Conference Room

Workshop Room

Conference Room

Compliance & Regulation

Conference Chair

Beverly Tonna

Legal Advisor - Blockchain Advisory

Hosted by:

How are local regulatory idiosyncrasies flirting with the global stage? Whether it's AI & blockchain regulation or DAO Governance, we're asking all the big questions.

09:00-09:02

Welcome to the WInter edition of the Malta AIBC Summit 2019

Monty Munford

Beverly Tonna

09:02-09:20

When two worlds collide: exploring micro and macro regulatory perspectives

Friction between local and global regulatory end-goals is inevitable in today's global landscape. Let's explore this dividing line and whether AI and blockchain could facilitate both ends of the spectrum.

Jillian Godsil

Mru Patel

Christopher Azzopardi

Mariella Baldacchino

Dr Josef Cachia

09:20-09:40

Fintech, payment solutions and compliance

As PSD2 and GDPR rain down upon the financial services and broader industries, how are service providers fairing one year on? What's next on this regulatory front?

Dirk Urpani

Stephen McCarthy

Kenneth Farrugia

Irina Heaver

Jaguar-Adva Gal

Andrew Zvirzdin

09:40-09:50

A balancing act: the ideal crypto wallet for newcomers

Retail investors often don't know where to look when it comes to getting on the crypto train. Let's take a look at user expectations in this nascent sector.

Bobby Lee

09:50-10:00

Achieving tech supremacy with high-performance chains

It's time for an introduction into the innovative ways to empower blockchains through heterogeneous architectures and high-performance computation.

Ciprian Pungila

10:00-10:10

Leading the pack: Malta's national AI strategy

Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to the Prime Minister of Malta, the Hon. Joseph Muscat, as he elucidates his thoughts on this fast-paced industry.

Hon. Joseph Muscat

10:10-10:20

Onwards: the next frontier for the tech nation

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

Hon. Silvio Schembri

10:20-10:30

Information embargos: bringing auditing to the 21st century

Despite all odds, blockchain technology has managed to bring excitement and practical use to the auditing table. Let's crunch some numbers

Jason Meyers

10:30-10:50

Heads will roll: China taking on the US?

As China seizes upon snowballing blockchain momentum, the United States and other jurisdictions might find themselves playing catch-up. The question is: who will ultimately achieve blockchain supremacy?

Dr. Joseph F. Borg

Jason Meyers

Gordon Einstein

Rico Pang

10:50-11:10

Tech nations: an open-minded look at today's leading jurisdictions

Malta has positioned itself as a focal point for business and trade in the digital era. However, competing jurisdictions in Asia and around Europe are also pushing the envelope. Let's dig in.

Dr. Joseph F. Borg

Jackie mallia

Michelle Chivunga

Malcolm Tan

11:10-11:20

Reimagining going public with continious securities offerings

Let's take a closer look at a novel way for companies to reach their financial goals. How does this stakeholder model differ from the traditional insider system?

Joris Delanoue

11:20-11:40

A new VC model: decentralised autonomous trusts

Forward-looking companies are eyeing Malta for a prospective sandbox environment for the deployment of DAT's. Let's take a closer look at several case-studies on this front.

Randy Boyer

Simon Hooper

Joris Delanoue

David Orban

Alex Armengol

11:40-11:50

Bulls lead the way? Malta's role in the age of DEFI

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

Jonathan Galea

Blockchain Advisory
11:50-12:10

Revving the blockchain engine with international standardisation

The ISO/TC 307 standard aims to develop an international approach for blockchain applications and protocols. How does this compare to national models?

Sinaida Epp

Steve Tendon

Gordon Pace

Wayne Grixti

George Cutajar

12:10-12:20

The Aviation industry: redistributing wealth with blockchain

The advent of blockchain technology has brought a new vista to airline ticket distribution and a new way for airlines to collaborate and reconnect with their customers. Let's illuminate this change.

Brendan McKittrick

12:20-12:30

The good, the bad and the stable

Is sustained financial stability more than a utopian vision? The emergence of stablecoins could result in a paradigm shift from current monetary policy standards. Let’s hear it from the expert.

Justine Scerri Herrera

Michael Kyprianou & Co.

A.I. Start-up Pitch

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

A.I. Start-up Pitch

The Future of Fintech

Conference Chair

St. John Bent

Hosted by:

14:00-14:10

Crypto payment solutions in the digital era

Payment-processors are invariably the gatekeepers for today's startups and SME's. Let's take a look at workaround market solutions in the era of digital innovation.

