Head of DNB Blockchain & DLT strategy – IT
Topic: Leveraging Blockchain & Distributed Ledger technology: Pilot projects at DNB Bank.
About LasseLasse has worked in the finance and securities market since 1986. Based on IT and finance, he worked for 4 years in PWC before starting Tazett, the market leader portfolio management system in Norway for financial investors, banks and fund management companies. Tazett had a good foothold in Sweden, Finland and UK. He sold Tazett in 2000 and started FinanceCube in 2002, a cloud-based service for financial advisors and private banking, the first in Europe, with customers in 6 countries. Lasse authored the bestseller “Investment Guide” published on Hegnar Media in 2004. FinanceCube was sold in 2012, and since 2013, Lasse has been working in banks, within IT strategy, digital banking, Blockchain and Fintech companies as the area of work. 3 years in Nordea and now in DNB.L asse has written a new bestseller “Money from caveman to robot” published by Hegnar Media in March 2017, and “Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, ICO and Blockchain” March 2018.
Innovation and Digitalization at Handelsbanken
Topic: The role of blockchain in traditional banking.
Johan will discuss the implications of and the opportunities created by introducing emerging technologies, such as blockchain, into a conservative banking environment.
About JohanJohan has been following the blockchain space closely since its early days. Today he works with digitalization and innovation within the Handelsbanken Group, currently focusing on new opportunities within emerging technologies and strategic partnerships.
Founder and CEO, CENTI Group and Tech Shanghai Advocates
Topic: Key blockchain trends in Finance and Fintech, China.
John will talk about current blockchain trends and opportunities in finance and fintech in China. The talk will focus on regulations and real use-cases about how to get started investing in China.
About JohnJohn is the founder of CENTI Group (China-Europe Networks of technology and Innovation), which is a cross-border platform connecting European technology startups and SMEs with the Chinese market. CENTI Group work with investors, governments and tech enthusiasts around the world to help companies with their fundraising, market expansion, property management (innovation spaces, incubators). CENTI Group has created one of the largest ecosystem/networks between Europe and China that is now facilitating the transfer of technology, ideas, and talent between the continents.
Lasse Meholm, Johan Lorenzen, David Grundy (Danske Bank), john ZaiPanel moderator: Jeanette Carlsson
Lawyer and Venture Capitalist, Partner at AmaZix, Head of Legal & Corporate Finance
Topic: IPO vs ICO vs STO: Crowdfunding events and international financial legislation.
In this session, Dr. Jeppe R. Stokholm will highlight the legal differences between fiat, coins and tokens and answer the following questions: 1) What is the difference between an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and a Security Token Offering (STO)? 2) What are the legal cross-border implications? 3) What is the industry “best practice” during international crowdfunding events?
About JeppeDr. Jeppe R. Stokholm is a Danish lawyer and venture capitalist based in Zürich, Switzerland, with a Ph.D. in international corporate affairs. He is specialised in the legal impact of the blockchain economy and also a respected crypto market commentator. Dr. Jeppe R. Stokholm has conducted his Ph.D. research at Duke University (USA), Tilburg University (the Netherlands) and SDU (Denmark).
Partner at Bird & Bird. International legal specialist in blockchain.
Topic: Tokenization of assets, a perspective.
Martin is a partner at Bird & Bird law firm, where he works with IT and new technology from both a legal and commercial perspective. For over 20 years Martin has co-founded several IT startups. He serve on a number of boards of eCommerce, IT and web companies, where his vast knowledge about business, technology and legal matters help guide companies to success. Martin also spend a considerable portion of his time advising on legal and commercial issues related to open licensing within open source, creative commons (open content), open data, open APIs and more.In Denmark, Martin is considered a pioneer within the Internet and web industry as he introduced the concept of Internet law in Denmark back in 1994.
The “exceptional” Martin von Haller Grønbæk enjoys a superb reputation in the market for his expansive technological expertise.
The “exceptional” Martin von Haller Grønbæk enjoys a superb reputation in the market for his expansive technological expertise.
Topic: The Liechtenstein “Trusted Technologies Law”: Bringing Legal Certainty to a Blockchain Based Token Economy
Thomas will be presenting on Liechtenstein’s blockchain law, providing an in-depth description of why a determined law is necessary and how Liechtenstein’s legislation is different from the rest. The discussion will highlight the importance of an all-encompassing legal definition of a token, the coinage of the “Token Container Model,” and the importance of the “Physical Validator” in bringing this law to life.
