UNIC is organizing DECENTRALIZED 2017 in Limassol, Cyprus on November 2-3 2017, the first major conference in Europe focused on the business and political implications of blockchain technologies, across several key industries, including shipping/supply chain, financial services, government, accounting/auditing and legal and governance, along with analysis of the long-term implications of blockchain, artificial intelligence and decentralized autonomous organizations.

DECENTRALIZED 2017 brings together some of the world's leading executives and academic experts to discuss the current trends and future developments on blockchain technology. Professionals from key industries across the globe will gather for a 2-day world class summit, to harness the latest innovations and discuss the challenges that lay ahead in this ever growing ecosystem.

Through a series of esteemed keynote speakers, invited talks, panel discussions and industry exhibitors, the current and expected impact of blockchain technologies and applications for key sectors will be highlighted. The change makers themselves will present real world cases and share their knowledge.

Garrick Hileman
Research Fellow
Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance
University of Cambridge
Panos Panay
Vice President, Innovation and Strategy
Managing Director, Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship

Antonis Polemitis
University of Nicosia

Emmanuel Viale
Managing Director, Accenture
Leader of Accenture Labs

Amos Meiri
John Bass
Hashed Health

Andreas Antonopoulos
Author, Entrepreneur
UNic Fellow
Online Participation
Yoni Assia
Founder & CEO eToro Group Limited

Marcella Atzori
Bernardo Batiz-Lazo
Bangor University
Frank Bolten
Gregor Borosa
UNIC Fellow

Alice Corsini
Daniel Burgwinkel
Sinclair Davidson
RMIT University
Bryant Joseph Gilot
Blockchain Health

Dr. George Giaglis
Athens University of Economics and Business

Alex Grech
Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning
Ian Grigg
Sergey Ivliev

Astyanax Kanakakis
Yannis Karamitsos
Orange Business Services - UAE
Nikos Karapanagou
Spyros Makridakis
University of Nicosia

Alexandar Matanovic
Electronic Currency District
Chiara Mazzone
European Commission

Michael Merz

Theodosis Mourouzis
University College London

Maria Papadaki
Dubai Center for Risk and Innovation

Panayiotis Papadopoulos
Marathon VC

George Papageorgiou
University of Nicosia

Krzysztof Piech
Lazarski University

Jason Potts
RMIT University
Avi Sela
COO eToro Group Limited
Konstantinos Sgantzos
University of Thessaly
Jamie Skella
Horizon State

Evagelos Tabakis
Central Bank of UAE
Kentaroh Toyoda
Keio University
John Velissarios
Accenture Technology Labs
Andreas Vlachos
University of Nicosia

Athanasios (Thanos) Yamas
IoTask LLC



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St Raphael Resort
502 Leoforos Amathountos, 4520 Pyrgos, Limassol, Cyprus
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