Agenda

Online · 13-16 December 2021

Monday · 13 December 2021

12:00 - 12:15 PM CET

EBC Sneak Peek

Get hyped for EBC 2021! The EBC crew will take you through the virtual platform, talk through the amazing speaker lineup and more!

Victoria Gago

Founder, European Blockchain Convention

Daniel Salmeron

Founder, European Blockchain Convention

12:15 - 1:15 PM CET

The Future of Finance

Institutionalization of Digital Assets

Cryptoassets have potential. But institutionalization is needed to realize this potential. Institutionalization is the at-scale participation in the crypto market of both traditional and emerging players within the global financial services ecosystem. We believe institutionalization is a necessary next step for crypto to create trust and scale.

Jean-Baptiste Graftieaux

Managing Director, Bitstamp

Coty de Monteverde

Blockchain Center of Excellence Director, Banco Santander

Roberto Machado

General Manager EMEA, CYBAVO

Patrick Heusser

Head of Trading, Crypto Finance

Karl Gridl

Associate Partner, Bain & Company

1:15 - 2:15 PM CET

The Future of Finance

Tokenization of Everything - Securities, Assets and Real Estate

Security tokens may finally represent the “killer app” for blockchain. Just as digitization has improved efficiency and transparency in other parts of the economy, the same will occur when capital markets move from issuing securities in dematerialized format to natively digital.

Monica Singer

South Africa Lead, ConsenSys

Radoslav Albrecht

Founder and CEO, Bitbond

Sebastian Becker

Business Development Advisor, RIDDLE&CODE

Simon Seiter

Head of Digital Assets, Hauck & Aufhäuser

Jean-Marc Eyssautier

CEO, LiquidShare

2:15 - 2:45 PM CET

The Future of Finance

Keynote: SWIAT – Making Banks Connectable

Jonathan Leßmann

Structured Finance for DLT & Platform-Strategy, DekaBank

2:45 - 3:15 PM CET

The New Internet

Keynote: The Next-Generation of Social Media Networks will be Decentralized

Along with the increased usage of traditional social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok...) came the massive, looming shadow of corporate oversight. How does the internet take back the forum from large corporate oligarchs? The answer starts with decentralized social media.

Andra Georgescu

Co-Founder, Distrikt

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

The Future of Finance

Adoption of Stablecoins and Digital Euro

Stablecoins — privately-issued cryptocurrencies that are pegged to a stable asset such as the dollar or the euro — have an important role to play in the next generation of democratized financial services

Dante A. Disparte

Chief Strategy Officer, Circle

Philipp Sandner

Head, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

Karen L. Ottoni

Director of Ecosystem, Hyperledger

3:45 - 4:15 PM CET

The Future of Finance

Fireside Chat: Institutional Adoption of Digital Assets

Michael Shaulov

CEO, Fireblocks

4:15 - 4:45 PM CET

The Future of Finance

Keynote: Tokenizing the Physical World

Timothy Harvey

Business Advisor, Global Paladium Fund

Marco Grossi

CEO, Atomyze

4:45 - 5:45 PM CET

The Future of Finance

DeFi: The Future of Finance

Decentralized finance or “DeFi” may completely change the way we see traditional financial services. Defi is a movement that aims at making a new financial system that is open to everyone. Through DeFi many of the traditional centralized financial services that we have grown accustomed to, are available in a completely trustless, transparent and efficient manner that does not require a central intermediary. The fact that DeFi applications are trustless requiring no central intermediary translates to greater overall efficiency, which is transferred to users in the form of higher yields.

Laurent Marochini

Head of Innovation, Société Générale

Sergej Kunz

Co-Founder, 1inch

Donald Thibeau

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, HBAR Foundation

Maximilian Bruckner

International Token Standardization Association

5:45 - 6:15 PM CET

The Future of Finance

How Can Institutional Investors Get Access to DeFi

Decentralized finance or “DeFi” may completely change the way we see traditional financial services. Defi is a movement that aims at making a new financial system that is open to everyone. Through DeFi many of the traditional centralized financial services that we have grown accustomed to, are available in a completely trustless, transparent and efficient manner that does not require a central intermediary.

