Agenda 1st edition BlockchainTech Congress

What is blockchain?

9:00 – 9:20 ​Inaugural opening by Chairman of the Advisory Board

  • Norbert Biedrzycki, Chairman of the Advisory Board, McKinsey Digital Vice President, McKinsey & Company

Keynote speeches

9:20 – 9:40 Open Blockchain

  • Caterina Ferrara, Blockchain Ladies Founder, ICO Advisor & Community Manager

9:40 – 10:20 Blockchain technology – simulation

  • Norbert Biedrzycki, Chairman of the Advisory Board, McKinsey Digital Vice President, McKinsey & Company
  • Robert Kałuża, Cofounder & COO, Billon

10:20 – 11:15 Debate

What is blockchain?

Speakers:

  • Caterina Ferrara, Blockchain Ladies Founder, ICO Advisor & Community Manager
  • Paweł Jakubik, Member of the Management Board, Microsoft
  • Scott Millard, New Business Development, G2A
  • Sylwester Suszek, CEO, BitBay
  • Rafał Zaorski, CEO, Krypto Jam SA

Moderator:

  • Dorota Zimnoch, International Fintech and Insurtech Expert, Founder & MD ZING Business Consulting

11:15 – 12:00 Break

The application of blockchain

12:00 – 12:45 Debate

Will ICO replace Venture Capital?

Speakers:

  • Grant Blaisdell, CMO, Coinfirm
  • Piotr Smoleń, CEO & Managing Partner at Data Ventures VC
  • Mariusz Sperczyński, Founder, bitSecurities.io
  • Marcin Tabędzki, Partner, Be Poland Think, Solve & Execute

Moderator:

  • Filip Pawczyński, President of the Management Board, Polish Bitcoin Association

12:45 – 15:55 Practical application – Use cases

Blockchain in transport

    12:45-13:05

  • Case 1: Maersk project: the first blockchain electronic shipping platform
    • Martin Ruubel, President, Guardtime
    • Wojciech Soleniec, Partner, EY
  • 13:05-13:20

  • Case 2: Blockchain on the building of highway – anti-fraud solutions
    • Michał Legumina, Director of the Innovation and Development Department, Atende

FinTech – implementation of blockchain in the financial sector

    13:20-13:35

  • Case 3: The use of Blockchain technology in finance and the case study of PKO Bank Polski
    • Monika Głowacka, Innovation Office, PKO Bank Polski
    • Karol Szymański, Innovation Office, PKO Bank Polski
  • 13:35-13:50

  • Case 4:
    • Marcin Tabędzki, Partner, Be Poland Think, Solve & Execute
  • 13:50-14:05

  • Case 5: How Blockchain can help the financial sector to communicate with the client?
    • Mariusz Cholewa, Ph.D., President of the Management Board, BIK
  • 14:05-14:20

  • Case 6: Trust is dead. Knowledge is all
    • Andrew Zimine, Founder & CEO, Exscudo

Insurtech – implementation of blockchain in insurance

    14:20-14:35

  • Case 7: How to start with blockchain? Case study from Polish insurance market.
    • Piotr Kujawa, Board Member, bacca

Cross-sector application

    14:35-14:50

  • Case 8: Digital Transformation in Incentives, Gifts, and Loyalty Sector using Blockchain
    • David Putts, Chairman, MD of Expansion, Billon

How can the Energy sector gain from blockchain?

    14:50-15:10

  • Case 9: GRIDNET – The first fully decentralised Eco-System for both Power and Data Exchange
    • Rafał Skowroński, Head of the GRIDNET Project, Poznan University of technology
    • Łukasz Tylkowski, CEO, Spirvent
  • 15:10-15:25

  • Case 10: Digital Transformation in Energy sector – Examples of research & development projects in the Blockchain area
    • Tomasz Kozar, Cloud Technology Strategy, Microsoft
  • 15:25-15:40

  • Case 11: Lessons learned from building P2P Local Energy Trading platform on blockchain
    • Bartek Kiepuszewski, Blockchain Architect, Conjoule

Marketplaces based on blockchain

  • Case 12: Gaming – the fastest developing marketplace for players
    • Scott Millard, New Business Development, G2A

15:55 Lunch

Stream I

The future of blockchain

9:30 – 9:45 Future of blockchain

  • Haydn Jones, Founder and Managing Director, Blockchain Hub

9:40 – 10:25 Debate

The future of blockchain – revolution

  • What is blockchain changing in the global economy?
  • Should we be scared of blockchain?

