Oct 24

Overview of the event

The Blockchain Technology Conference 2018 will be happening on October 24th 2018 Dublin. The Blockchain Conference 2018 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 in Dublin using this technology.

National banks and regulators, exchanges and investment banks across the world are taking seriously the financial innovation of distributed ledger or block chain 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 Block Chain 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 Block chain in Financial Services.

Facts & Figures About The Event

9 Speakers
9 Topics
100 Tickets

Conference Schedule

Blockchain Technology Conference, Dublin
X Topic Abstract

Taking a look at the underlying architecture of Hyperledger Composer and Hyperledger Fabric frameworks for enterprise Blockchain solutions.

Speaker Profile

Simon Mullaney is the CTO and co-founder of BlockAviation. BlockAviation is a transparent and immutable information platform for the lessor value chain. The platform leverages permissioned blockchain technology to provide real-time consensus on lease terms across the players in the aircraft leasing value chain.

X Topic Abstract

Blockchain is considered to be a foundation technology that promises to create new ways for economic and social growth. Since the publication of Satoshi Nakamoto white paper, the pace of technological development in the blockchain ecosystem has accelerated significantly allowing for the application of blockchain technology in areas outside the financial sector. Accordingly, the rate of investment made in Blockchain-led companies through traditional (VC funding) or non-traditional channels (ICO) has risen significantly, with over $800 million being invested in 2017. However, amidst all the excitement, there is a sense of uncertainty on how blockchain innovators can protect their innovations to gain an advantage over their competitors. More specifically, there is much confusion surrounding the IP protection of software-based innovations, which forms an integral part of the blockchain ecosystem. The presentation aims to provide high-level guidance on how IP protection or the lack thereof can impact individual innovators, groups of founders, or entities operating in the blockchain space. More specifically, this presentation would address questions surrounding the current IP protection framework for software-based innovations, including a discussion on the importance of Trade Secrets, offer guidance on how to develop a robust IP strategy, provide advice on leveraging the IP generated to help your business succeed, and discuss how to deal with Open Source initiatives.

Speaker Profile

Dr. Nikos Minas is an expert at helping companies and individuals identify, protect and exploit their innovations. He has extensive experience in the development and management of optimised patent portfolios for a diverse range of clients ranging from independent inventors to large international corporations. Nikos is a European Patent Attorney specialising in the technical fields of computer software, electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, physics and mechanics. He regularly advises businesses on IP infringement issues, competitors’ patent portfolios analysis, and IP due diligence. Nikos also has considerable experience in advising companies on the implementation of best practices for qualifying for the Corporate Tax relief under the different Patent (Knowledge Development) box schemes across Europe.
Before joining the patent attorney profession, Nikos was a Senior Research Engineer at IMEC (BE), where he worked on 3D- Stacked Integration Circuits (3D-SIC). He has a PhD and Masters in Microelectronics from Newcastle University (UK), and a Bachelor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Portsmouth University (UK). He is the author of a number of highly regarded peer review publications in the field of microelectronics and semiconductor manufacturing, and a mentioned inventor in two granted patents.

X Topic Abstract

This session presents the Blockchain platforms and programming languages that can be used to develop enterprise Blockchain solutions with a focus on B2B use cases. Several options will be discussed and we will have an explanation about the de facto platform for enterprise Blockchain solutions.

Speaker Profile

Juarez is an expert in Cloud Computing, Containers and Kubernetes, Blockchain, the Java language and its platforms (Java SE, EE, Embedded), JVMs - Java Virtual Machines, Application Development, Software / Systems / Cloud Architecture and Mobile Platforms.

He has acquired solid knowledge and experience over the last 20 years by working as Technical Evangelist, Cloud and DevOps Architect, Tech Community Manager, Software Architect, Software Engineer and Technical Lead being part of global, distributed teams at several big technology corporations.

He has been entitled as Oracle Blockchain Champion and Evangelist, IBM Technical RockStar for Cloud, IBM Redbooks Thought Leader and Evangelist for IBM Mobile, Nokia Developer Champion as well as received many awards such as IBM Manager’s Choice Award, Superior Community Service Contributions - Forum Nokia Wiki,IBM Hall of Fame Awards, IBM Common Development and Test Outstanding Contribution Awards and IBM Mobile Enterprise Social Media Residency - Outstanding Contributor.

X Topic Abstract

GECKO Governance provides a SaaS solution for banks and asset managers that is integrated with Blockchain, thereby providing a live, immutable audit trail for clients. What this means is that they can actually prove compliance with the regulations applicable to them, rather than just demonstrating compliance.

