Programme

Registration
08:00am
Welcome Address and Opening by Master of Ceremonies
09:00am
Tone Vays (Keynote Speaker)  
Keynote Address
09:15am
Content Creator, Derivatives Trader and Consultant
Gary de Beer  
The Practical State of Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) in 2020 - Real Solutions and Demos
13:45pm

Gary's talk will cover various Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) projects, both global and local, that have been implemented or are underway. Gary will describe each use-case, covering the purpose and broad range of technology stacks in use, and he will showcase live demos of a few of these implementations, including two that have been locally developed. Ultimately he will show that SSI is here and that it is achievable in practice using the highest of tech AND with almost no fancy tech at all.

Application Development Specialist at BankservAfrica
Mpho Dagada  
Developing a Framework for the Implementation of a Multi-Sectoral Strategy as Part of President Cyril Ramaphosa's Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)
14:45pm
Loretta Joseph  
The Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) Guidance on Blockchain-Based Digital Identity and Its Impact on the Eco-System
17:00pm
Fintech and Regulatory Consultant to Financial Services Commission Mauritius, Blockchain Advisor at OECD, Fintech Advisor in Bermuda
Closing Address
15:10pm

The Master of Ceremonies will close off Day 1 of the conference.

Cocktail and Network Event
15:10pm

The networking event will be hosted at the venue. All are welcome to attend.

Registration
08:00am
Welcome Address by Master of Ceremonies
09:00am
Dr. Ntuthuko Bhengu  
Blockchain in Healthcare
11:10am

Blockchain is expected to have a significant impact across the entire healthcare sector. Applications in drug discovery, reduction of counterfeit and sub-standard medicine, management of medicine prescriptions, prevention of fraud and sharing of clinical information through secure electronic medical records have already been identified.

Dr Bhengu will highlight relevant use cases with a particular focus on electronic medical records and how blockchain can facilitate patient-centred care by enhancing interoperability, confidentiality and generally improved doctor-patient engagements.

Dr Bhengu will discuss how blockchain will benefit entire health systems and contribute towards a reduction in healthcare costs by reducing transaction costs, inefficiencies and, in the long term, by removing some intermediaries along the value chain.

Health expert on the SA National Planning Commission and a Chartered Director (SA)
Mervyn George  
How Consumer Expectation is Driving the Need for Blockchain-Based Food Tracking
09:35am

Consumers today care more about the purpose and integrity of a brand than the products they deliver. To the modern consumer, the ability to obtain relevant context about the sustainable sourcing of ingredients in products they view in-store is becoming a critical requirement. The combination of blockchain with other exponential technologies (such as mixed reality, AI and analytics) create new possibilities for consumer industries to ensure they deliver with full transparency, offering the necessary assurance required by the modern consumer. In this session, we introduce global use cases that SAP is delivering within food, beverage and pharmaceuticals industries, as well as a brief glimpse of how blockchain is disrupting traditional business processes in the supply chain.

Innovation Strategy Lead for Africa at SAP
Akhona Damane  
The South African National Blockchain Association (SANBA)
10:15am

The initiatives and road map of the Office of Digital Advantage (ODA), which is the portfolio management unit for the implementation of the Department of Science and Innovation's ICT Research, Development and Innovation Roadmap for 2013-2023.

Manager: Office of Digital Advantage (ODA) (on behalf of the Department of Science and Innovation)
Jonathan Galea  
Launching a Licensed Regulated Cryptocurrency Business in Malta
14:15pm

Malta has been trailblazing the regulatory efforts in the crypto-space by launching the first comprehensive framework of its kind in the world, targeting not only service providers such as exchanges and brokers, as well as issuers of coins/tokens, but also those wishing to obtain technical certification on their DLT-based technology arrangements. This session shall provide an overview of this framework, the benefits thereof, and success stories of established companies.

Managing Director at Blockchain Advisory Pty Ltd and President of BitMalta
Michael Glaros  
Trade Finance as a Killer Use Case for Blockchain and AI (Combined with the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement) To Reduce the $120 Billion Lending Gap Across Africa
13:00pm
Principal Program Manager, Azure Blockchain at Microsoft
Carmelle Cadet  
Central Bank Digital Currencies for a Regional Payment System
15:00pm

As the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement enters its implementation phase, it critical for central banks to engage and provide modern payment infrastructure. Improving the physical infrastructure and regulatory frameworks are core requirement for this agreement to unlock the said potential. Additionally, new digital infrastructure is also required, specifically for the payment systems that will facilitate payments and financing of those trades. Moreover, MSMEs are poised to have access to new markets, and using the USD as settlement currency is not an option. Coming with alternative liquidity pooling schemes are sustainable for the region, is also another key benefit of Digital Currency-Based Payment Systems. We see the need for A Modern Central Bank Platform built on blockchain with digital currency technology. Coupled with Data Analytic and AI, such new payment platforms can support real-time final settlement, faster remittance to the unbanked MSMEs and trusted governance for the regulators.

Founder and CEO of EMTECH
Paresh Daya  
Panel: How Can the 4iR and the Use of Exponential Tech Help Drive Africa Forward? What are Some of the Hurdles that We Face on the Continent?
16:00pm
Blockchain Strategist at Standard Bank
Closing Address
16:40pm

The Master of Ceremonies will close off the conference with a few final thoughts.