Cryptocurrency - SYDNEY

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Deloitte, Training Room 2, Level 9, 225 George Street, SYDNEY

Tue 5 June 2018 | 4.00pm start with networking drinks from 5.00pm until 6.00pm

What is cryptocurrency all about? And how do we need to adjust our approach to risk management to harness the benefits whilst managing the associated risks?

Our panellists will argue the case for and against the use of cryptocurrency. Giving participants insights into:
• The benefits of cryptocurrency – how is it better than fiat currency and what problems could it help solve?
• The potential risks involved – what are the potential drawbacks for individuals, financial institutions and exchanges? Could the rise of cryptocurrency simply be a bubble?
• How will regulators and authorities enable benefits to be realised with risks effectively managed?
• Will cryptocurrencies replace currency as we know it?

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Speakers: Nick Giurietto and Jonathan Perkinson

Further Information

About the Panel

Nick Giurietto

Chief Executive, Australian Digital Commerce Association

 Nick leads the Australian Digital Commerce Association, Australia’s industry representative council for organisations driving business change and developing new business models using blockchain technology. It exists to encourage the responsible adoption of blockchain technology as a means to drive innovation in service delivery across all sectors of the economy.

Successful innovation using blockchain will require new levels of collaboration between business partners and with the government. Nick’s focus is on education, collaboration and regulatory reform to enable this to happen. Nick was responsible for the development of the Australian Digital Currency Code of Conduct which establishes best practice standards for digital currency businesses in Australia and has been modelled in other countries.

Nick has worked with the Australian Government on issues including the taxation treatment of digital currencies, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing regulations and identifying use cases for deployment of blockchain solutions within government.


Jonathan Perkinson

Partner, Deloitte

Jonathan is the Sydney leader of Deloitte’s Payment Advisory practice. Jonathan works with established Australian financial services, corporate and government entities – as well as emerging Australian innovators – to advance their goals around payment strategy, operations, technology, risk management and compliance.  Jonathan is also a leader of Deloitte Australia’s blockchain community of practice which helps organisations explore and develop blockchain solutions.


About the Moderator

Mike Ritchie

Partner, Deloitte

Mike is Deloitte Risk Advisory Financial Services Industry Leader, and also head of the Regulatory Risk business.  Mike has spent the last 30 years working in Australia, the UK and New Zealand, advising the banking and financial services sector in the areas of Governance, Operational & Strategic Risk, Regulatory Compliance and Conduct & Culture.

 Mike’s work in the sector includes supporting the development of global risk programs at major international banks, assisting with all components of prudential regulatory activity, from design through implementation and independent assurance.  He has worked extensively advising organisations on risk governance frameworks, processes and people, including working more recently in the areas of risk culture and conduct. 

In addition to his client work Mike is an active member of the Risk Management Association of Australia and has been on the board for more than 10 years.  This organisation enables Mike to increase his reach and assist to provide thought leadership and development opportunities to professionals and practitioners across the financial services industry.

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