Europe-India Conclave

Zero Field Labs presents

Blockchain India Week 

Blockchain Storm *Ethereum India Summit* 18 May 2017

Hotel Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India

Blockchain India Week

India’s first ever Blockchain Summit with Vitalik Buterin 6th Dec 2016 was a SMASHING SUCCESS!


Path-breaking, Aspirational, Invigorating !

Hey adventurers, what’s on the menu in India this Summer?

Blockchain India Week

“The raging potential of Blockchain Technology –

The next Trillion dollar opportunity that will boost Indian economy? “

What : Blockchain India Week

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Ethereum India Summit 18 May 2017 – featuring Vitalik Buterin

Foreign delegates book tickets here:

Indian delegates book tickets here:


Blockchain India Week Hackathon 12-14 May 2017

IIT Mumbai, Powai, Mumbai

Register for Hackathon here:


Blockchain India HACKFEST for Corporates & Startups 15-16 May 2017

Mumbai , Venue TBC

Register for HACKFEST here:

Read our Press Release

Business Wire – India Hosts its first ever Blockchain Summit with Vitalik Buterin – By Fintech Storm

Business Wire – Arifa Khan welcomes Vitalik Buterin to India to address the first ever Blockchain India Summit New delhi 6 Dec 2016

Read Vitalik Buterin Interview by Arifa Khan on Ethereum – Daily Pioneer 16 March 2017–vitalik-buterin.html

Read Article on Vitalik Buterin by Arifa Khan – Daily Pioneer 18 October 2016–india-for-first-ever—blockchain-summit-in-dec.html



Ethereum India Summit 18 May 2017

With the youngest geniuses, most influential thinkers , movers and shakers , talent force of tomorrow in Blockchain

Venue : Taj Lands End, Mumbai , India

When : 18 May 2017 9 am to 6 pm

What’s cool this Summer in Mumbai : Vitalik in town!

Zero Field Labs Presents

The Legendary Young Genius who continues to define 1. the future era of computing & business and 2. the modern economics – the creator of imagination-defying invention called ethereum – the blockchain for everything, and the new world computer no less – the Ethereum Virtual Machine.

Vitalik Buterin!


Hello Supernova… !

The city where Wall Street meets Hollywood – Mumbai Welcomes you!

Agenda & Key Themes

1. Ethereum for Public & Private Blockchains – Keynote by Vitalik Buterin

Upcoming Technology Upgrades in Ethereum, and the problems Ethereum sets out to solve.

Why this is important for businesses around the world.


2. Blockchain & Banking Panel Discussion

Title: Blockchain’s Potential to transform the future of Financial Services Infrastructure. The changing landscape & new services to emerge

Shikha Sharma, CEO Axis Bank (TBC)

Piyush Gupta , CEO DBS Bank (TBC)

Vitalik Buterin

Rahul Bhasin , Managing Partner , Barings Private Equity Partners


3. Blockchain & The India Stack – Emerging Services

A. Identity / Authentication

B. India’s Blockchain Readiness – “Regulation – The untold story

C. Supply Chain Finance

D. Blockchain & Financial Services – Syndicated Loans , Insrance, Trade Finance

E. Blockchain Stacked with other Key Tech trends

– Cloud

– IoT

– Big Data


– Robotics

– Cyber Security


Afternoon Sessions

4. Panel Discussion : Road Ahead for Enterprise Blockchain: Industry Challenges & Technology Solutions


5. 30 minute Sessions

1. The Mega trends unleashed by Blockchain

2. Industrial Mashups

3. Blockchain & the Sharing Economy


6. Blockchain Startup Showcase from Hackathon

Tomorrow’s Ideas : New Product Demo Zone


7. Vitalik Buterin Prize for Blockchain Excellence

Vitalik to announce and give away prizes to Hackathon winners

Vitalik to give away a prize for the winning Research paper on Blockchain

8. India’s Tribute to Genius – An entertainment programme

Our Distinguished Speakers

We are proud to welcome the young hurricane of the intellectual world who is taking the world of technology by storm!


