Blockchain Summit

BLOCKCHAIN SUMMIT '21 ON-DEMAND

THE IMPACT OF BLOCKCHAIN ON FINANCIAL SERVICES

PROGRAMME 1 OF 4

HOW IS BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTIONIZING FINANCIAL SERVICES?

WHAT WAS COVERED

  • Where are we seeing tangible impacts of blockchain across FS?
  • What are the challenges of moving from PoC to large-scale roll-out of a blockchain project?
  • How do the costs of large scale blockchain implementation stack up against the real-world benefits?
  • Can any lessons be learned from Blockchain use cases in other sectors?
  • Future or Fad: Is blockchain a genuine game-changer and how will DLT usage develop over the next 5-10 years?

GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Juan Jimenez

Juan Jiménez Zaballos,
Head of Financial Industry Transformation,
Santander Group

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Andra-Maria Maute,
Head IT Strategy,
AXA

Soren M

Søren Mortensen,
Director Global Financial Markets,
IBM

Radoslav A

Radoslav Albrecht,
Founder & CEO,
Bitbond

Elisabeth Noble,
Senior Policy Advisor,
European Banking Authority

PROGRAMME 2 OF 4

THE DEFI DIFFERENCE: HOW WILL DECENTRALISED OR OPEN FINANCE CONTINUE TO DISRUPT?

WHAT WAS COVERED

  • Why is decentralised or open finance so exciting? What impact could it have?
  • What are the stumbling blocks that might prevent mainstream adoption?
  • Is there still a place for traditional fiat currency in the future?
  • What are the challenges surrounding DeFi regulation?
  • Can a decentralized system even be regulated? What is the next stage of DeFi evolution?

GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Michele Curtoni,
VP Digital Product Development & DLT,
State Street

Jannah Patchay,
Director & Regulatory Advocacy Ambassador,
London Blockchain Foundation

Mariana Gomez de la Villa,
Distributed Ledger Technology Program Director,
ING

Lex Sokolin,
CMO & Global Fintech Co-Head,
ConsenSys

Kate Baucherel,
Blockchain Author & Digital Strategist,
Galia Digital

PROGRAMME 3 OF 4

ARE CRYPTOCURRENCIES FINALLY GOING MAINSTREAM?

WHAT WAS COVERED

  • What challenges are still holding back widespread crypto adoption?
  • How will CBDCs change the landscape and will every country soon have their own digital currency?
  • How does cryptocurrency regulation need to develop to control this rapidly growing sector?
  • How has Covid-19 helped the case for cryptocurrencies?
  • Where next for crypto and digital currencies? How will things change in the next 5 years?

GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Jillian Godsil,
Editor in Chief & Founder,
BlockLeaders

Eva Lawrence,
Chief Operating Officer,
Arcane Crypto AS

Patrick O’Donnell,
Vice President of Digital Consumer Solutions,
Mastercard

Chris Aruliah,
Global Business Development,
Bitstamp

Jan-Oliver Sell,
Head Of Operations – Germany,
Coinbase

PROGRAMME 4 OF 4

BLOCKCHAIN AND DIGITAL IDENTITY: THE DECENTRALISED IDENTITY REVOLUTION

WHAT WAS COVERED

  • How is blockchain changing today’s identity systems and processes?
  • What impact could a digital identity system have on financial inclusion and reaching the unbanked?
  • How is biometric technology improving authentication and protecting against fraud?
  • How far off are we from widespread digital identity usage? Is this still just a pipe dream?

GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Kate Baucherel,
Blockchain Author & Digital Strategist,
Galia Digital

Shiv Aggarwal,
European Lead,
Government Blockchain Association

Ivar Wiersma,
Head of Venture Development,
R3

Harish Naik,
Head of Innovation Labs,
Ally

Simon Gooch,
Director of Cyber Security & Global Digital Identity Lead for the CIO,
Accenture