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Overview of the event

The 3rd Blockchain Technology Summit 2018 will be happening on October 18 - 19, 2018 Melbourne. The Blockchain Conference 2018 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.

On Day 1 - 18 October, 2018 : Blockchain for Enterprise

Blockchain technology is starting to encourage a direct value exchange over the internet. It is slowly moving towards mainstream adoption, and removing the friction in the exchange of value over the internet. It is fast approaching an inflection point where enterprise and greater mainstream adoption will ensue. As a result of the considerable structural advantages blockchain technology is expected to have significant impact on industries including payments, finance, insurance, energy, IoT, exchanges, music and many more. This track analyses just these impacts looking at various industries and the challenges and opportunities that blockchain will present to them.

On Day 2 - 19 October, 2018 : Blockchain Technology

The Main Goal of this summit is to create an accessible and a much more Diverse, Policy-oriented Platform where Business and Government Leaders can learn how Blockchain could impact their Organizations and Economies, and how they can seize the Opportunity to reap the maximum benefits this budding Technology has to offer.

Blockchain technology presents numerous opportunities for disruptive innovation. It enables global business transactions with less friction and more trust. Today, Bitcoin is just one of the several hundred applications that use Blockchain technology. It's been an impressive journey of transformation for Blockchain technology and it will be interesting to see where it takes us next!

Facts & Figures About The Event

15 Speakers
15 Topics
100 Tickets

Conference Schedule

Day 1 : Track 1 : Enterprise Blockchain (18th October, 2018)

X Topic Abstract

Private keys are required to sign all blockchain transactions and yet many organisations struggle to achieve a satisfactory balance between security and flexibility. Steve will cover some of standard techniques that are used today and will finish up by discussing how cryptographic multi party computation can address the key management challenges that many organisations face.

Speaker Profile

Steve Daws has had over 15 years of experience working as an IT Enterprise Architect, specialising in cyber security, for leading Australian organisations including ANZ bank, Telstra, SingTel and the Australian Military. He began his journey into the digital asset world in 2013, initially mining for bitcoin with specialist ASIC technology and then as a founding investor in Ethereum. Steve co-founded Digital Value in 2016, whose focus is on removing the frictions between blockchain tech and Australian organisations.

X Topic Abstract

Modern business solutions bring together ecosystems to create joint value. eg. Airbnb, Uber etc.

In this session we will see how to take a business architecture and by finding the value points of exchange create a solution based on Blockchain & Cryptocurrency with an underlying “tokenomics” model.

Workshop Schedule

Day 1 : Track 2 : Workshop on Blockchain Essentials (18th October, 2018)

Conference Schedule

Day 2 : Track 1 : Blockchain Technology (19th October, 2018)
X Topic Abstract

This talk will focus on understanding the NEM.io Foundation, creators of the peer-to-peer NEM blockchain platform and the XEM cryptocurrency, a smart asset blockchain platform ranked top 16 on by cryptocurrency market capitalisation. NEM's blockchain platform was designed and coded from the ground up for scale and speed. NEM’s permissioned private blockchain delivers industry-leading transaction rates for internal ledgers. And its revolutionary consensus mechanism and the Supernode program ensure that NEM’s open, public blockchain can grow without ever compromising throughput or stability. The talk will focus on use cases that are being developed on the NEM blockchain and how organisations can understand how NEM works alongside other blockchain platforms.

Speaker Profile

Blockchain advocate and fintech expert, Jason Lee has recently been listed in the third annual Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ Asia list, which recognises young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs reshaping industries today across the Asia-Pacific region.

Based in Melbourne, Mr Lee is the Expansion Director in Australia and New Zealand for the NEM.io Foundation, a not for profit organisation promoting the benefits and use of the NEM blockchain technology platform. His core function is to drive partnerships with startups, academia, industry bodies and governments, and educate them on the potential of blockchain technology to disrupt business models.

Before entering the world of blockchain, Mr Lee co-founded two fintech startups, InsurTech startup PolicyStreet (which raised USD500,000 in seed funding), Finnext Capital, a smart city accelerator programme and also Consortio, a commercialisation consulting firm. He has been a speaker, judge, mentor, consultant and investor in startups and is familiar with working in the private and public sectors, including regulators, incubators and accelerator programmes.

Today, Mr Lee is also a Board Member and Strategic Advisor to the Blockchain Centre, the world's first and largest blockchain knowledge hub and co-working space, and a founding member of the FinTech Association of Malaysia and part of the ASEAN FinTech network. He is also affiliated with the Next Money Network as the former Global Chapters Director.

