MELBOURNE

16 sessions
45+ speakers

Subject matter experts
Enterprise Blockchain leaders
Conference

Agenda

A feature packed agenda.
Industry leaders in every keynote and panel segment.


Stream A

Main Stage


TOPIC

EVENT WELCOME

YVONNE ADELE – EVENT MC

8:45 | Plenary

TOPIC

Opening Address

MATT CARRICK – Deputy Secretary Investment and Economic Projects Division, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.
JOHN PAITARIDIS – Managing Director Optus Business

8:55 | Plenary

TOPIC

BLOCKCHAIN 101 – INTRODUCTION (10 mins)

STEVE VALLAS – BlockchainAPAC Founder

9:05 | Plenary

TOPIC

BLOCKCHAIN AND THE NEW ECONOMY

PROFESSOR JASON POTTS – RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub

9:15 | Plenary

TOPIC

FINANCE AND EMERGING FINTECH APPLICATIONS IN BLOCKCHAIN

CAROLINE BOWLER – Red Flag Consulting
PHILIPPA RYAN – Barrister, Lecturer UTS
ROBERT LANGLEY – NAB Enterprise Architect, Payments & Blockchain
JOSHUA BUIRSKI – Asia Pacific Operations Decred Project

9.50 | Plenary


Morning Tea

10:30-11:00 | Main Hall

TOPIC

IDENTITY & PRIVACY – THE TRANSFORMATION OF PERSONAL DATA RIGHTS

CINDY NICHOLSON GAICD ACC – Optus, Centre for Industry & 4.0 Financial Services

11.00 | Plenary

TOPIC

AUSTRALIAN USE CASES – EMERGING BLOCKCHAIN APPLICATIONS

ALAN TSEN – Fintech Victoria
CINDY NICHOLSON – OPTUS
KATRINA DONAGHY – Civic Ledger
LOUISE MERCER – Everledger

11:40 | Plenary

TOPIC

A BLOCKCHAIN WORLD VIEW – IMPLICATIONS FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

DEE MCGRATH – Managing Partner, IBM Global Business Services

12:20 | Plenary


Lunch Break

1:00-1:45 | Main Hall

TOPIC

APPLICATIONS AND SAAS USE CASES

STEVE DYSON – Partner Deloitte
SCOTT NI – Alibaba
KIERSTEN JOWETT – Researcher, Blockchain Educator
APURVA CHIRANEWALA – Strategy and Growth Sendle

1:45 | Plenary

TOPIC

REGULATION AND THE IMPACT OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY ON THE LAW

JONI PIROVICH – Lawyer, Hall & Wilcox
JOSH HYLAND – Trade and Investment AUSTRADE
MICHAEL RIVETTE – Barrister

2:25 | Plenary

TOPIC

THE IMPACT OF BLOCKCHAIN IN EDUCATION – RESHAPING OUR TECHNOLOGY FUTURE

MARK GUSTOWSKI – CEO, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia
GREG ADAMSON GAICD – Enterprise Fellow for Cyber Security, University of Melbourne
ELLIE RENNIE – Assoc Professor & Principal Research Fellow at RMIT University
JENNY LUCA – Head of Digital Learning & Practice at Wesley College

3:00 | Plenary


Afternoon Tea

3:40-4:10 | Main Hall

TOPIC

USE CASES – PARTNERSHIPS & PROOF OF CONCEPTS

MARK EBELING – Blockchain CTO IBM
PAUL BUREN HUTCHISON – VP Cognitive Process Transformation IBM
NATASHA BLYCHA – Herbert Smith Freehills
MARK STAPLES – Data61

4:10 | Plenary

TOPIC

PROOF OF CONCEPT TO PRODUCTION – BUSINESS MODELS, REGULATION & TECHNOLOGY

PAUL SIN – Deloitte China

4:40 | Plenary

TOPIC

WHAT’S NEXT – THE FUTURE OF BLOCKCHAIN APPLICATIONS

STEPHEN ALEXANDER – Business Strategy Manager, Global Solutions ConsenSys

5:20 | Plenary

Event MC

Closing Remarks

5:30 | Plenary


Cocktail and networking

5:30-6:30 | Main Hall

Stream B

Advanced Room


TOPIC

SESSION 1A – HOW TO RUN A PROOF OF CONCEPT (POC)

GENDRY MORALES – Flight Plan

11:00 | Room 2

TOPIC

SESSION 1B – BLOCKCHAIN FOR SOCIAL IMPACT AND SOCIAL INNOVATION

LINA LIM – Director Blockchain Philanthropy Foundation, Head of Technology NSX
CHRIS ZHONG – Digital Industry X.0 Blockchain Lead, Accenture
ROSA THOMPSON – Project Manager ConsenSys APAC

11:40 | Room 2

TOPIC

SECTION 1C – NEM BLOCKCHAIN – BUILDING ON AN ENTERPRISE CHAIN

JOSH ROWE – Head of Technology Business Management at ANZ
JASON LEE – NEM Expansion Director for Aus & NZ
USE CASES – Copyright Bank and Rocket Shoes

12:20 | Room 2

TOPIC

SECTION 1D – TRANSFORMING INDUSTRIES THROUGH NEW BLOCKCHAIN PROTOCOLS

PK RASAM – RUBIX.

1:45 | Room 2

TOPIC

SECTION 1E – SECURITY TOKEN OFFERINGS – THE NEW REGULATED ICO’S

HENRIK ANDERSSON – CIO Apollo Capital
JAMES WAUGH – Founder Blueblock

2:25 | Room 2

TOPIC

SECTION 1F – BLOCKCHAIN: WHAT IT DOES AND ITS TECHNICAL LIMITATIONS

KATHERINE NOALL – CEO Sphere Identity

3:00 | Room 2

TOPIC

SESSION 1G – BLOCKCHAIN CREDENTIALS – HOW RED CROSS IS USING BLOCKCHAIN TO MAKE VOLUNTEERING EASIER

NICK BYRNE – Type Human
AMANDA ROBINSON – Head of Social Innovation Australian Red Cross
TOM NASH – Founder at Flex Dapps

4:10 | Room 2

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