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Event Schedule (22nd March, 2018)

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Joydeep Mukherjee is Managing Director and Lead, Intelligent Platforms practice at Accenture’s advanced technology center. He is responsible for building Industry-differentiated Innovations and growth for SAP and Oracle platforms. Additionally, he leads the App Security and Blockchain Practices. As part of Accenture’s India leadership team, Joydeep is responsible for Inclusion & Diversity with a focus on Gender Diversity, People With Disabilities and LGBT. Prior to Accenture, he worked for 18 years at Infosys in various leadership positions in Bangalore and New York. He is an avid golfer and loves classical rock music.

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The world hold the breath and witnessed in wonder at the way things unfolded in 2017. Amidst many news-worthy stories, one thing that prominently caught everyone’s eye was the rise of Fintech innovation called ICO. In laymen's language - Initial Coin Offering. ICO implies crowdfunding a new cryptocurrency and an innovative idea that can be implemented on the blockchain technology. As of now, ICO mostly is raised for this reason. But what is interesting is the way it has changed the whole ecosystem of fundraising.

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A serial entrepreneur himself who has continuously been a catalyst for other entrepreneurs across various business and technology verticals, Jagdish Pandya is a future-ready philanthropically- positive businessman who loves to see tomorrow of everything - be it technology, finance, human and social interactions. His sound strategies are pre-loaded with simple and smart process that makes all the difference. He's been at the forefront of digital and crypto currency developments since the beginning and has formed a strong alliance and credibility among his peers with his dedicated hard work and grow-all mindset. He firmly believes that “All great things are people are resisted in the beginning. And in the due course, the whole world has to notjust take notice of them but even follow them." A self-made cryptopreneur, he helms a professionally managed team of industry experts who comes with depth of experience, width of expertise, and height of commitment required for fulfilling the entire concept-to-coin lifecycle. Pandya underlines the need where“we all need to strengthen the decentralized innovations and tomorrow’s world will be much better than what it is today." Currently in his position as the cryptocurrency enthusiast he has taken up various roles to add value to the whole crypto eco-system. He is contributing towards the industry through various ventures that he runs, such as Block On IT Services Pvt Ltd - Gift city (for Blockchain Solutions), Block One Pte Ltd - Singapore (Wallet, POS and Payment solutions), Global Crypto Hub, Thailand (a brick-n-mortar crypto community hub), Crypto Currency Expo (periodical event across the world), Blokrypton (a company that promotes Asia Blockchain Expo) apart from many other initiatives that he endorses. He is all set to provide leverage and knowledge to crypto ventures as an accomplished ICO Master where he'd be mentoring new entrants while marketing old ones by giving complete ICO service package. He dreams of building a full-fledged Crypto Valley and incubation center for cryptolovers in Asia with the co-operation of governments of India and Philippines. Known among his tribe as JP, his passion for creating a win-win-win world for the crypto community, media and governments has won him tremendous respect from everywhere which had encouraged him to work even more towards the growth of this fantastic industry.

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Deepak Lalan is Associate Director with Accenture Technology leading Blockchain Practice in India. He holds a Business Administration Degree specializing in International Business from the University of Wales, UK. Deepak has over 15 years of cognate experience as an Enterprise Architect encompassing all the strategic areas of Information Technology. He has played a major role in many Enterprise wide IT transformation programs. His experience combines deep technical expertise and solid business acumen. This helps him achieve his client's business and technical goals.

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Blockchain at the intersection of other emerging technologies AI, IOT & HMI is disrupting the industry by enabling the possibility of creating autonomous industry processes. This disruption is changing the landscapes of both B2C and B2B industries. The talk will focus on the concepts of industry process disruption created because of the Technology Innovations in Blockchain and associated technologies.

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Pravin, over a span of two and a half decades, has hands on experiences in technology, business and functional roles. Over the years, he has lead creative teams and carried charters of Innovation; Solution Conceptualization & Build; Product Management; Go-To-Market strategy; Strategic Alliances; Customer support and Sales & Marketing.

Pravin is working as Chief Technologist & Global Head - Technovation Centre with the CTO office @ Wipro. He is working with the CTO’s office at Wipro Ltd since 2008. He has provided leadership to the India Technovation Center since its inception in 2013 with a charter to develop and present a innovations @ intersection of disruptive industry processes, emerging technologies and behavior of Digital natives. He is also responsible to conceptualize & build Technovation centers across the globe. As Chief Technologist, Pravin is focused on driving emerging technology adoption for strategic Customer based in the India market. He is also a keynote speaker & panelist in several international conferences.

Speaker and panellist

Panel member @ NVIDIA Thought Leadership Round Table: Information Technology in the Immersive Age

Keynote session @ CIO round table by Business World on Blockchain with NetApp

Leadership Keynote- From Consumer Layer To Industrial Layer: What It Takes To Build AR & VR Solutions @VAMRR DevCon

Keynote session & panelist @CIO round table conducted by Business world, Wipro & Intel on Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning

Panellist @CeBIT Global Conference INDIA, Bengaluru for Technology Leaders Panel Discussion: Harnessing the potential of Blockchain to drive Fintech Disruption

Invited speaker @Wipro Leading Edge 2015 in Barcelona, Spain - Workforce Reimagined: Collaboration at the intersection of humans and machines

Speaker at Middle East Retail Forum, Dubai- keynote & panellist in the Technology Conclave- Technologies disrupting Retail industry

Keynote speaker on topic “Demystifying Cloud System Integration” at UP2010 CloudSlam conference

Expert Speak with Confianzys on Creating IP assets within a services firm

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Will be speaking specifically on different use cases within finance domain for payments, trade finance, syndicated lending ( standalone ledger, lending communication & settlements), KYC etc. as how blockchain technology holds potential for disrupting current state of existing business processes and make them more robust (fraud -proof), faster, efficient and drastically reducing costs.