About ThomasThomas Nägele is a Managing Partner at NÄGELE Attorneys at Law in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, which he founded in 2015. Prior to his legal career, Thomas honed his Fintech knowledge through experience in IT and software development, which remains a hobby today.Thomas advises international finance, technology and industrial enterprises operating in the fields of Blockchain/DLT, telecommunications, and internet, as well provides legal counsel to public institutions and the government of Liechtenstein. NÄGELE Attorneys at Law LLC, Vaduz was founded in 2015, currently holds three Liechtensteinqualified attorneys at law, six associates and an overall staff of 14.
In 2018 Legal 500 EMEA ranked NÄGELE Attorneys at Law LLC Tier 3 of Banking and Finance in Liechtenstein. Besides being an Attorney and Legal Advisor, he teaches at the University of Liechtenstein, give Seminars at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and Uni Lausanne and gives lectures and presentations on the newest legal developments regarding IT-Law, Data Protection and Distributed-LedgerTechnology. In his role as President and Founder of the CRYPTO COUNTRY ASSOCIATION (CCA), Liechtenstein, he supports, organizes and promotes local meetings. He also attends and is a speaker on world-wide events such as the 55th International Young Lawyers’ Congress in Tokyo, the World Blockchain Forum in London as well as the Token Summit in New York.
Speaking about: Blocktrade’s perspective on securities trading.
Tokenization of financial instruments is a natural evolution of capital markets. Operational improvements when using blockchain technology can be seen on both the primary markets (fundraising and issuance) and the secondary market (post-trade processes). Luka will present his view of how will the future of capital markets based on distributed ledgers look like, and how Blocktrade with its partners plans to achieve its mission of tokenizing 100.000 European SME companies and offering liquidity on the secondary market.
About LukaLuka Gubo is the Chief Executive Officer at Blocktrade.com, quantitative fund manager of FT Quant, author of several books and academic research papers, public speaker and stoic.
He has wide-ranging experience in trading, investing and risk management. As a high-frequency macro event-driven trader he has helped a small private fund achieve a Sharpe Ratio higher than 4. He has deep knowledge of the market microstructure while also having a great understanding of global macroeconomic trends and cycles. His role as the CEO of Blocktrade is to help create the whole security token ecosystem with its partners by developing a fully regulated trading venue.
Martin von Haller, Thomas Nägele, Luka Gubo, Jeppe StockholmPanel moderator: Jeanette Carlsson
Leader of Deloittes NextGen Technologies team, Cand.scient.pol
Topic: Deloitte perspective on blockchain and tokenization in Denmark.
There is much hype around blockchain, but the first production solutions are running and the financial sector that is leading developments. Rasmus gives an overview of the development by presenting two analyzes that Deloitte continuously carries out. Rasmus will present a couple of cases where Deloitte has helped customers realize blockchain projects.
About RasmusRasmus is an expert in digital transformations, and he has more than 12 years of experience in optimizing sales, marketing and service across industries. Rasmus’ main focus is primarily on how to use digital solutions and data to create insight into customer wishes, behavior and needs, so that a customer-centered company can be obtained.
Head of IBM Blockchain in Nordic.
Topic: IBM Blockchain – How IBM applies Blockchain in Supply chain and Financial Services.
Christian will present use cases and IBM Blockchain cases running in Production, among others:
Also he will present how you as a company can get started with Blockchain.
About Christian Christian Lassen is Head of IBM Blockchain in Nordic. Christian has been with IBM since 2007 in various roles within Business Development, Sales and Sales Management.
Blockchain specialist at Tradeshift, Cand.polit.
Topic: Creating Digital Assets out of business relationships.
We are witnessing a tectonic shift in financial services. Twenty years ago it would have been hard to imagine the current state of payments and financial services. The forces acting in this space is a combination of regulatory trends, technology-driven players addressing underserved markets of consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and emerging markets as well as increasing digitization of financial- and physical assets. In all this change new opportunities arise and in Tradeshift Frontiers we believe it is soon possible to create Digital Assets out of business relationships. In this talk we outline how we are working on doing just that.
About MadsEconomist specialized in business models around blockchain and DLT. Currently driving forward blockchain and other business opportunities in Tradeshift Frontiers, which is the R&D and investment arm of the Danish Fintech unicorn Tradeshift. Worked with blockchain as a strategy consultant in the NextGen Technologies unit of Deloitte Nordics before joining Frontiers.
Topic: Dai: Stable Blockchain Currency for Frictionless Global Transactions
Get introduced to the world of decentralized finance and the next generation of financial services.
Nascence of blockchain technology came together with Bitcoin over 10 years ago. Bitcoin has played a pivotal role in the early days of cryptocurrencies, yet, due to its volatility, it has transitioned from its original vision of digital cash into being considered a speculative asset. Fast forward a couple of years later, a new idea evolves–stablecoin, a cryptocurrency that is designed to minimize volatility, its value pegged to a currency.The applications of Dai stablecoin are many. Understand the most common use cases of the stablecoin for different stakeholders, learn about the existing projects benefiting from Dai, and get inspired for your venture.
