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CAIA-SKBI Cryptocurrency Conference 2014
Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium SMU School of Accountancy/Law building, Level 2
60 Stamford Road, Singapore 178900
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
8:30am – 5:00pm

Cryptocurrencies have been gaining much attention recently as we observe industry leaders and institutions taking part in discussions on Bitcoin or buying stakes in the cryptocurrency industry. It can potentially change the way businesses are conducted, and challenge established institutions such as central banks, exchanges, and even governments.

This conference will be an opportunity for industry professionals and regulators to improve their understanding of the area and explore how their institutions can address or engage in this technology. We aim to explore implications of crypto-currencies and the underlying technologies via in-depth panel discussions with industry stake holders; this will include financial institutions, venture capitalists, cryptocurrency entrepreneurs, lawyers and accountants.

DCC Members receive a 25 percent discount off the cost of admission. Contact member service before registering for details.

Time

Programme

8:30

Registration & Light Breakfast

9:00

Welcome Address

Professor Arnoud De Meyer, President, Singapore Management University

9:15

Introductory Session: “Cryptocurrencies: The Mechanics, Economics and Finance”

Dr. Ernie Teo, Research Fellow, Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics, Singapore Management University

10:00

Tea Break

10:30

Panel Discussion 1

“Cryptocurrency: Financial Market, Innovation and Analytics”

Moderator : Professor David Lee, Director, Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics, Singapore Management University

Panel:

Professor Donald R. Chambers, PhD, CAIA, Associate Director of Programs, CAIA, Walter E. Hanson/KPMG Professor of Finance, Department of Economics and Business, Lafayette College (*Teleconference)  

Dr. Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Fulbright Scholar and Senior Researcher, University of South Australia

Dr. Tetsuya Saito, Associate Professor of Economics of Nihon University (Tokyo, Japan)

Dr. Vrajlal Sapovadia, Executive Director, Shanti Business School Ahmedabad 

Tim Swanson, Head of Business Development, Melotic

11:30

Panel Discussion 2

“Mobile/Electronic Payment Systems and Cryptocurrencies”

Moderator : Professor Enoch Chng, Associate Professor of Information Systems (Education), Director, SIS Programs in Financial Services (Technology, Operations, Processes and Service Innovations), Singapore Management University

Panel:

Neal Cross, Chief Innovation Officer, DBS Singapore

Professor Robert Deng, Professor of Information Systems, Singapore Management University

Andrew Koh, Former Vice President, ERM – NETS Singapore

Norma Sit, Founder and CEO, Numoni Pte Ltd

Gunther Sonnenfeld, Acting CIO, Faveeo; Strategic Advisor, Coin of Sale; Partner, K5 Ventures

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Panel Discussion 3

“Commodity, Currency or … ? Implications on accounting for digital currency”

Session Organizer: Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) and Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)

Moderator : Mikkel Larsen, Tembusu Terminals – Board of Advisors

Panel:

Chan Hiang Tiak, Partner,  Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP

Ong Pang Thye, Council Member, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA); and Head of Audit, KPMG Singapore

Reuben Bramanathan, Senior Lawyer, Adroit Lawyers

Iris Tan, CPA, Finance Director of Likok Group of Companies

Jason M. Tyra, CPA, MBA, CFE, Principal, Jason M. Tyra, CPA, PLLC(*Teleconference)

14:30

Panel Discussion 4

“How are cryptocurrencies changing the future?”

Session Organizer: CAIA

Moderator : Peter Douglas (Principal, CAIA)

Panel:

Alyse Killeen, March Capital Partners and Clearstone Venture Partners

Jonathan Kok, Partner, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing

Zann Kwan, CFA, CA (Singapore), FCCA, CEO of Coin Street and Bitcoin Exchange

Peter Peh, Co-founder, Tembusu Terminals

Scott Robinson, Marketing Director & Bitcoin Lead, Plug and Play Tech Center

15:30

Afternoon Tea

16:00

Panel Discussion 5

“Singapore as a Cryptocurrency Silicon Valley”

Session Organizer: Association of Crypto-Currency Enterprises and Start-ups, Singapore (ACCESS)

Moderator : Anson Zeall, Co-Founder/CEO of CoinPip, Chairman of ACCESS

Panel:

James Chan, CEO, Silicon Straits

Lawrence Chan, Head of Product, MyRepublic

Andras Kristof, CEO, Tembusu Terminals

Jonathan Lim, NUS Centre for Banking and Finance Law, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

David Moskowitz, Founder, Coin Republic

17:00

End

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