After an overwhelmingly positive reaction to 2018’s inaugural event, IMN is excited to announce the return of Synchronize on April 17th, 2019 at the Conrad in New York City. Synchronize is the leading conference dedicated to enterprise and institutional applications of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), blockchain technology and smart contracts within financial services.
Synchronize 2018 hosted a delegation of senior financial services executives across the buy-side, sell-side, financial market infrastructures, fintech startups, consultancies, vendors as well as regulators and policymakers. Attendees heard directly from practitioners at some of the largest financial institutions in the world as they rollout production deployments of DLT.
Delegates at Synchronize 2019 will learn the most effective ways to evaluate and deploy DLT for their business, how it fits into the existing market structure and what the business requirements of the technology actually are; challenges that have been overcome, from roles and governance, scalability and confidentiality, to interoperability and integration; and how it fits in within larger technology trends, such as cloud, machine learning, and focus on enabling developer productivity.
New to Synchronize 2019 is the addition of a track dedicated to the institutional applications of custody, trading, and servicing cryptoassets, such as Bitcoin. Until now, financial institutions have mostly been skeptical of cryptocurrencies and other cryptoassets as a means for retail payments and speculation. Recently, several notable entities have announced products and initiatives aimed at the institutional integration of these new assets into the existing financial system. This track will explore the role that cryptoassets play in the financial services industry from a variety of angles: asset definition, futures trading, the role of trading desks, right through to the risks, benefits and role of regulation in and of institutional investment in these assets.
Synchronize 2019 stands out as the premier event for thought leadership, learning, business development and networking among senior financial services decision makers. We hope that you will join us at this must-attend one day event.