Thursday, 14/06/2018
JW Marriott Hotel,
8 Do Duc Duc, Tu Liem District, Ha Noi

Overview

Blockchain Forum - Vision and Development is a prestigious forum organized by VnExpress under the guidance of the Ministry of Science and Technology. The forum is a place to where the spirit, awareness and knowledge of the importance of blockchain technology to Vietnam's development are spread out in order to inform not only policymakers but also the blockchain community and the public.
1. Time: Thursday, 14th June 2018
2. Venue: JW Marriott Hotel, 8 Do Duc Duc, South Tu Liem, Hanoi
3. Theme: Blockchain - Vision and Development

Agenda

7:30 - 8:00

Welcoming

 
8:00 - 8:15

Opening speech

Mr. Nguyen Van Binh
Politburo Member of the Communist Party of Vietnam - Secretary of the CPV Central Committee - Head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Economic Affairs
8:15 - 9:20

PHASE 1: THE GLOBAL TREND IN BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
Presentation: Overview on blockchain and the worldwide development situation of blockchain

Panel: How does blockchain technology change our world?




Mr Adam Vaziri - CEO QRC Group


Moderator: Cris D. Tran – Director of QRC Group
1. Mr. Wayne Grixti - Advisor - Malta National Blockchain Taskforce
2. Mrs. Mastura Ishak - Programme Director, Blockchain - Malaysian Industry - Government Group For High Technology (MIGHT)
3. Mr Adam Vaziri - CEO of QRC Group
4. Mr Tong Hsien-Hui - Deputy Head - Investments SGInnovate
5. Mr Dane Elliott - Business Director Achain
9:20 - 9:35

Interval

 
9:35 - 10:45

PHASE 2: OVERVIEW ON BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT IN VIETNAM
Presentation: Development situation of blockchain technology in Vietnam

Panel: Apply blockchain in Vietnam: Opportunities and threats



Mr. Do Van Long – Regional Chief Strategy Officer of Infinity Blockchain Labs


Moderator: Ms. Tuyet Anh - Reporter fom VnExpress
1. Mr. Dang Minh Tuan – Director of Blockchain Research Center QNET
2. Mr. Vuong Quang Long - Founder & CEO of Tomochain
3. Mr. Do Van Long – Regional Chief Strategy Officer of Infinity Blockchain Labs
4. Mr Nguyen The Trung - Chairman and CEO - DTT Technology Group
5. Mr. Nguyen Van Vung - Co-Founder & CEO BigBom
10:45 - 11:50

PHASE 3: RECOMMENDING SPECIFIC POLICY, ACTION PLANS AND VISION FRAMEWORK UNTIL 2025
Presentation: Recommending specific policy for blockchain in Vietnam

Panel: What Vietnam should do to promote the development of blockchain technology and the role of ministry of science and technology




Mr. Manfred Otto – Senior Associate - Duane Morris Vietnam


Moderator: Ms. Nicole Nguyen - Head of APAC - Infinity Blockchain Ventures
1. Mr Dam Bach Duong - Chief of Department Department of High Technology - Minister of Science and Technology
2. Mr. Nguyen Thanh Tu - Director General - Department of Civil and Economic Laws - Ministry of Justice
3. Mr Dao Dinh Kha - Director General Department of Information Technology Ministry of Information and Communication
4. Mr Nguyen The Trung / Chairman and CEO / DTT Technology Group
5. Mr. Pham Tien Dung, Director General - Payment Department - State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)
6. Mr. Manfred Otto – Duane Morris Vietnam
7. Ms. Nguyen Huynh Phuong Thao – Director of World Tax Service Co., Ltd.

