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Sibos 2017

October 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm EDT

For nearly 40 years, Sibos has brought financial leaders together to network, collaborate and make sense of changes in the industry. The Sibos conference helps to build an understanding of the forces impacting the financial community.

Under the theme of ‘Building for the Future’, the 2017 conference programme will study the industry’s burning issues, including cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), the impact of geopolitical and regulatory shifts, and data and identity. 93% of last year’s delegates said that they found the new four stream structure useful. Featuring in-depth panel sessions, debates and hundreds of speakers from a range of backgrounds, the 2017 programme will again be structured around four streams.

Going to Sibos? Join Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger in various sessions and be sure to stop by the Hyperledger booth (A01) to grab your t-shirt and check out all of the demos. See below for a full schedule of activities!

Hyperledger Sessions at Sibos 2017

New Technologies and Business Standards – Panel

Tuesday, Oct. 17
9:30 to 10:20

Hyperledger Executive Director Brian Behlendorf will moderate a panel with Hyperledger members Richard Gendal, CTO for R3, Umar Farooq, Head of Digital Channels and Innovation at J.P. Morgan, Ram Komarraju, Head of INnovation and Technology Delivery for CLS, as well as Cliff Richards, Executive General Manager of Australian Stock Exchange.

Does Blockchain technology alleviate security concerns or create new challenges – Panel

Thursday, Oct. 19
9:30 to 10:30
Conference room 2

Join Hyperledger Security Maven David Huseby, along with Hyperledger members Digital Asset CEO and Hyperledger Governing Board Chair Blythe Masters, BBVA Head of Digital Transformation, Corporate & Investment Banking, Alicia Pertusa, CLS CIO Thomas Zschach, as well as representatives from Chain and Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. in this security-focused discussion.

Use of Blockchain Technologies from Hyperledger – Fireside Chat

Tuesday, Oct. 17
14:00 to 14:30
Open Theatre 1

Join Hyperledger Executive Director Brian Behlendorf, and Hyperledger members IntellectEU CEO Hanna Zubko and MonetaGo CEO Jesse Chenard for a fireside chat on the use of blockchain technologies in PoCs, pilots and in production deployments around the world.

Developing Blockchain Technologies – Fireside Chat and Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, Oct. 17
16:30 to 18:30
Hyperledger booth A01

Hyperledger VP of Worldwide Alliances Daniela Barbosa will moderate a fireside chat with Hyperledger Governing Board members DTCC Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect, Robert Palatnick, and Global Head of Accenture’s Capital Markets Blockchain practice, Dave Treat.


Hyperledger Member Sessions

Cyber Security: Trends and Implications in Financial Services Panel with SecureKey CEO Greg Wolfond

Monday, Oct. 16
9:30 to 10:30
Conference Room 2

Can Blockchain Enable an Efficient International Trade Network? Panel with NTT DATA Corporation Senior Manager Yoshiharu Akahane

Monday, Oct. 16
12:15 to 12:45
Open Theatre 1


Demos in Hyperledger’s Booth A01

Join us in the Hyperledger Booth A01 on Tuesday and Wednesday for member demos of PoCs and pilots built with Hyperledger technologies! See Hyperledger-powered applications built by member companies to address market requirements across industries.

Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, Oct. 17

10:30-10:50 – 1 World Blockchain

11:00-11:20 – Moscow Exchange

11:30-11:50 – MonetaGo

12:00-12:20 – Accenture

12:30-12:50 – Soramitsu

13:00-13:20 – HACERA

Wednesday, Oct. 18

11:00-11:20 – IntellectEU & Oracle

11:30-11:50 – SecureKey

12:00-12:20 – IBM

12:30-12:50 – SWIFT

13:00-13:20 – Tradeix

Read on for more details.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

10:30-10:50 – 1WB Cross-Border Payment (PaaS), presented by Edward Ng, CEO of 1 World Blockchain

Transferring money across international borders is still complicated, time consuming and expensive. Existing money transfer systems suffer furthermore from long lines, exchange rate losses, counter-party risks, bureaucracy and extensive paperwork.

Cross-border payments have become a critical part of millions of lives as we moved towards a more globalized world and multicultural societies. The segment represents a massive market, great opportunities and very promising players. 1WB focuses on easing the financial inclusion problem by applying blockchain technology for cross-border remittance & online payment.

11:00-11:20 – Confidentiality with ZK_SNARKs on Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, presented by  Alexander Yakovlev, Head of Decentralized Solutions at Moscow Exchange

One of key factors on the way to DLT is in preserving privacy and confidentiality, while still achieving speed, scalability, and network stability. Current minimal requirements are to have known nodes to satisfy compliance rules – to be sure that recourse is still available in environment without trust to each party. It is also possible to have requirements to validate transactions by the whole network to achieve legally binding of the ledger (and avoid bottleneck with orderer).

This demo will look at confidential e-voting for AGM, developed using ZK-SNARK for ballots processing, and share the existing results of applying ZK-snarks from the cryptocurrency world to Hyperledger.

11:30-11:50 – Interbank Loan Contracts on Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, presented by Brendan Taylor, CTO of MonetaGo

Interbank Loans are a critical foundation of modern financial markets. The contracts which form the base of these transactions are exchanged between financial institutions with limited verification and validation rendering the process prone to errors and manipulation.

