Day Two Conference

08:00
Welcome coffee

08:40
Opening remarks from the Chair

Nicholas Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Blockchain Australia

REGULATING THE BLOCKCHAIN – TACKLING THE CURRENT CHALLENGES AND PAVING THE WAY FOR THE FUTURE

08:50
Live video presentation: Understanding what the future holds for blockchain and cryptofinance
  • A look at the transformational impact of blockchain
  • Navigating regulatory constraints associated with blockchain
  • How can governments support the adoption of blockchain technology?

Tim Draper
Founding Partner
Draper Associates

09:20
Policing the blockchain – a regulatory perspective
  • What does the future of regulation for emerging technologies like blockchain look like?
  • Understanding the economic and social impact of blockchain technology
  • How to overcome the challenges raised by distributed ledger technology and the next steps for regulators

Caroline Malcolm
Head, Blockchain Policy Centre
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

09:50
Leading the development of international standards for smart contracts
  • Unpacking the development of global smart contract standards
  • Exploring the automation of trust and the accountability of algorithms
  • Increasing the interoperability of smart contracts across countries and technologies

Philippa Ryan
Chair Blockchain Technical Committee Smart Contracts Working Group
Standards Australia

10:20
Morning tea
10:50
Breaking down compliance, risk management and global regulatory outreach for cryptocurrency
  • Partnering with government to advance the adoption of blockchain technology
  • Developing a compliance strategy for cryptocurrency
  • Strengthening risk capability frameworks at Binance

Samuel Lim
Chief Compliance Officer
Binance

11:20
Panel Discussion: Blockchain applications in developing a reusable, digital credential
  • Blockchain’s role in KYCs – exploring the potential of blockchain to make KYC data reusable
  • Tapping into the power of blockchain in digital identity management
  • Understanding the barriers to transitioning to a blockchain based KYC platform and how far the industry is from mainstream adoption

Moderator:

Cindy Nicholson
Chief Executive Officer
serendipID

Panellists:

Stephen Wilson 
VP & Principal Analyst 
Constellation Research

Katryna Dow
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Meeco

Nick Byrne
Director
TypeHuman

Victora Richardson
Head of Strategy
Australian Payments Network

John Phillips
Partner
460degrees

12:00
Partner presentation: A COMPLETE SOLUTION IN BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY BETHEL

Chanaki De Costa
Director
Future CX

12:10
Partner presentation
12:30
Networking lunch
THE FUTURE OF CRYPTOFINANCE AND TOKENS
13:30
Decentralised finance – the risks and opportunities of unstoppable financial instruments
  • What is in the market and is DeFi legal?
  • Unstoppable liquidity that anybody can tap into, regulated or not
  • Taking a nuanced and intelligent approach to a regulation proof technology

Alexander Ramsey
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Flex Dapps

14:00
Panel Discussion: The future of cryptocurrency and tokens and the challenges going forward
  • Examining what the future holds for cryptocurrency and tokens in the short and long term
  • Investment considerations for cryptocurrency and tokens
  • Managing the risks associated with alternative currency platforms

Moderator:

Grant Colthup
Director
Blockchain Australia

Panellists:

Matteo Salerno
Chief Executive Officer
TrigonX

Jonathon Desmond Miller
Managing Director
Kraken

Caroline Bowler
Chief Executive Officer
BTC Markets

Kain Warwick
Founder
Synthetix

Glenn Woo
Managing Director and Head of APAC
Ledger

14:40
Australian Digital Currency Industry Code of Conduct Update

Nicholas Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Blockchain Australia

15:00
Afternoon tea
15:30
Q&A with the Blockchain Award Winners

This interactive session will be an opportunity to ask your burning questions and hear firsthand from the winners of the Australian Blockchain Innovation Awards 2020.

Moderator:

Karen Cohen
State President Victoria
Blockchain Australia

REVIEWING THE MOST CUTTING EDGE ADVANCES IN BLOCKCHAIN AND WHAT THIS MEANS GOING FORWARD
16:00
Panel discussion: Unpacking the latest research in blockchain technology
  • Exploring how blockchain technology can be best utilised for business
  • Developing industry understanding and implementation of blockchain technologies
  • Using blockchain to deliver productivity benefits

Moderator:

Adam Poulton
Chair
Blockchain Australia

Panellists:

Joseph Liu
Director Monash Blockchain Technology Centre
Monash University

Yang Xiang
Dean of Digital Research and Innovation Capability Platform
Swinburne University

Mark Staples
Senior Principal Researcher
CSIRO’s Data61

16:40
Panel Discussion: Improving investor outcomes through blockchain applications in fund management
  • Defining 'Improving investor outcomes' and understanding the industry's key challenges
  • How can blockchain help the industry meet the challenges it faces?
  • What does the roadmap to a better national savings industry look like?

Moderator:

Nicholas Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Blockchain Australia

Panellists:

Michael Bacina
Partner
Piper Alderman

Connie McKeage
Chief Executive Officer
One Vue

David Knights
Chair
Australian Custodial Services Association

Doug Bryden
Head of Operations and Client Services
Fidelity International

17:20
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:30
End of Day Two and close of conference