Day Two Conference - Wednesday 24 July

08:15
Registration and welcome coffee
08:35
Opening remarks from the Chair

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

09:00
International presentation - Applying Blockchain for e-government
  • Discovering how Japan is looking at Blockchain to build the government of tomorrow
  • Discussing current Blockchain projects taking place in the Japanese public sector
  • Analysing the challenges and opportunities of implementing Blockchain for e-government

Toshikazu Masuyama
former Senior Official
Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

TRANSFORMING GOVERNMENTS WITH BLOCKCHAIN
09:30
International case study - Developing, implementing and testing a Blockchain based e-voting platform
  • Understanding the challenges and opportunities of using Blockchain as a new e-voting platform
  • How the Thailand’s government is testing its idea using national universities
  • Discovering the latest finding and learning from other’s experience
  • Discussing the future role of Blockchain in democracies

Siriboon Chaisawat
Research Assistant
Thailand's National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC)

10:00
Panel discussion – How can Blockchain offer governments new ways of delivering services and products?
  • What are the different applications of the Blockchain technology in the public sector?
  • What are the challenges of implementing Blockchain in government institutions, services and products?
  • What are the benefits of using Blockchain instead of other emerging technologies?
  • What will government services and products look like in the future with Blockchain?

Moderator:

Katrina Donaghy
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Civic Ledger

Panellists:

Lina Lim
Managing Director & Co-Founder
TempusAdventus Advisory
 
Oleksii Konashevych
Visiting PhD Researcher
RMIT University
 
Paul Fox
Managing Director
Blockchain Pacific
10:40
MORNING TEA BREAK
Blockchain to change financial services
11:10
Partnership presentation

Ivan Bolonikhin
Chief Executive Officer
S BLOCK

11:30
Panel discussion - How can Blockchain merge security and convenience in payments and digital identity?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of using Blockchain for the digital ID?
  • Discussing case studies where Blockchain is a game changer for payments
  • How to manage payment and digital identity using Blockchain
  • What are the impacts of a Blockchain-based digital ID and payments on security and experience?

Moderator:

Robert Allen
Board Member
Australian Digital Commerce Association

Panellists:

Jason Potts
Director of the Blockchain Innovation Hub
RMIT University

Ivan Bolonikhin
Chief Executive Officer
S BLOCK

Oleksii Konashevych
Visiting PhD Researcher
RMIT University

Giang Tran
Founder / Head of Blockchain Center of Excellence / Co-Founder
Akachain.io / FPT / Utop.vn

Hoang-Long Nguyen
Head of R&D on Security and Blockchain
Akachain.io

12:10
Panel discussion – Mass adoption of cryptocurrencies – StableCoins and Libra
  • Why do Stablecoins and Libra stand out in the cryptocurrency world?
  • Discussing the future of Stablecoins-based payments network
  • Stablecoins investment – avoid or buy?

Moderator:

David Jackson
Chief Executive Officer
Blockchain Australia

Panellists:

Steve Torso
Managing Director
Wholesale Investor

Henrik Andersson
Chief Investment Officer
Apollo Capital

Fred Schebesta
Co-Founder
Finder.com

Grant Colthup
Chief Executive Officer
Mine Digital

Simon Cant
Managing Director
Reinventure
 
Daniel Bateman
Head of Investments
Asia Pacific at Blockchain Global
 
Brenda Saveluc
Director & Founder
BlackGold Legal
12:55
NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
Fusing Blockchain with new technologies
13:55
Panel discussion – Exploring the opportunities and challenges of combining emerging technologies and Blockchain
  • Listing and discussing the different emerging technologies that can be fused with Blockchain
  • What will be the implications of merging AI, VR, automation and other IoT devices with Blockchain?
  • Discussing case studies where Blockchain should be fused with certain emerging technologies – what will be the results?

Moderator:

Michael Loewy
Co-Founder
Tide

Panellists:

Salil Kanhere
Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering
University of New South Wales

Liming Zhu
Research Director and Chair, Data 61, CSIRO / Standards Australia
Blockchain and DLT Standardisation Committee

Raja Jurdak
Professor of Distributed Systems & Chair in Applied Data Sciences
Queensland University of Technology
 
Lucy Lin
Founder / Chief Marketing Officer
Forestlyn
14:35
Panel discussion - How can Blockchain innovation impact on the new retail supply chain ecosystem?
  • Why will Blockchain disrupt the supply chain and logistics industry?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities of implementing Blockchain in a supply chain?
  • How Blockchain and IoT provide traceability of the supply chain in real time
  • Discussing case studies where Blockchain is a game changer

Moderator:

Darcy Allen
Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Academic Fellow
RMIT University’s Blockchain Innovation Hub / the Worldwide Blockchain Innovation Association

Panellists:

Salil Kanhere
Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering
University of New South Wales

Louise Mercer
Chief Experience Officer
Everledger

David Lu
Founding Partner & Venture Partner
256 Ventures & Virgil Capital
 
Deborah Crowe
Founder
Love and Care 
 
Lindy Chen
Managing Director 
ChinaDirect Sourcing Services
15:15
AFTERNOON TEA BREAK
IMPROVING BLOCKCHAIN
15:45
Identifying the main problems of today’s Blockchain
  • Highlighting the vulnerabilities of Blockchain including Smart Contract, language and coding
  • Between human errors and technical limitation – how to improve Blockchain
  • Discussing the strategies to improve Blockchain design and efficiency

Lucas Cullen
Blockchain Gun
dltx

16:15
Panel discussion – Building the Blockchain of tomorrow
  • How to break new ground for speeds on Blockchain
  • What are the vulnerabilities of Smart Contract languages and the strategies to improve their design?
  • What does the future Blockchain look like?

Moderator:

Nicholas Addison
Solution Architect
ConsenSys

Panellists:

Vincent Gramoli
Founder and CEO, Red Belly Blockchain, ARC Future Fellow and A/Prof
University of Sydney, Committee Chair, ACS Blockchain

Ron Van Der Meyden
Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering
University of New South Wales Australia

Lucas Cullen
Blockchain Gun
dltx

James Ferguson
Chief Executive Officer
Fuel Games

Melissa Ran
GM & Program Director
bitfwd
16:50
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:00
END OF DAY TWO AND CONFERENCE