CRYPTO ECONOMY / ICO2018 | Perth | PROGRAM AUGUST 21
08.00 – 09.00 Registration and Coffee
09.00 – 09.05 Opening of Conference
Justyna Sniady
CCO at Beyond
09.05 – 09.15 Keynote: Why Blockchain Economy?
Deryck Graham
Founder of First Digital Capital
Chairman of First Digital Capital Deryck Graham is a serial technology entrepreneur with 30 years of building and listing companies on the Australian Securities Exchange and 19 years experience as a public company director. He cofounded QHL, Australia’s largest composite aerospace defence contractor with $800m in contracts, launched, JV’ed and sold Eagle Aircraft which now forms Malaysia’s billion dollar aviation industry and developed one of the world’s first social media platforms. He is a Blockchain evangelist and an active investor.
09.15 – 09.45 Presentation
Jemma Green
Co-Founder at Power Ledger
Dr Jemma Green was born in Perth and raised in the eastern hills. At age 22, and armed with a bachelor of Commerce in Finance from Murdoch University in Perth, she started a career in banking at JP Morgan in London. Here her work involved bringing sustainability and corporate social responsibility to the task of lending big money. This often involved persuading industries like mining to clean up their act, a challenge she relishes despite its complexity. In 2013, Jemma left banking and returned to Australia to complete a PhD in disruptive innovation. Here under Professor Peter Newman, she started to look at citizen utilities and the way apartment buildings could use solar and batteries in combination. It was a short step from this to setting up Power Ledger with her cofounders in 2016, which is a blockchain technology company that enables peer to peer trading of electricity and funding for renewable energy projects. Jemma has become a goto person on matters of cities, energy and transport in Western Australia and has made hundreds of appearances in the media commenting on related topics. She also finds time to be an independent councillor at the City of Perth, a board member of the Water Corp, Heritage Perth and Carbon Tracker, wife and a mother of one. She is the WA Business News 40under40 winner.
09.45 – 10.05 Keynote: An insight into the creation of blockchain along with views on where it may be heading
Scott Stornetta
Co-Inventor of Blockchain
While working at Bell Communications Research (Bellcore), Dr. Stornetta co-invented, along with Stuart Haber, the blockchain technique. This helped lay the foundation for Bitcoin and other digital currencies (for example, of the eight citations in the original Bitcoin paper, three reference his and Dr. Haber’s work). Along with Dr. Haber, he co-founded Surety, a Bellcore spinoff. Surety’s offering constituted the first commercial deployment of a blockchain. Dr. Stornetta finished at Bellcore as Assistant General Manager of the 125-person Mathematical and Computer Sciences Laboratory. Dr. Stornetta consulted for many years, evaluating the commercial potential of emerging technologies on behalf of universities, commercial research labs, and venture capital interests. Dr. Stornetta received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University, after attending MIT, Harvard, and Brigham Young University.
10.05 – 10.25 How to invest in Blockchain Wisely?
Investability Index.
10.25 – 10.55 Morning Tea and Networking
10.55 11.00 How will Blockchain Change the World
Student Perspective.
Student Award
11.00 – 11.30 Meet the ICOs
Throughout the conference we will give the stage to some pioneering blockchain projects from all over the world. The common thread is that all the presenting companies and persons have decided to raise working capital by launching a token crowd sale (also known as an ICO or TGE). The aim of this session is to gain a deeper understanding of what type of applications are coming on the market, as well as give investors more information about crypto investment opportunities.
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Tolar is an open source, community governed crypto-currency featuring scalable, fast, secure, and fair transactions.
 
11.30 – 11.45 Panel: Regulation – a killer or a builder
Simon Owen (Moderator)
Learn about the latest legal developments around Blockchain technology.
11.30 – 11.45 Trading in Crypto
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11.45 – 12.15 Panel: Blockchain investment – When is the time and which investment product might suit?
Marc Fisher (moderator)
Hedge Fund Manager
12.15 – 12.30 “Denationalization of money: The argument refined”
Emma Poposka
Co-Founder, Director & Business Tech
About Emma: I am interested in leveraging technology to solve business issues, improve business performance and deliver more agile, streamlined, cost-effective and customer friendly solutions. I am particularly interested in blockchain technology and its utilization across different industry verticals as well as in combination with other technological trends like IoT, AI and Autonomic platforms. During my career I have worked on several large-scale software projects for the public and the private sector and covered different roles in the software development lifecycle like project manager, programmer and QA engineer. I have also consulted on projects conducted by international organizations like United Nation Development Program (UNDP), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and The European Commission (EC)
12.30 – 13.05 Lunch and Networking
13.05 – 14.15 Introducing the Real-World Blockchain Application and Token Models
Nils Veenstra
Managing Partner at BECON
Throughout the conference we will give the stage to some pioneering blockchain projects from all over the world. The common thread is that all the presenting companies and persons have decided to raise working capital by launching a token crowd sale (also known as an ICO or TGE). The aim of this session is to gain a deeper understanding of what type of applications are coming on the market, as well as give investors more information about crypto investment opportunities.
14.15 – 14.45 TBC
14.45 – 15.00
Professor David Yermack
NYU Business School (USA)
David L. Yermack is the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business. He serves as Chairman of the Finance Department and Director of the NYU Pollack Center for Law and Business. Professor Yermack teaches joint MBA – Law School courses in Restructuring Firms & Industries and Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies, as well as PhD research courses in corporate governance, executive compensation, and distress and restructuring
15.00 – 16.00 Meet the ICOs
16.00 – 16.15 How Blockchains are Transforming Capital Formation
Justin Dombrowski
CEO at Soho
16:15 – 16.45 Panel: Important topics of the day
Dr. Scott Stornetta
Marc Fisher
Simon Owen
Nils Veenstra
16.45 – 17.00 Blockchain Economy and Beyond
Deryck Graham
Founder of First Digital Capital
17.00 – 18.00 Closing Reception and Networking

program is subject to change