About LasseLasse Birk Olesen, a blockchain entrepreneur since 2011, currently as Head of Innovations at MakerDAO, will introduce you into the wonders of Dai, the first decentralized stablecoin issued on the Ethereum blockchain. Learn about the Dai Credit System and its elements, including Dai stablecoin and trustless collateralized debt positions.
Founder & CEO at GoSecurity / Founder & CEO at VentureFusion.
Topic: Company shares and equity crowdfunding on the blockchain in Denmark
Claus will speak about how and why companies can issue shares in the form of equity tokens for crowdfunding and trading optimization purposes. The talk will be a mix of practical and technical aspects of tokenization. Further, Claus will briefly demonstrate the DigiShares platform for transferring company shares to the blockchain, and describe GoSecurity’s own STO (Security Token Offering).
About ClausPhD in computer science. Has worked as a researcher and technical lead for Hewlett-Packard, before founding his first company, Dezide, a software company with focus on Artificial Intelligence for diagnostics and troubleshooting. After heading Dezide as CEO for 12 years, Claus left and started new companies, including Sales on Tap, a sales and exports consultancy company, while also taking part in many other ventures. Claus has extensive experience with developing and managing incubators, being employed in the Aalborg University Innovation incubator, an incubator that accepts and helps around 80-100 startup companies every year.
Topic: The EU system, its blockchain priorities now and going forward, and its impact on financial services.
In his talk Bo will discuss how blockchain is perceived and discussed by the EU system i.e the Commission, Parliament and institutions.
About BoBo is appointed member of the core working group at EU’s Blockchain Observatory focusing on use cases and transition towards a new economy. In this capacity he has insights in how blockchain is perceived and discussed by the EU system (i.e the Commission, Parliament and institutions). The blockchain observatory also serves as council to EU and plays an active role in prioritization, standardisation and education.Besides the above Bo assists Concordium – the new upcoming blockchain platform – with its business development. Bo is also appointed member of Dansk Industri Fintech Panel and is a +30 year IT industry veteran.
Director at Infloat and writer of the acclaimed securitytoken.it newsletter
Masterclass: The fundamentals of security tokens & security token design
How should we design security tokens? In this presentation, Jochem Gerritsen will talk about how Infloat has designed security tokens for their clients, and the different facets of token design we should consider. From crypto dividend payments to token holder voting — how should a security token be similar or different from a traditional security — and how do we ensure that we find the right way between technical possibilities and legal considerations?
ICO expert, Fintech, Investments, blockchain assets, digital payments
Topic: Assets on the blockchain
Morten will be speaking about the tokenization of assets like bonds, stocks and commodities have the potential of completely changing the way we trade assets as well as the cost of trading assets in the near future.
About MortenMorten Nielsen has years of experience in finance, fundraising and the cryptocurrency space. With experience from JP Morgan in London and Tokyo for five years as well as a position at UBS as global head of hedge fund derivative marketing, he gained a great insight to the world of finance.
Since then he has also gained great knowledge of ICO’s and the regulations surrounding them and has today positioned himself as an expert in the field. The digitalization of financial assets is a great passion of Morten’s, and his vision for a globalized digital system play a significant role in the success of ARYZE.
Tokenized real estate portfolio expert from Leaseum Partners
Topic: Real estate on the blockchain – a tokenized real estate portfolio.
Julianne will present on the emerging field of Real Estate tokenization. She will discuss the current state of the ecosystem and the main benefits Real Estate tokenization can bring to investment management. She will also discuss the major challenges facing this new technology.
About JulianneJulienne is a blockchain evangelist specializing in security tokens & blockchain for social impact.Leaseum Partners is tokenizing a $250M portfolio of New York City Commercial Real Estate. Through tokenization, Leaseum Partners enables both institutional investors and accredited investors access to a liquid portfolio of professionally managed Real Estate.
Business Development Director, Oracle
Topic: Practical implementation of projects from the banking industry
Oracle has developed a blockchain service that significantly can speed up any practical development project, and with the elastic nature of the environment the project risk in terms of costs are minimal. Peter will present some practical implementation projects from the banking industry during his presentation.
About PeterPeter Scharstein has many years of experience from implementing new technologies in Oracle’s global customers. Peter has worked with several large financial companies such as Nordea, Deutsche Bank, Sberbank and others on how to implement advanced new technologies and optimize their business. As a natural continuation on his expertise Peter has been looking into Blockchain and what the use cases in the FS industry.
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