Further discussing challenges in wide adoption across finance industry.

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Detail-oriented technologist with 15 years’ success devising innovative and tailored products to meet ever-changing business requirements within Financial Domain for multinational banks at multiple geographical locations.

Extensive knowledge of complex business processes for payments ,capital markets , trade finance and commercial banking.

On -Technology side , Deep interest and experience in developing poc's and solutions across machine learning and blockchain technologies (on public and private block chains like ethereum and hyperledger)

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Cashaa is creating a better bank, challenging legacy banking by building an app and products with input from our community of users. Our blockchain based platform enables its community to store, save, spend, receive, borrow and get insured, with a simplified user experience in a legally compliant way. Ultimately, Cashaa aims to become a one-stop-shop for financial needs.

Together with Master Card Service Provider we have built the world's first wallet that enables our user to store or transfer money to any card in the world. The sender and the receiver transact in the local currency and needs no awareness of cryptocurrencies or blockchain technology.

Money in the Cashaa wallet will move faster and easier than cryptocurrencies, receivers will be able to get the money within 30 minutes in their local currency to any card, bank account or wallet in the world in our network.

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Akash is a blockchain entrepreneur. He took in charge of India’s first blockchain company, Auxesis Group during his undergraduate studies at IIT Bombay. Auxesis today is counted among The Top 100 Most Influential Blockchain Company in the World. Akash also founded Blockchain Lab, India and Auxledger Foundation. He is in advisory board of hot Blockchain startup Cashaa, a zero fee money remittance company and VEDA, an enterprise decentralised apps network. He is also a mentor to Entrepreneurship Club of MISB Bocconi.

Before founding Auxesis, Akash was the manager of The Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Bombay which is India’s largest entrepreneurship promoting club. As a manager, he led a team of 120 volunteers to organise global level entrepreneurship programs and summits. He was also a core group member of Innovation Cell, IIT Bombay where the team successfully proposed a new model for India’s first self-driving car.

The blockchain is a new technology that holds tremendous potential to bring the 4th industrial revolution. Under his supervision, Auxesis did set-up a Blockchain Lab in India with a dedicated team of entrepreneurs and researchers. They work together on the innovation of blockchain to get solutions of different problems faced by the masses in the developing countries like India. Auxledger Foundation is setted up with a vision of "Blockchain for Digital India". This publicly available Blockchain infrastructure is aiming to act as a value chain for Indian economy enabling trust, transparency and efficiency in various business processes.

Being a blockchain evangelist, Akash continuously aims for Indian students and entrepreneurs to be well aware of this technology so that they can grab the opportunities coming along with it. To enable this, he regularly visits top institutes in the country and train audience to understand and work with this technology. He is also actively engaged in attending speaking sessions and panel discussions in different business conferences and summits to help global executives unlock blockchain possibilities.

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Trusted collaboration without revealing business sensitive information is a key requirement for any B2B market platform. Building such platforms offers many challenges. Our work explores innovative new ways in which ideas from game theory, blockchain technology, and cryptography can be harnessed to build such trusted and privacy-preserving collaborative market platforms involving strategic, and competing, buyers and sellers. We use game theory to model the strategic interactions between buyers and sellers on such a platform and derive conditions under which high quality offerings from the sellers constitute an equilibrium. Our approach thus yields a strategy proof platform that induces honest behavior by all the players. Our key contribution is also to demonstrate that the technology of permissioned blockchains provides a technically robust way of implementing the proposed platform.

(Joint work with Sivika Narang (IISc), Megha Byali (IISc), Pankaj Dayama (IBM Research), and Vinayaka Pandit (IBM Research))

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A view from both sides of the fence. As a Corporate VC, we have invested in the public blockchain by way of an investment in the largest bitcoin wallet and exchange in the US, Coinbase. At the same time, we are also privy to the work of R3 in pushing forward work around permissioned blockchains. In this talk, we compare progress of the two and provide some possible futures as to how the two worlds may come together over time.

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Simon Cant is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Reinventure. Founded in 2013, Reinventure is a corporate venture fund with $100m under management bringing together the best of independent venture capital and corporate venturing with Westpac as the primary investor. To date, the portfolio has 18 ventures which are focused on Fintech and adjacent areas.

Simon also founded and was inaugural President of FinTech Australia, the industry’s peak representative body, where he remains a board member and is a member of the Australian Treasurer’s FinTech Advisory Group, and Austrac’s Fintel Advisory Group.

Simon has built his career in venture and innovation including advising leadership and innovation teams at Westpac, NAB, Suncorp, Fairfax, News, APN and Tennis Australia as well as being a founding team member at Social Ventures Australia, Tinshed Angel Group, ninemsn and Austlii, where he was involved in pioneering legal expert systems. Prior to joining Austii, Simon was a solicitor with Allens.

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With a plethora of enterprise blockchain platforms available for development, making the right choice for your project is difficult and confusing. In this session, we will explore some of the prominent platforms that are gaining traction in the industry, and how they can help in rapid software prototyping and development. You will learn about the strengths and weaknesses of these platforms and some of the use cases where they are being used. By the end of this session, you will have a good understanding on how to move your enterprise blockchain project forward and avoid expensive mistakes due to choosing the wrong platform.

