PROGRAMME


Geneva Annual Blockchain Congress «From lab to market»
21 January 2019, Palexpo - Geneva

Coordinated by Le Temps and organised into four clusters – Governance, FinTech, Education and Commodity Trading –, this day-long event will enable major personalities to address fundamental questions, provide the political world with a platform for expression, and offer a view into the current practical applications through dynamic workshops. Intentionally scheduled the day before the opening of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, the Geneva Annual Blockchain Congress will benefit from special media attention.

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MORNING

7am – doors opening

SESSION 1

8.30am – Welcome speech

Robert Hensler- President of Palexpo SA

8.45am – Opening

Patrick Odier – Associate, Banque Lombard Odier – CH

State of the Blockchain Revolution

Don Tapscott – executive chairman of Blockchain Research institute

How Geneva could become an international blockchain hub?

Don Tapscott – executive chairman of Blockchain Research institute

Carlos Moreira – CEO Wisekey – CH

Moderation: Hans Schwab, CIO at Wisekey

Digital integrity & Blockchain

Philippe Thévoz – eGovernment Systems Vice-President, SICPA – CH

SESSION 2

Blockchain opportunities between China and Switzerland

Jérôme Grilleres – Director Vechain EU – China

Wang WEI – CMAA – China

Daniel Haudenschild – Swisscom Blockchain – CH

Vincent Subilia – Vice President Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Deputy Director General CCIG – CH

Moderation: Alain Jeannet – Directeur Business Development, Ringier Axel Springer Suisse SA

Presentation of IOVO.io

Krzysztof Gagacki – Founder, IOVO.io – PL

Presentation of Mind.ai

Joshua Hong – Co-founder, Mind.ai – USA

Presentation of TODA

Toufi Saliba – TODA – CH
“The 5 missing necessities to go from current blockchain global penetration of 0.2% to the remaining 99.8% “

Roundtable

“Ethic and perspectivs of IOT and Blockchain on market economy”

Toufi Saliba – CEO, Toda.Network – USA

Joshua Hong – Co-founder, MIND.ai – USA

Krzysztof Gagacki – Founder, IOVO.io – PL

Delphine Bracher – Ethicist at ethix.ch, writing on a White Paper „Ethics of Blockchain“

Moderation : Dejan Nikolic

Deputy Directorate General for Economic Developement , Research and innovation, Canton of Geneva

Afternoon workshops presentation

Nagib Aouini – Director Cybersecurity, ELCA – CH

Olivier Depierre – Co-founder and partner, DLT Law – CH

Christophe Lamps – Senior Partner, Dynamics Group

Jean-Henry Morin – Associate Professor, Université de Genève

Sahra Benaouda Brean – Independant Contractor, SBConsulting – FR

1.00 p.m. – Lunch

AFTERNOON

From 2pm – all the workshops (registration required) take place simultaneously.

The link to register will be available in the confirmation email when you purchase your ticket on our online ticketing.

E-GOVERNMENT AND DIGITAL IDENTITY

Privacy , Blockchain and the Refugees crisis

Nagib Aouini – director of cybersecurity, ELCA – CH

Tey Al-Rjula – Co-founder and CEO, Tykn.tech – NL

Vincent Graf Narbel – Advisor Digital Transformation and Data, CICR – CH

Monique Morrow – Venture Partner, Sparklabs – CH

Moderation: Nagib Aouini – director of cybersecurity, ELCA – CH

E-Government and Blockchain use cases

Stephane Cheikh – Artificial Intelligence Program Director, SITA | ATS – CH

Alex Cahana – Venture Partner & Head of medtech and Healthcare, Cryptooracle – USA

Jonas Lötscher – Chief of product at Procivis – CH

FIN TECH FOR THE ECONOMIC MARKET

Blockchain applications for business: legal aspects and performances

Olivier Depierre – Partner, DLT Law – CH

Daniel Haudenschild – CEO Swisscom Blockchain – CH

Antoine Verdon – Co-founder, Proxeus – CH

Patrick Trinkler – Founder & CEO, Arcatrust – CH

Alexis Roussel – Co-founder, Bity – CH

Pawel Kuskowski – CEO Coinfirm – UK

Vincent Thalmann – Partner, Head of Corporate Tax Western Switzerland – KPMG – CH

