December 05, 2017




100 Tickets


8+ Professional Speakers

About the event

The Blockchain Summit, organized by the UNICOM will take place on 05th December 2017 Auckland. The Blockchain Conference 2017 will bring together a diverse range of experts who will discuss all the opportunities, challenges and exciting possibilities in innovation and disruption that can be leveraged in Auckland using this technology.

"As revolutionary as it sounds, Blockchain truly is a mechanism to bring everyone to the highest degree of accountability. No more missed transactions, human or machine errors, or even an exchange that was not done with the consent of the parties involved. Above anything else, the most critical area where Blockchain helps is to guarantee the validity of a transaction by recording it not only on a main register but a connected distributed system of registers, all of which are connected through a secure validation mechanism."

Blockchain is a revolutionary technology that minimizes fraud and maximizes efficiency, security & transparency in supply chains, healthcare, global money systems, financial technologies, democratic elections, auction of public assets, energy trading, electronic record authentication, delivery of Government services, IoT and much, much more. Blockchain technology in the information age represents the critical intersection between the financial rails, social networking, and powerful decentralised networks. It is critical for stakeholders to formulate careful legal and business strategies around novel business models as the technology and infrastructure, as well as the corresponding market appetite and regulatory structures, evolve rapidly in disparate global markets.

Conference or Event Schedule

X Topic Abstract

Proof of Work, Proof of Stake and other such systems secure a blockchain at the fundamental level, ensuring that token transfers are immutable and that duplicated token allocations are avoided. Each of these systems has their pros and cons, with the nature of the network dictating the level of security required. It is important to note that blockchain technology was designed for trustless systems, and that the level of trust in your implementation can affect all areas.

In highly distributed secure networks the overhead of securing the network can quickly spiral out of control, even before such issues as performance and scalability are considered. A comparison of Proof of Stake and Proof of Work Networks will be presented, along with an overview of real-world performance differences between the two.

Distribution of the blockchain effectively dictates the scalability of the system, including network requirements, an overview of the more esoteric problems that arise from a lack of distribution will be covered, as well as practical approaches for small to large scale deployments.

Speaker Profile

David Keenleyside, has years of experience in the cryptocurrency space was a valuable commodity. My subsequent consultancy work involved cryptocurrency mining, coin-splitting, exchange infrastructure and end-user support. Furthermore, I joined the UASF working group for the BIP148 deployment, and continue to work in this space politically and practically; with a view to joining the Bitcoin Core development team at the appropriate time.

X Topic Abstract

The presentation will explore the differences between centralized lending systems and decentralized lending systems, the benefits of decentralization and the future of lending practices on the bloackchain.

Speaker Profile

Adnan is the Legal Advisor to ETHLend. He is based out of Melbourne, Australia and has backgrounds in Law and Engineering. He has worked on numerous blockchain projects to date including large scale bespoke blockchain projects across internet of things, finance and payments sectors. 3 years ago he discovered Bitcoin which led him to explore blockchain applications and use cases. He has a keen interest in how blockchain technology will advance in shaping all industry sectors from an adoption, regulatory and policy perspective.

X Speaker Profile

Blockchain and decentralized systems evangelist. Social Entrepreneur and cryptoinvestor. Prior to Winding Tree Pedro lead the adoption of mobile from it's early days to a leading position in event tech space and founded a non-profit in the hospitality space.

X Topic Abstract

Covers the entire process, with pros and cons. How they can use a blockchain based company and do a ICO.

Speaker Profile

As an efficient and entrepreneurial-focused Business Strategist, Fin-Tech Entrepreneur, Investor, and Marketing Specialist, with vast experience in Fin-Tech start-ups. I offer a proven track record of consistently winning high levels of business within a competitive market place. I run my businesses on cutting edge technology, built in-house, with talented people.

I bring expertise in areas of driving revenue, marketing, business/financial development, venture capital and mentoring cross-functional staff members towards achieving success; serving as a trusted adviser and highly effective negotiator.

X Topic Abstract

With the advent of Blockchain technologies the insurance industry is repeateately mentioned as a prime candidate to take advantage of the possibilities this new technology has to offer. In this talk we'll dive into how Blockchain can support the industry to gain internal efficiencies by incorporating this new approach into their wider ecosystem of suppliers, brokers, customers and governance. The second part of the talk focuses on the disruptive nature of Blockchain and how it could revolutionise the insurance industry from the ground up.

Speaker Profile

Martin is passionate about the potential for emerging technologies to positively shape our future. After working for a number of years in the insurance industry in NZ, he joined ConsenSys as a Blockchain Solution Architect and is now involved with Blockchain insurance initiatives primarily in the US market. He is also the founder of Honest Insurance Company, a start-up that’s creating a decentralised, people-to-people, self-governing insurance service built on the Ethereum Blockchain.

X Topic Abstract

Online customer abandonment rates range from 30-80% depending on the industry. KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti Money Laundering) compliance costs for businesses are high. This raises the cost of customer acquisition. Online customer onboarding is ripe for revolution. Can blockchain-based identity deliver compliance and a better customer experience?

Speaker Profile

Katherine is CEO and co-founder of Sphere Identity, a global identity platform for identity storage and on-boarding. As a firm believer that automation needs to do more than mirror manual ways of doing things, Katherine applies distributed technologies to architect and build new solutions. She also lectures blockchain and distributed technologies. Katherine has 20 years of international management experience with technology companies such as AT&T-Unisource and Information Builder. She understands scaling and has a track record of delivering large and complex change projects.