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Girish Nuli is the founder and CEO of CoreBlockchain.com, an organisation specializing in Blockchain Software Consulting and Training. Girish has over 15 years experience in the technology industry and helped startups and multi-national companies in Finance, Insurance, Travel and Healthcare verticals to build cloud, mobile and desktop applications as a consultant and solutions architect. He is an avid supporter of blockchain technologies and involved in blockchain based software development for the past 1.5 years. Girish is presently consulting Banking, Financial Services and Insurance companies to save time and money by implementing Blockchain solutions that are tailored for their specific needs. Girish is also a pilot and enjoys flying in his free time.

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EOS is a Smart Contract Platform to take the design philosophy of Steem&BitShares to another level. It is a combination of scalability of Graphene and the power of Ethereum's smart contracts together. EOS uses :

Delegated Proof-of-Stake.
Network Bandwidth Allocation system to effectively share the blockchain.

Some people also called EOS as 'Ethereum Killer project'. EOS is planning to use the asynchronous communication of smart contracts and parallel processing in order to support thousands of applications and millions of transactions on the blockchain simultaneously. It will be designed to support communication not just internally, but externally too. So it should be possible to connect other blockchains to communicate with them.

At present, blockchain technology is dealing with a few issues like scalability (Bitcoin’s scalability issue), costly (Ethereum increases gas charges) etc. Companies using or planning to use, are looking easy way to adopt this brand-new revolutionary technology. EOS is the blockchain for building commercial scale decentralized applications that are indistinguishable from centralized alternatives.

EOS is the only blockchain platform designed with:

Parallel Processing
A Decentralized Operating System
A Ratifiable Constitution
Self Sufficiency and Evolution

DACs are the equivalent of exchange-listed companies that pay a dividend, however, the blockchain replaces the exchange and the dividend is in the firm of a virtual asset.

A distributed autonomous corporation (DAC) is a subset within distributed autonomous organisations, all DACs are DAOs, but not all DAOs are DACs. The defining feature of a DAC is that it is profit driven. The incredible thing is that DACs have ceased being theoretical concept and already exist in reality. Online casinos and gambling sites such as Satoshidice display all the properties of a DAC, and are continually developing. The introduction of platforms like Ethereum can only accelerate this development further. The future is upon us already, and nobody has even batted an eyelid.

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I am Msc (IT) have 15+ years of experience and expertise in the analysis, design, development with Web , Windows and Mobile (IOS, Windows 8), Block chain, Smart Contratc applications I am Seasoned technology executive with a proven operational and technical expertise that spans the mobile app and software development domains. Able to inspire a team to adapt to the requirements of the project by providing a strategic product direction. Uniquely proficient at bridging the gap between complex technology and the customer, while providing hands on contributions through direct development. A dynamic collaborative leader capable of providing long term mentorship or short term guidance.

A self-starter with proven record for handling multiple high level projects simultaneously. A keen eye for critical client needs, developing strategies for successful solutions, and delivering solutions while adhering to, and promoting project management methodologies throughout the organization.


• Strategic / Tactical Planning
• Executive Leadership and Communication
• Enterprise Systems Planning & Integration
• Business Development
• R&D and full development life-cycle
• Team Development
• Mentoring and Instruction
• Management Consulting
• Project Management
• Business Reengineering
• Change Management
• Mobile Applications Development
• Website Design/Development
• Internet Marketing

I am running a block chain startup with 15 members of team name Hash Code Programmers Private Limited.

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a. Impact of blockchain on business perspective?How to evaluate and harness blockchain implementation in procurement, contracts, supply chain, sales process, inter-business transaction and compliance ?

b. How customer will consume the application - profound impact of DApp?

c. How the business will evolve on private blockchain or connect with existing ones?

d. How smart contract will change the way business transactions are carried out today?

e. Current Technology stacks available and regulatory framework to support blockchain based business.

f. Examples of financial services and pharma/FDA as early adopters of blockchain and their journey.

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Sanjay is a supply chain management expert and has deep interest in developing blockchain technology expertise and an ecosystem of blockchain experts. His current focus is to conceptualize and exploit the capabilities of blockchain in business context.

Sanjay organization has developed blockchain based offering for logistics industry, lending company and University, a private permissioned blockchain-powered solution for quote to cash process, shipment tracking, protocol for cryptocurrency and credentials management.

Sanjay helps blockchain ecosystem in developing solutions on Ethereum Blockchain, solidity based Smart Contracts, ICO, ERC-20 tokens.

Sanjay is BE, MBA and holds credentials from APICS, a professional association for supply chain management.

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Adtech ecosystem is complex due to the lack of trust between transacting parties. Job of providing the Tracking, Attribution and Fraud detection is entrusted with middlemen which also means a big chunk of value is absorbed by this middle layer. Blockchain presents itself as a most viable alternative to cut through these complex multi-layered ecosystems save billions of ad dollars for both advertisers and publishers. But is the blockchain technology truly ready to take these challenges head on? We would look into some of the players who have adopted blockchain technology so far and have been instrumental in shaping the future of the adtech- blockchain marriage.

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Rishi is currently building a Fundamental News & Analysis platform for cryptocurrencies to support the blockchain ecosystem. He has over 15 years of diverse experience in Product Management, Business Operations & Platform Sales in AdTech, Telecom & Consumer Electronics Manufacturing industry. He has donned the entrepreneur hat for past 5 years & believes in Rapid Prototyping and Concurrent Market Validation of ideas in this competitive startup ecosystem. He is adept at building relationships, handling cultural dissimilarities across the time zones while managing the stakeholders' expectations. Loves to spend quality time with family & friends, playing strategy games online and meditate.

