Symposium programme: Day One
6th November 2017

 

8:00 – 8:55 Registration and Networking
09:00 10:40     Opening Session
9:00 – 9:05 Introduction
9:05 – 9:15 Welcome Remarks by His Excellency Sultan bin Salim Al-Habsi

The Deputy Chairman of Board of Governors, Central Bank of Oman

9:15 – 9:20 Blockchain Introduction Video, Oman Towards The Future
9:20 – 9:35 Keynote Speaker:

9:35 – 9:45 Don Tapscott – Greetings to Oman (Video Message)
9:45 – 10:45 Panel:

The Future of the Sharing Economy Empowered by the New Technology of Trust”

 

Moderator:

  • Samantha Stein
    Director of Special Projects at TechCrunch and World Economic Forum Curator of Global Shapers San Francisco

 

Panellists:

  • Bénédicte Nolens
    Senior Director of Risk and Strategy, Security and Futures Commission, Hong Kong

 

 

 

 

10:40 – 10:45  Closing Remarks by H.E. Abdulsalam Bin Mohammed Al Murshidi
10:45 – 10:55 Networking and Coffee Break
10:55 – 11:05 Remarks by Dr. Salim Bin Sultan, Chief Executive Officer of Information Technology Authority (ITA)
11:05 12:20      Session 1: Blockchain Technology and Innovation Ecosystem
11:05 – 11:20 Keynote:

“Blockchain as a Future Disruptive Technology”

 

Speaker:

  • Monty Metzger
    – Futurist, Founder of Digital Leaders Ventures (DLV.vc)
11:20– 12:20 Panel:

Understanding Blockchain as a Technical Innovation”

 

Moderator:

  •  Monty Metzger
    – Futurist, Founder of Digital Leaders Ventures (DLV.vc)

 

Panellists:

  •  Dr. Catherine Mulligan
    – Founder of the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency
    – World Economic Forum Blockchain Council Member

 

 

 

 

Topics:

  •  The notion of smart contract
  •  How cryptocurrencies developed Blockchain Technology
  •  Blockchain and mobile applications
  •  Blockchain and telecoms industry
  •  Internet of Things (IoT) and distributed cloud storage in Blockchain technology
  •  The future of smart cities and Blockchain Technology
  •  The future of cyber security with Blockchain Technology
  •  The future of Blockchain Technology and Quantum Computing.
12:20 – 13:00 Networking and Lunch Break
13:00 14:15    Session 2: Blockchain in the Banking Sector
13:00– 13:15 Keynote:

“Blockchain in Banking: Putting Blockchain into Practice”

 

Speaker:

  •  Jeremy Wilson
    – Vice Chairman of Barclays Corporate Banking
    – Chairman of UK Government Engagement and Advisory Committee
    – World Economic Forum Blockchain Council Member
13:15– 14:15 Panel:

“The Future of the Banking Industry in the World of Cryptocurrency

 

Moderator:

 

 

Panellists:

  •  Daniel Gasteiger
    – Former Chief of Staff of UBS, Founder of Procivis.ch Nexussquared.co

 

  •  Pierre-Edouard Wahl
    – Former Vice President of Innovation and Blockchain at Credit Suisse

 

  •  Yobie Benjamin
    – Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Emeritus of Token.io, one of the Financial Times “2017 top 10 FinTech companies to watch”
    – US Federal Reserve Work Group Board Member

 

Topics:

  •  Permissionless VS Permissioned Blockchains
  •  Blockchain and Cashless Technology: Threats and Opportunities
  •  Blockchain Applications in Banking Services
  •  The Future of Banks with Blockchain
  •  Developing a regulatory framework for Blockchain in Banking Industry
14:15– 14:30  

  •  Massimiliano di Gregorio, Beyond the hype: Blockchain in Financial Services.
    – FinTech Partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC)
14:30 15:30     Session 3: Blockchain in Enterprises and Supply Chains
14:30 – 14:45 Keynote:

“How would Blockchain Revolutionize and Optimize Current Logistics and Supply Chain processes?”

