Blockchain Africa Conference 2017

ABOUT THE 2017 CONFERENCE

Bitcoin Events hosted it’s third Blockchain Africa Conference in Johannesburg on 1-3rd March 2017. 320 attendees attended from 14 countries (Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Cameroon, South Africa, the US, the UK, Sweden, Russia, India, the Netherlands and Brazil) with expert local and international speakers.

Mr Andreas M. Antonopoulos was the Keynote Speaker at the conference. He is a well-known and highly respected authority in the digital currency and blockchain space. He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin”, published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin and “The Internet of Money”, a book about why bitcoin matters.

Speakers represented industries such as financial (Rand Merchant Bank, Digital Asset and Strate), legal (Bowman Gilfillan) and global technology industries such as SAP and Microsoft. Other organisations such as the US Bitcoin Foundation, Accenture and Thomson Reuters were also represented. Many blockchain and digital currency startups were also represented ranging from identity, education, solar power and financial inclusion. The conference was sponsored by SAP and the Brazilian bitcoin mining and wallet provider, CoinBR.

Andreas M. Antonopoulos (US)

Andreas M. Antonopoulos (US)

Entrepreneur, Author

Darrel Orsmond (RSA)

Darrel Orsmond (RSA)

Industry Head Financial Services at SAP Africa

Farzam Ehsani (RSA)

Farzam Ehsani (RSA)

Leader of Rand Merchant Bank’s Blockchain Initiative

Clive Cooke (UK)

Clive Cooke (UK)

Managing Director at R3 CEV

Tanya Knowles (RSA)

Tanya Knowles (RSA)

Managing Executive of Fractal Solutions, a Division of Strate (Pty) Ltd

Llew Claasen (RSA)

Llew Claasen (RSA)

Executive Director of the US Bitcoin Foundation

Adrian Hope-Bailie (RSA)

Adrian Hope-Bailie (RSA)

Chief Standards Officer at Ripple

Gavin Wells (UK)

Gavin Wells (UK)

Head of Europe at Digital Asset

Michael Glaros (USA)

Michael Glaros (USA)

Senior Program Manager with Microsoft Azure’s Blockchain Engineering Team

Francisco Khoza (RSA)

Francisco Khoza (RSA)

Head of Banking and Finance at Bowman Gilfilan

Abraham Cambridge (RSA)

Abraham Cambridge (RSA)

Founder and CEO of The Sun Exchange

Shaun Conway (RSA)

Shaun Conway (RSA)

Founder of Consent

Nicole Anderson (UK)

Nicole Anderson (UK)

CEO and Co-founder of FinTech Circle Innovate

John Velissarios (RSA)

John Velissarios (RSA)

Principal Director at Accenture - Global Blockchain Technology Lead

Joyce J. Shen (US)

Joyce J. Shen (US)

Global Director at Thomson Reuters

John Karanja (Kenya)

John Karanja (Kenya)

Founder and Consulting Lead at BitHub.Africa - Blockchain Accelerator

Rocelo Lopes (Brazil)

Rocelo Lopes (Brazil)

Chairman of CoinBR Bitcoin Services

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Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

SAP

SAP

SAP is at the centre of today’s technology revolution. The market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps organisations fight the damaging effects of complexity, generate new opportunities for innovation and growth, and stay ahead of the competition.

SAP

coinBR

coinBR

The coinBR Digital Services is a Brazilian company with international presence and continued expansion. It has its own headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil, remote offices in Singapore, Cape Town, South Africa and a great framework for mining in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay.

coinBR

Speaker Dinner Sponsor

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Luno

Luno makes it safe and easy to buy, store and learn about Bitcoin in South Africa

Luno