Day One - Plenary

08:00
Registration and welcome coffee
08:30
Opening remarks from the Chair

Nick Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Digital Commerce Association

08:40
“Father of the Internet” on trusting digital entities

Presenting for the first time on Australian soil, Robert Kahn is an Internet Hall of Fame pioneer and widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet”. Robert holds numerous awards and accolades for his life work, and as the co-inventor of TCP/IP protocol, created the foundations for the information superhighway as we know it today.

As one of the foremost technology thinkers, Robert will give his insights into trusting digital entities and how blockchain could move the internet – and our world – to the next level.

Robert Kahn
Co-Inventor
TCP/IP protocols

BLOCKCHAIN INNOVATION AND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH
09:20
Our Future: Emerging technologies and young minds

Australia’s brightest young minds are already seizing upon the potential of blockchain technology. Learn how a team at Melbourne Girls Grammar recently took the Smart Cities Hackathon by storm with innovative blockchain ideas, and hear how they see a blockchain future evolving.

Ivan Carlisle
Director of STEM
Melbourne Girls Grammar

Millicent Perkins
School Captain
Melbourne Girls Grammar

Evangeline Mullins
Year 12 Student
Melbourne Girls Grammar

Serena Malatesta
Year 10 Student
Melbourne Girls Grammar

09:40
Building A Compliance Ready Blockchain

NEO is sometimes described as ‘Chinese Etheruem’ and is a blockchain company doing big things. This is a rare opportunity to hear directly from its founder and his vision for the future of blockchain and the role of regulation.

Da Hongfei
Founder
NEO

10:10
Developing a collaborative governmental framework to drive innovation and economic growth

The Hon. Ed Husic
Shadow Minister Digital Economy and Future of Work
Australian Parliament

10:20
Morning Tea
THE EXCITING FUTURE OF BLOCKCHAIN IN AUSTRALIA

This session is an opportunity to get insights into some of the leading blockchain projects in Australia, from the leaders of these businesses.

10:50
Exploring distributed ledger technology applications (DLT) in the property sector – Digitisation of Bank Guarantees

Nigel Dobson
Banking Services Business Domain Lead
ANZ

11:05
BLOCKCHAIN SOLUTIONS FOR PUBLIC SECTOR MARKETS

Katrina Donaghy
Co-founder
Civic Ledger

11:20
NEW PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT

William Zuo
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Gingkoo

Peter Christo
Head of ChinaPayments, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
Novatti

11:35
Q&A SESSION

Nigel Dobson
Banking Services Business Domain Lead
ANZ

Katrina Donaghy
Co-founder
Civic Ledger

William Zuo
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Gingkoo

Peter Christo
Head of ChinaPayments, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
Novatti

12:05
The new standard of value

Andrew Wasleyewicz
Business Development Manager
Hcash

12:35
Networking Lunch
13:35
Unlocking the power of deep science and the tech side of blockchain
  • What is the potential impact of next generation science and technologies, including blockchain on private and public industry?
  • How to create a sustainable competitive advantage using deep science and tech
  • blockchain as a key enabler of new industries within the larger digital and information economy
  • A look at the commercial applications and opportunities for blockchain across government, supply chain and financial risk

Liming Zhu
Research Director, Data 61 CSIRO and
Chair, Australian Blockchain and DLT Standardization Committee

13:55
7 Reasons why not to use Blockchain technology

A pragmatic look at the industry from the perspective of the software engineer tasked with blockchain development. In this talk, some of the common proposed uses cases are evaluated and feedback provided on how the technology works, as well as its limitations.

Lucas Cullen
Board Member
Blockchain Australia
Winner of the hackathon at the New York Consensus 2017 conference

14:15
PANEL DISCUSSION: WHAT ARE THE MAJOR TECHNICAL CHALLENGES STILL FACING BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES?

Panel moderator:

Joseph Weinberg
Technology Adviser
OECD

Panellists:

Liming Zhu
Research Director, Data 61 CSIRO
Chair, Australian Blockchain and DLT Standardization Committee

Lucas Cullen
Board Member
Blockchain Australia
Winner of the hackathon at the New York Consensus 2017 conference

Adam Koltun
Marketing Manager
The Quantum Resistant Ledger

Joseph Liu
Director, Blockchain Research Lab
Monash University

14:45
Afternoon tea
15:15
PANEL DISCUSSION: DISCUSSING THE OUTLOOK FOR STANDARDS AND REGULATION FOR BLOCKCHAIN-BASED APPLICATIONS

Panel moderator: 

Claire Wivell-Plater
Managing Director
The Fold Legal

Panellists:

Bradley Brown
National Manager Strategic Intelligence and Policy
AUSTRAC

Paul Derham
Partner
Holley Nethercote commercial & financial services lawyers

Craig Dunn
Chair, Australian Government’s Fintech Advisory Group
Non-executive Director, Westpac

Jed Horner
Policy Manager
Standards Australia

Rhonda Luo
Senior Specialist Market Infrastructure
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

16:00
Monetary and macroeconomic policy implications of the coming blockchain economy

Lord Meghnad Desai
Professor Emeritus
London School of Economics

16:30
Evolution or Revolution? How smart contracting, Blockchain and disruptive technology is transforming legal services
  • A look at the shift of legal services from a ‘labour’ to a ‘labour plus capital’ industry
  • Discussing the impact of AI and blockchain on the work of lawyers and the role of lawfirms
  • What role will lawyers need to play as blockchain transforms business

Sam Nickless
Chief Operating Officer
Gilbert & Tobin

16:55
PANEL DISCUSSION: BLOCKCHAIN POTENTIAL - A LOOK AT THE CURRENT AND PROPOSED COMMERCIAL USE CASES FOR BLOCKCHAIN GLOBALLY

Panel moderator:

Nick Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Digital Commerce Association

Panellists:

Vincent Wang
Chief Innovation Officer
China Wanxiang Group

Tal Rapke
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
ScalaMed

Loretta Joseph
Industry Advisory Council
Australian Digital Commerce Association and Fintech Leader of the Year 2017

Simon Cant
Co-founder and Managing Director
Reinventure

Nick Cliff
Emerging Technology Lead
Australian Payments Network

17:40
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:50
End of Main Conference Day One and Networking Drinks
19:00
Official Event Dinner