11:50 - 12:00

Closing speech and wrap up

 
Mr Cris D. Tran

Mr Cris D. Tran

Director
QRC Group
Mr Cris D. Tran

Mr Cris D. Tran

Director
QRC Group
- Cris Tran is the Director with QRC Group, the world's largest investment company working at the intersection of Blockchain and RegTech with offices in Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Vietnam. Cris is currently coordinating the operations and projects of QRC globally.
- Prior to this, Cris was the Senior Market Leader for Frost & Sullivan, a global consulting firm, based out in Singapore. His scope of works is broad; it ranges from Government projects, to Banking, Logistic, Retail and Technology.
- Cris is the frequent subject matter expert on international magazines like Bloomberg, Forbes and also the keynote speaker for conferences across Asia such as Seamless Asia, Unlock Blockchain UAE, and Blockshow Asia.
Ms Nguyen Thi Tuyet Anh

Ms Nguyen Thi Tuyet Anh

Reporter
VnExpress
Ms Nguyen Thi Tuyet Anh

Ms Nguyen Thi Tuyet Anh

Reporter
VnExpress
- A reporter with years of experience, specialized in finance, business, and fin-tech. She hosted talkshows discussing technology trends such as IoT, Big Data, Blockchain...
Ms Nicole Nguyen

Ms Nicole Nguyen

Head of APAC
Infinity Blockchain Ventures
Ms Nicole Nguyen

Ms Nicole Nguyen

Head of APAC
Infinity Blockchain Ventures
- At her previous role as Head of Marketing at Infinity Blockchain Labs, Nicole was entrusted to leverage her understanding and extensive network to develop blockchain and tech startup ecosystem in Vietnam and transform the country into the leading Blockchain hub in the region.
- Nicole is the key organizer behind a series of community outreach initiatives in Vietnam including the first Vietnam Blockathon, Vietnam Blockchain Week, ENIGMA - blockchain business contest. She is also coauthor of the first Vietnam Blockchain Landscape Report. She is speaker at various international and local blockchain conferences such as TEDx, Shanghai Blockchain Week, World Bank blockchain workshop series and Seamless Asia. At her new role as Head of APAC at Infinity Blockchain Ventures, Nicole is spearheading Infinity Blockchain Lab’s regional initiative in connecting major players and fostering an evergrowing blockchain ecosystem in Asia.
Mr Dam Bach Duong

Mr Dam Bach Duong

Director General
Department of High Technology
Ministry of Science and Technology
Mr Dam Bach Duong

Mr Dam Bach Duong

Director General
Department of High Technology
Ministry of Science and Technology
Director General - Department of High Technology - Ministry of Science and Technology
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Tu

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Tu

Director General
Department of Civil and Economic Laws
Ministry of Justice
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Tu

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Tu

Director General
Department of Civil and Economic Laws
Ministry of Justice
Director General - Department of Civil and Economic Laws - Ministry of Justice
Mr Dao Dinh Kha

Mr Dao Dinh Kha

Director General
Department of Information Technology
Ministry of Information and Communication
Mr Dao Dinh Kha

Mr Dao Dinh Kha

Director General
Department of Information Technology
Ministry of Information and Communication
Director General - Department of Information Technology - Ministry of Information and Communication
Mr. Pham Tien Dung

Mr. Pham Tien Dung

Director General
Payment Department
State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)
Mr. Pham Tien Dung

Mr. Pham Tien Dung

Director General
Payment Department
State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)
Director General - Payment Department - State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)
Mr. Wayne Grixti

Mr. Wayne Grixti

Advisor
Malta National Blockchain Taskforce
Mr. Wayne Grixti

Mr. Wayne Grixti

Advisor
Malta National Blockchain Taskforce
- He is an advisor on the Malta National Blockchain Taskforce which was set up to design and provide the Government of Malta with a regulatory infrastructure for economic and social activities exercised via distributed ledger technologies. Wayne received a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Malta and has over 17 years of experience working as an Enterprise Architect at the Malta Information Technology Agency engineering solutions for the Government and leading various projects on cloud computing, identity and blockchain
Mrs. Mastura Ishak

Mrs. Mastura Ishak

Programme Director, Blockchain
Malaysian Industry-Government Group For High Technology (MIGHT)
Mrs. Mastura Ishak

