Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Breakfast & Registration
Chair’s Opening Remarks
Brad J. Bailey
Research Director, Capital Markets Celent, a division of Oliver Wyman
Market Update: Exploring the Current State of Blockchain and Business
Often likened to the advent of the Internet, the possibilities behind blockchain are far from being realized. Join panelists for an interactive discussion as they engage in a discourse on what it will take to bring blockchain to the mainstream, uncapping its potential and exploring why executives, of all industries, should be taking note.
Managing Director and Chief Technology Leader, New Product Innovations, Verizon Wireless
Ragnar A. Lifthrasir
President & Founder, International Blockchain Real Estate Association (IBREA)
Director of Communications, Overstock.com
Chief Evangelist, t0.com – Overstock.com
Leading by Example: A Look at How the Financial Industry is Unlocking the Possibilities of Blockchain
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Global Chief Officer, Strategic Innovation, Toyota Financial Services
Senior Vice President, Global Business Development, New Digital Business, BBVA
Global Head of Blockchain, BNY Mellon
Fintech Correspondent, Reuters
As early blockchain enthusiasts, financial institutions have been leading the way in uncovering the potential behind blockchain technology. From improving supply chain management and trade, to maximizing security and data protection, join experts from the financial sector as they share their thoughts on the endless opportunities blockchain can provide their industry. Take note as panelists provide practical insight for applying blockchain to business and hear first hand how organizations are embracing the technology to improve efficiencies.
Trust, Risk and Identity: An Implemented Case Study in the Mortgage Market
Angus Champion de Crespigny
Financial Services Blockchain and Distributed Infrastructure Strategy Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
Reconciling identities across numerous parties to manage regulatory and risk considerations while managing individuals’ privacy is a complex issue. EY will conduct a demonstration of a recent identity trust project conducted for a client, and how they are using it to enable new markets and manage the associated risk in the mortgage industry by leveraging blockchain technology.
Blockchain and the Internet-of-Things: Improving Efficiency and Reliability
Senior Director, Software Engineering, Digital Technology, Capital One
• Uncovering the intersection of IoT and blockchain technology
• Integrating blockchain into the IoT construct
• Business incentives for leveraging blockchain for IoT
• Practical use cases for blockchain and IoT
Smart Contracts- The Next Big Thing in Business?
Vice President, Senior Counsel, Technology & Operations (US/Canada), BMO Financial Group
Founder and CEO, AlphaPoint
Often regarded as the “future of blockchain” join panelists as the dig deep into the world of smart contracts, including:
• Understanding how smart contracts work
• Distinguishing smart contracts from contractual agreements
• Business opportunities and the impact of smart contracts on mainstream markets
• The current legal status of smart contracts
• The Delaware Blockchain Initiative
Insights on Blockchain – Exploring Use Cases
Partner, Financial Markets and Blockchain, IBM
Viewed as both an opportunity and a threat, blockchain is driving the re-invention of many of the world’s most fundamental business interactions. The ability to make the simple construct of a distributed ledger real has also opened the door to completely new ideas on how we exchange value, as well as understanding the ownership of an asset in the digital age. As a founding member of the open-source Linux Foundation Hyperledger project, and a driver of global blockchain collaboration and innovation, IBM is working to reimagine business networks across industries such as finance, healthcare, insurance, supply chains and IoT. Join us as we share ideas on blockchain, advancing the idea of a powerful open source approach, and helping the industry advance towards a mature technology to support serious business.
Distributed Ledgers and Risk Management: How Blockchain May Answer Today’s Most Pressing Compliance Challenges
Chief Commercial Officer, Gem
Managing Director, Synechron
Brad J. Bailey
Research Director, Capital Markets, Celent, a division of Oliver Wyman
During this session, join panelists as they dive deep into the world of compliance and risk management and the possible solutions blockchain could offer organizations and regulators. Including conversation on:
• Revolutionizing security and transparency
• Consumer identity and fraud protection
• Identifying suspicious behavior
• Real-time intelligence
Ujo: How Blockchain Technology is Shifting the Music Industry
Director, Ujo Music
The music industry has been in a continuous state of disruption since the 1999 launch of the music-sharing platform, Napster and the proliferation of the internet. Since then, the industry has been marred with declining revenues and inadequate transparency, as well as privacy issues and artist backlash. In 2015 Ujo Music combined forces with recording artist Imogen Heap, releasing her track ‘Tiny Human’ using blockchain-based distribution. Now the home for artists that want to be paid directly while owning and controlling their creative content, join Jesse Grushack, Director at Ujo Music as he explores why blockchains and music make sense, the lessons learned from the ‘Tiny Human’ experience, as well as a glimpse at what is next for the ever-changing industry.
Thought Leaders in Dialogue: Blockchain and Business, Now What?
Global Business Strategist / Blockchain & Identity, Microsoft
Executive Vice President, Chief US Economist, BBVA
CTO, Evangelist for New Frontiers Development and Engineering, Cisco
Saikat Chaudhuri, Executive Director of Mack Institute, Adj. Associate Professor & Past Director of M&T Program, The Wharton School
Blockchain may be one of the most disruptive technologies in recent history and it’s potential is being recognized more than ever- however the road to actioning the benefits is long. Join panelists as they engage in lively conversation surrounding business adaptation, including first steps when restructuring your infrastructure and operations, collaborative opportunities, protecting intellectual property rights, creating a technology plan and developing transactional processes. Time will be reserved for Q&A.