X Topic Abstract

Touted as Blockchain 2.0, Smart Contracts allow transfer of digital value under a set of predefined conditions. For the first time, we are given an option for machines rather than humans to enforce contracts. This means no police or middleman needed to settle disputes. Smart Contracts don't have to be complex. In fact, there are really basic Smart Contracts that we can use in our everyday's life.

Speaker Profile

Bernard Peh is currently the Founder of Whale Tech, an upcoming Blockchain startup in Melbourne. He has more than 20 years of experience in the software development industry and has developed software for some of the world's largest companies. Being involved in the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency since 2012, he helps companies bring their Blockchain ideas to life. Bernard pic

X Topic Abstract

Karen Cohen General Manager of Blockchain Centre will talk about building a Blockchain community in Australia and some local success stories from Blockchain start ups.

Speaker Profile

Karen has completed a Science Degree at Monash University and Post Graduate Diploma in HR. She has over 20 years experience in HR in professional services environment and Consulting environments including Accenture, McKinsey, IT and Financial Services. Karen is new to the Blockchain Industry has been heading up the Blockchain Centre for 10 months, managing the Blockchain Centre international Expansion, Coworking, Incubation, Education, Consulting and Community Events.

X Topic Abstract

The world has gotten past Peak Hype in December, and we're starting to see some changes in the Blockchain industry.

* Regulations around the world are starting to take shape
* There are fewer shoddy ICOs today, we are seeing more professional teams, and often larger raises
* Token classifications are starting to standardise
* The industry is starting to converge on a number of key use cases for the next wave of technology

A Blockchain by itself is not enough, we need standards for Identity, distributed storage, asset registries, tokenised assets, interoperable wallets, multi-blockchain explorers and dashboards, distributed exchanges, smart contracts for automated liquidity and continuous issuance, not to mention architectures for parallel consensus and crypto accounting. In this talk, Anouk lays out the state of the Blockchain ecosystem, the key components being built and some of the 'inevitable landscape' up ahead.

The Technology Framework I will be presenting is a matrix of components and aspects of functionality. It is based on research performed by Intraverse Technologies in a project that has not been made public at this stage. Apart from classifying architectural layers and types of currencies together with hierarchical v. network models, I will also attempt to articulate a timeline for filling out some of the components, insofar as that is possible, and time permitting. Effectively the Framework classifies projects according to the necessary components of a Blockchain Ecosystem.

X Topic Abstract

When starting to explore Blockchain for business use it is important to understand that Blockchain does not provide value unless underpinned by a convincing use case or business model.Most businesses are considering to join the blockchain revolution without analyzing whether blockchain is a good fir for their business or not. A lack of strategy to explore and implement blockchain for business use is missing which will be presented to audience.

X Topic Abstract

The rise of ‘the ICO’ in 2017 & now in 2018 has been astonishing to watch. ICOs have followed the innovator's dilemma disruption path in much faster timeframes than technology has. The VC and Angel investor market, which maintains a chokehold on development projects, has now been uprooted by a decentralized, democratic model of global crowdfunding that in some cases, is producing returns in the 1,000% range. But there are around 5000 ICOs listed at the moment. How to find which ICOs you should invest your time & money into? Or if you are working on an ICO, how to stand out amongst the others and market effectively. In this talk, Jag will provide you with his insights after reviewing hundreds of ICOs in last few years that what makes an ICO successful and not so successful and what you need to do to make your ICO super successful in coming months!

Speaker Profile

Jag is a technology evangelist, blockchain advisor and Australia’s most sought-after blockchain speaker

He is the CEO of Blockchain Experts Academy

He works as an advisor to many organisations locally & globally and assisting them with ICO or Crypto Due Diligence (CDD) Process.

He is a strategic futurist with a drive to help businesses and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead.

He is a serial entrepreneur, adviser and speaker on the topics of Blockchain, radical innovation, leadership and the impact of all things digital on society and business.

Jag is a daily practitioner of meditation. It has helped him to maintain peace, focus and clarity in the midst of everyday stress induced distractions and emotional upsets.

For more information: https://jagjassel.com

X Topic Abstract

Learn how DOCKX is using blockchain technology and the AWS platform and services to transform the shipping and logistics industry in a way that will reduce international shipping costs to consumers by $1 trillion dollars a year and reduce insurance claims $12.5 billion.

X Topic Abstract

Transactions in the real estate sector maintain a requirement for high levels of accountability, record keeping, trust and evidence of transfer. By employing blockchain technology, settlement and record keeping processes can be automated and form part of the transaction process itself. In turn, this improves operational efficiency and reduces both the amount of time and costs associated with asset transfer. In addition to the automation advantages, the blockchain ledger offers a secure and transparent representation of coin, token and asset ownership improving security while removing the possibility for fraudulent transactions and transfers.

