Schedule

July 15
09:35
Keynote

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Main stage

Keynote

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 09:35 - 09:55(20min)

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Speakers

Kris is a serial entrepreneur with a strong track record of building and scaling technology businesses.  

Crypto.com was founded in 2016 on a simple belief: it's a basic human right for everyone to control their money, data and identity. With over 2 million users on its platform today, Crypto.com provides a powerful alternative to traditional financial services, turning its vision of “cryptocurrency in every wallet” into reality, one customer at a time.  

The Crypto.com Ecosystem consists of: Crypto.com App, Wallet, Exchange, MCO Visa Card, Crypto.com Pay and Crypto.com Chain.

Crypto.com is built on a solid foundation of security, privacy and compliance and is the first cryptocurrency company in the world to have CCSS Level 3, ISO/IEC 27001:2013ISO/IEC 27701:2019 and PCI: DSS 3.2.1, Level 1 compliance. Crypto.com is headquartered in Hong Kong with 350+ strong team. For more information, please visit www.crypto.com.

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09:55
Panel

Peeling off the Problems to Adoption: Why Enterprise Blockchain Solutions Haven’t Gained Much Traction Until Now

Main stage

Panel

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 09:55 - 10:25(30min)

Peeling off the Problems to Adoption: Why Enterprise Blockchain Solutions Haven’t Gained Much Traction Until Now

Speakers

Russ is the co-founder and CEO of DocSend, a service for securely sending and tracking documents that has over 12,000 customers. Their customers include Gusto, One Medical and Air Table. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Microsoft, and Trulia. Russ holds a BS/MS in Computer Science from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Russ is a frequent speaker and recognized expert on the topic of startup fundraising globally.

Kaj Burchardi is a Managing Director with BCG Platinion with more than 19 years of experience in IT consulting. He has worked with clients from various industries in Europe, US, and Middle East on IT architecture, Digital and Agile transformations. Kaj is leading the Blockchain practice of BCG/Platinion globally and supported clients in the strategy definition, use case development, and Proof of Concept execution of various Blockchain / DLT projects based on different platforms. The used approach puts the customer and the business challenge in the center – and the technology second.

Brittany Laughlin is currently Executive Director of Stacks Foundation and previously Head of Strategic Partnerships at Blockstack and a Partner at Lattice Ventures. At Lattice Ventures she provides launch capital and connections to entrepreneurs serving industries underserved in innovation. Prior she served as General Manager at Union Square Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm with $1B+ under management. Some portfolio companies include Etsy, Twitter, SoundCloud, Tumblr, Lending Club, and Kickstarter. Her entrepreneurial endeavors include founding VetsinTech NYC, transitioning military veterans into technology jobs, and founded gtrot, a social travel recommendation engine sold to Groupon. She has a BA in Marketing and International Business from NYU Stern. Laughlin writes about building great companies, venture investing, tech, and travel. Twitter: @br_ttany
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10:25
WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT

Coming up on Workshop Channel: Q&A with Kris Marszalek of Crypto.com

Main stage

WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 10:25 - 10:30(5min)

Coming up on Workshop Channel: Q&A with Kris Marszalek of Crypto.com

Speakers

Kris is a serial entrepreneur with a strong track record of building and scaling technology businesses.  

Crypto.com was founded in 2016 on a simple belief: it's a basic human right for everyone to control their money, data and identity. With over 2 million users on its platform today, Crypto.com provides a powerful alternative to traditional financial services, turning its vision of “cryptocurrency in every wallet” into reality, one customer at a time.  

The Crypto.com Ecosystem consists of: Crypto.com App, Wallet, Exchange, MCO Visa Card, Crypto.com Pay and Crypto.com Chain.

Crypto.com is built on a solid foundation of security, privacy and compliance and is the first cryptocurrency company in the world to have CCSS Level 3, ISO/IEC 27001:2013ISO/IEC 27701:2019 and PCI: DSS 3.2.1, Level 1 compliance. Crypto.com is headquartered in Hong Kong with 350+ strong team. For more information, please visit www.crypto.com.

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10:30
Fireside

Fireside Chat with Sheila Warren, World Economic Forum

Main stage

Fireside

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 10:30 - 10:45(15min)

Fireside Chat with Sheila Warren, World Economic Forum

Speakers

Sheila began her career as a Wall Street attorney before turning to philanthropy and non-profit tech over a decade ago. She has represented banks, philanthropists and progressive non-profits. Most recently, she was VP of strategic alliances and general counsel of TechSoup, the global social enterprise that has connected civil society organizations around the world with over $9bn in donated tech-based resources. Previously, Sheila also designed and launched NGOsource, a service focused on international grant making. Sheila is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law.

Mike is The Block’s News Editor. In addition to editing, he reports on topics that span the blockchain space, with a particular focus on technological innovation. Prior to joining The Block in April of 2020, he spent nine years covering emerging technologies— from solar cells to smart contracts—at MIT Technology Review..

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10:45
Keynote

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Keynote

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 10:45 - 11:05(20min)

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Sunayna Tuteja is the Head of Digital Assets and Blockchain at TD
Ameritrade. With more than ten years of diverse global experience, she has a proven record for building new ventures from scratch and leading the kind of change that is critical in shaping the future of business. In her current role, Sunayna is responsible for building a scalable blockchain and crypto practice within TD Ameritrade. This rapidly growing practice is inclusive of partnerships, investments and products to harness the growing power of blockchain technology.

