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Pre-conference workshops: Monday, 19 June 2017

Workshop A

12:00 PM - 11:59 PM Blockchain 101: Introduction to the Fundamentals

This workshop will focus on building and enhancing your knowledge of blockchain and differentiate the hype from reality surrounding blockchain. By attending this workshop you will be able to learn about the key fundamentals of Blockchain:

  • What is blockchain and why is it important?
  • Understanding how bitcoin/cryptocurrencies work
  • Discussing why they were created and what are their characteristics
  • Smart contracts
  • Potential for disruption
  • Pathway for adoption
  • What the Finance Industry are doing about blockchain technology

Workshop B

12:00 PM - 11:59 PM How to Run a Blockchain Pilot Project

Simon Wilson, Co-founder, Digital Value
With more and more people moving to adopt the blockchain based technology, learning how to successfully implement a blockchain pilot project is vital. By attending this workshop you will be able to learn about the key challenges faced during:
  • Development of the project
  • Gathering the right expertise
  • Thinking about and deploying the correct security system
  • Managing the life cycle of the whole pilot project

Experienced experts from the industry will conduct the workshop and share their own project experiences.

Simon Wilson

Co-founder
Digital Value

Workshop C

12:00 PM - 11:59 PM Policy and Regulation for Blockchain Technology

Sam Lee, CEO, Blockchain Global
Blockchain technology in the information age represents the critical intersection between the financial rails, social networking, and powerful decentralized networks. It is critical for stakeholders to formulate careful legal and business strategies around novel business models as the technology and infrastructure, as well as the corresponding market appetite and regulatory structures, evolve rapidly in disparate global markets.

The workshop will enable you to:
  • Discuss topics related to policy and regulation, including the relationship between surveillance and privacy, transparency and accountability, automation and autonomy, identity and trust, and centralization and decentralization
  • Show oversight into distributed networks, the emergence of global information security and privacy security issues

Sam Lee

CEO
Blockchain Global