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December 12-15
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Tuesday, December 11
 

18:30

Diversity in Blockchain Happy Hour - Sponsored by Accenture
Please join Accenture blockchain leaders and several prominent leaders from the Hyperledger community for a celebration of diversity in blockchain.

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Tuesday December 11, 2018 18:30 - 20:30
Volkshaus Basel
 
Wednesday, December 12
 

06:15

Fun Run
Wednesday December 12, 2018 06:15 - 07:15
Swissotel Lobby

07:30

07:30

09:00

Keynote: Welcome and Global State of the Ledger Address - Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
Speakers
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger
Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 09:00 - 09:20
San Fransisco

09:20

Keynote: A Healthcare Blockchain Journey - Aaron Symanski, Chief Technology Officer, Change Healthcare
Blockchain continues to be an innovative force in healthcare and as it gains momentum, the industry is learning more about the benefits possible with this technology, including improved workflows, reduced costs, and improved patient care. In this session, Change Healthcare will discuss why they believe that blockchain has the potential to enable value-based care and how they support the advancement of a healthcare blockchain ecosystem to evolve the uses for blockchain in revenue cycle management, clinical data exchange and patient engagement.  Examples include a claims management transparency solution scenario powered by blockchain that allow organizations to accurately track, in real time, the status of claims submission and remittance across the complete claim lifecycle. Change Healthcare will also share specific use cases, lessons learned, barriers faced in the adoption journey, the benefits they are now seeing and where they see the technology taking us in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Symanski

Aaron Symanski

Chief Technology Officer, Change Healthcare
Aaron is CTO of Change Healthcare, where he leads the company’s innovation, and is responsible for IT and application architecture, and new technologies. Aaron has extensive experience in healthcare and finance, startups, and global enterprises. As a founder of a healthcare analytics... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 09:20 - 09:40
San Fransisco

09:40

Keynote: Blockchain Consensus Framework - Alexis Gauba, Co-Founder, Mechanism Labs and She(256); R&D, Blockchain at Berkeley; R&D, ThunderCore
Blockchain technology has been gaining popularity in the public, in industry, and in academia. However, these systems are currently limited in their ability to support robust, large-scale applications due to scalability and security challenges. A fundamental step to resolving some of these challenges lies in the consensus layer. As such, both industry and academia are heavily investing in consensus research and development, seeking alternatives to Bitcoin’s Nakamoto consensus. Many of these protocols favor Proof of Stake (PoS) as a Sybil control mechanism to today’s Proof of Work (PoW). This talk presents a systematization of knowledge within these major blockchain protocols, understanding the common challenges and solutions, and providing a formal structure within which to compare them. We break down these protocols by network, adversarial, and economic model, deeply understanding the common challenges of choosing proposers and committees, propagation, and finality.

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Gauba

Alexis Gauba

Co-Founder, Mechanism Labs and She(256); R&D, Blockchain at Berkeley; R&D, ThunderCore
Alexis Gauba is studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. She is a Co-Founder and Researcher at Mechanism Labs, which looks to democratize the flow of knowledge within the blockchain space with a current focus on scalability and alternative consensus, Co-Founder... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 09:40 - 10:00
San Fransisco

10:00

Keynote: DLT Path to Production at Scale - David Treat, Managing Director, Accenture
DLT has proven it can scale and is ready for the next phase of the journey to production. The conversation has now progressed to “how can we lead our industry in the rapid adoption of this transformative technology?” In this session, Dave will illustrate this progression through the emergence of business ecosystems that are defining “coopetition”, enterprises that are pushing the boundaries of the technology and proving it can more than meet the demands, and technical advancements like interoperability and business models like multi-stakeholder governance.

Speakers
avatar for David Treat

David Treat

Managing Director, Accenture
Dave Treat is a managing director, co-lead of Accenture’s Blockchain business globally and global head of Accenture’s Financial Services Blockchain practice.He has 20 years of experience in Financial Services split between consulting and industry roles spanning Capital Markets... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 10:00 - 10:10
San Fransisco

10:10

Keynote: Fireside Chat: Hyperledger, Social Impact, and Society-Scale Solutions - Rose Shuman, Founding Partner, BrightFront Group; Matthew Davie, Managing Director, Kiva & Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
Speakers
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger
Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Davie

Matthew Davie

Managing Director, Kiva
Matthew Davie, Managing Director at Kiva, is the lead staff member on technologies for financial inclusion. He is a charter member of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperldeger Social Impact Working Group and is on the ID2020 Ecosystem Advisory Steering Committee. Additionally, Matthew... Read More →
avatar for Rose Shuman

Rose Shuman

BrightFront Group
Making innovation work at scale in complex environments: multistakeholder; managing risk; sustainable operations.


