Nov 23

Overview of the event

The Blockchain Summit 2018 will be happening on November 23, 2018 at Brisbane. It will bring together a diverse range of experts who will discuss all the opportunities, challenges and exciting possibilities in innovation and disruption that can be leveraged using this technology.

National banks and regulators, exchanges and investment banks across the world are taking seriously the financial innovation of distributed ledger or blockchain technology. The block chain, aka Trust Machine underpins "crypto currencies" such as Bitcoin; but it goes beyond digital money. It provides a shared, trusted, public ledger that everyone can inspect, but no single user controls. It is at the cusp of revolutionising international money transfers, trade finance, syndicated lending and collateral management, among other applications. As it allows for almost instantaneous payments and settlement, the potential impact on the role of traders, quants and other financial technologists cannot be underestimated.

The event features an inspiring day of talks and workshops by professional speakers focused on Blockchain technology and Innovation.

This conference brings together Blockchain technologists in the finance sector, regulators, industry commentators, computer science researchers and others involved in financial innovation; these experts explore some of the technology and the many applications of Blockchain in Financial Services.

Facts & Figures About The Event

7 Speakers
7 Topics
50 Tickets

Conference Schedule

Blockchain Summit, Brisbane
X Topic Abstract

The Initial Coin Offering boom brought large inflows of capital and attention to the crypto economy. With irrational exuberance in full play, some token based projects were raising $33m+ in a matter of minutes. Now, with some projects over a year old and the crypto market well into its down cycle, it is expected that these projects should begin providing utility to the crypto economy; ultimately acting as the catalyst for the next upcycle. After modelling the token economies of the top 300 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization it has become clear that this may not be the case. This presentation will address the threat poor token economics places on the greater crypto economy. We will explore what separates good token economies from the bad and understand the necessary pillars required to value or build a token economy.

Speaker Profile

Nicholas has been an investor in the blockchain space since 2011. He founded a digital asset trading, investing and education company and held the position of Managing Director. In this role, Nicholas actively managed teams of traders and analysts. During his time at university, he founded the Queensland University of Technology Trading and Investing Club and grew it into Australia’s largest specialised student trading and investing body. He is an Australian and a graduate of the Queensland University of Technology.

X Topic Abstract

In this presentation, I will run through Deloitte’s global blockchain and cyber security experts view on the security of blockchain technology. More specifically, this point of view will review and discuss:

• Blockchain’s current level of security from a system and data perspective for both public and private ledgers
• The CIA security triad model, composed of three areas;
(1) Confidentiality,
(2) Integrity and
(3) Availability will be referenced to assess the current maturity level of blockchain technology
• Authentication, Authorization and Audit (AAA), and Non Repudiation, fundamental security aspects for protecting information and designing / managing new systems and networks

Speaker Profile

I assist clients assess their IT risks and Cyber Security exposure. Help design and implement strategies and controls to mitigate current and emerging IT risks. I have a broad range of experience across energy and mining sectors.

My experience in delivering a wide range of services includes the following:
- Internal Audit - Account Manager.
- Interim Head of IT at global Japanese mining organisation.
- IT Audit and General Controls reviews.
- IT Strategy Assessment and implementation.
- Threat Risk Assessment against industry standards such as ISO27000, IS18 and NIST.
- Identity and Access Management reviews.
- SOX s404 and J-SOX.
- Data Governance against ISO8000.
- IT Governance Reviews.
- Third party assurance engagements (including ISAE 3402 and GS007).
- Data Assurance and Analytics.
- Cloud Discovery and Governance Reviews.
- Vendor Management Framework Assessment.

X Topic Abstract

Blockchain promises much; it’s now time to deliver. BeefLedger is a blockchain based provenance and payments project, focused on the beef supply chain. We tackle payments problems and provenance aspirations at the same time. Designing and executing a whole-of-supply chain project requires a diverse range of knowledges and skills to be brought together. We explore the challenges and successes in designing our approach to the platform architecture, as well as reflect on how technology must navigate the world of embedded industry cultures, practices and habits. I will discuss our thinking around integrating IOT, crypto-economics and mechanics design, cryptography and smart contracts to underpin a multi-chain architecture that supports a holistic and open approach to making good on the promise of blockchains in supply chains.