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If there was a cash prize of a billion dollar to reveal many secrets of manufacturing, open to millions of employees who have worked across sectors, levels and at all ages, there would be a million who would come forward to divulge, many in private, how they have not only survived but also thrived. They have smartened the maddening bosses expecting magic at the last hour of the delivery; by-passing of the restrictive quality system's confining each move and record; hoodwinking the preening eyes of customers vouching every delivery on quality, cost and delivery and business stakeholders counting every penny resource provided.

Smartening is not the sports of marketing alone. My deep appreciation still holds even when my disciplined brushing of teeth for five decades and counting, is yet to shine my teeth anywhere near to the flash as advertised in all toothpastes I have used. Manufacturing employees living in the reality of manifested world of products, not as lucky as their counterparts in un-menifested world of emotions, intelligence, digital and fin-tech, where one can gracefully promise for the heaven and the world riches, have also learnt from their smarter brethren's how to sail through in this tumultuous world of manufacturing.

Many a consultants, auditors, experts and trainers from Lean, Six sigma, Theory of Constraints (TOC), Design of Experiments (DOE), Quality Systems, Re-engineering etc have found mines of ignorance and smartening during a sample audit and a walk! Layers of assumptions comes crumbling down with each customer dissatisfaction and failure. Also, many are never reported and many get confined to the history in the flames of multi cause. Products and the users may never know as one of them runs off life or both - a negative externalities (adverse impact of products) of a trillion dollars, unaccounted for!

Blockchain in Manufacturing is the commitment by the business that as the event happens it gets captured in a time, space and resources visible on realtime basis from grain to grain (end to end). It's akin to commitment by CEO of the toothpaste company that your tooth will shine as per advertisement or the 100x money back. Try implementing and I am sure the change leader would face mother of all resistance as this suggested realtime integrated work space through Blockchain will leave nothing further - only value!

A beginning can be made through identifying areas where blockchain must be implemented first in the manufacturing domain. Preparing a matrix based on Criticality and Safety, Theory of Constrains and Risk Assessment will help in identifying the dots which are to be connected through blockchain. This blockchain will further get integrated with downstream and upstream supply chains similar to GST implementation through a common ledger. A single vendor catering to multiple customers have more the reasons to implement Blockchain to ensure that they have not messed up and not counted twice unnoticed.

Invite my friends who are consultants, auditors, experts and trainers particularly from manufacturing domain to design a MANUFACTURING BLOCKCHAIN which connects Value Chain on realtime and thus eliminating all the possible post events and activities. Sourcing friends take a note of future unfolding lest its late.

Its a warm up for the unfolding disruptive world of 3D, IOT, VR, AR etc. of Manufacturing Era 4.0. In my view, BLOCKCHAIN will progressively replace all systems (quality, environment and health) and Enterprise Resource Planning System.

Let's save hidden trillions of dollars through this OPEN SOURCE to earn billions - a gift well earned!

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Dr. Harish Pant is presently the Managing Director of Hampson Industries Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore. In addition to his responsibilities at Hampson Industries, he is an Industry Thought Leader, Global Mentor, Advisor, Sustainability Evangelist, Poet, Author, Blogger, Columnist, Key Note Speaker, Guest lecturer in top management and technical institutes across India.

He has developed Global Vision and Sustainability Model and further carrying out research on Three Currencies Model for Social, Environmental and Economic impacts.

Dr. Pant is passionate about developing Next- Gen Leadership, Entrepreneurs, Startups and Skills Development initiatives across international and national platforms through lectures, workshops, presentations and knowledge share to the students and faculty of top management institutions, engineering colleges, international schools and labs and Industry.

He is an avid learner and enthusiast of Spirituality, Yoga, Quantum, Innovation, Lean Manufacturing, Block chain, Crypto Currency and Fin-tech.

He has global experience of thirty-three years in Aerospace, Automotive and Steel sectors and has worked with HAL, Maruti-Suzuki, General Motors and Jindal Group.

He is a Distinguished Alumnus and Fellow of Institution of Engineers and Corporate Member of IET, SAE, Aeronautical Society of India and various other Institutions and trade bodies and associations.

He is advisor and mentor of 100 Open Startups, SME One Source Make in India foundation, ISCEA, INY and others.

schedule 08:45AM - 09:00AM Registration / Conference Overview
Archana Akhaury, CTO and Founder, 1.21GWS
Joydeep Mukherjee 09:00AM - 09:30AM Key Note : Frictionless Enterprise - Click Here for More Info
Joydeep Mukherjee, Managing Director, Lead - Intelligent Platform Services and Strategic Growth Initiatives, Accenture
Jagdish Pandya 09:30AM - 10:00AM ICO's & The Future of Start Up Funding With Blockchain - Click Here for More Info
Jagdish Pandya, Founder, BLockOn Group
Deepak Lalan
10:00AM - 11:00AM 121 Lightning Talk (10 minutes each by 5 speakers) followed by Panel Discussion & Q&A with the delegates

Identities On Blockchain - Click Here for More Info
Deepak Lalan, Associate Director, Blockchain Practice – India, Accenture

Introduction to Blockchain Technologies/Fintech Trends
Chris Zhong, Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft

Blockchain Used Cases in Finance, Government, Retail and Similar Industries - Click Here for More Info
Pravin Hungund, General Manager - Chief Technologist & Global Head - Technovation Center; CTO Office, Wipro

