SPEAKER AND PROGRAMME UPDATE

Due to the coronavirus and travel restrictions, Charles Hoskinson was not able to attend the conference.

The following speakers were not able to attend in person and provided recordings of their presentations:

Gary de Beer
Mervyn George

Registration
08:00am
Tanya Knowles (Keynote Speaker & Master of Ceremonies)  
Welcome Address and Opening by Master of Ceremonies
09:00am
Country Manager of Binance South Africa
Richard de Sousa  
Decentralised Finance on the Hidden Opportunities
09:15am
Founder of AltCoinTrader
Eyal Shani  
Layering Crypto and Countering Terrorism
09:40am
Founder at Aykesubir
Carlos Teixeira  
Blockchain in Working Capital Finance
10:00am
Global Industry Principal at Finastra
Chris Becker (Keynote Speaker)  
Keynote Address: Banking on Blockchain
10:30am
Blockchain Lead at Investec Private Banking
Tea/Coffee Break
11:00am
Tone Vays (Keynote Speaker)  
Keynote Address: Bitcoin's Value Proposition
11:15am
Content Creator, Derivatives Trader and Consultant
Gary de Beer  
The Practical State of Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) in 2020 - Real Solutions and Demos
12:00pm

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
Lunch - Light Snacks
12:25pm
Tanya Knowles (Keynote Speaker & Master of Ceremonies)  
Keynote Address: Binance - Building the SA Ecosystem From the Fiat Gateway
13:00pm
Country Manager of Binance South Africa
Thavash Govender  
Trade Finance Without Boundaries: Blockchain, Data Collaboratives and the Network of Networks
13:30pm

Thavash will cover the convergence of three major trends: the emergence of permissioned blockchain networks as the killer app for trade finance digitisation, promising technological developments to combine blockchain and AI alongside collaborative pooled data for new market insights, and the inherent opportunities provided by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement to help reduce the $120 billion finance gap faced by small and medium enterprises across the Continent.

Data and AI Solution Specialist at Microsoft
Loretta Joseph  
The Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) Guidance on Blockchain-Based Digital Identity and Its Impact on the Eco-System
13:55pm
Fintech and Regulatory Consultant to Financial Services Commission Mauritius, Blockchain Advisor at OECD, Fintech Advisor in Bermuda
Michelle Chivunga Nsanzumuco  
Digital Economy/Digital Assets - Gamechanger to Drive AfCFTA and Growth in Africa?
14:20pm
Founder/CEO & Investor at Global Policy House, Senior Advisor to Government of Bermuda, African Union, British Blockchain & Fintech4Good Lead for Africa
Bronwyn Williams  Stephen Young  
Incentivised, Decentralised Economics
14:45pm

The talk will take the format of an interview and cover the key concepts behind emerging decentralised economic incentive structures - aka "minimally extractive protocols" - using Clockwork.money as a case study.

Futurist, Economist and Trend Analyst
Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Coindirect and Clockwork.money
Tea/Coffee Break
15:00pm
Tone Vays (Keynote Speaker)  Gareth Cliff  Simon Dingle  
Panel: Bitcoin, not Blockchain
15:25pm

Moderator: Gareth Cliff - Where are we with mass adoption in 2020? - Why is bitcoin the future of money? - Why is bitcoin unique?

Content Creator, Derivatives Trader and Consultant
Co-Founder and President of CliffCentral.com
CEO of Inves Capital, South Africa Radio Presenter
Siya Sangweni  Suvi Rinkinen  Modibe Matsepane  Paresh Daya  Michelle Chivunga Nsanzumuco  
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?
16:15pm

Moderator: Siya Sangweni

Brand Manager at CliffCentral.com
CEO at The Telos Foundation
Community Coordinator for Africa at Paxful
Co-Founder of Blink and BECSA
Founder/CEO & Investor at Global Policy House, Senior Advisor to Government of Bermuda, African Union, British Blockchain & Fintech4Good Lead for Africa
Tanya Knowles (Keynote Speaker & Master of Ceremonies)  
Closing Address
17:00pm

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

Country Manager of Binance South Africa
Cocktail and Network Event
17:05pm

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

Registration
08:00am
Tanya Knowles (Keynote Speaker & Master of Ceremonies)  
Welcome Address by Master of Ceremonies
09:00am
Country Manager of Binance South Africa
Akhona Damane  
Enabling R&D and Innovation Collaboration on Blockchain and AI
09:10am

Mr Damane will discuss the initiatives and roadmap 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. Since 2013 the government Department of Science and Innovation has invested in ICT Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) initiatives as part of the Cabinet-approved Roadmap. A number of initiatives have been explored which facilitated joint investment in human capital development at Masters and PhD levels, and collaboration on RDI with industry and international partners through programs such as the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR), Mobile Laboratory of Southern Africa, Data Science for Impact and Decision Enhancement (DSIDE) and South African National Blockchain Alliance (SANBA). Though partnerships government seeks to achieve scale and impact. Mr Damane's presentation will discuss various co-investment instruments and recent examples of how the initiatives have benefited government, industry and South African community at large.