Felix Mago

14:10-14:20

The silicon dome: financial crime in the age of cyber-espionage

Could cryptocurrencies become a tool to fund cyber-espionage while cricumventing economic sanctions? Let's hear an industry expert take a deep dive into today's financial narrative.

Federica Taccogna

FTI Consulting
14:20-14:40

Do's and dont's: the changing face of financial crime

Financial damage from crypto-related fraud has reached $2.3 billion, which is nothing compared the estimated $2.1 trillion in cyber hacking, dark web activities and other pervasive fiat-based risk factors in the 21st century. The gloves are off!

Quyen Nong

Sonia Goklani

Gavin Brown

Alfio Bardolla

St. John Bent

14:40-14:50

Taking the world by storm: demistifying the consequences of Facebook's Libra

Facebook's proposed global cryptocurrency is disrupting national regulators and central bank processes. With turmoil brewing, will Libra get stopped in its tracks or is it simply an unstoppable force?

Gordon Einstein

14:50-15:10

Facebook Libra, the BTC lightning network or the DAO protocol?

As tech giants recalibrate their initial distaste for crypto into new business verticals, let's analyse the pros and cons of their offerings against the industry gold standard and other contenders.

Tom Trowbridge

Eric Wall

David Pulis

Truth Raider

Michael Herman

Gordon Einstein

15:10-15:30

Blockchain interoperability: out with the old, in with the new

How do we facilitate communication between legacy financial systems and decentralised blockchain-based exchanges?

Kyle Chassé

Vahid Toosi

Sebastian Markowsky

Ian Balina

Mati Greenspan

15:30-15:50

Redefining investment vehicles: STOs - IPOs - IEOs

We're in the process of overhauling the venture capital climate. How do today's nuanced investment vehicles measure up to traditional means of raising capital?

Ian Balina

Stephen Meade

MonetaPro

Mikko Puhakka

Mru Patel

Yael Tamar

15:50-16:00

Bitcoin halving: bulls lead the way

With the Bitcoin halving less than 8 months away, what should hodlers and enthusiasts watch for in the run up to this major event in the cryptoverse?

Richard Heart

16:00-16:20

Change and exchange: solutions to pervasive crypto liquidity challenges

Insufficient liquidity is a well-known challenge for burgeoning markets with a relatively low total market capitalisation. How can exchanges mitigate liquidity risks and protect consumers?

George Zarya

Jimmy Zhao

Herbert Sim

Kishore Mansinghani

16:20-16:30

Fintech focus: what does the future of financial technology look like?

With the emergence of adaptive solutions to today's needs, financial technology is on a fast-track to new heights. Let's peer into tomorrow's burgeoning tech just on the horizon.

Gene Deyev

16:30-16:45

DEX trading: expectations and market predictions

How will decentralised exchanges come to bear on the cryptocurrency market and what are the next steps for this fledgling technology?

Mati Greenspan

Monty Munford

16:45-17:05

Crypto funds, asset management, and custodianship

With easily accessible cryptocurrency-based funds popping up everywhere, it's time to delve into the developing sphere of asset management for retail investors.

Monty Munford

Calvin NG

Mark Berger

AlphaPoint

Joeri van Geelen

Dan Schatt

17:05-17:25

One step closer to a cashless society: Machine-to-machine payments and stable coins

Following the onset of ubiquitous, decentralised digital assets, it's safe to say that the distributed economy is truly coming into its own. The question is: how are Western and Eastern fronts intermingling in this budding new space?

Megan Li

BitDesk Pte Ltd

Tony Evans

Paul Bao

Bitcherry Foundation Ltd

Jay Liang

Richard Ells

Bob Qin

17:25-17:35

The sky is the limit: forging industries for innovation and disruption

How do we deliver AI and blockchain adoption through funds, tech services and collaborative working with asymmetrical systems?

Daniel Doll Steinberg

17:35-18:00

Bitcoin leads the way: AMA with Tim Draper

Tim Draper

Jessica Walker

Workshop Room

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

Hosted by:

AI could help detect and eventually prevent diseases, improve access to medical records, and cut costs. Let's look at the positive impact new technologies could have on the healthcare system.

09:00-09:55

Check the pulse of blockchain & AI in healthcare

Steve Tendon

Maria Marenco

Jenny Creed Geraghty

Dr Jane Thomason

Devon Krantz

09:55-10:50

Decentralized data monetization, powered by blockchain

Samantha Nazareth

Greta Attard

Alex Cahana

Rama Rao

10:50-11:00

Improving Dementia & Elderly Care Using Tokenomics

Simon Hooper

Room 1 - A.I. & BC for Education & Mass Adoption expand icon

Conference Chair

Martina Fuchs

TV Anchor, Business Journalist

Hosted by:

Your invention can be the most innovative, but without adoption it has a limited lifespan. This section will focus on the importance of education for the mass adoption of new technologies.