Prior to this position, Sunayna led an entrepreneurial “tiger team” at TD
Ameritrade to build the next generation of products, experiences and business models needed to break down barriers to investing and engage more people on the platforms they use every day. Her team was responsible for delivering industry-first partnerships and products with cutting-edge startups and leading global technology companies including Apple, Amazon, Google, and Tencent.

A life-long learner, Sunayna is working on her Juris Doctorate at Stanford Law with a focus on the impact and influence of disruptive technologies, and the future of jurisprudence. Through partnering with the Stanford Innovation Lab, she works closely with the start-up and VC communities helping to advance public and corporate innovation. Outside of work and school, you can find Sunayna adventuring the skies in her Cessna. You can stay connected on Twitter @Sunayna.

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11:05
Panel

Blockchain vs Goliath: Embracing Innovation in a Fractured World

Main stage

Panel

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 11:05 - 11:35(30min)

Blockchain vs Goliath: Embracing Innovation in a Fractured World

Speakers

Frank Chaparro leads various editorial efforts for The Block, a cryptocurrency and blockchain research firm, as its Director of News. Chaparro started his career at Business Insider, where he specialized in topics at the intersection of digital assets and Wall Street, market structure, and financial technology. Previously, he held positions at NPR and the Nasdaq Stock Market. In 2018, he become a sought after reporter in the crypto world, breaking scoops on major developments at financial services firms such as Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, and Citigroup. He joined The Block to dive deeper into his specialty and is responsible for investigating the most powerful figures and firms in the cryptocurrency market alongside a global team of financial journalists and researchers.

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11:35
Keynote
Main stage

Keynote

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 11:35 - 11:55(20min)
Speakers

Arvie is the Senior Vice President and Head of the Fintech Group at UnionBank, a team instrumental to the Bank’s transformation strategy. Under his leadership, the group has created award-winning fintech and blockchain solutions to future-proof the bank and promote financial inclusion.

He is passionate about tech-ing up the Philippines, and was recognized by the Singapore Fintech Association as a Top Fintech Influencer in Asia. A primary mover in the fintech space, he co-founded and serves as the Vice
Chairman of the Distributed Ledger Technology Association of the Philippines whose purpose is to educate, regulate, and innovate on blockchain technology.

Being an ardent advocate of financial inclusion, Arvie also co-founded and serves as a board director of Tech Up Pilipinas - a movement that seeks to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs), individuals, and large corporates benefit from technological advancements in order to “tech up” the Philippines and pave way for
inclusive prosperity.

Arvie is also a Founding Member and Board Director of the Fintech Philippines Association. Prior to joining UnionBank, Arvie's extensive career spanned various industries including banking (Citibank), telecommunications (Globe/Singtel), and broadcast/digital media (TV5/ABC), with roles across product management, sales, finance, strategic planning, and business development. Aside from leading UnionBank’s Fintech Group, Arvie also sits on the Board of the bank’s subsidiaries PETNET Inc. and UBX.

Despite being a banker with an MBA, Arvie graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Ateneo de Manila University. He is a loving husband and dad to 6 very animated kids.

It is his bold vision that guides UnionBank’s Transformation Journey towards becoming “a technology company, also a bank."

Under his leadership, UnionBank has been recognized as the country’s Best Digital Bank, both by Asiamoney and The Asset Triple A Awards, offering delivery of online, real-time and highly secured busines solutions to its millions of customers.

Dr. Ortiz is the chairman of the Fintech Philippines Association and the Distributed Ledger Technology Association of the Philippines as well as the Philippine Payments Management Inc. – a critical component of the Philippines’ National Retail Payment System. He is also a Board Member of the Global Fintech Alliances Advisory Board founded in Copenhagen, Denmark.

After retiring as UnionBank’s CEO in 2018, Dr. Ortiz continued to advocate for financial inclusion through Tech Up Pilipinas - a movement pushing for inclusive prosperity by helping SMEs, individuals, and corporates benefit from technology.

Dr. Ortiz’s vision of building “a bank of enduring greatness” goes beyond marking profit. He champions digital transformation, inclusive prosperity and innovation across the world, spreading these advocacies among business leaders and policymakers alike. Furthermore, Dr. Ortiz strongly believes in a higher purpose to make a critical difference by elevating lives, fulfilling dreams and enabling communities through innovation, financial technology and smart banking.

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12:00
Fireside

The Rosetta Stone of Bringing Nations Closer and Stronger Together

Main stage

Fireside

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 12:00 - 12:20(20min)

The Rosetta Stone of Bringing Nations Closer and Stronger Together

Speakers

Wang Guan is news anchor and host of Dialogue at CGTN. He was CGTN’s chief U.S. correspondent based in Washington D.C. from 2011 to 2019, covering the White House and the State Department. He has interviewed dozens of world leaders including Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Henry Kissinger, and IMF Director-General Kristalina Georgieva and Christine Lagarde. He broke stories from over 30 Chinese provinces and 40 US states and covered the 2012 and 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Wang Guan is one of the most active Chinese journalists on social media analyzing US-China relations. He is a Young Leader with National Committee on US-China Relations and a “Asia 21” Young Leader with Asia Society. Wang Guan has a master’s degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in international journalism from Communication University of China.

