As blockchain permeates all facets of transaction economy, the ecosystem expand and the impact of the new digital society is immense. This track will dive into the mixed Insights for blockchain technology, application and regulations from finance, industry, science and beyond. Join this track to meet the global blockchain professionals at the forefront of distributed ledger technology and the researchers of pre-market technologies.
Experience the future of a blockchain-based society
Blockchain has the potential to change our financial world, our economy and our legal system. It has the potential to change our society in a disruptive way if we use its potential properly. The use cases seem almost endless.
You will learn and discuss with experts, strategists, innovative start-ups and business leaders how to stay ahead of the competition. Benefit from cross-industry use cases, insights and collaboration.
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Kurt Ris, CEO, EveryWare, Zurich, Switzerland
Paolo Tasca, Executive Director, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technology, London, UK
Martin Burgherr, CCO, SYGNUM, Zurich, Switzerland
Philipp E. Dettwiler, Head Custody Storage & Transaction Banking, SEBA Bank AG
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Elli Androulaki, Research Manager, IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland
Dante Disparte, Vice Chairman & Head of Policy and Communications, Libra Association, Washington, USA
Günther Dobrauz, Partner & Leader, PwC Legal, Zurich, Switzerland
Andreas Glarner, Partner, MME, Zurich, Switzerland
2:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Dr. Lewin Boehnke, Head of Research, Crypto Finance AG, Zug, Switzerland
Bernadette Leuzinger, COO & CFO, Crypto Fund AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Patrick Heusser, Senior Trader, Crypto Broker AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Magdalena Boškić, Head of Compliance, Crypto Broker AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Andy Flury, Founder & CEO, AlgoTrader, Zurich, Switzerland
Martin Burgherr, CCO, Sygnum, Zurich, Switzerland
Luzius Meisser, Board Member, Bitcoin Suisse, Zug, Switzerland
Philippe Meyer, Head of Blockchain Solutions, Avaloq, Zurich, Switzerland
Track Chair and Host
Professor & Head of Blockchain Lab @ Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts , Director Crypto Valley Conference, Lucerne and Zug, Switzerland
“Societies are built on trust. Digital societies, with a high level of automation and digitalization, are no exception. Blockchain technology manages to provide us with just that, digitalized trust. As such, it has great potential to change our economy, society and everyday life.”
Alexander Denzler is Professor and Head of Blockchain Lab at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts as well as Director & Founder of the Crypto Valley Conference on Blockchain Technology (IEEE). He has a broad knowledge and network in the blockchain environment.
CEO, EveryWare, Zurich, Switzerland
“Blockchain technology is young, but has a huge potential. Practical applications are thin on the ground and many questions remain unanswered – legal, technical and commercial.”
Kurt Ris leads the company EveryWare as CEO, which he co-founded over 20 years ago. He developed EveryWare from a traditional Internet Service Provider (ISP) to a specialized Cloud and IT outsourcing services provider.
With over 3000 business customers, EveryWare is the leading Swiss cloud and IT service provider with its own data center and network infrastructure in the greater Zurich area. Over 80 employees operates private cloud, hosting and managed IT services for the highest demands on performance, availability and security.
Insights and use cases with focus on central banks and crypto currency, Cryptoeconomics and crypto as assets.
Insights and use cases regarding security, identity management, scalability & consensus, crypto assets, IoT & shared data.
Insights and use cases concerning governmental and regulatory challenges as well as compliance challenges.
A deep dive into the professional crypto asset investment ecosystem
Digital asset market trends
Vice Chairman, Head of Policy and Communications, Libra Association, Washington D.C., USA
Executive Director, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technology, London, UK
Partner & Leader, PwC Legal, Zurich, Switzerland
VP Technology Strategy, Luxoft, Zug, Switzerland
Co-Founder & Chief Relevance Officer, The Relevance House, Zug, Switzerland
CEO & Co-founder, Validity Labs, Zurich, Switzerland
CEO, BlockFactory, Zurich, Switzerland
Partner, MME, Zurich, Switzerland
CCO, Sygnum, Zurich, Switzerland
Research Manager, IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Lewin Boehnke
Head of Research, Crypto Finance AG, Zug, Switzerland
CTO, Algo Trader, Zurich, Switzerland
Board Member, Bitcoin Suisse, Zug, Switzerland
Head of Blockchain Solutions, Avaloq, Zurich, Switzerland
Philipp E. Dettwiler
Head Custody Storage & Transaction Banking, SEBA Bank AG, Zug, Switzerland