Day 5 – Melbourne – Deloitte & Oshi Gallery

Lasting Impressions

A dynamic and informative day filled with engaging discussions, valuable networking opportunities, and expert insights into the rapidly-evolving blockchain and digital asset industry.

Themes Include:

  • Art, Marketing & NFTs:  How Web3 is transforming marketing, art and creativity.
  • Reflections: Thought-provoking discussions on insights, opportunities, actions, and thought leadership in the fast-moving and dynamic world of digital currency and blockchain.
  • Building & Innovation: Discover how blockchain technology is opening up new horizons for in-game economies and decentralised music distribution, presenting benefits for creators, consumers, and investors alike.
  • The Great DAO Debate: An exploration of the advantages and disadvantages of DAOs as a viable business model, with industry leaders debating the benefits of decentralisation, transparency, and community-driven decision-making.

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Industry Networking Breakfast

7:15 am

Delegate Welcome Breakfast

Come early, register, network and enjoy a delicious breakfast while getting to know fellow attendees at day 5 of Blockchain Week. With a delightful selection of pastries, fresh fruits, and hot beverages, you’ll have the chance to fuel up for the day ahead.

Opening Address

Master Of Ceremonies: Karti Mahendran, Principal – Deloitte Consulting Australia

8:20 am

Chairs Welcome & Acknowledgement Of Country

Michael Bacina, Chair, Blockchain Australia
Vanessa S Lee-AhMat, Director – Cultural Broker



Partnerships for Innovation and Growth

Karti Mahendran, Asia-Pacific Technology & Data Lead for Investment & Wealth Management | DLT & Exponential Technologies – Deloitte

Fireside Chat


Reimagining the Past, Shaping the Future: Blockchain & the Indigenous Voice to Parliament for Cultural Restoration & Progress

Joni Pirovich, Founder – BADASL
Vanessa S Lee-AhMat, CEO & Founder – Black Lorikeet Cultural Broker

Panel Session


A Year of Industry Transformation

[MOD] Susan Brown, Partner – Deloitte
John Bassilios, Partner – Hall & Wilcox
Jackson Zeng, CEO – Caleb & Brown
Michael Bacina, Partner – Piper Alderman
Katrina Donaghy,
CEO – Civic Ledger

Panel Session


Pixelated Portals: Unleashing the Creative Power of NFTs – A Journey into the Artistic and Commercial Potential of NFT’s

[MOD]Greg Oakford, Founder – NFT Fest Australia & Cointelegraph Writer
Katherine Boiciuc, Founder – The Web3 Effect
Stacey-Ann Pearson, Head of Web3 – APAC – Amazon Web Services
Steve Morlando, Founder – NFTeams

Panel Session


Building on Purpose: Exploring the Ripple Effect of Blockchain Innovators as They Forge Solutions Across Industry Verticals

[MOD] Ashi Bhat, Co-Founder – Insider App
Nick Kumaran, Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand – Accubits
Bill Angelidis, Founder & Managing Director – ASTA
Kal Desai, Co-Founder – Nodeify
Adam Rawlings, Director – Meikai Group


Morning Tea & Networking

Panel Session


Fostering Trust in Digital Currency Exchanges: Best Practices for Security and Transparency


[MOD] Lisa Wade, CEO – DigitalX
Samira Tollo, Co-Founder – Elbaite
Tim Wilks, Chief Business Development Officer – Coinspot
James Elia, General Manager – Coinjar
Brinda Paul, Director of Compliance – Banxa

Fireside Chat


Connecting with Tomorrow’s Humanity: The Intersection of Art and Marketing in Building Authentic Relationships and Enriching the Human Experience

[MOD] Madeleine Jones, Strategist – Take3
Lambie, Artist – Link
Renee Francis, Founder & Director – The Bubble Co & Take3

Fireside Chat


Blockchain Data Use Cases: from Safeguarding Compliance to Customer Insights

[MOD] Michael Meisels, Chainalysis Senior Enterprise Account Manager – Chainalysis
Caroline Bowler, CEO – BTC Markets





Australia’s Place in a Global Future

Blockchain Australia’s new CEO

Panel Session


What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Security, Insurance and Building on Blockchain

[MOD] Peter Xing, Co-Founder – Transhuman Australia
Jock Haslam,
Co-Founder – Hashlock
Simon Spencer, Financial Lines & Cyber Underwriting Manager – Frontier Global Underwriting
Fisher Yu, Protocol Lead –  XDC Network
Angela Clark, Co-Founder – Wallet Nation

Panel Session


Blockchain for Environment & Social Good: Driving Positive Impact and Empowering Communities through Innovative Use Cases

[MOD] Simon Tsapepas, Managing Director – Madison Branson Lawyers
Giulio D’Andrea, Chief Delivery Officer – BetaCarbon
Alyse Sue, Co-Founder – Transhuman Coin
Chris Manski, Founder – Charity Token
Mateen Soudagar, CEO – Metakey

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Break [Move to Oshi Gallery]

Oshi Gallery

Head over to Oshi Gallery for the Great DAO Debate & the offical Blockchain Week 2023 Afterparty proudly sponsored by Algorand Foundation.

Panel Session


Innovating on the Blockchain with Algorand

[MOD] Karen Cohen, Founder and Program Manager – AlgoHub
Yolanda Sam,
Delivery Manager – Verida
Michael Cotton, 
CPO – Optio Capital
Phil Talbot,
Founder & CEO – Authentium
Jonathan Kay,
CEO – Algo Foundry


Panel Session


The Great DAO Debate

Join the Great DAO Debate, a live and interactive event exploring the pros and cons of DAOs as a business model. Industry experts will lead engaging and thought-provoking discussions, and attendees can participate in live voting sessions.

[MOD] Shourov Bhattacharya, Co-Founder – Polynize
Callan Sarre, Director – Cryptocate
Daniel Montaya, Tech lead – ASTA
Joni Pirovich, Principal – BADASL
Dr Nataliya Ilyushina, Research Fellow – RMIT
Jamie Nuich,  Principal – Squarepegs
Hamish Jones, Community Champion – Algorand Foundation