  • "Joseph Lubin is a co-founder of blockchain computing platform Ethereum and the founder of Consensus Systems (ConsenSys), a blockchain venture studio. ConsenSys is one of the largest and fastest-growing companies in the blockchain technology space, building developer tools, decentralized applications, and solutions for enterprises and governments that harness the power of Ethereum. Headquartered in New York, ConsenSys also has a global presence, employing top entrepreneurs, computer scientists, software developers, and experts in enterprise delivery worldwide.

  • Lubin graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He worked in the Princeton Robotics Lab, at tomandandy music developing an autonomous music composition tool, and at private research firm Vision Applications Inc. building autonomous mobile robots.

  • As a software engineer and consultant, Lubin worked with eMagine on the Identrus project and was involved in the founding and operation of a hedge fund with a partner. He held positions as Director of the New York office of Blacksmith Software Consulting, and VP of Technology in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs. Through these posts, Lubin focused on the intersection of cryptography, engineering, and finance.

  • Switching gears, Lubin moved to Kingston, Jamaica to work on projects in the music industry. Two years into his musical endeavors, Lubin co-founded the Ethereum Project and has been working on Ethereum and ConsenSys since January 2014."

Prof. Michael Sung is a technology venture builder and investor, having founded various companies over the years in diverse high-tech industries ranging from AI, blockchain, semiconductor, and new materials industries. 

He is founder and Chairman of CarbonBlue Innovations, a cross-border tech-transfer platform that is focused on rapidly commercializing and scaling internationally-sourced blockchain, Fintech, and digital finance innovation to developing countries. 

Prof. Michael Sung is also the founding co-director of the Fintech Research Center at the Fanhai International School of Finance at Fudan University. His applied research includes Fintech policy, cryptoeconomics, asset-backed securitization, as well as finance and business model innovation associated with cryptotoken economies. In addition, Prof. Sung is focused on developing finance innovation policy as faculty at the Chinese Institute of Economics and Finance, a national-level think tank for central government. 

Prof. Sung received his Ph.D. in EECS at the MIT Media Lab/Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory as well as a graduate financial engineering degree from MIT Sloan Business School.

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12:20
Keynote

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Main stage

Keynote

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 12:20 - 12:40(20min)

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Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

Michael joined Broadridge in 2017, and leads Broadridge’s corporate strategy function. He began his career at McKinsey & Company, consulting clients in the financial services industry before moving to Merrill Lynch where he was investment banking Vice President of their Financial Institutions Group.

Michael later served as Director of Investments for the Troubled Asset Relief Program at the U.S. Department of Treasury. Most recently, Michael was the Senior Executive Vice President of Worldwide Services for Microstrategy.

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12:40
Panel

The 40 Trillion Dollar Trade Finance Industry That’s Missing Blockchain

Main stage

Panel

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 12:40 - 13:10(30min)

The 40 Trillion Dollar Trade Finance Industry That’s Missing Blockchain

Speakers

Ran Neuner is the Co-founder and CEO of Onchain Capital, a Blockchain Investment fund and Advisory service. In 2017 Ran Neuner launched Crypto Trader , the world’s first televised cryptocurrency show featured on CNBC. Today he is still the host and executive producer. The show has had huge success is the most viewed show on the channel today.

Previously Ran Neuner was the founder CEO of The Creative Counsel Group. The company which he founder grew to become the largest sales and marketing agency in Africa. He sold this business to the Publicis Groupe in 2015 for what was recorded as the biggest business transaction in Africa.

Ran holds a Bachelor degree in Finance, is a CFA and is currently completing his OPM studies at Harvard Business School.
Ran Neuner is also involved in several initiatives to grow and mentor entrepreneurs including several incubator projects to support transformation in the industry.

Ran was also involved in the Branson Mentorship Programme that identifies successful entrepreneurs who is able to offer guidance, connections and opportunities through their peer and partnership network, supporting entrepreneurs to structure and scale their
businesses by providing training, mentoring and networking to help them on their entrepreneurial journey.

Ran’s success in the Blockchain world has earned him the ranking of one of the top 10 most influential people in Blockchain by Richtopia and is also a sought after speaker at in Entrepreneurship, Blockchain Crypto Currency events and conferences.

Jim has been transforming industries using the latest digital technology since the Internet began.

During his time at BNP Paribas he helped revolutionise markets via digital connectivity and solve the data and analytics challenges required to programmatically trade. Jim was awarded the Data Architect of the Year from Oracle Corporation twice for work on the globally distributed cross asset class real-time data analytics platform he created.

While at MongoDB, Jim worked with Fortune 100 enterprises in finance and beyond to catalyse their digital transformation using similar distributed data architectures. This helped lead to the successful IPO of MDB in 2017, now a rapidly growing >$10Bn valued Nasdaq listed data brand.

Jim’s interest in the crypto space before the first bitcoin halving led to an early understanding of the transformative capabilities of distributed ledger technology.

With these experiences Jim is now leading Tracr, a connected value chain platform that uses digital assets to provide unparalleled Trust in how an industry operates. Tracr leverages Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and IoT to connect and industry’s physical processes to a digital platform that masters its data to facilitate business interactions and tell consumers the sustainability stories of the products they buy.

Tracr is at the forefront of the Industry 4.0 transformation that is redefining how businesses interoperate and communicate with their end consumers at the moment that Trust has never been more important.