11:00-11:15

Blockchain Education: the Chimera on the Bridge of Partial Knowledge

Dr. Joshua Ellul

Gordon Pace

11:15-11:30

Entrepreneurial mindset in the blockchain field

The importance of using the blockchain technology in real cases and having clients in the traditional business world for improve the mass adoption.

Alfio Bardolla

11:30-11:40

The new face of Education in the 21st Century

Within the next 10-20 years, education will change considerably. We should see unbundling of education, skills development and ROI focused. Life-long, professional related learning will become the norm with an increasing number of people taking up online courses. Let's dig into it.

Athanasios Ladopoulos

11:40-12:00

AI & Blockchain: Exploring The Learning Curve

Xenia Vyazemskaya

Dr. Joshua Ellul

Alexiei Dingli

Richard Parris

Jean-Philippe Beaudet

12:00-12:10

Tokenization of organisations: increasing engagement and efficiency

Alecos Colombo

12:10-12:20

Utility token regulation inside a NPO

Fabio Coppola

12:20-12:30

Blockchain and Al - a solution to a global monetary system

Sherif Botros

12:30-12:50

Global Currency War: A deep dive into public, private and goverment-denominated currencies

David Wainwright

Belega Malta

Amelia Tomasicchio

Sven Grensemann

David Mock

Momentum Protocol
12:50-13:00

Principles of cryptocurrency arbitrage

Gavin Brown

Room 1 - Conducting a compliant STO: Practical Guide by STOBOX expand icon

Hosted by:

13:00-13:05

Introduction

Xenia Vyazemskaya

Masha Vyazemskaya

Gene Deyev

Stobox
13:05-13:10

How blockchain can transform capital markets and what will be the broader implications of that?

Borys Pikalov

13:10-13:15

What are security tokens and digital securities?

Jay Liang

13:15-13:25

What are the benefits of raising funds via offering digital securities?

Borys Pikalov

Jay Liang

13:25-13:35

Who are the investors in digital securities?

Gene Deyev

Stobox

Jay Liang

13:35-13:45

Assessing the feasibility of conducting an STO

Gene Deyev

Stobox

Borys Pikalov

13:50-14:00

The regulatory landscape of Malta and the role of Malta Digital Innovation Authority in ensuring the high quality of Maltese virtual assets service providers

STEPHEN MCCARTHY

14:00-14:10

Q&A

14:10-14:30

The legal status of digital securities in various jurisdictions

Borys Pikalov

Gene Deyev

Stobox

Luke Mizzi

Paul Caruana Turner

14:30-14:50

The rules for securities offerings in various jurisdictions. Exemptions from obligations to publish Prospectus.

Borys Pikalov

Gene Deyev

Stobox

Luke Mizzi

Paul Caruana Turner

14:50-15:00

How the secondary trading of digital securities can be enabled? What are the technical and legal requirements for trading venues?

Borys Pikalov

Gene Deyev

Stobox

Pavel Brilliant

15:00-15:05

How blockchain-based secondary market infrastructure should handle potential market abuse and ensure security?

Jean-Michel Azzopardi

15:05-15:10

Is private or public blockchain better for securities accounting and transaction settlement?

Pavel Brilliant

15:10-15:15

What are the challenges of complying with GDPR requirements and how they can be overcome?

Fabien Bouhier

15:15-15:30

Q&A

Room 1 - Investors & Startups expand icon

Conference Chair

Alexis Johnson

President, Light Node Media, Investor

Hosted by:

15:30-15:40

Is blockchain enterprise ready?

Anton Mozgovoy

15:40-16:00

Facebook Libra, financial markets, and the developing cryptocurrency ecosystem

Rico Pang

Ali Kassab

16:00-16:15

Privacy and security: why does it matter?

Wasim Ahmad

16:15-16:45

Investor insight: the hottest startups to watch out for in 2020

Juliet Su

Jay Liang

Ernesto Vila

Claude Waelchli

16:45-17:15

The state of Bitcoin: what effect will the May 2020 BTC halving have on the crypto markets?

Patrick Lowry

Alexis Johnson

17:15-17:30

Next steps: best practices for cryptocurrency adoption

Yuri Cataldo

Steve Good

17:30-17:40

Iris locked code: Enhancing blockchain security with second layer technology

Dr. Daehoon Kim

17:40-18:00

Token offerings or standard equity? What are the options for raising capital for startups given today's trends?

