Industry and Media Articles

Allen, C., Staples, M. (2023) Looking down the rabbit hole of new crypto-tax issues. In Tax Notes International, August 28, 2023, pp. 1113-1119.

Lu, . Q., Weber, I., Staples, M. (2018) Why model-driven engineering fits the needs for blockchain application development. In IEEE Blockchain Newsletter, September 2018.

Staples, M. (2016) Blockchain. In Essential Director Update: 16, Australian Institute of Company Directors, September 2016.

Staples, M. (2016) Blockchain is useful for a lot more than just Bitcoin, The Conversation, 10 May. (Also syndicated through IT News, Startup Smart, Smart Company, and others. Republished through World Economic Forum as What can blockchain be used for, apart from bitcoin?)

Staples, M. (2008) Four lessons about company standards and procedures from build management, CM Journal, CM Crossroads, Vol. 6, No. 2, February.

TV, Podcasts, and Recorded Webinars

Episode 54 – Mark Staples, Blockchain Professionals Podcast (March 2022).

Smart contracts explained, workshop at OECD Global Blockchain Forum 2020 (17 November 2020).

A blockchain for Australian business, Alan Kohler, The Constant Investor – Crypto Watch, (12 September 2018).

Puerto Rico crypto paradise, and how AI may affect human rights, Tom Tilley, ABC Hack (24 July 2018).

Data61 at Consensus 2018, James Stewart, Coinstart (16 May 2018).

Blockchain: the technology that could dramatically change the internet, Margot O’Neill, ABC Lateline (28 September 2017) .

Paperless office mystery unfolds, The Scoop with Mark Jones (podcast), MIS Australia (2 December 2008).

Industry, Government, and Media Presentations

I have spoken on the following topics at industry or public government conferences, workshops, and seminars.

Do CBDCs and Stablecoins meet real-world needs?, panel at Blockchain Australia’s Blockchain Week, Sydney (13 June 2024).

Implications for Digital Finance, panel at China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre, UNSW and National Foundation for Australia-China Relations (NFACR) Conference, on Australia-China Business in the Digital Age: Navigating the Rapids, Sydney (11 April 2024).

Challenges of blockchain technology adoption, keynote at WAWEB3 2024 Conference, Perth (21 March 2024).

New Forms of Money for WEB3 Adoption, panel at WAWEB3 2024 Conference, Perth (21 March 2024).

The Future of Digital Currencies, panel at Ripple Australia Policy Summit, Sydney (20 March 2024).

Digital transformation in global capital markets, panel at KangaNews Debt Capital Market Summit , Sydney (18 March 2024).

Co-designing the Future of Digital Finance, panel at Wiki Finance Expo, Sydney (16 Nov 2023).

Blockchain & AI: the future of governance and the last line of defence of data integrity, roundtable host at Digital Asset Conference, Sydney (25 Jul 2023).

IT-041 Launch of ISO/TS 23635 Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies — Guidelines for Governance, panel at Standards Australia online (15 July 2022).

How standards and accreditation are supporting emerging technologies, Standards Australia panel at NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) 75th anniversary event, Sydney (8 June 2022).

Standards Panel, at Australian Blockchain Week, online and Sydney (24 March 2022).

Disruptive technologies to support the changing research management landscape, panel at Australasian Research Management Society Virtual Conference, virtual (4 November 2021).

The beginning and end of truth, panel in Menzies Cyber Law Series #2, ANU College of Law, virtual (28 July 2021).

The Evolution of AI and Data, panel at ASFA Conference, Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, Sydney (10-12 February 2021).

Blockchain/DLT Applications, panel moderator at APEC Workshop on Application of Blockchain/DLT Standards, virtual (10 February 2021).

Tech affecting Law, panel for BotL, Monash University, and Lander & Rogers workshop, virtual (15 January 2021).

Get smart and legal (contracts), panel for HSF Digicon 2.0, virtual (26 November 2020).

Smart Money for simpler human services payments, talk at ITAC 2020 (national conference of the Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council), Brisbane (3 March 2020).

Trends 2020 and Beyond, panel at Blockchain Professionals, Sydney (19 February 2020).

Technology Innovation Opportunities in Building and Construction, presentation at Building Minister’s Forum, Canberra (13 December 2019).

The ABCDs of the future of finance: artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing and data, panel at King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney (10 December 2019).

Opportunity or Threat? How the Consumer Data Right Impacts Australian Society, panel at IDENTIFY, Sydney (29 Oct 2019) and Melbourne (31 October 2019).

Fireside chat on blockchain, panel at D61+LIVE, Sydney (3 October 2019).

Practical applications of Blockchain & AI, panel at Rawson Lewis Disruptive Technology Lunch series, Sydney (29 August 2019).

Regtech – Experience and Potential, panel at ASIC Monitoring Financial Promotions Symposium, Sydney (2 August 2019).

Data – The New Electricity or The Next Regulatory Nightmare?, presentation and panel chair at World Legal Summit 2019, University of Queensland, Brisbane (1 August 2019).

How to choose a Blockchain platform for your business, presentation and panel chair at APAC Blockchain 2019, Sydney (23 July 2019).

Patenting of Software/ Manner of Manufacture Overview, panel at IPTA Annual Conference, Gold Coast (11 April 2019).

Blockchain in Health – My Records and My Identity, panel at ADC Global Blockchain Summit, Adelaide (20 March 2019).

