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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Arrival and registration


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM



10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Concepts of money – theoretical paradigms

Chair: Dr Rhys Bidder (KBS/QCGBF)

Speakers: Jonathan Chiu (Bank of Canada), Dirk Niepelt (University of Bern), Jean Barthelemy (Banque de France), Francesca Carapella (Federal Reserve - Board of Governors)


11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Nuts and bolts – technical paradigms

Chair: Nilixa Devlukia (Payments Solved)

Speakers: Oliver Carew (EY), Rhomaios Ram (Fnality), Wolfgang Berger (IBM), TBC. (Banca d’Italia)


11:45 AM - 12:00 PM



12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Fireside chat: Challenges for practitioners and policymakers

Interviewer: Jannah Patchay (Digital Pound Foundation)

Interviewee: Ruth Wandhofer (Bayes Business School)


12:30 PM - 1:30 PM



1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Privacy/Confidentiality vs Security/AML

Chair: Rhys Bidder (KBS/QCGBF)

Speakers: David Birch (15mb), David Carlisle (Elliptic), Chaitanya Konda (Fireblocks), Victoria McLoughlin (FCA)


2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Bringing stablecoins to life

Chair: Ijeoma Okoli (Digital Economy Institute)

Speakers: Andrew O’Neil (S&P), Teana Baker-Taylor (CryptoUK), Anneke Kosse (BIS), Jon Egilsson (Monerium)


3:00 PM - 3:30 PM



3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Stablecoin vs tokenized deposits vs CBDC

Chair: Jack Meaning (Barclays)

Speakers: Varun Paul (Fireblocks), Michael Lee (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Masaki Bessho (Bank of Japan), Eva Lawrence (Figment)


4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Fireside chat: Digital money – how does it fit into the future of finance?

Interviewer: Ian Taylor (KPMG/CryptoUK)

Interviewee: Basak Toprak (JP Morgan)


5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Summary and thanks


5:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Drinks Reception


At this event

Rhys Michael Bidder

Deputy Director of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance