Day One Conference - Tuesday 23 July

08:15
Registration and welcome coffee
08:35
Opening remarks from the Chair

Nick Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Australian Digital Commerce Association

ADOPTING BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY
08:45
Federal Ministerial Presentation
09:00
Unleashing Blockchain technology in Australia – replacing the CHESS platform
  • Realizing the potential of Blockchain and how the technology will impact market and business practices
  • Highlighting the challenges and opportunities of replacing CHESS with Blockchain, from financial results to technical performance
  • Identifying the next steps needed to unleash Blockchain technology in Australia

Peter Hiom
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
ASX

09:30
How Malaysia is looking to seize the potential of Blockchain
  • How MIGHT is working within the Prime Minister’s department to help advance Blockchain and other emerging technologies
  • Discovering the new Malaysia Blockchain & DLT Outlook 2019
  • Analysing the most promising Blockchain pilots and how they are making an impact today
  • How Blockchain is set to impact key industries in Malaysia

Mastura Ishak
Programme Director – Blockchain
Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology

10:00
Panel discussion: Blockchain policy, standards and collaboration – what is the role of governments in the age of Blockchain?
  • Discussing current blockchain policy, standards and collaboration in the APAC region
  • What are the tools needed to grow a sustainable blockchain ecosystem?
  • What are the challenges and limitations of standards and policy?

Moderator:

Nick Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Australian Digital Commerce Association

Panellists:

Mastura Ishak
Programme Director – Blockchain
Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology

Tom Wilkinson
Head of MI & Analytics and Cambridge Policy Fellow
United Kingdom Department for International Development

Deborah Ralston 
Professorial Fellow
Monash University

Toshikazy Masuyamase
former Senior Official 
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

 

 

10:40
Partner presentation
11:00
Morning Tea
11:30
Distributed ledger technology for public goods
  • How decentralised P2P application interacts with centralised institutions
  • Outlining the exploration of Blockchain technology by the UK government
  • Discussing how emerging technologies can challenge institutions’ conventional practices

Tom Wilkinson
Head of MI & Analytics and Cambridge Policy Fellow
United Kingdom Department for International Development

12:00
Partner presentation
12:50
Networking lunch break
COMMERCIALISING BLOCKCHAIN
13:50
Launching a Blockchain platform for the first time

Last year, the UnionBank of the Philippines launched the first Blockchain based platform for faster and more cost-effective business practices. Understand the challenges and opportunities of such a project and discover the lessons learned on their journey.

Dr. Justo Ortiz
Chairman
UnionBank of the Philippines

14:20
Revolutionising capital raising and managing payments in complex ecosystems
  • Discussing Commonwealth Bank’s world first Blockchain-bond system a year after its launch
  • Highlighting the challenges faced and lessons learned
  • Using disruptive technologies to aid developing nations stabilise their economies and management processes
  • Assessing the future of Blockchain in payments and capital raising

Sophie Gilder
Head of Experimentation - Blockchain, Embodied AI & Emerging Tech, Innovation Labs
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

14:50
Panel discussion – What does big business and industry think about Blockchain?
  • How is Blockchain currently used in major industries?
  • Is Blockchain always the solution for big business? What are the limitations?
  • What are the main challenges of implementing Blockchain in established businesses and industries?

Moderator:

Cindy Nicholson
Board Member
Australian Digital Commerce Association

Panellists: 

Carolyn Trickett
Head of Business Technology
JLL
 
Bláthnaid Byrne
Group Treasurer
AGL Energy 
 
Nigel Dobson
Business Services Business Domain Lead
ANZ

 

Additional panellists to be announced

15:30
Afternoon tea
PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF BLOCKCHAIN
16:00
Partner presentation
16:20
Panel discussion – How to choose a Blockchain platform for your business?
  • Comparing different Blockchain platforms and how they impact a business or project
  • Understanding the considerations for each different use case
  • Listening to individual experiences of specific platforms

Moderator:

Mark Staples
Senior Principal Researcher
CSIRO's Data

Panellists:

Yang Xiang
Dean of Digital Research & Innovation Capability Platform
Swinburne University

Sophie Gilder
Head of Experimentation - Blockchain, Embodied AI & Emerging Tech, Innovation Labs
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Arvie De Vera II
Senior Vice President (SVP) & Head of the Fintech Business Group
UnionBank of the Philippines

17:00
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:15
End of Day One and networking drinks
19:00
Australian Blockchain Innovation Awards 2019