Wednesday December 12, 2018 10:10 - 10:30
San Fransisco

10:30

Coffee Break
Wednesday December 12, 2018 10:30 - 11:00
Foyer 2nd Floor

10:30

Sponsor Showcase
Wednesday December 12, 2018 10:30 - 18:30
Foyer 2nd Floor

11:00

Hyperledger Supporting Blockcerts Compliant Digital Diplomas across Colombian Universities - Carlos Castro-Iragorri, Universidad del Rosario
We have implemented a PoC for managing academic certificates on a permissioned blockchain. We are currently working within the scenario posed by Universidad del Rosario in Bogota, Colombia. We are adapting and extending the Blockcerts standard and using Hyperledger Fabric, Composer and Angular for our end-user implementation; our solution is independent from any existing cryptocurrency. Also, it is built as a network of ledgers sharing a common data structure, smart contracts and a limited set of assets. Moreover, our ledger acknowledges the aggregative structure of academic certificates; thus, making it possible to manage atomic units while facilitating the definition of relations across these units. Distributed ledgers have proven to be a viable technical solution for managing financial assets; we are using this technology to manage a different asset, academic certificates.

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Castro-Iragorri

Carlos Castro-Iragorri

Associate Professor, Universidad del Rosario
Carlos Castro, Associate professor at Universidad del Rosario. BA and MA in economics from Universidad de los Andes. In addition he has a PhD in Economics and a M.Sc. in Statistics from Université Libre de Bruxelles. Before joining Universidad del Rosario he had research contracts... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 11:00 - 11:10
Rio

11:00

Panel Discussion: Hyperledger in Supply Chains - Moderated by Allison Clift-Jennings, Filament
Can we bring value to enterprises by integrating supply chain business processes and product lifecycle data? Is there an actual upgrade of existing trade finance and other solutions when using distributed ledger technologies? Let’s study the development of use cases and examples of deployments used in the early field studies. How can we enable small to large scale blockchain based integration of enterprise systems, processes and data across various industries. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of first mile traceability needs and how the Hyperledger community can be at the forefront of development.

Moderators
avatar for Allison Clift-Jennings

Allison Clift-Jennings

CEO, Filament
Allison is the CEO and co-founder of Filament. Her vision for bringing economic capability to connected physical machines used in business and industrial environments is the cornerstone of Filament’s trusted application and hardware technology. Allison’s technical leadership and... Read More →

Speakers
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Kari Korpela

Academic Researcher, Lappeenranta University of Technology
Kari's research at Lappeenranta University of Technology focuses on new value creation based on standardized business process and IoT data integration. His research centers on how ecosystem integration can be accelerated by sharing relevant open standardized information and blockchain... Read More →
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Petr Novotny

Research Staff Member, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Petr Novotny is a Research Scientist at IBM Research with more than 15 years of experience in engineering and research of software systems. He received the M.Sc. degree from University College London and the Ph.D. degree from Imperial College London, where he was also a post-doctoral... Read More →
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Liu Yuanzhang

Solution Architect, Huawei Blockchain Service
Liu Yuanzhang is Solution Architect of Huawei Blockchain Service. 12 years of software R&D experience in Huawei. He has led the architecture design of distributed network protocol stacks in Huawei and data communication products network virtualization, and participated in Huawei's... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 11:00 - 11:40
Singapore

11:00

Panel Discussion: Where Are We Now with Identity? - Moderated by Heather Dahl, The Sovrin Foundation
2018 was the year of Identity. Governments started developing blockchain-based national ID systems, banks started looking at KYC, healthcare industry dived into Electronic Healthcare records. It is now time to take a step back and ask: Where are we with Identity? This panel will look at the work of building the network, how it's governed, and the role of open source ledger code in its success. We will look at common use cases and impact digital identity can have on the developing world, from refugees and disaster victims to programs that have a global impact. We will discuss how self-sovereign identity can improve the KYC process, allowing any user to reuse his previously verified credential for multiple authentications. But lets also see where can we find interesting applications of identity - like e-commerce.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Dahl

Heather Dahl

The Sovrin Foundation, Executive Director
Dahl is widely-respected as a thought leader in technology and media having established best-in-class practices while working with leading tech firms and overseen the digital transformation in media organizations including as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Press... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Haudenschild

Daniel Haudenschild

CEO, Swisscom Blockchain AG
Daniel Haudenschild is the CEO of Swisscom Blockchain. Previously, he was the Financial Services Advisory Partner of Ernst & Young and the Global Director of SAP Financial Services/Banking at HCL-Axon. With over 20 years of Big-4 advisory in financial services, Daniel brings an outcome... Read More →
avatar for James Worthington

James Worthington

CTO, Omnitude
James Worthington is the CTO of Omnitude, a middleware blockchain layer and toolkit for businesses to integrate the benefits of blockchain technology into the commercial fabric of their organizations easily and cost efficiently. James' career has focused on the creation, capture... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 11:00 - 11:40
Boston

11:00

Blockchains in the Cloud - Nodes, Clusters, and Distributed Systems - Casey Kuhlman, Monax
Traditional cloud systems are built to be distributed and (typically) fault tolerant. There is a huge uptake in systems that are distributed and fault tolerant. Blockchains, on the other hand, are decentralized and byzantine fault tolerant. This means that they have different operational considerations than typical distributed systems. At Monax, we've been running, maintaining, operating, upgrading, and monitoring blockchain networks in cloud based systems for over four years. This talk with focus on our lessons learned. It will be focused predominantly on the intersection between Kubernetes and blockchain technology and provide an overview of the key operational considerations that cluster administrators should keep in mind: runtime boot, network boot, runtime upgrades, monitoring and alert management, and log management.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Kuhlman

