EU Commission, IBM, Dfinity, others’ representatives to speak at Crypto Valley Conference 2019
The Crypto Valley Association announced in a press release CoinReport received from Wachsman, the association’s PR agency, that representatives from Dfinity, IBM, EU Commission, University College London, ConsenSys and LiquidityNetwork will join speakers from Swiss National Bank, R3, the World Trade Organization (WTO), NEO, the Swiss Bankers Association and PwC at the Crypto Valley Conference 2019.
The event is taking place from 24-26th June in Zug, Switzerland in association with the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
The association’s president, Daniel Haudenschild, said in the news release we received, “This is the second annual Crypto Valley Conference and we are delighted with the calibre of speakers, industry leaders, and developers attending. With the event growing significantly in size and stature, this conference is an important moment for the Swiss blockchain ecosystem, allowing us to showcase our position in the global blockchain industry, and encourage discussions and exchanges of ideas in this rapidly developing sphere.”
The speakers who were announced today will be part of discussions on the blockchain technology’s use cases and applications. Specifically, the speakers include Dr. Harald Stieber, EU Commission; Ulrich Schimpel, CTO for IBM Switzerland; Emmanuelle Ganne, WTO; Peter Todd, Bitcoin Core Developer; Dr. Phillip Mayrl, Director Digital Strategy, Deloitte and Dr. Hubert Ritzdorf, CTO of ChainSecurity.
The event will witness top developers, lawyers, scholars, government officials, researchers, CTOs and CEOs come together to talk about the latest advances within the crypto and blockchain landscape. More than 100 speakers will analyze different topics including consensus protocols, smart contract security, cryptoeconomics, identity management, regulation and governance, IoT & shared data, micropayments and supply chain.
The agenda of the conference will also involve the second Swiss Blockchain Investor Day organized by the Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC). That event will enable pioneering blockchain startups to apply and compete for one of eight places in the final pitching session on stage during the conference. On the 26th, the eight selected startups will pitch for investment in front of investors and will be judged by a panel of top entrepreneurs, blockchain experts, investors and lawyers. During the jury discussions, the best projects for each of the seven industry challenges of the Swiss Blockchain Hackathon #SBHACK19 will be presented to the audience. The winners from each category will get the CVA Award presented by the association.
The SICTIC Swiss Blockchain Investor Day, the Swiss Blockchain Hackathon and the Crypto Valley Conference will figure into the broader set of events during Crypto Valley Week from 21-26 along with a special Bitcoin Association Meetup and CVLabs Incubator and Community Party planned and several other activities in the area.
Lucerne School of Applied Sciences and Arts’ Dr. Alexander Denzler said, “The blockchain space evolves at an incredibly fast pace, and the role of academics in this development must not be underestimated. This conference will be crucial in allowing for actors in the space to interact and learn from each other.”
Haudenschild concluded, “This year’s Crypto Valley Conference is bound to result in great insights and conversations. Our recent report, in conjunction with PwC, showed movement across the blockchain ecosystem in areas such as regulation, the popularity of Security Token Offerings, and growth of asset tokenization. Collectively these trends will make for thought-provoking insights from both attendees and speakers.”
Image via the association’s website