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6th November 2019
09:30 to 10:00 Registration, tea and coffee
10:00 to 10:10 Welcome and Introduction Jane Leeks (Newton Gateway to Mathematics)
David Abrahams (Isaac Newton Institute)
Session 1: Distributed Ledger Technology
10:10 to 10:35 Academic Introduction - DLT Technology: The Hype and the Reality Nigel Smart (KU Leuven)
10:35 to 11:05 A National Approach Speaker to be confirmed
11:05 to 11:30 The Business of Blockchain Rob Learney (Digital Catapult)
11:30 to 11:45 Tea and Coffee
Session 2: Distributed Ledger Technology - Research Areas and Applications
11:45 to 12:15 Academic Research Talk - DLT for Trusted Archives of Digital Public Records and other Computer Vision Applications John Collomosse (University of Surrey)
12:15 to 12:40 Academic Research Talk - Foundations of Distributed Ledgers: Principles for a Secure by Design Global IT Infrastructure Aggelos Kiayias (University of Edinburgh)
12:40 to 13:10 Blockchain by Human Centred Design Chris Speed (University of Edinburgh)
13:10 to 14:00 Lunch and Posters
14:00 to 14:45 Practical uses of DLT - a Central Bank Perspective Will Lovell (Bank of England)
Session 3: Challenges and Future Opportunities
14:45 to 15:10 Legal Framework for DLT Speaker to be confirmed
15:10 to 15:30 Tea and Coffee
15:30 to 15:55 Perspective on the Future of DLT from within the UK Government Tom Wilkinson (Department for International Development)
15:55 to 16:30 Vision/Funded Framwork for the Future? Speaker to be confirmed
16:30 to 17:10 Panel Discussion, Questions and Answers
17:10 to 18:00 Networking and Drinks Reception