2019 PROGRAMME


Geneva 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 has enabled major personalities to address fundamental questions, provided the political world with a platform for expression, and offered 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 Blockchain Congress benefits from special media attention.

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MORNING

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

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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

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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% “

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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 take place simultaneously.

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

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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

See the presentation of Antoine VerdonSee the presentation of Alexis RousselSee the presentation of Pawel Kuskowski

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

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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

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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