Basel, Switzerland
December 12-15
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Wednesday, December 12 • 14:40 - 15:20
Panel Discussion: Hyperledger and the Global South - Moderated by Rose Shuman, BrightFront Group

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Countries around the world struggle with canker of patronage political culture, political party supporters are rewarded with contracts to build roads, schools, hospitals. In the vein of recouping 'expenses', these contractors cut costs. The result is a case of poorly constructed roads, inadequate facilities and the consequent deaths in hospitals, dysfunctional school systems and numerous road accidents. Global South is really pioneering the extended use of enterprise-grade blockchain solutions in governmental processes to promote transparency and accountability. From the integration of Brazilian banks to maximize identification of banknote exchange opportunities to coffee trading in Africa, there is no limit to Blockchain innovation. Metropolis as the World Association of Large Metropolis has 138 member metropolitan regions around 5 continents. Out of them 69 are already using the technology in 255 projects! Let's discuss how Global South utilizes Blockchain, strategic guidelines for the development of DLT applications to solve particular urban issues of citizenship and democracy, land and real estate markets, infrastructure and public services, exchanges of total values, financial and non-financial, governance and finance

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Rose Shuman

BrightFront Group
Making innovation and new technology work at scale in complex environments: multistakeholder; managing risk; sustainable operations, HR.


Alfonso Govela

Co-Founder and COO, Co-Founder
Alfonso Govela, MIT & UIA, is passionately involved in Architecture, Cities and ICT. Holds a degree in Architecture from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (1974), and a Master of Architecture in Advanced Studies and Applied Computer Sciences, from Massachusetts Institute... Read More →
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Einar Saukas

Principal Consultant, Summa Technologies
Einar Saukas works as Principal Consultant at Summa Technologies, mainly as software architect focused on distributed systems for large corporations, including 3 projects awarded at JavaOne Conference with the Duke's Choice Award: BRAZILIAN UNIFIED HEALTH SYSTEM in 2003, SAO PAULO... Read More →

Wednesday December 12, 2018 14:40 - 15:20 CET