Deborah Chappell

Tiffany Xingyu Wang

Steven Parker

Mark Berger

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

Conference Chair

Bruce Porter Jr

CEO at GlobalBoost, Founder at Washington Elite Summit

Hosted by:

09:00-09:15

DAOs the future of Organizations

Biyan Mienert

09:15-09:35

Introducing Decentralized Flexible Organizations

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations are a huge step forward for the entire Decentralized Ecosystem. MakerDAO is the best example of how powerful is this technology. DFO is an open-source standard to make DAO more flexible and decentralized than ever before. Using the DFO, the community behind a project will be able to add, edit or kill Smart Contract's functionalities and they’ll be able to rule the Front End, using NFTs to store the JS and HTML.

Marco Vasapollo

Alessandro Mario Lagana Toschi

09:35-09:50

New Forms of Currency: Why "social good" is anti-money

Many efforts at doing social good involve bringing underserved, rural, and indigenous people into the current economy. These initiatives ignore the evidence that economic development drives higher levels of mental illness, disconnect of people from their land and increasing urbanization. How can we design economic and financial systems that don’t have these tragic results?

Grace Rachmany

09:50-10:10

State of DAO

Biyan Mienert

Marco Vasapollo

Alessandro Mario Lagana Toschi

Grace Rachmany

10:10-10:25

Blockchain Island

Lewis William

10:25-10:35

Becoming owner of your data, and identity

Liliana Carrillo

10:35-10:45

Blockchain powered cash payments for humanitarian projects

Martijn Hekman

10:45-10:55

The Power of Blockchain for Social Good

Mamadou Kwidjim Toure

10:55-11:10

Financial Inclusion in the time of blockchain - A tale from Timor-Leste

Andrea Vinelli

11:10-11:30

SOCIAL IMPACT, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Martijn Hekman

Liliana Carrillo

Arnaud Saint-Paul

Chris Vassallo

Sergio Figueredo

11:30-11:40

Creating Next-Generation Digital Courses for Learners from ‘Global South’

Using AI to empower Individualized, Collaborative, Socio-Emotional Learning” .

Roy Saurabh

11:40-11:50

Complimentary Digital Currency as a Political and Economic Development Tool

Xenofon Kontouris

11:50-12:00

REORGANISING SOCIETY POST BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION

The urgent need to explore new economic systems which better serve humanity's needs. An age of peace, kindness and well-being is just beginning, and you need to be a part of it.

Andy Tulett

Room 2 - Quantum Tech expand icon

Conference Chair

Irina Busurina

Hosted by:

The study of the infinitely small is becoming pretty big. From the aspects of quantum bits to the adoption of quantum tech, this session will leave you simultaneously alive & dead - just ask Schrödinger's cat.

12:00-12:10

Quantum 101: an enterprise approach

Mario Cartia

12:10-12:25

How to predict chaos

Miro Svetlik

12:25-12:45

Quantum computing adoption at an industrial level

Mario Cartia

Jason Turner

Talal Debs

12:45-13:00

Pushing the boundaries: exploring IBM's quantum initatives

Jennifer Harding

13:00-13:15

Tech convergence, blockchain technology and cybersecurity

Andre Xuereb

13:15-13:40

Quantum communication: an overview

Andre Xuereb

Jennifer Harding

Miro Svetlik

Antoine C. Sciberras

13:40-14:00

Investment in the future of quantum

Tiffany Xingyu Wang

Andre Xuereb

Antoine C. Sciberras

Room 2 - Blockchain Advisory expand icon

Hosted by:

14:00-14:05

Introduction

Jonathan Galea

Blockchain Advisory
14:05-14:30

DeFi: a new era of financing

Mark Mueller-Eberstein

Mr. Dieter Brockmeyer

Daniel Sloan

Bruno Macchialli

14:35-15:05

The battle of security tokens

Tzahi Kanza

FutureBlock

Kyle Scerri

Gordon Einstein

Jason Corbett

Jaguar-Adva Gal

15:10-15:40

Banking on Blockchain

Jonathan Galea

Blockchain Advisory

Richard Iamunno

Jonathan Bellizzi

Mark Scicluna Bartoli

15:45-16:05

The Travel Rule and other AML conundra

Ruslan Tarasov

Philip Bugeja

16:10-16:45

How secure is secure? The importance of cyber-security

Anton Dalli

Antonio Mauro

Svetlana Shubina

Donald Tabone

16:45-17:00

Closing remarks

Anton Dalli

Conference Room

Business & Emerging Tech

Conference Chair

Monty Munford

From enterprise machine learning algorithms to a blockchain-based Web 3.0 transition, the A.I. & Blockchain Summit covers all the juicy topics in the world of business and emerging technology.