John Monarch is the co-founder and CEO of ShipChain, a technology startup focused on revolutionizing the freight and logistics industry using blockchain technology. He is a serial entrepreneur in logistics and supply chain, with a background in physics and computer science from Clemson University. He currently serves as a Supply Chain Expert for the United Nations CEFACT, has worked with the World Economic Forum on Blockchain in Supply Chain, and is an avid classical musician, photographer, and pilot.

Kris Van Broekhoven, Chief Financial Officer of Komgo, the multi-bank digital platform that is streamlining trade finance and introducing blockchain based tools to mitigate fraud.

Until recently, Kris was Global Head of Commodity Trade Finance at Citibank, where he spearheaded the digital transformation of trade finance and led Citi’s involvement as a founding member of Komgo. Prior to Citi he was EMEA head of structured commodity trade finance at Deutsche Bank. Kris has 25 years of international banking experience and is determined to bring an inefficient and paper based industry into the digital age.

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13:15
Keynote

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Main stage

Keynote

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 13:15 - 13:35(20min)

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Jim has been transforming industries using the latest digital technology since the Internet began.

During his time at BNP Paribas he helped revolutionise markets via digital connectivity and solve the data and analytics challenges required to programmatically trade. Jim was awarded the Data Architect of the Year from Oracle Corporation twice for work on the globally distributed cross asset class real-time data analytics platform he created.

While at MongoDB, Jim worked with Fortune 100 enterprises in finance and beyond to catalyse their digital transformation using similar distributed data architectures. This helped lead to the successful IPO of MDB in 2017, now a rapidly growing >$10Bn valued Nasdaq listed data brand.

Jim’s interest in the crypto space before the first bitcoin halving led to an early understanding of the transformative capabilities of distributed ledger technology.

With these experiences Jim is now leading Tracr, a connected value chain platform that uses digital assets to provide unparalleled Trust in how an industry operates. Tracr leverages Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and IoT to connect and industry’s physical processes to a digital platform that masters its data to facilitate business interactions and tell consumers the sustainability stories of the products they buy.

Tracr is at the forefront of the Industry 4.0 transformation that is redefining how businesses interoperate and communicate with their end consumers at the moment that Trust has never been more important.

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13:35
Fireside

Real-Time Supply Chain on Chain

Main stage

Fireside

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 13:35 - 13:55(20min)

Real-Time Supply Chain on Chain

Speakers

Jack Lee is the Founding Managing Partner of HCM Capital.

HCM Capital, founded in 2015, concentrates its investment mainly on the companies applying new technologies or innovative business models, such as blockchain, data technology, to make people living better, or enterprises working more efficiency.

HCM, led by Mr. Lee, had invested a number of fintech companies. For example, Abra, US Silicon Valley based, built the world's first decentralized digital cash conversion and pier to pier remittance platform. Chained Finance, newly established, dedicates to providing faster and lower cost solution with token economy for supply chain finance by deploying blockchain. And, Figure Technologies, a US San Francisco's based fintech company, leverages AI, Fintech and Blockchain to facilitate loans origination, trading, etc. Currently, Mr. Lee serves as Board Director to several fintech/blockchain startups, including Abra, Cambridge Blockchain, Galaxy Digital, and Chained Finance, etc.

Before joining HCM Capital in 2007, Mr. Lee was a deputy general manager of Yuanta Polaris Financial, one of the leading banks/securities group in Taiwan. In early 2000s, he served at JP Morgan as an investment banker with several years of banking experience at Citi. He began his career with P&G.

Mr. Lee received an MBA from UCLA Anderson in California, USA, and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the National Taiwan University in Taiwan.

Gary Loh is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of DiMuto Pte Ltd, a trade technology firm providing end-to-end supply chain visibility for global businesses, ensuring traceability and trackability of business documents, goods and services. Since late 2018, DiMuto has successfully tracked and traced over millions of pieces in produce and millions in dollars of trade value on their platform.

Mr Loh is the Vice Chairman of SunMoon Food Company Limited. He joined the company’s Board as Non-Independent Director and Deputy Chairman in 2007 and was Chairman of the Executive Committee from 2007 to 2013, before serving as Executive Chairman of the Board until 2017.
Mr Loh is also the Executive Chairman of First Alverstone Capital Ltd, a private equity firm he co-founded in 2005.

He started his career as a venture capitalist for Pacific Capital Pte. Ltd. from 1992 to 1995, before joining Merrill Lynch 1995 to 1997. Subsequently, he was with UOB Kay Hian and BNP Paribas.

Mr Loh possesses a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science & Economics) from National University of Singapore (NUS), a Master in Applied Finance from NUS Business School and has also attended the Owner/President Management Executive program at Harvard Business School.

Past Events:
- Oracle Open World 2019
- Produce Marketing Association Global Development Council Summit 2019
- Asia Blockchain Summit 2019
- Asia Fruit Logistica Cool Logistics 2019
- Asia Fruit Logistica Global Women Fresh 2019
- Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit 2019

Raullen Chai received the PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2012, where his research focused on cryptography, specifically in designing and analyzing of lightweight ciphers and authentication protocols for IoT devices.

He is a member of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR), International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), and IEEE Communications Society since 2010. In 2013, he joined Google as senior software engineer leading many security initiatives for its technical infrastructure, including mitigation of SSL attacks against Google such as CRIME/BEAST/POODLE, privacy-preserving SSL offloading, enabling of Certificate Transparency for all Google services.