Speaker Profile

James Lynch is an innovative professional with extensive experience within management, financial services, communication, and blockchain technology. He currently holds a Master of Business Management, is a qualified Financial Planner, Finance Broker, Vocational Trainer and leader in the business and financial services training sector with an exceptionally strong understanding of financial services, education, digital marketing and communication. Prior to assuming the role of CEO of CastleCoin he spent 5 years working as Chief Strategy Officer for Australia’s largest privately owned financial services training organisation.

X Topic Abstract

When an ICO will, and will not, be regulated as a financial product in Australia and the implications for offerors

Speaker Profile

John has broad experience in financial services, blockchain, corporate and commercial law, with a particular emphasis on financial services related matters.
John has acted for a wide range of financial services providers (both start-ups and established industry providers), including retail and wholesale fund managers, investment advisers, financial planners, stockbrokers, IDPS operators, managed discretionary account providers and consumer credit providers. He has advised financial services providers on all aspects of managed investments schemes, AFSL and ACL licensing, disclosure requirements, and ongoing compliance with regulatory requirements. John also has extensive experience in advising financial services industry participants in relation to the establishment and development of various financial products, as well as the preparation of disclosure documents such as financial services guides, product disclosure statements and information memoranda.
John also has significant experience in a broad range general corporate commercial matters; from company establishment, shareholder agreements, mergers and acquisition and ASX listings.
John has taken a keen interest in Blockchain related matters and gained significant experience advising on, and establishing, cryptocurrency funds, reviewing Whitepapers for ICOs and advising on the establishment of cryptocurrency exchanges. John is currently a mentor for the RMIT Blockchain Strategy Course.
John has a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments, Master of Laws and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

X Topic Abstract

The penny drops - what did you see in Blockchain's potential ?
- My story - What I saw in blockchain's potential
- The cognitive dissonance of money
- Why does cryptocurrency trigger ?
- What does the future look like when we evolve

Speaker Profile

Fixated on the notion of possibility a 'virtual currency' could facilitate since 2007, yet somehow missing the early phase of blockchain proliferation. Now after trying to teach evolution to the metaphoric creationists of a large, declining media organisation. Collaborating to produce Petcoin which is intended to bridge the functionality and integration gap between the crypto world and mainstream usage. Delving into how Petcoin's design is intended to do that, will explore some of the major societal issues blockchain technology can address.

X Topic Abstract

Right from Bitcoin, the vision of most of the blockchains has been to enable decentralised peer-to-peer payments. Since then there is this mad race where every business launching an ICO is trying to make its cryptocurrency transactional and achieve mass adoption.

However, while businesses doing an ICO may think that they are advancing the blockchain for masses by either inventing new “utility tokens” that power their platform, app or game, there is a general oversight when it comes to the fundamental principles of mass adoption.

Speaker Profile

Sarthak Moghe has spent over 12 years designing enterprise IT architectures for major banks and financial institutions. He brings his knowledge and experience of building TillBilly.com - a non-cash digital payment platform powered by blockchain for everyday shoppers and merchants.

Workshops Schedule

Day 2 (19th October, 2018)

Track 2 : Workshop on Ethereum for Developers
Track 3 : Workshop on DApp (Distributed Application)

Our Speakers

Anouk Pinchetti

Business Strategy Consultant and Blockchain Educator

Intraverse Blockchain Technologies

Bernard Peh


Whale Tech

Karen Cohen

General Manager

Blockchain centre

Roux Visser

Managing Director


James Lynch


Castlecoin Blockchain Real Estate

John Bassilios

Special Counsel (Lawyer) - Financial Services, Funds Management, Fintech, Blockchain, Crypto Currencies, Blockchain Strategy - Course Mentor

RMIT Online

Adnan Javed

Vice President

CellOS Software Limited

Paul Hadden

Chief Operating Officer - Petcoin, Cryptocurrency Specialist

Aquarius Crypto

Jason Lee


NEM.io Foundation

Sarthak Moghe



Jag Jassel


Blockchain Experts Academy

Steve Daws


Digital Value Australia

Mark Glikson

CEO, Enterpreneur & Board Advisor

Gumbuya Inc

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Who can attend 3rd Blockchain Technology Summit in Melbourne?

3rd Blockchain Technology Summit 2018 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 3rd Blockchain Technology Summit 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

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Do I need to register for the event?

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

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