Synchronize Europe
London, UK
June 18, 2019


Following the successful debut of Synchronize in New York last year, IMN is excited to announce the launch of Synchronize Europe on 18 June 2019 in London. Synchronize is the leading conference dedicated to enterprise and institutional applications of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), blockchain technology and smart contracts within financial services.

Synchronize Europe will host a delegation of senior financial services executives across the buy-side, sell-side, financial market infrastructures, fintech startups, consultancies, vendors as well as regulators and policymakers. Attendees will hear directly from practitioners at some of the largest financial institutions in the world as they rollout production deployments of DLT and learn the most effective ways to evaluate and deploy DLT for their business, how it fits into the existing market structure and what the business requirements of the technology actually are; challenges that have been overcome, from roles and governance, scalability and confidentiality, to interoperability and integration; and how it fits in within larger technology trends, such as cloud, machine learning, and focus on enabling developer productivity.
Synchronize Europe will also include coverage on the institutional applications of custody, trading, and servicing cryptoassets, such as Bitcoin. Until now, financial institutions have mostly been skeptical of cryptocurrencies and other cryptoassets as a means for retail payments and speculation. Recently, several notable entities have announced products and initiatives aimed at the institutional integration of these new assets into the existing financial system and our conference will explore the role that cryptoassets play in the financial services industry from a variety of angles: asset definition, futures trading, the role of trading desks, right through to the risks, benefits and role of regulation in and of institutional investment in these assets.

Synchronize Europe will stand out as the premier event for thought leadership, learning, business development and networking among senior financial services decision makers. We hope that you will join us at this must-attend one day event.

Who Should Attend
  • Banks - Technology, Digital & Innovation Groups
  • Exchanges
  • Clearing Houses
  • Asset Managers
  • Payment Companies
  • Investors
  • Enterprise Technology Companies
  • Blockchain Infrastructure Companies
  • Blockchain Tool Provider Companies
  • Blockchain Application Companies - Payment Processors, Exchanges, Trading & Issuance Platforms 
  • Consultancies
  • Accounting Firms
  • Law Firms
  • Policymakers
  • Regulators
  • Media

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    Tuesday, 18 June 2019

      Registration & Continental Breakfast

      IMN's Opening Remarks

      It’s All About the Trust

      • As companies move from blockchain concept to production an often overlooked question in the implementation centers around trust. What exactly do we mean by trust? What impact does trust have on blockchain? How do you ensure trust in a blockchain architecture? Learn about answers to these questions and more that will give your project the final block that it needs to go truly into production.
        • Mike DiPetrillo , Senior Director, Blockchain (VMware)

      Pathway to Production - Key Learnings from Early Adopters of DLT

      • As early adopters of DLT move their projects to production, hear them highlight their use cases and the benefits that the new technology will bring their firms and their customers.  They will share the learnings that you should be aware of as you consider your own journey to production. Finally, they will discuss the trends that have shaped how the industry has evolved, and what you should know as it continues to evolve and adapt in the future.
        • Chris Church , Chief Business Development Officer (Digital Asset)
        • Sarah Hazzledine , Managing Director (Accenture)
        • Wayne Hughes , Digital Strategy Lead FI&C, Clearing and Custody Solutions (BNP Paribas Securities Services)
        • Philip Taliaferro , Head of Strategy, Europe and Asia-Pac (Broadridge Financial Solutions)
        • Campbell Brierley , Chief Innovation Officer (Calastone)
        • Ben Spiegelman , Corporate Development Lead (Symbiont)

      Business Model Change

      • As blockchain technology starts to become reality, it is essential that businesses move beyond their own verticals and trusted partners to create new business ecosystems. For all it's opportunity and hype we can probably all agree it’s a good time to take stock of blockchain-based transformation and discuss how to best position financial services for future.
        • David Treat , Managing Director (Accenture)

      Networking & Refreshment Break

      Fireside Chat with the London Stock Exchange

      • Hear from a major global market infrastructure on how the changing technology landscape, including blockchain, smart contracts, and digital assets, affects the local market and what LSEG are doing to adapt to the new world.
        • Yuval Rooz , Co-Founder & CEO (Digital Asset)
        • Ann Neidenbach , CIO (London Stock Exchange Group)

      The Future of Digital Assets

      • As crypto assets become considered as the asset class of the future, what infrastructural changes are required to support custodial services and what does custody and ownership even mean in the context of free flowing assets? What is missing before we will see truely mainstream institutional adoption? What additional protections and automation can be provided that simply weren't possible before?
        • Simon Taylor , Head of Blockchain, Co-Founder (11FS)
        • Nadine Teychenne , Director of Global Product Development (Citi)
        • Francesco Roda , Chief Risk Officer (Koine)
        • Richard Hay , UK Head of FinTech (Linklaters LLP)
        • Pinar Emirdag , SVP, Head of Digital Product Development & Innovation (State Street)

      Lunch Courtesy Of:

      Track A 13:25
      Keynote Demo

        • Ian Sloyan , Director, Market Infrastructure and Technology (ISDA)
        • Yuval Rooz , Co-Founder & CEO (Digital Asset)
        • Duncan Johnston-Watt , Co-Founder & CEO (Blockchain Technology Partners)
        • Jonathan Levi , Founder of HACERA and Release Manager of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 (HACERA)

