Day 2 Agenda: Institutional Adoption and Regulation of Digital Assets Summit

While cryptocurrencies have dominated recent headlines, they are a small part of the world of digital assets. To fully realise the potential of the emerging digital asset ecosystem, a new international, regulatory regime needs to be put in place so that institutional investors can participate without undue risk and drive growth in this innovative space. Day Two looks at this in depth.

Here's what's scheduled for the event. All times are in BST.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
8:30 AM
Registration, networking and morning coffee
8:50 AM
Chair’s opening remarks

Lawrence Wintermeyer, Chair of the Board, GBBC Digital Finance

8:55 AM
Keynote address - Crypto winter, crypto crisis, crypto meltdown?

In conversation with

Kristin N. Johnson, Commissioner, CFTC

9:10 AM
Fireside chat - Innovation and technology in financial services

David Schwimmer, CEO, LSEG

Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud + AI Group, Microsoft

9:30 AM
Fireside chat - Crypto trading today - a view form the market


Eva Szalay, Cross-asset reporter, Bloomberg

In conversation with

David Mercer, CEO, LMAX Group

9:45 AM
The prerequisites for ‘Institutional grade’ digital assets - what will it take to catalyse institutional adoption?


Eva Szalay, Cross-asset reporter, Bloomberg


Russell Barlow, Global Head of Alternatives, abrdn

Xiaonan Zou, Head of Innovation and Digital Assets, UBS Group Treasury

Katey Neate, Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer, Securities Servicing & Digital, BNY Mellon

Jenna Wright, Managing Director, LMAX Digital

10:25 AM
CBDC and Digital Payment – Trends and Developments in Hong Kong


Dr King Au, Executive Director, Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council


Andrew Weir, Senior Partner, Hong Kong & Vice Chairman, KPMG China, KPMG

Benedicte Nolens, Head of the BIS Innovation Hub

Tim Bailey, Vice President of Global Sales, Red Date Technology

11:05 AM
Fireside chat - The opportunity for institutions in Web3


Lawrence Wintermeyer, Chair of the Board, GBBC Digital Finance

In conversation with

Richard Muirhead, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Fabric Ventures

Lex Sokolin, Chief Economist, ConsenSys

11:20 AM
Networking and morning coffee
11:45 AM
Asset Tokenisation and Institutional Adoption


Etay Katz, Partner in the Financial Services Regulation Practice, Ashurst


Xiao-Xiao Zhu, Digital Operating Partner & Blockchain Lead, KKR

Xavier Leroy, Senior Funding Officer, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Previn Singh, Head of Digital Assets and DLT Centre of Competency, Credit Suisse

David Newns, Head, SIX, Digital Exchange

Mathew McDermott, Global Head of Digital Assets, Goldman Sachs

12:30 PM
Reimagining financial market infrastructure through blockchain technology


Adam Farkas, Chief Executive, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)


Ami Ben-David, Co-Founder and CEO, Ownera

Swen Werner, Head of Digital Custody, State Street Digital

Melvin Deng, CEO, QCP Capital

Vasant Viswanathan, Co-Head, Digital Assets, Citi Global Markets

1:10 PM
Networking and lunch
2:05 PM
Keynote address - Regulation of Digital Assets in the UK

Sarah Pritchard, Executive Director, Markets, Financial Conduct Authority

2:20 PM
Keynote address - Understanding and managing the risks presented by digital assets from a regulatory perspective

Christy Goldsmith Romero, Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

2:35 PM
How to achieve internationally co-ordinated regulation of digital assets?


Barnabas Reynolds, Head, Global Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory Group, Shearman & Sterling


Ian Johnston, Chief Executive, The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA)

Brian Quintenz, Head of Policy, a16z crypto

Emmanuel Givanakis, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (ADGM)

Linda Jeng, Chief Global Regulatory Officer and General Counsel, Crypto Council for Innovation

John W. Schindler, Secretary General, Financial Stability Board (FSB)

3:15 PM
CBDCs – getting the design issues right


Justin Cash, Online Editor, Financial News


Tracey McDermott CBE, Group Head of Conduct & Financial Crime, Standard Chartered Bank

Professor Dr Sébastien Kraenzlin, Director and Head of the Banking Operations, Swiss National Bank

Nicole Sandler, Head of Digital Policy, Barclays

Francesca Hopwood Road, Centre Head, Innovation Hub, Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

3:55 PM
Networking and afternoon tea
4:25 PM
Regulation of stable coins


Charlotte Hill, Partner, Taylor Wessing


Blair Halliday, Managing Director, UK, Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

Candace Kelly, Chief Legal Officer and Head of Global Policy and Government Affairs, Stellar Development Foundation

Patrick Hansen, Director of Policy & Strategy for Europe, Circle

Sinchan Banerjee, Head of Digital Assets Consulting, KPMG in the UK

5:05 PM
Financial crime and digital assets: investigations and analytics


Jemima Kelly, Columnist, Financial Times 


Phil McInerney, Detective Chief Inspector, National Cybercrime & Dark Web Coordinator, National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC)

Emma Henshaw, Global Investigator, TRM Labs

Commander Nik Adams, Economic Crime Portfolio Lead (National Coordination of Economic and Cyber Crime), City of London Police

Adrian Searle, Director, The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) 

5:45 PM
Chair’s closing remarks

Emma Joyce, CEO, GBBC Digital Finance

5:50 PM
Networking drinks reception and end of Day Two