The Euromoney Blockchain Forum 2016: The next step for global banking
London, 21-22 June 2016
The Euromoney Blockchain Forum is the only event dedicated to the development and implementation of blockchain applications in financial services.
The event will bring together the tech and financial world to create a framework for one to solve the needs of the other.
Meet, network and debate with leading financial institutions, software developers, tech providers, start-ups, regulators and thought leaders.
Join the June 21-22 conference in London to
Learn how blockchain can grow your margin
Understand how blockchain can be applied to the requirements of financial institutions
Educate financiers about blockchain and demonstrate why it is the future
Share ideas with industry thought leaders in a variety of networking scenarios and session formats designed to promote collaboration and integration
ABOUT THE EVENT:
The programme has been built in collaboration with some of the world’s leading banks, financial institutions and technology companies to ensure the most pressing and pertinent issues are covered.
Ranging from sharemarket trading, bond trading, derivatives, syndicated loans to trade finance, identity and payments, the Blockchain Forum is the meeting and discussion centre for leading figures on both the business and technology sides of the global banking industry.
The Euromoney Blockchain Forum will cut through the hype to examine the business case for the buzzword technology of the last 18 months.
Official banking partner
Liam Maxwell, CTO, HM Government Leanne Kemp, Founder & CEO, Everledger Leda Glyptis, Director, Sapient Global Markets Terry Roche, Principal, Head of FinTech Research, Tabb Group Mark Smith, CEO, Symbiont Representative from Clearmatics Gadi Ruschin, CEO, Wave Moiz Kohari, EVP Global Technology Innovation, London Stock Exchange Group Representative from Digital Asset Holdings Michael Mainelli, Chairman, Z/Yen Robert McDowall, Chairman, Policy & Finance Committee, States of Alderney Nick Williamson, CEO & Founder, Credits Dr Anthony Kirby, Chair Regulation Working Group, ISITC Susanne Chishti, Founder & CEO, FinTech Circle Rob Palatnick, Managing Director/Chief Technology Architect, DTCC Sian Jones, Founder, EDCAB (European Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology Forum) Representative from Consensys Simon Taylor, VP Entrepreneurial Partnerships, Barclays Robert Sams, CEO, Clearmatics Kaidi Ruusalepp, Founder & CEO, Funderbeam Emma Lindley, Founder & Managing Director, Innovate Identity Emmanuel Aidoo, Director – Blockchain & CryptoCurrency Strategy, Credit Suisse Elias Haase, Founder, B9Lab Jamie Burke, Founding Partner & CEO, Outlier Ventures Jeremy Millar, Managing Partner, Ledger Partners Srinivasan Sriram, Founder & CEO, Skuchain Peter Randall, CEO, SETL Devie Mohan, FinTech Industry Advisor Richard Levin, Member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance Casey Kuhlman, CEO, Eris Industries Thomas Labenbacher, Managing Director, Life.SREDA Blockchain Fund David Harvey, Principal Consultant, Dell Services, Banking & Securities Practice Richard Crook, Head of Innovation Engineering, RBS Marcel Bar, Head of Digital, Investit Justin Chapman, SVP & Global Head of Market Advocacy & Innovation Research, Northern Trust Angus Scott, Director Product Strategy & Innovation, Euroclear Ed Budd, Managing Director, Chief Digital Officer, Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank Representative from Ripple Sophia Bantanidis, Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy, Citi Group Jeremy Gelber, Global Markets Lead for Innovation, HSBC Jamie Steiner, General Manager Financial Services, Guardtime Sarah Meiklejohn, Lecturer, University College London Salome Parulava, Consultant, Consult Hyperion Pinar Emirdag, Board Advisor & Partner, Complymatic Eva Micheler, Associate Professor (Reader) in Law, London School of Economics Seth Phillips, Lead Bankchain Product Manager, ItBit Adam Vaziri, Director, Diacle Adi Ben-Ari, Director, Tallysticks Ed Robinson, Senior Writer, Bloomberg News Ryan Pierce, Co-chair, Digital Currency and Blockchain Working Group, FIX Trading Community
Day One Tuesday 21st June
8.00 Registration & breakfast
8.50 Opening Keynote Address
Liam Maxwell, CTO, HM Government
9.05 Keynote: The CIO view of blockchain
The view from the top of the world’s leading financial institutions towards blockchain and wider disruptive fintech
Looking beyond silos and individual use cases to an industry wide change
Managing this potential sea change on short, medium and long-term timescales
9.35 A glimpse into the future? From inter-bank payments to complex derivatives - what could a fully operational blockchain solution look like?
