NH Collection Tower


29th November 2018

8:30 - 19:00

500 Tickets

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Coffee, Lunch and Cocktail

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This is the preliminary agenda for the event. Please note: Schedule is subject to changes.

Venus Stage
07:45 - 08:30
08:30 - 08:50
Welcome and Opening Remarks – State of the Blockchain
08:50 - 09:30
Reinventing Democracy – Can Blockchain Unveil a New Type of Democracy?
Cătălin Sorin Ivan
Member of the European Parliament
Victoria Gago
Co-Founder of European Blockchain Convention
09:30 - 09:50
Networking Break
09:50 - 10:30
Mapping the Global Legal Landscape of Distributed Ledger Technologies
Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna
Partner & Leader PWC Legal Switzerland
Joshua Ashley Klayman
Founder of Klayman LLC
10:30 - 11:10
Going Cashless: Central Banks and Digital Currencies
Thomas Moser
Member of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank
Michael Kumhof
Senior Research Advisor at Bank of England
Marius Jurgilas
Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania
Sergio Gorjón Rivas
Financial Innovations Division at Banco de España
11:10 - 11:40
Coffee Break
11:40 - 12:20
Smart Cities and The IoT (R)evolution – Decentralised Connected Networks
Dr. Stefan Junestrand
Member of the EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum
Wilfried Pimenta
Global Business Development at the IOTA Foundation
12:20 - 13:00
Decentralization of Industries
Cristina Carrascosa
Member of the EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum
Esther Katz
External CMO at
James Muscat Azzopardi
Partner at Muscat Azzopardi & Associates
Teresa Alarcos Tamayo
CEO and Founder of Madrid Startup Community Forum
13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch
14:00 - 14:40
Interchain Mediators – Enabling Blockchain Interoperability

Interoperability is the ability to easily share information and transact across blockchain systems. In a fully interoperable environment, if a user from another blockchain sends you something on your blockchain, you will be able to read, comprehend, and interact with or respond to it with little effort.

Marta Piekarska
Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger
Victor Escudero Rubio
Global Head of Integration of Cybersecurity at S21sec
14:40 - 15:20
Overcoming Barriers to Institutional Acceptance of Digital Assets
Stephanie Ramezan
Co-Founder of Quince Capital
Eneko Knörr
Founder of
Karl Schranz
Co-Founder of E&S Group
15:20 - 15:40
Networking Break
15:40 - 16:20
Uses of Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Tech in 2018
Bo Hembæk Svensson
Member of the EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum
Virginia Cram Martos
Project Lead at United Nations/CEFACT
16:20 - 17:00
Blockchain 2023: Five Years From Now
Olga Feldmeier
CEO of Smart Valor
Lory Kehoe
Managing Director at ConsenSys
17:00 - 18:00
Blockchain Startup Pitches
18:00 - 19:00
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