 

Speaker:

14:45– 15:45 Panel:

“The Future of Enterprises and Supply Chain Management”

 

Moderator:

  •  Monty Metzger
    – Futurist, Founder of Digital Leaders Ventures (DLV.vc)

 

Panellists:

  •  Leanne Kemp
    – CEO Everledger; Blockchain Council of the World Economic Forum

 

 

 

  •  Yobie Benjamin
    – Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Emeritus of Token.io, one of the Financial Times “2017 top 10 FinTech companies to watch”
    – US Federal Reserve Workgroup Board Member

 

Topics:

  •  Transforming enterprises with Blockchain
  •  Blockchain opportunities in e-commerce supply-chain
  •  Blockchain supply-chain applications in various sectors
15:45 – 16:00 Open Port Supply Chain Presentation, Max Ward, CEO & Founder
16:00 – 16:15                               Conclusion

Closing Day 1

Symposium Programme: Day Two
7th November 2017

08:30 – 08:55 Registration and Networking
09:00 – 10:00      Session 1: Government Services – Blockchain Technology Beyond Cryptocurrencies.
9:00 – 9:15 Keynote:

“Blockchain Technology: How to Generate Trust in Public Services”

 

Speaker:

Ø  Philippe Thévoz, Trust in Public Services
– Vice President of eGovernment Systems, SICPA

9:15 – 10:00

 

Panel:

“Smart Services: Blockchain Technology from Smart Cities to Smart Nations”

 

Moderator:

Ø  Marcelo Garcia
– Founder of BroadLights.org and CryptoExplorers.org, UN Smart Cities Expert

 

Panellists:

Ø  Dr. Catherine Mulligan
– Co-Director, Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency, Vice Chairman ETSI Smart Cities

Ø  Daniel Gasteiger
– Former Chief of Staff of UBS, founder of Procivis.ch and Nexussquared.co

Ø  Katherine Foster
– Founder of Blockchain Labs and FinTech4Good

Ø  Rosanna Chan
– Founder of the World Bank Blockchain Working Group

Ø  Lina Hediah
– Executive Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, ConsenSys 

Topics:

Ø  Blockchain applications in public services

Ø  Enhancing collaboration amongst public organisations using Blockchain

Ø  How might Blockchain transform government services

Ø  Optimising current services with Blockchain

Ø  The Future:  Public Policies to enable Blockchain Technology

10:00 – 10:15 Networking and Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:50       Session 2: Blockchain in Insurance and Financial Services.
10:15 – 10:30 Keynote:

“Blockchain and the Insurance Industry”

 

Speaker:

Ø  Stephan Karpischek
– Founder of Etherisc.com

10:50 – 11:35

 

Panel:

Enabling Blockchain Solutions at the Financial Policy Level”

 

Moderator:

Ø  Michel Stuijt
– CEO of Eurogiro.com

 

Panellists:

Ø  Bénédicte Nolens
– Senior Director of Risk and Strategy, Security and Futures Commission, Hong Kong

Ø  Jennifer Zhu Scott
– Founder of Radian.Partner,  World Economic Forum Council Member

Ø  Leanne Kemp
– Founder and CEO Everledger.io, World Economic Forum Blockchain Council Member

Ø  Matthias Ruch

– Founder of  Lakeside.Partners, Organiser of the Largest Blockchain Competition in Europe

Topics:

Ø  Blockchain in the Insurance Industry: Transforming Uncertainties into Opportunities

Ø  Reshaping Insurance with Smart Contracts

Ø  The Role of Regulatory Technology (RegTech) in driving efficiency in Financial Services

Ø  The Future of Capital Markets in the Blockchain World.

