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

The importance and value of decentralised crypto-currencies with respect to legacy financial systems.

Speaker Profile

As South Africa's foremost blockchain expert, Lorien has been invited around the world to speak on digital currencies and distributed ledgers and their benefits for emerging economies. He has addressed the IMF, World Bank, FBI and Commonwealth Secretariat, the South African Reserve Bank, TEDx and a host of banking professionals and attorney generals throughout the world. He offers insight and guidance to business executives and advises government on blockchain technologies and their implications.

He is founder/CEO of Bankymoon, a blockchain and cryptocurrency consultancy and co-founder/CEO of Centbee, a cryptocurrency payments and remittance company.

He co-founded the Blockchain Academy which educates professionals on all aspects of blockchains from regulations to software development.

X Topic Abstract

China has the second most blockchain companies in the world. They are rapidly growing and applied to many fields. With $5.5 trillion digital payments last year (50 times the U.S.), the Chinese blockchain market potential is tremendous, attracting players from all over the world. In 2016, Chinese government published the National Strategy Document, listing the blockchain as one of the key initiatives for the whole country. Since then, blockchain technology becomes the most exciting topic in Fintech, IOT, energy and all the other industries. Blockchain raises revolution in the business world, with huge impacts on financial services, Internet security and supply chain. From this perspective, China is such an excellent opportunity and exciting market to tap into. The speech will give deep insights through: • Chinese blockchain ecosystem overview • Key areas of application • Opportunities for foreign blockchain players

Speaker Profile

Bo JJi is an inspiring TED Talk speaker, a Chinaprenuer, an influencer of global startup ecosystemm and game changer forr startup expansion into China.

Bo is a freqquent keynote speaker at renowned international conferences, forums, TV media and annual corporate meetings. He is currently the Assistant Dean & Chief Representative for Europe at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (...... CCKGSB), a leading business school with more than 10,000 chairman/CCEO level alumni in China (alumni includes Jack Ma of Alibaba, CEO of Didi, Chairman of Lenovo, etc.). Bo had a over-20-year successful business career in Global Business Development, Innovation, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, M&A, etc. He served as the senior executive at the headquarters of many fortune 500 companies such as Monsanto, Cargill, Pfizer, Wrigley and Mars. He is also a well sought conference speakers.

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

X Topic Abstract

Crowdfunding initiatives have raised billions of dollars for a variety of blockchain related projects globally. In this session, Llewellyn Morkel, an experienced Fintech developer and entrepreneur will guide us through the basics of setting up and running your own ICO.

You will learn how to set up your own offering, how to attract investors and how to rise above the noise to make your ICO stand out.

Speaker Profile

Llewellyn Morkel is the founder and CEO of ProsperiProp, innovator of a global social property fund called PROPX. ProsperiProp empowers people from all walks of life to create a property portfolio, starting from as little as $5.

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Our Speakers

Nitesh Naveen

CTO and Founder


Rudi Kreger


IndeX Innovation Group

Prof Bo Ji

Chief Representative for Europe and Assistant Dean

CKGSB: Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Lorien Gamaroff



Daren Mudaly

Head of Innovation

Bowmans (Law Firm)

Llewellyn Morkel



Our Pricing (October 27)


Super Early Bird USD 300
Till August 27
Early Bird USD 400
Till September 27
Standard USD 500
Till October 27

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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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