Blockchain Trends for 2018

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6.15pm Arrivals and networking
6.50pm Announcements and Introductions
7.00 Panel Q&A
8.15pm Closing remarks and networking
8.30pm Meetup ends

Panelists

Emma Weston is the CEO and a co-founder of AgriDigital, one of Australia’s leading emerging agtech and fintech companies. Emma has had a diverse career as a lawyer, agribusiness executive and executive coach. In 2016, AgriDigital achieved the world’s first settlement of a physical agri-commodity on a blockchain between a farmer and a buyer in New South Wales, Australia. In 2017, she was awarded Female Fintech Leader of the Year and Emerging Fintech Leader of the Year by FinTech Australia as well as Female Fintech Leader of the Year at the Australian Fintech Awards. Emma holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a LLB (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, and a BA from the University of Melbourne. Emma is an active tech community member and advisor to start ups. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a non-executive director of the Australian Digital Commerce Association and Fintech Australia.

Emma Poposka is the Co-Founder and CEO at Brontech (www.bron.tech), a company that specializes in development of blockchain solutions for a wide spectrum of services like identity management, education and healthcare. She holds a MBA in General Management from The University of Sheffield as well as a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Informatics and Computer Engineering from the Ss.Cyril and Methodious University. Prior Brontech, Emma was working as a national consultant on several projects conducted by international organizations like United Nation Development Program (UNDP), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and The European Commission (EC).

Hannah Glass is a solicitor in the financial markets team at leading Asian law firm King & Wood Mallesons, specialising in blockchain technology and fintech. Hannah works with a broad range of clients advising on the evolving legal and regulatory issues associated with the implementation and application of innovative technologies. She is a recognised key contributor in policy development in Australia’s fintech industry. In particular, she has played a significant role in the development of the legislative treatment of digital currencies working with industry to advise on the changes to GST and anti-money laundering legislation. Hannah is also a member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance’s legal working group.

Dr. Philippa Ryan – At UTS Law, Pip coordinates and teaches Disruptive Technologies and the Law and a capstone subject that explores the ethical and policy considerations that guide the law’s interaction with technology. Pip’s PhD explored the liability of third parties for fraud and breach of trust. The title of her forthcoming book (to be published by Routledge in New York) is, “Trust and Distrust in Distributed Digital Economies”. Pip is an independent external member of the board of Lander and Rogers and she has a regular spot on ABC Radio with James Valentine where they chew the legal technology fat and contemplate the future of humanity.

Sharon Lu – Bio coming soon!