Blockchain and AI Conference

There is no doubt that AI and blockchain are two of the major technologies that are hurling the pace of innovation and creating a new paradigm for financial services. Each technology has its own degree of business implications and tehnological complexities.

This conference will give a glimpse of the potentialities realised at the intersection of AI and Blockchain and discuss the challenges and benefits of this alliance.

08:30 - 09:00 Registration & Breakfast
Date: 22 June 2018
Time: 08:30 - 09:00
Venue: The Palace Hotel

 
09:00 - 09:45 The Ying Yang of Crypto
Date: 22 June 2018
Time: 09:00 - 09:45
Venue: The Palace Hotel
Speakers: Shaen Corbet

Prof. Corbet has done extensive research on cryptocurrency. His keynote will primarily focus on the hacking events and main issues of fraud that are inherent in the industry.
09:45 - 10:30 Harnessing the power of blockchain to deliver better ways of verifying and sharing data.
Date: 22 June 2018
Time: 09:45 - 10:30
Venue: The Palace Hotel
Speakers: Godwin Schembri

Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Combatting the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) regulations are crucial and necessary weapons in the battle against fraud, identity theft, money laundering and organised crime. How can we harness the power of blockchain to deliver more efficient, more secure and more reliable ways of verifying and sharing data? Blockchain is able to remove the need of a central server, a technology that has a history of being abused to assess a consumer’s personal behaviour and hacked to steal consumer identities. Blockchain based KYC has the power to greatly reduce current delays, costs and duplication of effort, that may be caused by clients having to repeatedly produce information for verification purposes, every time a user attempts to secure services with new providers across many different sectors. It can also act as a passport for social inclusion, removing the barriers that keep many people, such as ‘the unbanked’, or new immigrants, from receiving services in many sectors of the economy.
 
Godwin will also be briefly outlining how he sees AI is likely to impact our businesses.
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
Date: 22 June 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Venue: The Palace Hotel

 
11:00 - 11:45 The Technologies Behind Blockchain and AI
Date: 22 June 2018
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Venue: The Palace Hotel
Speakers: Prof. Kristian Zarb Adami

Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence are two technologies that promise to lead the next generation of fintech applications. Whilst coming from diametrically opposed beginnings, the speaker will endeavour to show how a successful marriage of these two technologies could revolutionise the fintech world. Kristian will attempt to explain the theoretical underpinnings of these technologies and end the presentation by giving some real-world examples of how they are currently being used.
11:45 - 12:00 Q&A
Date: 22 June 2018
Time: 11:45 - 12:00
Venue: The Palace Hotel
Speakers: Prof. Shaen Corbet, Prof. Kristian Zarb Adami, Godwin Schembri

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12:00 - 13:15 Panel Discussions | Panel 1: Regulation of Blockchain | Panel 2: Blockchain and AI and their impact on present business practices
Date: 22 June 2018
Time: 12:00 - 13:15
Venue: The Palace Hotel
Speakers: Prof. Shaen Corbet, Prof. Kristian Zarb Adami, Luis Pallares, Dr. Denia Ellul, Dr. Max Ganado, Godwin Schembri, Helen Burrows , Johan Zammit, Elaine Mulcahy, Dr Joseph F Borg, Dr Ramona Azzopardi, Claudia Rausi, Andrew Naudi

Panels Leader: Dr. Max Ganado, Senior Partner at GANADO Advocates

Panel 1: Legal Panel - Regulation of Blockchain
Prof. Shaen Corbet, Cryptocurrency Expert and Professor at Dublin City University
Dr Denia Ellul, Lawyer at ARQ Group
Godwin Schembri, Entrepreneur at KnowMeNow Co-founder, CTO, and Independent Blockchain and Payments Consultant
Dr Joseph Borg, Co-founder and Vice-President of Bitmalta
Dr Ramona Azzopardi, Partner at WH Partners
Claudia Rausi, Head of International Corporate Centre


Panel 2: Technical panel – Blockchain and AI and their impact on present business practices

Prof. Kristian Zarb Adami, Astrophysicist and Professor at Oxford University and the University of Malta
Helen Burrows, Director of International Programs for the Federal Court of Australia and one of UK’s Top 100 Corporate Slavery Influencers of 2018
Elaine Mulcahy, Chair of Malta Chapter at 100 Women in Finance
Johan Zammit, Founder and CEO of Smart Studios
Andrew Naudi, Partner at NOUV Technology
13:15 - 13:30 Conclusion

 
13:30 Lunch
Time: 13:30

 

Guest Speakers

Prof. Shaen Corbet
Professor - Dublin City University

Prof. Kristian Zarb Adami
Professor - Oxford University, University of Malta

Dr. Max Ganado
Senior Partner - GANADO Advocates

Dr. Denia Ellul
Lawyer - ARQ Group

Godwin Schembri
Entrepreneur - KnowMeNow co-founder, CTO, Independent Blockchain & Payments Consultant

Claudia Rausi
Head of International Corporate Centre - BOV

Helen Burrows
Director of International Programs for the Federal Court of Australia and one of UK’s Top 100 Corporate Slavery Influencers of 2018

Johan Zammit
Founder and CEO - Smart Studios

Elaine Mulcahy
Chair of Malta Chapter - 100 Women in Finance

Dr Joseph F Borg
Co-founder and Vice-President - Bitmalta

Dr Ramona Azzopardi
Partner - WH Partners

Andrew Naudi
Partner - NOUV Technology