Day Two Conference - Thursday 30 April

08:15
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
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
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:

Nicholas Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Blockchain Australia

Panellists:

Stephen Wilson 
VP & Principal Analyst 
Constellation Research

Jackie Kallman
Head of Innovation Services
ANZ

Paul Fox
Managing Director
Corran Toohill Capital

Katryna Dow
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Meeco

10:30
Morning tea
BUILDING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR THE MAINSTREAM ADOPTION OF BLOCKCHAIN
11:00
Unpacking the business obstacles to adopting blockchain technology
  • Understanding why businesses aren’t adopting blockchain
  • Blockchain beyond the pilot – what happens next?
  • Bridging the gap between proof of concept and production

Stephen Wilson
VP & Principal Analyst
Constellation Research

11:30
Identifying and addressing the consumer’s pain points through blockchain
  • Understanding the frictions for customers that blockchain can eliminate
  • Working around constraints to develop feasible applications with commercial value
  • Leveraging blockchain to deliver superior customer experience
  • Exploring the proven business outcomes that blockchain technology can achieve

Jason Potts
Director Blockchain Innovation Hub
RMIT

12:00
Partner presentation
12:30
Networking lunch
THE FUTURE OF CRYPTOFINANCE AND TOKENS
13:30
Blockchain’s applications in decentralised finance (DeFi) and decentralised autonomous organisations (DAO)
  • Decentralisation of organisations in the future and how this will impact governance
  • Understanding how DeFi can move beyond financing of loans for crypto speculation
  • Outlining how new forms of organisations can be governed and who will accrue value in a new world of money

Paul Fox
Managing Director
Corran Toohill Capital

14:00
Blockchain in cryptofinance – a look at the applications, shortcomings and future potential
  • Blockchain applications in exchange and cross border remittance
  • Increasing the accessibility of capital through tokenised distributed ledger systems
  • Moving beyond competing with fiat currencies to facilitating their movement

Kain Warwick
Founder
Synthetix

14:30
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:
Nicholas Giurietto

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Blockchain Australia

Panellists:
Henrik Andersson
Chief Investment Officer
Apollo Capital

Matteo Salerno
Chief Executive Officer
TrigonX

Jonathon Desmond Miller
Managing Director
BitTrade

15:10
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.

15:40
Afternoon tea
REVIEWING THE MOST CUTTING EDGE ADVANCES IN BLOCKCHAIN AND WHAT THIS MEANS GOING FORWARD
16:10
Developing the technology of blockchain and its impact on industry
  • Exploring how blockchain technology can be best utilised for business
  • Collaborating across disciplines to apply innovations in different contexts
  • Demonstrating secure foundations and usability of blockchain technology

Joseph Liu
Director Monash Blockchain Technology Centre
Monash University

16:40
Advancing blockchain technology and platforms
  • Developing industry understanding and implementation of blockchain technologies
  • Driving strategic developments to address complex business problems
  • Leveraging partnerships to consolidate complimentary capabilities and networks

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

17:10
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:20
End of Day Two and close of conference