How Blockchain and Digital Assets are being used commercially

Case studies of where Blockchain technology is being implemented

Event Description

17.30 Registration.
18.00 Welcome - Jonny Fry CEO TeamBlockchain Ltd will give an update on some the recent changes in the Blockchain and Digital-asset sectors.
18.05 Chris Luck is a Corporate Partner in the CMS Funds and Indirect Real Assets team. His main focus is in the real assets and financial sectors for UK and International clients. He advises fund managers, investors, including for investment in technology, and also advises on REITs, stock market matters and M&A activity.
Chris works with and participates in industry bodies on matters such as the Alternative Investment Fund Managers' Directive (AIFMD). He is leading the CMS Funds Group initiatives on the impact of AI & Technology in the Funds sector including tokenisation and its potential.

James Bowater editor of Crypto AM a weekly publication that goes directly to the public which celebrates its second anniversary in June this year. James will be talking about how as an editor he has seen the Blockchain and Digital Assets sectors evolve in the last few years.

Lavinia Osbourne is the founder and host of 'Women in Blockchain Talks'. A platform to elevate female leaders in the Blockchain sphere; the purpose to encourage other women to come into the industry and create a career in it. Lavina is also the founder and director of BWC Consultancy - a holistic financial wellbeing and money mindfulness consultancy. She works with clients such as WeWork, MFW, and other high-profile brands, to deliver workplace financial education sessions.
Lavina is going to be talking about how Blockchain technology is being used in the Caribbean.

Maria Grazia Vigliotti is the founder of Sandblocks Consulting, a boutique consultancy specialising in blockchain technology and smart contracts. Her career in computing spans more than twenty years, mainly as an academic at Imperial College London researching techniques for formal code verification and writing AI algorithms to aid in cybersecurity evaluations. She convened and led the development of the cybersecurity strategy for the entire British railway industry and worked on prevention of cryptographic attacks on the European Railway Traffic Management Systems (ERTMS). She has also advised most of the major players in the UK nuclear industry on smart device security.

Haydn Jones is the Founder and Managing Director of Blockchain Hub. He has over twenty years’ commercial, operational and transformation experience working for retail and investment banks, a central bank, a regulator, a global management consultancy firm and a Japanese technology company. He has run cash management and funding units, as well as foreign exchange and equities settlement teams, alongside leading projects to re-engineer the underlying platforms. He has worked in architecturally complex, data rich environments, grappling with the challenge of reconciling legacy and leading edge technologies across client-sensitive platforms demanding high levels of availability.

Maria and Hayden will be talking about 'Writing The Executive Guide to Blockchain'

19.10 Q&A session chaired by Jonny Fry
19.30 to 20.45 Drinks and Networking


Event Date and Time: 16th March 2020 17:30-21:00


CMS offices,
78 Cannon Place,
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