BlockChain Forum 2018 – The Next Wave


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BlockChain Forum 2018 – The Next Wave

Blockchain forum 2018

BlockChain Forum 2018 – The Next Wave

Auckland, New Zealand
8:45 am - 5:30 pm

About the event

BlockChain Forum 2018 – The Next Wave

BlockChain Forum 2018 – The Next Wave holds the promise to transform industries. While, the conversation generally surrounds financial opportunities; its many applications today are seen across industries like healthcare, financial services, retail, Government, supply chain, media, logistics, real estate and more.

With successful events in Sydney, Hong Kong, Auckland and Singapore, Blockchain Forum 2018 – The Next Wave; is coming back to Auckland on 1 November 2018.

BlockChain Forum 2018 – The Next Wave; will be a one-day conference and exhibition connecting industry stalwarts- business decision makers- tech practitioners-the enthusiasts and exhibitors.

With exceptional content and networking opportunities and a purely focused Blockchain event for the audience.

The forum will have keynotes, where speakers will present their vision.

Power packed presentations, cutting-edge case studies, and interactive panels; provide an excellent opportunity for attendees to connect with peers- learn- network- build strategic collaborations in the emerging Blockchain space.

Why attend?

Our aim is to educate and involve the ecosystem. Creating collaboration opportunities about the latest trends in the space of cryptocurrency and BlockChain. With the lineup of industry experts, we bring together perspectives across different industries, delve on the latest happenings, and discuss used cases.

We have created an ideal platform for practitioners and industry experts to meet, exchange ideas and collaborate.

“Come be part of our forum – help us help you increase your knowledge base”. 

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    08:45 am – 09:00 am

    09:00 am – 09:15 am
    Conference Summary

    BlockChain Forum 2018 - The Next Wave

    09:15 am – 10:15 am
    Decentralize Everything
    Speaker: Pete van Velden,
    Business Intelligence Analyst (Antifragile blockstack & dataviz pro) at Ultrafast Fibre

    Speaker Bio: ‘Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty.’ Pete has been enjoying a career in IT since the days of the first Internet boom (and bust). Having a passion for data visualization and blockchain technology, his mission is to create a truly digital & decentralized identity for all New Zealanders.

    BlockChain Forum 2018 - The Next Wave

    10:15 am – 11:00 am
    The importance of learning in the crypto space for retail investors/ traders

    Speaker: Andy Pickering, Head of Learn at Dacxi

    Speaker Bio: Andy is Head of Learn at Dacxi, a crypto exchange startup pioneering a new exchange model call the community exchange. The Dacxi Community Exchange has two key parts to it. Firstly, the Dacxi Exchange has a user-friendly interface that is simple and intuitive to use, not technical and intimidating like most exchanges.

    Secondly, a Community Exchange includes a dedicated community platform that provides new mainstream investors with the knowledge, tools, discussion groups and learning resources they need to engage with crypto assets in a safe and responsible way.

    Topic Abstract: One of the most common issue that new investors/ traders face is not knowing where to start as well as gaining more knowledge. In this session, we will be providing advice on how to kick-start their crypto journey. We have developed different learning modules which we will be able to share with the audiences as well.

    Pyramid Networking Tea

    11:00 am – 11:30 am
    Networking Tea / Coffee

    Pyramid Learning Platform Business Shakehand

    11:30 am – 12:15 pm
    Connecting DLT Platforms to Central Bank Money through Blockchain

    BlockChain Forum 2018 - The Next Wave

    12:15 pm – 01:00 pm
    Blockchain Opportunities in Public Service Sector

    Speaker: Mitchell Pham, Director at Augen Software Group and Kiwi connection Tech Hub and Chairman NZTech and FinTechNZ

    Speaker Bio: 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, co-founder of NZ Software Association, NZ Health IT Association, InsurTechNZ and Global InsurTech Alliance.

    Mitchell has 25 years of experience in technology 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 transformative in nature and exponential in impact, and is actively involved as a co-founder 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.  In June 2018, he received the prestigious World Class New Zealand award for his contribution to the technology industry and NZ-Asia relations.

