BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY EU TRANSFORMATION 2018

Blockchain is a highly-potential future foundation of Finance, already being developed by major players. Through everyone is talking about Cryptocurrencies now, let us not forget – there are many new Business opportunities out there for many Industries including; Hi-Tech, E-commerce, Legal sectors, Healthcare, Insurance, Energetics, Government and more. Our top-level speakers, developers, Blockchain-enthusiasts will share their experience with Implementation of Blockchain across various Industries.

KEY PRACTICAL POINTS OF THE CONFERENCE:

– A Smart future: City on Blockchain
– Government and Blockchain
– Cryptoeconomy and Systemic Risks
– Blockchain Ecosystems – local and international
– Building Blockchains that work in practice
– Public Decentralized Ledger in Financial sector. Future opportunities.
– Blockchain – Do I need it?
– Future of Blockchain
– Smart Contracts today and in the future
– The value Chain change based on Blockchian
– From Capital Markets to Supply Chains
– Token asset Allocation & Perfomance
– A new era of Investments. Effects and Challenges.
– Launching a successful Token. Secrets analysis.
– Blockchain & Healthcare
– ICO regulation
– Privacy in Blockchains
– AI and IoT based on blockchain frameworks
– Are all ICOs similar?
– Blockchain for Enterpises

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To discuss the attendee opportunities or register for the event please contact:
Paul Reed
Conference producer
Tel.: +420 226 633 309
E-mail address: paul.reed@bcfgroup.eu

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To get assistance with booking a room and arranging your flight tickets please contact:
Maria Ristol
Operation manager
Tel.: +420 226 633 309
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Event Speakers

Andrew Rippon

Principal Consultant Smart City&Blockchain

NXN

Ajit Tripathi

Director, Fintech and Digital Banking

PwC

Ayoub Fakir

Data Engineer, Blockchain Enthusiast & Speaker

Axa Data Innovation Lab

Eduardo Muñoz Peña

Computer Science & Software Engineer

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Eric Mwangi

Africa Lead Blockgram, Project lead

HSBC

Gerhard Dinhof

Architect for Mobile & Cloud, Blockchain Country Lead Austria

B.I.T. Blue IT-Services (IBM Austria)

Glenn Francois

Global Markets Business Developer

ABN AMRO Bank NV

Haydn Jones

Managing Director

Blockchain Hub

Jan Lamser

Associate Partner at Redeggs, Co - Founder

Adelphoi.io

Marloes Pomp

Program Officer Blockchain Dutch Government

Rijksoverheid

Paul Kammerer

VP Corporate Strategy & DLT (Blockchain) Lab

Commerzbank AG

Sally Eaves

Emergent Technology CTO

Forbes Technology Council

Scott Riley

Blockchain / DLT

Block Asset Technologies Ltd.

