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:
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.
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JÖRG MOLT, Bitcoin Co-Founder & Founder Satoshi School
Think about the way we promote blockchain business and use cases. Think about all the ICO and Blockchain projects is Blockchain there is it working and if you say yes which use cases do you see come alive? If you say no - Why does it not work? Let's have an overview and going insight of this new economy from the beginning till now and let's talk about security.
JANE ZAVALISHINA, Global Ambassador at Cryptology Exchange
AI and blockchain are probably the most hyped technologies of today. And yet, the real impact of these two technologies being widely adopted within the next decade might be even more dramatic than we can imagine - just in an entirely different way. Robot overlords are unlikely to take over the planet, and fiat currency is unlikely to be disrupted by crypto alternatives. But the ways we do business - globally - will never be the same.
MICHAEL WIRTH, CEO, ChainSecurity AG
CHRISTOPHER MURRER, Attorneys, Baker& McKenzie, Zurich , PETER MITCHELL, Attorneys, Baker& McKenzie, Zurich
The blockchain space is poised to change the fundamentals of society-money, ownership, and contracts-in new and exciting ways. These fundamentals are governed by serious laws, and breaking those laws can have serious consequences. We will discuss how addressing those laws beforehand is the best plan for success.
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
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?
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