Wednesday Agenda



Please note that the agenda is subject to change as we add more exciting talks and workshops.


Main stage

07.30

Main stage

Registration and networking


Main stage

09:00

Main stage

Introduction

A warm welcome to the IOHK summit from our guest speaker and master of ceremonies Anu Bhardwaj


Main stage

09:10

Main stage

Keynote: state of the nation

IOHK CEO and co-founder Charles Hoskinson reports on IOHK’s goals, products, and the vision for Cardano 2020


Main stage

10:00

Main stage

Digital securities

CEO and founder of Atlantic Financial Blockchain Labs, Bruce Fenton and Sangwoo Shawn CEO of Truss Chain Kores, discusses the future of digital securities in the context of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries.


10:30

Coffee break


Main stage

11:00

Main stage

IOHK research

Chief scientist Aggelos Kiayias discusses why peer-reviewed research will underpin the successful cryptocurrencies of the future


Main stage

11:30

Main stage

IOHK research and development

IOHK’s director of formal methods, Philipp Kant, chief technical architect, Duncan Coutts, and director of engineering Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo discuss the importance of working to a formal specification in software delivery and reviewing progress from an evidence-based perspective


Main stage

12:00

Main stage

Daedalus

Darko Mijić, Daedalus product manager, covers development plans for the Daedalus wallet


12:15

Lunch


Main stage

13:00

Main stage

Future of blockchain research

Guest speakers present their views on the future of blockchain research, followed by a panel discussion


Stage A

13:15

Stage A

The brain, meditation, and how to make life more productive

Ariel Garten, founder of InteraXon and creator of Muse, will provide a look inside your head in this talk on how technology and meditation can interact, and make life more enjoyable and productive as a result

Stage B

13:15

Stage B

Cardano on the rocks

Cardano ambassadors, Markus Gufler and Robert Kornacki, demonstrate how a full Cardano node can run on low-cost open source hardware (a Rock Pi), using less than ten watts of power


Main stage

14:15

Main stage

Blockchain and frontier markets

Guest speakers from the mongolian business and government discuss the significance of blockchain technology and how the country is set to become a haven for new fintech solutions

Stage A

14:15

Stage A

Cryptographic components in blockchain

An introductory workshop covering the cryptographic components of blockchain technology and how they interact

Stage B

14:15

Stage B

DevOps Workshop

IOHK DevOps engineer, Samuel Leathers, discusses the benefits of DevOps development


Main stage

14:30

Main stage

Main stage

14:50

Main stage

The public policy future of crypto

Guest speaker John Collins, founding partner of FS Vector, explores the history, current developments, and prospective regulatory and public policy future of cryptocurrency and blockchain protocols

Stage A

14:50

Stage A

Treasury and liquid democracy

IOHK research fellow Bingsheng Zhang discusses the existing treasury system that supports liquid democracy and how its second generation works

Stage B

14:50

Stage B

Tangem: acceptance of digital currencies in offline retail.

Tangem co-founder and CTO Andrey Kurennykh presents on how to bring together blockchain assets and the existing payment ecosystem, and how we can create frictionless coexistence within traditional chip-based infrastructure


Main stage

15:10

Main stage

Blockchain for impact: democratizing investing

Anu Bhardwaj, founder of Women Investing in Women Digital, presents on how blockchain technology can be used to democratize finance and investing


15:30

Coffee break


Main stage

16:00

Main stage

Cardano

David Esser, Cardano’s senior product manager, discusses the future of the platform, including the development roadmap, the next big functional components to add, and key hurdles to overcome


Stage A

16.00

Stage A

Secure multi-party computation

IOHK research fellows Vassilis Zikas and Mario Larangeira discuss secure multi-party computation with guest speaker Jonathan Katz

Stage B

16.00

Stage B

Private Workshop

Exclusively for IOHK partners


Main stage

16.30

Main stage

IOHK Africa and education

Lars Brünjes, director of education, and John O’Connor, director of African operations, report on the educational Haskell programme they have been working on in Ethiopia


Main stage

17:00

Main stage

Atala (previously Cardano Enterprise)

Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo, IOHK director of engineering, and Carlos Vargas-Montero, IOHK associate product manager, present on how Atala will benefit from IOHK’s research while blending blockchain technology with other solutions to provide a holistic enterprise offering

Stage A

17:00

Stage A

Creating a blockchain-agnostic operating system

Christopher Swenor, CEO and co-founder of Alacris OS, explains how creating a blockchain-agnostic operating system will enable a critical mass of developers onto the platform, thus driving user adoption

Stage B

17:00

Stage B

Devices operate chains

CEO of Rivetz Corp, Steven Sprague, discusses how the GlobalPlatform Trusted Execution Environment can be leveraged to provide decentralized cybersecurity


17:45

End of the first day

Drinks reception for gold and platinum ticket holders


19:30

Departures