MonetaGo’s Interbank Loans application is built using the Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 platform. It allows for the exchange, negotiation, digital signature, and settlement of Interbank Loans while ensuring privacy by eliminating the need for tokens of any kind. The Interbank Loan lifecycle is entirely digitized and automated guaranteeing auditability, efficiency, and above all security.

The platform is applicable to a wide array of banks and is easily customized to integrate with a variety of payment systems. Because the architecture does not depend on digital assets, its implementation can be supported by both internal risk and compliance departments, leading to immediate improvement in Interbank Loan system functionality.

12:00-12:20 – Bank regulatory reporting with blockchain, presented by Accenture

See how blockchain technology can simplify & add efficiency to regulatory reporting by offering an industry-wide fabric that brings consistency and transparency for reporting financial information.

Visit the Accenture booth, D43.

12:30-12:50 – Mobile Digital Payments in Hyperledger Iroha, presented by Makoto Takemiya, Co-Founder and CEO of Soramitsu

Using Hyperledger Iroha, Soramitsu has native applications in iOS, Android, and web that can be used to make digital payments using QR codes between devices. The balances of money are managed using Hyperledger Iroha and transactions are updated very quickly, allowing people to make payments within a few seconds.

13:00-13:20 – HACERA’s Highly Secure Identity and Access Control Management System, presented by Jonathan Levi, HACERA CEO and Hyperledger Fabric release manager

HACERA is a very modular framework for managing identity, credentials, permissions and privileges on top of blockchains.

In this demo we will present how multiple enterprises (e.g. financial institutions) use HACERA to authenticate participants without changing the existing infrastructure, how participants obtain access to blockchain networks along with the ability to securely send authorization messages across.

Last year at SIBOS 2016 in Geneva, we presented a decentralized Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). This year will present how the user-role assignment can then be delegated and decentralized without fear of compromising overall policy objectives of the involved parties and organizations.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

11:00-11:20 – Supply Chain Finance Solution on Blockchain, presented by Hanna Zubko, Co-founder of IntellectEU, Paulo Rodrigues, Business Development Director at IntellectEU, and Rik De Deyn, Senior Director Banking Innovation at Oracle

IntellectEU will demonstrate Invoice Discounting Solution based on Hyperledger Fabric that facilitates trust, security, and transparency among participants of Supply Chain Finance process including the Buyer, Supplier, and their Bank. While Supplier improves its cashflow, the Bank gets to know the customer better, the goods on which the invoice is issued. Bank can access that information from a “golden record” namely blockchain and in that sense, the Bank can mitigate risk and provide a better service to its customer – a Supplier Company.

Also visit the Oracle booth, G51.

11:30-11:50 – Reimagining Identity – and Re-Intermediating with Consumers – through Blockchain, presented by Andre Boysen, Chief Identity Officer at SecureKey

SecureKey, along with a consortium of partners, is developing next generation privacy-enhancing services to enable consumers to conveniently and privately assert identity information using trusted providers.

Utilizing cutting-edge technologies like blockchain, consumers will soon have the ability to prove they are who they say they are, in person and online, with high trust and scalability. This digital identity and attribute sharing network will allow for the exchange of information, all the while ensuring no data is visible to the operator; that there is no central database or honeypot; that there is no central point of failure; that providers and receivers don’t know where information is going to or coming from through a triple-blind privacy approach; and that users are not being – and cannot be – tracked.

12:00-12:20 – Building a Blockchain Ecosystem, presented by Curtis Miles, Solution Architect, IBM Blockchain, Vikram Singh, Director of Smart Grid Technology at Alectra, and Oscar Roque, AVP Mobile Product and Platform at Interact

Renewable energy projects are taking off around the world, and many fundamentally require a way to record a ledger of activities and transactions between the varied participants, e.g., residential customers wishing to sell excess generated renewable energy back to the grid, regulators seeking to monitor and maintain energy quality, and local utilities interested in aggregating customers into ‘virtual power plants’.

This interactive demo will immerse participants in the world of trading with Blockchain, and introduce a future in which energy can power a dynamic marketplace for turning megawatts into megabucks (or virtually anything else!). This demo will show financial institutions a Blockchain example using Hyperledger Fabric.

Also visit the IBM booth, E08.

12:30-12:50 – SWIFT DLT Nostro Proof of Concept, presented by Damien Vanderveken, Head of R&D, SwiftLab and UX at SWIFT

This session will showcase how SWIFT’s latest research and development work on DLT will bring new enhancements to improve SWIFT global payment initiative (gpi) even further. The SWIFT Nostro DLT Proof of Concept leverages Hyperledger Fabric blockchain technology to provide real-time visibility on the liquidity of Nostro accounts, easing reconciliation and allowing liquidity savings while meeting key industry requirements such as governance, data privacy, standardisation, security and identity. You will get to see a live demo of the proof of concept tested by 30+ banks and learn more about what benefits this could bring to your business.

Also visit the SWIFT booth, A30.

13:00-13:20 – Standard Chartered – AIG – Logistic Company Case Study, presented by David Sutter, Head of Platform Strategy at Tradeix

Tradeix will demo a video showing how the TIX platform from Tradeix leverages blockchain technology and is used by financial institutions and their corporate clients to manage trade finance solutions effectively to optimize working capital, reduce risk, and increase efficiencies.


Make sure to stop by the Hyperledger booth (A01) to grab your t-shirt, check out the demos and mingle with the team! We’re looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks.

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October 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am EDT
October 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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