Nov 2018

Upcoming Event

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 Topic Abstract

Cryptotech Solutions (Pty) Ltd is a company founded to find innovative solutions to the problem of financial leakage of Donor Aid at all levels of Government, Commerce, and NGO's.

Using the FIT – Framework for Innovative Thinking methodology we systematically seek innovative solutions to seemingly "Wicked Problems". The scale and pervasiveness of these problems can only be remedied by unconventional means. The simplest way is to simply remove the cash from the system and to replace it with an alternative and more secure payment method, such as the Donorcoin Token that can be uniquely coded for payment of a specific purchase unlike fiat currency. Financial Leakage in the Donor Aid space is the result of the "Leaky Bucket" syndrome. Donor dollars are continuously leaked through hand-offs, bureaucratic system, mis-management, and misuse of donor funds. To remedy this situation, one needs to take an eco-system view of the total process and deal with the problems and short comings at every level, such as funding, sourcing, procurement, coordination, governance, delivery, and reporting.

Our CryptotechBAAS Platform is designed to alleviate many of these problems without adding more complexity or costs and at the same time slashing delivery and response times.

Speaker Profile

Rudi Krugeris the CEO of the INDEX INNOVATION GROUP ( and is a recognized expert in the areas of sustainable and disruptive innovation. Rudi wasthe winner of the Age of Innovation Award for his development of 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 hasfocused his attention on developing FIT - Framework for Innovative Thinking, a practical innovation methodology and software application for application in the financial, commercial and social innovation segments. Rudi has consulted with Innovation Labs, Incubators, and Accelerators globally. Rudi is the Co-Founder of Cryptotech Solutions the developer of Donorcoin a Crypto-tech, BAAS Solution developed to remove Financial Leakage from Donor Aid. Rudi is currently completing a PhD. The focus of his research is "Implementing Systematic Innovation."

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

- 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

With more than a decade's experience in the field, founder Daren Mudaly is spicing up the Leal Technology Industry with the launch of 'Pepper Potts' an award-winning innovation start-up specializing in tailor-made business tech solutions.

Daren spent the past 7 years at leading Pan African law firm Bowmans architecting Innovation, Practice management and legal tech solutions.

Apart from Law, Daren has extensive experience in the following industries:

- Audit, tax and secretarial software
- Supply chain and logistics (process implementation)
- ERP Systems (transactional and financial databases, manufacturing, warehousing and asset management)

The creation of BowMoney made our client Bowmans the first law firm in the world to have their own cryptocurrency that's in a production environment across four African countries.

With a long list of awards, Daren most recently picked up the 2017 Thompson Reuters award for 'Embracing Technology' for his work around emerging technologies such as Blockchain, AI, Robotic process automation and practice management systems.

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

Usability is holding back mass adoption of Cryptocurrencies. We have developed the technologies that will bring the next billion people to these platforms

Speaker Profile

Wynand Geldenhuys is the founder of Vectra, a consultancy that specialises in building blockchain-based applications that interface with existing enterprise systems to unlock new business models. He has previously worked for SAP and has over 10 years experience in the IT industry working mostly with large enterprise customers in realising value through the adoption of emerging technologies.

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Our Speakers

Sindisiwe Chuma

IT Specialist (Z Systems)

IBM South Africa

Rudi Kruger


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

Wynand Geldenhuys



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

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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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