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

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