Mrs. Mastura Ishak

Programme Director, Blockchain
Malaysian Industry-Government Group For High Technology (MIGHT)
- Mastura Ishak is the Programme Director at the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), an agency under the purview of the Prime Minister’s Department. MIGHT is a Private-Public Partnership platform focused on harnessing technology for business and business for technology.
- Mastura has served in various capacities within industry, government as well as NGOs since graduating with an MBA in International Business and Finance from Syracuse University. She has written articles on blockchain and related topics for MyForesight magazine as well as the Malaysia High Tech Outlook by MIGHT.
- Mastura is currently heading the Blockchain initiative at MIGHT focusing on adoption of blockchain by the Malaysian industries beyond fintech, in order to enhance and sustain the country’s competitiveness in the future. Mastura promotes efforts the develop blockchain for the local ecosystem by facilitating the network between private and public entities.
Mr Adam Vaziri

Mr Adam Vaziri

CEO
QRC Group
Mr Adam Vaziri

Mr Adam Vaziri

CEO
QRC Group
- Adam Vaziri is a blockchain lawyer and set up Diacle to assist blockchain & fintech projects with compliance. Diacle is based in London and Hong Kong.
- He is a tireless blockchain entrepreneur and labelled a ‘bitcoin pioneer’ by Bitcoin Magazine. It is now his third term as director of UK Digital Currency Association, which lobbied and achieved the most favourable regulatory environment for blockchain in the world.
- Recently Adam has been engrossed with blockchain IoT and co-founded a global blockchain IoT lab Chain of Things to investigate the role of blockchain tech in securing IoT.
Mr Dane Elliott

Mr Dane Elliott

Business Director
Achain
Mr Dane Elliott

Mr Dane Elliott

Business Director
Achain
- Graduating from Oxford University with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Strong quantitative background and a passion for blockchain and data analysis.
Mr Do Van Long

Mr Do Van Long

Regional Chief Strategy Officer
Infinity Blockchain Labs
Mr Do Van Long

Mr Do Van Long

Regional Chief Strategy Officer
Infinity Blockchain Labs
- Do Van Long has 17 years of experience in IT with executive management role and Chief Technology Officer in E-commerce, Travel, Hospitality and Finance. He specialises in creating innovative enterprise solutions related to ERP, CRM, SCM, Financial solutions, Business Intelligence, and now are Blockchain Services & Business Strategy development.
- As joining to Infinity Blockchain Labs from last two years with President Office Director position, he work mainly on business development, build business strategy, expand blockchain technology knowledge to community, and connect IBL to most of biggest Universities/Institutes along Vietnam on blockchain education. Those are must steps to make IBL become one of the best R&D Blockchain firm in Vietnam and Region in near future.
Mr Nguyen The Trung

Mr Nguyen The Trung

Chairman and CEO
DTT Technology Group
Mr Nguyen The Trung

Mr Nguyen The Trung

Chairman and CEO
DTT Technology Group
- Graduate from Sydney University of Technology, ranking 1st according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings
- Chairman and CEO of DTT Technology Group - one of the leadingtechnology companies in Vietnam, providing comprehensive and privatetechnology- telecommunication services and solutions. DTT is one of four founder of IoT Laboratory at Hoa Lac Park
- Mr. Trung has done strategic consulting services for Ministry of Finance, Da Nang City, Ministry of Information and Communication, Ministry ofPlanning and Investment on E-government Master plan and Enterprise Architecture, ICT industry development, IoT development strategy
Mr Vuong Quang Long

Mr Vuong Quang Long

Founder & CEO
Tomochain
Mr Vuong Quang Long

Mr Vuong Quang Long

Founder & CEO
Tomochain
- Mr. Long Vuong is CEO and founder of Tomochain. He and his team are working on the TomoChain, a public blockchain infrastructure, which is an open-source, high performance, zero (economically) fee and 2-second confirmation blockchain that can process billions of financial transactions per day. Mainnet will be available on Q4 2018.
- Moreover, Mr. Long is often invited as guest speaker of many reputable events such as BlockBuster in Seoul, Southeast Asia Blockchain Innovation Summit, Wdas.world in Singapore, NYC Blockchain New York. Long Vuong was also co-founder and the former project lead of very successful NEM blockchain (New Economy Movement). PhD candidate in economics.
Mr Dang Minh Tuan

