Conference Room

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Conference Room

A.I. & Blockchain Regulation

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Malta led the blockchain regulatory front in 2018. This time around, the Blockchain Island is also looking to be a top 10 leader in procuring ethical A.I. legal frameworks. What developments are on the horizon for these exciting tech sectors in the grand scheme of things? Let's find out.

09:00-09:05

Welcoming Remarks

Eric Van Der Kleij

Beverly Tonna

Blockchain Advisory

Max Studennikoff

09:05-09:25

A European approach to A.I.

Delve into a European perspective on the technological, ethical and socio-economic implications of A.I. development. Time to dig in.

Pascal B. van Knijff

Lydia Barbara

Ludovic Bodin

Wayne Grixti

Mariella Baldacchino

09:25-09:45

Fintech, Securities & Regulation

The financial services industy is pushing the envelope with regards to blockchain solutions, ETFs and regulating an emerging digital financial infrastructure. Let's hear what the experts have to say.

Beverly Tonna

Blockchain Advisory

Jon Matonis

Kenneth Farrugia

Benjamin Griscti

Jacek Czarnecki

09:45-10:00

Worth the risk: The global state of chains

Fasten your seatbelts as an industry expert navigates the cryptocurrency markets for a glimpse into the future of the sector.

Brock Pierce

10:00-10:10

Keynote by Hon. Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat

The Prime Minister of Malta elucidates his thoughts on this fast-developing sphere.

Hon. Joseph Muscat

10:10-10:20

Keynote By Hon. Silvio Schembri

The Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation considers the impact of this thriving industry on the Blockchain Island.

Hon. Silvio Schembri

10:20-10:30

Will IoT reinvent the 21st century business model?

An industry expert and veteran looks at how IoT has evolved to include new strategies to potentially serve as a major driver of business transformation.

Marc Taverner

10:30-10:50

A World First - Giving DAO its Legal Personality

After setting up a coherent regulatory framework for DLT in 2018, Malta is now working on a fourth bill that will give DAO its own legal personality. Watch this space.

Dr. Christina Scicluna

Steve Tendon

Leonard Bonello

Amandine Doat

Irina Heaver

10:50-11:10

Malta's Role in the Digital World Economy

Malta has positioned itself as a focal point for business and trade in the digital era. How does regulation work as a means of attracting foreign direct investment?

Joseph Borg

WH Partners

Ian Gauci

Caledo

Stephen McCarthy

Ramona Azzopardi

Deborah Chappell

Anthony David Gatt

11:10-11:25

Innovating for Tech Opportunities across the Commonwealth

Collaboration within the tech ecosystem offers a clear path to improved entrepreneurial opportunities. It's time to examine the long road to building stronger ties across the Commonwealth.

Lord J. Marland

11:25-11:40

Towards a common Sandbox Environment

An esteemed panel of Commonwealth representatives discuss the wide-ranging implications of a regulatory sandbox environment within the block.

Eric Van Der Kleij

Lord J. Marland

Minister Carmelo Abela

Dr Amanda J Sharkey

11:40-12:00

A.I. Framework Initiatives: How Should We Regulate AI?

A.I. developement poses significant opportunities in a digitalised business environment - but what of the risks?

Monty Munford

Alexiei Dingli

Olga Finkel

Dinis Guarda

Gagandeep Singh

12:00-12:10

The Current Status of the DLT Regulatory Framework

What has happened since Malta launched its world-renowned DLT regulatory Framework? Let's find out.

Jonathan Galea

12:10-12:20

Regulating STOs for the masses

The SEC has allowed a venture to raise $50 million from a security public sale following the Blockstack filing. Let's delve into how Reg A+ STOs are now a reality.

Gordon Einstein

A.I. Start-up Pitch

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10 AI Startups with innovative projects will pitch on stage in front of established entrepreneurs and savvy investors. Set your sights on the moon and battle it out in a shark-tank environment with some tough love from a select panel of stern judges.

12:30-14:00

AI Startup Pitch

World Changing Applications of A.I. & Blockchain

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Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence pose life changing possibilities as well as fresh 21st century verticals. As data continues to accumulate on public blockchains, a merge in these technologies is not only inevitable, but eminently desirable. It’s time to navigate this uncharted territory and beyond!

14:00-14:10

Blockchain and the Future of Humanity

The new infrastructure that provides an unprecedented level of trust is here. How will this play out in the years ahead?

Vinay Gupta

14:10-14:40

How does Blockchain bring social benefits to Emerging Economies?

