Swiss Risk Association event

Bitcoin & Blockchain – How does it work and what does it mean?

Event organized by the Swiss Risk Association.

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Start: 18.30
End: 21.00, including Q&A and networking cocktail
Location: University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich, KOL-G-201, Map
Host: Swiss Risk Association
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Walter Farkas, Sandro Schmid and Manfred Plank on behalf of the Swiss Risk Association
Language: English.
Price: Free.
Access: Public event, requires registration.

Swiss Risk Association webpage with event photos

About the speakers:

Dr. Jochen Dürr,
Group Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of SIX AG

Prof. Dr. Thomas Grechenig,
Professor for IT at the Technical University of Vienna and CEO/Founder of RISE

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katarina Adam,
Professor at the University of Berlin with a strong focus on Blockchain

About the topic:

We invite you to listen to the views of established leaders on the emerging & evolving topic of “Bitcoin” and “Blockchain”.

Blockchain has meanwhile evolved to a level where a global implementation must be expected. The idea behind is striking; sending a file instead of a copy of that file. Some say it has a comparable impact on commercial processes as the internet had on data access. Blockchain also enables to offer cryptic currencies such as Bitcoin, Ripple, Litecoin and many others. As we can imagine easily endless improvements not only in payments but also in securities or operations, it offers many new business models for all sort of industries such as music, art or entertainment. But can we really capture the risks? What are the risks for banks, for insurances, or even for a national bank and eventually for the society?

The keynote speeches will be followed by a panel discussion, Q&A and a Networking Cocktail. This event will be in English.