Mr Dang Minh Tuan

Director
QNET Blockchain Research Center
Mr Dang Minh Tuan

Mr Dang Minh Tuan

Director
QNET Blockchain Research Center
- Holds a PhD in Cryptography and Mathematics, and is Vice President at Fintech Club/ Vietnam Bank Association .
Mr. Nguyen Van Vung

Mr. Nguyen Van Vung

Co-Founder & CEO BigBom
Mr. Nguyen Van Vung

Mr. Nguyen Van Vung

Co-Founder & CEO BigBom
- Vung Nguyen is the Founder & CEO of Bigbom. He has 11 years of technology start-up experience and 8 years of experience in digital advertising. He is also the founder of Adtop, an online advertising company established in 2011. Adtop has steadily increased in revenue and currently generates millions of dollars of revenue per year. Starting in 2013, Mr. Vung and his partners developed an advertising solution that has displayed over 3 billion impressions per month. In 2015, Mr. Vung Nguyen graduated from the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, a startup training program involving people from over 50 countries.
Mr Manfred Otto

Mr Manfred Otto

Senior Associate
Duane Morris Vietnam LLC
Mr Manfred Otto

Mr Manfred Otto

Senior Associate
Duane Morris Vietnam LLC
- Manfred Otto is a New York lawyer who advises clients on international corporate matters, including incorporation, joint ventures, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, tax, securities, intellectual property and technology as well as resolving related disputes.
- Manfred is one of the few lawyers with hands-on technology experience. He first encountered Blockchain technology in 2011 and is currently collaborating with a major blockchain R&D company to advocate for a regulatory sandbox in Vietnam.
- The Legal 500 recommends Mr. Otto as one of the few "Next Generation Lawyers" for Corporate and M&A in its 2018 Asia Pacific guide. Based in Vietnam, he is head of the firm's Japan Practice. Mr. Otto has lived in Asia for more than 15 years and worked in New York, London and Tokyo. He is fluent in English, German and Japanese.
Mr Tong Hsien-Hui

Mr Tong Hsien-Hui

Deputy Head
Investments SGInnovate
Mr Tong Hsien-Hui

Mr Tong Hsien-Hui

Deputy Head
Investments SGInnovate
- Mr Tong Hsien-Hui brings with him, in-depth knowledge and experience in the Business Development and Venture Capital spaces in Australia, Europe, Singapore and the US.
- As the Deputy Head, Investments, Hsien-Hui oversees SGinnovate's investments efforts, which target high-potential, deep technology startups working on areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, MedTech and Blockchain.
- Prior to joining SGInnovate, he was the Managing Partner, Asia Pacific for Wassax Ventures. He has also served as the CEO of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Society and Vice President, Asia for Staples Inc. In early 2002, he co-founded a data mining company, which was sold to a global bank two years later.
- Hsien-Hui graduated in 1998 from NUS with a Bachelor of Engineering
Ms Nguyen Huynh Phuong Thao

Ms Nguyen Huynh Phuong Thao

Legal Counsel
Infinity Blockchain Labs
Ms Nguyen Huynh Phuong Thao

Ms Nguyen Huynh Phuong Thao

Legal Counsel
Infinity Blockchain Labs
- Thao is qualified both CPA Vietnam and attorney-at-law as a member of HCMC Bar Association, Vietnam.
- Working as auditor from 2005 to 2009 and then joining Mazars, Nexia STT as Manager of Tax and Business Advisory. Thao had involved and assisted big projects from various foreign and local companies i n terms of tax planning, tax advisory, due diligence, M&A. Hence, she has deeply knowledge in finance, Vietnamese tax and law as well.
- Since 2017, being Director of World Tax Service Co. Ltd and starting to investigate in Blockchain technology and RegTech, Thao is now one of few Vietnamese lawyers having acutely experience in Blockchain technology.
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