He was also the founding engineer of Google Cloud Load Balancer
(GCLB), which now serves thousands of cloud services with 1+ million
queries per second. In 2016, he joined Uber as the head of cryptography R&D, leading the research and development of credential storage system, authentication system, risk management and inhouse cryptographic tools. In 2017, he found IoTeX to focus on the building of auto-scalable and privacy-centric blockchain infrastructure that is designed and optimized for Internet-of-Things (IoT).

In addition, he serves as Editor of KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, and served as reviewers for many prestigious conferences and journals, including Fast Software Encryption, Selected Areas in Cryptography, International Conference on Cryptology in India, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Cryptography and Communications Discrete Structures, Boolean Functions and Sequences, Information Sciences, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, IEEE Global Communications Conference and etc.

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13:55
Fireside

Traceability in the Food Chain: Is It Safe to Eat?

Main stage

Fireside

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 13:55 - 14:10(15min)

Traceability in the Food Chain: Is It Safe to Eat?

Speakers

David founded and manages the well-known crypto and blockchain magazine Block Journal. He simultaneously manages the crypto consulting firm Black Diamond Group. He is a veteran in crypto media, marketing, and branding and has worked with many of the most prominent figures and companies in the industry.

Kevin Feng has 15 years experiences of consulting and assurance services in cybersecurity, privacy and emerging technology. After he joined PwC Shanghai in 2005, Kevin has been building an extensive network with clients in various industries in regions including Mainland China, US, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and has been driving the development of blockchain services of PwC CN/HK region. He was one of the few blockchain evangelists in the profession service space, and played an important role in some of the early iconic blockchain projects. In January 2018, Kevin joined VeChain as COO. With a strong background in cybersecurity, business and emerging technology, Kevin advises his clients on their emerging technology strategy and associated cyber threats and risks, and he also helps enterprise form their strategic plan for adopting blockchain technology and enhancing digitalization process while complying to the regulations. Kevin is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP).
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14:15
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Keynote

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 14:15 - 14:35(20min)

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Dr. Muneeb Ali is the co-founder of Blockstack, a decentralized computing network with 180+ apps/startups built on top. He serves as the CEO of Blockstack PBC, a Public Benefit Corp that is developing the core Blockstack technology. He has raised $50 million USD in funding from investors like Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, Lux Capital, Winklevoss Capital, and others. Blockstack was recently featured in the CNBC’s list of 100 promising startups to watch. Muneeb received his Ph.D. and Masters in Computer Science from Princeton University. His Ph.D. thesis was nominated for the ACM SIGCOMM dissertation award by Princeton University. Muneeb gives guest lectures on cloud computing at Princeton and his research publications have over 1,300 citations. He is one of the main characters in George Gilder's book Life After Google and was a technical advisor to the HBO show Silicon Valley. You can follow him on Twitter @muneeb.

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14:35
Fireside

Unveiling China’s New Blockchain Powered Internet

Main stage

Fireside

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 14:35 - 14:55(20min)

Unveiling China’s New Blockchain Powered Internet

Speakers

Michael became the Founder of Boxmining - one of the top crypto YouTube channels with over 200,000 subscribers and 15 Million Views. Michael has been providing top tier independent coverage of the cryptocurrency scene since 2017.

Micheal has participated in the first wave of cryptocurrency investing, with a mining operation in 2012 and key investments in 2017.

Yifan He, the founder, and CEO of Red Date Tech which is the architect firm behind the BSN, is a serial entrepreneur and investor. Mr. He founded his first internet company when he was in college in 1998 in the U.S., and spent more than 10 years in China on private equity and finance. Mr. He graduated from SUNY at Stony Brook with a computer science degree, and an MBA degree from MIT. Read more about Red Date Tech in this recent article here.

Prof. Michael Sung is a technology venture builder and investor, having founded various companies over the years in diverse high-tech industries ranging from AI, blockchain, semiconductor, and new materials industries. 

He is founder and Chairman of CarbonBlue Innovations, a cross-border tech-transfer platform that is focused on rapidly commercializing and scaling internationally-sourced blockchain, Fintech, and digital finance innovation to developing countries. 

Prof. Michael Sung is also the founding co-director of the Fintech Research Center at the Fanhai International School of Finance at Fudan University. His applied research includes Fintech policy, cryptoeconomics, asset-backed securitization, as well as finance and business model innovation associated with cryptotoken economies. In addition, Prof. Sung is focused on developing finance innovation policy as faculty at the Chinese Institute of Economics and Finance, a national-level think tank for central government. 

Prof. Sung received his Ph.D. in EECS at the MIT Media Lab/Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory as well as a graduate financial engineering degree from MIT Sloan Business School.

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14:55
Fireside

Making Enterprise Blockchain Mature: Building Business on an Evolving Infrastructure

Main stage

Fireside

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 14:55 - 15:15(20min)

Making Enterprise Blockchain Mature: Building Business on an Evolving Infrastructure

Speakers

Patrick Chang is an early stage investor at Samsung NEXT Ventures. He primarily focuses on seed to series B enterprise / B2B investing. He leads blockchain investments and strategy at Samsung NEXT Ventures  Prior to Samsung, Patrick was at Foundation Capital with a focus on SaaS and enterprise software. He has over 12 years of experience investing in enterprise software including IT security, infrastructure, developer tools, business intelligence/analytics and more ranging in various stages from seed to growth equity at Bain Capital Ventures, Investor Growth Capital, New York Angels and Updata. Patrick is also a recovering tech investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Lehman Brothers, where he helped public and venture backed technology companies raise capital and execute M&A transactions.