Distinguished Peter Thiel Scholar

Conference Chief Guest & Keynote Speaker

See article in Indian media on Vitalik’s first India visit.

See Press Release from organiser Fintech Storm / Zero Field Labs.

See Vitalik Buterin Interview by Arifa Khan on Ethereum – Published by Daily Pioneer


Vitalik Buterin

Co-Founder Ethereum

Buterin was born in Moscow, Russia and lived in the area until the age of six when his parents emigrated to Canada in search of better employment opportunities. While in third grade of elementary school in Canada, Buterin was placed into a class for gifted children and started to understand that he was drawn to math, programming, and economics. He also had the ability to add three digit numbers in his head at twice the speed of his peers. In 2012, he obtained a Bronze Medal in the International Olympiad in Informatics. He attended the University of Waterloobut dropped out to work on bitcoin full-time.

Buterin currently resides in Zug, Switzerland. In 2014 Buterin received the Thiel Fellowship.


Pybitcointools (2013-2014)

Bitcoin Magazine (2011-2014)

Ethereum (2013-)

Beginnings at Bitcoin Magazine

In September 2011, Buterin would accept to be the first co-founder and contribute as a leading writer to a new publication called Bitcoin Magazine.

In addition Buterin had written about bitcoin-related topics for other publications, including Bitcoin Weekly. Bitcoin Magazinein 2012 later began publishing a print edition and has been referred to as the first serious publication dedicated to cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin Magazine was then purchased by BTC Media, where Buterin continued to write until mid-2014.

In addition, he held a position on the editorial board of Ledger, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes full-length original research articles on the subjects of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.


He is a co-creator and inventor of Ethereum, described as a “decentralized mining network and software development platform rolled into one” that facilitates the creation of new cryptocurrencies and programs that share a single block chain (a cryptographic transaction ledger).

Buterin has contributed as a developer to other open source software projects. Some early examples are: Kryptokit, pybitcointools,, and btckeysplit. He also contributed to DarkWallet by Cody Wilson, Bitcoin Python libraries, and the cryptocurrency marketplace site Egora.


Arifa Khan

CEO Zero Field Labs, Founder Blockchain Council India


Arifa Khan is a London based Blockchain Researcher, a seasoned Banking & finance, strategy and operations executive, with over 15 years experience in Investment banking, Leveraged Finance/ Financial Sponsors Coverage/ Debt Products & Credit and Blockchain.

She has worked with two suisse banks Credit Suisse & UBS.

She currently advises Government of India on international financing, and Govt. of Andhra Pradesh on institutionalising Blockchain and is launching Blockchain Council India.

Her profile features in Femtech Leaders. ( )

Arifa’s latest project is setting up a Blockchain eco-system in India through a Suite of Blockchain Solution Providers for Indian market, Blockchain Excellence Centre.

Arifa is Member Wharton UK Alumni Club Committee, Founder Europe-India Conclave , Fintech Storm and Blockchain Storm.



Cale Teeter 




Cale Teeter is a Senior Software Development Engineer at Microsoft working with partners and ISVs in blockchain technology. He has been at Microsoft for 5 years and works closely with engineering groups in Azure and Developer Tools to enable the solutions that the partners are creating. He also works with Microsoft’s business development team and engineering on the first party offerings that Microsoft is building in the blockchain space. Most recently, he has been spending efforts to bring Solidity language into the Visual Studio product. His background is 15 years as a software developer in NYC working with large enterprises, finance and insurance verticals and he is highly passionate about driving the blockchain efforts at Microsoft. Cale lives in New York City.


