Business Lecture: Is blockchain the future of work? (a Cambridge Network event)
Cambridge Network’s audience learned a little about blockchain thanks to Dr Garrick Hileman from the Centre for Alternative Finance at the popular cryptocurrencies talk and we thought we’d explore its potential impact in September’s event with a panel discussion.
|Dates||14 Sep 2017 - This event is in the past.|
|Opening times||1.30pm - 4.00pm|
|Venue||The Maxwell Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thompson Avenue, CB3 0HE|
|Organiser name||Louise Rushworth|
Hazem Danny Al Nakib is Acting Chairman of Humaniq, the founder of several accelerators, an advisor to multiple public and private entities including Securrency, The Agency and ICUBE at the University of Toronto and various others, where he focuses on the changing financial and regulatory sytems, the crypto-economy and the global distribution of finance, alternative finance and advanced technologies. Hazem will introduce this session on blockchain and share the present and possible future applications especially in the financial industry and other areas.
Blockchain is a way of processing virtual currency transparently and securely, using software with no single central owner. The impact of blockchain is set to be wide-reaching and could be used for any repeatable transaction, whether a payment or contract, for medical record updating and identity management.
Hazem will be joined in a panel discussion by other key companies in this area – Novum Insights, Coinfirm and Autonomous NEXT. If you’re involved in processing payments or contracts, looking for investment, dabbling in cryptocurrencies, exploring the future of finance, or just interested in the possible impact of blockchain and its impact on the future of finance then this event will be for you. Come and put your questions and share your knowledge with the panel.
About the speakers:
Humaniq is a simple and secure mobile app, delivering financial inclusion solutions to the 2.5 billion unbanked / 1 billion underbanked globally.
Hazem Danny Al Nakib is Acting Chairman of Humaniq, the founder of several accelerators, an advisor to multiple public and private entities including Securrency, The Agency and ICUBE at the University of Toronto and various others where he focuses on the changing financial and regulatory systems, the crypto-economy, and the global distribution of finance, alternative finance, and advanced technologies.
Novum Insights is a global market monitor of complex technology spaces such as blockchain and cybersecurity to help you understand the market and make the right investments.
Samuel King, Chief Data Scientist: Sam studied at Cambridge and has a background in analytics, data science and machine learning and is fascinated in the potential of blockchain in finance and beyond.
Coinfirm is a recognised leader in their field and ranked among the most influential blockchain and regtech companies, Coinfirm serves as a foundation for the safe adoption and use of blockchain.
Paweł Kuskowski, Co Founder and CEO is the former head of Global AML Processes at Royal Bank of Scotland and Head of Regulatory Risk and Compliance at Eversheds.
Autonomous is a specialised research firm for investors in financial firms, focusing on global banks, insurers, investment managers, and capital markets. Our Fintech practice, Autonomous NEXT, helps financial companies, venture and hedge fund investors, and startup operators understand and act on innovation.
Lex Sokolin, Global Director Fintech Strategy: Lex is a partner at Autonomous, a fintech entrepreneur (NestEgg Wealth, AdvisorEngine), and holds a JD/MBA from Columbia University.
|Jon Bradford, known as the “Godfather of European Accelerators”, is an experienced early stage investor and is currently Director of the Bradfield Centre in Cambridge, Founding Partner at Motive Partners and an advisor of or founder to several accelerators globally including the international entrepreneur community F6S.|
|Dmitry Kaminskiy is Founding Partner at Deep Knowledge Ventures and Deep Knowledge Life Sciences and is a pioneer in the areas of investing in deep-tech, longevity, artificial intelligence, the crypto-economy, and the intersection of these industries and technologies as well as their convergence.|
1:30pm Registration and networking over coffee
2:00pm: Introduction by Hazem Danny Al-Nakib, followed by a panel discussion
3:30pm Further networking and a chance to follow up with the panelists
4:00pm Event closes
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