North America AGENDA

5-6 June 2024

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Chairpersons welcome and opening remarks

10:05AM - 10:35 AM

Keynote – Revolutionizing Aerospace: Implementing Blockchain Distributed Ledger Technology within Enterprise Operations

Join Al Salour, Technical Fellow at Boeing, as he explores the intersection of aerospace engineering and blockchain technology. Discover how version control ensures compliance and minimizes errors in development and production phases. Learn about the importance of securing intellectual property in data exchange, and the limitations of current tools in tracking permissions. Salour introduces an advanced method for secure technical data sharing, offering enhanced protection and traceability. Explore the benefits of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) in bolstering security, transparency, and accuracy in data communication.

Al Salour, Technical Fellow

Boeing Research & Technology

The Boeing Company

10:40 AM - 11:25 AM

Panel – The Future of Crypto - Regulatory Uncertainty and the Way Forward

A deep dive into the current challenges posed by regulatory uncertainty in the crypto space. Exploring how it impacts the industry and discussing potential strategies for navigating this evolving landscape. 

Engage in a forward-looking discussion with industry experts as they share insights on shaping the future of crypto amidst regulatory uncertainties. 

Key takeaways: 

  • Examination of regulatory uncertainty’s impact on the crypto industry. 
  • Strategies for navigating the evolving regulatory landscape in crypto. 
  • Forward-looking insights from industry experts on shaping crypto’s future amidst regulatory challenges. 

David Schwartz, Projects &

Strategic Partnerships Director

Litecoin Foundation

Cody Carbone

Chief Policy Officer

Chamber of Digital Commerce

Dr Garrick Hileman

Financial Blockchain Section Chief Editor

Frontiers

11:25 AM - 11:55 AM

Networking Break

11:55 AM - 12:25 AM

Presentation – Tokenised World – Perspectives on What's to Come

Overview of the current state of tokenisation and insights into future trends.

Key takeaways:

  • Understanding the diverse range of assets being tokenized across industries, highlighting the growing adoption and adaptation of blockchain technology
  • Insight into anticipated trends in tokenization, such as increased regulatory clarity, interoperability between different tokenized assets, and the rise of decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms
  • Recognizing the transformative power of tokenized assets in reshaping traditional business models

Bob Ejodame

VP Capital Markets

INX

12:30 AM - 1:00 pM

Presentation - DAO Democracy: A New Era of Business Decision-Making

Explore how DAOs could usher in a new era of democratic decision-making, involving stakeholders and customers in critical choices for organisations

  • The presentation emphasizes the potential of DAOs to revolutionize business decision-making by enabling decentralized governance structures that involve stakeholders and customers in critical choices
  • DAOs offer a paradigm shift towards democratized decision-making, where all participants have a voice and voting power in organizational matters

Mani Patel, VP of Web3

Forbes

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch Networking Break

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Panel – Social Impact Through Blockchain and Web3

Explore how blockchain and Web3 technologies empower marginalised communities.

Key takeaways: 

  • Review how real-world assets are tokenized, expanding investment choices and liquidity.
  • Explore upcoming trends like fractional ownership and regulatory changes, shaping the future of asset digitization.
  • Discuss how tokenisation democratizes access to assets, making transactions more efficient and lowering costs for investors and owners.

Autumn Moss Penaloza

Head of Global Community

Algorand Foundation

Ettore Rossetti

Head Advisor, Technology/Marketing and Innovation Partnerships

Save the Children

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM

Presentation – Revolutionizing DeFi: Applying AI in Decentralized Finance

Alex Nascimento

Managing Director

7CC Blockchain Investments

3:25 PM - 4:10 PM

Panel – CBDC's, the Devil's Spawn or the Future of Money

Engage in a lively discussion as the panel explores diverse viewpoints on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), framing the debate around whether they are considered the “Devil’s Spawn” or herald the “Future of Money”. 

Delve into the potential societal impacts of CBDCs, considering how they may influence financial inclusion, privacy concerns, and the overall dynamics of the traditional banking system. 

Key takeaways: 

  •  Exploration of societal impacts including financial inclusion, privacy, and effects on traditional banking. 
  • Diverse viewpoints from the panel to a offer comprehensive understanding of the CBDC debate. 

Kristopher Klaich

Policy Director

The Digital Chamber

Dave Uhryniak

Ecosystem Development Leader

TRON DAO

Kevin Soltani

Founder

GIMA Group

4:15 PM - 4:35 PM

Presentation - Fuelling the Epic Bull Market Mania

This presentation will provide an analysis of the factors fuelling the current Bull Market offering insights into market dynamics, investor sentiments, and key drivers contributing to the epic surge in asset prices. 

