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Breakfast Club 03: Blockchain – The End of Banks?

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Hotel Böglerhof
Breakout / Breakfast Club
english language

Many observers consider Blockchain to be the next big thing: a game changer that allows us to distribute trust on the basis of smart contracts and a peer-to-peer economy. Blockchain is faster, cheaper and more secure. But will it make banks and other trusted third parties obsolete?

Speakers

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Lightning Network; Founding Advisor, Comma.ai; Fellow, Coin Center, San Francisco Introduction
Executive Director, FMA - Austria Financial Market Authority, Vienna
Co-Founder, Ethcore, London
Technology Consultant, PwC, Vienna Chair

Elizabeth STARK

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Lightning Network; Founding Advisor, Comma.ai; Fellow, Coin Center, San Francisco

2008 J.D. Harvard Law School
2008 Visiting Fellow, Yale Information Society Project
2009-2011 Lecturer, Computer Science Department, Yale University
2010-2012 Lecturer, Stanford Law School
2012-2013 Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Stanford StartX
2014 Fellow, Coin Center
2015-2016 Advisor, Blockstream
2015 Founding Advisor, Comma.ai
2015 Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, Lightning Network

Mag. Klaus KUMPFMÜLLER

Executive Director, FMA - Austria Financial Market Authority, Vienna

1989-1995 University Studies, Business Administration, Vienna University of Economics and Johannes Kepler University Linz
1994-1995 Cabinet Staff Member, State Secretary and Parliamentary Staff Member, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs
1995-2002 Key Account Manager for Institutional Customers, Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG
2002-2011 Director, Key Account Services, Prokurist and Managing Director for several of the bank's holding companies, HYPO Oberösterreich
2011-2013 Managing Director, OeBFA - Austrian Federal Financing Agency
since 2013 Executive Director, FMA - Financial Market Authority

Dr. Jutta STEINER

Co-Founder, Ethcore, London

2001-2006 Master of Science, Mathematics, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn
2007-2011 Doctor of Science, Mathematics, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn
2011 Intern, Deutsche Post DHL Inhouse Consulting
2011-2012 Researcher, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau Cedex
2013-2014 Associate, McKinsey & Company
2015 Manager Security Audit and Integration, Ethereum, Berlin
2015 Chief Operating Officer, Project Provenance, London
since 2015 Co-Founder, Grid Singularity
since 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Ethcore, London

MA, M.Sc. Martin MÜHLMANN

Technology Consultant, PwC, Vienna

2009-2012 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Management, Communication & IT, Management Center Innsbruck
2011-2012 International Business, Universitas Udayana
2012-2014 Master of Science (MSc), Management Information Systems, University of Nebraska at Omaha
2012-2014 Master of Arts (M.A.), Management, Communication & IT, Management Center Innsbruck
2012 Internship, OMV
since 2014 Technology Consultant, PwC, Vienna

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