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January 29, 2020

Room X860- ICICS Building (2366 Main Mall)
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

We will be hosting an Industry Night for our community of Faculty Members, Industry Partners, Postdoctoral Fellows and students to meet with the attendees of the International Standards Organization’s meetings of Technical Committee 307 on Blockchains and Distributed Ledger Technologies that we have the honour of hosting from January 26-31.

Geoff Goodell will be our featured presenter. He is the Convener of the ISO working group on Foundations of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies.

Geoff Goodell's Biography

Dr Geoffrey Goodell is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science at University College London. He is Convenor of the ISO working group on Foundations of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies and an academic advisor of the Belgium-based International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications. He is also an active contributing member to the work of the Whitechapel Think Tank and All-Party Parliamentary Groups, creating deep relationships across business, academia, and government.

Dr Goodell has roughly a decade of experience as a strategist and portfolio manager in the financial industry, having served most recently as Partner and Chief Investment Officer of a boutique asset management firm in Massachusetts, where he led the design, implementation, and management of investment strategies in systematic macro trading and statistical arbitrage.  Previously, he was an associate in the corporate credit and structured products groups at Goldman Sachs in New York.  He is a CFA charter holder and has a PhD in computer science from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in mathematics from MIT.

Since joining UCL, Dr Goodell's research has contributed to knowledge of the interface between computer science, finance, and public policy.  He draws on his industry knowledge to produce effective policy and systems recommendations to future-proof society and the economy specifically related to digital marketplaces, digital payment systems, and related regulation.

Title of Presentation:

Distributed Ledger Technology and the Future of Regulation


We identify five areas in which distributed ledger technology and analytics will shape how people engage in the marketplaces of the future: payments, contracts, tax, trading, and identity. We describe the features of new technology that will frame new developments in each area, the challenges and opportunities for businesses and governments, and the implications for society and the public interest.