Blockchain in Finance

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Agenda:

5:45 - Doors open. Networking. Members meet each other.

6:45 - Welcome. Members to share topics of interests for future meetings.

7:00 - Talk #1. The DLT-centric organisation in FinTech: barriers for adoption, potential use cases, and a prototype of what can be done, with Olivier Roucloux

7:20 - Q&A break.

7:35 - Talk #2. Using open blockchain in banking. The new challenges that blockchain technologies give developers and the organisations they work for, with Mark Simpson

8:05 - Fireside Chat. Blockchain in Finance: requirements, adoption bottlenecks, use cases, with Yiseul Cho and Anish Mohammed, Leda Glyptis, Imogen Garner, Paull Ferris

8:40 - Q&A break & wrap-up.

DETAILED AGENDA:

5:45 - Doors open. Networking. Members meet each other.

6:45 - Welcome. Members to share topics of interests for future meetings.

7:00 - Talk #1. The DLT-centric organisation in FinTech: barriers for adoption, potential use cases, and a prototype of what can be done

Speaker:

Olivier Roucloux, Vision & Product Strategy at finoryx

Olivier is FinTech and Innovation enthusiast with 20 years' experience in Financial Markets. He is the founder of finoryx, a solution company leveraging the blockchain concept to increase operational efficiency in the financial services industry. Before being an entrepreneur, Olivier held senior positions in innovation, business development, strategy or product management. He worked for Euronext, SWIFT, Euroclear and couple of service providers; with experience in diverse working locations including Brussels, Paris, Luxembourg and London. Now, he’s focusing on advising custodians on their blockchain strategy and manage the development of Cryptody, a custody solution for crypto-assets.

Olivier is a strong believer that the current technological revolution will completely change the way Financial Institutions are doing business!

7:20 - Q&A break.

7:35 - Talk #2. Using open blockchain in banking. The new challenges that blockchain technologies give developers and the organisations they work for.

1) R&D – How the innovation engineering department of RBS is approaching new technologies (https://vimeo.com/162098975)

2) Where we are in terms of blockchain maturity with the exploration of diverse technologies -- -- Ripple, Ethereum, Corda and Hyperledger Fabric

3) How and why collaboration among banks

4) Building a digital wallet on Open Block Chain and lessons learned

5) The challenges

Speaker:

Mark Simpson, Distinguished Engineer at Royal Bank of Scotland

Mark ‘Bart’ Simpson currently works in the Innovation Engineering team at RBS. He has over 20 years of development experience in both retail and wholesale banking and has designed and built portfolio trading, algorithmic trading, trade processing and reference data systems. He has also worked on risk, cash management, clearing and data distribution systems in RBS.

Mark has been working with block chain technologies since the beginning of 2016 and using them to build prototypes for use cases across the bank.

He has worked on IBM open block chain, Ethereum and Corda from the R3 group.

8:05 - Fireside Chat. Blockchain in Finance: requirements, adoption bottlenecks, use cases

Moderator: Yiseul Cho, Co-organiser, Event host

Speakers:

Anish Mohammed, Advisory Board Member at Blockchain Advisory Group, Lead Security Architect at Lloyds Banking Group

Anish is an experienced technologist with multidisciplinary background who is passionate about technology. He has worked as researcher in security/cryptography both in industry and academia, with deep expertise in Security Architecture, Security of Big Data, Security Analytics, Cloud Security, Blockchain and Cryptography. Currently Anish is focusing on Big Data and Blockchain.

At Lloyds, Anish is working as part of Enterprise Architecture and the virtual innovation and information architecture team to enhance security capabilities of the enterprise.

Leda Glyptis, Director at Sapient Global Markets, and former Director of Innovation at BNY Mellon

Leda is focused on providing digital business transformation consulting services; helping firms define and deliver the right mix of business strategy, technology, and marketing initiatives to create bottom-line results. Areas of expertise include advising clients on fintech, digital technology, and their impact on the business and technology ecosystem.

Her involvement in the blockchain space goes back about three years. Then Leda was lucky to mentor and learn from startups who were early adopters of bitcoin based applications for financial services.

Leda will talk about the evolution of the challenges faced and where we are now, barriers to adoption, the challenge of good vs a suitable use case and the misapprehension of what trust means in the DLT space.

Imogen Garner, lawyer, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright

Imogen is a partner in Norton Rose Fulbright's financial services regulatory team in London and is involved in blockchain and distributed ledger practice.

Imogen will discuss the financial services regulatory issues relating to the use of blockchain and distributed ledger technology.

Paul Ferris, CEO at ObjectChain Ltd

Paul has led strategy, design and development of substantial programs in business; encompassing finance, IT, marketing and operations; delivering growth, capital investment & profit for his employers and clients. Since applying crypto-technologies to dealing systems over 10 years ago, his interest in blockchain technologies has grown as their applications have become relevant to today’s business challenges.He is a founding board member of the UKDCA, a board representative on the IBC and represents the UK on the Global Blockchain Forum.
Over the last 2 years he has led crucial government engagement (HM Treasury, Bank of England, Cabinet Office) to help develop the most constructive global government and regulatory regime on earth. Today he is leading ObjectChain Collab, a company that has been described as ‘the R3cev of Identity’.

ObjectChain is developing in the identity area, with government and regulator backing on a global scale (Europe, Australia, Singapore, HK, Canada & USA).

ObjectChain aims to reach a ‘tipping point’ for ‘Self-Sovereign Identity’, using the blockchain to provide a trust network without relying on centralised organisations. This collaborative work is open source and underpinned by open standards, and includes a formal process of engagement with regulated businesses and regulators, NGOs, governments and legal institutions around the globe. The architecture being considered has been tested by the collaborating companies and regulators, and as a result the collaboration has been extended to other regulatory domains across the globe, with the team being ‘credentialled’ into their respective regulators.

8:40 - Q&A break & wrap-up.

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