Fintech Trends - Click Here for More Info
Kartikeya Gupta, Vice President - Commercial Bank Technology, JP Morgan

Do's and Dont's While Developing on Blockchain
Sathvik Vishwanath, CEO, Co-Founder, Unocoin
schedule 11:00AM - 11:30AM Tea Break
schedule 11:30AM - 12:00PM Cashaa - The Next Generation Banking Platform for the Next Billion - Click Here for More Info
Akash Gaurav, CEO, Auxesis Group
schedule 12:00PM - 12:30PM Design of Trustworthy Market Platforms using Blockchains and Game Theory - Click Here for More Info
Prof. Yadati Narahari, Indian Institute of Science
schedule 12:30PM - 01:00PM Public Versus Permissioned Blockchains - Click Here for More Info
Simon Cant, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Reinventure
schedule 01:00PM - 02:00PM Lunch Break
schedule 02:00PM - 02:30PM Solidity Contract Development and Initial Token Offering
Chris Hamilton, Founder and philanthropist, Blockchain Philanthropy Foundation
schedule 02:30PM - 03:00PM Self Sovereignty Within Decentralised Governance Models
Darryl Morris, Independent Ethereum Developer
schedule 03:00PM - 03:30PM Enterprise Blockchain Platforms for Rapid Software development - Click Here for More Info
Girish Nuli, Founder & CEO, Antara Software & Consulting (P) Ltd
schedule 03:30PM - 04:00PM Tea Break
schedule 04:00PM - 04:30PM Blockchain and the Role of Disruptive Cryptoeconomics in Society​
Daniel Bar, Chairman/Founder, bitfwd
schedule 04:30PM - 05:00PM EOS: The Era of the DACs - Click Here for More Info
Amit Modi, Director & Chief Technology Officer, Hash Code Programmers Private Limited
05:00PM - 05:45PM 121 Lightning Talk (10 minutes each by 3 speakers) & Q&A with the delegates

Blockchain in Manufacturing and Sustainability - Click Here for More Info
Dr. Harish Pant, Managing Director, Hampson Industries Pvt. Ltd

How Blockchain Will Reinvent How We Do Business - Click Here for More Info
Sanjay Sharma, Co-Founder and Director, Blockchain Solutions

Blockchain in AdTech - Click Here for More Info
Rishi Agarwal, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Ad Infinitum Media Network

Event Schedule (23rd March, 2018)

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Rajeev holds a Masters degree in electronic science and has completed the Global Management program from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. He has been a banker in retail and treasury with a mindset of leveraging technology to address most of the challenges encountered. Pivoted to Technology on a full time basis with core platforms and industry solutions he has learnt the power of customer-centric solutions and moved to technology services to partner with clients for disruptive outcomes leveraging people, process and new technologies. His areas of expertise are Consumer Banking, Payments, Industry Research, Open Banking, Smart Automation, Artificial Intelligence, General Intelligence (AGI for Business), Conversational commerce and Regulatory technologies.

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Blockchain technology promises to bring in a paradigm shift in how digital transactions are carried out in today's connected world. Starting from being simply an immutable ledger that can securely record transactions, the technology is evolving rapidly towards becoming a complete platform for running distributed, decentralized applications. It is now possible to develop Blockchain applications that implement complex business logic and security features, enabling new business models and re-imagining existing ones.

In this talk, we'll explore what are the building blocks of Distributed applications - calls Dapps, on Blockchain and the key characteristics that differentiate them from existing application designs. Like all new technologies, Blockchain in its current state has few limitations. While their solutions are being actively worked out, we'll look at some of these challenges that developers and users of Dapps face. From Ethereum to Hyperledger and smart-contracts to chain-code, we'll review some of the competing blockchain technologies that are trying to find favor with developers. And finally we'll look at few industry use cases and how they can be implemented using Blockchain distributed applications.

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Gaurav Tripathi is the co-founder at Symblock, a startup company developing innovative solutions using the Blockchain technology. Gaurav is responsible for helping Symblock keep pace with the rapidly changing technology landscape and devise business strategy, product design and implementation.

Gaurav is an engineering graduate from IIT-BHU, Varanasi, and has more than two decades of experience of working in companies that range large corporations to startups. Prior to Symblock, Gaurav co-founded Telici Software Systems. Apart from Blockchain technology, Gaurav's areas of expertise include Telecommunications, Embedded Systems, Distributed and Scalable technologies.

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Understanding the internals of Blockchain Technology like Distributed Ledger, Smart ContractsHyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, including leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology.

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Araf Karsh has with over 25 years of experience leading the design and development of mission-critical, object-oriented and web-based applications for premier organizations including Bank of America, CIBC, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Dept of Energy. Karsh has an established track record leading production software organizations and bringing new products to market using leading edge technology.

He has extensive knowledge of service-oriented architecture, Micro Services, Containers (Docker), Blockchain and key foundational technologies. He is well versed in building highly scalable and high performance distributed applications using Java technologies.

Training, mentoring and motivating his people is his first passion. He says chess taught him the importance of doing this, a pawn (or a rookie) can become the king when it reaches the other end, the challenge is to take it that far. But he is also known to demand a lot from his teams and again he uses a chess metaphor to explain that the worst enemy of a strategist is the clock.

Karsh focuses on Designing & Architecting innovative solutions for business problems which will be cost effective while using leading edge technologies. He uses his leadership skills in team building, technology research, while managing the creative aspect of software building, motivating and empowering team members to come up with new innovative solutions.

