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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

*london march 2017!

http://www.marketforce.eu.com/events/financial-services/blockchain-summit  mainly financial

09:00
Welcome address by Juliet Knight, Director, Marketforce
09:05
Chair’s opening remarks
Dr Cliff Evans
 
Dr Cliff Evans
Vice President, Head of Digital for Banking and Capital Markets
Capgemini

Session One: Mapping out the future of blockchain in financial services

Leaders’ Forum
Industry leaders at the forefront of blockchain developments will deliver keynote speeches exploring the key strategic implications of the technology. These will be followed by a discussion on the future of blockchain in financial services, critically evaluating its potential impact, scope and timeline of implementations.
09:25
A vision of financial services in 2025: the role of blockchain
Barry Childe
 
Barry Childe
Distinguished Engineer
HSBC
09:45
Unleashing the power of blockchain in payments
Jonathan Vaux
 
Jonathan Vaux
Executive Director of New Digital Payments and Strategy
VISA Europe
10:05
Leading the way in innovation in capital markets
Fredrik Ekström
 
Fredrik Ekström
President
Nasdaq Clearing
10:25
Panel Discussion
Predicting the future of blockchain in financial services
  • Seeing beyond the hype: which problems can blockchain applications realistically solve?
  • What is driving investment in blockchain within the financial services?
  • How will ownership of and responsibility for blockchain architectures develop?
  • Disrupt or be disrupted? What could be the cost of not investing in blockchain?
  • Will blockchain change the established business models of financial institutions?
  • What will be the next big milestone for blockchain technology?
  • Which use cases will prove to be scalable for large financial institutions?
  • How do timeframes for adoption vary across different areas of financial services?
Barry Childe
 
Barry Childe
Distinguished Engineer
HSBC
 
Jonathan Vaux
 
Jonathan Vaux
Executive Director of New Digital Payments and Strategy
VISA Europe
Diana Chan
 
Diana Chan
Chief Executive Officer
EuroCCP
 
Fredrik Ekström
 
Fredrik Ekström
President
Nasdaq Clearing
11:05
Refreshments

Session Two: Understanding the challenges of blockchain implementation

11:20
Implementing blockchain solutions: insight from the R3 consortium
As the latest buzzword in disruptive technologies, blockchain has garnered significant investments in financial services but questions of scalability and mass adoption still remain. A senior representative from R3CEV, the start-up behind the consortium counting over 40 banks among its members, will shed light on the road ahead for harnessing the full potential of blockchain applications.
Brian McNulty
 
Brian McNulty
Managing Director
R3
11:40
Panel Discussion
Overcoming the challenges of blockchain implementation
  • Commercial incentives: how will remuneration and fee structures work?
  • Will lack of standardisation of blockchain platforms inhibit practical applications? 
  • In what ways can interoperability between blockchains be ensured?
  • Do permissioned blockchains compromise the technology’s inherent security?
  • What organisations are best placed to fulfil a trust validation role?
  • What challenges will the computational power demand bring?
  • What are the realities of transferring existing databases into blocks?
  • How limiting are legacy systems in blockchain implementation?
Brian McNulty
 
Brian McNulty
Managing Director
R3
 
Calogero Scibetta
 
Calogero Scibetta
Head of Business Development
Everledger
Ben Wyeth
 
Ben Wyeth
Senior Innovation Engineer
Royal Bank of Scotland
 
Philippe Ruault
 
Philippe Ruault
Chief Innovation & Digital Officer
BNP Securities Services
Edan Yago
 
Edan Yago
CEO
Epiphyte
12:20
The future of global financial infrastructure
As an immutable distributed ledger, blockchain has the potential to be the backbone of global financial communication. Andrew Muir from SWIFT will explore the possibilities of this technology and the challenges of large-scale implementation.
Andrew Muir
 
Andrew Muir
Head of Standards Operations
SWIFT
12:40
Questions
12:45
Lunch

Session Three: The impact of regulation on blockchain developments

13:45
Navigating the legal landscape for blockchain developments
  • Highlighting the legal implications of blockchain
  • Overcoming the legal barriers
  • Shaping your solution to meet legal requirements
  • Understanding the regulator’s perspective
John Salmon
 
John Salmon
Partner
Hogan Lovells
14:05
Panel Discussion
Adopting blockchains in a highly regulated industry
  • How will blockchain solutions fit with the existing regulatory regime? 
  • What shifts in regulation should be proposed to facilitate adoption?
  • How can collaboration with regulators be optimised?
  • How can optimal transparency be achieved?
  • What are the potential benefits of blockchain architectures in regulatory reporting?
  • Digital authentication: how can blockchain aid compliance with KYC and AML regulation?
Siân Jones
 
Siân Jones
Founder
European Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology Forum
 
Javier Sebastián
 
Javier Sebastián
Principal Economist of Digital Regulation
BBVA Research
Benjamin Whitby
 
