BLOCKCHAIN FINANCE SUMMIT – TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS

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Frankfurt, Germany

27th - 28th, November

Financial Services

Conference Summary

Dear Delegates,
On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Blockchain Finance Summit 2018 that brings together leading and internationally renowned professionals and distinguished experts from around the globe to address and discuss the major areas influencing the blockchain technology.
Blockchain technology represents a significant segment in the future of the financial industry and sets the foundation of the blockchain economy, whereas the crypto ecosystem is the largest actual implementation tool.
Technology and innovation go hand in hand and continue to develop at an ever changing pace creating opportunities and opening future prospects to the financial services community.
The Blockchain Finance Summit 2018 is going to address the major areas affecting and influencing the blockchain technology. The topics include but are not limited to market regulation concerning blockchain technology, industry innovations and future prospects as well as challenges that can affect the payment system and the crypto market. You are going to meet the most important industry players that will share their best practices and successful case studies.
Your active involvement will greatly contribute towards the learning experience therefore you are welcome to be actively involved, to present and to share your experiences and thoughts related to the topics that will be presented.
Have a good trip to Frankfurt, and looking forward to welcome you to this prestigious and important industry event.

Speakers and experts

Hear from the leading professionals and experts and learn how they are coping with the challenges in the industry

Ingo Becker

Company:
Deutsche Bank PFB

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Position:
Director | Senior Expert Disruptive Technologies & Solutions

Company:
Deutsche Bank PFB

Country:
Germany

Jags Rao

Company:
Swiss Re

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Position:
Blockchain Workstream Lead, Finance Reinsurance

Company:
Swiss Re

Country:
Switzerland

Veronika Kütt

Company:
Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

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Position:
Research Assistant

Company:
Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

Country:
Germany

Pascal B. van Knijff

Company:
Future of Trust BV

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Position:
CEO and Founder

Company:
Future of Trust BV

Country:
Netherlands

Maria Concepcion de Monteverde

Company:
Grupo Santander

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Position:
Innovation / Blockchain Project Manager

Company:
Grupo Santander

Country:
Spain

Hans Huber

Company:
Commerzbank

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Position:
Blockchain Architect

Company:
Commerzbank

Country:
Germany

Chanmeet Kaur

Company:
ABN AMRO

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Position:
Innovation Manager, Trade and Commodity Finance

Company:
ABN AMRO

Country:
Netherlands

Kapil Dhar

Company:
Lloyds Banking

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Position:
Digital & Transformation Change, Blockchain and Emerging Technologies

Company:
Lloyds Banking

Country:
UK

Ken Marke

Company:
B3i

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Position:
Chief Marketing Officer

Company:
B3i

Country:
UK

Thomas Schwiertz

Company:
Advanced Blockchain Solutions

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Position:
CEO

Company:
Advanced Blockchain Solutions

Country:
Germany

Matthew Commons

Company:
Cambridge Blockchain

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Position:
CFA, Chief Executive

Company:
Cambridge Blockchain

Country:
USA

Lisa Biesenbach

Company:
ING

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Position:
Blockchain Program Manager

Company:
ING

Country:
Netherlands

Andrius Adamonis

Company:
Bank of Lithuania

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Position:
Blockchain project manager

Company:
Bank of Lithuania

Country:
Lithuania

Koen Vingerhoets

Company:
Belfius Bank & Insurance

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Position:
Blockchain Coordinator

Company:
Belfius Bank & Insurance

Country:
Belgium

Alexandra Rimpu

Company:
DLT lab - Commerzbank AG

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Position:
IT Project Portfolio Manager

Company:
DLT lab - Commerzbank AG

Country:
Germany

Davor Gašparac

Company:
Erste Group IT International GmbH

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Position:
Head of Group Corporates Division

Company:
Erste Group IT International GmbH

Country:
Austria

Katie Mills

Company:
StateZero Labs

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Position:
Co FOunder

Company:
StateZero Labs

Agenda

Agenda Learn the latest trends in the industry

09:10 - 09:50
Speaker: Davor Gasparac
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BLOCKCHAIN DEMYSTIFIED - DO WE REALLY UNDERSTANDING IT?
  • Blockchain for dummies: technology or just another protocol?
  • Use cases in payment operations: potentials and obstacles – disruption or evolution?
  • Blockchain beyond banking: which other business areas could Blockchain improve?

