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Thought provoking
insights from industry
leaders and academics

Marlowe is a suite of products designed to democratize finance by allowing anyone to run financial agreements in a peer-to-peer fashion. It is built for enterprises, developers and end-users alike to bring a fresh take on decentralized finance.

This summer we are hosting a series of free, virtual webinars. Join us to learn more about Marlowe and leave the sessions armed with a better understanding of the DeFi and open finance market.

During our first seminar, you’ll hear from the team behind Marlowe, industry pioneers and leading academics to learn about:

  • The future of finance
  • The importance of security in DeFi products
  • Ensuring interoperability with legacy financial systems and global standards


Here’s what’s coming up

Time (UTC) TopicSpeakerDescription
16:00 - 16:15IntroductionKerry de JongAn overview of the webinar and an introduction to the speakers for the evening.
16:15 - 16:45The New World of FinanceDr Willi Brammertz panel with Shruti Appiah and Prof Simon ThomsonWhat is needed in the new world of finance and what can be learned from ‘traditionalists’ to make these changes.
16:45 - 17:15The Future of Decentralized FinanceShruti AppiahWhat are the motivations and use cases behind DeFi? And how does Marlowe fit into the DeFi movement?
17:15 - 17:45Building a Language for Financial Smart ContractsSimon ThompsonA discussion on Marlowe, our special-purpose language for financial contracts and its built-in safety guarantees.
17:45 -17:50Closing RemarksKerry de JongClosing remarks.
17:50 - 18:30Feedback & NetworkingIO TeamYour chance to give us your feedback and network with other attendees.


Meet the people behind Marlowe

Dr Willi Brammertz

Dr. Brammertz is chairman of the ACTUS User Association and managing director of Ariadne (www.ariadne.swiss) owner of AnalytX™ a system specialized on financial and risk analytics built to the ACTUS standard.

Shruti Appiah

Shruti Appiah is a product manager, research engineer, and a founding member of the Consensys Labs venture studio. She built some of the earliest multi-agent simulations of crypto-economic systems. Shruti is recognized in Canada’s top 30 under 30.

Prof Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson is a researcher, author and teacher, and an emeritus professor of the University of Kent, where he specialized in logic and computation. He is the author of books on type theory, and the Haskell and Erlang languages.