Speakers

Speakers List

Blockchain Africa Conference
Johannesburg

Brian Behlendorf (Keynote Speaker)

Brian Behlendorf (Keynote Speaker)

Executive Director of Hyperledger Project
Phillip Windley

Phillip Windley

Chair and Board of Trustees at the Sovrin Foundation
Kwame Rugunda

Kwame Rugunda

Chairman of the Blockchain Association of Uganda
Caroline Dama

Caroline Dama

Director and Co-founder of Grassroots Economics
Daniel Kimotho

Daniel Kimotho

Blockchain Researcher With The Institute for Blockchain Studies
Peter Munnings

Peter Munnings

Co-Founder and COO of Adhara
Eugéne Etsebeth

Eugéne Etsebeth

Chief Operating Officer at iCE3X
Dr. Ntuthuko Bhengu

Dr. Ntuthuko Bhengu

Health expert on the SA National Planning Commission and a Chartered Director (SA)

Blockchain Africa Conference
Cape Town

Didi Sehume (Master of Ceremonies)

Didi Sehume (Master of Ceremonies)

Project Lead and Strategist at Hume Est | MC & Moderator
Jack Lu

Jack Lu

Founder and CEO at Wanchain Foundation Ltd
Heather Dahl

Heather Dahl

Executive Director of the Sovrin Foundation
Llew Claasen

Llew Claasen

Managing Partner of Newtown Partners and Executive Director at the Bitcoin Foundation
Faith Obafemi

Faith Obafemi

Founding Partner at Lex Futurus
Justin McCarthy

Justin McCarthy

CEO of Project UBU
Simon Dingle

Simon Dingle

CEO of Inves Capital, South Africa Radio Presenter
Rocelo Lopes

Rocelo Lopes

Founder of CoinBR, CEO of Stratum and CoinPY
Marcus Swanepoel

Marcus Swanepoel

Co-founder and CEO of Luno
Dr. Shaun Conway

Dr. Shaun Conway

Founder and President at the ixo Foundation and Founder of Global Consent
THEMES OF THE CONFERENCE

Blockchain Technology: Moving Africa Forward

use-cases-icon

Use Cases

Gain insight into current blockchain use cases by both financial and non-financial institutions: payments (e.g. remittances and cross-border payments), settlements, blockchain as a service and identity management, supply chain management, and record keeping (e.g. for title deeds). Hear from some of the most prominent start-ups on how they are using this technology to solve real problems. Learn how Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are taking the world by storm as a new mechanism for crowd funding that has emerged outside the traditional financial system.

regulatory-icon

Regulatory Environment

Learn how blockchain technology can improve transparency, audit trails and transaction reporting to ease regulatory and compliance processes.

Find the answers to questions such as: What are the concerns that regulators have? How are countries currently regulating cryptocurrencies and ICOs? How are regulators considering regulating cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in the future? What are the potential risks of an unregulated market?

embracing-icon

Embracing Blockchain

Cut through the hype and see how blockchain technology can move Africa forward with its innovative opportunities to remove inefficient systems and processes within and across organisations. Learn about the technology’s benefits for the people of Africa, and about blockchain 3.0, the new generation blockchain technologies such as EOS and Cardano.

technology-icon

Technology Hurdles

What are the concerns around performance, scalability and blockchain infrastructure, and the implementation of blockchain systems?

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE NOW

Select your city.