09:00-09:10

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 in this exciting era.

David Orban

09:10-09:30

Bringing AI and blockchain into the enterprise ecosystem

Even as AI and blockchain transition towards ubiquity, enterprise decision makers have yet to fully understand how to integrate these technologies into their business. Time to dig in.

Mark Mueller-Eberstein

Fred Almeida

Chionh Chye Kit

Yelena Kensborn

Tiffany Xingyu Wang

09:30-09:40

Libra: cracking the code of Facebook’s ambition

Libra has generated massive media attention and controversy while attracting the ire of regulators on a global level. But what's Facebook’s real goal? Let's find out.

Tom Trowbridge

09:40-09:50

Analysing the architecture of crypto-exchange hacks

Nearly $1 billion have been stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges since their inception. Let's take a closer looks at cyber-crime techniques and what forward-looking businesses can do about it.

Svetlana Shubina

09:50-10:10

Falling for deep learning: designing systems that detect and optimise human error

Skill-based human errors can have catastrophic consequences. How do we implement adequate risk-management efforts to aid human processes?

Stephen Meade

Alexiei Dingli

David Orban

Miro Svetlik

10:10-10:20

AI is good and human stupidity is bad

Popular culture like to tease the idea that super intelligence is going to be bad for humanity. Angelo argues that human stupidity is bad, not AI.

Angelo Dalli

10:20-10:22

Accelerating mass adoption through Cinema

Miguel Francis Santiago

10:22-10:40

Data is the new oil, but what do we do with it?

Passive data aggregation is the norm, but what should companies do with it to maximise their verticals?

Miguel Francis Santiago

Josh Lawler

Ethan Ng

Beatrice Collet

Chiliz Blockchain Campus
10:40-10:50

Financial inclusion and DeFi

How does the concept of decentralised finance differ from traditional models, and where is this space going in the next 5 to 10 years? Let's get the lowdown from an industry thought leader.

Max Kantelia

10:50-11:10

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?

Anna Pelova

Monty Munford

Jarred Winn

Juergen Hoebarth

Dana Farrugia

11:10-11:20

Bringing AI development into human-machine ethics

Only when we understand our actions as intelligent, autonomous agents can we effectively design the right machine learning systems. Let's delve into XAI notions of AI and beyond.

Yorick Wilks

11:20-11:40

Ethical implications of AI development on modern life

Given the exponential increase in computing power and robust artificial intelligence systems, an ethical AI strategy is eminently desirable.

Wesley Ellul

Angelo Dalli

Yorick Wilks

Dhanonjoy Mishra

11:40-12:00

Research and development: trends to looks for, pitfalls to avoid

Whether it's the use of chat bots for institutions and services or the transformation of healthcare data into actionable information, AI is clearly changing our daily lives. But what of the downsides?

Biyan Mienert

Michael Herman

Mike Yezhov

Henry Duong

12:00-12:10

Merging financial markets with crypto trading

Let’s take a look at how trading of tokenized assets such as stocks and ETFs can be transformed into a streamlined experience through XRP Ledger technology.

Bob Ras

12:10-12:20

Game on: engaging sports fans on the global stage

Tokenisation is the mechanism for sports clubs to reach out to fans all over the world. Join this upbeat demo and get the chance to collect tokens in a world first AR-enabled giveaway.

Alex Dreyfus

Tech Startup Pitch

15 Coins 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

Tech Startup Pitch

The Innovation Edge

Conference Chair

Maria Vovchok

Hosted by:

Truly transformative solutions to large-scale problems are created when different people are brought together to make what would otherwise be considered unusual connections. Let's take a deep dive into the world changing applications of A.I. and blockchain technology.

14:00-14:15

Unleashing economic opportunity: one Africa; one coin

The world's largest emerging market is on the fast-track for innovation and financial growth. Let's dive into the crypto project leading the charge.

Akon

Lynn Liss

Jon Karas

14:15-14:35

Social use-cases: blockchain for emerging economies

Developing countries like India, Kenya and others in East Africa are discovering a wealth of applications for blockchain which promise a secure, peer-to-peer mechanism for verifying information.

Ania Poullain-Majchrzak

Jose Alejandro Regojo

Alexander Borodich

Stephen Meade

14:35-14:45

The future of money: cbdc and corporate stablecoins

Smart contracts are not very smart and network bloat is a frequent issue for many blockchains. Let's take a look at one of today's leading enterprise solutions on the market.

Alexander Borodich

14:45-15:05

Long Bitcoin short the banks: AMA with Anthony Pompliano

It's time to rattle the cages as Anthony Pompliano takes centre stage. It's going to be a bumpy ride.