Developing countries such as India, Kenya and others in East Africa are discovering an array of applications for blockchain that promises a secure, peer-to-peer mechanism for verifying information. Let's dig in.

Monty Munford

H.E. Khurram Shroff

Vinay Gupta

Neyma Jahan

14:40-14:55

The Future of Digital Money

While the short term volatility of cryptocurrencies rages on, the ongoing adoption of digital money makes the transition all but assured

Bobby Lee

14:55-15:10

Is a Global Decentralised Financial System a Possibility or a Utopia?

The decentralised financial ecosystem aims to tackle key infrastructural challenges in finance. Will this prototype succeed where others have failed?

Bobby Lee

Eric Van Der Kleij

15:10-15:20

Bitcoin: a 21st century Currency Renaissance?

Fasten your seatbelts as the legendary Tim Draper addresses the looming financial revolution in a televised message to Bitcoin believers.

Tim Draper

15:20-15:30

How can we reconcile blockchain security with rampant hacks?

Over $15 billion have been stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges. How do we ramp up security to mitigate these risks?

Pascal Gauthier

15:30-15:40

Hacking the DNA of Humanity by A.I. & Blockchain

The fusion of A.I & blockchain is set to bring about a multi-trillion Dollar industry. Let's dive into the incoming tsunami of tokenomics and automation.

Dinis Guarda

15:40-16:00

How will A.I. shape an evolving job market?

Whether it's the onset of driverless cars or automated chat bots, the job market is clearly undergoing a paradigm shift. It's time for industry experts to demystify the abstraction.

Francina Moisa

Nicholls Moisa

Thomas Power

Angelo Dalli

UMNAI

Jorge Sebastiao

Ben Goertzel

16:00-16:20

Data mining: Your online identity

A.I., Big Data, blockchain and online identity have met in an inevitable intersection. It's time to cross the road.

Max Studennikoff

Miko Matsumura

John Calian

T Labs

Dr. Alexandra Mikityuk

Dion Croom

Jimmy Zhao

16:20-16:30

What is Web 3.0 and why does it matter?

The Internet is undergoing a complete reinvention. Let's explore this paradigm shift and how it's set to shake things up on the web.

Larry Sanger

16:30-16:50

How Will Blockchain, AI and IoT Converge in the Next Decade?

Whether it's data verification protocols or advanced A.I. algorithms, these moving parts are slowly coming together. Let's delve right in.

Wesley Ellul

Quizando

Larry Sanger

Fernando Martinho

Mike Rosner

Francesco Andreoli

David Pulis

16:50-17:05

Decentralised AI: an Existential Risk or an Auspicious future?

Is blockchain technology a platform for the ultimate doomsday scenario? Let the stream of consciousness begin.

David Orban

David Hanson Ph.D.

17:05-17:15

Cryptocurrency exchanges: opportunities and challenges

Are stablecoins the answer to challenges of volatility and liquidity in the cryptocurrency exchange market? There's only one way to find out.

Kiana Shek

17:15-17:25

Game theory: how do we incentivise good behaviour?

Cryptocurrencies each have their own protocols and incentive mechanisms that keep their respective networks functioning. How does one of the world's leading digital assets utilise game theory to normalise good behaviour?

Dr. Lars Brünjes

17:25-17:40

How Will Digital Currencies Change the World

Whether it's faster and cheaper transfers, low-cost remittances or simply unleashing the power of e-commerce, digital currencies are changing the game entirely.

Roger Ver

17:40-18:00

Ethical Implications of AI for Humanity

As A.I. systems become more capable and integrated into everyday life, one must consider the ethical issues surrounding their development.

Thomas Power

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Room 1 - A.I. Thought leaders expand icon

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09:00-09:20

Introductory Keynote

Ben Goertzel

09:20-10:10

Regulations, Rights and Responsibilities for AI

An A.I. regulatory framework is clearly needed to address legal and ethical reservations. What should be the guiding principles for this movement?

Dr Amanda J Sharkey

Massimiliano Caruso

Ben Goertzel

Amy Ter Haar

10:10-11:00

Towards Legally and Politically Savvy AIs

How might we build AIs that can understand law and policy? How might we meaningfully define AI rights and responsibilities? Is there an interplay between legally binding smart contracts and prospective AI auditors?

Dylan Seychell

James Hughes

Vitaly Gumirov

Ani Sachdev

Ben Goertzel

11:00-11:15

From Robotics and A.I. towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Dr. Nikolaos Mavridis

11:15-11:50

Advanced General Intelligence and the job market

How can advanced A.I. be used to empower people rather than disenfranchise them? Let's find out.

