Day One Conference - Tuesday 23 July

08:15
Registration and welcome coffee

08:45
Opening remarks from the Chair

Nick Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Australian Digital Commerce Association

ADOPTING BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

09:00
Unleashing Blockchain technology in Australia – replacing the CHESS platform
  • Realizing the potential of Blockchain and how the technology will impact market and business practices
  • Highlighting the challenges and opportunities of replacing CHESS with Blockchain, from financial results to technical performance
  • Identifying the next steps needed to unleash Blockchain technology in Australia

Peter Hiom
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
ASX

09:30
Dubai's Blockchain Implementation Toolset

Dr. Alzarouni founded the region’s first innovation hub for Blockchain technology. The center aims to bring together Blockchain thought leaders, developers, investors, and educators. It is a place to engage with the Blockchain community. Discover how Dr. Alzarouni established the Blockchain center and its role in Dubai

Dr. Marwan Alzarouni
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Dubai Blockchain Center

10:00
Panel discussion: Blockchain policy, standards and collaboration – what is the role of governments in the age of Blockchain?
  • Discussing current Blockchain policy, standards and collaboration in the APAC region
  • What are the tools needed to grow a sustainable Blockchain ecosystem?
  • What are the challenges and limitations of standards and policy?

Moderator:

Nick Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Australian Digital Commerce Association

Panellists:

Toshikazy Masuyamase
former Senior Official 
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
 
Vi Le
Stakeholder Engagement Manager 
Standards Australia
 
Joni Pirovich
Lawyer
Hall & Wilcox
 
Chloe White
Capital Markets and Payments Unit, Financial System Division
The Treasury
 
Dr. Marwan Alzarouni
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Dubai Blockchain Center
10:40
THE TIPPING POINT OF ENTERPRISE BLOCKCHAIN IN AUSTRALIA

Are organisations getting wise to the complexity of Blockchain projects? Are they tolerating the pain of consortiums in exchange for gaining the benefits and unleashing the power they offer?

As IBM’s global initiatives reach their own tipping points, are we also on the cusp of breakthroughs in Australia? Hear from IBM Blockchain leaders Rupert Colchester and Paul Hutchison as they explore these trends and share their insights on enterprise Blockchain in Australia.

Paul Hutchison
Vice President Blockchain GIU - Asia Pacific
Global Business Services, IBM

Rupert Colchester
Blockchain Leader
IBM Australia and New Zealand

11:10
Morning Tea
11:40
New economic models based on Blockchain
  • How massive Blockchain adoption with transform the platform economy
  • Profiling the new economic model – between challenges and opportunities
  • How private and public organisations will benefit from the new economic models based on Blockchain

Paul Fox
Managing Director
Blockchain Pacific

12:20
Adoption of Digital Identity – Discussing the different approaches

Where is the golden mean between two approaches in digital identity? EU - highly developed but centralized or US - wild west of unstructured free market. Discover the agnostic Digital ID on Blockchain.

Oleksii Konashevych
Visiting PhD researcher
RMIT University

12:40
Partner presentation
13:00
Networking lunch break
COMMERCIALISING BLOCKCHAIN
13:50
Federal Ministerial Presentation

Fintech priorities and opportunities for Blockchain

Senator the Hon Jane Hume
Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology
Parliament of Australia

14:20
Revolutionising capital raising and managing payments in complex ecosystems
  • Discussing Commonwealth Bank’s world first Blockchain-bond system a year after its launch
  • Highlighting the challenges faced and lessons learned
  • Using disruptive technologies to aid developing nations stabilise their economies and management processes
  • Assessing the future of Blockchain in payments and capital raising

Sophie Gilder
Head of Experimentation - Blockchain, Embodied AI & Emerging Tech, Innovation Labs
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

14:50
Panel discussion – What does big business and industry think about Blockchain?
  • How is Blockchain currently used in major industries?
  • Is Blockchain always the solution for big business? What are the limitations?
  • What are the main challenges of implementing Blockchain in established businesses and industries?

Moderator:

Cindy Nicholson
CEO/Managing Director
Braintree

Panellists: 

Carolyn Trickett
Head of Business Technology
JLL
 
Bláthnaid Byrne
Group Treasurer
AGL Energy 
 
Nigel Dobson
Business Services Business Domain Lead
ANZ
 
Rupert Colchester
Blockchain Leader
IBM Australia and New Zealand
 
Claudio Lisco
Strategic Initiatives Lead
ConsenSys
PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF BLOCKCHAIN
15:30
Afternoon tea
16:00
Using Public Blockchain for Public Innovation

Jason Rockwood
VP, North America
VeChain

16:20
Panel discussion – How to choose a Blockchain platform for your business?
  • Comparing different Blockchain platforms and how they impact a business or project
  • Understanding the considerations for each different use case
  • Listening to individual experiences of specific platforms

Moderator:

Mark Staples
Senior Principal Researcher
CSIRO's Data61

Panellists:

Sophie Gilder
Head of Experimentation - Blockchain, Embodied AI & Emerging Tech, Innovation Labs
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Chris Zhong
President
Blockchain Philanthropy Foundation
 
Hannah Glass
Senior Associate
King & Wood Mallesons
17:00
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:15
End of Day One and networking drinks