Peter Randall, CEO, SETL
10.05 Standardisation and collaboration: Will industry wide participation in development consortia be a help or a hindrance?
Are the current established consortia concrete commitments to collective development of blockchain or will in-house development take priority?
Will creation of consortia and the need for standardisation prohibit organic advancement as ‘lone wolf’ creators and ‘radical thinkers’ are pinned back for the good of the herd?
What do we need to do to agree on a certain set of standards? Is a broad enough consortium possible?
Is adoption being driven by a desire to change or a fear of being left behind?
Simon Taylor, VP Entrepreneurial Partnerships, Barclays
Ed Budd, Managing Director, Chief Digital Officer, Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank
Alex Batlin, Senior Innovation Manager, UBS
Jeremy Millar, Managing Partner, Ledger Partners (Moderator)
10.45 Refreshment Break
11.30 Is a blockchain makeover of payment systems across financial services needed and is it possible? Is blockchain the answer?
Will payments and correspondent banking see a distributed ledger driven change in the status quo? How will this be implemented?
Will a blockchain based system instil greater honesty and integrity in the financial ecosystem?
What does an overhaul of underlying payments infrastructure mean for the implementation of blockchain technology in other areas of financial services?
How are payments giants looking to incorporate blockchain systems and why?
Richard Crook, Head of Innovation Engineering, RBS
David Aranda, Managing Director, Ripple
Sarah Meiklejohn, Lecturer, University College London
Seth Phillips, Lead Bankchain Product Manager, ItBit
Ed Robinson, Senior Writer, Bloomberg News (Moderator)
12.00 Using blockchain to reduce or remove the risks within international trade: How will blockchain modernise and reduces the costs of Trade Finance?
Is the use of blockchain within trade finance scaleable?
What can we learn from Everledger’s use of blockchain?
Would the use of blockchain in trade finance translate into a reduction of risk and therefore cost?
Leanne Kemp, Founder & CEO, Everledger
Gadi Ruschin, CEO, Wave
Srinivasan Sriram, Founder & CEO, Skuchain
Vivek Ramachandran, Global Head of Product & Propositions, GTRF, HSBC (Moderator)
12.45 How will blockchain technology be used to enhance speed, transparency and cost efficiency in equities trade processing?
How can private low volume trades on blockchain be scaled to institutional level activity?
Would you need netting of securities transactions with a blockchain solution? If so, how would it be done?
Is it possible to effectively implement the large change in technology but also in industry mind-set that blockchain would bring?
Moiz Kohari, EVP Global Technology Innovation, London Stock Exchange Group
Rob Palatnick, Managing Director/Chief Technology Architect, DTCC
Ryan Pierce, Co-chair, Digital Currency and Blockchain Working Group, FIX Trading Community
Terry Roche, Principal, Head of FinTech Research, Tabb Group (Moderator)
13.30 The buy-side view of blockchain: How are traders and asset managers looking at distributed ledger technology?
Is the buy-side ready to actively collaborate in development of blockchain technology?
In which asset classes do buy-side players see blockchain landing first at a workable scale?
Is this the beginning of the end for Securities Services?
Justin Chapman, SVP & Global Head of Market Advocacy & Innovation Research, Northern Trust
Marcel Bar, Head of Digital, Investit (Moderator)
15.15 Presentation from B9Lab: Key takeaways from 2 years of implementing decentralised applications
Elias Haase, Founder, B9Lab
15.45 Technical Debate: Do 'smart contracts' have a place in the finance sector?
Vinay Gupta, Strategic Architect, Consensys
Michael Mainelli, Chairman, Z/Yen
Robert McDowall, Chairman, Policy & Finance Committee, States of Alderney
Casey Kuhlman, CEO, Eris Industries
Salome Parulava, Consultant, Consult Hyperion (Moderator)
16.30 Will blockchain be able to drag the arranging and managing of syndicated loans into the 21st Century?
Is it too ambitious a goal to target the syndicated loans market for disruption?
