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Dr. Liming Zhu
Research Director
Software & Computational Systems, Data61 | CSIRO &

Conjoint Full Professor
School of CSE, UNSW

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Invited Talks/Panels

I regularly speak at national and international events on the following topics: blockchain, privacy tech, cybersecurity, regulation technology, data governance, ethics, (distributed) trust, intersection of AI/machine learning  & the above areas, consumer data rights/standards/open banking, quantum computing and general innovation/R&D topics (for both technical audiences and executive/board members). For invitation, please email with event details and travel/accommodation arrangement. For long-haul overseas trips, standard business class is usually expected. 

(Excluding conference paper presentations)
  1. Panelist, "digital standards", 2020 Leaders Conference, Feb/2020
  2. Speaker & Panelist, "Growing with eco-system", BIS Forum, SIGGraph Asia, Nov/2019
  3. Speaker, "Digital and Security Disruption", Corporate Director's Colloquium course, UNSW AGSM, July/2019
  4. Speaker, "How Data is Shaping Our Future", Leading Digital Transformation course, UNSW AGSM, July/2019
  5. Panelist, "Exploring The Opportunities And Challenges Of Combining Emerging Technologies And Blockchain", APAC blockchain conference, July/2019
  6. Panelist, "The Titans of Emerging Tech Collide: Blockchain, Meets AI", Future Blockchain Summit, Dubai, April/2019
  7. Panelist, "Where’s My ROI?", Future Blockchain Summit, Dubai, April/2019
  8. Keynote, "The Australian Approach To Blockchain Adoption", Future Blockchain Summit, Dubai, April/2019
  9. Panelist, Australia-UAE Blockchain RoundTable “Blockchain // ENABLED”, Dubai, April/2019
  10. Panelist, "Risk and Security with blockchain and DLTs", ADC Blockchain Summit, Mar/2019
  11. Panelist, "Technology Frontiers: DLTs, Hash Graphs...", ADC Blockchain Summit, Mar/2019
  12. Panelist, " New & Old Crimes, Cybersecurity", ADC Blockchain Summit, Mar/2019
  13. Invited Talk, "Clinical Trials Data Network - a technology roadmap", ARDC-CSIRO Workshop on Clinical Trials Data Network, Mar/2019.
  14. Invited talk, "Enabling distributed trust in mining industry through smart contracts and industry utilities", Blockchain in Mining Industry, Feb/2019
  15. Panelist, "Industry-Academia Collaboration", ACSW 2019
  16. Invited talk, "Distributed AI and Smart Contract: Implications to global financial stability", at Financial Stability Board (FSB)'s Financial Innovation Network (FIN) meeting, HongKong, Jan/2019.
  17. Keynote, "Distributed Trust: How Data-Driven Applications, AI and Blockchain is Impacting Service Oriented Computing", ICSOC, Nov 2018, Hangzhou, China.
  18. Panelist, "Best in class regulatory initiatives across the globe", Money 20/20, Nov, 2018, Hangzhou China
  19. Invited talk, "Blockchain research in Australia", Australia-China Fintech research collaboration event, Nov 2018, China.
  20. Panelist, "Industry 4.0 and Cybersecurity", Industry 4.0 Leaders Summit, HongKong, Oct 2018
  21. Talk+Panel, "Staying Relevant in the Analytics Age", Data Analytics Seminar 2018 | Actuaries Institute, Oct 2018
  22. Fireside chat, "Data Governance", D61+ Live, Sept 2018
  23. Panelist, "cybersecurity for medical devices", TGA workshop, Sept 2018
  24. Honorary guest and opening speech, "Data61 and industry engagement model", BPM, Sept 2018
  25. Guest of Honour at private luncheon, How Blockchain can help Industry, Australian Embassy, Berlin, Sept 2018
  26. Invited talk/Panelist: "Blockchain and Cybersecurity", OECD Blockchain Policy Forum, Paris, Sept 2018,
  27. Panelist, "The Business of Blockchain", USyd business school Affinity series event, July 2018
  28. Keynote, "How automation and artificial intelligence can digitally transform the procurement profession", CIPS, July 2018