Piyush Gupta (TBC)


Piyush Gupta is the current Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group, a position he has held since November 9, 2009. Gupta has been credited with leading the banking group to become a leading Asian financial services group. In 2014, Gupta was named as the Singapore Business Leader of the Year by CNBC. In 2013, Gupta was named “Best CEO, Asia Pacific” by The Asian Banker, and “Best CEO, Singapore” by Asiamoney and The Business Times.
Gupta started his career at Citibank India at the age of 22, as a Management Trainee. He did several assignments with Citibank India, eventually being Chief of Staff to the India head, responsible for Finance, Technology, Human Resources and Strategy. Gupta then moved to Singapore in 1991, as Chief of Staff to the Asia Head. Gupta held positions of increasing responsibilities, moving into various senior management roles across Citi’s corporate and consumer banking businesses, including Head of Strategic Planning for Emerging Markets and Regional Director for Global Transaction Services for Asia Pacific, before being posted to Indonesia in 1998, as Citi’s country manager. In 2000, he left Citigroup to start up a dot-com company, an internet portal called but closed his venture and re-joined Citigroup in 2001. Gupta served as country officer in Malaysia from 2002-2007, where he helped built up Citigroup’s branch network, before assuming the role of country officer in Singapore and the head of the Corporate and Investment Bank in ASEAN. In 2008, Gupta was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Citibank in South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He left his 27-year career at Citigroup to join DBS Group as Chief Executive Officer in 2009.



Andrew Keys, Head of Global Business Development




Andrew drives strategic partnerships, business development, enterprise strategy and communications for ConsenSys and co-founded ConsenSys Enterprise, to create Fortune 500 blockchain solutions.

Andrew comes to ConsenSys with capital markets, healthcare, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, Andrew worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereum.

Andrew graduated from Loyola University in Maryland and University of Auckland with degrees in economics and international finance.


Richard Knight, Microsoft (TBC)


Microsoft is Sponsor & Global Blcockhain Partner of Blockchain India Summit & Blockchain Storm Global Series 

Richard Knight is part of the Microsoft Global Black Belt team in Asia enabling Customers in their digital transformation journey to move to the Cloud using the capabilities of Microsoft Azure with a focus on new technologies and services. Lately, Richard has also been working with Customers, Partners and Startups to develop and build out use cases in the distributed ledged and blockchain space across industries from financial services to supply chain management.



Rahul Bhasin


Founder and Managing Partner

Baring Private Equity Partners India Ltd.

Mr. Rahul Bhasin serves as the Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partner and Managing Director of Baring Private Equity Partners (India) Ltd. He joined Baring Private Equity Partners in 1998. Mr. Bhasin serves as Senior Partner at BPEP International Limited. He worked for eight years with Citicorp, ending his tenure as a Vice President of Asset Management. At the time of leaving Citibank, Mr. Bhasin was the Fund Manager of Citibank Global Asset Management and was involved in asset allocation on a sectoral and regional basis for Citibank’s global portfolio. He was the Fund Manager for the Citibank Emerging Market Funds and has actively invested in the equity markets in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, and India.

Prior to moving to London, Mr. Bhasin was in charge of the Treasury. Aside from his experience in the developed markets, he actively invested in the emerging markets in Latin America, East Europe, Russia, Asia, and India. In addition to equity markets, Mr. Bhasin has also managed a portfolio of derivative securities in the developed markets. Mr. Bhasin serves as the Chairman of TexWorld.Com Inc. He serves as an Advisory Board Member of the ING group in India. Mr. Bhasin serves on the boards of Secova eServices Limited, RMZ Corp., Sphaera Pharma Pvt. Ltd., Auro Mira Energy Company Private Limited, and Integra Software Services Pvt. Ltd. HMr. Bhasin serves as a Global Board Member of BPEP International Limited. He has been a Director of MphasiS Corp. since June 1998.

Mr. Bhasin served as the Chairman of Mphasis Limited and oversaw its transformation from a loss making to a profit making company. He served as a Director of Inditrade Capital Limited (formerly JRG Securities Ltd.) from October 30, 2007 to February 13, 2014. He served as a Director of Mphasis Limited from 1998 to September 14, 2007. He served as Non Executive Independent Director of Hindustan Oil Exploration Co. Ltd. from April 20, 2006 to October 3, 2008 and Secova, Inc. He was a Director of Cethar Vessels Limited till April 10, 2014. Mr. Bhasin holds an M.B.A from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.