His core strength includes building Corporate IT strategy with cutting edge technologies which aligns with the organisational goals and vision. He is passionate in building innovative products around SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics & Cloud) Apps, IoT (Internet of Things) Apps, Big Data Analytics, IT Security & GRC domain.

In MetaMagic Karsh focuses on Product Architecture, Strategy & Roadmap. Karsh maintains a blog which talks about his other passions like Relativity & Quantum Physics, Eastern Mysticism, Genetics & Evolutionary Biology, Economics etc., apart from Technology & IT Security. Checkout his slideshare presentations on Enterprise Software Architectures, Docker, Functional Reactive Programming, Web App Security, Understanding India's Socio-Economic Progress, Education, Business Culture and Innovationetc..

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Blockchain or DLT applications have been gaining enormous attention across domains. It is on the agenda for many companies and there have been multiple initiatives and implementations which we can discuss. It is also interesting to look how companies or stakeholders are collaborating and jointly testing the waters, by forming Consortium. To implement industry applications, it is required to have industry wide collaboration and standardization. So, we are seeing allies and competitors bonding into blockchain consortia. More than 40 global consortium have been formed in financial and non-financial space – most of them in last 6 months. But successful blockchain consortium requires planning, investment and commitment. Blockchain requires collaboration to be effective.

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Prashant works as Solution consultant at Blockchain Center of excellence in Wipro. He contributes in terms of blockchain solutioning, research and consulting. He has worked on blockchain with clients from ENU, CPG and MFG domain. His keen interest & experience in blockchain is demonstrated by research papers & multiple blogs written by him. He is a frequent speaker on Blockchain. Previously, he has worked with Syntel, Ericsson and ICRA management consulting. He comes from strong academic background - MBA from IIT Kanpur and B.Tech from NIT Jalandhar.


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Though the crypto-currency users are on rise across the world, the awareness about the same is still nearly 1%-5%. This fact itself opens a huge door of opportunity for Usereum . Currently the number of blockchain wallet users are increasing at a rate of nearly 100% per annum since past 2 years but in number terms there is still a huge gap between the number of wallet users and the number of potential crypto-contributors (enthusiasts/entrepreneurs/investors).

The entire 95%-99% of the entire mass who are not enlightened in the crypto-world are the primary target segment for Usereum.

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Shahin Noble Pilli is the Founder & CEO of Usereum, and the Founder of Global Crypto Hub Community and Knowledge centre that provides crypto—enthusiast a common place to network. GCH also provides ICO Consulting and PR Marketing. GCH launched its first Physical Office in the Philippines in 2017 and envisions having 15 more Global Crypto Hubs this year. Shahin also founded, in his 3 years of being in the blockchain and crypto space, companies such as: Asia Blockchain Expo (www.asia blockcha inexpo.com) and Crypto Currency Expo(www.cryptocurrencyexpo.com).

Crypto Show, Crypto Cruise and CRYPA (Crypto Currency Professionals Association) are some of the other well-known brands co—founded by him. As a Learner and student of the Blockchain Technology he also advised and consulted for other ICO's. Shahin is also the Founder & CEO of the World of Professionals Organisation Limited, Headquartered in Bangkok that provides business services to startups and professionals.

With an inclination towards entrepreneurship, he has also founded the largest group of Networkers in Asia called the Asian Networkers Convention & Expo. Pilli is the Founder, President of Pilli Group Company Limited which runs the consultancy business in Asia for clients from Europe, Asia and America. Additions fly, he also owns Internationa I Association of Direct Selling Companies, Internationa I Association of Higher & Secondary Education, Thailand Professionals and the Punes Professionals. Lastly, he runs Commonwealth Financials, a crowd funding program for the last3 years. He was also honoured as a Dato' by the Sultan of the Kingdom of Sulu, for his extensive contribution to youth development. Many top media companies around the world such as CNNNEWS18, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror and Channel 5 have featured him for his extraordinary entrepreneurial journey and business. With a wide public speaking experience, Shahin has conducted and trained many individuals around the world and has also served as a director for 1000 Missionary Movement Branch. To know more contact maico@worldofprofessionals.com.

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Increasingly developers building out applications on the blockchain are looking for stable currencies for use within smart contracts. We discuss the case for central banks to take up this opportunity and develop stable currencies and examine some of the progress on this front globally.

Speaker Profile

Simon Cant is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Reinventure. Founded in 2013, Reinventure is a corporate venture fund with $100m under management bringing together the best of independent venture capital and corporate venturing with Westpac as the primary investor. To date, the portfolio has 18 ventures which are focused on Fintech and adjacent areas.

Simon also founded and was inaugural President of FinTech Australia, the industry’s peak representative body, where he remains a board member and is a member of the Australian Treasurer’s FinTech Advisory Group, and Austrac’s Fintel Advisory Group.

Simon has built his career in venture and innovation including advising leadership and innovation teams at Westpac, NAB, Suncorp, Fairfax, News, APN and Tennis Australia as well as being a founding team member at Social Ventures Australia, Tinshed Angel Group, ninemsn and Austlii, where he was involved in pioneering legal expert systems. Prior to joining Austii, Simon was a solicitor with Allens.

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Nearly 10 years after the inception of the first Blockchain proposal (Satoshi's white paper) and the majority of the value circulating the through the Blockchain industry is still concentrated at the lowest level of the tech stack.