Jessica Walker

Anthony Pompliano

15:05-15:25

A sleeping giant: driving mass adoption in Africa

Emerging economies stand to benefit the most from independent, borderless blockchain applications. Let the games begin.

Tiffany Xingyu Wang

Akon

Richard Ells

Micky Watkins

Rod Alexander

José Maria Macedo

15:25-15:45

The innovation edge: 21st century startups and world changing ideas

It is the mark of an educated mind to entertain a thought without necessarily accepting it. Let's take a look at the seed-stage ideas of tomorrow, today.

Darren Parkin

Federico Tai

Ali Kassab

Wasim Ahmad

15:45-15:55

Governance through transparency and active participation

Community-driven governance is becoming ever-more prevalent in today's underlying systems and infrastructure. Let's have a listen to this call to action from an industry expert.

Liliana Carrillo

15:55-16:15

Rethinking public services in light of blockchain technology

Blockchain's open source and distributed nature is blurring the lines between private and public sector services. How can we improve public services and organisation given this reality?

Liliana Carrillo

Lewis William

Kenneth Garofalo

Andrea Corbelli

Michelle Chivunga

Pablo Coirolo

16:15-16:35

Next steps: web 3.0 to empower businesses and startups

The semantic Web 3.0 is just around the corner, and with it looms a dramatic shift in the way enterprises operate on the internet.

Maria Vovchok

Yuval Halevi

Marie Tatibouet

Gate.io

Marina Petrichenko

16:35-16:50

Trust by design: censorship resistant DAOs and decentralised AI in 21st century business

Whether it's inadequate management or bad faith business, a new wave of cesnsorship-resistant blockchains such as Ethereum and Aion are set to create organisations with no points of failure.

Alessandro Biancini

Alessandro Mario Lagana Toschi

16:50-17:00

AI-DAOs: communities that build intelligence

Autonomous computaion running on decentralised infrastructure is here. How does AI come to bear on emerging intelligent systems?

Dimitri De Jonghe

17:00-17:05

A burgeoning DAO landscape: case studies in decentralised governance

Decentralised autonomous organisations are leading the charge for blockchain innovation. The question is: how do we adapt traditional system's for today's evolving landscape?

Grace Rachmany

17:10-17:20

Bridging the gap: the token economy and traditional finance

Let's explore the intersection between traditional fiat money and the inevitable tidal wave of digital currencies.

Georgy Sokolov

17:20-17:40

At loggerheads? Fintech vs DeFi

Blockchain is revolutionising the payment space as transaction protocols and intermediaries like Swift, Visa and Mastercard begin to feel the heat. As entrants with new operational models hit the market, where does this leave traditional finance?

Maria Vovchok

Kyle Chassé

José Maria Macedo

Georgy Sokolov

17:40-17:50

Bitcoin SV: Massive scaling to be the global enterprise blockchain

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. It's time to get the lowdown of Bitcoin SV use-cases in a rapid-fire presentation.

Jimmy Nguyen

17:50-18:00

Satoshi's Vision: How Bitcoin's original design creates honest commerce

Scalability and financial stability go hand in hand with Satoshi's vision. It's time for the expert to demystify the abstraction.

Craig S. Wright

Workshop Room

Room 1 - DAO Leadership expand icon

Hosted by:

09:00-10:50

DAO Leadership

This workshop is for leaders and participants in decentralized and distributed organizations. The first half of the workshop will focus on communications and relationships. While our focus is on DAOs, the skillset is applicable to any organization or company. During the second half of the workshop, we will address dealing with remote and multi-cultural teams. Exercises will boost the participants’ ability to make powerful requests, align expectations when requests are made of them, and more effectively delegate work among co-workers. The goals of the powerful workshop include:
  1. Everyone has a breakthrough in communication with at least 1 critical relationship at work (with an individual or a team)
  2. Each participant has newfound ease around communications
  3. Participants are able to apply new tools and paradigms to making requests and delegating to others
  4. Participants acquire tools and formats for collaborative decision-making that they can use in their organizations
The content will be immersive, engaging and above all, actionable immediately upon your return to business. Topics covered will include:
  • Warm-up exercise for creating group affinity and ground rules
  • Setting standards as a group. Handling disruptions. Aligning a culture
  • How do mindsets affect our communications and why has nobody ever taught you that?
  • Failures of delegation: examples of failures of delegation & source of miscommunications
  • Bridging cross-cultural gaps. Clear communications
  • Tools for collaboration. Creative brainstorming without the suppression of ideas
  • How will this impact your work right away?
WORKSHOP LEADERS

Grace Rachmany

Expert in practicalities of leading a decentralized/distributed organization, DAO governance consultant. Coauthor of the first leadership handbook specifically for the crypto industry: “So You’ve Got a DAO (http://a.co/d8eJcCT)”. Participant in dGov Forum, Genesis DAO (DAOstack). Founder DAOleadership.com.