Moderation: Olivier Depierre – Co-founder and partner, DLT Law – CH

Roundtable and Q&A

Olivier Depierre – Partner, DLT Law – CH

Daniel Haudenschild – CEO Swisscom Blockchain – CH

Antoine Verdon – Co-founder, Proxeus – CH

Patrick Trinkler – Founder & CEO, Arcatrust – CH

Alexis Roussel – Co-founder, Bity – CH

Pawel Kuskowski – CEO Coinfirm – UK

André Güdel – Head International HQs Cluster at KPMG – CH

FIN TECH FOR THE BANKING SECTOR

How can the banking system adapt to digital assets?

Fedor Poskriakov – Partner, Lenz & Staehelin – CH

Pierre Besson – Executive Director, UBP – CH

Lamine Brahimi – Co-founder and Managing partner, Taurus Group – CH

Dr Serge Kassibrakis – PhD; Head of Quantitative Asset Management, Swissquote – CH

Moderation: Christophe Lamps – Senior Partner, Dynamics Group

Roundtable & Q&A

Lamine Brahimi – Co-founder and Managing partner, Taurus Group – CH

Fedor Poskriakov – Partner, Lenz & Staehelin – CH

Pierre Besson – Executive Director, UBP – CH

Dr Serge Kassibrakis – PhD; Head of Quantitative Asset Management, Swissquote – CH

Ben Robinson – Chief Strategy Officer, Temenos – CH

Arnaud Salomon – CEO, Mt Pelerin – CH

EDUCATION

What kind of blockchain training for tomorrow’s pioneers?

Frédéric Dumonal – Director of the continuing education, CREA Ge. – CH

Dr med. Rodolphe Meyer – PhD Enterprise Artichect Assistant Director ISD – CH

Jean-Marc Seigneur – Director of the blockchain CAS, University of Genève – CH

André Wolke – CEO Validity Labs – CH

François Fischer – Co-founder, Bitcoin Academy – CH

Moderation: Jean-Henry Morin – Associate professor, University of Geneva – CH

How can blockchain garantee the authenticity of a diploma?

Florence Lafayette Driessens – Project manager, École Hôtelière de Lausanne – CH

André Wolke – CEO Validity Labs – CH

Pierre-Yves Burgi – Deputy CIO University of Geneva – CH

Jörn Erbgüth – Blockchain, Smart Contract and Data Protection Consultant – CH

Richard Maaghul – CEO ODEM.io – CH

COMMODITY TRADING AND SUPPLY CHAIN

Can Blockchain revolutionize the commodity trading market?

Baptiste Audren – Chief of product, Komgo – CH

Michael Sedenkov – Enterprise Architect, Philip Morris International – CH

Robert Zaremba – CTO, Cerealia – CH

Jori Armsbruster – Founder, EthicHub – ES

Hans Schwab – CIO, WiseKey SA

Moderation: Sahra Benaouda Brean – mandataire SBConsulting

Could Blockchain solve the traceability and supply chain nightmare?

Naoufel Cheikhrouhou – Professor of Supply chain, HES-Ge – CH

Fabio Sofia – Managing Partner We Can Fund – CH

Ricardo Garcia – Blockchain consultant, Scantrust – NL

Vicken Bayramian – Founder and CEO, Cryptolex – CH

Pierre Kauffmann – Industry solution architect, IBM – CH

ATELIER NEO

Introduction to NEO smart contracts

Moderation: NEO

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ATELIER ETHEREUM

Introduction to Ethereum smart contract development and security

Moderation: Patrick Ventuzelo – Security Researcher, Quoscient GmbH – FR

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Summary of the workshops: what are the issues and challenges to be developed for 2020?
Closing by Pierre Maudet, Geneva State Councillor, Head of the Department of Economy – CH
5.30PM – END OF THE CONGRESS