X Topic Abstract

In today's business landscape consumers are not merely asking for transparency, honesty, and alignment with their values, they are demanding it. By combining high-tech sensors with blockchain protocols, Ambrosus provides companies with a solution that reliably collects and records product information. During the presentation we will describe two use cases with vanilla and beef traceability and detail how Ambrosus has strengthened the brand equity of our clients.

Speaker Profile

Sean is a Barrister-at-Law with a background in both EU Intellectual Property Law and International Commercial & Investment Arbitration. He holds two LLM degrees: one from Stockholm University and the other from the University of Geneva's Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Sean obtained his Bachelor's in Law degree from University College Dublin with a specialisation in French Civil Law. Most recently he has been working for the Centre for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS) in Geneva on two different projects relating to present and future policy in International Investment Law. With a firm legal background, Sean will, among other things, help oversee the operations and growth of the Ambrosus Dublin Office.

X Topic Abstract

Taking a look at the underlying architecture of Hyperledger Composer and Hyperledger Fabric frameworks for enterprise Blockchain solutions.

Speaker Profile

Brian has a background in accounting, finance, technology and project management. Joining crypto in late 2016 and is now currently working with a prominent crypto syndicate, various ICO teams and with the Bermuda Governments Crypto-currency Task Force.

X Topic Abstract

Booking.com and Expedia control over 75% of hotel bookings sold online. A major contributing factor is the hotels' inability to work collaboratively. While airlines and retailers find ways of working together, the nature of the accommodation product (perishability, easy substitution, price and availability parity) makes hotels naturally suspicious of sharing their customer base among themselves. The Travel Open Partnership introduces a trustless referral network based on blockchain that aims to address the problem and return control of distribution back to hotels.

Speaker Profile

Silviu is the chief architect of Travel Open Partnership and help formulate the business and product strategy with the leadership team there. He have also been TOP’s primary funding source from when the company was just three people and a business plan.

He hold a degree in Economics and Financial Analysis, Microsoft's sought-after MCSE cert, ITIL v3 cert and a few other industry-specific titles., completed the L3 Management certification from the Institute of Leadership and Management (i-l-m.com) in UK and qualified to manage matrix hierarchies in Fortune 500 companies.

A few milestones in his career:

- launched the Travel Open Partnership and set the foundations of Travel Science (2017)
- Hostelworld IPO'd on the London and Dublin stock exchanges (2015)
- Hostelworld acquired its largest direct competitor, Hostelbookers (2013)
- over 1 Billion USD in online sales for Dell during my tenure as Online Business Manager
- Dell Employee Gold Award (2008)
- successfully sold his first venture (2007)
- first provider of online backup and live data replication services to supersede Sarbanes-Oxley's level of security requirements in Europe (2006)
- ran the largest free filehosting webservice in Eastern Europe, directly competing with Rapidshare DE (2005)
- managed an in-house hosting affiliate program with over 200 active affiliates (2005)
- designed and launched a highly redundant and scalable hosting solution based on virtualization, fail-over clusters and iSCSI attached storage (2004)
- supplied and supported the key production and broadcasting digital infrastructure for MTV Romania (2002 - 2005)
- lead the programmers team behind a custom-built ERP solution based on PHP and MySQL (2003 - 2004)
- certified a PC assembly line ISO9000 compliant (2002)

X Topic Abstract

I will provide a brief introduction of blockchain and the use cases of this outside of financial services. This will include an overview of ConsenSys and the use cases of this which have been implemented and are in development, which cover areas such as supply chain, media, and real estate.

Speaker Profile

Joined ConsenSys in July 2018 as a consultant in Solutions, with a background in management and technology consulting. ConsenSys Solutions are the providers of enterprise and exploratory blockchain solutions to major institutional clients.

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Our Speakers

Simon Mullaney



Silviu Preoteasa

Chief Architect

Travel Open Partnership

Michelle McGuire

Head of Risk and Compliance

GECKO Governance

Brian Rodriguez

Crypto Consultant and Business Advisor

Horizon Communications

Dr. Nikos Minas

IP Strategist, Technologist, Senior Associate – Patent Attorney

MacLachlan & Donaldson

Sean McGrath

Senior Solutions Consultant


Sean McCarthy

Legal Consultant

Ambrosus (Ireland Representative)

Juarez Junior

Principal Developer Advocate


Our Pricing

Group of three or more

EUR 299

Till October 24
Early Bird

EUR 399

Till September 24

EUR 499

Till October 24

Special Price(For limited time period)


EUR 350

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Who can attend Blockchain Summit in Dublin?

Blockchain Summit 2018 in Dublin 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 Dublin?

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.

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