Dieter Shirley is the CTO at Dapper Labs and the Chief Architect of Flow. He is also the author and principal sponsor of the ERC-721 proposal for standardizing tracking of non-fungible tokens on the Ethereum protocol and to co-creator of CryptoKitties.

Dieter is an original participant in the world of cryptocurrency, mining his first Bitcoin on his home computer in 2010. Since then he has served as a technical architect on a series of advanced blockchain projects including as co-founder of CryptoKitties, the most successful collectibles game on the blockchain. Dieter is also the founding CTO of Cornerstone, a real estate transaction platform being developed in partnership with Ross McCredie, former founder and CEO of Sotheby’s Canada, and Dave Carson, former COO at Sotheby’s Global.

A veteran of the original dot-com boom and bust, Dieter brings more than 20 years of experience as a key player in dozens of successful software products. He has shipped software for industry giants including Apple, BlackBerry, and Microsoft. Prior to joining Axiom Zen, Dapper Labs’ parent company, Dieter was director of development at Atimi Software, where he led a team of more than 30 developers working on mobile projects for Fortune 1000 companies including HBO, the New York Times, and ESPN. Prior to Atimi, Dieter was a Senior Software Engineer at Apple, helping build iWeb and the iWork suite.

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15:15
Fireside

The Industries’ State of Art Blockchain Solution

Main stage

Fireside

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 15:15 - 15:35(20min)

The Industries’ State of Art Blockchain Solution

Speakers

Mike Dudas is the founder and Chairman of The Block, the leading research, media & information brand in the digital asset marketplace. The Block's research driven model has contributed to millions of people engaging with the company's research, journalism, podcast, newsletter and events since its 2018 founding. The Block is the first and final word in digital assets.

Previously, Mike was co-founder and CRO of Button, the leading global, mobile performance marketing platform. Mike is a builder of mobile commerce businesses, having worked at Google, Braintree/Venmo and PayPal. Early in his career, Mike worked in corporate M&A and strategy for Disney. Mike earned a BA from Stanford and an MBA from Kellogg.

Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director of Hyperledger. Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013. He was the founding CTO of CollabNet and CTO of the World Economic Forum. Most recently, Behlendorf was a managing director at Mithril Capital Management LLC, a global technology investment firm. He was recognized by The New York Times as one of the Top 10 Most Influential People in Blockchain in 2018.
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15:40
Keynote

Blockchain Gaming: Building the virtual asset class of the future

Main stage

Keynote

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 15:40 - 16:00(20min)

Blockchain Gaming: Building the virtual asset class of the future

Speakers

Robby Yung is the CEO of Animoca Brands, a leading blockchain game developer headquartered in Hong Kong. He was previously the co-founder and CFO of Redgate Media, a venture-backed Chinese television and outdoor media holding company sold to Inno-Tech Holdings Limited (HK.8202). Mr Yung was also co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of One Media Group (HK.426), a Hong Kong-based magazine group. Prior to that, he was the founder and CEO of One Studio, a venture-backed web development company in Hong Kong, and OSMedia, a Chinese television advertising sales company.

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16:00
Panel

How to Unlock New Economic Opportunities for Gamers Worldwide?

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Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 16:00 - 16:30(30min)

How to Unlock New Economic Opportunities for Gamers Worldwide?

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Robby Yung is the CEO of Animoca Brands, a leading blockchain game developer headquartered in Hong Kong. He was previously the co-founder and CFO of Redgate Media, a venture-backed Chinese television and outdoor media holding company sold to Inno-Tech Holdings Limited (HK.8202). Mr Yung was also co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of One Media Group (HK.426), a Hong Kong-based magazine group. Prior to that, he was the founder and CEO of One Studio, a venture-backed web development company in Hong Kong, and OSMedia, a Chinese television advertising sales company.

Roham is the CEO of Dapper Labs and the founder of Axiom Zen, the award-winning emerging technology venture studio behind Dapper Labs. Dapper Labs is the creator of CryptoKitties, the world’s most popular consumer blockchain experience, with over 3M transactions on the Ethereum network – more than any smart contract that’s not a cryptocurrency exchange.

DappRadar has grown from 2 teenage developers working on a passion project into the industry-standard source of truth on accurate, honest, and transparent data for decentralized applications (“dapp”). Data that regularly informs academic research, analysis, and VC due diligence, while also being regularly cited by leading media outlets like ​Bloomberg News.

This leadership position in both dapps, and the burgeoning start-up ecosystem in Lithuania, has enticed industry giants like Naspers & Blockchain to spearhead a ​$2.3 million seed funding round​ in September 2019. The largest ever for a start-up in the Baltic States.

CEO, Skirmantas Januskas, is quickly emerging as a sought after authority on the space as users and investors increasingly adopt dapps in place of traditional applications.

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16:30
Keynote

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Keynote

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 16:30 - 16:50(20min)

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Roham is the CEO of Dapper Labs and the founder of Axiom Zen, the award-winning emerging technology venture studio behind Dapper Labs. Dapper Labs is the creator of CryptoKitties, the world’s most popular consumer blockchain experience, with over 3M transactions on the Ethereum network – more than any smart contract that’s not a cryptocurrency exchange.