Invited speakers:

  • Szczepan Bentyn, CEO, Pracownia Nowych Technologii
  • Jacek Figuła, CCO, Billon
  • Jacek Szczepański, Vice-President of Operations, Atende
  • Haydn Jones, Founder and Managing Director, Blockchain Hub

Moderator:

  • Norbert Biedrzycki, Chairman of the Advisory Board, McKinsey Digital Vice President McKinsey & Company

10:25 – 10:40 Case study

Case 1.: Success story of Golem

  • Andrzej Regulski, COO, Golem

10:40 – 11:00 Case study

Smart-contracts – Can we trust them? How to use them?

  • dr Krzysztof Korus, Legal Counsel, Partner, dLK Legal

11:00 – 11:30 Debate: Fiat Money vs Cryptocurrencies

How are cryptocurrencies not just another form of fiat money?

Moderator:

  • Ahmad Piraiee, CEO, IT Key

Speakers:

  • Kumar Gaurav, Founder & CEO, Cashaa, UK
  • Justyna Laskowska, CMO, BitBay
  • Bartłomiej Michałowski, Expert in New Technologies, Sobieski Institute

11:30 – 11:45 Block summary

Collaborative economy business models on blockchain. How disruption is being disrupted

  • dr Lukas S. Zgiep, Blogger, www.zgiep.com

11:45 – 12:15 Break

Public services

12:15 – 12:35 Case study

e-Estonia

  • Martin Ruubel, President, Guardtime
  • Wojciech Soleniec, Partner, EY

12:35 – 13:15 Case study (2x)

How to regulate it? Should it be regulated?

Case 1:

  • Grant Blaisdell, CMO, Coinfirm

Case 2:

  • Piotr Schramm, Lawyer, GESSEL

13:15 – 14:30 Debate: How is blockchain complying to regulations?

  • Solutions which fulfill regulatory requirements
  • Blockchain as a pro-government technology

Speakers:

  • dr Krzysztof Korus, Legal Counsel, Partner, dLK Legal
  • Prof. Krzysztof Piech, CEO, Polish Blockchain Technology Acclerator
  • Martin Ruubel, President, Guardtime

Moderator:

  • Aleksander Tarkowski, CEO&Founder, Centrum Cyfrowe

14:30 Lunch

Stream II

Cryptocurrencies

9:30 – 10:00 Case study

Cryptocurrencies – what differs from traditional money and why is the market so diverse?

  • Rafał Kiełbus, Blockchain Developer at Polski Akcelerator Technologii Blockchain*

Mining & Trading

10:00 – 10:20 Mining Workshop

How to start? Is it still worth mining cryptocurrencies?

  • Filip Pawczyński, CEO, Polskie Stowarzyszenie Bitcoin

10:20 – 11:15 Debate

    Miners, traders and the exchange

  • How to find your own path in a “crypto-forest”
  • The basic differences between mining and trading
  • Most frequent problems at the start of mining
    • Currency values, difficulty in gaining them etc.
  • The challenges for traders
  • Perspectives of development of the cryptocurrency expert

Speakers:

  • Sylwester Suszek, CEO, BitBay
  • Andrew Zimine, Founder & CEO, Exscudo
  • Szczepan Bentyn, CEO, Pracownia Nowych Technologii

Moderator:

  • dr Lukas S. Zgiep, Blogger, www.zgiep.com

11:15 – 11:45 Case study

Stabilization of the energy network with the help of mining

  • Szczepan Bentyn, CEO, Pracownia Nowych Technologii

11:45 – 12:15 Break

ICO

12:15 – 12:35 Case Study

Types of ICOs – market and regulators

  • Mariusz Sperczyński, Founder, bitSecurities.io

12:35 – 12:50 Pitch ICO

  • Wojciech Kaszycki, CEO, Founder, Mobilum

12:50 – 13:45 Debate: How to recognize a fake ICO in the jungle of constantly emerging new blockchain implementations?

Moderator:

  • Ahmad Piraiee, CEO, IT Key

Speakers:

  • Piotr Smoleń, CEO & Managing Partner at Data Ventures VC
  • Katarzyna Ciupa, Bitcoin Austria Verein
  • Adam Vaziri, Director, Diacle

13:45 – 14:00

How to successfully run an ICO?

  • Anna Srebrny, Google
  • Łukasz Owczarek, Google

14:00 – 14:15 Case study

  • Adam Vaziri, Director, Diacle

14:15 – 14:30 Case study

Financial solution for the banked & unbanked

  • Kumar Gaurav, CEO, cashaa, UK

14:30 Lunch

The Organizer reserves the right to make changes to the agenda.

update date 26.03.2018