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6th November 2019
09:30 to 10:00 Registration, tea and coffee
10:00 to 10:05 Welcome and Introduction Jane Leeks (Newton Gateway to Mathematics)
David Abrahams (Isaac Newton Institute)
Session 1: Distributed Ledger Technology - An Overview
10:05 to 10:25 Academic Introduction - DLT Technology: The Hype and the Reality Nigel Smart (KU Leuven)
10:25 to 10:55 A National Approach to DLT - Dutch Blockchain Coalition Frans Van Ette (TNO)
10:55 to 11:25 The Business of Blockchain Rob Learney (Digital Catapult)
11:25 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 12:45 Academic Research Talk - Foundations of Distributed Ledgers: Principles for a Secure by Design Global IT Infrastructure Aggelos Kiayias (University of Edinburgh)
12:45 to 13:15 Blockchain by Human Centred Design Chris Speed (University of Edinburgh)
13:15 to 14:10 Lunch and Posters
14:10 to 14:35 Practical uses of DLT - a Central Bank Perspective Will Lovell (Bank of England)
Session 3: Challenges and Future Opportunities
14:35 to 15:05 Legal Aspects of DLT and Crytoassets David Quest QC (3 Verulam Buildings)
15:05 to 15:25 Tea and Coffee
15:25 to 15:50 Perspective on the Future of DLT from within the UK Government Tom Wilkinson (Department for International Development)
Session 4: Vision and Future Strategy for DLT
15:50 to 16:10 The Convergence Stack: Creating a New Data Economy with DLT Lawrence Lundy (Outlier Ventures)
16:10 to 16:30 Making DLT Happen Rob Learney (Digital Catapult)
16:30 to 17:00 Panel Discussion, Questions and Answers
17:00 to 18:00 Networking and Drinks Reception