Oct 2018

Upcoming Event

Overview of the event

The Blockchain Technology Conference 2017 will be happening on October 20 2017, Melbourne. 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 Melbourne 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, Melbourne (20 October, 2017)

X Topic Abstract

What are the impacts of evolution of technology? What does living in the digital age mean for identity verification? Why is trust shifting and how can we leverage new sources of trust to enable frictionless customer experiences?

Speaker Profile

Cindy is currently a Director at Optus/Singtel driving thought leadership and innovative technology solutions in Digital Business solutions including Identity Verification and Blockchain. She delivered the 1st innovative FinTech solution at Optus and now helps to enable a streamlined approach to innovation & culture. Cindy has a 30 year career spanning across the globe including Investment Banking in London; Management Consulting and FinTech (Silicon Valley and Irish startups) – all with a theme of Innovation. Cindy holds board positions in her capacity as an Executive Coach, and is on the Advisory Board of the Australian Digital Currency Association (ADCA) as well as an industry representative of the Australian Payments Council (APC).

X Topic Abstract

In his talk, Sreenivas will explore Blockchain's unique transformative powers, their potential to impact all facets of our working world as we know it, and the key pillars of the required adoption approach to set the technology up for success.

Speaker Profile

Sreenivas Ghatty is the CEO of Five Carat Blockchain Solutions, focussed on bespoke blockchain product design and innovative process re-engineering across India and globally. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Sreenivas is a seasoned banker and entrepreneur with over 30 years' experience in corporate banking, financial economics, innovation and strategic transformations. Sreenivas is truly passionate about the transformative potential of blockchain, which will create and redistribute wealth, and bring power to the people.

X Topic Abstract

Advancements brought about by blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize how we collect, consume and regulate data. This has large implications in how new governance models can be established as well as risk and compliance initiatives being met with a lower operating cost and higher efficiency.

Speaker Profile

Jet is an Information Security professional with a SAP consulting background in Finance & Accounting and IT Security. He currently serves as the Information Security Lead - GRC at AGL advising in the area of SAP Security & Enterprise Identity. Blockchain technology has been Jet's key passion area since he learned about Bitcoin and has been involved with blockchain communities since 2011. Jet participated with competition finalist team Powercoin in the RegHack Down Under to create a PoC peer-to-peer distributed electricity model on the Ethereum blockchain.

X Topic Abstract

In this fast paced, demo filled session, we will demonstrate Ethereum development through an end-to-end demo. You will learn the essential Blockchain development concepts, architectural patterns and toolkits. Get ready to write your first Ethereum Smart contract!

Speaker Profile

Chris is a well-rounded architect and through leader in technology space. She is passionate about evangelism and loves to work on bleeding edge of computing technology. She has deep domain knowledge in Blockchain and are skilled in Ethereum development. She had assisted various corporate clients in building their Blockchain solutions

X Topic Abstract

I threw out $20m $30m worth of bitcoins on my harddrive” - how to handle cryptocurrencies properly.

Speaker Profile

JP is an early bitcoin investor (though he feels it was too late), survived Mt Gox, and is currently the CEO of CanYa, a global marketplace of services powered by cryptocurrencies

X Topic Abstract

Lawyers have written the code that runs our world. Crypto-Anarchists, geeks and hackers are writing the software that runs blockchains. As blockchains start running more of our economy, we need to consider what happens when the rules of our economic system start being written into the economic infrastructure itself. What lessons must developers take from the rich legal tradition? What lessons can lawyers take from software and systems design to prepare for an increasingly automated, technical and international legal landscape?

Speaker Profile

Anouk Pinchetti is Lead Trainer for The New Money Institute, holding various workshops around Blockchain technologies, currency design and systems thinking. A Software Developer and Project Manager by trade, he has been designing IT systems and processes for several decades, and studied the impact of currency systems on communities since 2001. Since then, he has been involved with a range of economic think-tanks currently chairs the Community Currency Working Group for the New Economy Network of Australia.

X Topic Abstract

An early and common application of blockchain are various cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin. What are the legal issues in trading and using cryptocurrencies including recent developments in financial services and anti-money laundering regulation and taxation.

How are legal rights and risks allocated and enforced on permissionless and permissioned blockchain implementations? What will courts make of smart contracts when someone challenges how they did or did not work?

Speaker Profile

Mark Sneddon is a principal of Holley Nethercote Financial Services Lawyers and of his own firm Sneddon Legal. He has is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Monash University Law School. Mark was Crown Counsel (Advisings) to the Victorian Attorney-General and Premier’s Office from December 2011 to 2016, from 2000 to 2011, Mark was a partner with top-tier law firm Clayton Utz and before that Associate Professor in e-Business and Banking and Finance at the University of Melbourne Law School . Mark is known as one of Australia's leading practitioners in e-business and fintech, banking and financial services, information and privacy law and government services. He has been a trusted adviser for a range of major financial institutions and corporates and federal and state government agencies and fintech startups. His practice has covered advice, transactions, disputes work and regulatory design and compliance and legal policy work. Mark assisted Australian Customs with its implementation of electronic customs clearances, drafted the EFT/ ePayments code for ASIC and developed the legal framework for electronic conveyancing in Australia and advises PEXA the operator of the econveyanicng system. Mark acts for a variety of cryptocurrency enterprises.

X Topic Abstract

Adnan will focus on the following discussion points during his presentation.

What is an ICO? What are the issues surrounding the legality of ICOs? How does securities law affect ICOs? What steps should blockchain ICOs take to raise funds?

Speaker Profile

Adnan is currently the Legal Advisor at ETHLend, Advisor at ZenCash and Expert at ICOBench. He is an Australian Lawyer and Engineer. He has worked on numerous blockchain projects to date including large scale bespoke blockchain projects across internet of things, finance and payments sectors. 3 years ago he discovered Bitcoin which led him to explore blockchain applications and use cases. He has a keen interest in how blockchain technology will advance in shaping all industry sectors from an adoption, regulatory and policy perspective.

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Our Speakers

Cindy Nicholson

Associate Director


Jet Yap

Information Security Lead

AGL Energy

Anouk Pinchetti

Lead Trainer

The New Money Institute

Sreenivas Ghatty


Five Carat Solutions

Adnan Javed

Legal Advisor at ETHLend, Advisor at ZenCash, Expert


Mark Sneddon


Holley Nethercote

John-Paul Thorbjornsen



Chris Zhong

Cloud Solution Architect


Our Pricing (October 20)

Group of 3 or more
USD 300 Till October 20
Early Bird
USD 400 Till September 30
USD 500 Till October 20

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Who can attend Blockchain Technology Conference in Melbourne?

Blockchain Technology Conference Summit 2017 in Melbourne 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 Melbourne?

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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