Summit 2021

Summit 2021

Our annual Summit this year will take place on 8th & 9th June.

Due to Covid-19, it will be held virtually.

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The Agenda

Tuesday 8 June

10.00 – 10.15 – Keynote Speech
10.15 – 11.30 – Panel debate – A Digital Euro – why we will need an intermediary solution

Speakers:

  • Ulrich Bindseil, Director-General – Market Infrastructure and Payments, ECB
  • Anca Bogdana Rusu, Head of Partnerships, Policy and Advocacy, cLabs
  • Wojciech Kostrzewa, President, Billon
  • Etienne Goffin, Economist, Osom/Polybius
  • Julio Faura, CEO, Adhara
  • Moderator: Agata Ferreira, BC4EU Advisory Council / Lecturer, Warsaw University of Technology

11.30 – 12.45 – Panel debate – The impact of MiCAR on crypto-asset markets

Speakers:

  • Lee Schneider, BC4EU Vice-Chair / General Counsel, Block.one 
  • Lynn McConnell, Head of Compliance UK, Binance
  • Moderator: Robert Kopitsch, Secretary-General, BC4EU

12.45 – 13.30 – Virtual networking lunch break
13.30 – 14.45 – Panel debate – Interoperability – connecting the old and the new world in a standardised way

Speakers:

  • Jens Herrmann, Senior Expert for Corporate Strategy, Deutsche Telekom
  • Philipp von Styp-Rekowsky, Tech Lead, Nimiq
  • Caroline Malcolm, Head of Global Blockchain Policy Centre, OECD
  • Moderator: Ian Taylor, Executive Director, CryptoUK

14.50 – 16.05 – Panel debate – Stablecoins and the international role of the Euro

Speakers:

  • Joachim Schwerin, Principal Economist, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Philipp Sandner, Director, Frankfurt School – Blockchain Center

 

Wednesday 9 June

10.30 – 11.15 – Fireside Chat on DeFi

Speaker:

  • Changpeng Zhao, CEO, Binance

11.15 – 12.30 – Panel debate – Data on the blockchain – how to achieve trusted consumer data sharing

Speakers:

  • Ingo Rübe, CEO, BotLabs/KILT
  • Michèle Finck, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
  • Moderator: Michal Boni, BC4EU Advisory Council / Former Polish Minister for Digitization and former Member of the European Parliament

12.30 – 13.15 – Virtual networking lunch break
13.15 – 14.30 – Panel debate – The convergence of Blockchain and AI – transforming industry

  • Humayun Sheikh, CEO, Fetch.ai
  • Eduard Gruen, Blockchain & DLT Development Lead, Festo
  • Alexandra Brintrup, Lecturer, University of Cambridge

14.30 – 15.45 – Panel debate – The social Impact of blockchain on a global scale – how the technology is affecting humanity

Speakers:

  • Manmeet Singh, BC4EU Vice-Chair / Managing Partner, Blockseed Ventures
  • Cecilia Chapiro, Investment Advisor, Unicef
  • Moderator: Anca Bogdana Rusu, Head of Partnerships, Policy and Advocacy, cLabs

15.45 – 17.00 – Panel debate – The future of tokenisation via DeFI – an outlook from an industry perspective

Speakers:

  • Marvin Ammori, General Counsel, Uniswap
  • Sumedha Deshmukh, Blockchain, Digital Assets, & Data Policy, WEF
  • Moderator: Maria Minaricova, BC4EU Chair / Director of Business Development, Fetch.ai
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