11:35 – 11:50 Keynote Speaker:

ConsenSys and Job Opportunities in the Blockchain Era”

 

Ø   Lee Pickavance
– Enterprise Strategy and Business Development Director, ConsenSys (London) 

 

11:50 – 12:35     Session 3: Transforming Current Talents for Job Opportunities in the Blockchain Era.
11:50 – 12:35  

Panel:

Transforming Threats into Opportunities

 

Moderator:

Ø  Efi Pylarinou
– Founder of Daily Fintech and Blockchain Advisor

 

Panellists:

Ø  Catherine Mulligan
– Founder of the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency, World Economic Forum Blockchain Council Member

Ø  Katherine Foster
– Founder of Blockchain Labs and FinTech4Good

Ø  Peter Braun
Member of the Board, EBAN- European Trade Association, Zurich

Ø  Søren Fog
– Founder of the Crypto Valley Association (cryptovalley.swiss and Iprotus.com

 

Topics:

Ø  Insights into future Blockchain job opportunities

Ø  Skills and Competences for Blockchain technologies

Ø  Developing Talents for Future Blockchain Careers

Ø  Opportunities for start-ups with Blockchain Technology

 

12:35 – 12:50  

Keynote Speaker:

ConsenSys Regional Initiatives: Regulatory Changes and Policies”

 

Ø  Lina Hediah
– Executive Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, ConsenSys 

 

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch Break and Networking
12:50 – 13:50       Session 4: Investing in Blockchain Technologies.
12:50 –13:05  

Keynote Speaker:

Investing and the Blockchain”

 

Ø  Jennifer Zhu Scott
– Founder of Radian.Partners, World Economic Forum Council Member

 

13:05 – 13:50

 

Panel:

Investment Strategies for Rapidly Evolving Cryptocurrencies”

 

Moderator:

Ø  Efi Pylarinou
– Founder of Daily Fintech and Blockchain Advisor

 

Panellists:

Ø  Yobie Benjamin
– Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Emeritus of Token.io
– One of the Financial Times “2017 top 10 FinTech companies to watch”, US Federal Reserve Work Group Board Member

Ø  Jennifer Zhu Scott
– Founder of Radian.Partner, World Economic Forum Council Member

Ø  Peter Braun
Member of the Board, EBAN- European Trade Association, Zurich

Ø  Peita Lin
– Managing Partner of InfinityFund.io, one of the Largest Global Crypto Hedge Fund Initiative

Topics: 

Ø  First movers and early adopters of new evolving cryptocurrencies

Ø  Initial coin offerings (ICOs)

Ø  Start-ups and large companies: seeking partnerships

13:50 – 14:05 Closing of Session and Symposium
14:05  Lunch Break and Networking
Closing Day Two

 

Program Day 3: By invitation only

 

Closed Workshop 1: (November 8th 2017)

 

 

Session 1: Symposium Conclusions
9:00 – 10:20 Development of Symposium conclusions of Day 1

  • Round table discussion for all teams
  •  Drafting of frameworks
10:20 – 10:35 Networking and Coffee Break
10:35 – 11:55 Development of Symposium conclusions of Day 2

  •  Round table discussion for all teams
  •  Drafting of frameworks
11:55 – 13:20 Working Groups
13:20 – 14:20 Networking and Lunch Break
14:20:16:00 National Blockchain Pilots

 

Session 2: Blockchain Explorers
9:00 – 10:20 Introductory Session
10:20 – 10:35 Networking and Coffee Break
10:35 – 13:20 Working Groups
13:20 – 14:20 Networking and Lunch Break
14:20:16:00 Working Groups

 

Closing Day 3

 

Program Day 4: By invitation only

 

Closed Workshop 2: (November 9th 2017)

 

9:00 – 12:55 Session 1: Building Capacity for Pilot Projects
12:55 – 13:55 Networking and Lunch Break
13:55-15:00 Building Capacity for Pilot Projects (CONTINUED)

 

9:00 – 12:55 Session 2: Blockchain Explorers
12:55 – 13:55 Networking and Lunch Break
13:55-15:00 Blockchain Explorers (CONTINUED)

 

15:00 – 16:30 Session 3: Regulation & Policies to adapt Blockchain

 

Closing Day 4

 

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