In order to make progress we need to embrace a radically different approach when working on products and services, rather than remaining attached to the user-server/service-provider framework, there's a need to think in terms of ecosystems. Entrepreneurs can't afford waiting to see which smart contract platform will dominate the market, but, what we can do is transcend the strict dependency and yet make serious progress in laying the foundation for the decentralized web.

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Some of the best ideas never get off the ground, not for lack of investment funds, but for the inability of potential investors, stakeholders and customers, to see what you see.

Make no mistake - funding is always available for those who can tell a story that creates excitement and paints the big picture in a way that everyone can understand and relate to.

However, for the Blockchain phenomenon, it is still early days, and as such, for many is an unknown and un-tested technology.

Therefore, knowing how to position your specific Blockchain application opportunity that gets attention, interest, desire and ultimately have them take action in the way you want (buy-in), must be an imperative – and this has nothing to do with the financials in a spreadsheet!

So, if you still discovering what Blockchain is all about, or if you are a Blockchain innovator trying to sell your idea to investors, or if you are a business leader seeking to persuade your company board to invest in Blockchain, then you need to attend Dr Ross McKenzie’s session where he will share the three critical strategies plus practical case studies, on building the business case for Blockchain that gets the “buy-in”, which you can leverage for your own use.

Speaker Profile

Futurist | Speaker | Author | Educator | Startup Mentor | Entrepreneur | Founder | FinTech, Digital Transformation, AI, Robotics & Automation Innovator | Company Director | Advisory Board Executive | Social Media Influencer | Microsoft Global Brand Ambassador | Leading Expert Authority On The New Economy Business

With a career spanning 30 years, in senior executive leadership positions of major global banking, consulting and technology services firms, Dr Ross McKenzie is the Founder & CEO of The Startup Business (Sydney Australia), and a Director at Phykon (Trivandrum & Bangalore India) .

Today The Startup Business & Phykon help Entrepreneurs, Startups, Founders, SMB’s & SME’s globally, to set up, scale and sustain their businesses, in this Age Of The New Economy, so that they can focus on dreaming big, making a difference and leaving a legacy.

This is achieved through the four key capabilities of business & technology education, entrepreneurial mentoring & coaching, startup business advisory and automation & outsourcing, and their specialist expertise in: Strategic Planning, Business Optimisation, Business Transformation, Innovation Accelerators, Digital Marketing, Robotic Automation, FinTech, Blockchain.

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Covering the Blockchain landscape, major trends and discussion various industry challenges and innovations.

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This talk will cover what types of data and processes should not be done on current smart contract technology (ie. Ethereum). We will also go over some example errors and best practices to help avoid errors.

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Consortiums, Fintechs, Banks, Coin Exchanges, Startups, Platform developers, and may others – the Blockchain partnership ecosystem is growing more and more interesting and intense by the day. New Blockchain platforms like R3 Corda and Ethereum and are coming up strong, top Global Banks and Consulting companies joining the fray to conceive innovative use cases for future and are working with Fintechs, and Startups who are developing the apps acting as partners to platform providers, integration partners building custom apps for their clients, wallet providers moving to Blockchain apps, Coin Exchanges integrating their services within Blockchain platforms, the list goes on. Join us to hear about who's bringing value, what Blockchain partnerships mean to the consumer and what the Blockchain ecosystem is going to look like in future.

Speaker Profile

Manas Dasgupta heads up the Wealth Technology division in India at the ANZ Bank and is also the Chair of the ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Expert Committee of the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) providing leadership across a varied range of activities in the industry on behalf of BCIC. Manas is also a an avid champion of diversity and is active in promoting the benefits of diversity within ANZ and beyond. Manas with his 20 years of experience working with the Financial Services industry is a keen innovator since his developer days and is leading large scale innovation initiatives within ANZ at this moment including Machine Learning, Blockchain, advanced DevOps and many more.

Manas is a Graduate of Science from the University of Kolkata, is a Six Sigma Black Belt and is a Machine Learning and Blockchain enthusiast.

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We have been fortunate to witness several path breaking disruptions for a single lifetime - be it the advent of massive supercomputing, the larger than life ecommerce platforms, one stop mobile enabled instant value solutions, or the latest one around the block - the Blockchain! Few things have caught the imagination and dread of technologists around the world in such a short span of time as has the Blockchain. It has certainly outlived the lifespan of being yet another geeky hype and yet I hear people wanting to tread this space with caution. The reason being part ignorance, part lack of understanding of the risk involved and part the inability to judge if "this really makes sense to my business".

In this session I would like to draw your attention to some of the latest work that has been happening in moving this from a tech lab to a business environment. Technologists, world leaders, governments, CXOs have been debating on this and there is a wealth of insights that we can all draw upon. More importantly, we will engage in an interactive discussion of how do you go about deciding what is the right time and the right strategy to embark upon the Blockchain journey in your business.

Speaker Profile

Vice President – Enterprise Applications, Global Information Technology & API CIO Leader, Dell India

Sheenam Ohrie is the Vice President for Global Enterprise Applications at DELL IT. She also plays the role of an APJ CIO Leader. Currently based in Bangalore, Sheenam comes with more than 25 years of experience in various aspects of product development, product management, testing and leadership roles. She is a versatile and strategic IT leader. Experienced in information risk management, she applies systemic and broad business perspective to IT programs. She has proven record of conceptualizing and delivering technology solutions in line with organizational needs. She has expertise in diverse & multicultural global team building, strong networking, partner relationship management and team motivation.

At Dell, Sheenam is responsible for the Enterprise Applications implementation and support. She has led various transformative information technology initiatives to deliver the overall business strategy. She is specialized in business re-engineering, global delivery management, product development & operations, strategic planning, IT strategy development and technologies including blockchain, cloud, mobility, payments as well as open source.

