The conference is organised by the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis at Imperial College Business School It will be held in London at The Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge as a half day event. The agenda is here.
The keynote speech will be given by Nick Szabo, computer scientist, legal scholar and cryptographer known for his research in digital contracts and digital currency. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1989 with a degree in computer science. He holds an honorary professorship at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín. The phrase and concept of “smart contracts” was developed by Szabo with the goal of bringing what he calls the “highly evolved” practices of contract law and practice to the design of electronic commerce protocols between strangers on the Internet. Smart contracts are a major feature of cryptocurrency and the programming language E.
Space is limited so please do ensure you register early using the following LINK
|9:20-9:30||Welcome address Francisco Veloso (Dean of Imperial College Business School)|
|9:30-11:00||Panel Moderator: Andrei Kirilenko (Centre for Global Finance and Technology) Panelists: John Barrdear (Bank of England) Gary DeWaal (KattenMuchinRoseman LLP) William Knottenbelt (Imperial College London) Daniel Masters (Global Advisors (Holdings) Ltd) Scott Riley (Business Development and Partnerships, Solve.Care)|
|11:20-12:30||Keynote Speaker: Nick Szabo (Global Financial Access) Cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and social scalability|
|12:30-13:30||Lunch – Belgravia Room|