Davor Gasparac, Head of Group Corporates Division, Erste Group IT Internationa, Austria

09:50 - 12:00
Speaker: Thomas Schwiertz, Chanmeet Kaur, Hans Huber
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II INNOVATORS EXPLORE THE POTENTIAL OF BLOCKCHAIN: THE RISE IS YET TO COME
  • XVA Blockchain – Collateral service for derivatives 09:50 – 10:30
    – Post-trade reporting
    – Capital markets used cases
    – Risk Management optimization
    Thomas Schwiertz, CEO at Advanced Blockchain Solutions, Germany
  • The unstoppable force of blockchain technology is barreling down on the infrastructure of modern finance 11:00 – 11:30
    – Cross-platform fusion help blockchains interact freely and create a stronger, interoperable, hyper-productive connected network
    – What are the plus and minuses?
    – The practical story of the Blockchain implementation.
    Chanmeet Kaur, Innovation Manager, Trade and Commodity Finance at ABN AMRO, Netherlands 11:30 – 12:00
  • Interoperability between distributed ledgers and business networks built with it
    – PoC over PoC, but no interoperability foreseeable
    – A lot promised, but so far just another layer of silos being built
    – Common data formats, reliable protocols and global IDs required
    Hans Huber, Blockchain Architect at Commerzbank, Germany
13:00 - 14:30
Speaker: Ingo Becker, Jags Rao, Katie Mills
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III THE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IS SHAPING THE INDUSTRY, WHERE ARE WE NOW AND WHERE ARE WE HEADING TO?
  • Blockchain – A revolution for Deutsche bank? Some insights into the DB project backlog and deep dive on we.trade as an implementation project

         -Deutsche Bank’s activities and approach

         -Deep dive on we.trade as an implementation project

          Ingo Becker, Director | Senior Expert Disruptive Technologies & Solutions at Deutsche Bank, Germany

  • Open and neutral industry DLT/Blockchain platforms – can they drive business model innovation in insurance?
    – DLT (distributed ledger technology) enabled secure, transparent and efficient insurance industry processes
    – Looking beyond efficiency and productivity gains: impact of Google-scale commercial data aggregation driven by new digital ecosystems
    – Swiss Re’s approach and focus on applying DLT (distributed ledger technology)
    Jags Rao, Director – Distributed Ledger Technology, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd. Zurich

 

  • Blockchain – Debunking myths and clarifying case studies

-In this presentation we will explore what we mean by blockchain and how we can tackle common misconception around the technology

