Virtual Workshop: 27 October 2023 - 09:00 to 11:30 CET

The financial industry is currently undergoing a remarkable transformation, marked by the growing trend of tokenizing digital and physical financial assets, including national currencies. However, while this transformation presents tremendous political and business implications, it also encounters technological barriers that hinder progress. These barriers primarily revolve around accomplishing individual and corporate privacy, regulatory compliance, and accountability within an interoperable, transparent, resilient, and high-performing, quantum-ready system. 

The core focus of this workshop is to gain a comprehensive understanding of these challenges and the technological advancements available to overcome them. We will begin with an short refresher on the requirements and challenges presented in Central Bank Digital Currencies (wholesale and retail). To this end, IBM Consulting teams will share their lessons learned from the various CBDC experimentations they have been involved in. IBM Research will then present how the cutting-edge technology developed by IBM Research and joined by IBM products can overcome the stated barriers. 


9:00Opening Remarks & Objectives
Overview of IBM Research Decentralised Trust objectives & Strategy, Workshop Objectives, and agenda explained 
9:25Wholesale CBDC: Technical Challenges & Lessons Learned 
Technical Leads of Projects in the space from IBM Consulting & Central Banks are to provide an overview of the lessons learned. 
9:40A framework for Digital Currencies & Demo
Demo and Deep dive into IBM Research differentiated assets in the space of (Central Bank) Digital Currencies and Demo for online and offline payments.
10:50IBM Technology for Central Bank Digital Currencies
IBM Researchers will also present state of the art enhancements on trusted and computing for CBDC operations. Overview of IBM product portfolio of asset custody and cloud services.

Registration link for second session:
26 October 2023 - 15:00 to 17:30 CET

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