 10:40 am
      Building Blocks – Morning Session
      • Find out everything you need to know about building dApps on this platform (to be revealed)
    • 11:20 am
      UX and UI: Rethinking Distributed Architectures
      • Making sure that we are developing with the customer in mind
    • 12:00 pm
      Guidelines for Good Deployment
      Rhian Lewis,
      Software Engineer & Co-Developer of Altcoin portfolio, Count My Crypto
      • Rhian Lewis talks through the importance of the role of quality specialists, release processes and how to be sure you are getting it right
    • 12:45 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT TWO – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 1:00 pm
      Lunch
    • 1:10 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT THREE – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 1:50 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT FOUR – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity
    • 2:00 pm
      Building a Blockchain Application in Under 10 Minutes (with a real-time Front End!)
      Brian Platz,
      Co-founder & Co-CEO, Fluree
    • 2:40 pm
      Building Blocks – Afternoon Session
      • Find out everything you need to know about building dApps on this platform (to be revealed)
    • 3:00 pm
      Developing with Post Quantum in Mind
      • Find out how to approach dealing with a post quantum world
    • 3:20 pm
      How we did it: API Development and Platform Architecture
      Farzad Pezeshkpour,
      Distinguished Engineer, Chorum
      Mark Simpson,
      Distinguished Engineer, Lab577
      • Find out exactly how this team planned and implemented the complex solutions of DLT
    • 3:50 pm
      Smart Contracts: a Step Towards Legal Language
      • Ensuring that we are creating smart contracts that are compatible with the language of law, and are ready to be up to the task of replacing the functions of traditional contracts
    • 4:30 pm
      HEADLINERS ACT FIVE – Sponsored Thought Leadership Opportunity

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