Confirmed Conference Speakers
Chief Financial Officer
Marco studied mathematics, physics and economics. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics and worked several years for the finance industry and in investment banking. When he learnt about Bitcoin he quit his bank job to join the cryptocurrency revolution. Marco is co-founder and CFO of Genesis Mining, one of the largest cryptocurrency mining companies.
CEO & Co founder
Oscar Adam Darmawan graduated from Monash University in 2006 with a double degree in Information Technology and System and he holds a certificate in Internet Security from EC-Council USA (Certified Ethical Hacker). Oscar had been involved in the IT industry for military, civil, and corporate for more than eight years. Nowadays, he focuses more in growing www.Bitcoin.co.id (PT Bit Coin Indonesia) as the biggest Indonesia Bitcoin exchange which currently facilitates BTC-IDR trading for more than 250k members in Indonesia. Acting as the CEO and the co-founder of PT Bit Coin Indonesia, he is in charge of the company operation, Bitcoin education in Indonesia and public relationship for the company.
CEO & Founder
A physicist by education, Sasha Ivanov has been involved in Internet payment systems software development and neural network prediction software for financial markets.
After the emergence of blockchain technology he launched the first instant cryptocurrency exchange coinomat.com, the first fiat blockchain token coinoUSD, and the first tradable cryptocurrency index coinoindex.com
Roberto discovered a passion for Information Technology at the tender age of 6 when, with the help of his father, he started to learn computer programming. In 1984, at age 10, he had developed and sold his first video game. Four years later he begun an entrepreneurship career when, authorised by Italy’s court for minors, he opened his first IT company. In the formative years of the Internet he expanded his business reach into the online world and quickly found his company’ services in great demand. Roberto, specialised in Lawful Interception systems and big data analysis, is also a consultant to law enforcement agencies. Moved to Asia a decade ago, Roberto is now a renown Blockchain expert, associate of the Nxt Foundation and the first to apply Blockchain technology to supply chain and trade finance. Founder of the Blockchain Zoo association (http://bcz.ooo), Roberto often speaks at conferences, participates to technology discussions at panels for various events, and gives seminars on Blockchain.
Gregory Van den Bergh
Chief Executive Officer
Greg Van den Bergh is the co-founder and CEO of MiCai, a financial technology company with offices in Beijing and London. MiCai launched the first robo-advisor in China and is market leader in providing operating systems for wealth management firms. MiCai uses blockchain in a variety of applications to empower wealth management firms to serve their clients better.
Prior to MiCai, Greg worked for MAN Group - GLG, a Hedge Fund with 26bn USD under management. Before he moved there, Greg worked on the Principal Trading desk at Citi and at Private Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong.
Greg has a B.A. in Philosophy and Modern Languages from Oxford University and an MBA from the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.
Robert Dowling is the Director for Enterprise and Government Affairs at Alluminate,
a cryptocurrency market data, blockchain services, and investment company.
Before he entered the world of blockchain, he was the Founder of rePurpose, which has been called “one of [America's] top college startups” by Forbes and “revolutionary” by UPRoxx, and The Renegade Institute, a social enterprise with a mission mission of solving challenges for marginalized people through transformative policymaking.
A StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellow, Management and Technology Fellow, and Andhra Pradesh Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fellow, Robert serves on the Disaster Action Team with the American Red Cross and Team Rubicon. He holds standing invitations to Renaissance Weekend and Summit, the world’s leading invitation only ideas festivals.
Robert is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School, studying finance and electrical engineering. He spends his time between New York where he lives, Philadelphia where he learns, and Washington DC, Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur where he works.
Conference Agenda: 27th October - BALI, Indonesia
09:00 - 09:30
09:25 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:10
10:10 - 10:40
10:40 - 11:00
11:30 - 11:50
11:50 - 12:20
Welcome Note: K. C. Kapadia, Conference Chairperson
Opening Address: The Present and Future of Blockchain Technologies in Indonesia
Speaker: Stephen DeMeulenaere - Co Founder, Coin Academy
Roberto Capodieci - Founder, Blockchain Zoo
About Session: This opening session by Stephen & Roberto will talk about the promotion of blockchain technologies in Indonesia, acceptance by local businesses, regulatory matters and the future potential for the application of blockchain technologies in Indonesia and southeast Asia.
Scaling the Blockchain for E-Commerce
Speaker: Dr Michael Yuan - Chief Scientist, CyberMiles
About Session: Smart contracts hold great promise for business applications. However, the current generation of blockchains suffer several critical performance and scalability issues, making them unable to handle Internet-scale applications. In this presentation, Dr. Yuan will review the technology landscape of next generation blockchains. He will demonstrate an open source enterprise software stack that is specifically designed to support and scale complex smart contracts. This new solution is currently being implemented on a US-based e-commerce network with 12 million registered users and over $3 billion USD in annual transactions.
