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The CBDC Conference agenda examines the different facets of CBDC and offers the opportunity to learn from the experts.

Please note: All sessions will be recorded and made available to registered delegates at a time of their convenience.



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Date & Time (CEST)

Presentation / Session Title

Speaker / Panelist
Monday, 4 October 2021

CBDC at work: the fundamentals

13:45 – 13:55

CBDC Conference opening


14:00 – 14:30

A global view of CBDC
Henry Holden, BIS
14:30 – 15:00 What is a CBDC? A definition
John Kiff

15:00 – 15:30

Sand Dollar: the first mover experience

Derek S. Rolle, Central Bank of the Bahamas

15:30 – 16:00 Project DXCDCaribe: From Development to Delivery
Sharmyn Powell, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

16:00 – 17:00

The legal framework for CBDC

Wouter Bossu, IMF

Prof. Cornelia Stengel, Kellerhals-Carrard

Prof. Corinne Zellweger-Gutknecht, University of Basel

17:00 – 17:30 CBDC - key issues and next steps
Nicholas Butt, Bank of England
17:30 – 18:00 Designing Central Bank Digital Currencies for financial inclusion
Xiaochen Zhang, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
18:00 – 18:30 The Digital Dollar Project
Christopher Giancarlo, Former Chairman, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Policy & Operational Aspects

09:30 – 10:00 Risk management principles of CBDC implementation
Otar Gorgodze, National Bank of Georgia

10:00 – 10:30

CBDC: Form follows function

Dr. Martin Diehl, Deutsche Bundesbank

10:30 – 11:30 Insights from a central bank and a policy maker

Ignacio Terol, European Central Bank 

Lukas Repa, European Commission

11:30 – 12:00 Liberating Retail CBDC from the Oversight-vs-Privacy Tradeoff
Daniel Hardman, Sicpa
12:00 – 12:30 Practical challenges of CBDC implementation
Damian Kozak, Industria

13:00 – 14:00

The role of retail banks in a world with retail CBDC

Tobias Tenner, German Banking Association

Silvia Attanasio, Italian Banking Association

Hans Lindberg, Swedish Banking Association

John Ho, Standard Chartered

Chair: John Winchcombe

14:00 – 14:30

When digital currencies become mainstream

Marion Labouré, Deutsche Bank

14:30 - 15:30 CBDC as a catalyst for financial inclusion and empowerment of women

Sharmyn Powell, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

Erica Salinas, AWS

Michelle Chivunga, Global Policy House

Chair: Tanja Hessdörfer, G+D

15:30 – 16:30

CBDC: blessing or curse?

Derek S. Rolle, Central Bank of the Bahamas

Scott Hendry, Bank of Canada

Martin Walker, Center for Evidence-Based Management

Aleksi Grym, Bank of Finland

Chair: John Winchcombe

16:30 – 17:30

Design choices for a CBDC project

Ashley Lannquist, WEF

Simit Naik, nChain

Peter Wierts, DNB

John Velissarios, Accenture

Chair: Chris Ostrowski, Celo/OMFIF

17:30 - 18:30

Cross-border payments with CBDC

Noha Shaker, Egyptian Fintech Association, Africa FinTech Network

Alistair Milne, Loughborough University

Ricardo Correia, R3

Paul Wong, FED

Chair: Chris Ostrowski, Celo/OMFIF

18:30 - 19:00 Digital Securitization & Tokenization - reflections on success factors for bank-grade tokenization
Matthias Imbach, Sygnum
19:00 – 19 :20 Providing solutions for central banks on their CBDC journey
Simon Chantry, Bitt

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Technical Aspects

13:00 – 13:45 Keynote speech Dr. Jörg Kukies, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany
13:45 - 14:10 How cloud computing can support development and deployment of CBDC
John Cann, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

14:10 – 14:30

Building a CBDC platform. Deep dive in retail CBDCs architecture

Charles D’Haussy, Consensys

14:30 – 15:30

The role of technology in CBDC

Rainer Olt, Eesti Pank

Dr. Wolfram Seidemann, Giesecke+Devrient

Jim Cunha, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 

Dinesh Shah, Bank of Canada

Chair: Jamiel Sheikh

15:30 - 16:00

CBDC and Privacy: What are the Issues?

Thomas Moser, Swiss National Bank

16:00 - 16:30 Designed to drive innovation: a programmable retail CBDC ecosystem
Dr. Wolfram Seidemann, Giesecke+Devrient

16:30 – 17:30

Technical design choices for CBDC

Philipp Sandner, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zurich

Jamiel Sheikh, Founder & CEO Chainhaus

Chair : Thomas Kudrycki, ITU 

17:30 – 18:30

Lessons learnt from CBDC (pilot) projects

Adolfo Sarmiento, Banco Central del Uruguay

Marius Jurgilas, Lietuvos Bankas

Johan Schmalholz, Sveriges Riksbank

Chair: John Kiff

18:30 – 18:40 Closing of CBDC Conference 2021 Beat Attinger, CBDC Conference


Date & venue


The CBDC Conference will take place virtually from 4-6 October 2021.