Prior to joining Dell, Sheenam has worked with EdgeVerve, Infosys, SAP, Oracle Financial Services Ltd. (erstwhile i-flex solutions Ltd.) and Business Objects. She has received various certificates and accreditations including SAFE Agilist certification, Design Thinking Facilitator, LEAN Coach, PCC Executive Coach and Erickson PCC coach certification. She is a catalytic thinker and has coached over 50 leaders.

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Blockchain is showing promise of improving efficiencies in many verticals. Both government and private companies are looking using the secure, immutable and reliable distributed ledger as the single source of truth. Smart contracts that can enforce business agreements helps in automating decisions that would normally take some amount of manual intervention. In this talk, we will look at some of the key areas where blockchain has been implemented. We will also cover some of the underlying technologies including private and public blockchains and look at the benefits and drawbacks of using these technologies in business applications. We will also look at some of the limitations of the technology and other factors that need to be considered before it can be used in business applications

Speaker Profile

Sampath Herga is the CEO of Hyperchain, a blockchain technology company which has many products and solutions across different verticals including Banking and Finance, Education, Government and Media. Sampath was the co-founder and CTO of Meshlabs which built an AI platform and was acquired by PegaSystems in 2014. Hyperchain is his 3rd startup venture and he is also actively involved in mentoring other startups in technology and business strategy. Sampath led various tech development teams throughout his career in different companies like Tech Mahindra, Motorola, Airvana and Netapp before starting out on his own. He has a B.E. in Computer Science from Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology

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There are public blockchain networks which are successful (eg: bit coin and ethereum ) .Enterprises have their own functional and non functional requirements related to blockchain networks .We would like to go over such use cases and requirements . The requirements may be due to compliance, info sec , or other regulatory requirements . we will take couple of industry segments and do an analysis of the same .Also we will take platforms and services , to map such requirements .

Speaker Profile

Founder of digilede- enterprise blockchain startup

Professional with 18 years of experience as a Product Manager, Solution Architect & Software engineer.

Worked with global organizations such as Nokia Siemens Networks, Cisco Systems India, Samsung Electronics, and Hughes Software Systems.

Demonstrated experience in product & solution strategy creation & execution.

schedule 08:45AM - 09:00AM Registration / Conference Overview
Archana Akhaury, CTO and Founder, 1.21GWS
Rajeev Nair 09:00AM - 09:30AM Blockchain In Financial Services - Click Here for More Info
Rajeev Nair, Managing Director, Financial Services Industry, Accenture Advanced Technology Centre, India
09:30AM - 10:30AM 121 Lightning Talk (15 minutes each by 3 speakers) followed by Panel Discussion & Q&A with the delegates

Building Distributed Applications on Blockchain - Click Here for More Info
Gaurav Tripathi, Co-Founder, Symblock - BlockChain Innovations

Blockchain Technology and HyperLedger - Click Here for More Info
Araf Karsh Hamid, Co - Founder / CTO, MetaMagic Global, Inc. USA

Blockchain Consortia & It's Impact - Click Here for More Info
Prashant K Singh, SME at Blockchain COE, Wipro
schedule 10:30AM - 11:00AM How are Financial Institutions Innovating in This Age of Realignment?
Tim Lea, Chief Executive Officer, Veredictum.io
schedule 11:00AM - 11:20AM Tea Break
Shahin Noble Pilli 11:20AM - 11:40AM USEREUM: The World's First Integrated Blockchain and Crypto Community Event Utility Token - Click Here for More Info
Shahin Noble Pilli, Founder and CEO, USereum
schedule 11:40AM - 12:10PM Self-Sovereign Identity Systems, Blockchain Alternatives to Aadhaar
Darryl Morris, Independent Ethereum Developer
schedule 12:10PM - 12:40PM The Case for a Digital Fiat Currency - Click Here for More Info
Simon Cant, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Reinventure
schedule 12:40PM - 01:10PM Tenzorum - Social Protocols that Bring UX/UI and Decetralized Models Together - Click Here for More Info
Daniel Bar, Blockchain Program Manager, Michael Crouch Innovation Centre
schedule 01:10PM - 02:00PM Lunch Break
schedule 02:00PM - 02:30PM Building The Business Case – How To Get "Buy In" To Start & Scale Your Blockchain Solution - Click Here for More Info
Dr Ross McKenzie, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, The Startup Business
schedule 02:30PM - 03:00PM Blockchain Landscape and the State of Industry - Click Here for More Info
Chris Zhong, Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft
schedule 03:00PM - 03:30PM Smart Contract Risks and Best Practices - Click Here for More Info
Chris Hamilton, Founder and philanthropist, Blockchain Philanthropy Foundation
schedule 03:30PM - 04:00PM Tea Break
schedule 04:00PM - 04:30PM Partnerships in the Blockchain World - Click Here for More Info
Manas Dasgupta, Senior Technology Manager, ANZ
schedule 04:30PM - 05:00PM A Practical Guide to Adopting Blockchain - Click Here for More Info
Sheenam Ohrie, Vice President, Dell
schedule 05:00PM - 05:30PM Blockchain Use Cases in Finance, Government, Retail and Similar Industries - Click Here for More Info
Sampath Herga, Chief Executive Officer, Hyperchain
schedule 05:30PM - 06:00PM Analysis of Blockchain in Enterprise World - Click Here for More Info
Mahesh Govind, Founder, Digiledge