Customers recently made a request that Ripple create an event that would bring leaders in the banking and blockchain community that want to see change in the world.
Specifically, they want to find people who are committed to moving the way money moves around the world. The request was answered with a definite yes. Swell is the name of the event Ripple will put on. It is said to be attracting a roster of specialized experts, who have a deep understanding of the way payments work.
They are putting on a show that will attract a roster of payment experts and industry visionaries to help move the industry forward. They will have major discussions on trending topics, success stories, and ideas about the future of blockchains and how people have had success in using them. It will also go into detail about how blockchain is changing to meet customer demands on a global level.
To start the program off, there are some major keynote speakers – first is Dr. Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve System during the years of 2006-2014. And then there was Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web.
The program is said to be on the bolder side. There will be a wealth of speakers, you can stay tuned for the full agenda. The following speakers will be there as well:
- Brad Garlinghouse, CEO, Ripple
- Stefan Thomas, CTO, Ripple
- Dilip Rao, Managing Director of APAC/MENA, Ripple
- Amit Sethi, CIO, Axis Bank
- Tom Jessop, President, Chain Inc.
- Kristen Michaud, Managing Director, Treasury Operations, GE Capital
- Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
- Ed Metzger, Head of Innovation, Santander
- Mr. Nobuo Ando, Representative Director, SBI Remit Co., Ltd
- Takashi Okita, CEO, SBI Ripple Asia
- Dr. Arak Sutivong, Head of Strategy, Siam Commercial Bank
- Rahul Pai, COO, UAE Exchange
- Marwan Forzley, CEO, Veem
- Dharmesh Desai, Group EVP, Yes Bank
The event is highly exclusive, it is an invitation-only event. The two main speakers have quite the background, Dr. Bernanke, Chairmen of the Federal Reserve System is also said to be interviewed by Gene Sperling, who is the National Economic Council Director and National Economic advisor. He worked directly with Barrack Obama and Bill Clinton.
The second of the two speakers, Sir Tim Berners Lee – The founder of the World Wide Web, will give and in-depth look into the future of the technological industry. The program is likely to be one of the biggest gatherings of some of the biggest financial leaders in the world. And not only financial leaders, but also technological geniuses who will be able to give the best information on exactly what direction the industry is going towards.
In most cases, it would be easy to be skeptical of such notions. That people could so easily predict the future of money and the world of tech. But with the minds who will attend this event behind the predictions, it’s a safe bet that that the predictions will be as close to what’s to come as possible.