BLOCKCHAIN FINANCE SUMMIT – TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS

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Frankfurt, Germany

27th - 28th, November

Financial Services

Conference Summary

Blockchain technology is likely to be a key source of future financial market innovation. Blockchain represents a promising source of future innovation in the financial industry, while the crypto ecosystem represents the largest implementation of blockchain technology to date. An interest in the technology continues to blow nowadays. Especially the interest in innovative technologies, as well interest in broader financial services communities. The Industry continues to see banks, brokerages, insurers, regulators, and others actively testing ways to absorb the benefits of the blockchain.

The Blockchain finance Summit 2018 will address the major areas influencing blockchain technology. Some of the topics exposed and discussed at this two-day Summit are, blockchain technology and its market regulation, recent industry innovations, platforms either alliances create with the biggest market players, challenges of the payment system and crypto market. You would be able to meet the greatest industry players sharing their best practice stories and successful case studies. You would get the chance to actively involved in open discussions regarding platform industry trends, as well, alliances, create within banking either insurance industry segment.

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

On Yavin

Company:
Cointelligence

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Position:
Founder and CEO

Company:
Cointelligence

Country:
UK

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

Agenda

Agenda Learn the latest trends in the industry

09:00 - 09:50
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I INTEREST IN BLOCKCHAIN IS HIGH; DO WE REALLY UNDERSTAND IT? MORE IMPORTANTLY, HOW IS IT REGULATED?
  • Blockchain Technology: Need for Relevant Regulatory Policy
    – Law and Blockchain technology can influence each other through a complex system of dependencies and interdependencies
    – With the current rise of blockchain technology, governments have already issued the first blockchain-related laws. Should companies approach blockchain with suspicion? Does blockchain government regulation concern solely cryptocurrencies, or the entire range of blockchain solutions?
  • Q&A focusing on Blockchain Regulations
10:00 - 10:30
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
    – 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
    – 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
  • 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
13:30 - 14:00
Speaker: Ingo Becker, Jags Rao
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III (CASE STUDIES) THE BLOCKCHAIN IS SHAPING THE INDUSTRY NOWADAYS, BUT HOW MUCH THE INDUSTRY PLAYERS REALLY CONSUME A FULL PORTION OF IT?
  • Blockchain Technology: Recent Success Stories

-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
14:30 - 15:00
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(KEYNOTE PRESENTATION) THE TRUTH BEHIND SMART-CONTRACTS AND HOW INDUSTRY GETS ITS BENEFITS?
  • Enforcing contracts automatically, trustless and impartially
  • Taking out the middlemen in contract construction, contract execution and contract enforcement
  • By implication, removing lawyers
15:30 - 16:20
Speaker: Andrius Adamonis, Maria Concepcion de Monteverde, Lisa Biesenbach
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IV (PANEL DISCUSSION) BEST PRACTICE STORIES SHARED BY THE LEADING EUROPEAN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN REGARDS TO BLOCKCHAIN COLLABORATIONS
  • 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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(KEY-NOTE) "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 HOW CAN BLOCKCHAIN FINALLY FULFILL ITS PROMISE IN GLOBAL PAYMENTS?
  • 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: On Yavin
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DUE DILIGENCE FOR ICOS
  • What are the most obvious warning signs that you should look out for?
  • How to thoroughly research a project and its team before committing your crypto or fiat
  • How to spot a plagiarized whitepaper and a poorly-designed template-based website
  • How to identify a quality roadmap and project vision
    On Yavin, Founder & CEO at Cointelligence, UK
11:30 - 12:00
Speaker: Matthew Commons
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VI (KYC) KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER HAS EXPOSED ESSENTIAL PART ON BLOCKCHAIN
  • Customer Due Diligence (CDD): Ensuring you Know Your Customer
    – The Due Diligence requirements are becoming more stringent
    – To which extend the customer is exposed to a range of risks
    Matthew Commons, CFA, Chief Executive Officer at Cambridge Blockchain
12:00 - 12:30
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

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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