Bermuda Tech Summit Agenda

Presented by BDA in partnership with EDD and NEXT Bermuda

The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA), in partnership with the Bermuda Government’s Economic Development Department and NEXT Bermuda, is proud to present the fourth annual Bermuda Tech Summit 2022.

Wednesday, October 26

Registration Open

8:00am

Networking Breakfast

8:00am

Princess Rooms

Conference Welcome

9:00am

Harbourview Ballroom

David Hart

CEO

Bermuda Business Development Agency

Keynote Fireside Chat: Resilience & Innovation in Bermuda’s Tech Ecosystem

9:05am

Harbourview Ballroom

Bermuda’s Premier will provide insights into how Bermuda’s proven track record of weathering storms and unique risk management expertise offers a safe haven to institutional grade players investing in the long-term viability of the digital asset market.

Michael Casey

Chief Content Officer

CoinDesk

Moderator

The Hon. David Burt, JP, MP

Premier of Bermuda

Government of Bermuda

Keynote

How Do Regulators Promote Resilience and Innovation?

9:30am

Harbourview Ballroom

How can robust yet pragmatic regulatory standards provide resilience during turbulent times?  In what ways do regulators encourage innovation? How will regulators’ classification of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets as commodities and securities impact the evolution of the industry?

 

Michelle Chivunga

Founder and CEO

Global Policy House

Moderator

Jeff Baron

Chief Compliance Officer

Bittrex Global

Panellist

Steven Rees Davies

Partner

Carey Olsen

Panellist

Moad Fahmi

Senior Advisor, FinTech

Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA)

Panellist

Crypto Lending and Yield Products – Where Do They Go From Here?

10:15am

Harbourview Ballroom

An analysis of the recent shocks to the market in the crypto lending sector – how did the hottest sector of the market suddenly plunge into peril? What are the short- and long-term effects? What are the lessons learned?

Natalie Neto

Partner

Walkers

Moderator

Yuri Mushkin

Chief Risk Officer

BlockFi

Panellist

Connect and Network

11:00am

Harbourview Ballroom

In Conversation with NEXT Bermuda & Chainproof

11:30am

Harbourview Ballroom

Learn about Bermuda’s first digital asset business association, why such associations are key to the continued development of a financial services sector, and a member’s experience.

Stafford Lowe

Co-Founder

Next Bermuda

Moderator

Sebastian Banescu

CEO

Chainproof

Panellist

Bank On It

11:45am

Harbourview Ballroom

A deep dive into finance’s future highlighting banking institutions that are leaning into the digital asset market and pioneering new services to move the ecosystem forward. 

Jerome Wilson

Partner & Head of Technology and Innovation Practice

Appleby

Moderator

Chance Barnett

Founder

Jewel Bank

Panellist

Caitlin Long

CEO

Custodia

Putting the “Fun” Back Into Funds

12:30pm

Harbourview Ballroom

What insurance solutions are available for digital assets and at what price? What captive insurance opportunities exist? What are (re)insurers doing to stay afloat amid a sea of change?

Elizabeth Denamn

Director; ExCo member

Conyers; AIMA Bermuda

Moderator

Bruce Jackson

Director, Chief of Digital Asset Funds and Business

Apex Fund Management

Lawrence Newhook

President & CEO

Alpha Innovations

Panellist

Kevin Richards

Managing Director

Bermuda Asset Management

Panellist

Networking Lunch

1:15pm

2:30pm

Princess Rooms

Welcome Reception

6:30pm

Thursday, October 27

Registration Open

8:00am

Networking Breakfast

8:00am

Princess Rooms

In Conversation with SailGP

9:00am

Harbourview Ballroom

David Hart

CEO

Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA)

Moderator

Warren Jones

Chief Technology Officer

SailGP

Panellist

Market Redemption: What’s Trust Got To Do With It?

9:15am

Harbourview Ballroom

What technologies will be at the forefront of re-instilling confidence in the digital asset market? How does solving the digital identity puzzle pave the way for broader market adoption? 

Chris Brown

Director – AML/ATF

Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA)

Moderator

Justin Newton

CEO

Netki

Panellist

Denis Pitcher

Chief Fintech Advisor

Government of Bermuda – Premier’s Office of Fintech

Panellist

Drummond Reed

Chief Trust Officer

Evernym

Panellist

Capital Formation in a Bear Market

10:00am

Harbourview Ballroom

Have we gone from a surplus of investable capital in the market to a shortage? Have investors pulled in the reins and moved to the sidelines, or are they doubling down on their predicted winners? How should entrepreneurs be thinking about the next 18 months and how should LPs be thinking about managing risk?

