Choosing your Decentralized Seminars

As Europe’s premier conference on blockchain and digital currencies, Decentralized will return later this week for a third consecutive year from 30 October – 1 November 2019. Taking place at the luxurious 5-star Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens, Greece, the conference is set to welcome over 1500 attendees including leading marketing agency for the finance sector and returning media sponsor, Contentworks. Organised by the University of Nicosia, the networking summit will also attract business executives and academics from more than 50 countries as well as an exciting panel of 150+ leading speakers. It’s time to start choosing your Decentralized seminars … here’s some top picks from our team!

This year’s conference will debate current trends and future developments across three fascinating tracks. These are Business, Technology and Academic. There will also be pre-workshop conferences which are open to Decentralized participants.

Decentralized Seminars: Which Ones to Choose?

With so much going on over this eagerly awaited three day event, it’s important to view the agenda and to be organised in your approach to the Decentralized conference. Unless you’re prepared to sit through back-to-back talks, it can be helpful to pick speakers and activities you don’t want to miss. Some seminars will benefit your particular business while others will fuel individual interests more.

So, to start, here are some agenda highlights that might suit you.

Panel Discussion: Marketing & Blockchain

Ideal for: Marketers/Social Media Managers

  • Moderator: Asaf Fybish 
  • Tone Vays, Content Creator, Derivatives Trader & Consultant
  • Charlotte Day, Contentworks Agency
  • Paul Democritou,The Crypto Factor Book
  • Katoshi Doljenko, Trezor

Ok, we’re a little biased but this is our top panel pick! This is sure to be packed with insightful information and lively debate. Find out more about how marketing is evolving in the ever-changing blockchain space. What works and what doesn’t? How are top marketers in the sector navigating the challenging blockchain and crypto space? Come along and feel free to ask questions at the end.

Below is a promo from Charlotte for the marketing panel.

Latest Trends in Crypto and Blockchain

Ideal for: Product developers, creatives

Hear from three industry-leading speakers – Lukasz Foks, Microsoft, Ronny Boesing, OpenLedger ApS and Ramy Copty, WhizGrid Ltd. – as they discuss the latest tech trends in digital assets, legally compliant services and more.

Keynote Address: Global Blockchain Policy Trends

Ideal for: Top management, compliance and marketing teams

With blockchain advancements infiltrating businesses across the globe, policy trends have come into the limelight. Find out more from Perianne Boring, Founder & President, Chamber of Digital Commerce.

Fintech & Regtech part I, II and III

Ideal for: Top management, compliance teams

The use of new technology to facilitate the delivery of regulatory requirements is big news in today’s fintech/blockchain world. This year’s Decentralized conference will have a three-part seminar focusing on this issue covering a wide range of fascinating topics from digital currencies and the future of money to blockchain implications for central banks.

Here are some more tips on how to intelligently choose your Decentralized seminars.

#1 Review all Speakers in Detail

First and foremost, you must know who will be taking to the stage. Decentralized 2019 welcomes high-profile speakers and thought leaders from the industry and there will be many talks and discussions that are simply too good to miss. From Dr. Adam Back who invented the hashcash algorithm used in Bitcoin mining to George Giaglis, Direct for the Institute of the Future at the University of Nicosia, you won’t be short of choice.

The line-up includes business CEOs and founders such as Alexandra Moxin of Advance Tech Media as well as research analysts including Joe Petrowski. Eva Kaili, MEP Chair of the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) panel will also give a Keynote Address and if you want to know more about content marketing for the blockchain/finance sector Charlotte Day, Creative Director here at Contentworks will be there to discuss her views.

Knowing who’s who in advance will help you to pencil in a conference schedule for you and your fellow company attendees so that you don’t miss valuable insights. Be sure to suss out the timetable to make sure your selected list of talks and seminars to attend is doable and inline with your attention span and other commitments. If you plan to arrange business meetings at Decentralized you can do so around the talks you want to attend, so having a plan is very much the way forward.

#2 Delegate Responsibility

Once you’ve got your head around the various Decentralized seminars taking place, have researched the speakers and know who you’re most interested in listening to, you can then start to delegate responsibility. Often, there’s no need for all team members to attend the same seminar when they could be networking elsewhere or having a bit of downtown to write up notes, update social media, answer office emails and other tasks that need doing.

Decide in advance who will go to what. This can be based on personal interests too. Your Head of Digital Commerce may benefit from Perianne Boring’s Keynote Address, as she’s the Founder and President for the Chamber of Digital Commerce.  Whereas your compliance team may want to sit in on the Regulators Panel on Thursday 31st October which will cover essential industry updates and relevant viewpoints.

If you’re attending the conference alone, work out which seminars best suit the advancement of your company. And which you want to attend out of personal interests. You can then create a schedule that works for you.

#3 Look at the Workshops and Entry Requirements

The pre-conference workshops include the Corda Bootcamp and Hyperledger Workshop. Both are open to Decentralized participants. But are they right for you? To find out, you need to do your research. You’ll find the full pre-conference write-up here. The Corda Bootcamp, is suitable for blockchain beginners who want to learn about the Corda blockchain platform as well as blockchain engineers who aspire to develop their own Corda application (CorDapp). If that’s you, then great. The Hyperledger Workshop is open to Decentralized participants who want to dive into the specifics of Hyperledger Fabric and build their own decentralized application.

There are also specific requirements to keep in mind. For instance, for the CORDA Bootcamp – Session 2 attendees must:

  • Have a technical background and basic familiarity with Java
  • Bring their own laptop
  • Set up their machines ahead of time by following set instructions

Decentralized is set to be a fast-paced, fascinating and innovative seminar full of thought leading opinions and industry insights. Buy your Decentralized tickets here. You can also arrange a meeting with the Contentworks team in advance of the summit.