Chris Sullivan

Portfolio Manager, Hyperion Decimus

Philipp Pieper

Co-Founder, Swarm Markets

Lone Fonss Schroder

CEO, Concordium

Sheraz Ahmed

Managing Partner, STORM Partners

6:15 - 7:00 PM CET

The Future of Finance

DLT & the Future of Financial Institutions

Tanya Shastri

VP of Products, Blockchain, VMware

Juan Jiménez

Digital Public Policy Director, Banco Santander

Sebastian Kraft

Senior Product Owner DLT, Commerzbank

Mai Santamaria

Head of Financial Advisory Team, Department of Finance Ireland

7:00 - 7:45 PM CET

The Future of Finance

The Opportunities Around Crypto Adoption for Financial Institutions

Stephanie Ramezan

Director of Business Development, Europe, Gemini

Mai Santamaria

Head of Financial Advisory Team, Department of Finance Ireland

Kim Schneider

Blockchain Specialist, Rabobank

Simon Seiter

Head of Digital Assets, Hauck & Aufhäuser

Tuesday · 14 December 2021

12:00 - 12:20 PM CET

The Future of Finance

Keynote

Justin Sun

Founder, TRON Foundation

12:20 - 1:20 PM CET

The Future of Finance

A new Era for Financial Services

The digitization of financial instruments – comprising digital assets, smart contracts and programmable money – takes the benefits of blockchain further by forging unprecedented levels of connectivity and programmability between products, services, assets and holdings. These digitized instruments will redefine the processes of commercial and financial markets, creating a new paradigm where value is brought at every touch point.

Martin K. Müller

Member of the Board of Management, Dekabank

David Newns

Head, SIX Digital Exchange

Arno Pernthaler

Head of Corporate and Business Development, Atomyze

Dotun Rominiyi

Blockchain Strategy, London Stock Exchange

Maria Eneva-Olms

Manager, LPA

1:20 - 2:05 PM CET

Sustainability

Green Bonds and Circular Communities

Banks and investors as starting to awaken to the benefits that can derive from the use of blockchain technologies in bond issues, including green bonds. There are two main benefits of using blockchain for green bond issues: efficiency and credibility. Thanks to blockchain, securities are more efficient because they save costs, time, and prevent third party meddling. The other great benefit, credibility, is essential for establishing relationships of trust between issuers and investors.

David Creer

Global DLT and Crypto Lead, GFT Group

Eva Kaili

Member, European Parliament

Marcel Bluhm

External Adviser, Bank for International Settlements

2:30 - 3:00 PM CET

The Future of Finance

Layer-1 and Layer-2 Blockchain Scaling Solutions

TBC

TBC

Alfonso de la Rocha

Research Engineer, Protocol Labs

3:00 - 4:00 PM CET

The Future of Finance

CBDCs Beyond Borders

The international debate on central bank digital currency (CBDC) is gaining momentum. And as a result, the world has been sieged by CBDC initiatives stemming from all the parts of the world, that aim to digitalise payments, encourage financial inclusion, improve cross border payments, support fiscal transfer, etc. Will Europe launch a CBDC in 2-4 years as Christine Lagarde suggested?

Dr. Jörg Kukies

State Secretary, German Ministry of Finance

Peter Kerstens

Advisor for Financial Sector Digitalisation and Cybersecurity, European Commission

Adam Gagen

VP for EMEA Government Affairs, American Express

Mr. Andrew Abir

Deputy Governor, Bank of Israel

4:00 - 4:30 PM CET

Ecosystem

Overview of the Current DLT Landscape

In this talk, we present an overview of the current landscape of DLT/Blockchain developments and closely examine the issues that are central to the development of DLT/Blockchain.

Csilla Zsigri

VP Strategy, BTP

4:30 - 5:30 PM CET

Ecosystem

Where Do We Stand on Self-Sovereign Identity?

Self-sovereign identity shifts identity and credential management from the client-server model of centralized identity systems, which creates silos, to a peer-to-peer model. Self-Sovereign Identity is an emerging concept associated with the way identity is managed in the digital world. According to the Self-Sovereign Identity approach, users should be able to create and control their own identity, without relying on any centralised authority. This way, the identity owner can determine when, where, why and with whom to provide access

Charles Walton

Senior VP & General Manager, Avast

Daniël Du Seuil

Convenor European Self Sovereign Identity, European Blockchain Partnership

Joao Rodrigues

Head of Sector Building Blocks, European Commission

Jim St. Clair

Executive Director, Linux Foundation Public Health

Hervé Bonazzi

CEO, Archipels

5:30 - 6:15 PM CET

The Future of Finance

Deconstructing DeFi - What to Know About the Future of Finance

Patrick Heusser

Head of Trading, Crypto Finance

Francisco Maroto

Blockchain Lead, BBVA

TBC

TBC

6:15 - 6:35 PM CET

The Future of Finance

Keynote

Jordan Edelstein

Chief Marketing Officer, Stellar Development Foundation

6:35 - 7:00 PM CET

The Future of Finance

Keynote

Tanya Shastri

VP of Products, Blockchain, VMware

Wednesday · 15 December 2021

11:45 - 12:10 PM CET

The Future of Finance

Regulated DeFi Laboratorium

Lone Fonss Schroder

CEO, Concordium

12:10 - 12:25 PM CET

The New Internet

Web 3.0 Needs Data, Fast!

