DAY 1 – October 4, 2018

The future of crypto finance in the start-up ecosystem
Keynote by Calvin Cheng, ABCC

Blockchain: The disruption in finance
Keynote by Dr Hermann Hauser, Worldwide Recognised and Successful Computer- and Venture Capital Entrepreneur

The future of cryptocurrency payments
Keynote by Sanja Kon, UTRUST

How growth is changing
Josh O’Cock, Growth Gurus, in a fireside chat with Dr David Darmanin from Hotjar

The journey of an entrepreneur from regulated gambling to blockchain
Keynote by Rahul Sood, Unikrn

The future of community
Fireside chat with Liz Hagelthorn (Muzik) led by Tugce Ergul (Angel Labs)

The anthropology of blockchains: centralization, decentralization, trust and memory
Keynote by Dr Natalie Smolenski, Learning Machine

The future of disruption in an AI world
Keynote by Dr Angelo Dalli, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, and Technology Expert

Connectivity 2025
Discussion panel moderated by Sarah Austin, writer for Entrepreneur Magazine & CMO of SONchain, with the participation of Nikhil Patil (CEO @ GO plc), Sonia Hernandez (CEO @ Vodafone) and Harald Rösch (CEO @ Melita)

The digital airline passenger experience
Keynote by Louis Giordimaina, Aircom Pacific Inc.

Preparing for the next wave – IoT, sharing economy, jobs and skill
Keynote by Prof. Tanya Sammut Bonnici, University of Malta

Exploring successful business models with open data
Keynote by Ryan Goodman, Open Data Institute

Cloud computing powered blockchain
Keynote by Konstantinos Pantos, Microsoft Hellas

Why your next financial advisor will be a robot
Keynote by Andrew Cachia, Wyzer

An Interview with Edward de Bono – Serial CreACTivator
Julian Azzopardi, JAYE Malta, interviews Prof. Edward de Bono, world-renown author and consultant

DAY 2 – October 5, 2018

Smart cities and digital transformation
Keynote by Daniele Mantovani, Huawei Enterprise Business

Will history repeat itself?
Steve Agius, Malta Communications Authority, interviews Dr Hermann Hauser

The startup ecosystem lifecycle
Keynote by Dane Stangler, Startup Genome

A global perspective on startup ecosystems
Discussion panel on startup ecosystems moderated by Alistair Farrugia (Malta Communications Authority) with the participation of Dane Stangler (Startup Genome), Mikko Puhakka (Lion Partners) and Rafael Pascual-Leone (Valletta Design Cluster)

Launching in Malta: Where to start?
Discussion panel on launching in Malta, moderated by Wesley Ellul ( with the participation of Karl Herrera (Malta Enterprise), Alex Borg (MITA) and Ivan Filletti (GamingMalta)

Why tech founders love Malta
Keynote by Dr Bernard Agius, Malta Communications Authority

The business around startup
Discussion panel on working with startups, moderated by Simon Azzopardi (Silicon Valletta) with the participation of Johan Zammit (Smart Studios), Vlado Milošević (, Stefan Briffa (GO) and J. D. Salbego (Startup Grind)

Fireside chat with David Vella
Jarek Bialek, MITA Innovation HUB, in a fireside chat with David Vella from Altaro

Malta 2040 – How Silicon Valletta members see the future?
Discussion panel with Silicon Valletta on the future of Malta, moderated by Anamaria Magri Pantea (Ascend Consulting), with the participation of Steve Cassar (JPA), Christian Peregin (Lovin Malta) and Peter Grech (BRND WGN)

Build the crowd – get it done
Fireside chat moderated by Zach Ciappara, FreeHour with Simon Azzopardi, Sherpa

The next step in property management
Keynote by David Schranz, Ledger Projects

DLTs: Fast forward 5 years
Discussion panel on the future of DLTs moderated by Alexander Pfeiffer, (Donau Universität Krems) with the participation of Max Krupyshev (Cubits), Joshua Greenwald (LXDX), Toni Lane Casserly (CULTU.RE) and Eman Pulis (SiGMA)

Enabling micropayments: What’s required? What’s possible?
Keynote by Tom Trowbridge, Hedera Hashgraph

Building the ‘smart economy’: digital assets, digital identity & smart contracts
Keynote by Zhao Chen, NEO Global Developments

From proof-of-work to proof-of-stake: exploring the next generation of blockchain networks
Keynote by Brian Fabian Crain, Chorus One & Epicentre

Token economy & Korean blockchain ecosystem
Keynote by Derik Kim, Global Entrepreneurs Foundation

Starting up in the DLT Space
Discussion panel on starting out in the domain of DLTs, moderated by James Catania (Intelliblock Ltd), with the participation of Vincenzo Belpiede (Bitdiem), Justin Litchfield (ProChain Cap), Irina Litchfield (CryptoHQ Fund) and Jan Sammut (RefToken)