The Use of Bitcoin for Terrorism Purposes: Case Studies
Speaker: I Made Wisnu Wardhana SIK, Police Commissioner, Indonesian National Police
Tea Break - courtesy of Cointed.com
The Growing Cryptocurrency Community in Indonesia
Speaker: Oscar Darmawan - Founder & CEO, PT Bit Coin Indonesia
Cryptocurrencies, the Unbanked and Intrinsic Value
Speaker: Jasmin Güngör - Guestspeaker, Cointed.com
About Session: The unique selling point of cryptocurrencies is the fact that a device with an internet connection is all you need to make financial services available to you. Even if Bitcoin and other coins are primarily seen as new asset class, there is an additional value when compared to gold or other value storages, because of the relatively cheap and fast transactions everybody can do via the blockchain. It is a decentralized system that can be used as a currency while offering services similar to the tradition banking system. This can also explain why a widely adopted coin has an intrinsic value.
12:20 - 12:50
14:00 - 14:30
14:30 - 14:50
Cloud Mining - Latest Industry Developments
Speaker: Marco Krohn - CFO, Genesis Mining
About Session: Cryptocurrencies, predominantly spearheaded by the Bitcoin, have taken the financial world by storm. Today, the demand of Cryptocurrencies, namely Bitcoin and Ethereum, as well as the application of the Blockchain Technology itself have been growing remarkably following the popularity on the global stage. With no government or “anchor” backing up cryptocurrencies, the only foundation that cryptocurrencies have is people’s faith in their value. In other words, solely the market mechanism determines the price of cryptocurrencies.
Raffle draw by Genesis Mining & Networking Luncheon sponsored by Cointed.com
Decentralized Publishing and Blockchain Based Content Distribution
Speaker: Matej Michalko, Founder & CEO - DECENT
About Session: Imagine an open-source decentralized network that aims to disrupt Netflix for video on demand, Soundcloud for music publishing and Amazon for e-books. Matej Michalko, DECENT founder and CEO will talk about what blockchain technology adds to the world of content distribution on the Internet. He will present on the advantages of decentralized publishing and blockchain-based content distribution. He will also give practical demonstrations of some important use cases in the digital content industries.
BitCoin vs FinTec - What will be in 5 years
Speaker: Jorg Molt, CEO - Satoshi School
About Session: The world today began to change in a rapidly earthshaking way. The BitCoin and technology behind BitCoin Blockchain changes the way we think about money and the way we secure value fundamental.
Banks and governments try to find out how to use the blockchain technology for their own business. But there is a difference between technology of BitCoin and FinTec. Where are the commons ? And could there be a consensus ?
14:50 - 15:10
15:50 - 16:10
16:10 - 16:30
Blockchain Technologies: Perspectives for Development & Application
Speaker: Sasha Ivanov, CEO & Founder - Waves Platform
About Session: To be advised soon
Raffle draw by Cointed.com & Tea Break - courtesy of Cointed.com
Allowing any Person to Buy, Sell and Use Cryptocurrency in any Stores
Speaker: Zi Bin (Zac) Cheah, CEO - Pundi X
About Session: After almost a decade of cryptocurrency revolution, less than 1% global population owns cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency is still in the hands of few globally and normal people have little clue how to own it. This session discusses ways of using physical smart devices and smart card to allow easy purchase and usage of cryptocurrency at stores and cafes. The speaker will talk about how usage of cryptocurrency can serve as a catalyst to allow financial participation of 75% of ASEAN population who does not have bank accounts. The crytocurrency revolution will have a bigger participation by allowing normal people to own and use cryptocurrency.
How to Integrate Digital Currencies into Business
Speaker: Robert Dowling, Director - Alluminate.io
About Session: To be advised soon
16:30 - 16:50
16:50 - 17:10
17:10 - 17:30
Blockchain - Changing a 30 Trillion Dollar Industry
Speaker: Gregory Van den Bergh - CEO, MiCai
About Session: to be advise soon
Powering the Supply Chain of the Future
Speaker: Hope Liu - CEO, Eximchain
About Session: Shareholders in the global supply chain lost up to $5.2 trillion in potential revenue last year due to lack of transparency, connectivity and agility. Blockchain can be implemented to provide a decentralized ledger across the network to replace centralized operations. This digitalizes the end-to-end process, reduces the cost of verification through a 3rd party agent, and enables real-time information sharing and value transfer across the ecosystem. She will talk about the current use cases and future potential in finance, logistics and sourcing fields, both for large multinationals and SMEs.
How Blockchain Unlocks Big Data Value
Speaker: Roger Haenni - Co-founder & CEO, Datum
About Session: To be advised soon