Speakers

Master of Ceremonies

Lorien Gamaroff

Lorien Gamaroff

CEO of Bankymoon and Co-founder/CEO of Centbee

Keynote Speaker

Stefan Thomas

Stefan Thomas

Chief Technology Officer at Ripple

Michael Glaros

Michael Glaros

Michael Glaros

Senior Program Manager at Microsoft

John McLean

John McLean

John McLean

VP Global Blockchain Labs Engagement, Industry Platform at IBM

Andrew Keys

Andrew Keys

Andrew Keys

Head of Global Business Development at ConsenSys and Co-founder of ConsenSys Capital

Dave Martin

Dave Martin

Dave Martin

Strategy and Innovation Director at Britehouse a division of Dimension Data

Alexia Christie

Alexia Christie

Alexia Christie

Partner at Webber Wentzel

Farzam Ehsani

Farzam Ehsani

Farzam Ehsani

Leader of Rand Merchant Bank’s Blockchain Initiative

Marcus Swanepoel

Marcus Swanepoel

Marcus Swanepoel

Co-founder and CEO of Luno

Henri Arslanian

Henri Arslanian

Henri Arslanian

PwC FinTech & RegTech Leader for China/Hong Kong

Adriana Marais

Dr Adriana Marais

Dr Adriana Marais

Head of Innovation at SAP Africa

Henry Sraigman

Henry Sraigman

Henry Sraigman

Chief Business Development Officer at Rootstock

Elizabeth Rossiello

Elizabeth Rossiello

Elizabeth Rossiello

Founder and CEO of BitPesa

Tricia Martinez

Tricia Martinez

Tricia Martinez

Founder and CEO of Wala

Marta Piekarska

Marta Piekarska

Marta Piekarska

Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger

Anne Connelly

Anne Connelly

Anne Connelly

CEO of IXO Foundation

Matthew Spoke

Matthew Spoke

Matthew Spoke

Founder at Aion

Helghardt Avenant

Helghardt Avenant

Helghardt Avenant

CEO and Co-Founder of Rehive

Chris Hamilton

Chris Hamilton

Chris Hamilton

CEO of BankservAfrica

Naomi Snyman

Naomi Snyman

Naomi Snyman

Blockchain Lead for Standard Bank

Tanya Knowles

Tanya Knowles

Tanya Knowles

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

Pelle Brændgaard

Pelle Braendgaard

Pelle Braendgaard

Engineering Lead at uPort

Llewellyn Morkel

Llewellyn Morkel

Llewellyn Morkel

Founder of ProsperiProp

Nerushka Bowan

Nerushka Bowan

Nerushka Bowan

Emerging Tech Law | Legal Tech & Innovation | Speaker

Ian Bessarabia

Ian Bessarabia

Ian Bessarabia

Market Development Lead - Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income & Innovation - Africa at Thomson Reuters

Aatish Ramkaran

Aatish Ramkaran

Aatish Ramkaran

Enterprise Integration Architect at JSE

Panelists

Dawid de Villiers

Dawid de Villiers

Financial Regulatory Practice at Webber Wentzel

Adrian Hope-Bailie

Adrian Hope-Bailie

Chief Standards Officer at Ripple

Marvin Coleby

Marvin Coleby

Co-Founder of Emerge

Martin Grunewald

Martin Grunewald

Chief Payments Officer of BankservAfrica

John Shipman

John Shipman

PwC Global Head of Cryptocurrencies & Digital Asset Services

Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker

Joint Acting CIO, Head of Infrastructure Services and CIO for CIB, Barclays Africa Group Limited

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is now closed.

Themes for the conference will be:

Use Cases
Use cases including payments, settlements, supply chain management, record keeping, file storage, proving of ownership, smart contracts, blockchain as a service and identity management. Hear from some of the most prominent startups in South Africa on how they are using this technology to solve real problems.

Regulatory Environment
Hear how blockchain technology can improve transparency, audit trails and transaction reporting to ease regulatory and compliance processes as well as how regulators are considering regulating cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

Technology Hurdles
Concerns around performance, scalability and blockchain infrastructure and the implementation of blockchain systems.