Speaker Profile

Warwick Powell is founder and chairman of Sister City Partners Ltd, a regional not-for-profit investment banking enterprise. He is also the founder an Chairman of BeefLedger Limited, the developer of a blockchain-enabled credentialed provenance and payments platform for the beef supply chain ( BeefLedger is also the creator of the BeefLedger Token (BEEF), a special purpose utility token that enables the creation and distribution of data value realised through credentialed provenance. He is Chiarman of SoarCoin Foundation, a not-for-profit cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem development company focused on education, investment and philanthropy. He has advised a ASX publicly listed company on cryptocurrency exchange projects and regulations and is a blockchain educator as part of the Queensland University of Technology executive education program .He is passionate about regional economic development through technology reform and international exposure. He is a recognised creative thinker and innovator in economic, social and enterprise development with 20+ years’ experience in identify and assessing social and economic impacts across a broad range of public policy propositions and development activities and initiatives. His expertise in this arena is reflected in being invited to deliver a complete 13-week course on ‘creativity, innovation and leadership in the 21st century’ for James Cook University’s MBA program. He is an Adjunct Research Fellow at James Cook University and a member of the Peer Review Colloquium of the international design journal She Ji.

X Topic Abstract

(a) what is an ICO
(b) building a value proposition
(c) the changing sentiment of the market
(d) jurisdictional selection
(e) regulatory involvement

Speaker Profile

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education (Einstein).

Solicitor for 30 years having concentrated on IT law, and IT security law.

Presently advising on Blockchain technology and its legal impact. I am currently working on 6 ICOs across multiple jurisdictions. I have just completed legal analysis for SKRILLA ICO which will be available shortly.

X Topic Abstract

Reasons why people will adapt.
My experience directing a blockchain development company.
findME the platform I’m developing entering the employment industry.

Speaker Profile

I have a proven track record in the blockchain sector and am currently leading a team on developing an employment network set to disrupt the multi-billion dollar recruitment industry.

My knowledge extends tokenomics, network scaling, consensus protocols, smart contract deployment, ICO marketing, d-app dev, and managing specialist teams.

X Topic Abstract

she will provide an overview of trends in blockchain, regulation, international institutions and global policy issues related to blockchain and its development. She will also speak about blockchain and its potential to create social transformation for the poor and vulnerable in emerging economies.

Speaker profile

She is a Global Ambassador for the British Blockchain Association, Global Adviser on Digital Transformation Abt Associates, and Section Chief Co-Editor Blockchain for Good: for Frontiers in Blockchain. Dr Jane is adviser to Blockchain start-ups with social impact applications and is currently working with start-ups to develop Blockchain use cases in emerging economies. She is a regular hackathon judge and mentor including London Blockchain Week, London Fintech Week, and Consensys Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition Hackathon and EOS Global Hackathons.

X Topic Abstract

Dr New will provide an overview of the potential of using AGI and AI in combination with blockchain for evidence-based majority consensus 'good and sustainable' public outcomes at a fine-grained precision and contextual level, using the scientific method. She will also speak about its potential to create transformation in existing models of collaboration, standardisation, legalisation, governance, innovation, financing, education, scientific research, operational management, etc.

Speaker Profile

She is a Community of Practice Leader for the global VRARA (Virtual and Augmented Reality) Foundation in Sydney for the Fusion of Emerging Technologies in Thought and Action. She is the Founder of a startup with a focus on holistic integrated preventive precision healthcare using her AGI/AI/blockchain IP for better and sustainable health in a Web 4.0 decision support environment. She is an advisor on the Board of Rapid Response Revival, a phone sized AI-assisted heart defibrillator, and in charge of its Decision-Support System, Big Data, AI and blockchain services. She is also doing an accelerated PhD in AI/blockchain for 9 months in 2019.

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Our Speakers

Lisa New

Practice Leader

VR AR Association

Nicholas Pelecanos


Blockchain Capital Markets Group

Dr. Adrian McCullagh Ph D.

Legal Advisor of Blockchain

Legaler ICO

Brad Flanagan



Warwick Powell

Founder and Chairman of the Board

Sister City Partners Limited

Scott Richards



Dr. Jane Thomason


Blockchain Quantum Impact

Our Pricing

Group of three or more

AUD 390

Till November 23
Early Bird

AUD 520

Till October 23

AUD 649

Till November 23

Our Testimonial


Who can attend Blockchain Summit in Brisbane?

Blockchain Summit 2018 in Brisbane is open to anyone who has an interest in the technology/telecoms industry or any related field. Chairmen, CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, Managing Directors, Global Heads, Blockchain specialists from banks, financial Institutions, financial service providers, accountants, consultancies, financial technology companies, fintech innovators and entrepreneurs.

Why to attend Blockchain Summit in Brisbane?

Understand the state of development of blockchain technology by exchanges, clearing houses, central counter parties and payment systems, and what it means for you.

What will you learn about?

Detecting where underlying problems and frictions exist in your organisation that will be alleviated by blockchain technologies. Using blockchain as a tool for innovation across your organisation

Are there any prerequisites to attend this program?


Do I need to register for the event?

Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.