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Overview of the event

The Blockchain Technology Conference 2018 will be happening on July 20th 2018 Auckland. The Blockchain Conference 2018 will bring together a diverse range of experts who will discuss all the opportunities, challenges and exciting possibilities in innovation and disruption that can be leveraged in Auckland using this technology.

National banks and regulators, exchanges and investment banks across the world are taking seriously the financial innovation of distributed ledger or block chain technology. The block chain, aka Trust Machine underpins "crypto currencies" such as Bitcoin; but it goes beyond digital money. It provides a shared, trusted, public ledger that everyone can inspect, but no single user controls. It is at the cusp of revolutionising international money transfers, trade finance, syndicated lending and collateral management, among other applications. As it allows for almost instantaneous payments and settlement, the potential impact on the role of traders, quants and other financial technologists cannot be underestimated.

The event features an inspiring day of talks and workshops by professional speakers focused on Blockchain technology and Innovation.

This conference brings together Block Chain technologists in the finance sector, regulators, industry commentators, computer science researchers and others involved in financial innovation; these experts explore some of the technology and the many applications of Block chain in Financial Services.

Facts & Figures About The Event

11 Speakers
12 Topics
100 Tickets

Conference Schedule

Blockchain Technology Conference, Auckland

X Topic Abstract

From the 25th of May the new privacy regulation by the European Union known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is live. While there are many implications for various companies around the world, one particular GDPR case is very interesting, namely in companies that offer solutions based on blockchain technology. Many promising implementations have been catapulted the last years ranging from new cryptocurrencies, tokens, company shares representation, identity directory to copyright and intellectual property protection. Some of these new solutions should also meet the GDPR requirements if they are going to be used by European residents. From the above examples of blockchain technology implementations, let’s take a closer look at how GDPR affects crypto currencies.

Speaker Profile

Michal Blajerski, CISSP, CISM, ISO27001 Lead Auditor, PECB Auditor. Over 17 years experience in information security space for public, private and government customers (The United States, Europe & New Zealand). One of the founders of Independent Information Security Rating Institute. Passionate about information security and privacy assurance models. Blockchain enthusiast, what resulted in opening first New Zealand decentralized mining cloud - www.mining4us.com.

X Topic Abstract

What is Block Chain?
Block Chain Vs Bitcoin
Analyzing Data Redundancy (Problem with Block Chain)
Creating Trust (Benefit of Block Chain)
Application Use Case

Speaker Profile

I am member of NZ Asian Leaders in New Zealand.

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry.

X Topic Abstract

Blockchain innovation in public services will largely be behind the scenes and invisible to the 'end customers'. However, it can hugely improve security, efficiency, and speed to a wide range of processes, functions and facilities, and also enable more collaboration and cohesion across government. Where are the opportunities for government agencies to incorporate blockchain into the way they function?

Speaker Profile

Mitchell Pham is a technology entrepreneur and industry leader in New Zealand and Asia. He is a director of Augen Software Group and Kiwi Connection Tech Hub, chairman of NZTech and FinTechNZ, cofounder of NZ Software Association, NZ Health IT Association, InsurTechNZ and Global InsurTech Alliance.

Mitchell has 25 years of experience in technbology innovation across many industry sectors, including Banking, Insurance, Finance, Healthcare, Social Services, Transport & Logistics, Professional Services and Digital Businesses. He has been involved in many waves of new innovation and emerging technologies, of which Blockchain is one of the latest.

Mitchell sees Blockchain as the most tranformative in nature and exponential in impact, and is actively involved as a cofounder and advisor of emerging blockchain projects and businesses. He is also an active speaker at international conferences to promote awareness and use of blockchain technology in solving real-world problems that have enterprise-wide, industry-wide, economy-wide or society-wide impacts.

Mitchell has been honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and an Asia 21 Fellow by the Asia Society. On 21st June 2018, he received the prestigious World Class New Zealand award for his contribution to the technology industry and NZ-Asia relations.

X Topic Abstract

Mining crypto currencies has been the privilege and main playground of techies and nerds for years leaving others in the dust. This is because many don’t have the knowledge, the equipment or the space to mine themselves. Some have joined the adventure via mining providers, but are stuck with a fixed term contract mining a non-profitable cryptocurrency for months or even for years. What if you could just switch what you mine with a single click collect your profits daily? What factors you should consider for mining profitability?

Speaker Profile

Michal Blajerski, CISSP, CISM, ISO27001 Lead Auditor, PECB Auditor. Over 17 years experience in information security space for public, private and government customers (The United States, Europe & New Zealand). One of the founders of Independent Information Security Rating Institute. Passionate about information security and privacy assurance models. Blockchain enthusiast, what resulted in opening first New Zealand decentralized mining cloud - www.mining4us.com.

X Topic Abstract

Blockchain and distributed ledger technology is disrupting nearly every sector and one of these is the multi-trillion dollar health sector. The health sector is undergoing a revolution driven by health big data. This data is being used to develop new drugs and therapies, create better models of healthcare, and inform insurance and government decisions. The amount of health data will double every 73 days by the year 2020. Meanwhile, there are growing concerns about data privacy, security, control and fair remuneration. Blockchain and distributed ledger technology provide solutions to these and other issues. Already, dozens of blockchain health data companies have emerged and a plethora of new ones are on the way. Let's explore how the future of health data will look in a decentralised and tokenised world.