Sandra Ro

CEO

Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC)

Moderator

Jill Richmond

Managing Partner

Full Stack VC

Panellist

Greg Carson

Managing Partner

XBTO Humla Ventures

Panellist

In Conversation with BlockTime – NFTs and Durable Assets

10:45am

Harbourview Ballroom

Simone Smith-Bean

Managing Director

Smith Bean Co

Moderator

Chris Christmas

Founder

BlockTime

Panellist

Connect & Network

11:00am

Harbourview Ballroom

(Re)Insurance Reimagined

11:15am

Harbourview Ballroom

What insurance solutions are available for digital assets and at what price? What captive insurance opportunities exist? What are (re)insurers doing to stay afloat amid a sea of change?

James Knox

Managing Director, Technology & Blockchain Industry-Regional Practice Leader

Aon Risk Solutions

Moderator

Dan Roberts

CEO

NAYMS

Panellist

Joseph Ziolkowski

CEO

RELM Insurance

Panellist

Adam Hofmann

Founder and CEO

Nimble

Panellist

Is the Price Right for Trust and Liquidity

12:00pm

Harbourview Ballroom

What is driving the facilitation of institutional adaption?  How is the exchange marketplace working to provide customers’ the best execution possible?  How is market making improving retail and institutional liquidity?  Is the market still too fractured or is there depth of book to tighten spreads? How is the industry poised to deliver real time pricing that reflects fair value for digital assets?

Tim Reed

Director

NEXT Bermuda

Moderator

Kapil Rathi

Co-Founder and CEO

CrossTower

Panellist

Jason Woerz

President and COO

24 Exchange

Panellist

Karim Dandashy

CEO

XBTO Group

Panellist

NEXT Bermuda & Member

12:45pm

Harbourview Ballroom

Learn about Bermuda’s first digital asset business association, why such associations are key to the continued development of a financial services sector, and a member’s experience.

John Narraway

Co-Founder

NEXT Bermuda

Moderator

Networking Lunch

1:00pm

Princess Rooms

Complimentary Island Excursions

2:30pm

5:00pm

Friday, October 28

Registration Open

8:00am

Networking Breakfast

8:00am

Princess Rooms

ESG and Digital Assets

9:00am

Harbourview Ballroom

Bermuda could be a leading player in a global sustainability-linked bonds market valued at $50 trillion by 2025. Topics to discuss include climate compliance and digital assets; ESG regulations and legislation; SEC compliance for asset issuers; and what’s going on in the sustainability market.

Darren Wolfberg

CEO and Board Member

Blockchain Triangle

Moderator

Peter Adriaens

Director

Center for Digital Asset Finance, University of Michigan College of Engineering

Panellist

Building and Nurturing a Sustainable Tech Ecosystem

9:45am

Harbourview Ballroom

Bermuda has become known for its open-armed embrace of technology in recent years. The introduction of a pioneering digital asset regulatory framework and establishment of tech-focused incubator and accelerator programmes on island has paved the way for growth within Bermuda’s technology sector. This panel will showcase Bermuda’s efforts to position itself as the Innovation Hub of the Atlantic. 

Steven Rees Davies

Partner

Carey Olsen

Moderator

Kerem Kolcuoglu

Managing Partner

Penrose Partners

Panellist

Sean Reel

Executive Director

Ignite Bermuda

Out of this World Infrastructure

10:30am

Harbourview Ballroom

This panel will highlight how space and satellite companies in Bermuda are bridging the gap between today and tomorrow. Bermuda is already home to five subsea cables, which is why our broadband speed is faster than the US, UK and Canada, but with over 97% of the world’s data passing through cables, our mid-Atlantic location makes us the logical stopover for more routes between the Americas, Europe and Africa.

Fiona Beck

Non-Executive Director

Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA)

Moderator

Deon Doyle

Director of Business Services

Eastlink Bermuda

Panellist

Joel Ogren

CEO

Assured Communications

Panellist

Connect & Network

11:15am

Harbourview Ballroom

No ‘Mis-Staking’ – It’s Time to Put Your Digital Assets to Work

11:30am

Harbourview Ballroom

What are the latest product innovations within Staking as a Service (SaaS)?  What are the risks and opportunities? What types of consumer protection and insurance are in place?

Future of Technology

12:15pm

Harbourview Ballroom

Stan Stalnaker

Chief Strategy Officer & Founding Director

Hub Culture

Moderator

Michael Casey

Chief Content Officer

CoinDesk

Panellist

Denis Pitcher

Chief Fintech Advisor

Government of Bermuda – Premier’s Office of Fintech

Panellist

Sandra Ro

CEO

Global Blockchain Business Council

Closing Remarks

1:00pm

Harbourview Ballroom

David Hart

CEO

Bermuda Business Development Agency

Networking Lunch

1:15pm

2:15pm

Princess Rooms

Bermuda Tech Summit Closing Party

5:00pm

10:00pm

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