This exclusive workshop has limited seats. There are just 60 places and they're being booked up quickly.

Room 1 - A.I. & BC for Cyber Security expand icon

Conference Chair

Martina Fuchs

TV Anchor, Business Journalist

Hosted by:

Security on the web will be revolutionised by blockchain. Let's hear what the thought leaders driving this industry have to say.

10:50-11:05

Driverless car: cybersecurity, sensors, forensics and risk analysis approach

The future is cybersecurity in IoT area. The driverless cars are entering in our market very fast and they are already a reality on the ground. Are you sure you remember the cars’ evolution from the very beginning through the cars of today?

Antonio Mauro

11:05-11:15

Blockchain Enabled Cybersecurity

In today’s ever-changing world, the promise of AI & blockchain technology is enabling a new realm of possibilities for cyber security, let's dig into it.

Eric Egnet

11:15-11:30

Cyber Sec In Exchanges & Tokens

Jean-Michel Azzopardi

Professor Wang Yongge

Oliver Marco La Rosa

Anton Dalli

Johan Ditz Lemche

11:30-11:45

Protecting Digital Assets and blockchain in a hybrid multi-cloud world

Andrea Corbelli

11:45-12:00

MICROSOFT RESEARCH PRESENTS DECENTRALIZED & COLLABORATIVE AI ON BLOCKCHAIN

Our work at Microsoft Research focuses on providing free to use for prediction machine learning models stored in smart contracts. We define several incentive mechanisms to encourage high quality data contributions to update these shared models on a public blockchain. Through this new framework, participants can collaboratively and continually train and maintain models, as well as build datasets, on public blockchains, where models are generally free to use for evaluating predictions.

Justin Harris

12:00-12:10

Guardians of Cybersecurity

Both blockchain and AI are the new-age, disruptive technologies dominating next decade in cybersecurity. We will learn on how to capitalize on the attributes of these technologies to make your business and operations future-ready. With the end of passwords, AI will create new twilight zone of Identity and Access Management.

Sachin Narode

12:10-12:30

Regulation of Cyber Security in Blockchain Space

Jean-Michel Azzopardi

Donald Tabone

Dr. Joseph F. Borg

Paul Caruana Turner

Xander van der Heijden

12:30-12:40

Puppet Masters - How social engineers continue to pull our strings

Jelle Wieringa

12:40-12:50

Project HACKSTOP

Jean-Michel Azzopardi

12:50-13:00

12 steps to crypto AbundAnce

Marc Fleury

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

Conference Chair

Martina Fuchs

TV Anchor, Business Journalist

Hosted by:

Blockchain is shaking up the real estate industry, enabling the democratisation of property and making the process faster and smoother, let's dig in.

13:00-13:10

Conciliating Immutability with Upgradability in Ethereum

Adrian Niculescu

13:10-13:25

Democratization of real estate

Yael Tamar

13:25-13:45

Lifting the lid on Pandora's box of digital currencies

The rise of digital currencies have started to cause cracks in traditional finance models. With governments keeping a close eye on developments - who will be the first to peek inside Pandora's box?

Yael Tamar

Dhananjay Singh

Hargittay Szabolcs

Aibek Amandanov

Matthias von Hauff

13:45-14:05

Tokenizing Real estate properties

Mohanned Halawani

Masha Vyazemskaya

Asaf Fybish

Alan Tonetti

Thomas Russell

14:05-14:15

TBA

Antonio Giannino

14:15-14:25

How listing or IEO on Crypto Exchanges will help retailers

Sergei Khitrov

Listing.Help
14:25-14:45

Coming full circle - managing supply chain

Eric Sciberras

Denise De Gaetano

Nathan Williams

AltcoinSara |

Dr. Issame Outaleb

Room 1 - A.I. & BC for Art & Design expand icon

Conference Chair

Bruce Porter Jr

CEO at GlobalBoost, Founder at Washington Elite Summit

Hosted by:

Emerging technology such as AI and blockchain has drawn new life into the traditional art industry. From AI-created paintings, to intellectual property data storage, the art world is a fast-changing landscape. Don't miss out.