Henri Pihkala

Founder, Streamr

12:25 - 1:10 PM CET

The New Internet

Web 3.0: How To Prepare For A Privacy-Driven Future

In centralized networks, the value is accumulated by one company (Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon...). The best entrepreneurs, developers, and investors have learned to not build on top of centralized platforms. This has stifled innovation. Until now, users and builders have had to choose between the limited functionality of web1 or the corporate, centralized model of web2. Web3 provides a fresh approach that combines the best aspects of the previous eras. It is a great time to get involved.

Andra Georgescu

Co-Founder, Distrikt

Siddharth Singhal

Director, Enterprise, Parity Technologies

Yvonne-Anne Pignolet

Senior Research Manager, Dfinity

1:10 - 1:30 PM CET

The Future of Finance

Keynote by Saifedean Ammous

Saifedean Ammous

Author, The Bitcoin Standard

1:30 - 2:00 PM CET

Ecosystem

Startup Pitches

2:00 - 2:25 PM CET

The Future of Finance

Keynote: Removing Technical Barriers for Blockchain Adoption

Sean Lee

CEO, Algorand Foundation

2:25 - 3:25 PM CET

Sustainability

Building the Enterprise Multiverse: Connecting every workflow on the planet.

Leading corporations have been racing to build virtual worlds long before Mark Zuckerberg announced his vision for the Multiverse. Commonly referred to as “digital twins”, these are often virtual replicas of physical assets. Blockchain will bring this “twinworld” to life, providing the transactional infrastructure for digital twins to interact and transact with one another in a digital ecosystem. Insights from this mirrored ecosystem will allow companies to become more adaptable, more agile and more efficient. Crucially companies will be able to do much more with much less, reducing the carbon intensity of their real world operations to meet the challenges of the coming decades. Sprinkle in a healthy dose of AI and the system can start to predict and optimise itself. Assets may become aware of their role in a system and systems will be capable of making judgements and maximising trade-offs. The Enterprise Multiverse is coming, the race has already begun!

Rachel Wolfson

Reporter, Cointelegraph

Rowan Fenn

Co-founder, rise-x

Rodolfo Quijano

Head of Blockchain, Henkel

Fernando Valero

Global Supply Chain Director, Telefonica

David Palmer

Blockchain Lead, Vodafone

3:25 - 4:25 PM CET

Ecosystem

The State of Crypto regulation

Although the sector is growing rapidly, blockchain-related businesses are still largely unregulated in most countries. Sadly, in some circles, the use of crypto is still perceived as a mechanism or tool to facilitate criminal activity. As a result, in order to prove their credibility, many blockchain-related businesses are seeking regulation. The purpose of this panel, therefore, is to explore the positions that different jurisdictions are taking, providing an overview of the top jurisdictions you should consider when deciding where to incorporate your blockchain business.

Blair Halliday

Head of UK, Gemini

Agata Ferreira

Member, EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum

Dr. Nina-Luisa Siedler

Board Member, INATBA

Joshua Ashley Klayman

Head of Blockchain & Digital Assets, Linklaters

Alireza Siadat

Lawyer and Partner, Annerton

4:25 - 5:25 PM CET

Sustainability

Blockchain to Support Sustainable Supply Chains

The use of blockchain in Supply Chain can reduce environmental impacts while still providing economic benefits and providing social benefits for all stakeholders. Environmental benefits include pollution reduction due to the use of transportation in more appropriate shipping. It provides economic benefits for members because it can reduce costs by adopting more efficient production and transportation methods.

Garance Osternaud

Carrefour

Duncan Johnston-Watt

CEO & Co-Founder, BTP

Pedro Lopez Belmonte

Blockchain Tech Lead, Richemont

Daniela Barbosa

Executive Director, Hyperledger Foundation

Alberto Cozer

Senior Global Digital Innovation, Nestle

5:25 - 6:25 PM CET

The Future of Finance

Digital Assets: Wallets, Custody and KYC

Nadia Filali

Head of Blockchain Programs, Groupe Caisse des Dépôts

Sebastian Markowsky

Chief Strategy Officer, Coinsource

Sandra Ro

CEO, Global Blockchain Business Council

Sebastian Widmann

Head of Strategy, Komainu

Ruben Nieto Martin-Vares

Managing Director, Allfunds Blockchain

6:25 - 7:15 PM CET

Entertainment

Gaming in the Metaverse

Since May 2021, blockchain-based games have enjoyed a growing amount of success. It finally seems that people have started to realize the potential behind the combination of games with blockchain technologies. Especially with intriguing concepts like the metaverse gaining visibility across mainstream media. The metaverse is a collaborative environment on the internet where different people, applications and tools can operate and share information.

