The future economy will be barely recognisable to humans. Investment and economic decision-making, far from being under our control, will be so advanced in sophistication that human minds will be relegated to mere passengers in a cambrian explosion of novel, automated methods and financial forces. It will be difficult to even grasp the rules of the game. And behind everything, driving a paradigm shift unmatched in its breathtaking speed, will be legions of autonomous programs; evolving, transacting and traversing across a universe of Blockchains. Why and how will we get there? In this session, Andy Bryant will explore the transformative effects of blockchain on global financial systems and why industries need to be prepared for the explosive changes on the horizon. Takeaways: 1. Why blockchain is to the finance industry what the internet was to media – an explosive, rapid disruptor that will create a world unrecognisable today. 2. How blockchain will decentralise and dehumanise financial services. 3. Connectors and compounders – two dimensions of innovation that will categorise the continued evolution and automation of the future economy.