Explore the content of Market Manaia, delving into the psychology of investors, the impact of social media, and the role of speculative trading within the financial markets. 

Key takeaways:

  • Analysis of factors driving the current Bull Market, including market dynamics and investors sentiment. 
  • Exploration of Market Mania, examining investor psychology, social media impact, and speculative trading. 
  • Insights into the epic surge in asset prices and key drivers contributing to the market frenzy. 

4:40 PM - 5:00 PM

Presentation – Interoperability Challenges: Overcoming the Complexities

Delve into the challenges and complexities associated with achieving true interoperability among blockchain networks, considering technical, regulatory, and practical aspects.

Key takeaways: 

  • Consideration of technical, regulatory and practical complexities. 
  • Discussion on strategies for overcoming interoperability challenges. 

Satish Dalal, SVP

(Head of Blockchain, Crypto & Digital Assets)

Mastercard

5:05 PM - 5:20 PM

Chairperson's Closing Remarks

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Lisa M. Lum, Founder

Friends of the Metaverse

10:05 AM - 10:35AM

Presentation: The Path Ahead for Crypto as an Asset Class

This session will provide strategic insights into the evolving landscape of cryptocurrencies offering a forward-looking perspective on the role of crypto. Explore current market trends and dynamics that are shaping crypto currencies as viable investment instruments, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the asset class’s trajectory.

Key takeaways:

  • Strategic insights into crypto’s evolution and future role as an asset class.
  • Analysis of current market trends shaping crypto’s viability as an investment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of crypto’s trajectory as an investment instrument.

10:40 AM - 11:25 AM

Panel: Driving Blockchain for Enterprise Growth Through Innovation

Explore enterprise expansion through blockchain-enabled convergence.

Key takeaways: 

  • Demonstrating how integrating blockchain technology within enterprises streamlines operations, reduces costs, and enhances transparency, thereby fostering growth opportunities.
  • Highlighting the power of collaborative innovation in driving blockchain solutions for enterprise growth, showcasing successful partnerships and strategies for scalable implementation.
  • Discussing the importance of understanding and navigating regulatory frameworks in blockchain adoption, empowering enterprises to expand sustainably while ensuring compliance and security.

Daniel Pietrzykoski, Technical Strategy &

Product Innovation Blockchain/IoT Technology

Johnson & Johnson

Miguel Guillen

Director of Data Architecture

PepsiCo

Daniela Barbosa

Executive Director

Hyperledger Foundation

11:25 AM - 11:55 AM

Networking Break

11:55 PM - 12:25 PM

Presentation – Blockchain for Secure IoT and AI Transactions: Real-World Implementations

Dissect the synergy between blockchain and IoT and AI, emphasising the impact on secure transactions for businesses to realise the opportunities these technologies present.

Key takeaways:

  • Showcase how blockchain enhances IoT transactions’ and AI security.
  • Highlight practical applications of blockchain in securing IoT and AI transactions across industries as part of the emerging economy of things.
  • Emphasize blockchain’s role in ensuring data integrity and the potential link between IoT data and AI Large Language Models and the wider data economy.

David Palmer

Blockchain Lead

Vodafone

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Presentation – Next-gen NFTs: From Digital Art to Real-World Utility

Uncover the expanding horizons of NFTs, moving beyond art to practical applications like real estate, intellectual property protection, ticketing, and more

Key takeaways: 

  • Next-generation NFTs are expanding beyond digital art, encompassing practical applications such as real estate, intellectual property protection, ticketing, and more
  • NFTs are being leveraged to provide real-world utility, including fractional ownership of physical assets like real estate and art
  • NFTs offer innovative solutions to longstanding challenges, such as providing immutable records of ownership

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch Networking Break

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Panel – Tokenizing Real-World Assets

A dive into the benefits of tokenising real-world assets, including popular commondities like gold and silver.

Key takeaways:

  • Tokenizing real-world assets like gold and silver can unlock liquidity by fractionalizing ownership
  • Tokenization makes traditionally illiquid assets accessible to a wider range of investors
  • Blockchain technology ensures transparency and security in transactions
  • Tokenizing real-world assets allows investors to diversify their portfolios beyond traditional financial instruments

Bob Ejodame

VP Capital Markets

INX

Alex Nascimento

Managing Director

7CC Blockchain Investments

Kevin Soltani

Founder

GIMA Group

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM

Presentation – The Future of DeFi - Decentralisation & Regulation

Explore key regulations and their influence on crypto businesses in the DeFi space as we look to the future.

3:25 PM - 3:40 PM

Chairperson's Closing Remarks

Lisa M. Lum, Founder

Friends of the Metaverse