San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Blockchain technology has taken the finance industry by storm. It is now creeping into the industry 4.0 as companies start spotting the many possibilites the technology could have for supply chain management or smart contracts. 2015 was regarded as the year of investments into the technology, 2016 is expected to be the year we see blockchain applications coming to light.
The event will consist of a few speakers who will describe what they are doing with the blockchain and the interests surrounding it. Industry representatives are encouraged to attend in order to learn more about the technology and so are people already working with or in the blockchain space. Additionally, there will be networking both before and after the speakers in order to share opinions on the subject.
Snacks and drinks will be made available at the event.
5:30pm - 6:00pm
6:00pm - 6:15pm
Introduction from BTL CEO Guy Halford-Thompson including a wrap up of Concensus 2016.
6:15pm - 7:00pm
Speakers: Anthony Culligan - SETL
Kieran Kelly - Arc-Net
7:00pm - 8:00pm
'Anthony started his career as a programmer in the 1980’s. He deployed his skills in traditional finance as a quantitative fund manager, derivatives trader and an investor in complex hedge funds. His career spans directorships with Robert Fleming Securities, JP Morgan and Aida Capital; most recently, he was the CEO of F&C Partners. Anthony is a keen financial historian and commentator on monetary philosophy. Before establishing SETL, Anthony was the founder and CEO of Roolo, a peer-to-peer bitcoin trading site. Over the last 3 years Anthony has been committed to bringing blockchain and distributed ledger technology into mainstream use in the City.'
'Anish has been working in security and cryptography area for the past 15 years, either as a researcher or as a consultant. His first brush with payment systems was 15 years, ago when he build a micropayment system for Ericsson. Most recently he is one of the founding members of UKDCA .He is also on the advisory board for Ripple Labs and Block Chain Advisory Group. He also happens to be regular speaker and panellist on Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. These days he works for Lloyds banking group where is involved in the internal Blockchain initiatives. '
'A commercial career spanning 25 years, Kieran’s unique background and experience provide the driving force needed to bring change and create a paradigm shift in this new digital age. Kieran is an entrepreneur with a proven track record in digital leadership. Following a series of successful product launches and management roles Kieran went through a process of self improvement before moving into high grade information security, and cryptography as a Director in a global defense company. Kieran’s background has found him perfectly prepared for his venture into the world of supply chain security and analytics.
As the issue of counterfeit products and fraudulent activity becomes more and more prevalent in our marketplace, there is a real need to address the gap in information relating to supply chain activity and brand authenticity. As a result, Kieran spent two years researching the market for a solution to address product and supply chain security and was unable to find what he was looking for in a single vendor, leading him to create arc-net.'
The venue is located at a 5min walk from both Whitechapel and Stepney Green stations (District, H&C and Overground).
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