Office of Digital Advantage at CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
Mpho Dagada  
South Africa's Plan to Deal With Blockchain Technology
09:35am

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). Mr. Dagada will be covering much of what the Presidential Commission is planning with regards to the digital currency and cryptocurrency space. He will also be delving into the insights, opportunities as well as partnerships with government for cryptocurrency and blockchain companies and start-ups. He will also be speaking about the new Capital Risk Fund which is aimed at Fourth Industrial Revolution projects.

Member of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution(4IR)
Victor Mapunga  
Rebuilding Identity for Africa Through Algorand
10:00am
Co-Founder and CEO at FlexFinTx
Mervyn George  
How Consumer Expectation is Driving the Need for Blockchain-Based Food Tracking
10:30am

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
Rob Hare  
Taxing Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies in South Africa – Thoughts After the 2020 Budget Speech
10:55am

Rob will discuss how blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are currently taxed in South Africa. In the wake of the 2020 Budget Speech, he will also discuss the developments he had hoped to see in this regard, and his thoughts on the taxation of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies going forward.

Senior Associate, Corporate Tax at Bowmans
Tea/coffee Break
11:20am
Peter Munnings  
What Does a Pan-African Settlement Platform Mean for Africa?
11:40am

Peter will share the journey that Adhara has been on over the last few years, participating in and building these new platforms. He will talk around some of the very real and very imminent opportunities that lie ahead of us.

Co-Founder and COO of Adhara
Anrich Daseman  
Regulation of Cryptocurrencies in South Africa - The South African Reserve Bank (SARB)
12:05pm
Senior Fintech Specialist at the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)
Lunch - Light Snacks
12:30pm
Hemash Kala  
Facebook's Libra - a New Dawn of Privately Issued Money
13:00pm

What does this mean for South Africa? Is Libra likely to gain market adoption in South Africa? Will Libra be able to solve the long-standing agenda of greater financial inclusion in South Africa? What are the risks and opportunities for banks and FinTechs in South Africa?

Managing Director at Beansprout Technologies and Crypto Compliance Services Consultant
Jacquelene Friedenthal  
Swiss Embassy: Swiss Blockchain Ecosystem and Recent Initiatives
13:20pm
Science and Technology Counselor at the Embassy of Switzerland in Pretoria
Dr. Ntuthuko Bhengu  
Blockchain in Healthcare
13:45pm
Founder and Executive Chairman, Alchemy Health Technologies (Pty) Ltd
Fabien Tabarly  
AML/KYC and the Protective Measures in Cryptocurrency Transactions
14:10pm
CEO of NIGMA
Damilola Odufuwa  
Blockchain for Social Good
14:25pm
Head of PR for Africa at Binance
Tea/Coffee Break
14:55pm
Carmelle Cadet  
Central Bank Digital Currencies for a Regional Payment System
15:10pm

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
Prof. Sope Williams-Elegbe  
Public Procurement, Corruption and Blockchain Technology: A Preliminary (Legal) Inquiry
15:35pm
Deputy Director, African Procurement Law Unit at Stellenbosch University
Georges Foaleng  Carmelle Cadet  Bharist Harrilall  Loretta Joseph  Anrich Daseman  Monica Singer  
Panel: The Regulatory Landscape of Blockchain, Digital Assets and AI: Opportunities for Countries
16:00pm

Moderator: Monica Singer What are the concerns that regulators have with blockchain, digital assets and AI? How are countries currently regulating these technologies? How are regulators considering regulating them in the future? What are the potential risks of an unregulated market? What are the benefits of Central Bank digital currencies for regional payment systems? What are the opportunities blockchain, AI and digital assets offer to countries?

Founder of Foaleng and Sonwa and Senior Risk Analyst at the Central Bank of Cameroon
Founder and CEO of EMTECH
Group Financial Crime Compliance Advisor at Investec
Fintech and Regulatory Consultant to Financial Services Commission Mauritius, Blockchain Advisor at OECD, Fintech Advisor in Bermuda
Senior Fintech Specialist at the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)
Creator of Opportunities at ConsenSys
Tanya Knowles (Keynote Speaker & Master of Ceremonies)  
Closing Address
16:50pm

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

Country Manager of Binance South Africa