      Track A 13:50
      Spotlight on Derivatives

        • Clive Ansell , Head of Market Infrastructure and Technology (ISDA)
        • Lee Braine , Investment Bank CTO Office (Barclays)
        • Kelly Mathieson , Head of Enterprise Solutions (Digital Asset)
        • Yunqing Zheng , Executive Director (UBS)

      Track A 14:35
      Bridge Between Private DLT and Public Chains

      • As the difference between "permissioned" and "permissionless" starts to blur, what will define a blockchain network? Will one network or vendor rule them all? Will we see a network of networks, each with different implementations and technologies? How will much will open source and standards play a role in any convergence?
        • Teana Baker-Taylor , Executive Director (Global Digital Finance)
        • Conor Svensson , Chair Technical Standards Work (Enterprise Ethereum Alliance)
        • Brian Behlendorf , Executive Director (Hyperledger)
        • Marley Gray , Principal Architect, Azure Blockchain Engineering (Microsoft)
        • Gangesh Ganesan , CEO (Peernova)

      Track B 13:50
      DAML Demo: Shared, Compliant KYC on a Blockchain

      • A solution for banks to collaborate on GDPR compliant KYC without sacrificing confidentiality and giving up competitive information.   Presenter - Daniel Mitchell, Blockchain Advisor, Accenture

      Track B 14:05
      DAML Demo: Connecting Messaging and Blockchains

      • Seemlessly convert traditional messages such as SWIFT into DAML commands to progress smart contracts with Catalyst.   Presenter - Thomas Bohner, Blockchain Lead, IntellectEU

      Track B 14:20
      DAML Demo: Mortgage Origination and Securitisation

      • A solution for originators, credit agencies, and registries collaborate to make the mortgage process more streamlined.    Presenter -  Duncan Johnston-Watts, CEO, BTP and Urmi Ohri, Managing Partner, Brillio

      Track B 14:35
      DAML Demo: Automated Smart Contract Validation in Capital Markets

      • Using the ISDA CDM Swaps application, simultaneously execute multiple end-to-end scenarios for DAML applications in capital markets - validate with actual contract data on ledger.   Presenter - Iosif Itkin, Co-CEO, ExactPro

      Track B 14:50
      DAML Demo: Integrate Smart Contracts with Microsoft Office

      • Integrate a secure and auditable records management solution on DLT using DAML with Microsoft SharePoint (and other document management systems).   Presenter - Maarten Boender, CEO, Sphereon

      Track B 15:05
      DAML Demo: StampChain - Decentralized Document Storage

      • Improve security and reduce costs without giving up privacy by storing documents such as contracts, certificates and licenses on a trusted, verifiable distributed ledger using DAML.   Presenter - Helena Marquez, Blockchain Solutions Lead, Everis

      Track B 15:20
      DAML Demo: Model Smart Contracts Visually Without Writing Code!

      • Come see how the Unibright framework allows you to visually model DAML without writing any code and automatically sets up the smart contracts for enterprise integration.   Presenter - Stefan Schmidt, CTO, Unibright

      Track B 15:30
      DAML Demo: Rapidly Deploy DAML Driven Applications in the Cloud

      • Reduce time to market for new applications by deploying to project:DABL, an automated cloud service with out the box integrations. This demo showcases the Flexible Personalized Insurance app by GFT.   Presenters - Eyal Foni, Software Engineer, Digital Asset and David Creer, Blockchain Lead, GFT

      Track B 15:40
      DAML Demo: DAML and Hyperledger Fabric, Multi-cloud Deployments with HACERA

      • Presenter - Jonathan Levi, CEO, HACERA

      Networking & Refreshment Break

      End-to-End Digitization

      • Most DLT initiatives have been focussed on tokenized assets & on-chain workflows.  For financial institutions to truly leverage the full potential of DLT, networks cannot be hermetically isolated from the rest of the financial infrastructure.  In this session, we discuss - breaking the silos of data, disparate systems / formats to creating a golden source of data that can then be seamlessly integrated to DLT nodes for true digitization. 
        • Gangesh Ganesan , CEO (Peernova)

      The Convergence of Smart Contracts and Cloud

      • As public cloud adoption gathers pace within financial services, what role will blockchain play in bridging clouds and on premise deployments? Can it help with a multi-cloud strategy and application portability? With the rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence, can blockchain data be leveraged to provide more efficient inputs? How do different blockchain designs lend themselves to cloud and ML?
        • Andrei Kirilenko , Director, Centre for Global Finance & Technology (Imperial College London)
        • Duncan Johnston-Watt , Co-Founder & CEO (Blockchain Technology Partners)
        • Shaul Kfir , Co-Founder & CTO (Digital Asset)
        • Nkiruka Uwaje , Blockchain Strategy Lead UKI (Dell)
        • Marley Gray , Principal Architect, Azure Blockchain Engineering (Microsoft)
        • Richard G Brown , CTO (R3.)

      Cocktails & Networking Reception Courtesy Of:

      Synchronize Europe Concludes



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  • Tuesday, 18 June 2019

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