AGENDA 2020

Latest agenda for virtual conference Blockchain World Congress 2020 being held online on Aug 24-25, 2020.

24TH AUG
08:00 AM
REGISTRATIONS

08:55 AM
WELCOME REMARKS & OVERVIEW

09:00 AM
KEYNOTE I: FUTURE OF BLOCKCHAIN WITH AI
Rob Mills - Director, International Development Practice , SOCIAL FINANCE

09:20 AM
KEYNOTE II: OPPORTUNITIES IN ENTERPRISE BLOCKCHAIN
Lisa Barrett - Director, Data Driven Department and Culture Change, , Ministry of Justice (MoJ), UK

09:40 AM
KEYNOTE III: transforming digital identity into decentralized identity
Farrukh H. Khan - Senior Director Business Development , ACUMEN

10:00 AM
KEYNOTE IV: HOW SMART CONTRACTS IN BLOCKCHAIN WILL TRANSFORM INDUSTRIES

10:20 AM
ONLINE NETWORKING BREAK
Raphael Betti - Head of Equity Risk Management , European Investment Fund (EIF)

10:50 AM
KEYNOTE V: EMERGING CHALLENGES IN LAUNCHING BLOCKCHAIN
Karl H Richter - Head of Research and Knowledge , United Nations Social Impact Fund (UNDP-UNSIF)

11:10 AM
KEYNOTE VI: BANKING AND BLOCKCHAIN

11:30 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: HOW BLOCKCHAIN WILL CAUSE DISRUPTION AND INNOVATION
Tom Hall - Executive Director, Head of Philanthropy Services, UK , UBS

12:30 PM
ONLINE NETWORKING BREAK

01:30 PM
FINDING NEW VERTICALS WITH FINTECH AND BLOCKCHAIN
Chris Cozzone - Senior Vice President, Impact Investing , BAIN CAPITAL

01:45 PM
CHALLENGES IN BLOCKCHAIN SECURITY
Alex Amouyel - Executive Director , SOLVE - MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

02:00 PM
EXPLORING GLOBAL TRADE WITH BLOCKCHAIN
Lisa Ashford - Director and CEO , ETHEX

02:15 PM
THE ROLE OF BLOCKCHAIN IN GLOBAL FILM & MEDIA MARKETS
Juan Garcia Alvarez - Head of Investor Relations , PRODIGY FINANCE

02:45 PM
ONLINE NETWORKING BREAK

03:15 PM
FUTURE OF MONEY WITH CRYPTO AND BLOCKCHAIN

03:30 PM
REGTECH AND BLOCKCHAIN
Manish Miglani - Investment Director , NESTA

03:45 PM
USING AI WITH BLOCKCHAIN TO LAUNCH NEW SERVICES

05:00 PM
END OF DAY 1 - CONFERENCE DAY ONE

25TH AUG
08:00 AM
REGISTRATIONS

09:00 AM
KEYNOTE I: IMPACT INVESTING WITH AI & BLOCKCHAIN
Alan Rousso - Managing Director , EBRD

09:20 AM
KEYNOTE II: BITCOIN, GOLD OR WHAT?
Michele Giddens - Co-Founder and Partner , BRIDGES FUND MANAGEMENT

09:40 AM
KEYNOTE III: PROPTECH AND BLOCKCHAIN - DISRUPTING REAL ESTATE
Mauricio RODRIGUES - Co-Head, Impact Investing , BARCLAYS WEALTH

10:00 AM
KEYNOTE IV: A REVEW OF GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN MARKET TREDNS IN 2020

10:20 AM
ONLINE NETWORKING BREAK
Severin Luebke - Lead for the Impact Programme , DFID (Department for International Development)

10:50 AM
KEYNOTE V: EVALUATING CRYPTOCURRENCIES FOR USE IN FINTECH MARKET
Tom Britton - Co-Founder , SYNDICATEROOM

11:10 AM
KEYNOTE VI: HOW BLOCKAHIN WILL TRANSFORM MANUFACTURING
Hannah Schiff - Manager, Research , GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network)

11:30 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: EXPLORING BLOCKCHAIN’S OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENTS
Nigel Kershaw OBE - Chair , The Big Issue Group

12:30 PM
ONLINE NETWORKING BREAK

01:30 PM
CAPITAL MARKETS AND THE IMPACT OF BLOCKCHAIN
Alexander Brunner - Head of Impact Investments , LGT Bank (Zurich)

01:45 PM
THE ROLE OF BIG DATA ANALYTICS IN BLOCKCHAIN ECOSYSTEM
Sam Preece - CEO , Clean Invest Africa PLC

02:00 PM
GOV 2.0 – POLICY MAKING WITH BLOCKCHAIN
Kanini Mutooni - Director-Investment East Africa Trade and Investment Hub , USAID

02:15 PM
HOW DIGITAL HEALTH AND BLOCKCHAIN WILL INNOVATE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
Hannah Schiff - Manager, Research , GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network)

02:45 PM
ONLINE NETWORKING BREAK

03:15 PM
DIGITAL BANKS AND BLOCKCHAIN
Inge Relph - Head of Sustainability and Strategic Relationships , LYKKE CORPORATION

03:30 PM
COMMODITY PRICING AND BLOCKAIN’S IMPACT
Klaus-Michael Christensen - President , Swiss Impact Investment Association (SIIA)

03:45 PM
TOKENIZATION: USE CASES OF BLOCKCHAIN IN FINANCE
McKinsey & Company - (Speaker TBC)

04:00 PM
THE CHALLENGES OF LAUNCHING A BLOCKCHAIN COMPANY

04:15 PM
END OF DAY 2 - END OF BLOCKCHAIN WORLD CONGRESS 2020