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 the future of Blockchain

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 the future of blockchain and its role in moving 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
The future of Blockchain in Australia

The Hon. Craig Laundy
Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science
Australian Government

09:35
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

09:50
Our Future: Emerging Technologies and Young Minds

Blockchain Technologies at Melbourne Girls Grammar

Ivan Carlisle
Director of STEM
Melbourne Girls Grammar

Millicent Perkins
School Captain
Melbourne Girls Grammar

10:10
From digital asset to smart economy - public blockchain can be legal/compliance-compatible

Da Hongfei
Founder
NEO

10:40
Morning Tea
11:10
International Case Study: Investigating Blockchain innovation as an economic force for China
  • Understanding why China offers the ideal platform for blockchain opportunities, innovation and development compared to the west
  • Why building a trust economy is essential for China’s transformation, and how blockchain works as a trust engine
  • A new look at Das Kapital: blockchain as “productive relation” (Produktionsverhältnisse) innovation, and AI as “productive force” (Produktivkräfte) breakthrough
  • IoT Unchained: How blockchain is enabling smart cities and industrial internet - the Wanxiang vision

Vincent Wang
Chief Innovation officer
China Wanxiang Group

11:40
Convergence of technologies - the role and impact of Blockchain, IOT and AI in the future of commerce

James Kyd
General Manager Strategy and Operations - Chief Technology Office and Innovation
Telstra

12:10
Panel Discussion: Blockchain potential - a look at the current and proposed commercial use cases for Blockchain globally
  • Exploring the cross-industry potential for blockchain technology
  • A look at commercially viable pilots and projects currently in place and what has made them successful
  • Understanding the current challenges to orgaisations looking to implement blocckhain technology
  • Predicting the next wave for blockchain technology applications and uses

Panel moderator: 

Nick Giurietto 
Chief Executive Officer 
Australian Digital Commerce Association

Panellists:

Vincent Wang
Chief Innovation Officer
China Wanxiang Group

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

Tal Rapke
Director of Innovation
Sanofi

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

Simon Cant
Co-founder and Managing Director
Reinventure

APPLYING A REGULATORY FRAMEWORK TO ADDRESS RISK
12:50
Networking Lunch
13:50
Panel Discussion: Discussing the outlook for standards and regulation for Blockchain-based applications
  • Discussing the outlook for standards and regulation for blockchain-based applications
  • Global trends for standards and regulatory policies and the potential impact on commercialization of blockchain
  • Policy and standards development in the APAC region, including government policy positions
  • How can blockchain regulation, as well as voluntary standards, foster a better commercial environment?

Panel moderator:

Nick Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Digital Commerce Association

Panellists

Bradley Brown
National Manager Strategic Intelligence and Policy
AUSTRAC

Philippa Ryan
Barrister and Lecturer
NSW Bar Association and UTS Faculty of Law

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

Jed Horner
Policy Manager
Standards Australia

Nick Cliff
Emerging Technology Lead 
Australian Payments Network

Adam Koltun
Marketing Manager
The Quantum Resistant Ledger

CREATING A VIABLE ENVIRONMENT TO EFFECTIVELY LEVERAGE BLOCKCHAIN
14:30
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

15:00
Exploring distributed ledger technology applications (DLT) in the property sector – Digitisation of Bank Guarantees
  • Addressing real customer problems through emerging technology and partnerships
  • Exploring the dematerialising traditional Bank Guarantee documents
  • Understanding blockchain’s capacity for preventing fraud as well as enhancing reconciliation and retention
  • A look at the promoting standardisation in a multi-lateral network

Nigel Dobson
Banking Services Business Domain Lead
ANZ

15:30
Afternoon tea
16:00
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

16:30
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

17:00
How to create the right environment for commercially viable Blockchain solutions
  • Discussing the key challenges to main stream adoption and commercialization of blockchain
  • Public vs Private blockchain – the benefits and pitfalls of each
  • Examining the capabilities of the various platforms available
  • Being “blockchain ready” - Strategies for assessing the business case for implementing blockchain in an organisation

Panel moderator: 

Nick Giurietto 
Chief Executive Officer 
Australian Digital Commerce  Association

Panellists:

Sam Lee
Chief Executive Officer
Blockchain Global and Bitcoin Group

Lucas Cullen 
Board Member
Blockchain Australia

Sam Nickless
Chief Operating Officer
Gilbert & Tobin

Lina Lim
Head of Technology
National Stock Exchange of Australia

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