David Orban

Toufi Saliba

David Hanson Ph.D.

James Hughes

Ani Sachdev

11:50-12:40

AI in Malta

What collection of mechanisms would best incentivise AI startups, early-stage companies and needed talent to locate in Malta?

Amy Ter Haar

Angelo Dalli

UMNAI

David Hanson Ph.D.

Massimiliano Caruso

Vitaly Gumirov

12:40-13:00

Conclusion and Next Steps

Ben Goertzel

Room 1 - A.I. & BC for Payments, Banking & Finance expand icon

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Whether it's standard fiat, cryptocurrencies or 1:1 stablecoins, the time for electronic cash has come. Let's get into the disruptions, challenges and opportunities on the horizon.

14:00-14:10

The future of money

Parth Detroja

Aditya Agashe

14:10-14:20

Market sentiment, mixed emotions and crypto fundamentals

Bobby Lee

14:20-14:30

Financial Disruption: Opportunities and Challenges

Whether it's payment applications with a low barrier to entry or Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, the established financial order is in for a shake-up. It's time to push the envelope.

Max Kantelia

14:30-14:35

STO to finance a startup: the first steps to launch a security token

Max Kops

14:35-14:55

21st century risks: Banking and Cybersecurity

With the advent of mobile and third-party banking, maintaining security standards is of utmost importance. Cryptocurrency exchanges that share many banking functions are all too familiar with this phenomenon. What's to be done to mitigate risks in this new landscape?

Chris Grech

Sean Salloux

Paul Warren

Dr. Stefan Beyer

Jean-Michel Azzopardi

14:55-15:15

Payment Processors and the Need to Adapt

Paypal, WePay, Patreon and other payment processors have been around for a while. How do these middlemen adapt to the looming emergence of networked mediums of exchange?

Yanki Önen

Jovan Gavrilovic

David Gold

Calvin NG

Ivan Bolonikhin

S Block
15:15-15:35

Traditional Currency Vs Cryptocurrency

The Bitcoin halving is projected to occur in Q2 of 2020. By that time Bitcoin's inflation will be 1.8% versus the Central Bank's usual 2%. Let's discuss the effects this will have on competing currencies.

Dushan Spalevich

Arnaud Salomon

Andrea Castiglione

Matthias von Hauff

José Maria Macedo

15:35-15:45

Bridging the gap: crypto and Fiat currency

Oliver Prock

15:45-16:00

Addressing vulnerabilities for next generation cryptocurrency wallets

What are the vulnerabilities in the most popular software wallets on the market today? Is private key data leaking an issue? Let's dive into the vulnerabilities and prospective solutions for safely storing cryptocurrencies.

Robert Rhodin

Pascal Gauthier

Brad Bulent Yasar

Dr Malcolm Falzon

Vitaly Gumirov

16:00-16:10

FinTech: Are turst layers and increased efficiency enough for mass adoption?

Vaibhav Khadikar

16:10-16:20

Change and exchange: is a crypto market recovery in sight?

With reports of fake crypto exchange volume getting mainstream media attention, the question of cryptocurrency market health becomes ever more important. How will this affect the broader market recovery?

Pawel Kuskowski

16:20-16:30

Blockchain and the global banking system

Nuno Barroso

Global Consortium Corporation

Room 1 - Understanding DAO expand icon

There are many paths towards a sustainable future with blockchain technology, but while still in the ‘work in progress stage’, DAOs have the potential to be game changers. From intellectual property to actual governance, DAOs give power to individuals by allowing for a true democracy - enhancing a struggling social layer, engendering business collaborations and creating accountability.

16:30-16:45

State of the DAOs

Beth McCarthy

16:45-17:00

Collective organisation and production in the DAO era

Daniel Shavit

17:00-17:25

TokenSpace: A Visual Approach to Understanding Regulatory Properties of Cryptoassets

Wassim Alsindi

17:25-17:35

Kelsen: Tackling corruption with Ethereum software

Louis Margot-Duclot

17:35-17:45

Blockchain partnerships in the real world, financial inclusion, DeFi (decentralized finance movement).

Gustav Arentoft

17:45-18:00

Open DAO: Prototyping DAO solutions

Beth McCarthy

Daniel Shavit

Room 2 - Driving Legislation in Technology expand icon

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The Blockchain Advisory Workshop

09:00-09:10

Opening Keynote

Jonathan Galea

Blockchain Advisory
09:10-09:30

Running an exchange in a regulated environment

Jonathan Galea

Blockchain Advisory
09:30-10:15

ICOs & STOs – friends or foes?

