NH Collection Tower


29th November 2018

8:30 - 19:00

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

Venus Stage
08:00 - 08:40
08:40 - 08:45
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Victoria Gago
Co-Founder of the European Blockchain Convention
Daniel Salmerón
Co-Founder of the European Blockchain Convention
08:45 - 09:00
Current State of the Blockchain
09:00 - 09:40
Reinventing Democracy – Can Blockchain Unveil a New Type of Democracy?
Moderator : Ismael Arribas
Global Entrepreneur and Country Manager at Government Blockchain Association Spain
Cătălin Sorin Ivan
Member of the European Parliament
Marc Rocas
Researcher, Professor and Management Consultant. PhD Candidate Blockchain
Teresa Alarcos Tamayo
CEO and Founder of Madrid Startup Community Forum
Montse Guardia
Digital Transformation & Innovation at Banco Sabadell. Vicepresident of Alastria.
09:40 - 09:50
Short Networking Break
09:50 - 10:40
Mapping the Global Legal Landscape of Distributed Ledger Technologies
Moderator: Flavio A. Soares
Soares & Vacite Abogados
Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna
Partner & Leader PWC Legal Switzerland
Joshua Ashley Klayman
Founder of Klayman LLC
Xavier Gasia
Partner and Head of Blockchain at AddVANTE
James Muscat Azzopardi
Partner at Muscat Azzopardi & Associates
Joey García
Partner at ISOLAS LLP. Top 12 Lawyers in Blockchain (Chamber and Partners)
10:40 - 11:20
Going Cashless: Central Banks and Digital Currencies
Moderator: Jose Parra Moyano
PhD Candidate (Blockchain), University of Zurich. Forbes 30 Under 30
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
11:20 - 11:50
Coffee Break
11:50 - 12:30
Smart Cities and The IoT (R)evolution – Decentralised Connected Networks
Dr. Stefan Junestrand
Member of the EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum
Shawnna M. Hoffman
Global Co-Leader of the IBM Cognitive Legal Practice. Member of the IBM Global Center of Competency
Lewis Freiberg
Director of Ecosystem at IOTA Foundation
Renato Lucio de Castro
Smart Cities Expert. Founder and CEO of SmartUp Consulting Firm
12:30 - 13:10
Uses of Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Tech in 2018
Moderator: Victoria Gago
Co-Founder of European Blockchain Convention
Virginia Cram Martos
Project Lead at United Nations/CEFACT
Henrik Hvid Jensen
Digital Ecosystem Advisor - Trustworks
Jorge Lesmes
EMEA Head of the Blockchain Banking Practice at Everis
Marjan Delatinne
Global Head of Banking at Ripple
13:10 - 14:20
Networking Lunch
14:20 - 15:00
Overcoming Barriers to Institutional Acceptance of Digital Assets
Moderator: Pernille Enggaard
Host of the daily financial magazine "Millionærklubben"
Stephanie Ramezan
Co-Founder of Quince Capital
Eneko Knörr
Founder of
Karl Schranz
Co-Founder of E&S Group
15:00 - 15:40
Interchain Mediators – Enabling Blockchain Interoperability
Moderator: Manel Medina
Blockchain and Cyberintelligence management, Politecnic University of Catalunya (UPC)
Marta Piekarska
Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger
Victor Escudero Rubio
Global Head of Integration of Cybersecurity at S21sec
Jose Parra Moyano
PhD Candidate (Blockchain), University of Zurich. Forbes 30 Under 30.
15:40 - 15:50
Short Networking Break
15:50 - 16:20
Startup Pitch Panel – Group 1
16:20 - 17:00
The New Paradaigm: Decentralization of Industries
Cristina Carrascosa
Member of the EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum
Xavier Simó
President & Founder of INLEA Foundation and OpeningChain
Marina Niforos
Member of the EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum
Alex Sicart
Founder of Shasta. Forbes 30 Under 30
17:00 - 17:20
Networking Break
17:20 - 17:50
Startup Pitch Panel – Group 2
17:50 - 18:30
Blockchain 2023: Five Years From Now
Moderator: Susana Esteban
Business Advisor & Strategist at S. Esteban & Partners.
Olga Feldmeier
CEO of Smart Valor
Lory Kehoe
Managing Director at ConsenSys
Corinna Scatenna
Head of Legal FerratumBank
18:30 - 19:30
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