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, 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, and chief technical architect, Duncan Coutts, discuss the importance of working to a formal specification and reviewing progress from an evidence-based perspective


Main stage

12:00

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


12:30

Lunch


Main stage

13:30

Main stage

Future of blockchain research

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

Stage A

13:30

Stage A

Private workshop

Exclusively for IOHK exchange partners


Main stage

14:30

Main stage
Stage A

14:30

Stage A

Cryptographic components in blockchain

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

Stage B

14:30

Stage B

DevOps Workshop

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


Main stage

14:50

Main stage

How to floss and (de)centralize the web

Guest speaker Bill Ottman, CEO and co-founder of Minds, discusses how his company is creating a decentralized social network and building a multi-layer open source model for corporate, operational, and technological infrastructure


Main stage

15:00

Main stage

Treasury and liquid democracy

IOHK research fellow Bingsheng Zhang discusses the existing treasury system used by Horizen (previously ZenCash) and how its second generation works


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 fellow Vassilis Zikas discusses secure multi-party computation

Stage B

16.00

Stage B

Private Workshop

Exclusively for IOHK partners


Main stage

16:30

Main stage

Daedalus

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


Main stage

17:00

Main stage

17:45

End of the first day

Drinks reception for gold and platinum ticket holders


19:30

Departures