Dr. Jeppe Stokholm

Miko Matsumura

Jor Law

Hirander Misra

10:15-10:30

Keynote speech by the Prime Minister of Malta

Hon. Joseph Muscat

10:30-11:00

Know your blockchain: compliance in DLT

Adam Vaziri

11:00-11:30

Delving into learning & technology: the importance of educative initiatives

Dr. Lars Brünjes

11:30-11:45

COFFEE BREAK

11:45-12:05

Tax or no tax: how cryptos are taxed in Malta

Antoinette Scerri

12:05-12:15

Security tokens from the perspective of stock exchanges

Abdalla Kablan

12:15-12:35

The use of smart tokens in securities field

Georgiy Gukasyan

12:45-13:05

Blockchain, DLT and Innovative Technology Assurances

Dr. Joshua Ellul

13:05-13:15

Closing address

Anton Dalli

Room 2 - The Brokerage Event expand icon

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14:00-18:00

Fasten your seatbelts for an all-inclusive B2B matchmaking haven at best summit in town.

Applicants will participate in a one-to-one marketplace to:
  • Identify technology partners to develop new services & products in A.I. & Blockchain technology.
  • Partner with commercial entities to offer existing A.I. & Blockchain applications.
  • Exchange knowledge and expertise by networking with public and private experts on the latest disruptive technologies.
Developers as well as entrepreneurs and businesses will have the opportunity to open their horizons to various sectors such as retail, healthcare, creative industries, the financial services, information and communication technology as well as manufacturing and Blockchain. Join the pre-arranged face-to-face 25 minute meetings and explore the ocean of business potential and collaborative efforts! Register here

Conference Room

A.I., IOT & Big Data

It is estimated that nearly 2.9 billion people will own a smart phone by 2020. Over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated each day, with ninety percent of world data being generated in the last two years. The scale and magnitude of A.I., IOT and Big Data is both unprecedented and a testament to the human desire to achieve the impossible. The question is: what’s next on the horizon?

09:00-09:10

Enough is Enough: The Power of Blockchain to End the Era of Big Data Breaches

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. But what if every link is equally immutable? It's time to rattle the cages.

Alain Falys

09:10-09:30

Institutional and Private Investment in AI

Institutions have eyed the A.I. space since the first Turing complete tests were published. Where is private money going now?

Tugce Ergul

Alex Fayette

Vivek Ramaswami

Sunil Chhaya

Eric Benz

09:30-09:40

Demistfying A.I.: The transition is closer than you think

Massive developments in recent history continue to push science fiction into fact. Let's hear what the experts have to say.

Angelo Dalli

UMNAI
09:40-09:50

Our relationship with A.I. and robots

Tech gadgets are seducing us into new types of relationships. But what kinds of relationship can you have with a machine? It’s complicated, but let's find out.

Noel Sharkey

09:50-10:10

Artificial General Intelligence: fact or fiction?

Fasten your seatbelts as industry leaders don their philosophical hats to put their wits to the test.

Monty Munford

Noel Sharkey

Ben Goertzel

Dr Claudia Borg

David J. Gunkel

10:00-10:10

When emerging tech collides: a stabilising future for iGaming

Let's delve into how stability impacts the role of blockchain and virtual financial assets as a solution for online casinos and their users.

Juliet Adelstein

10:20-10:40

A.I.: Lessons Learned and Prospects Ahead

After decades of A.I. development it's time for a post-mortem on A.I. history as we begin to glimpse new horizons.

Thomas Power

Dinis Guarda

Toufi Saliba

Joshua Hong

Paul Lee

10:40-10:50

How will blockchain affect today's charities?

Trust in charities has declined precipitously over the last few years. Can technology reinvigorate this space? Let's find out.

Sandor Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduke of Austria

10:50-11:00

Emerging economies, credibility crises and cryptocurrency

Blockchain's value proposition becomes even more pertinent when seen in light of emerging economies. The question is: will it solve today's credibility crises?

Michael Nye

11:00-11:20

Tech trio: The social significance of A.I., IoT and Big Data

How will the convergence of different technologies impact the way we organise human systems?

Miguel Francis Santiago

Jan-Peter Doomernik

Anthea Greco

Omaid Hiwaizi

Abdalla Kablan

11:20-11:30

next steps: malta's role as the quantum island

After having secured itself as the blockchain island, Malta is now flexing its muscles in the Quantum scene. As tech pioneers, it's time to take things to the next level.