Reduced costs and risk with increased speed and security: Too good to be true?
Would the increased post-trade speeds of blockchain tech have a dramatic knock-on effect on liquidity in the secondary markets and are we ready for that?
Can Syndicated Loans learn from the crowd funding model?
Mark Smith, CEO, Symbiont
Emmanuel Aidoo, Director – Blockchain & CryptoCurrency Strategy, Credit Suisse
17.00 Oxford Style Debate
“Blockchain could, should and will totally disrupt the way financial institutions do business”
Angus Scott, Director Product Strategy & Innovation, Euroclear
Richard Levin, Member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
Paul Baybutt, Senior Product Manager, Fund Services, HSBC Securities Services
Eva Micheler, Associate Professor (Reader) in Law, London School of Economics
Terry Roche, Principal, Head of FinTech Research, Tabb Group (Moderator)
18.00 Drinks Reception
Day Two Wednesday 22nd June
9.15 Opening Keynote
'Blockchain, Buzzwords and Banking'
Jeremy Gelber, Global Markets Lead for Innovation, HSBC
9.30 Investors talk blockchain and the broader fintech world
What do financial institutions and other investors look for in fintech start-up?
How does a tech driven start-up ensure effective interfacing with banks and other financial institutions?
Understanding the blockchain landscape and where it is heading
To what extent do innovators drive investors or investors drive innovators?
Jamie Burke, Founding Partner & CEO, Outlier Ventures
Devie Mohan, FinTech Industry Advisor
Thomas Labenbacher, Managing Director, Life.SREDA Blockchain Fund
Susanne Chishti, Founder & CEO, FinTech Circle (Moderator)
10.10 Identity & Cybersecurity: How do you fulfill KYC requirements on blockchain and just how secure is the technology?
How do you maintain KYC standards while ensuring necessary transaction privacy?
Is it possible to maintain sufficient anonymity of transactions while allowing for the identification of AML breaches?
Does a distributed database answer all security questions? What are the dangers to consider?
Eric Benz, COO & Co-Founder, Credits
Emma Lindley, Founder & Managing Director, Innovate Identity
Jamie Steiner, General Manager Financial Services, Guardtime
Salome Parulava, Consultant, Consult Hyperion (Moderator)
10.50 Blockchain and the Regulators: Will distributed ledger/blockchain technology deliver the immutable audit trail that it promises and what needs to be done to get to that stage?
How will the regulatory landscape change? Will there be one global body or will it be regional interoperable bodies?
How do we maintain a fair regulatory landscape and will we ever see regulation driving innovation?
If assets will exist only on-chain, what legal and regulatory standards must be created in order to establish and enforce asset ownership rights?
Dr Anthony Kirby, Chair Regulation Working Group, ISITC
Sian Jones, Founder, EDCAB (European Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology Forum)
Sophia Bantanidis, Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy, Citi Group
Pinar Emirdag, Board Advisor & Partner, Complymatic
Adam Vaziri, Director, Diacle (Moderator)
11.30 Refreshment Break
12.00 Using blockchain to harmonise dispersed data on world derivatives markets: Can this be a panacea to global regulators’ derivatives difficulties?
The role of smart contracts and automated execution in derivatives trading.
Will the advantages offered by blockchain include reduced collateral requirements?
Can the potential cost saving benefits of blockchain on derivatives post-trade offset R&D and implementation costs?
Robert Sams, CEO, Clearmatics
12.30 How is blockchain being deployed as a potential game-changer in FX trading and what impact will this have on the market?
13.00 A brave new world: How will we enhance the potential impact of blockchain in financial services through synergies with other fintech developments?
What work is being done on integrating blockchain with other fintech
Will such developments help or hinder the regulatory acceptance of the disruption of financial services that blockchain has begun?
Can financial services learn from the work being done on the Internet of Things and blockchain?
Kaidi Ruusalepp, Founder & CEO, Funderbeam
David Harvey, Principal Consultant, Dell Services, Banking & Securities Practice
Adi Ben-Ari, Director, Tallysticks
Leda Glyptis, Director, Sapient Global Markets (Moderator)
21 - 22 June 2016
Hilton Tower Bridge, London, UK
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