Blockchain for Europe Summit 2020

Brussels, Belgium

The Blockchain for Europe Summit took place on 5 February 2020 in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

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09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:30

Governments on Blockchain: Security – Infrastructure – Taxation

Hosted by: MEP Claudia Gamon

Austria, RE, European Parliament

Moderator: Brad Staples

CEO, APCO Worldwide


Peteris Zilgalvis

Head of Unit, Start-ups & Blockchain (Co-Head of FinTech Taskforce), DG CONNECT, European Commission

Albert Isola

Minister for Digital and Financial Services, Gibraltar

Jason Kelley

General Manager, Blockchain Services, IBM
10:30 - 11:10

Fireside Chat – “Identity – Decentralisation as the way forward?”

Moderator: Kristof Van De Reck

Chair, Blockchain for Europe


Daniël Du Seuil

Convenor European Self Sovereign Identity Framework (EBSI), European Blockchain Partnership

Rob van Kranenburg

Founder, IoT Council
11:10 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:10

Fireside Chat – “Blockchain-coopetition in the energy space”

Moderator: Charles Esser

Secretary General, Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER)


David Elmes

Professor on Global Energy Research Network, Strategy & International Business, Warwick Business School

Stephen Donnelly

CIO, Spectral
12:10 - 13:10

Healthcare and Data Security – Blockchain as solution?

Hosted by: MEP Eva Maydell

Bulgaria, EPP, European Parliament

Moderator: Michal Boni

Senior Advisor, APCO Worldwide


Frank Ricotta

CEO & Founder, BurstIQ

Andrzej Rys

Director for Health Systems, Medical Products and Innovation, DG SANTE, European Commission

Maria Palombini

Director, Communities & Initiatives Development, Life Sciences, IEEE Standards Association

Tjebbe Tauber

Communications Manager, Inspire2live
13:10 - 14:20

Lunch Break

14:20 - 15:20

Mobility in IoT age – Blockchain as the infrastructure

Hosted by: MEP Henna Virkkunen

Finland, EPP, European Parliament

Moderator: Marta Belcher

Legal Counsel, Protocol Labs


Maria Minaricova

Chair of the Board, Blockchain for Europe, Director of Business Development, Fetch.ai

Nik Scharmann

Project Director "Economy of Things", Bosch

John Calian

Senior Vice-President & Head, T-Labs

Isabelle Vandoorne

Deputy Head of Unit for Sustainable and Intelligent Transport, DG MOVE, European Commission
15:20 - 16:00

Fireside Chat – “Stablecoins: Between CBDC and Libra”

Moderator: Lee Schneider

General Counsel, block.one


Dirk Schrade

Head of Payment and Settlement Systems Department, Bundesbank

Maximilian Forster

Global Head of Business Development, CashOnLedger
16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:30

Tokenisation – Securing the Future of Capital Markets

Hosted by: MEP Jessica Stegrud

Sweden, ECR, European Parliament

Moderator: Ashley Fox

Senior Advisor, APCO Worldwide


Jan Ceyssens

Head of Unit for Digital Finance, DG FISMA, European Commission

Jennifer Peve

Managing Director of Business Innovation, DTCC

Siddhartha Siddhartha

Founder & CEO, Intain

Jens Hachmeister

Managing Director, DLT, Crypto Assets and New Market Structures, Deutsche Börse Group
17:30 - 18:30

The Ultimate Impact of Blockchain

Hosted by: MEP Eva Kaili

Chair of the Future of Science and Technology Panel, S&D, European Parliament


Matthew Roszak

Chairman & Co-Founder, Bloq

Manmeet Singh

Vice-President of Cardano Foundation, Co-Founder of Emurgo

Gloria Wu

COO & Global Head of Partnerships, Ontology

Jutta Steiner

CEO & Founder, Parity Technologies

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