Andre Xuereb

11:30-11:40

Deterministically combating DeepFake A.I. using blockchain and cryptography

DeepFake A.I. allows anyone with a computer to create instant videos of anyone, including CEOs, heads of states and presidents. It's time to explore the cryptographic solutions on the cards.

Toufi Saliba

11:40-11:50

A.I. technology: out with the old, in with the new

How does A.I. compare to other tech advancements, and in what capacity will it affect our daily lives?

Angelo Dalli

UMNAI
11:50-12:00

Towards a tokenised culture of borderless harmony

Are we in the early stages of a global transition that is set to redefine borders and citizenship? Let's find out.

Gordon G.E. Wang

12:00-12:10

A nuanced fundraising mechanism for tech startups

Decentralised autonomous trusts (DAT) promise to overcome key challenges for A.I. & Blockchain startups. Let's explore Malta's leadership role before the Blockchain battle takes centre stage.

David Orban

Blockchain Battle

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15 STO's with the most promising crypto and/or blockchain projects will pitch on stage in front of established entrepreneurs and savvy investors . Set your sights on the moon and battle it out in a shark-tank environment with some tough love from a select panel of stern judges.

12:30-14:00

STO Battle

Blockchain Investment & The Future of Digital Money

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Payments and investments are on an evolutionary fast track. From user-friendly value-transfer applications and innovation in outdated exchanges, to the massive boom in data verification protocols, a digital renaissance is undoubtedly inching towards the masses. How will traditional structures face up to this impending technological leap?

14:00-14:10

security tokens on a Bitcoin layer two sidechain

The possibilities for layer two Bitcoin sidechains are endless. Let's delve into inter-exchange settlement networks and their ability to enable faster Bitcoin transactions and digital asset issuance.

Adam Back

14:10-14:20

Debunking the myths and fallacies of blockchain

While nuanced and highly useful, blockcahin is not the panacea it is painted out to be. Let's tackle some of the myths and fallacies in this space.

Miko Matsumura

14:20-14:30

A $500 Trillion Tokenised Economy

Tokenomics is all the rage in the realm of digital currencies. Let's get into the specifics about liquidity, fungibility and transparency in this evolving new market.

Patrick Lowry

Iconic Holding
14:30-14:50

No breaks on the crypto roller coaster

What are the lessons learned and horizons ahead in the $200 billion cryptocurrency market?

Alex Batlin

Steve Kelso

Dennis O’Neill

Dr. Evan Luthra

Patrick Lowry

Sam Lee

14:50-15:00

Investment: crypto equity and security tokens

Token classification has become one of the most important subjects in blockchain. It's time to take a closer look at the evolving nature of today's investment vehicles.

Simon Dixon

15:00-15:20

The Ultimate showdown: BTC vs BTC Cash

Fasten your seatbelts as adversarial industry thought leaders go head-to-head in a 'real-talk' deathmatch.

Monty Munford

Roger Ver

Bitcoin.com

Tone Vays

15:20-15:40

Global Banking in the Digital Age

The relentless forces of progress are set to reinvent today's financial fabric from the ground up. It's time to turn up the heat in this fast-changing fintech landscape.

Gregory Klumov

STASIS

Monty Munford

Eloisa Marchesoni

Simon Dixon

Kenneth Farrugia

George Paliani

15:40-15:50

Blockchain Investment: Has the Industry Matured for Institutional Investors?

How has the market reacted as talk of mainstream institutional investment echoes in the space?

Dennis O’Neill

15:50-16:15

All you need to know: STOs - IPOs - IEOs

The fintech industry is awash with acronyms and buzzwords. Let's delve into the differences and similarities from both a legal and technical perspective.

Ransu Salovaara

Giacomo Arcaro

Gordon Einstein

Ruslan Gavrilyuk

Max Kops

Kokila Alagh

16:15-16:25

The Blockchain Dilemma: Scalability at the expense of decentralisation

How do we develop a blockchain that offers scalability and security without compromising one for the other?

Alexander Borodich

16:25-16:40

What will the Future of the Fintech Industry Look Like?

In the space of a decade, technological leaps have dramatically transformed our financial lives. What's next for the fintech industry? Let’s find out.

Alexander Borodich

Alex Alexandrov

16:40-16:50

Blockchain and the transaction revolution

Blockchain is revolutionising the payment space as transaction protocols and intermediaries like Swift, Visa and Mastercard begin to feel the heat. But where are things heading next?

Mariela Tanchez

Traxalt
16:50-17:10

365 days later: which crypto projects are building this budding space?