Blockchain Governance, panel at ADC Global Blockchain Summit, Adelaide (19 March 2019).

New & Old Crimes, Cyber Security, panel at ADC Global Blockchain Summit, Adelaide (18 March 2019).

Engineering Research for Blockchain-Based Systems, presentation at IEEE Standards Association – Blockchain Workshop, Melbourne (28 February 2019).

Making Money Smart, presentation at Commonwealth Bank Social Impact Meetup, Adelaide (27 February 2019).

Big Issues for Directors and Boards, panel at Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) annual Leaders’ Edge Lunch, Melbourne (22 February 2019).

Future of Blockchain in Australia, presentation at Public Sector Digital Transformation & Optimisation, Canberra (19 February 2019).

Enabling Trust with Blockchain, presentation at RMIT/Accenture/CSIRO Hackathon, Melbourne (12 October 2018).

Australia’s place in a decentralised world, panel moderator at D61+LIVE, Brisbane (19 September 2018).

Smart contracts and blockchain, panel at Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (FLIP) 2018, The Law Society of NSW, Sydney (14 September 2018).

Blockchain and DLT Governance, panel at Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney (10 September 2018).

Introduction to Blockchain, presentation and panel at NSW Treasury Young Professionals Network, Sydney (31 August 2018).

Blockchain partnerships and uses cases, panel at Blockchain APAC, Melbourne (29 August 2018).

The Future of Blockchain for Australian Business, panel at the Blockchain for Business Summit, University of Technology Sydney (21 August 2018).

Understanding the future: An introduction to blockchain, smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, and ICOs, at NSW Australian Investor’s Association meeting, Sydney (9 August 2018).

Blockchain as a foundation for modern government, at The Mandarin event The Honest Bureaucrat, Melbourne (31 July 2018), Sydney (1 August 2018), Canberra (2 August 2018).

Blockchain in Government, at Innovation NSW’s Future Economy Breakfast Series, Sydney (27 July 2018).

Unpack the blockchain hyperbole, presentation at GS1 offices, Melbourne (29 June 2018) and Data61, Sydney (3 July 2018).

Research towards blockchain for single window and trade, presentation at AusTrade Australia Lounge at Consensus 2018, New York (16 May 2018).

Blockchain: Is it harvest time?, panel at the Australian Payment Summit, Sydney (13 December 2017).

How is the public sector embracing blockchain, robotics and machine-learning for better service delivery?, panel at Open Opportunity Canberra Forum 2017, Canberra (30 November 2017).

Research perspectives on the potential of blockchain, presentation at Blockchain Summit, Sydney (28-29 November 2017).

Blockchains and Security Engineering for Healthcare Systems, presentation at Blockchain in Healthcare Summit 2017, Melbourne (24-25 October 2017)

Research on Blockchain and DLT for the Enterprise, presentation at CIO/FSI Leaders Summit, Sydney (4 October 2017).

GS1 Standards and Blockchain, presentation at GS1 Supply Chain Week Conference, Sydney (7 September 2017).

Blockchain and Security for Healthcare Systems, presentation at Australian Blockchain and Healthcare Meetup, Sydney (29 August 2017).

Digital Trade: Blockchain?, presentation and panel at WTO Aid for Trade Review 2017, Geneva (11-13 July 2017).

The race is on to create new industries, panel at D61+LIVE, Melbourne (28 June 2018).

Formal Specification and Verification of Smart Contracts, presentation at Consensus 2017, New York (22-24 May 2017).

Blockchain and its applications, seminar at launch of the RiskLab Australia, Melbourne (22 March 2017).

How blockchain research can help us understand the risks and opportunities for blockchain technology for a smarter society, invited talk at APAC Blockchain Conference 2017, Sydney (7-9 March 2017).

The future of audit… disrupted or unchained!? (The impact of Blockchain), panel session at CSIRO Black Mountain, in conjunction with ISACA, panelists Inspector General of the United States of America’s House of Representatives, KWM, EY, Data61 (9 September 2016)

Beyond Blockchain, panel session at Henry Davis York, also with panelists from CBA and ASIC (7 June 2016).

Software and its Development, course unit for Federal Government Department internal training day (24 June 2011).

Cloud Computing: Basics and Key Issues, course unit for Federal Government Department internal training day (24 June 2011).

Implementing CMMI Specific Practices Incrementally – Where Do You Start?, Improving Systems and Software Engineering Conference (ISSEC), Canberra (10-12 August 2009).

Capability-based Software Engineering Performance, SEPG Australia Conference 2007, Gold Coast (29-30 August 2007).

Why Organizations (Don’t) Choose CMMI, SEPG Australia Conference 2006, Melbourne (26-27 September 2006).

Why Organizations (Don’t) Use CMMI, NICTA Software Engineering Breakfast Series, Sydney (24 November 2005), Brisbane (28 November 2005), Canberra (29 November 2005)

Software Engineering Problems and Solutions, Warren Centre Workshop “Profit from Publicly Funded R&D”, Sydney (16 May 2005)

What is a CMMI Rating?, Government Technology World, Canberra (27 April 2005)

Component Reuse in IBM Rational ClearCase/UCM for Developing Product Families, 2003 IBM Rational User’s Conference, Orlando, FL, U.S.A. (24-28 August 2003)