Blockchain 2.0. Mandates: How to employ blockchain technology within your business or industry

1 First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Suite 1600, Toronto, M5X 1G5 T: +1 416-862-7525 View in Google Maps

26 November 2018
07:30 - 13:00 EST
3.5 hours CLE/CPD

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On November 26, join Gowling WLG's Blockchain & Smart Contracts Group for a seminar on Blockchain 2.0 Mandates: How to employ blockchain technology within your business or your industry to learn about key strategic, legal and accounting issues to consider, among other useful tips.

The seminar will begin by covering what business leaders should know about the nature of blockchain technology and key developments in the market. Experts in the blockchain space will then take a deeper dive into lessons learned when operationalizing applications of blockchain in enterprise, and what legal and accounting issues business leaders should be keeping top of mind.

Registration and breakfast will run from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Following the morning seminar, we invite you to join us from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. for lunch and networking.


Hilary Carter Managing Director, Blockchain Research Institute

Paritosh Gambhir, Partner, Financial Services and Head of Blockchain, KPMG

Karim Hamasni, Development Lead, Crypto Asset Innovation for RBC Global Asset Management

Mark Hines, Senior Counsel, RBC

Ryan Leopold, Parnter, National Banking & Capital Markets Assurance Leader, PwC

Mark Lijour, Solutions Delivery, Consen Sys

James Longwell, Partner, Gowling WLG

Mark Morency, Senior Vice President, Financial Institutions Practise Leader, Arthur J. Gallagher Canada

Ian Palm, Partner, Gowling WLG

Kathleen Ritchie, Partner, Gowling WLG

Patricia Romanovici, Assistant Vice President & Senior Counsel, Sun Life Financial

Parna Sabet-Stephenson, Partner, Gowling WLG


7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Blockchain overview
9:15 a.m. Identifying use cases
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Legal Issues
11:30 a.m. Accounting and other issues
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Event concludes

*This program will count for up to 3.5 hours of Substantive credits toward the mandatory annual CPD requirement of the Law Society of Ontario.