Much has happened since the 2017 bull market moon landing. It's time to take stock of the successes and failures as we move into a more mature industry.

Alexander Borodich

Dotun Rominiyi

Tone Vays

Yagub Rahimov

Marwan Alzarouni

Ivan Bolonikhin

S Block
17:10-17:20

Money, gaming and blockchain technology

Friction between iGaming and payment processors has always existed. But will this come to an end with today's blockchain solutions?

Erwin Dickman

17:20-17:30

Beyond banking: What happens when we merge artificial intuition with DLT?

Self-correcting, blockchain-based and scalable A.I. can solve issues relating to banking and custodianship, among other things. Let's dig in.

Alex Alexandrov

17:30-17:50

banking the unbanked: the significance of borderless currency

As the advantage gap narrows, we examine the transformative effect this has had on developing economies and the people who must navigate them.

Max Studennikoff

Patrick Chang

Carla Vella

Adam Back

Nuno Barroso

Global Consortium Corporation

Ruzbeh Bacha

17:50-18:00

A paradigm shift: Understanding Decentralised Finance

An emerging alternative to the global financial system is within reach, but we're not quite there yet. Let's hear what the experts have to say.

Jimmy Zhao

Eric Zhang

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Room 1 - A.I. & BC for Retail & Property expand icon

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The dependance on third-party verifiers in property markets may be at an end.
As its intended use, the blockchain could act as an innovative, trustless safety-net that ensures both parties keep their end of the deal - reducing the risk of fraud in the process. By using a distributed database to prove authenticity, home owners could transfer ownership through a DLT-network, reducing costs as a consequence. The rental space could also be affected, as agents and buyers will be able to make use of an incorruptible resource that secures data by ensuring digital ownership.
This transformation wouldn't happen over night, but one can see how families and individuals would benefit as property innovations came to fruition. Let's discuss.

09:00-09:10

From proof of ownership to proof of work

Antonio Giannino

09:10-09:20

How to accept crypto without investing in new POS hardware

Martin Glettler

09:20-09:30

Machine learning in real estate marketplaces

The Broker vs. Bot publication brought the worlds of artificial intelligence and customer service in close contact. Chat bots currently augment customer experience, but is A.I. set to replace agents entirely? Let's dig in.

Dr. Gege Gatt

09:30-09:40

When Blockchain meets retail

Originally used solely for financial transactions within the crypto-currency market, the potential of the blockchain technology has grown to offer retailers horizontal applications across areas such as payments, customer relationship management, real-time data and analytics. It's time to address how this tech is poised to reinvent the retail sector while underlining the regulatory challenges that lie ahead.

Thibault Verbiest

09:40-10:00

Real Estate and Blockchain: Best use case or all hype?

While blockchain technology may offer many solutions to challenges of liquidity, inefficiencies and high costs in the real estate industry, is it all hype or is there something significant going on here?

Yael Tamar

Alexandra Levin Kramer

Thibault Verbiest

Dr Henry Balani

Dr. Jeppe Stokholm

10:00-10:20

Streamlining B2B payments and cross border transactions

Twenty-eight banks from around the world are currently participating in a SWIFT-driven blockchain proof of concept to determine if they can use it to settle cross border transactions.

Gabriele Lipniute

Brad Bulent Yasar

Uldis Teraudkalns

Haroun Moula

Jack Nikogosian

10:20-10:30

Islamic finance missing link Blockchain

H.E. Khurram Shroff

Room 1 - A.I. & BC for Entertainment & Marketing expand icon

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Tech and media giants like Youtube and Twitch took the entertainment and marketing industries by storm. As the onset of blockchain and increased automation bring about the next disruptive phase in this landscape, how can entrepreneurs and visionaries orient themselves to capitalise on these exciting new trends?

10:30-10:40

The bitcoin network effect and blockchain adoption rates

Tokens brought hope of solving a classic chicken and egg problem that many networks have in enabling the distribution of benefits through scalability and consumer engagement. However, many DApps have yet to reach mass adoption. What is blockchain meant to fix in current marketing mechanisms and what lessons can be taken from Web 2.0 to help with adoption rates.

Anna Frankowska

10:40-11:00

Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0

Web 3.0 is slated to be a new paradigm  that will facilitate the decentralised and democratic spirit of the internet. How does this emerging landscape compare to Web 2.0? Let's find out.