Yann Le Floch

Blockchain / Cryptocurrency / Tokenization Expert

BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking

  • Andrew Rippon
    NXN
    Andrew Rippon has been involved in crypto currencies since 2012 when he authored early work on crypto to fiat exchanges. Today he is the Blockchain Lead at NXN, developing technology at the intersection of crypto currencies and the underlying utility of blockchain. Andrew is also involved in startups within the space, having advised several on technology development, hardening and governance. Andrew has led initiatives to bring the power of internet technologies into business and government spheres since their inception and continues to work at the cutting edge, now specializing on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. He has worked on many consumer applications within gaming, entertainment and practical tools. Recently he has worked on Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) with startups, advising on set up, structure and execution of the ICO. Among his current interests, Andrew is working on models to leverage crypto currencies within consumer focused applications, including work on personal data, gamification and asset management. As leader of blockchain practice at NXN, Andrew has put in place consortia to deliver complex solutions and is currently working on blockchain use cases for government and real estate customers. Solutions in these spaces are all about creating end to end, true digital workflows that allow for greater efficiency and make a step change in customer satisfaction. Examples of such use cases can be seen in the automation of government services towards citizens and residents. Equally, processes within real estate development concerning asset management, sales and tenant management can make a digitally powered step change. Having graduated from Staffordshire University in the UK with a business focused degree and gained his deep technical knowledge afterwards, Andrew has a keen eye for the impact of technology on solving organizational problems and creating new ways of operating to advance the achievement of strategic goals.
  • Ajit Tripathi
    PwC
    Financial services will soon be delivered using the same sort of digital architectures that Amazon, Netflix, Google and all the other web-scale services are delivered today and my role is to help clients compete effectively by accelerating their progress towards the inevitable technology led red-definition of their role in the financial services ecosystem. Digital or disruptive technology architectures are fundamental to this transformation. I am currently working on solving business problems in revenue, risk and regulation for Tier-1 banking clients using open APIs, machine learning, blockchain technology, big data, cloud computing and Devops. I am particularly proud to be a founder of PwC UK\'s DLT practice and the work we have done over the last two years in advising our clients globally in the Government, Regulation, Financial Services, the Startup Community and the Industry to accelerate the adoption of decentralized ledger architectures.
  • Ayoub Fakir
    Axa Data Innovation Lab
    I\'m a Data Engineer for a consulting firm in Paris (Devopteam Technology), where I make sure our clients get most out of their data; I worked for clients like the Data Innovation Lab of Axa (not to be cited in your posters). Also, as part of the Devoteam\'s strategy, I\'m working in developing a \"Blockchain Offer\"; I\'m responsible of building the Blockchain Team in that sense. I\'m interested in Blockchain since 2015, and I\'m a university researcher in that particular field related to Data Security and Data Anonymization in Paris Descartes University.
  • Eduardo Muñoz Peña
    Raiffeisen Bank International AG
    Software Engineer and PRINCE2 Project Manager in world leading consulting companies with more than six years practical experience of solution design and project delivery. Cross functional expertise in IT architecture and application analysis in banking, financial and IT consultancy industries located in different European Countries. International experience in solution concept design (banking systems, financial processing applications, web services and databases), analysis of business/customer requirements and management of development results. Successful software development and implementation projects with multinational and multicultural environment. Team Lead with strong technical knowledge and analytical skills, customer orientation and engagement, quick learning and understanding environment requirements, adaptation to changes.
  • Eric Mwangi
    HSBC
    Eric Mwangi is a Director at Blockchain Global. He has vast experience in Blockchain, Strategic Innovation and performance improvement having worked in both Africa and Europe with leading global multinationals. He currently also runs Fintech Connector, which is an exclusive online membership community that connects local fintech entrepreneurs and start-ups (Innovators) with global professionals, thought leaders, and investors (Enablers) for the purpose of disrupting financial services with cutting edge technology.
  • Gerhard Dinhof
    B.I.T. Blue IT-Services (IBM Austria)
    I\'m working as a software architect and lead developer, most recently for Blockchain solutions, the years before mostly for cloud and mobile applications based on a JEE stack and iOS. I set my focus and interest on making Blockchain Real and Ready for Business. Blockchain has been on my radar since the past months and years and fascinates me. Doing speaking engagements about this technology at conferences, universities and public meetup groups and educating myself about the impacts on our society and the way we do business is keeping me busy, too. Besides my deep technical skills, I\'m well known for playing a leading role, coordinating teams, communicating and negotiating with clients and just being there as a focal point for all kinds of challenges.
  • Glenn Francois
    ABN AMRO Bank NV
    As a Business Developer for Global Markets I am responsible for Project Initiation, Realisation of Business Requirements and Quality Control in major change projects
