Day One Conference - Tuesday 26 March

08:15
Registration and welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

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

THE STATE OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES
09:00
International Presentation - How blockchain applications may affect our everyday practices, institutions and laws
  • Understanding the societal impact of blockchain technologies from a law and policy perspective
  • How different societal domains deal with blockchain and its potential disruptive effect
  • Identifying the most important regulatory issues with blockchain applications and the policy priorities to enable adoption

Balazs Bodo
Research Scientist, Institute for Information Law
University of Amsterdam / Blockchain & Society Policy Research Lab

09:30
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 - Director
ASX

10:00
Keynote panel discussion: What’s keeping blockchain from mainstream adoption?
  • How close is blockchain to mainstream adoption?
  • What are the barriers to blockchain adoption?
  • How can regulators and governments encourage mainstream adoption? And why should they?
  • What does the future hold for blockchain in Australia?

Moderator:

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

 

Panellists:
Nicole Nguyen
Head of Asia Pacific
Infinity Blockchain Ventures

Bruce Jeong
Chief Executive Officer, FOI Group
Korean Representative, International Decentralized Association of Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

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

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

10:30
Morning Tea
11:10
A helicopter view of the blockchain landscape in Southeast Asia
  • Overview of blockchain in Southeast Asia and the current regulatory environment
  • Assessing if financial infrastructure and governance are ready for innovative technology
  • Analysing the Asia Blockchain Review research and findings
  • Discussing the future trends of blockchain in Southeast Asia

Nicole Nguyen
Head of Asia Pacific
Infinity Blockchain Ventures

THE ROLE GOVERNMENTS PLAY IN BLOCKCHAIN’S FUTURE
11:40
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
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
Program Director - Blockchain
Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology

12:10
Panel discussion: Blockchain policy, standards and collaboration – growing the ecosystem
  • 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?
  • What are the key areas for collaboration that can quickly drive results?

Moderator:

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

Panellists:

Nicole Nguyen
Head of Asia Pacific
Infinity Blockchain Ventures

Bruce Jeong
Chief Executive Officer, FOI Group
Korean Representative, International Decentralized Association of Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

Craig Dunn
Chair, Australian Government Fintech Advisory Group ISO Blockchain Standardisation
Non Executive Director, Telstra Westpac

13:00
Networking lunch
BLOCKCHAIN IN ACTION
14:00
Payments case study - Revolutionising capital raising and managing payments in complex ecosystems
  • Discovering Commonwealth Bank’s world first blockchain-bond system
  • Using disruptive technologies to aid developing nations stabilise their economies and management processes
  • Identifying the challenges and limitations of using blockchain in payments and capital raising

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

14:30
Supply chain case study – Blockchain to revolutionise international trade in the Port of Brisbane

Last May, the Port of Brisbane unveiled a new system making it the first Australian port to integrate freight supply-chain information using blockchain technology. Learn how this new system will deliver major efficiency gains through better supply-chain integration.

Cameron Hall
General Manager Strategy & Innovation
Port of Brisbane

15:00
Afternoon tea
15:30
Launching a blockchain platform for the first time

This 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 project and discover the lessons learned on the journey.

Ramon Vincent D. de Vera
Head of Fintech Business Group
UnionBank of the Philippines

16:00
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 businesses? What is the limitation of blockchain technology?
  • What are the main challenges of implementing blockchain in established businesses and industries?

 

Moderator:

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

Panellists:

Bryan Clark
Director - Trade & International Affairs 
Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Fabian Bartnick
Vice President, Asia Pacific & International Business
LodgIQ

Nigel Dobson
Banking, Services Business Domain Lead
ANZ

Bláthnaid Byrne
Group Treasurer
AGL Energy

 

16:10
Closing remarks from the Chair
16:20
End of Day One and networking drinks
19:00
ADCA Excellence in Blockchain Innovation Awards 2019