The Euromoney Blockchain Forum 2016: The next step for global banking

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London, 21-22 June 2016

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The Euromoney Blockchain Forum is the only event dedicated to the development and implementation of blockchain applications in financial services.

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ABOUT• SPEAKERS • AGENDA • VENUE • REGISTER • CONTACTS •BROCHURE

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

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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.

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Official banking partner

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Event partners

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SPEAKERS:

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 fromClearmatics

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 fromConsensys

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

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AGENDA:

Day One Tuesday 21st June


8.00 Registration & breakfast


8.50 Opening Keynote Address
  1. 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?

  1. 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?
  1. 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?
  1. 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?
  1. 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?

  1. 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?
  1. Justin Chapman, SVP & Global Head of Market Advocacy & Innovation Research, Northern Trust

    Marcel Bar, Head of Digital, Investit (Moderator)

 14.00 Lunch


15.15 Presentation from B9Lab: Key takeaways from 2 years of implementing decentralised applications

  1. Elias Haase, Founder, B9Lab

15.45 Technical Debate: Do 'smart contracts' have a place in the finance sector?
  1. 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?

  1. 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”

  1. 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



8.30 Breakfast


9.15 Opening Keynote
  'Blockchain, Buzzwords and Banking'

  1. 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?
  1. 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?

  1. 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?
  1. 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?

  1. 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?

  1. 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) 


13.45 Lunch

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VENUE: 

21 - 22 June 2016

Hilton Tower Bridge, London, UK

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REGISTER: 

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CONTACTS:

If you wish to share ideas, suggestions, or you want to be involved as a speaker, please contact Will Robson on william.robson@euromoneyplc.com.

For immediate assistance, please contact emseminars@euromoneyplc.com.

All timings and topics are subject to change at the discretion of the organiser.