Dr Dimitri De Jonghe

Ethereum Developer , Expert in Bigchain DB

Dimitri co-invented SPOOL, one of the first protocols for intellectual property on the bitcoin blockchain. Having traversed the engineering space from the electron level at analog nanometer transistors to cloud platforms, Dimitri has in-depth knowledge about:

SPICE, VHDL, assembly, micro-C, C, C++, Java, Python, NodeJS, Javascript ES6, Postgres, MongoDB, Decentralized and distributed systems, PAXOS, RAFT, cryptography and so on.
After finishing his PhD on applied machine learning to micro-electronics, he co-founded 2 startups in the machine-learning space.
Currently, Dimitri is working as a full-stack engineer on BigchainDB, merging big data with blockchain. He is also a co-chair of the W3C Interledger community, a protocol for connecting blockchains. Here he works on the core protocol and co-developed cryptoconditions, a verifiable alternative to smart contracts.


More Speakers to be announced soon..




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The question is not what new opportunities you can chase in the era of Blockchain

The question is – “What will you be in the Blockchain enabled world?”

This event is brought to you by Zero Field Labs

Ms Arifa Khan, CEO of Zero Field Labs straddles the world of

Banking, Finance, Blockchain & Corporate Strategy

Come to Blockchain India Week 13-20 May 2017 !


No matter which industry you belong to and what your blockchain needs may be, Zero Field Labs can help.

Come explore how your business strategies, products and services will look like in the blockchain enabled world?

Which companies should showcase at this Forum?

Some companies showcasing at this event are : Microsoft, Consensys, Ethereum

Any company that wants to support the Blockchain eco-system

Any Banking & Financial Services firm that wants to adopt the latest technology & innovation

Any company that wants to get exposure in European and Asian Blockchain ecosystem through

Blockchain Storm’s vast networks

Any Blockchain Solution that wants to gain visibility with international Banking & Financial Services firms


Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is interested to learn :

Blockchain and the future of banking & financial services

The latest advances in distributed ledger technologies

How can distributed ledgers solve real word probelms

Meet cool Founders of some exciting blockchain solutions

Typical attendee profile

International Banking & Capital Markets Professionals
Bitcoin & Blockchain companies that want to showcase at this event
Founders, Inventors and Thought-leaders in Blockchain
Startups looking to hire Blockchain talent
Academic Researchers
Strategy Consultants
Legal Professionals
Insurance Industry Professionals
Brokers, Financial Market Participants
We are committed to creating and connecting the Blockchain Inventor Community in Europe.

Come join the Blockchain Revolution !


Past Events

Blockchain India Summit , Europe-India Conclave 6 December 2016, New Delhi

If you are an European Tech Co. or a Blockchain startup looking to make headway into Asian markets

or to strike partnerships or to learn to navigate the Banking, Payments & Fintech landscape

(India, Singapore, Hongkong, China),

Mark your calenders for Blockchain India Week 13-20 May 2017, Mumbai

and get in touch with Conclave Chair Person Arifa Khan at or Coordinator

to reserve your spot in the European delegation going to India!

See details of our previous Fintech Storm India Summit at

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Read Press Coverage on Blockchain India Summit 6 Dec 2016 featuring Vitalik Buterin–india-for-first-ever—blockchain-summit-in-dec.html


Vitalik’s 2 Part Interview with CNBC – TV18–india-for-first-ever—blockchain-summit-in-dec.html–vitalik-buterin.html

More Speakers to be announced soon..



Blockchain India Summit Sponsors





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Ms Arifa Khan, CEO of Zero Field Labs straddles the world of

Banking, Finance, Blockchain & Corporate Strategy

Come to Europe India Conclave 2016

Blockchain India Summit 6 Dec 2016!


Come join the Blockchain Revolution !


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