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

Speakers – SCOBC2021

Dr. Gowri Sankar Ramachandran is a Research Fellow at the Trusted Networks Lab, Queensland University of Technology. Gowri has completed his Ph.D. from KU Leuven, Belgium. After his Ph.D., he worked as a postdoctoral researcher and senior research associate at the University of Southern California, USA, between 2017 and 2020. Gowri’s research interests revolve around the Internet of Things, smart cities, and supply chains. He is broadly interested in solving trust, performance, and scalability issues involving decentralized architectures and blockchain technologies. In the supply chain context, Gowri is currently focusing on addressing regulatory requirements, privacy concerns, and other operational challenges through a versatile data sharing and payment management framework using blockchain.

Email: g.ramachandran@qut.edu.au
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gowriram/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=bnr9PTcAAAAJ&hl=en
WebSite: https://research.qut.edu.au/trustednetworks/
Hye-young Helen Paik received PhD in Computer Science from Uuniversity of New South Wales. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computer Science and Engineering. Her research interests include distributed software systems and architectures, privacy and security in distributed systems, cyber physical systems, blockchain, and applied machine learning. Helen is also a visiting researcher at CISRO’s Data61 (Architecture and Analytics Platforms Team) and a member of the Cybersecurity Cooperative Research Centre, and the faculty lead in UNSW Institute for Cyber Security. She has served on the organising committee of several IEEE/ACM international conferences such as International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC) and International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC).

Email: h.paik@unsw.edu.au
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/helenpaik/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?hl=en&user=JyyY5xw6AxgC
Jason McIntosh is a digital innovator and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience covering a wide variety of roles in trading, technology, and consulting. After graduating in Mathematics from Oriel College, Oxford, Jason worked in sales, trading and market making roles at SBC, BNP Paribas and Nomura, before serving as a Board Member and Director at Consulting at a specialist analytics consultancy with offices in London, New York, and Sydney. He has made a number of early-stage investments and bought and ran his own business, which he sold successfully in 2020. Since 2019 Jason has served as Chief Product Officer at Tracr, a fully owned startup, funded by De Beers. Tracr aims to pioneer end-to-end physical traceability in the Diamond Industry, using a combination of new technologies including IOT, AI and Distributed Ledger. He is a member of the Network of Entrepreneurship Experts at Said Business School and an Honorary Industrial Fellow at Leicester University.

Email: peter.robinson@consensys.net
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-mcintosh-4277212/
WebSite: www.tracr.com
Peter Robinson is a technical director and applied cryptographer working in ConsenSys Software’s R&D group on Filecoin Retrieval Market and Cross-Blockchain technologies. He has twenty-three granted patents in fields ranging from distributed computing, cryptography, blockchain, and virtualisation to graphical password design. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Queensland University of Technology, a Masters of Telecommunications Engineering from University of Wollongong, is a graduate of the International Space University, and is currently completing a PhD at University of Queensland part-time with the thesis topic, Cross-Blockchain Communications. Peter is co-chair of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance’s Crosschain Interoperability Task Force.

Email: peter.robinson@consensys.net
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-robinson-98a0061
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=QHvuxTYAAAAJ&hl=en
Shadrack Kubyane ’s journey departure commenced in corporate with entities like Deloitte, prior to co-founding Coronet Blockchain. An agile: supply chain digital infrastructure leveraging blockchain technology to evolve Africa’s supply chains into equitable see-through supply chains for inclusive growth.
Among leading Blockchain voices on the continent: he is called upon by governments, universities & the private sector to inform the configuration of practical solutions to meet the Africa Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) 2035 priorities.
His corporate track-record includes spearheading specialist business development task teams that moved a new venture from a zero-balance-sheet position to a ZAR 5 billion front foot position. He is part of the National Working Committee Group on Data Science: curating 4th Industrial Revolution curriculum alignment to enable South Africa to compete on the global landscape

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shadrack-kubyane-04629b12/
WebSite: http://www.coronetblockchain.com/
Sarah Montgomery is the founder of a climate tech venture at Carbon13, aiming to help the world reach Net Zero. Sarah has implemented global technology solutions for the supply chains of multinationals in industries ranging from apparel to electric vehicles to mining. She previously built the China and Asia business for the supply chain technology company Everledger; forming and executing their sales, marketing and product strategy and launching a solution with one of China’s largest e-commerce platforms, JD.com. She’s also involved in global sustainability, carbon emission and circular economy initiatives, including the World Economic Forum’s Global Battery Alliance and Fashion Revolution Week. A former Huayu Enrichment Scholar in Taiwan, Sarah is fluent in Chinese. She is the Co-Head of Young China Watchers in London where she runs a climate initiative, bringing together leading experts from climate institutions around the world. She is also an avid fan of swimming outdoors and painting.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-montgomery-45638683/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarahlouisemont
Sidra Malik is a casual Senior Research Assistant at the Trusted Networks Lab, Queensland University of Technology. She has received her PhD in Computer Science in 2021 jointly supported by School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney and CSIRO. Her research work focuses on providing solutions for traceability, trust and privacy in supply chains. Currently she is looking at privacy and access control, regulatory requirements, and AI approaches in the blockchain and cyber physical space.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sidra-malik-70936816/
Simeon Lawson is an MPhil research student at Queensland University of Technology. With a background in political science, communications, public policy, and a professional career as a political staffer, his current MPhil research project focusses on governments’ regulatory frameworks for Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), specifically how Australian law can support a sovereign CBDC. He is fascinated by the relationship between ‘disruptive’ technologies and government.

Email: simeon.lawson@hdr.qut.edu.au
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simeon-lawson-275214b1
Thomas Miller Native digital technologist, biomedical engineer, social entrepreneur, passionate programmer, looking to solve society’s social issues through the “mindful” application of technology. He has worked globally, and is passionate about the possibilities of peer-to-peer platforms to support more sustainable social, ecological and economic outcomes. As industries converge and old skills sets become obsolete, Tom increasingly sees himself more as an effective “information node” joining the global collaboration online to help us all realise new emerging roles over the next 10 years. He’s been teaching blockchain since 2013, and is on a full scholarship with QUT specialising in digitising supply chains for Smart Trade Networks and exploring all the benefits tracking products on digital ledgers with blockchain and post blockchain tech.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-miller-3895833b/
Adjunct Professor Warwick Powell is a global leader in the design, development and implementation of blockchain technology-based solutions for supply chains, cross-border trade and financial innovation. He began his career in academia, teaching Chinese Chinese history and European cultural history at Griffith University. He graduated with First Class Honours and is the recipient of the prestigious University Medal for Academic Excellence. Warwick was also awarded a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade scholarship to undertake postgraduate studies at People’s University, Beijing. He deferred his studies to begin work for Kevin Rudd in the Queensland Government. Since 1996, he has been worked in the private sector developing and growing businesses involved in data analytics, cross border trade and investment, major project delivery and technology. Much of this has focused on developing links between regional Australia and the markets of Asia. Through this work, 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.

Email: wp@beefledger.io
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/warwickpowell/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=warwick+powell&btnG=

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