Marco Calicchia

Jean-Philippe Beaudet

Sergei Khitrov

Listing.Help

Daniele Monteleone

Dr. Alexandra Mikityuk

11:00-11:10

Personal Branding: Growth hacking your way to prominence

Those looking to make a name for themselves need look no further. Discover the tips and tricks to get to the top of the food chain and become a respected authority in your market using growth hacking and digital marketing techniques.

Giacomo Arcaro

11:10-11:20

Assets on the block: Understanding Virtual Ownership

Caty Tedman

11:20-11:40

Consumer demands and web traffic in the crypto era

User growth, retention and emerging consumer demands are prime areas rife with challenges and opportunities. How do today's organisations cater to newer generations in a burgeoning landscape that pays consumers for their attention?

Maya Middlemiss

Dr. Tiffany Brown

Sébastien Borget

Vaibhav Khadikar

11:40-12:00

Gamification and engagement in affiliate marketing

Tuning into people's natural tendencies and desires is a tricky task. Which new trends are shaping user interaction and engagement in today's world?

Franco Bondi

Dr. Denise De Gaetano

Benjamin Boyle

Ray Davies

Room 1 - A.I. & BC for Transport & Logistics expand icon

From conflict resolution to administrative efficiency and order tracking, blockchain holds the key to problems that have been plaguing the transport and logistics industry for decades. Let's explore some of these issues.

12:00-12:10

Uncovering blockchain use-cases: supply chain traceability

Giuseppe Perrone

12:10-12:25

Supply Chain 4.0: Redefining the relationship between Human and Machine

Antonio Giannino

Gabriele Bernasconi

Eleonora Mulas

Premindra Rajaram

12:25-12:35

How blockchain will change the world of logistics

Guido Schmitz-Krummacher

12:35-12:45

LOGISTICS AND BLOCKCHAIN AT SCALE

The concept of a blockchain being a permanent ledger coupled with the hype around smart contracts can lead to a fundamental misunderstanding of how blockchain can be best used to revolutionise logistics. Neither the permanent ledger or the idea of smart contracts are important here — rather, it is the implementation of blockchain as a high-capacity PKI network that will really change the game when it comes to logistics management systems.

Richard Parris

12:45-13:00

A.I., blockchain and Big Data: The trinity driving us to the future

Gagandeep Singh

13:00-13:25

Smart Crypto Cities

Maksym Vysochansky

Bruce Jeong

Eloisa Marchesoni

Ryan Burleson

Andrea Bonaceto

13:25-13:45

How circular economy principles, blockchain and IoT help smart supply chains

Gabriele Bernasconi

Eleonora Mulas

13:45-14:00

Understanding the utility of Non-fungible tokens

13:45-14:00

Blockchain Revolution - Breakthroughs in Efficiency and Transparency with Distributed Ledger Technology

Sergio Stephano

Room 1 - A.I. & BC for Healthcare expand icon

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The healthcare industry is drowning in data - clinical trials, patient medical records, complex billing, research and more. Being notorious for its administrative inefficiencies, particularly when transferring patient data across private healthcare providers, can data-handling be streamlined across the industry while ensuring increased security and privacy? Now is the time to discuss.

14:00-14:10

Keynote by Hon. Chris Fearne

Hon Chris Fearne

14:10-14:20

A.I. and Blockchain - the ideal relationship for success in Healthcare

Legacy system in the healthcare sector make life a lot harder than it has to be. How can A.I. and Blockchain bring these systems up to standard with today's flourishing tech space?

Stefan Buttigieg

14:20-14:40

Blockchain in Healthcare: the Ultimate case

Stefan Buttigieg

Zain Rana

Dr. Denise De Gaetano

Henry Ines

Maria Marenco

14:40-15:00

Blockchain, A.I. and Medical Record Management

What is the way forward for a decentralised health data sharing backbone?

Stefan Buttigieg

Jake Azzopardi

Dr. Gege Gatt

Tomaz Gornik

Adrian Pisani

15:00-15:20

A.I. in Public Health: Shifting from reaction to anticipation

Maria Marenco

Conrad Attard

Natasha Azzopardi Muscat

Stefan Buttigieg

15:20-15:30

Free Health in The world

Fernando Chacón

15:30-15:35

Closing remarks

Stefan Buttigieg

Room 2 - Blockchain and Risk (BAR) Seminar expand icon

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The Blockchain and Risk Seminar creates a meaningful opportunity for people to explore these crucial topics. We know the burden of managing risk does not fall to a single area, so we have invited experts and thinkers from a wide variety of disciplines including data protection, cybersecurity, ethics, and from sectors such as finance, gaming, and law to share their insights and views on the future of risk management in blockchain.
The BAR seminar's purpose is to spark new ideas, to share practical steps, tips, and helpful methods and techniques. The aim is to assist people and their organisations in taking calculated risks and making intelligent decisions to decrease the disruptive element of blockchain and increase opportunities.

