Tuesday, 20 September 2016
08:30 - 09:00Registration, refreshments and networking
09:00 - 09:05Welcome and Opening Remarks [More Info]
Helen Disney, head of content, Blockchain Intelligence
09:05 - 09:45Keynote Presentation: Will 2016 be 'the year of the Blockchain'? [More Info]
Simon Dixon, co-founder and CEO, BnkToTheFuture.com
09:45 - 10:00Audience Q&A
10:00 - 11:00Bitcoin, Blockchain and Financial Services - how are digital currencies and distributed ledgers changing the marketplace? [More Info]
John Thornhill, innovation editor, Financial Times
Paul Gordon, founder, Quantave and Coinscrum
Aleksander Nowak, CIO, BlockEx
Laura Bailey, co-founder, Zerado
Dr. Pinar Emirdag, Non-Executive Director, Clearmatics

An hour long panel discussion and audience Q&A will cover the following topics:
- Public blockchains/private blockchains
- Payments innovation
- Trade finance
- Settlements
- Clearing
- Smart bonds
- Transparency
- Standards
- Smart contracts
11:00 - 11:15Refreshment break and networking
11:15 - 11:45Real World Applications - Lessons We're Learning [More Info]
Michael Mainelli, executive chairman, Z/Yen
11:45 - 12:45Risks and opportunities of the Blockchain revolution [More Info]
Joon Ian Wong, technology reporter, Quartz
Pavlo Tanasyuk, CEO, Blockverify
John Velissarios, senior principal & global blockchain technology lead, Accenture
Richard Mabey, co-founder and CEO, Juro
Marieke Flament, managing director, Europe, Circle

An hour long panel discussion and audience Q&A will cover the following topics:
- Compliance
- Regulatory environment and legal framework
- AML and KYC
- Identity, security and fraud
- Disintermediation and disruptive technologies
12:45 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:30Start up showcase [More Info]
Lawrence Lundy, head of research, Outlier Ventures
Kush Patel, CEO, Tallysticks
Maxon J.Y. Tee, co-founder, Agriledger
Aleksander Nowak, CIO, BlockEx
Jerome Rousselot, founder, Jita

Discover some of the fascinating real-world use cases for Blockchain with our rapid-fire start up showcase. A hand-picked range of 5 Blockchain start-ups will each have 10 minutes to give an elevator pitch or demo for their Blockchain application.
14:30 - 15:45Roundtable Breakout Session [More Info]
Choose from one of the following breakouts which hone in on industry verticals to explain all you need to know about how blockchain is affecting your sector
14:30 - 15:45A. Capital Markets and Custody [More Info]
Jean-Marie Mognetti, partner, Global Advisors
John Velissarios, senior principal & global blockchain technology lead, Accenture

Blockchain technology is poised to deliver a radical shake-up of the way capital markets operate. Adoption of distributed ledger technology has the potential to reduce trading costs and settlement times as well as minimising counter-party risk and allowing funds to update outdated, legacy systems. The technology poses challenges but also opens up exciting, new market opportunities for early adopters. Investment banks, hedge funds, emerging technology players, exchanges and market data vendors are positioning themselves accordingly. Are you ready for the impact blockchain technology will have on your business and your industry sector?
14:30 - 15:45B. The Legal and Regulatory Landscape [More Info]
Tomasz Mloduchowski, CTO, Zerado
Adam Cleary, chief executive, Cavenham Capital Limited

We operate in a global marketplace yet different jurisdictions are treating bitcoin in vastly different ways – some banning it; others defining it as an asset. How can the legal and regulatory framework keep pace with the rapid pace of technological change when it comes to new services enabled by the blockchain such as smart contracts or digital identity. How equipped is the current legal landscape to deal appropriately with the assignment of digital assets and digital rights?
15:45 - 16:15Refreshments and 'Speed Networking' session
16:15 - 16:30Closing speech - The future for Blockchain: into the mainstream? [More Info]
Helen Disney, head of content, Blockchain Intelligence
16:30Close of summit

Please note that the organisers reserve the right to amend the programme, timings and speakers as necessary.