Conference Day 1 - 20 March 2018

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Morning Refreshment and Registration

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Opening Remarks from Chairperson

Understanding the Blockchain & Smart Contracts Outlook in Asia

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM Fireside Chat! Reaching new frontiers with the evolution of Blockchain and Smart Contracts in Asia

Veronica Tan, Director, Next-Gen Platforms, Infocommunications Media Development Authority (IMDA) Singapore Antony Lewis, Director of Research, R3
  • Analysing trends, emerging technologies and the current outlook of Blockchain and Smart Contracts in Asia
  • Examining the adoption of Blockchain and Smart Contracts across industries – which industries are fast-adopters and why?
  • Forecasting the growth and wide-spread adoption of Blockchain and Smart Contracts in Asia

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Veronica Tan

Director, Next-Gen Platforms
Infocommunications Media Development Authority (IMDA) Singapore
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Antony Lewis

Director of Research
R3
  • Discussing how Blockchain and Smart Contracts will revolutionise the BFSI industry
  • Understanding the impacts on transparency, efficiency and cost with Blockchain and Smart Contracts
  • Promoting innovation and cross-industry collaboration to fully harness the benefits of the technologies
  • Exploring use cases for Blockchain and Smart Contracts within the BFSI sector

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Kelvin Tan

Head, FinTech & Data
SGX
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Altona Widjaja

Vice President, Fintech and Innovation Group
OCBC Bank
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Naveen Mallela

Executive Director, Global Technology
JPMorgan Chase & Co
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Boon-Hiong Chan

Director, Head of Market Advocacy, Asia Pacific, Global Transaction Banking
Deutsche Bank

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Speed Networking

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Morning Break

Exploring the Foundations of Blockchain & Smart Contracts

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Mini Masterclass | Diving deep into Blockchain and Smart Contracts – Features, design and function

Roberto Capodieci, Blockchain Architect, Blockchain Zoo
The secure and de-centralised features of Blockchain make this technology a highly coveted one in the BFSI industry. Before jumping on board this new technology revolution, it is mission critical to be aware of the fundamentals, design and function of Blockchain and Smart Contracts. In this 1-hour Mini Masterclass, get knee-deep into the world of Blockchain and Smart Contracts as our masterclass leader brings you through all-you-need-to-know about these technologies.
  • Discovering all about Distributed Ledger Technology, Blockchain, Smart Contracts and its algorithms
  • Discussing the differences between the types of Blockchain – and how it affects applications
  • Developing key steps involved in “designing” a Smart Contract

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Roberto Capodieci

Blockchain Architect
Blockchain Zoo

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM Examining the key challenges of implementing Blockchain and Smart Contracts on an enterprise scale

  • Creating an environment of success to enable the successful adoption of Blockchain and Smart Contracts
  • Evaluating the feasibility of implementing enterprise-wide Blockchain and Smart Contracts
  • Promoting greater industry collaboration and research to leverage the benefits of the technology

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Industry Brainstorm! Creating opportunities and harnessing the potential of Blockchain and Smart Contracts

Anson Zeall, Chairman at ACCESS and Co-founder/CEO of CoinPip, ACCESS (Singapore Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry Association)
Explore all the possible applications of Blockchain and Smart Contracts for the BFSI industry. This includes trade finance, transactions, digital wallets, digital identity, Know-Your-Customer (KYC), virtual currencies and many more. Brainstorm and participate – go deep in discovering what you can do with Blockchain and Smart Contracts.

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Anson Zeall

Chairman at ACCESS and Co-founder/CEO of CoinPip
ACCESS (Singapore Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry Association)

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Afternoon Break

Interactive Roundtable Discussions
Delegates will get the opportunity to select and participate in 2 Interactive Roundtable Discussions (each 50-minute long), each diving deep into a critical limitation and challenge of Blockchain and Smart Contracts, providing you the opportunity to get all your questions answered. 

Navigating the Limitations of Blockchain & Smart Contracts


Roundtable A | Privacy, Security & Risk Management

3:30 PM - 5:20 PM Overcoming the privacy and security risks involved with implementing Blockchain and Smart Contracts

Naveen Mallela, Executive Director, Global Technology, JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • Mitigating potential risks of using Blockchain and Smart Contracts
  • Strengthening the security system of the network to prevent hacking and fraud
  • Addressing the privacy concerns of transacting through a de-centralised, peer-to-peer network

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Naveen Mallela

Executive Director, Global Technology
JPMorgan Chase & Co

Roundtable B | Data & Infrastructure

3:30 PM - 5:20 PM Overcoming challenges in enterprise-wide adoption of Blockchain and Smart Contracts

Hock Lai Chia, President, Singapore FinTech Association
  • Understanding the data, infrastructural and process requirements needed
  • Developing a platform that is capable of storing data on a distributed ledger without compromising performance and privacy
  • Ensuring the interoperability between the network and existing legacy systems

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Hock Lai Chia

President
Singapore FinTech Association

Roundtable C | Regulations for Blockchain

3:30 PM - 5:20 PM Managing regulatory risks involved in using Blockchain

Jeremy Tan, Director, CMS Holborn Asia
  • Understanding and mitigating the potential legal issues arising from the use of Blockchain
  • Assessing how Blockchain will affect the regulatory, compliance and legal systems in BFSI in the context of BFSI technology adoption and outsourcing regulations
  • Recognising the challenges of data anonymity and data privacy issues relating to the Blockchain

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Jeremy Tan

Director
CMS Holborn Asia

Roundtable D | Regulations for Smart Contracts

3:30 PM - 5:20 PM Building a robust governance and regulatory framework for Smart Contracts

Quah Pern Yi, Associate, CMS Holborn Asia
  • Identifying the legal and regulatory concerns of Smart Contracts
  • Assessing the legal terminologies in Smart Contracts
  • Analysing the effect of Smart Contracts in practice

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Quah Pern Yi

Associate
CMS Holborn Asia

5:20 PM - 5:30 PM Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

5:30 PM - 5:30 PM End of Conference Day 1