Monday, October 16


Private Meetings


Lunch With Ripple

12:30 - 1:30

A Conversation With Dr. Ben Bernanke

Dr. Ben Bernanke

Chairman, Federal Reserve System (2006-2014)

Gene Sperling

National Economic Council Director and National Economic Advisor under Presidents Clinton and Obama (1996-2001, 2011-2014)

2:00 - 3:00

If Only My Banks Offered...

In this no-holds-barred fireside chat, these corporate giants reveal how payments are evolving in their businesses and the services they’d like to see their banks offer.

Jeff John Roberts

Tech Writer, Fortune Magazine

Kristen Michaud

Managing Director, Treasury Operations, GE Capital

Kapil Mokhat

Global Director Payments Programs and Partnerships, Airbnb

Paul Snaith

Manager of Treasury Operations for Capital Markets and Banking and Payments, The World Bank

3:30 - 4:30

Follow the Flows: Strike While the Iron’s Hot

As global commerce expands, payment flows change, presenting financial institutions new revenue opportunities. These RippleNet customers share global payment trends in their parts of the world.

Dilip Rao

Managing Director of APAC/MENA, Ripple

Ed Metzger

Head of Innovation, Banco Santander

Takashi Okita

CEO, SBI Ripple Asia

Dr. Arak Sutivong

SEVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Siam Commercial Bank

5:00 - 6:00

The Real Deal with Digital Assets

Market leaders recognize digital assets can play a lynchpin role in global payments. From regulation to trends, this panel will address it all.

Brian Patrick Eha

Author, How Money Got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance

Oliver T. Bussmann

Founder and Managing Partner, Bussmann Advisory

Marwan Forzley

CEO and Co-Founder, Veem

Patrick Griffin

SVP of Business Development, Ripple

6:00 - 8:00

Happy Hour

Paul Grieco

James Beard Award-winning Sommelier

Tuesday, October 17


Private Meetings


Lunch With Ripple

12:30 - 1:30

A Look Ahead Into the Future of Tech

Sir Tim Berners-Lee discusses how he conceived and developed the Web, and details what’s next on the horizon for the Web we know today.

Sir Tim Berners‑Lee

Inventor of the World Wide Web

2:00 - 2:45

Up Close and Personal With, Um, the Competition

New payments players have emerged and are giving banks a run for their money. During this session, we uncover the market opportunity and how these new players are getting traction.

Kausik Rajgopal

Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company, U.S. Western Region

Sergio Fogel

Co-Founder, dLocal

Corinne MacMillan

CTO, Cambridge Global Payments

Rahul Pai

COO, UAE Exchange

3:00 - 3:45

First Movers Tell All

This series of flash talks spotlight first-mover banks who discuss specific use cases, how they built a business case and key results from using Ripple.

Marcus Treacher

Global Head of Srategic Accounts, Ripple

Hirofumi Aihara

General Manager, Digital Innovation, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

Nobuo Ando

Representative Director, SBI Remit Co., Ltd.

Richard Bell

Blockchain Innovation Lead, Banco Santander

Paula da Silva

Head of Transaction Services, SEB

Dharmesh Desai

Group EVP, Yes Bank

4:00 - 5:00

Future of Blockchain

Luminaries in blockchain address the elephant in the room: which blockchain technology will reign supreme? We bring the big guns to the stage for a live debate on the future of bitcoin and blockchain.

Michael del Castillo

Journalist, Coindesk

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, The Hyperledger Project

Vitalik Buterin

Founder, Ethereum

Tom Jessop

President, Chain Inc.

Stefan Thomas

CTO, Ripple

5:00 - 7:00

Happy Hour


Ripple’s Customer Celebration

Hosted by the RippleNet Advisory Board

Wednesday, October 18


Private Meetings


Lunch with Ripple

12:30 - 1:30

The Blockchain Revolution: State of the World Address

Don Tapscott gave the closing keynote at Sibos 2008, two days after Lehman Brothers fell, and identified a number of deep problems with the financial system. Nine years later, he'll deliver the closing keynote at Swell, laying out a set of solutions to transform this industry for the 21st century.

Don Tapscott

Co-Author, Blockchain Revolution


Swell Concludes