Katie Mills, Co-FOunder, StateZero Labs

15:00 - 16:00
Speaker: Andrius Adamonis, Maria Concepcion de Monteverde, Lisa Biesenbach
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IV (PANEL DISCUSSION) BEST PRACTICES FROM BLOCKCHAIN PRACTITIONERS
  • Bank of Lithuania as innovation promoting financial sector partner on 15th October introduced the Regulatory Sandbox to the market. One branch of this sandbox is “LBChain platform-service”. LBChain it is R&D project for creation of Blockchain technology-based platform-service for fintech companies to test their use cases in regulated environment while getting legal and regulatory support from Bank of Lithuania and Blockchain technology support from platform provider. Bank of Lithuania is working with 4 companies and 3 different Blockchain platforms in order to identify which platform and what functionality best suits the fintech market needs. Aim of LBChain project is to accelerate the development and application of Blockchain based solutions in the financial sector. Bank of Lithuania believes that regulatory authorities and financial market participants should communicate and work closely in the field of innovation to ensure growth of the market.
    Andrius Adamonis, Blockchain Project Manager at Bank of Lithuania, Lithuania
  • Blockchain technology is most useful when a collaborative approach is followed, rather than a purely competitive one. Standardization is rather important, as it enables compatibility, and thus the much-needed network effect can be granted. Here “coopetition” is needed, where banks (and non-banks) collaborate on the creation of standards and the implementation of the underlying shared ledgers to compete on the high level applications and businesses that can be built on top of the underlying platform. To this extent, Santander does participate in leading forums and working groups in the industry and is a member of several consortia aiming to build global blockchain platforms.
    Maria Concepcion de Monteverde, Blockchain Project Manager at Banco Santander, Spain
  • – Industry-wide blockchain adoption necessitates the
    creation of a minimum viable ecosystem (MVE), which
    is a stepping stone towards the desired network effect.
    – This requires active participation and engagement with stakeholders from all layers across the value chain.
    – ING strongly believes that having a collaborative ecosystem is key for unleashing the full potential of the technology and for this reason we are active in several consortia, academic & regulatory working groups.
    – At the same time, ING drives standard setting by open sourcing in-house developed technology
    Lisa Biesenbach, Blockchain Program Manager at ING, Netherlands
09:00 - 09:30
Speaker: Koen Vingerhoets
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OPENING PRESENTATION - THEY DIDN'T USE A PRIVATE PERMISSIONED LEDGER AND THEN THIS HAPPENED!
  • A quick recap of the ledger typology
  • The non-technical advantages of a private ledgers over a public ledger
  • Actual projects for government on private ledgers
    Koen Vingerhoets, Blockchain Coordinator at Belfius Bank & Insurance, Belgium
09:30 - 10:00
Speaker: Veronika Kütt
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V CONTINUOUS IMPACT OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY TOWARDS THE GLOBAL PAYMENTS SYSTEM
  • Bitcoin is the most important invention in the history of world since Internet. But is it the only one?
    – Bitcoin is a very exciting development; it might lead to a world currency
    – Because crypto assets know no borders, a global approach is vital
    – Keep an open mind about crypto assets and financial technology more broadly, because the risks they pose, but also their potential to improve payments world
    Veronika Kutt, Research Fellow at Frankfurt School Blockchain Cente
10:00-10:30
Speaker: Pascal B. van Knijff
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A BOOMING BUSINESS OR A BURSTING BUBBLE
  • State of Blockchain
  • Blockchain is redefining business
  • Blockchain empowering Fintech
  • Importance of Blockchain Prepositions
  • Putting your Money where your mouth is

Speaker: Pascal B. Van Knijff, FOunder & CEO, Blockchain & Token Proposition Builder Company Future of Trust BV, Netherlands

11:00 - 11:30
Speaker: Matthew Commons
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VI WHY BLOCKCHAIN FOR KYC IS A GAME CHANGER
  • Customer due deligence (CDD): Ensuring you know your costumer

– The Due Diligence requirements are becoming more stringent

– To which extend the customer is expose to a range of risks

Matthew Commons, CFA, Cambridge Blockchain

11:30 - 12:00
Speaker: Kapil Dhar
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DISTRIBUTED LEDGER TECHNOLOGY AS A BLESSING FOR KYC
  • KYC process and its suitability for DL Technology
    – Framework assessment of the KYC use case
    – What benefit does the BLT give to the KYC use case

Kapil Dhar, Digital & Transformation Change, Blockchain and Emerging Technologies at Lloyds Banking, UK

12:00 - 12:30
Speaker: Alexandra Rimpu
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INSIGHTS INTO COMMERZBANK’S DLT LAB - BEST PRACTICES, POCS AND PRODUCTION READINESS
13:30-14:10
Speaker: Ken Marke
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VII (OPEN DISCUSSION) TOGETHER OR ALONE? ALLIANCES WITHIN THE BLOCKCHAIN INDUSTRY: JOINING THE EFFORTS PROVE EXCELLENCE IN OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

“Blockchain: out of the lab and into the business”

The blockchain as a digitization technology that could be of strategic interest for insurers and finance companies. The biggest opportunity for the industry is implementing partnerships between market and technology leaders, succeeding in the operational transformation, and shaping a stimulating regulatory environment.

-Getting blockchain out of the lab and into the business

-Progress of blockchain adoption in insurance

-How B3i is innovating with blockchain

Ken Marke, Chief Marketing Officer at B3i, UK

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