Speaker Profile

Dr. Mohsin Chaudhry (or "Dr. Mo") is Co-founder and CEO of HealthDex, a decentralised health data platform and marketplace. He holds a Medical Degree from the University of Otago and a certificate on the fundamentals of business from Harvard Busines School. Dr. Mo has several years of clinical experience in a range of medical specialties and an academic background as a published researcher. His passion is to help transform the health sector by coupling health data and genomics with blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

X Topic Abstract

Scaling a Blockchain can be a risky proposition depending on the implementation, an overview of prior efforts, including failures, will be presented. Following on from this, distribution and the many benefits it brings will be covered. Finally, an overview of the current state of security in the blockchain space will be presented, with a particular emphasis on security decisions which have led to disaster in recent months, and how it could have easily been avoided.

Speaker Profile

David Keenleyside found that his many prior years of experience in the cryptocurrency space were a valuable commodity. His consultancy work has involved cryptocurrency mining, coin-splitting, exchange infrastructure and end-user support. Furthermore, he joined the UASF working group for the BIP148 deployment, and continues to work in this space politically and practically; with a view to joining the Bitcoin Core development team at an appropriate time.

X Speaker Profile

Shailen Vandeyar has over 5 years of experience in marketing. During this time he has managed to build close connections with some of the most promising, high growth and disruptive blockchain startups and digital asset funds around the globe. He now manages a disruptive social media agency which reaches billions of people monthly on social platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. He recent venture with the Youtube channel has seen much success which him and his team now becoming the second largest cryptocurrency influencers on Youtube.

X Topic Abstract

Blockchain is a word on everyone’s lips these days, with a lot of promises about what it can do from a multitude of “experts” happy to give advice on the topic, but no mention of what it can’t, or wasn’t designed to do. In this session we will explore some areas of its application with real world use cases, clear up some misconceptions, discuss challenges that I have faced in real-world implementations, explore how it is driving a decentralised, disruptive generation, and cover some of the areas that blockchain and smart contracts will slowly sneak into everyday life (and some ways it already has).

Speaker Profile

Duwane combines his love and deep understanding of blockchain, AI, IOT, development, and Information Technology to help organisations plan, design, and implement solutions. He is a blockchain evangelist, and shares his passion at seminars, and education sessions related to Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and digital evolution in general. He is active in many social causes, and educates on the uses of technology to promote open, free, and transparent global communication, open and fair governments, social justice, human rights, citizen empowerment, and how blockchain and technology as a whole can enable all of these.

X Topic Abstract

It has been 10 years since Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin whitepaper. In that 10 years, Blockchain technology has taken great strides to now being internationally recognised as the next revolutionary technology. Countries have invested millions and millions of dollars in Blockchain, believing that Blockchain will bring about the next industrial revolution. However, not everything is rose-coloured glasses. There are still significant challenges that Blockchain face and this lecture will go through the finer details on what must be overcome.

Speaker Profile

Henry Chueh is a Blockchain Consultant and a Cryptocurrency Analyst. He believes as the world moves further into the digital world, Blockchain will play a part in bringing the next industrial revolution. He is active amongst the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency community in Auckland and has presented talks to educate those that are unfamiliar with this technology. He also enjoys writing articles (published on interest.co.nz) and offers cryptocurrency advice for investors looking to enter the cryptocurrency market.

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Our Speakers

Mohsin Chaudhry

Co-Founder and CEO


Duwane de Coning

Blockchain Evangelist

BChain New Zealand

Krishna Chaitanya



Fahad Khan



Shailen Vandeyar

Founder and CEO

Vandeyar Group

Mitchell Pham

Director - Augen Software Group & Kiwi Connection Tech Hub | Chairman

NZTech & FinTechNZ

Michal Blajerski



Henry Chueh

Blockchain Consultant


David Keenleyside

Cryptocurrency Consultant


Our Pricing

Group of three or more

NZD 414

Till July 20
Early Bird

NZD 553

Till June 30

NZD 692

Till July 20

Our Testimonial


Who can attend Blockchain Summit in Auckland?

Blockchain Summit 2018 in Auckland is open to anyone who has an interest in the technology/telecoms industry or any related field. Chairmen, CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, Managing Directors, Global Heads, Blockchain specialists from banks, financial Institutions, financial service providers, accountants, consultancies, financial technology companies, fintech innovators and entrepreneurs.

Why to attend Blockchain Summit in Auckland?

Understand the state of development of blockchain technology by exchanges, clearing houses, central counter parties and payment systems, and what it means for you.

What will you learn about?

Detecting where underlying problems and frictions exist in your organisation that will be alleviated by blockchain technologies. Using blockchain as a tool for innovation across your organisation

Are there any prerequisites to attend this program?


Do I need to register for the event?

Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.

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