Day One Conference - Wednesday, 14 October

08:00
Registration and welcome coffee

08:40
Opening remarks from the Chair

Nicholas Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Blockchain Australia

THE BLOCKCHAIN INDUSTRY IN 2020 – SHORT AND LONG TERM OPPORTUNITIES

08:50
Reviewing fintech initiatives impacting the blockchain ecosystem in Australia
  • Advancing the initiatives and uptake of fintech in Australia
  • Supporting the development of technologies that improve the financial wellbeing of Australians
  • Outlining Australia’s blockchain future

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

09:10
Preparing business and the broader employment market for technology led disruption

The Hon Ed Husic MP
Federal Member for Chifley
Federal Opposition

09:30
Exclusive video message: The National Blockchain Roadmap

The Hon Karen Andrews MP
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology
Parliament of Australia

09:40
Reviewing the National Blockchain Roadmap and Australia’s strategy regarding blockchain technology
  • The National Blockchain Roadmap and its strategy for driving the long-term development of blockchain
  • Collaborating with industry to unpack the potential of blockchain in Australia
  • Building on Australia’s international competitiveness in the emerging blockchain industry

Leanne Kemp
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Everledger

10:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Unpacking the National Blockchain Roadmap - where to from here?
  • Will the National Blockchain Roadmap give our industry the boost it needs?
  • What’s happening with the key use cases?
  • What more do we need from Government?
  • What must the blockchain industry do to help itself?

Moderator:

Nicholas Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Blockchain Australia

Panellists:

Adrian Przelozny
Chief Executive Officer
Independent Reserve

Leanne Kemp
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Everledger

Paul Stonham
General Manager Distributed Ledger Technology
ASX

Daniel Chidgey
Head of Stakeholder Engagement
Standards Australia

10:40
Morning tea

11:10
Blockchain Australia Startup Members 5-minute pitches

Moderator:

Steve Torso
Managing Director
Wholesale Investor

EXAMINING HOW BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IS TRANSFORMING ORGANISATIONAL OPERATIONS IN AUSTRALIA AND AROUND THE WORLD
11:30
The Libra Association, Facebook and the digital currency race
  • Outlining Libra's progress and its objectives.
  • Examining the potential impacts and opportunities for Libra
  • A look at the changing landscape ahead

Luke Behncke
Executive Chair
Holon Global Investments

12:00
Partner presentation
12:30
Networking lunch
13:30
Panel discussion: How can blockchain help you to achieve your sustainability goals?
  • Leveraging blockchain to facilitate easier use of renewable energy
  • Impact funding and green bonds
  • Blockchain applications in conservation, wildlife stewardship, financial inclusion and serving the unbanked

Moderator:
Rob Allen

Deputy Chair
Blockchain Australia

Panellists:
Anya Nova

Crypto Economist and Corporate Development
Power Ledger

Lisa Wade
Co-Founder
Impact 2080

Michael Lebbon
Co-Founder
EMMI

Anorah John
Innovation Project Specialist
WWF

Samantha Jewel
Chief Executive Officer
Climatefood

14:10
Panel discussion: Increasing trust and efficiency in agricultural supply chains
  • Leading sectors and integrating trade documentation – where is the single window?
  • From sectoral solutions to a national approach – supporting brand Australia?
  • Ports, shipping and cold chain solutions

Moderator:
Rob Allen

Deputy Chair
Blockchain Australia

Panellists:
David Travers
Co-Founder
VinoTrust

Bridie Ohlsson
Chief Executive Officer
Geora

14:50
Partner presentation
15:20
Afternoon tea
15:50
Case Study: Creating and managing non-fungible assets in games

This session will explore Reinventure’s venture with Immutable to create Gods Unchained, and their experience building and developing the blockchain ecosystem essential to the project

Simon Cant
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Reinventure

16:20
The future of blockchain and what this means for industry
  • Examining what the future holds for blockchain and what comes next
  • Exploring the impact of evolving blockchain technology on industry
  • Understanding how industry can prepare for the disruption caused by blockchain

Tim Lea
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Fractonium

BUILDING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR THE MAINSTREAM ADOPTION OF BLOCKCHAIN
16:40
Panel Discussion: Unpacking the business obstacles to adopting blockchain technology
  • Understanding why businesses aren’t adopting blockchain
  • Blockchain beyond the pilot – what happens next?
  • What do businesses need to prepare for blockchain adoption?

Moderator:

Leigh Travers
Executive Director
DigitalX

Panellists:

Stephen Wilson
VP & Principal Analyst
Constellation Research

Jason Potts
Director Blockchain Innovation Hub
RMIT

Louise Mercer
Chief Experience Officer
Everledger

Steve Vallas
Founder and Director
Honey Digital

Katrina Donaghy
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Civic Ledger

17:20
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:30
End of Day One and networking drinks
19:00
Australian Blockchain Innovation Awards 2020 aka ‘ The Blockies’