    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 and even between governments. Where are the opportunities for government agencies to incorporate blockchain into the way they function? What is happening in this space?

    Lunch Pyramid Learning Platforms

    01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
    Networking Lunch.

    BlockChain Forum 2018

    02:00 pm – 02:45 pm
    Emergence of Blockchain IoT

    Speaker: Chayse Gorton, IDC – Market Analyst, IT Services and Blockchain

    Speaker’s Bio : Chayse Gorton is a market analyst at IDC; IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. Chayse is responsible for the primary analysis and report writing on research produced within the regional research group. Chayse has expertise in a range of areas including security, cloud, mobility, managed services, blockchain, and leads the New Zealand Heatmap series that provides strategic analysis on these topics.

    Chayse has a strong interest in distributed ledger technology, is a Certified Bitcoin Professional, and is a member of the blockchain association of New Zealand.

    Abstract of the Talk :  IoT investment is forecasted to bring NZD$2.2 billion of benefit to the New Zealand economy over the next ten years, some of which will be directly linked to blockchain technologies. The value of IoT is related to not only the amount of data being captured but also the quality of that data being captured across a vast range of connected devices. Stakeholders use the data to make informed decisions about actions to take, or in some cases, these are done automatically. Therefore, there is a concern about the potential security issues with this data as it moves from sensor to sensor. This is where blockchain comes in as it provides a means to ensure that the data is trustworthy. In addition, blockchain creates efficiencies in the form of increasing the speed of processing data, reducing the need for expensive centralised IT structures and enabling stakeholders to set up contracts without third parties.


    BlockChain Forum 2018 - The Next Wave

    02:45 pm – 03:30 pm
    Present and future of ICOs – What we learnt from our ICO?

    Speaker: Amit Atri, Head of Marketing Automation and Analytics – Crypto Currency and Blockchain at Dacxi

    Speaker Bio: A dynamic leader with over a decade of experience in technology and digital media, Amit is experienced in leading a team of professionals in start-up and corporate environments. A data-driven strategist, Amit is now dedicated to crypto.

    Topic Abstract: One of the most common issue that new investors/ traders face is not knowing where to start as well as gaining more knowledge. In this session, we will be providing advice on how to kick-start their crypto journey. We have developed different learning modules which we will be able to share with the audiences as well.

    Pyramid Networking Tea

    03:30 pm – 04:00 pm
    Networking Tea / Coffee

    Pyramid Learning Platform Business Shakehand

    04:00 pm – 04:45 pm
    Present and future of ICOs

    04:45 pm – 05:15 pm
    Security for Blockchain and Blockchain for Security: Preventing fraud with Blockchain

    The End Pyramid Learning Platforms

    05:15 pm – 05:30 pm
    Conference End Note

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Media Partners

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Sponsorship packages available:-

  • Title Sponsor
  • Gold Sponsor
  • Silver Sponsor
  • Bronze Sponsor
  • Knowledge Partner


Initial ticket price

USD 200 (NZD 304)

Till 28th September 2018

Intermediate ticket price

USD 300 (NZD 456)

Till 19th October 2018

Final Ticket Price

USD 400 (NZD 608)

Till 1st November 2018


USD 1500

Strategically position your organization with the following deliverables.
At USD 1500 package includes:

• Get branded as a sponsor/partner
• 1 presentation slot
• 2 delegate passes
• Website branding with backlink
• Branding across marketing collaterals
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Blockchain Forum 2018 – The Next Wave-to be confirmed

Disclaimer: Confirm your cancellation in writing till 12 working days before the event and receive a refund of 90% of the ticket amount paid. No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than 12 working days prior to the event.
There will be no additional cost for replacements.
Indemnity: Due to any reason beyond the control of Pyramid Learning Platforms (hereafter called Pyramid LP), venue / speaker change, or the event be cancelled due to industrial action, adverse weather conditions, or an act of terrorism, Pyramid LP reserves the right to reschedule. However, the client hereby will indemnify and hold Pyramid LP harmless from and against all costs, damages and expenses, including attorney’s fees, which are incurred by the client. This agreement shall be governed in all aspects by the laws of India to the exclusive jurisdiction of whose court the parties hereby agree to submit.