Day One Conference - Wednesday 29 April

08:15
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

09:20
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

09:50
Panel Discussion: A closer look at blockchain technology in its current state - where is the industry heading?
  • Reviewing the critical factors influencing the direction the blockchain industry is headed
  • Outlining what blockchain technology can currently achieve and what its limitations are
  • Public vs private blockchains – what can reasonably be implemented in the near future?

Moderator:

Nicholas Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Blockchain Australia

Panellists:

Luke Behncke
Executive Chair
Holon Global Investments

Adrian Przelozny
Chief Executive Officer
Independent Reserve

Steve Vallas
Founder and Director
Honey Digital

Louise Mercer
Chief Customer Experience Officer
Everledger

10:30
Morning tea
11:00
Growing Australia’s blockchain industry
  • How is Australia leading and shaping international standards for blockchain?
  • Accelerating the adoption of blockchain technology
  • The future of blockchain standards in priority areas

Daniel Chidgey
Head of Stakeholder Engagement
Standards Australia

11:30
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

12:00
Partner presentation
12:30
Networking lunch
13:30
Partner presentation
EXAMINING HOW BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IS TRANSFORMING ORGANISATIONAL OPERATIONS IN AUSTRALIA AND AROUND THE WORLD
14:00
Case Study: The applications of blockchain technology in the clean energy market
  • Applying blockchain technology to reduce time and transaction costs
  • Driving efficiencies in auditing, certification and identification of clean energy
  • Moving beyond trials to the commercial deployment of an energy trading platform
  • Leveraging blockchain to facilitate easier use of renewable energy

Anya Nova
Crypto Economist and Corporate Development
Power Ledger

14:30
Session to be announced
15:00
Case Study: Developing a blockchain based point of sales payment system
  • Applications of blockchain in the travel industry
  • Expanding the network of uses for digital currency
  • Utilising the efficiency, transparency and accountability of blockchain for improved outcomes

Caleb Yeoh
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
TravelbyBit

15:30
Afternoon tea
16:00
Panel Discussion: Applications of blockchain technology in fund and asset management
  • Improving the privacy and security of data through blockchain
  • Achieving asset and transaction transparency
  • Exploring the efficiencies offered by blockchain in the future

Moderator:

Nicholas Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Blockchain Australia

Panellists:

Deryck Graham 
Founder & Chief Executive  Officer
Portal Asset Management

Mark Witten
Chief Investment Officer & Executive Director
Portal Asset Management

Steve Torso
Managing Director
Wholesale Investor

Leigh Travers
Executive Director
DigitalX

16:40
Case Study: Creating and managing non-fungible assets in games

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

Simon Cant
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Reinventure

17:10
Designing with blockchain at CSIRO’s Data61
  • Legal reasoning and smart contracts using blockchain
  • Analysing and improving the trustworthiness of blockchain
  • Using blockchain to deliver productivity benefits

Mark Staples
Senior Principal Researcher
CSIRO’s Data61

17:40
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:50
End of Day One and networking drinks
19:00
Australian Blockchain Innovation Awards 2020 aka ‘ The Blockies’