Background

Gartner predicts the business value-add of blockchain will grow to around $176bn by 2025 and exceed to $3.1tn by 2030. This is a giant leap for a technology that, although developing fast, still has significant gaps in meeting business challenges to generate value. CIOs are under pressure to guide decisions on ‘if’ and ‘how’ they should implement blockchain, but struggle with how to apply this technology to meet new business challenges. Cryptocurrencies, themselves require a degree of financial and technical knowledge to understand.

But there is a growing focus on the business challenges that blockchain could solve and soon it will be able to show real business value, real-world applications and an ecosystem of organisations supporting it.

The primary focus of this summit is observing the world of blockchain and crypto-currencies by bringing to you the latest insights from visionaries, developers and experts as we connect founders, thinkers, and doers within the community and encourage conversation and collaboration.

With an impressive line-up of industry experts, we present perspectives across different industries by delving into the latest happenings, and discuss use cases such as:

  • Understanding Blockchain Technologies & Markets
  • Digital exchanges – digital tokens, fiat and stable currency
  • Regulatory aspects
  • Crypto currencies – an exact measure of value
  • Professional advice on the new age of investment
  • Smart Contract Management and security
  • Blockchain from the investor’s perspective
  • Legal and fiscal aspects of investing in cryptocurrencies
  • Blockchain to transform and improve customer experience
  • Blockchain technology for banks
  • Blockchain and the supply chain
  • The future of Blockchain.

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Call for Participation

We are inviting speakers – thought leaders, subject experts and start up entrepreneurs – to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and their vision in the field of Blockchain.

We understand that successful projects are written up as “White Papers”. Please share these with us. But projects that did not achieve their targets – “Black Papers” – are of interest to us too. They can be a very important topics of discussion / panels that you can present. Talk to us about both, we welcome your input.

Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.

Code of Conduct & Diversity

UNICOM’s Code of Conduct & Views on Diversity

We at UNICOM strive to be a leading provider of knowledge to the business community and to engage the global business community as a specialised provider of knowledge. We strive to do this maintaining a culture of co-operation, commitment and trust. We want every UNICOM conference and training day to be a safe and productive environment for everyone – a place to share research and innovation and to build professional networks. To that end, we will enforce a code of conduct throughout all our events. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Our approach is that our events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity or religion. We do not tolerate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers. Please bring your concerns to the immediate attention of the event staff.

Diversity: In our endeavour to be the provider of knowledge to the business community, we understand that this depends on hearing from and listening to a variety of perspectives that come from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientation, and military service. We welcome diverse speakers for all our events, we do not always fully achieve this goal, but it is an ongoing process.

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Programme

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    Case study: Decentralisation of economic roles and democratising access in financial markets

    VAIBHAV KADIKAR, CEO, Close Cross Ltd

    Decentralisation along three axis – infrastructure, verifications and economic roles.

    Case-study highlights: How to fundamentally alter and disrupt the $1200 trillion derivatives industry?

    Learn how to apply these basic principles and approach to any industry

    Speakers:

    Vaibhav Kadikar

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    Stable Coins - The Holy Grail or Holy Smoke?

    ATHANASIOS T. LADOPOULOS, Chief Investment Officer

    Crypto currencies have failed to gain the global acceptance first dreamed by their founders. A major reason cited frequently is set to be the high volatility they exhibit. In search of answers Stable Coins were created with the promise to even eliminate volatility and hence pave the way for their explosive acceptance by the mainstream markets, or so it was the belief. What went wrong?

    Speakers:

    Athanasios T. Ladopoulos

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    Non-bankable assets tokenization, the next opportunity for the wealth management space

    DOUGLAS AZAR, CEO, WEALTHINITIATIVE

    ♦ Definition of Tokenization and its implication on the real world assets
    ♦ How the tokenization on the Blockchain could open a new horizon for wealth management institutions
    ♦ A deep dive into the tokenization process of non-bankable assets
    ♦ Challenges and opportunities of the Blockchain technology applied to the wealth management industry
    ♦ Conclusion and Q&A

    Speakers:

    Douglas AZAR

Speakers

Douglas AZAR

CEO, WEALTHINITIATIVE

Vaibhav Kadikar

CEO, Close Cross Ltd

Peter Mitchell

Attorneys, Baker& McKenzie, Zurich

Jörg Molt

Bitcoin Co-Founder & Founder Satoshi School

Christopher Murrer

Attorneys, Baker& McKenzie, Zurich

Athanasios T. Ladopoulos

Chief Investment Officer of a transitioning company

Michael Wirth

CEO, ChainSecurity AG

Jane Zavalishina

Global Ambassador at Cryptology Exchange

Tickets

DEVELOPERS AND END USERS

  • Very Super Early bird until 2 Nov - CHF 195
  • Super Early bird until 30 Nov - CHF 275
  • Early bird until 31 Dec - CHF 375
  • Standard Price - CHF 475
  • Access To Technology Track
    Access To Exhibition Area
  • Buy Ticket

CONSULTANTS, ICO’S AND VENDORS

  • Very Super Early bird until 2 Nov - CHF 375
  • Super Early bird until 30 Nov - CHF 475
  • Early bird until 31 Dec - CHF 575
  • Standard Price - CHF 675
  • Access To Technology Track
    Access To Exhibition Area
    Lunch and Refreshments
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Venue

  • Zurich

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