Tuesday July 6, 2021 – Event to be run online during the day in Brisbane, Australia


Alessia Falsarone is a Managing Director, Fixed Income and Head of Sustainable Investing at PineBridge Investments. An NACD Governance Fellow and mentor in the Stanford IGNITE accelerator program, Alessia’s work bridges the gap between traditional finance, sustainability and innovation. She serves as a Member of the Board of 1787fp, a digital platform focused on financialinclusion and a Trustee of the International Education and Resource Network. Alessia is contributing author to “Applying Neuroscience to Business Practice” and the “PayTECH Book” by Wiley. She is an alumna of Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Atul Patel is the co-founder of dltledgers and is the vice-chair of the Trade Finance Special Interest Group at Hyperledger. He is fascinated by the power of blockchain technology and how this can be applied to the enterprises. His passion is to provide this cutting edge application to the enterprises and prove the value to them by showcasing how these disruptive apps can help them reimagine their business. Over the last 22 years, across the diverse Asia Pacific & Japan region Atul has built businesses from the start, built great relationships with customers and partners, advised and deployed analytics solutions for customers, built & mentored teams.

Bharadwaj Varanasi is pursuing his master’s in computer science and management at the University of Queensland. He is presently working on the private blockchain and privacy transactions in Hyperledger Besu Ethereum client as a part of his thesis. He is an experienced Ethereum smart contract developer and an Oracle certified Java Professional programmer.

Lindy Chen is the founder and managing director of Frethan blockchain as well as ChinaDirect Sourcing. Lindy also has more than 20 years’ experiences in international trade. Lindy has established ChinaDirect which is one of Australia’s leading international trade services company that deals with thousands of customers and holds access to a database of more than 30,000 high-quality Chinese producers. Moreover, Chinadirect is also Alibaba’s only partner in Australia. Besides that, Lindy is also the advisor of Contracoin, the president of Australia Blockchain Alliance (ABA) as well as being appointed as a mentor for 800 SME by the Queensland government.

Preetam Rao Preetam is CEO and co-founder of QuillHash, a company that is building QuillTrace, a blockchain supplychain SAAS product.He has a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from Kurukshetra University.

Dr Shoufeng Cao is a post-doctoral research fellow attached to the BeefLedger Export Smart Contracts team at Queensland University of Technology.

Sidra Malik is currently a PhD student at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney. She is also supported by Data61 CSIRO for her degree program. Her thesis title is “Blockchain in Supply Chain Management”. The research work focuses on providing solutions regarding traceability, trust and privacy for blockchain-enabled supply chains. Previously She has an MS in Information Security and has been working as a Lecturer and Software Quality Assurance Engineer for more than 5 years.

Tyler Mulvihill is the co-founder of Treum.io, a blockchain-based platform that helps organizations build trust with their consumers by bringing transparency, traceability, and tradability to supply chains. Tyler initiated, and is the Chair of, the Supply Chain Working Group within the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA). At ConsenSys, he advises Fortune 500 companies on their supply chain strategy and use case development.Prior to joining ConsenSys Tyler help stand up the development of a fintech market offering focused on delivering exponential growth and operational improvement solutions to his clients. He is a registered CPA in the state of New York.

Warwick Powell is the chairman and founder of BeefLedger, a blockchain enabled integrated provenance and payments platform development and implementation in the beef supply chain, and chairman and founder of Sister City Partners Limited, a not-for-profit investment bank focusing on developing links between regional Australia and the markets of Asia. Warwick has experience in diverse industries including cattle and sheep production and processing, information and communication technology, infrastructure, energy, natural resources, travel and tourism and property development. He teaches professional courses in areas such as innovation, creativity, regional economic development and blockchain technology with James Cook University and Edith Cowan University.

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