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16:50
Keynote

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Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 16:50 - 17:10(20min)

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Naohito Yoshida, after working in magazine editing, established the game anime company GLAMS Co., Ltd. at the age of 28.While being one of the pioneers of the digital anime industry, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 32. Filed for both company and personal bankruptcy at the age of 34. After that, made a comeback to establish three publicly listed companies in the human resources, content and media ad tech industries.Currently serves as chairman and representative director of eole Inc., which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market.With a conviction that blockchain will radically change the entertainment industry, decided to return as an entrepreneur for the first time in 20 years.  

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17:10
Panel

Crypto Merchant: “Your Total is Ten Satoshis for Coffee Please!”

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Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 17:10 - 17:40(30min)

Crypto Merchant: “Your Total is Ten Satoshis for Coffee Please!”

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More popularly known in the world as “Miss Bitcoin”, Mai has been involved in Crypto since 2011, making lots of accomplishments during her career.

She is most interested in using CryptoCurrency and Blockchain for the SDGs. She launched a donation platform called KIZUNA in 2017 and helping BINANCE Charity Foundation as an ambassador.

She is active as a KOL who works to spread the entire blockchain industry as twitter and youtuber. At the same time, she is a serial entrepreneur that launches many companies, and is also active as an advisor for more than 10 companies including Japanese listed companies.

Ashish Singal is the Co-Founder and CEO of CoinSwitch.co and CRUXPay. He is a hacker to the core and has won almost every major Hackathon in India including those hosted by Sequoia, Google, Amazon and LinkedIn. While working at Amazon as a Software Development Engineer in 2014, he led the internal team in building Amazon Prime's 1-hour delivery model. Ashish was a Technical Advisor with Reap Benefit - an NGO in Bangalore aimed at encouraging India’s youth to become actionable citizens. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science.

Serial entrepreneur, hacker, maker, geek, crypto head.

Nimrod Lehavi’s career spans over more than two decades of entrepreneurship and management experience. 

His reputation precedes him in the startup scene and blockchain community for his vision, leadership and unique ability to innovate and scale as well as his no BS mentality. 

Bobby is currently directing the corporate strategy development and overseeing Crypto.com’s approach to drive the adoption of crypto-powered consumer financial products. In 2018, Bobby was named Forbes Asia’s 30 under 30 leader under Finance & Venture Capital. Prior to founding Crypto.com, Bobby was Co-Founder & Head of Corporate Development of Ensogo as well as has gained an extensive experience in investment banking at China Renaissance, Deloitte, and Merrill Lynch. He also acted as a consultant for JD.com advising to C-Suite level executives on strategic corporate development projects.
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17:45
Keynote

Flipping the switch: when IoT meets 5G and Blockchain [higher level thinking]

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Keynote

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 17:45 - 18:05(20min)

Flipping the switch: when IoT meets 5G and Blockchain [higher level thinking]

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Jamie now serves as President at Taiwan Mobile, a leading telecom & technology group in Taiwan, and Chairman & Partner at AppWorks, the largest startup accelerator in Greater Southeast Asia (ASEAN + Taiwan). Taiwan Mobile group services 7.2 million monthly active mobile subscribers, operates Taiwan’s largest online retail shop, momo, with US$1.4 billion in annual revenue, and brings cable TV & broadband to 1.7 million households. AppWorks, founded by Jamie in 2009, offers a renowned free accelerator program that now admits around 35 AI, Blockchain, and SEA startups twice a year. It boasts 376 active startups and 1,113 founders in its alumni network, the largest of its kind in Greater SEA. Within the Blockchain field, AppWorks has accelerated 44 Blockchain startups. All AppWorks startups together generate US$ 4.97 billion in annual revenues and are valued at US$ 4.72 billion. As a VC, AppWorks manages 3 funds with a total fund size at US$ 168M. Its portfolio includes Dapper Labs, Lalamove, Shopback, Carousell, 17 Media, 91APP, KKday. In 2016, AppWorks also founded School with the aim to drive Taiwan digital transformation by providing a 16-week full-time engineer talent training program, which now has 208 graduates since its establishment.

Before AppWorks, Jamie was a startup founder for 10 years. In 1999, he co-founded Hotcool.com, a pioneer in Taiwan's burgeoning e-commerce industry. After funding dried up post dotcom crash, Hotcool evolved into Intumit, a successful natural language processing & chatbot SaaS startup. In 2006, Jamie co-founded travel startup Sosauce.com in New York. After Sosauce pivoted into Muse Games in 2009, Jamie moved back to Taiwan to start a VC by founders for founders -- AppWorks.

Growing up, Jamie was a geek. He started coding and putting computers together since the age of 10. He received his BS in Engineering from National Taiwan University and an MBA from NYU Stern. His blog, MR JAMIE, has provided inspirations to millions of readers in the startup community since 2009. Jamie has been active in contributing back to the global community. He serves as a Member at the APEC Vision Group and the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) among many other community leadership roles.

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18:05
Fireside

Year 2030: Living with A.I., Blockchain, and Robots

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Fireside

Day 1: Blockchain For Industries
July 15, 18:05 - 18:25(20min)

Year 2030: Living with A.I., Blockchain, and Robots

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Daniel (Dan) is the founder of Singapore based Lightbulb Capital. The firm was founded in 2014 in Hong Kong to help realize the potential of innovation and emerging technologies to transform financial services. Today the company focuses on advisory work for fintech and blockchain startups and Innovation education programs for corporates and universities.

