Oct 27

7+ Speakers and 100 Tickets

Overview of the event

The Blockchain Technology Conference 2017 will be happening on October 27 2017, Johannesburg. The Blockchain Conference 2017 will bring together a diverse range of experts who will discuss all the opportunities, challenges and exciting possibilities in innovation and disruption that can be leveraged in Johannesburg using this technology.

National banks and regulators, exchanges and investment banks across the world are taking seriously the financial innovation of distributed ledger or block chain technology. The block chain, aka Trust Machine underpins "crypto currencies" such as Bitcoin; but it goes beyond digital money. It provides a shared, trusted, public ledger that everyone can inspect, but no single user controls. It is at the cusp of revolutionising international money transfers, trade finance, syndicated lending and collateral management, among other applications. As it allows for almost instantaneous payments and settlement, the potential impact on the role of traders, quants and other financial technologists cannot be underestimated.

The event features an inspiring day of talks and workshops by professional speakers focused on Blockchain technology and Innovation.

This conference brings together Block Chain technologists in the finance sector, regulators, industry commentators, computer science researchers and others involved in financial innovation; these experts explore some of the technology and the many applications of Block chain in Financial Services.

Facts & Figures About The Event

7 Speakers
7 Topics
100 Tickets

Conference Schedule

Blockchain Technology Conference, Johannesburg

X Speaker Profile

Rudi Kruger is the CEO of the INDEX INNOVATION GROUP (www.indexinnovation.global) and is the co-founder of Donorcoin. Rudi is a recognized expert in the areas of sustainable and disruptive innovation. Rudi was the winner of the Age of Innovation Award for his developmentof the GrowthDriver Software solution for Technology Based Start-ups. He also founded and Chaired the Sustainable Growth Awards as well as THE NEW ECONOMY TV show on Summit TV.

During the past 8 years, Rudi has focused his attention on developing practical innovationmethodologies and software solutions for application in the financial, commercial and socialinnovation segments. Rudi has consulted with Innovation Labs, Incubators and Accelerators globally and has just returned from China where he attended the first CHINA START Programme.

Well versed in the process of Corporate Turnarounds, Rudi co-lectured the Corporate Turnaround Course at Wits Business School. Rudi has presented at conferences worldwide and launched Donorcoin at the Blockchain Week in London in January 2017. In support of Donorcoin and other Social Innovation projects, Rudi is setting up the biggest Blockchain and CryptoTech Incubator in the Southern Hemisphere in Johannesburg, South Africa

X Topic Abstract

- Central Banks and blockchains

- Brief introduction to central banks

- The major blockchain use cases for central banks
o Central bank-issued digital currency
o National payment system
o Cryptocurrency trading

- Why central banks will struggle with blockchain and cryptocurrency

- Insights and recommendations

Speaker Profile

Eugene Etsebeth is an ex-central banker, formerly employed as a technologist at the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) from 2013-2017, he chaired the virtual currency and distributed ledger working group and was technology lead for virtual currencies. He was a also a member of a SARB ‘Think Tank’ on digital currency looking at replacing physical notes and coin. Eugéne now heads up a business unit atSybrin focusing on assisting central banks with digital transformation.

X Topic Abstract

Blockchain technology essentially eliminates the need for trusted third parties to oversee how humanity engages with each other and with institutions. What will a society without middlemen look like?

Speaker Profile

Michael Haupt is the author of Postcards from 2035, a speculative fiction describing life in 2035 as experienced by his real-life daughter, who will be 21 years old in 2035.

Michael's 22-year corporate career involved program delivery of multi-million dollar mobile phone technology projects in 16 cities on 6 continents. In 2004 Michael developed an interest in marketing and self-taught himself by investing more than $150k in marketing education from the world’s thought leaders. More recently, Michael helped two Silicon Valley technology start-ups raise over $2m by telling their story more effectively. Michael is the initiator of Project 2030: a bold, sweeping plan to rewrite humanity’s story entirely on blockchain. Michael lives with his 3-year old daughter in Cape Town, South Africa. She is the motivation and inspiration for everything Michael now does.

X Topic Abstract

- The use of smart contracts in business applications.
- The Impact of smart contracts in ERP and Practice Management systems.
- A demo of 'BowMoney' which is an Ethereum based reward & recognition application we created.

Speaker Profile

Daren has spent the past 12 yearsengineering, designing, implementing and supporting business systems in various sectors, a few of which include:

- Audit, Tax and Secretarial Software
- Supply Chain and Logistics (Process and operational Implementations)
- ERP and Budgeting Systems (Telecoms, Government, Manufacturing)
- Practice Management Systems, Legal Technology and Processes automation

Over the past year in he’s capacity as Head of Innovation at Bowmans, Daren’s focus shifted to better understanding the impact of emerging technologies in the corporate sector, Blockchain has the potential to reshape the way economies operate which is why this technology was used to create ‘BowMoney’ a private Blockchain based reward and recognition system driving corporate values,while creating awareness and testing the impact of smart contracts in the business of law.

Daren's expertise in business operations in conjunction with he's ability to learn and embrace technologies such as Blockchain, Robotic process automation and Artificial Intelligence has resulted in him soon launching he's own Innovation Technology Start-up, specializing in the creation of tailor made Information systems designed for tomorrows digital economy.

On a lighter side Daren enjoys travelling, live concerts,sci-fi movies and running with he's two spaniels and former beauty queen wife.

Instagram: @daren_mudaly

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Our Speakers

Nitesh Naveen

CTO and Founder


Rudi Kreger


IndeX Innovation Group

Eugene Etsebeth

Business Unit Head


Daren Mudaly

Head of Innovation

Bowmans (Law Firm)

Michael Haupt

Director of Impact and Futures

SOLE South Africa

Our Pricing (October 27)

Group of 3 or more

USD 300

Till October 27
Early Bird

USD 400

Till September 27

USD 500

Till October 27

Our Testimonial


Who can attend Blockchain Technology Conference in Johannesburg?

Blockchain Technology Conference 2017 in Johannesburg is open to anyone who has an interest in the technology/telecoms industry or any related field. Chairmen, CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, Managing Directors, Global Heads, Blockchain specialists from banks, financial Institutions, financial service providers, accountants, consultancies, financial technology companies, fintech innovators and entrepreneurs.

Why to attend Blockchain Technology Conference in Johannesburg?

Understand the state of development of blockchain technology by exchanges, clearing houses, central counter parties and payment systems, and what it means for you.

What will you learn about?

Detecting where underlying problems and frictions exist in your organisation that will be alleviated by blockchain technologies. Using blockchain as a tool for innovation across your organisation

Are there any prerequisites to attend this program?


Do I need to register for the event?

Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.

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