Day Two - Banking & Finance Stream

08:00
Registration and welcome coffee
08:25
Unleashing the potential of blockchain

Greg Medcraft’s keynote presentation will be open to all registered attendees and will run before the start of the streamed sessions. We expect it to be standing room only, so get there early to secure a good spot.

Greg will discuss the main benefits and risks of blockchain and what regulators and policy-makers can do domestically and internationally to allow blockchain to thrive while minimising its risks.

Greg Medcraft
Director - Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs
OECD

08:55
Opening remarks from the chair

Vaughn Richtor
Chairman
Ratesetter

ANALYSING THE FUTURE OF MONEY AND THE NEW ECONOMY
09:00
INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY: INVESTIGATING BLOCKCHAIN INNOVATION AS AN ECONOMIC FORCE FOR CHINA

Vincent Wang
Chief Innovation officer
China Wanxiang Group

09:30
What does the future hold for cryptocurrencies and ICOs domestically and globally?
  • Discussing the current trends impacting fintech and ICOs
  • Decentralized exchanges and the significance to regulations
  • What is the relevance of atomic swaps for cross platform exchanges and how does it mitigate counterparty risk?
  • Unpacking the approaches for ICO regulation globally

Sam Lee
Chief Executive Officer
Blockchain Global and Bitcoin Group

10:00
Blockchain Based Solution for Credit Risk and Operational Efficiency in the $483 Trillion Global OTC Derivative Market
  • Efficiency: Reducing unnecessary costs
  • Resilience and Robustness: Building a traceable Trust Network (Trustless System)
  • Accessibility & Flexibility: Allowing users to generate and trade innovative types of derivatives

Zuotian Luan
Vice President
Fortuna Blockchain

10:30
Morning tea
11:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: What is the future of capital markets?

Panel Moderator:

Vaughn Richtor
Chairman
Ratesetter

Panellists:

Lina Lim
Head of Technology
National Stock Exchange of Australia

Richard Mccarthy
General Manager Sales & Product
Perpetual Corporate Trust

Matthew Chan
Regional Head
The US Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

Danielle Henderson
Senior Vice President, Head of Market Advocacy and Innovation Research, Asia Pacific
Northern Trust

Raj Karkara
Chief Revenue Officer and Director
tZERO

11:40
Addressing the challenge of designing and applying a regulatory framework for Blockchain in the financial sector
  • The challenges of addressing risk in an evolving and borderless digital economy
  • A look at existing policy and regulation impacting on fintech
  • An overview of regulation and policy in development to fraud and money laundering
  • What’s next? The emerging regulatory challenges globally

Bradley Brown
National Manager Strategic Intelligence and Policy
AUSTRAC

12:00
The evolution of Blockchain technology for smart contracting in financial services

Philippa Ryan
Co-convenor of the International Standards Committee on Smart Contracts
NSW Bar Association and UTS Faculty of Law

12:20
Networking lunch
13:20
Case study: VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTING IN THE AGE OF BLOCKCHAIN – POSSIBLE FUTURES

Paul Fox
Managing Director, Corran Toohill Capital
Partner, California Clean Energy Fund

13:40
Case study: Creating opportunities for complementary currency platforms
  • Reviewing the trends for tokenization and commoditization of assets globally
  • The Solara journey and the commoditization of energy resources
  • Adressing the challenge for proof of installation and existence requirements
  • The opportunity for community development using complementary currencies

Leon-Gerard Vandenberg
CTO & Evangelist
RightsFusion - Solara.io

14:00
ICO PANEL DISCUSSION: UNDERSTANDING ICOs, THEIR SHORTCOMINGS AND THEIR POTENTIAL TO CHANGE THE WAY BUSINESSES RAISE CAPITAL

Panel moderator:

Fran Strajnar
Chief Executive Officer
Brave New Coin                                                  

Panellists:

Hannah Glass
Solicitor
King & Wood Mallesons

Victor Jiang
Executive Chairman
Sapien Ventures LLP

Steve Bellotti
Chief Executive Officer
Digital Currency Holdings

Steve Torso
Managing Director
Wholesale Investor

14:40
Afternoon tea
15:10
MERGED SESSION: The exciting future of blockchain in China

In this session, you will have a chance to explore the rapid evolution of blockchain in China and hear from world leading companies that are actively using this technology to reshape their industries.

China has forged the way in blockchain adoption and these leading speakers will give you insights into their progress, their challenges and the opportunities they see.

Insights into China’s blockchain standards development

Ming Li
Director
China Electronics Standardisation Institute (CESI)

CASE STUDY: How WeBank’s financial blockchain application is helping retail customers and small businesses get better access to credit facilities

Bin Li
Director, Innovative Research and Standardisation Expert
WeBank

The future of blockchain of insurance – the intersection of blockchain and AI

Huanyu Ma
Blockchain Algorithm Engineer
ZhongAn Technology

Building a commonly-shared, ecological, four-flor platform – consisting of people, logistics, capital and information

Yukun Hao
Operations Director General, Technology Research Institute
HNA Tech

PANEL DISCUSSION: How are Chinese companies accelerating blockchain innovation and what are the lessons for others?

Panel moderator:

Nick Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Digital Commerce Association

Panellists:

Bin Li
Director, Innovative Research and Standardisation Expert
WeBank

Yukun Hao
Operations Director General, Technology Research Institute
HNA Tech

Huanyu Ma
Blockchain Algorithm Engineer
ZhongAn Technology

Ming Li
Director
China Electronics Standardisation Institute (CESI)

Vincent Wang
Chief Innovation officer
China Wanxiang Group

William Zuo
CEO & Founder
Gingkoo

Danny Deng
Chairman
Tai Cloud

William Zhu
Founding Partner, Consensus Investment
President, The Blockchainer

16:40
Closing remarks from the Chair
16:50
End of Day Two