  29. Invited talk & Panelist, "Computational Law and RegTech - Seeding Industries through Platform Technologies", RegTech Update, Governance Institute of Australia, July 2018
  30. Keynote & Panelist, "Blockchain and the possibilities of democratisation", Governance and Risk Management Forum, June 2018
  31. Panelist, "Harnessing the Power of Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Better Governance and Improving Citizens Lives ", OpenGov Asia, Singapore, June 2018
  32. Roundtable Host, "Digital Identity in The Blockchain Era Creating a Self-Sovereign Digital Identity", OpenGov, June 2018
  33. Panelist, Quantum & Nanotech Breakfast series, June 2018.
  34. "Introducing Cyber-Physical Security Industry Frameworks", ASIS breakfast series, May 2018
  35. "Blockchain: what does the future hold for Blockchain in Australia?", CFA Australia, May 2018
  36. Panelist, "Cyber Resilience: change and adapting as leaders", National Public Sector Managers and Leaders Conference, Mar 2018
  37. "Unlocking the Power of Deep Science and the Tech Side of Blockchain", APAC Blockchain, Mar 2018
  38. Panelist, "What Are the Major Technical Challenges Still Facing Blockchain Technologies?", APAC Blockchain, Mar 2018
  39. Keynote, "Automating Cybersecurity and Compliance", The Australian Cyber, Fraud and Risk Summit, Mar 2018
  40. Expert Witness, parliament enquires on "Growing presence of inauthentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 'style' art and craft products and merchandise for sale across Australia" , Mar 2018
  41. Opening speech, Data61-DST Group Cybersecurity summer school, Feb 2018
  42. Keynote, "Data Economy: the Cornerstone of Smart Business", GMIC, Dec 2017
  43. Panelist, "The Innovation Ecosystem and Investment Environment Shaped by Blockchain Technology", GMIC, Dec 2017
  44. Opening speech, "Creating our data driven future - Visualisation Matters", Visualisation Matters Today, Nov 2017
  45. Panelist, "Cyber Security is your business prepared for the next unknown threat?", Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Nov 2017
  46. Panelist, "Cyber breakfast With special guest Greg Touhill", Nov 2017
  47. Invited talk, "Launching our data-driven future", Space 2.0 workshop, Oct, 2017
  48. Keynote, "Intersecting fintech and cybersecurity", National Fintech and Cybersecurity Summit, Sept, 2017
  49. Invited talk "Cybersecurity collaboration at Data61", National Fintech and Cybersecurity Summit, Sept, 2017
  50. Panelist, "Managing Digital Innovation", University of Sydney Business School, July 2017
  51. Invited talk, "What does the future hold for blockchain in Australia?", Blockchain Association of Australia (BAA) launch, July 2017
  52. Invited talk, "Cybersecurity Innovation", Sci+Tech in the City, July 2017
  53. Panelist, "What Will Regtech Be Delivering In The Next 12 Months And What Are The Drivers?", Jun, 2017
  54. Judge, RegTech, Hacktahorn, May 2017
  55. Presentation as head of Australian delegation for ISO/TC 307 meeting on blockchain standards, London, April 2017
  56. Judge, "the First Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition, Shenzhen, China", Mar, 2017
  57. Panelist, "Future of Blockchain" panel, APAC blockchain conference, Feb 2017
  58. Invited talk, "The Data Driven Future", CISCO/Huntsman security event,  Nov 2016
  59. Panelist, "The Cyber landscape for the engineering industry", Oct 2016
  60. Panelist, BlackBerry Security Think Tank, Oct 2016
  61. "Blockchain as an innovation platform", CFA Sydney Society, Aug 2016
  62. Various talks on innovation and Data61, ChinaWeek, April 2016
  63. Panelist, "Blockchain", FinTech Sydney, March 2016
  64. "Blockchain as a platform", APIDay, Feb 2016
  65. "DevOps: An Architect's Perspective", IEEE Software Expert Summit, Oct 2015