Rudy Koch

Co-founder, Mythical Games

Sebastien Borget

Co-Founder & COO, The Sandbox

Alexei Udall

Head Of Partnerships, Yield Guild Games

Maria Eneva-Olms

Manager, LPA

Thursday · 16 December 2021

11:45 - 12:15 PM CET

The Future of Finance

CBDCs in Europe. Anytime soon?

The international debate on central bank digital currency (CBDC) is gaining momentum. And as a result, the world has been sieged by CBDC initiatives stemming from all the parts of the world, that aim to digitalise payments, encourage financial inclusion, improve cross border payments, support fiscal transfer, etc. Will Europe launch a CBDC in 2-4 years as Christine Lagarde suggested?

Thomas Moser

Alternate Member of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank

Francisco Maroto

Blockchain Lead, BBVA

Hachem Hassan

Senior Financial Legal Expert, Danmarks Nationalbank

12:15 - 1:00 PM CET

Entertainment

The Rise of NFTs: Use Cases Today and Tomorrow

NFTs make it possible for artists, musicians, videogamers, game developers, and writers to develop completely new markets, make money from their work and engage with their fans. But, while NFTs are currently limited to digital art ownership and in-game digital assets, NFTs have a wide range of other use cases such as ticketing, copyrights, domain names, control of access, patents...

Sean Gardner

Co-Founder, ModaDAO Foundation

Bruno Skvorc

Founder, RMRK

Cristina Carrascosa

CEO, ATH21

Alexandra Kons

Editor in Chief, BeInCrypto

Steve Liu

Head of Strategy & Acquisitions, TRON

1:00 - 1:30 PM CET

The New Internet

Decentralized Cloud Services for the Web3.0

Phala Network's vision is to become the world’s largest P2P computing network - a standard decentralized computing cloud based on Web 3.0. Marvin Tong, CEO and Co-Founder of Phala Network will explain how their technology will disrupt any centralized cloud service in the near future.

Marvin Tong

CEO & Co-founder, Phala Network

2:00 - 2:30 PM CET

The New Internet

Why DAOs Matter

DAOs are powerful because they create incentives and a sound framework for thousands of people to organize without the need for formal roles or hierarchy. As a result, open source projects are able to scale their operations much more quickly than a traditionally governed organizations like NGOs or companies. DAOs are the internet-native way to manage projects: open, permissionless, and decentralized.

Max Infeld

Community Member, Alien Worlds

Paul Claudius

Co-founder, DIA

2:30 - 3:00 PM CET

Health

Reconfiguring Connectivity in Pharma Supply Chain through Blockchain

Pharmaceutical supply chains have become global and complex. With more outsourcing, new modalities, and novel ways to reach patients, it’s critical to ensure that they can withstand shocks.

Daniel Laverick

VP of Digital & Data Solutions, Zuellig Pharma

3:00 - 4:00 PM CET

Health

PharmaLedger: Bringing Clinical Trials into the New Age with Blockchain

4:00 - 5:00 PM CET

Health

How Blockchain Can Make Safe Healthcare more Accessible

Daniel Laverick

VP of Digital & Data Solutions, Zuellig Pharma

Heather Leigh Flannery

Founder & CEO, ConsenSys Health

5:00 - 6:00 PM CET

Health

PharmaLedger's Journey Through a Digital Trust Ecosystem

6:00 - 7:00 PM CET

Sustainability

Blockchain, Sustainability and Social Innovation

Our panelists identify projects and organizations that aim to create positive social and environmental impact with the help of DLT and Blockchain.

Marek Sobieniecki

Global Strategic Partnerships, IKEA

Wes Geisenberger

VP, Sustainability & ESG The HBAR Foundation

Simone Accornero

Co-Founder and CEO, FlexiDAO

Marta Piekarska-Geater

Chairperson, Sovrin Foundation

7:00 - 7:15 PM CET

Closing Remarks

This sessions wraps up the lessons learned during EBC 2021.

Victoria Gago

Founder, European Blockchain Convention

Daniel Salmeron

Founder, European Blockchain Convention

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