SPEAKERS

Speaker Profession
Prof. Soulla Louca Professor, Head of Digital Innovation Department, Director, Institute For the Future
Prof. Muttukrishnan Rajarajan (Raj) Professor of Security Engineering, Director, Institute for Cyber Security, Programme Director Project Management, Finance and Risk, School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, City, University of London
Dr. Theodosis Mourouzis Managing Partner, Electiconsulting
Dr. Periklis Thivaios Founding partner of True North Partners LLP

PROGRAM

Time_______ Description
4:00 – 4:30 Transformation of Financial Sector through Blockchain, Dr Theodosis Mourouzis, Managing Partner, Electiconsulting
Abstract: Blockchain is now a well established technology and many big companies and organisations, even governments, started deploying or considering Blockchain to be used across their areas of interest. In this talk we summarise a lot of applications that appeared in the recent years with a more emphasis on the financial services sector, focusing more on DeFi 2.0 applications as well as peripheral services required to support the sector.
4:30 – 5:00 Security and Trust in Financial Services, Prof. Muttukrishnan Rajarajan (Raj), Professor of Security Engineering
Abstract: Covid-19 has accelerated the digital transformation in all industry verticals. With the digital transformation there is an increasing need to have secure, trustworthy and reliable forms of digital identities. In addition, the current data protection regulations expect the data owner to have total control in the way they share any personal data. Traditional identity management techniques have too much reliance on identity providers and are not suitable for user-centric decentralised next generation internet. This talk will discuss the existing identity management architectures and provide a foundation based on the self-sovereign identity which can help to develop a sustainable, greener and decentralised identity management framework. In addition, the talk will highlight new applications, supported by features such as human-centric, privacy-by-design and faster access to next generation online services.
5:00 – 6:00 Panel Discussion

Moderator: Prof. Soulla Louca, Professor, Head of the Digital Innovation Department, University of Nicosia

Panellists:

  • Prof. Muttukrishnan Rajarajan (Raj), Professor of Security Engineering
  • Dr Periklis Thivaios, Founding partner of True North Partners LLP
  • Dr Theodosis Mourouzis, , Managing Partner, Electiconsulting

Prof. Soulla Louca

Prof. Soulla Louca is a professor in the newly founded Department of Digital Innovation as well as a Director at the Institute For the Future at the University of Nicosia. Soulla has been nominated by LATTICE80 in partnership with Miss Kaya as one of the top 100 women in Fintech for 2019. She is one of the first academics to get involved in blockchain technologies (2014) when she assumed the responsibility of the Blockchain Initiative at the University of Nicosia.

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Prof. Muttukrishnan Rajarajan (Raj)

Covid-19 has accelerated the digital transformation in all industry verticals. With the digital transformation there is an increasing need to have secure, trustworthy and reliable forms of digital identities. In addition the current data protection regulations expect the data owner to have total control in the way they share any personal data. Traditional identity management techniques have too much reliance on identity providers and are not suitable for user-centric decentralised next generation internet. This talk will discuss the existing identity management architectures and provide a foundation based on the self-sovereign identity which can help to develop a sustainable, greener and decentralised identity management framework. In addition the talk will highlight new applications, supported by features such as human-centric, privacy-by-design and faster access to next generation online services.

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Dr. Periklis Thivaios

Periklis is a Founding partner of True North Partners LLP, a boutique financial services advisory firm headquartered in London. His experience transcends finance, risk, and strategy for financial institutions (banks and insurance firms), focusing on risk and regulation (Solvency, Basel), financial technology, digital currencies, reference rate transition, counterparty credit risk, securitisation and structured products.

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Dr Theodosis Mourouzis

Blockchain is now a well established technology and many big companies and organisations, even governments, started deploying or considering Blockchain to be used across their areas of interest. In this talk we summarise a lot of applications that appeared in the recent years with a more emphasis on the financial services sector, focusing more on DeFi 2.0 applications as well as peripheral services required to support the sector.

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