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09:00-09:30

Control, Alt, Delete

Privacy and the right to be forgotten: placing personal data on an immutable blockchain and the GDPR implications. Advances in privacy and confidentiality

Dr. Terence Cassar

09:30-10:00

Regulating new techology frontiers

When is too little too much? Exploring the need for innovation and disruption while meeting legal responsibilities.

Dr. Christian Ellul

10:00-10:45

iForgot

Cybersecurity risks and the blockchain including the impossibility of recovering cryptographic keys.

Howard Poston

10:45-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-11:30

Blockchain - The Game Changer

How is blockchain changing the iGaming landscape and way players interact with the technology.

Carla Vella

11:30-12:15

Smart Contracts

How do smart contracts change risk assessments and could they be used to automate compliance and regulatory enforcement?

Fabio Hidlebrand

12:15-13:00

Ethics by design

Do privacy enhancing technologies offer opportunities to reduce risks and what is blockchains role in ethical frameworks?

Ivana Bartoletti

Room 2 - A.I. & BC for Social Impact expand icon

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The same way poles oppose and compliment each other, so too could blockchain and artificial intelligence. As the IOT (internet of things) is setting us up for a revolution of connectivity, the advent of decentralised blockchain and centralised artificial intelligence could take societal organisation to a new level.

As demonstrated by IBM’s India Lab, food supply chain processes could be overhauled, accounting for everything from farming to the grocery store. IoT sensors on harvest fields could also provide the bedrock for innovative and efficient farming insurance that takes severe weather into account. In the pharmaceutical sector, medicine storage climates on the blockchain could optimise delivery conditions.

The social ramifications, particularly in emerging economies, are massive. Let’s discuss the social impact of these technologies together

14:00-14:10

Opening remarks

Chris Vassallo

14:10-14:25

Nature2.0: Insights towards the unimaginable ecosystems of tomorrow: Frozen mindsets, existing technology and the commons

Jan-Peter Doomernik

14:25-14:55

From waste to resource

Chris Vassallo

Tabata Mussone

Neal Camilleri

Francesco Vauban

Mariano Jose Diaz Villafuerte

14:55-15:20

Utilising Blockchain Technology to Empower People

It's time for dramatic measures to be taken to empower people out of poverty. Blockchain allows for a whopping 80% cost cut while ensuring 100% transparency in this endeavour. Let's dig in.

Martijn Hekman

Fraser Brown

Liliana Carrillo

Duncan Murray

Claude Ebejer

15:20-15:35

Making Governments Compete for You

Imagine a private company offers you the basic services of a state, i.e. protection of life, liberty and property in a defined territory. You pay a fixed amount for those services per year. Your respective rights and duties are laid down in a written “citizen’s contract” between you and the provider. For everything else, you do what you want. Thus, you are a contracting party on an equal footing with a secured legal position, instead of subject to the government’s or majority’s ever changing will. And you only become a part of it if you like the offer.

Titus Gebel

15:35-16:00

A “Sharers Initiative” for Open Governance?

Beth McCarthy

Eduardo Javier Muñoz

Francesco Carbone

Remigio Maradona

16:00-16:25

Social Impact, sustainable development and financial inclusion

Neha Mehta

Severiyos Aydin

Barbara Lang

Lucas Zaehringer

Daud Zulfacar

16:25-16:40

Doing well by doing good

The intersection between Blockchain and A.I. is set to spur growth for industries that focus on technology and sustainability. Let's dig in.

Kenneth Reece

16:40-16:55

Startup investors should prioritize social impact over ROI

Jan Brody

16:55-17:20

Can tech tip the scale towards change?

As energy costs skyrocket and natural resources dwindle, the question of how, where, and when we use energy has become increasingly pertinent. Through data integration with tech such as A.I. and IoT, smart analysis has helped create an accurate digital picture of the sector, bringing down labour costs, allowing us to use energy more efficiently, and motivating users to become actively involved as consumers.

Juliet Annerino

Sandor Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduke of Austria

Jan-Peter Doomernik

Liliana Carrillo

17:20-17:35

Blockchain and Tech for Food Security

Steve Cachia

17:35-17:50

Incubating ecosystems that solve complex problems through mass collaboration

Victoria Ous

17:50-18:00

Conclusion and next steps

Chris Vassallo

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