X Topic Abstract

Since the conception of the bitcoin based on blockchain technology by Satoshi Nakamoto, there have been multiple blockchain platforms developed. The NEM blockchain is one of which was developed and launched its cryptocurrency, XEMs, and is now recognised as the top 10 cryptocurrency by market capitalisation. This session will take you into a deep dive on how the NEM blockchain works together with its key features and functions.

Speaker Profile

Thanh Le comes in as a NEM Australia leader based out in Sydney. Having 10 years of experience in education and solid background in broking and insurance. With his education experience, Thanh provides monthly workshops and meetups in Sydney to those wanting to learn more about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Thanh's long term vision is to help every business from SME to globally recognised brands reduce cost and dramatically increase day to day efficiency and productivity with the implementation of blockchain technology. Nothing brings Thanh more satisfaction than seeing the success of businesses skyrocket and successful partnerships formed within the cryptosphere space.

X Topic Abstract

Enterprises are starting to understand the power of blockchain technology. Which enterprises have successfully developed blockchain platforms? What are use cases which can be explored further? This session will explore blockchain use cases that have been implemented and used in the region as well as around the world.

Speaker Profile

Jason Lee comes in as a strategic advisor and is the Global Director of Partnerships and Strategic Alliances with the NEM.io1 Foundation. Having a background in FinTech, banking, digital marketing and law, he founded the FinTech Association of Malaysia, co-founded several businesses and was once a banker and law lecturer after completing his law degree (focused on intellectual property, IT and media law) and masters of international business in Australia. He has also attended executive programs with Cambridge Judge Business School in strategic management.

X Topic Abstract

There is a lot of hype about how blockchain will change the world. Yet, actual real-world functioning business use cases are few and far between. This session will not only demonstrate a working blockchain-powered platform but will also detail the development journey to bring it to fruition. The speaker will share insights into the current challenges of blockchain implementation and what the future holds for successful blockchain adoption.

Speaker Profile

David Oh is the CEO and Co-founder of CopyrightBank. He has more than 2 decades of experience as an Intellectual Property (IP) lawyer and subsequently as an IP and Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) consultant. He is a serial entrepreneur who is featured in the book, “Go For Broke – Tales of Technopreneurship” and is one of the founders of the fintech startup, Currenseek. He is currently a Blockchain Evangelist and the Global Blockchain Education Director for the Blockchain Centre in Melbourne, Australia. David’s strong leadership skills combined with his experience in communication positions him to bring the best out of people.


Benefits of sponsorship

This is a great opportunity to strategically brand your organization. As a sponsor, you will receive a tremendous amount of visibility and numerous other benefits at the conference.

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Sponsor (Limited to 2)

Gold Sponsor (Limited to 3)

Knowledge Partner (Limited to 1)

Silver Sponsor (Limited to 4)

Bronze Sponsor (Limited to 4)

Conference Bag Sponsor (Limited to 1)

Track Sponsor (Limited to 2)

A-La-Carte (Open)


Brand Your Organisation

Standard Price : USD 1000

You can also choose to strategically brand your organisation as per the below combo offer.

Package includes:

Full day attendance to the event

Website branding

Logo on brochure

Speaking Slot – 30 minute presentation slot or panel discussion (optional)

Name tag branding

Brochure inserts


Media Partners

Past Sponsors


Event Speakers

David Keenleyside

Cryptocurrency Consultant


Adnan Javed

Legal Advisor - ETHLend and Operations Advisor - ZenCash

Martin Stellnberger

Blockchain Solution Architect


Katherine Noall

CEO and Co-founder

Sphere Identity

Jason Lee

Global Director - Partnerships and Strategic Alliances Foundation

Pedro Anderson


Winding Tree

Albertus Smith



Event Price list (05th)

(05th December)

Super Early Bird : USD 299
(NZD 419)
(Till 05th October 2017)
Early Bird : USD 399
(NZD 559)
(Till 05th November 2017)
Standard Price : USD 499
(NZD 699)
(Till 05th December 2017)

Brand your Organisation

Standard Price : USD 1000

You can also choose to strategically brand your organisation as per the below combo offer.

Package includes:

Full day attendance to the event

Website branding

Logo on brochure

Speaking Slot - 30 minute presentation slot or panel discussion (optional)

Name tag branding

Brochure inserts

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Event FAQS

Blockchain Summit 2017 in Auckland is open to anyone who has an interest in the technology/telecoms industry or any related field.


Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.

A. As this is predominantly an event for the Blockchain, if you are interested in attending. Please note that there will be a charge to attend as a student(can avail special discount as a student).


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"Confirm your CANCELLATION in writing up to 15 working days before the event and receive a refund less a 10% service charge. Regrettably, no refunds can be made for cancellations received less than 15 working days prior to the event.

However, SUBSTITUTIONS are welcome at any time and is done at no extra cost. The organisers reserve the right to amend the programme if necessary.

Important Disclaimer: The organizers reserve the right to make substitutions or alterations and/or cancel a speaker(s) if deemed necessary by circumstances beyond its control.

INDEMNITY: Should for any reason outside the control of UNICOM Training & Seminars (P) ltd (hereafter called UNICOM), the venue or the speakers change, or the event be cancelled due to industrial action, adverse weather conditions, or an act of terrorism, UNICOM will endeavour to reschedule, but the client hereby indemnifies and holds UNICOM harmless from and against any and all costs, damages and expenses, including attorneys fees, which are incurred by the client. The construction validity and performance of this Agreement shall be governed by all aspects by the laws of India to the exclusive jurisdiction of whose court the Parties hereby agree to submit."