  • Haydn Jones
    Blockchain Hub
    Haydn is Founder and Managing Director of Blockchain Hub, https://blockchainhub.com, a specialist blockchain and digital-currency strategy consultancy. He is a former General Manager of the Japanese, global technology company Fujitsu, and has held senior Sales, Operations and Technology strategy roles in the Bank of England, A.T. Kearney and Deutsche Bank. During his early career he undertook research into cryptography, was an early bitcoin investor (2013) has mined bitcoin. He is an Electronics Engineer, holding an M.Eng (First Class) from Manchester University, with English Bar exams. He is an inclusive, driven, highly creative, strategist adopting a pragmatic approach to the application of technology to business problems. Blockchain Hub was established as a vehicle for Education, Strategy and Growth, supporting business leaders at all points in the value chain.
  • Jan Lamser
    Adelphoi.io
    Adel is a global cryptocurrency community that is self-regulated, self-sustained, and offers its own economic ecosystem with the Adelphoi token. Our community focuses on creating, developing, and implementing use cases involving blockchain technology that covers a wide range of digital and physical industries. Projects are chosen by the community and successful ventures are either re-invested in for further growth or issued as rewards to Adel\'s stakeholders.
  • Marloes Pomp
    Rijksoverheid
    Marloes Pomp is the Initiator and Program Officer for 30 blockchain projects within the Dutch Government. Blockchain provides the framework for governments to reduce fraud, corruption, error and the cost of paper-intensive processes. It has the potential to redefine the relationship between the government and the citizen in terms of data sharing, transparency and trust. In order to establish the exact opportunities and threats of this groundbreaking technology, Marloes started 30 pilot projects within the Dutch Government. She has done several rounds with pilots in the Netherlands, and now she is helping the pilots reach the next level. She has also build an international network with Governments working together on several topics, sharing prototypes and knowledge. Marloes her professional interests focus on tech-innovation within the government. Prior to the blockchain projects, Marloes Pomp worked in several roles like projectleader or researcher at governmental organizations, including Ministry of Internal Affairs, City of Amsterdam and the Dutch Court. Notable is her 4 years in the tech-innovation team for the Ministry of Foreign affairs. In addition, she serves as an advisory member for the SIDN Fund. The fund stands for ‘a strong internet for all’ and brings internet projects and ideas to the next level. Marloes is also a member of the advisory board of the Dutch Court and an advisor of the startup Bitjobs. Bitjobs is a Decentralized P2P Students Marketplace for Online short-term Jobs, powered by Ethereum Blockchain.
  • Paul Kammerer
    Commerzbank AG
    - Currently Vice President with primar focus on corporate strategy including innovations and digitization of products and services - Multi-stakeholder management and organization of Group strategy setting processes including meetings with segment representatives for discussing and drafting their respective strategies and Multi-Year-Planinngs - Peer analysis on an group, segment and business unit level - Screening, analyzing and presenting disruptive trends and the FinTech market; additionally, representing Commerzbank within the TechQuartier initiative in Frankfurt - Co-founded Commerzbank\'s “Blockchain Lab” to set up a sandbox to test blockchain/distributed ledger technology use cases in financial services to overall Commerzbank Group - Managing project teams to explore opportunities for blockchain and other emerging technologies in financial services by building applications and developing a roadmap and strategy
  • Sally Eaves
    Forbes Technology Council
    Recognised as a thought leader in emergent technology (Blockchain, AI, Machine Learning, VR/AR), intrapreneurship, online media and navigating digital disruption and by working with authenticity, purpose and drive, I deliver sustainable business success, educational development and social impact outcomes. I hold a number of directorships, undertake bespoke consultancy projects and engage in innovative research and educational activity. I am also an international events speaker, an established author and have cultivated a highly engaged and cross-sector network both in person and across all leading social media channels. Specialties: Business Consulting, Technology Consulting, FinTech, Online Media Strategy, Individual, Team and Executive Coaching and Mentoring, Leadership Development, Intrapreneurship, Attitude, Behaviour and Cultural Change, Employee Engagement, Business, Technology and Education Research
  • Scott Riley
    Block Asset Technologies Ltd.
    Senior capital markets professional with a successful track record of building and running global client facing businesses centred on evolving market infrastructure and regulation: Established new Exchanges (Chi-X exit valuation US$360m) and Clearing Houses (Clearnet merger of equals with LCH at Euro 1.2bn). Delivery and execution focused with product and P&L responsibility. Extensive subject matter expertise with wide industry recognition ‘Hands On’ approach to Sales and Product Management, designing solutions and coordinating technology, operations and other disciplines to deliver product in line with commercial goals Specialties: Market Infrastructure: Trading (RIE/MTF/OTF/OTC), Central Counterparty Clearing (CCP) and Settlement (DvP, Custody, Asset Servicing) Products: On & Off Exchange (OTC); Equities, Derivatives, Commodities, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange Services: Electronic Trading, Clearing Services, Central Market Infrastructure, Prime Brokerage, Sales, Client Service, Relationship Management, Regulation and Business Development
  • Yann Le Floch
    BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking
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