Benjamin Whitby
Regulatory Conduct and Financial Crime Specialist
HSBC
 
John Salmon
 
John Salmon
Partner
Hogan Lovells

Session Four: A spotlight on distributed ledgers in post-trade applications


    14:45
    Panel Discussion
    At the forefront of blockchain innovation: pushing progress in post-trade applications
    • Exploring the advantages of distributed ledgers in post-trade services
    • Moving beyond proof-of-concept: strategies for implementing new applications
    • How can existing applications be scaled up for high-volume clearing members?
    • How will blockchain change risk management?
    • To what extent will blockchain technology replace trusted third parties?
    • By 2026, will the capital market sector still be dominated by the same players as today?
    • Are there opportunities to use blockchain technology throughout the trade lifecycle?
    • What are the next steps in achieving widespread implementation?
    Moderator: Alex Powell, Credits
    Andrew Simpson
     
    Andrew Simpson
    Head of Post-Trade
    Euronext
     
    David Harris
     
    David Harris
    Head of Commercial Innovative Technology
    London Stock Exchange Group
    Michael Thomas
     
    Michael Thomas
    Partner
    Hogan Lovells
     
    Alex Powell
     
    Alex Powell
    Advisor
    Credits
    15:25
    Refreshments

    Session Five: Revolutionising financial services with smart contracts

    15:55
    Case Study
    Bolero: building a blockchain-powered online investment platform
    Bolero is KBC’s online investment and equity crowdfunding platform for retail customers, relying heavily on smart contract technology. Matthew Van Niekerk from KBC will give first-hand account of how financial institutions can execute their blockchain strategy.
    Matthew Van Niekerk
     
    Matthew Van Niekerk
    Chief Executive Officer
    SettleMint
    16:15
    Panel Discussion
    Evaluating the potential of smart contracts
    • How will blockchain solutions fit with the existing regulatory regime?
    • Where will the first viable use cases emerge?
    • How might smart contracts modernise financial products, such as mortgages?
    • How will personal and commercial insurance change with smart contracts?
    • Will the combination of IoT data and smart contracts revolutionise automation?
    • Coding the agreement: what shifts in culture and mentality are needed?
    • How will smart contracts be incorporated into the existing legal framework?
    • Is there a demand? Can this technology increase customer satisfaction?
    Further panelists to be confirmed
    Dr Lee Braine
     
    Dr Lee Braine
    Investment Bank CTO Office
    Barclays
     
    Matthew Van Niekerk
     
    Matthew Van Niekerk
    Chief Executive Officer
    SettleMint

    Session Six: The long-term outlook for the future

    16:45
    Panel Discussion
    Decentralisation and the wider impacts of blockchain technology
    • What are the drivers of decentralisation in financial services?
    • The threat of disintermediation: will clearing and settlement services become obsolete? 
    • Facilitating the sharing economy: what will be the impact on P2P financial products?
    • Decentralised autonomous organisations: will this be the future? Who will benefit?
    • Will blockchain technology accelerate the move to a cashless society?
    Dan Fiehn
     
    Dan Fiehn
    Group IT Director
    Markerstudy Group
     
    Matthew Griffin
     
    Matthew Griffin
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer
    311 Institute
    Alston Zecha
     
    Alston Zecha
    Director
    Eight Roads
     
    Hugh Halford-Thompson
     
    Hugh Halford-Thompson
    Chief Technology Officer
    Blockchain Tech Ltd
    Adam Vaziri
     
    Adam Vaziri
    Director
    Diacle
    17:15
    Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference
    Dr Cliff Evans
     
    Dr Cliff Evans
    Vice President, Head of Digital for Banking and Capital Markets
    Capgemini
    17:20
    Drinks reception hosted by Russam GMS

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    Who attended in October?


    • 311 Institute
    • ABN AMRO
    • Accenture
    • AliasLab
    • AutoRek
    • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    • Barclays Bank
    • Bermuda Monetary Authority
    • BBVA Group
    • Blockchain Tech LTD
    • BNP Paribas Securities Services
    • BP
    • Broadridge Financial Solutions
    • Business Reporting - Advisory Group
    • CACEIS
    • Capgemini
    • Capita Group
    • Carmignac Gestion
    • Center of Financial Technologies
    • Central Bank of Ireland
    • CGI Group
    • Close Motor Insurance
    • Commerz Grundbesitz Investmengesellschaft
    • Creditinfo Lietuva
    • Credits
    • CRIF
    • Department for Work & Pensions
    • Diacle
    • Eight Roads
    • Epiphyte
    • Equiniti
    • Ethereum
    • Euroclear
    • Euronext
    • European Central Bank
    • European Central Counterparty
    • European Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology Forum
    • Everledger
    • Gard
    • GFT Technologies
    • Hogan Lovells
    • HSBC Bank
    • Imperial College
    • ING Bank
    • Ingenico
    • International Financial Data Services
    • JHC
    • KBC Group
    • King & Wood Mallesons
    • Krajowa Izba Rozliczeniowa SA
    • LEK Consulting
    • Lexmark International
    • LHV Pank
    • London Stock Exchange Group
    • Markerstudy Group
    • Mitek Systems
    • MMI Holdings
    • Nasdaq
    • Norges Bank Investment Management
    • Nykredit Group
    • Principality Building Society
    • Proximus
    • R3
    • Rabobank Group
    • RGL Forensics
    • Royal Bank of Scotland
    • Samsung
    • Sanford C Bernstein
    • Servulo Correia & Associados
    • Shell
    • Software Daten Service
    • Stock Exchange of Mauritius
    • SWIFT
    • Tesco Bank
    • Traiana
    • UK Digital Currency Association
    • UniCredit Group
    • Visa
    • VocaLink
    • Wirex

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