Dan is appointed affiliate faculty of Singapore Management University. Dan is also a lecturer at Rotterdam School of Management's Executive Education arm in Erasmus University. Previously, he was a visiting professor at IE business school in its top-ranked Master in Finance program, where he received the teaching excellence award for his fintech business models class. Dan teaches courses on 1) fintech & innovation in finance as well as on 2) blockchain, cryptocurrencies and digital assets. More recently, he started working and publishing on 3) data science and AI in financial markets. In 2019 he received the best paper award in his category for the paper on ICO scams (co-authored with P. Schueffel) from the editorial board of the Journal of the British Blockchain Association (JBBA). Dan is also a review editor for Frontiers Financial Blockchain academic journal and works on research projects. Also, he is a frequent speaker at seminars on blockchain and innovation in financial services. ​

Before starting the firm, Dan was Chief Operating Officer (COO), board member and an Executive Director of HSBC Securities (Singapore) Pte Limited, a MAS capital markets services license holder for dealing in financial products. He was previously also the IT Head of HSBC's investment bank in Singapore and Japan. Dan has over 20 years of investment banking technology experience at UBS in both Germany and the UK, Barclays Capital in both Singapore and Tokyo, as well as Close Brothers in Frankfurt, his hometown.

Dr. Mihaela Ulieru is a technology alchemist and is an innovator at the edge of the impossible. She is founder and President of the IMPACT Institute for the Digital Economy (IMPACT stands for ” Innovation Management and Policy Accelerated with Communication Technologies”), which she founded as a consulting arm of her work aiming at policy reforms for the adoption of the latest digital technologies in all areas of society and sectors of the economy. Since her early career, she kept inspiring and supporting young entrepreneurs – one of her first MSc students was Garret Camp, co-founder of Uber and StumbleUpon – and she currently advises several startups aiming to put the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” technologies (AI, Blockchain, IoT) to work to make the world a better place.

Dr. Ulieru is a Blockchain champion at the World Economic Forum where she advocated to list it in the 2016 Top 10 Emerging Technologies, developed in collaboration with Scientific American. Dr. Ulieru’s research in distributed intelligent systems created a strong foundation for governance on Blockchain as an institutional technology and for its role in revolutionizing manufacturing, logistics and homeland security. She has authored over 200 scientific articles, works on several Boards and Councils and still has time to write poetry. 

Dr. Ulieru has been awarded two research chairs in intelligent systems and has held numerous board appointments including the Science Councils of Singapore, Canada and European Commission and to the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum. She is a Global Leader with the Aspen Institute. She has been involved with major multi-stakeholder programs leading the scaling-up of operations through strategic partnerships and networks in Industrial Informatics, the Future of Medicine, Self-Organizing Security, the EnergyWeb, Global Manufacturing Systems, and Sustainable Personal Living Technologies.

Gurvinder Singh Ahluwalia is the Founder & CEO of Digital Twin Labs based in the US. Previously, he was Chief Technology Officer at IBM for Blockchain, Cloud, and IoT for North America. Gurvinder has stewarded industry, business, public, and open source organizations through our recent waves of tech disruption: Internet, Mobile, Cloud, and now Blockchain, IoT, and Digital Assets. His current company co-creates a new denomination of digital platforms and digital ventures motivated by Blockchain, IoT, Cloud, AI/ML, 3DP, 4IR and other frontier technologies. Under Gurvinder’s leadership, Digital Twin Labs has delivered solutions for clients in blockchain based manufacturing supply chains for global trade of diamonds, next generation exchange platform for mortgage servicing rights, provenance in supply of food and nutrition for social good, and provenance of containers in global shipping using blockchain. These tackle burning problems in asset provenance, compliance, risk management, trade finance, money laundering, terrorist financing, privacy rights, data ownership, incentive alignment, social good, and ecosystem governance. In distinguishing contributions to the industry,  Gurvinder co-implemented the first ever proof of blockchain natively on devices as a next generation architecture and economic model for IoT cited widely by media including in cover story of Economist;  he is a co-convener of the global COVID-19 Credentials Initiative for use of Verified Credentials and Digital Wallet for individual disease status;  architected and launched the first Linux “tablet” out of US, a harbinger of handheld device era (circa 2004); created seminal strategy in use of RFID culminating into MIT AutoID Initiative and world-wide transformation of supply chains; launched first (and failed) smart home gateway for US consumer market; and deployed the second largest enterprise network in the world at dawn of TCP/IP. At previous roles, Gurvinder was a co-founding team member of IBM Blockchain and the Hyperledger open source community. Guri has previously held technology and leadership duties in US and Europe at Texas Instruments, Diamond Technology Partners (now PwC), Sun Microsystems, Accenture, and Motorola. Guri’s speaking engagements have been hosted by forums including Davos, MIT, STARTS European Commission, Stanford, US Department of State, US Federal Reserve Bank, Horasis, Samsung Developer Conference, Daimler Benz Mercedes, AT&T  and others.  Gurvinder Ahluwalia is an alumnus of the IBM Academy of Technology and holds degrees of MS in Computer Science, MA in Public Administration, and MBA in Strategy. He performed his graduate research in network platforms and protocols at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Gurvinder is based in Dallas and on twitter @guriahluwalia.
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