14:45-14:55

New cinema for Blockchain implementation into Socio-economic growth

Miguel Francis Santiago

14:55-15:05

Blockchain and Cinema: Developments, Opportunities, Challenges

Patrice Poujol

15:05-15:25

How blockchain can protect intellectual rights

Dr. Pandwe Gibson

Maria Carola

Sergio Stephano

Amelia Tomasicchio

Dylan Seychell

15:25-15:35

Redefining the Artist to Audience Relationship Using Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

Steve Dryall

15:35-15:45

Design Principles Behind EMURGO & Blockchain

Marta Ryzhok

15:45-15:55

AI Making Art

Angelo Dalli

15:55-16:15

When AI fights itself to create Art

Dylan Seychell

Mark Bugeja

Room 1 - Big Data expand icon

Conference Chair

Irina Busurina

Hosted by:

Big Data is a big deal. Pursuing an ethical direction will be essential for the sustainability of societies, let's explore the opportunities that stem from such an approach.

16:30-16:50

The value of data and the ethical problems

Alyze Sam

John David Marshall

Sander Venema

Annie Machon

16:50-17:00

Data and new technologies: focus on blockchain and AI

Jean-Philippe Beaudet

17:00-17:20

Data breaches, abuse and regulations: How big tech is addressing

Bryan Eldridge

Nikolai Timofejev

Prifinance

Andrea Bonaceto

17:20-17:40

Censorship, Data intelligence/security intersection and government policies

Annie Machon

17:40-18:00

Fake news; Responsible journalism

Bruce Hieldberg

Stefania Barbaglio

Felix Herrmann

Luca Bondin

Ramy Gabal

Room 2 - A.I. & BC for Energy expand icon

Conference Chair

Marinella Andaloro

Hosted by:

From energy tokenization to energy data provenance, and from peer-to-peer energy trading models to renewable investments. Discover how we can all benefit from the impact blockchain will have on the energy industry.

09:00-09:15

How P2P energy grids are the future of renewables

Matthew Kaye

09:15-09:30

Incentivizing renewable energy using blockchain

Incentivising energy efficiency and changing people's mindsets to adopt energy saving and “green” behaviours.

Assaf Ben Or

09:30-09:45

GreenTech Protocols and the Sustainable Token Movement

Dr. Pandwe Gibson

09:45-10:00

Carbon Emissions, how blockchain can help?

Hugo Jacques

10:00-10:20

INCENTIVIZING RENEWABLES INVESTMENT

Dr. Pandwe Gibson

Ann Shin

Johann Polecsak

Frank Dumas

10:20-10:30

Energy Equates to Equal Opportunity

Kenneth Reece

Room 2- Distributed Economy by BitDesk and BitCherry expand icon

Conference Chair

Bruce Porter Jr

CEO at GlobalBoost, Founder at Washington Elite Summit

Hosted by:

10:30-10:40

Welcome Remarks

Jay Liang

10:40-11:00

The Future of Distributed E-Commerce

Ender Xu

11:00-11:20

The Public Chain of Distributed E-Commerce

Bob Qin

11:20-12:05

The Impact of Distributed E-commerce on World Economic Development

Jay Liang

Ender Xu

Bob Qin

Kayla Cui

Silur |

12:05-12:25

The Application of Distributed E-Commerce

Kayla Cui

12:25-12:30

Closing Remarks

Room 2 - Think. Code. BUIDL expand icon

Hosted by:

A coding class to learn how to challenge a DAO-Powered Flexible Decentralized Application that interact with the DEFI Ecosystem

12:30-14:00

Coding the Censorship-Resistant future.

Marco Vasapollo and Alessandro Mario Lagana Toschi will teach how to code a Decentralized Application from scratch on top of Ethereum. On this class we’ll code together a Dapp ruled by a DAO, challenging some governance problems together and at the same time we’ll explore and interact with the MakerDAO APIs to use the DAI and interact with the DEFI ecosystem.

Alessandro Mario Lagana Toschi

Marco Vasapollo

Room 2 -Emerging Opportunities: MALTA & SPACE – Where we want to go? expand icon

Conference Chair

Omar Cutajar

Hosted by:

14:00-14:50

Emerging Opportunities: MALTA & SPACE – Where we want to go?

Omar Cutajar

Antoine C. Sciberras

Roberto Cassar

Stephen Grixti

Steve Zerafa

Antoinette Chefai

HAVE AN ICO/STO/IEO?
Fill in the AI & BC Summit Pitch Battle application form.
APPLY TODAY!
BECOME A SPEAKER
We’re always looking to collaborate
with thought leaders who are willing to shape the
AI & Blockchain industry.
SUBMIT
BOOK PASS TODAY!
Grab a ticket!
Low fees for all delegates.
Find out now.
BOOK YOUR PASS!