Explore the latest developments in blockchain and avoid the risk of being left behind.
The value of blockchain technology for financial services is being proven by industry leaders who have launched pilot programs that demonstrate its functionality across a variety of transaction types. The efficiencies introduced are truly revolutionary. Join your peers and attend this remarkable summit that brings together the top innovators, early adopters and latest developments in this new tech arena. All the players in the ecosystem will be present and the resulting discussions and networking are sure to leave a marked difference on industry advancements, to the benefit of all!
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This is the biggest global event on blockchain just for financial services! Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to prepare your organization to make the most of the blockchain revolution.
Alex Tapscott is a globally-recognized writer, speaker, investor and advisor focused on the impact of emerging technologies, such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies, on business, society and government. He is the co-author (with Don Tapscott) of the critically acclaimed non-fiction best-seller, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World, which has been translated into over 15 languages. Alex’s work has been featured in The New York Times, TIME, Fortune, Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and dozens of other publications. His TedX San Francisco talk: Blockchain is Eating Wall Street has over 600,000 views.
In 2017, Alex co-founded (with Don Tapscott) the Blockchain Research Institute, a multi-million-dollar think-tank that is investigating blockchain strategies, opportunities and use-cases. In November of 2017, Alex and Don Tapscott were recognized with the Digital Thinking Award from Thinkers50, as part of their Distinguished Achievement Awards.
Alex is a graduate of Amherst College (cum laude). He lives in Toronto, Canada.
Jillian is digital banking and fin-tech legal counsel at National Bank of Canada. Her expertise includes IT and IP law in the regulated financial services environment, virtual currency and blockchain technology, payments and commercial law. She regularly speaks at conferences and has testified about consumer protection law and digital currency before the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce. Jillian’s views on technology law issues have been published in legal, academic and news media, and she is a co-author of the first legal book on virtual currency.
Kaushik "KV" leads the Blockchain Centre of Excellence at RBC. He has a Masters in Computer and Information Technology from the University of Pennsylvania and has worked in the IT industry since 1998, starting as a developer. He spent a number of years working with Wall Street banks in New York City before moving to Toronto. His current role allows him to combine his two passions of financial technology and distributed systems. In his free time he likes to read literature and write short stories.
Strategic and insightful leader with 20+ years of progressive experience in large complex financial institutions. As a collaborative business partner and change agent, Ravi advises on Risk Management, Enterprise Data Governance, Regulatory and Compliance initiatives in Capital Markets, CRO, CDO, CAO organizations. He enjoys building/managing a team of SMEs that work across the organization using an approach that promotes out of the box thinking, forces innovative attitude and challenges status quo to pick the right solution. Ravi is a blockchain enthusiast and currently evaluating use of Private/Permission-ed Distributed Ledger Technologies to Simplify and Improve Governance, Risk and Compliance use cases in Capital Markets.