Blockchain Part 2: Blockchain Itself
June 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
June 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Blockchain Pt 2 (B2B): Blockchain
Wednesday, 27 June 2018
6:30PM, 1 Marina Blvd, #21-00, Singapore 018989
Blockchain was conceptualized in 2008. The most famous, or infamous, manifestation of blockchain is in the form of cryptocurrencies. However, since 2014, different industries, from finance, to medicine, to entire supply chains, and yes, even the music industry, have found applications for the technology, whether it be for trading securities, smart contracts, digital currencies or record keeping. Join us for a detailed discussion on a few of these topics that could impact you, the audience members.
Vito Chin â€“ Microsoft â€“ Technical Lead for Special Projects
Vito has over 14 years of experience in the field of software development and management. He had played various roles in the software development and management process with a diverse range of companies (startups, public-listed companies and multi-national corporations), some of which are as follows: Software engineering roles with Ibuildings UK (now Inviqa) servicing clients such as NU.nl, Ladbrokes, Cable & Wireless, Sport Relief, Open University and World Food Programme, Platform engineering, high-throughput scalability and monitoring work with British Broadcasting Corporation, iOS app production and marketing with Lentor Solutions, & Business process improvement and IT management work with Tiong Nam Logistics Holdings Ltd.
Varun Mittal â€“ ASEAN Fintech lead for E&Y Singapore
Varun is the ASEAN FinTech Leader at EY covering emerging technology and business models in financial services across ASEAN. Previously Varun was the first marketing and sales employee at helloPay (acquired by ANT Financial, Alibaba Group), led payments for Samsung in ASEAN and developed regional mobile payment solutions at Singtel Group. Prior his work in payments, Mittal worked at Microsoft and Gemalto.
Joe Duncan â€“ Founder of Duncan Capital LLP & Senior Advisor to Sqreem Technologies
Joe is a FinTech expert, with a strong background in Artificial Intelligence and Cryptocurrency. He is a derivatives pioneer, with over fifteen years of banking experience at various financial institutions such as Citibank and Morgan Stanley. At my last position on Wall Street, I was Managing Director – Head of U.S. Structured Credit Trading at ABN AMRO, where I led the Bank’s central role in establishing CDX Credit Default Swap indexes (now called CDX Markit). Covering North American and Emerging markets, CDX accounts for 40% of the CDS notional trading volume in DTCC. He also encompasses a global background in corporate funding and development – from angel investing in Asia to multi-billion dollar underwritings and restructurings on Wall Street. His vast experience on Wall Street and links to Silicon Valley have provided him with strong ties to the financial community in the US, which I combine with access to key decision makers in Asia.
Dipesh Sukhani â€“ Co-Founder of Indorse.io
Dipesh currently handles the business and handling operations for Indorse. Before Indorse, he specialized in the realm of Tax. In that subject matter expertise, he has a total of 11 years across PwC Singapore (5 years) and BMR Advisors (6 years).
Greg Li â€“ Head of Asia for The Bitfury Group
Greg has more than 20 years of management, strategy and business development experience throughout Asia in the hi-tech and financial services industries. Most recently, he served as the Head of Asia Pacific for Sales Force Effectiveness at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. He has extensive experience in pioneering the sales and development in the Asia Pacific region of new and cutting-edge services and solutions, including reinsurance, telecom infrastructure, mobile content platforms, network security, customer relationship management and more. He has also successfully sold the very first excess-of-loss reinsurance contracts to Chinese insurance companies while educating the newly liberalized China insurance industry about this innovative approach, which is now the modern industry standard. Finally has also served as the Executive Director of the Li Xing Foundation, a non-profit education foundation for children in China.
Tickets: $20, including dinner and refreshments.
Ticket purchase page: blockchain.peatix.com
This event is organized by the alumni associations of Cornell, Columbia, HKUST, Berkeley, Harvard, NYU, Oxford, University of London, Northwestern and INSEAD