Casey Kuhlman

CEO, Monax
Casey Kuhlman is the CEO of Monax a blockchain-based contract management system for small businesses. Prior to co-founding Monax, Casey was the head of legal information systems at the US Open Data Institute. A lawyer and international development practitioner for nearly a decade... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 11:00 - 11:40
Sydney

11:00

To Authenticate or Validate, That is The Question - Avesta Hojjati, DigiCert Inc
Auditability, transparency, and security are essential values for a successful blockchain platform. Typically, the key considerations for enterprises when choosing a platform are the platform’s flexibility and scalability. While these factors are important, properly authenticating and validating the participating parties—whether they be part of the consensus protocol, maintaining a ledger, or just acting as a participant—is critical to the trustworthiness of any distributed ledger. In this presentation, Avesta Hojjati will review recent progress in authentication and validation for the permissioned and permissionless blockchain platforms from the perspective of a leading Certificate Authority. He will discuss the current challenges, use cases, and future work evolving around authenticating and validating entities on these platforms.

Speakers
avatar for Avesta Hojjati

Avesta Hojjati

Head of R&D, Digicert
Avesta Hojjati has more than 15 years of experience in information technology with an emphasis on cyber security. Avesta established his first cyber-security startup at the age of 15 where he was offering penetration testing as a service. Currently, as the head of R&D at DigiCert... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 11:00 - 11:40
Shanghai

11:40

Blockchain at American Express: Revolutionizing Loyalty - Michael Concannon, American Express
Blockchain has helped solve business challenges and address the emerging needs of Card Members and merchants participating in the American Express Membership Rewards loyalty program. Learn why American Express chose a Hyperledger Fabric solution and how it is driving advantages such as faster offer construction, enhanced security, and an improved customer experience.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Concannon

Michael Concannon

Vice President of Technology, American Express
Michael Concannon is vice president of technology at American Express, where he oversees blockchain and robotics process automation. A technologist at heart, Michael has a history in digital media, e-commerce, and emerging tech. Before American Express, he served as CTO with the video-sharing... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 11:40 - 11:50
Rio

11:50

Business-Driven Blockchain Architecture for Private Capital Markets - Kiran Garimella & Oscar Jofre, KoreConX
Financial instruments in the global private capital markets have specialized regulatory and company law requirements. These requirements increase in complexity due to the number of jurisdictions in which private companies can issue tokens and conduct business as well as the exemptions under which they issue tokenized securities. Another critical requirement is that all relevant corporate actions and events must be handled rather than just the one-time event of issuance or the secondary trading that is relatively infrequent.

These business needs help to determine the technical architectural decisions, including decentralization, security, access rights, consensus, validations, finality (both technical and legal), on-chain/off-chain considerations, and lifecycle management of smart contracts.

Kiran and Oscar describe the conditions for creating a safe, secure, and fully compliant platform.

Speakers
avatar for Kiran Garimella

Kiran Garimella

Chief Scientist & CTO, KoreConX
Kiran is a Chief Scientist & Chief Technology Officer at KoreConX, leading the strategy & development of Blockchain and Machine Learning solutions for the global private capital markets. Kiran is the author of "The Power of Process: Unleashing the Source of Competitive Advantage... Read More →
avatar for Oscar Jofre

Oscar Jofre

CEO, KoreConX
Oscar Jofre, CEO of KoreConX, is currently one of the Top 10 Global Thought Leaders in Equity Crowdfunding, a Top 5 Fintech Influencer, Top 10 Blockchain and a Top 50 InsureTech. He has published an eBook that has been downloaded in over 20 countries, and been distributed by partners... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 11:50 - 12:30
Singapore

11:50

Financial Inclusion: How DLT Provides Hope For 1.7 Billion Unbanked People - Matthew Davie, Kiva
There are 1.7 billion unbanked adults around the globe -- they lack even a basic savings account. However, they are served by a network of microfinance institutions (MFIs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who provide them with basic financial services on the ground. To date, the data generated by these entities has not been leveraged to drive financial inclusion. Kiva is building and implementing an identity and credit history platform in Sierra Leone that federates this data and makes it usable by the broader financial services sector. Matthew will discuss Kiva's 13-year history of operating in the unbanked world, the path to bringing decentralized digital identity and credit history to areas with no internet connectivity, and the ecosystem that must develop to bring broad financial inclusion globally by 2030.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Davie

Matthew Davie

Managing Director, Kiva
Matthew Davie, Managing Director at Kiva, is the lead staff member on technologies for financial inclusion. He is a charter member of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperldeger Social Impact Working Group and is on the ID2020 Ecosystem Advisory Steering Committee. Additionally, Matthew... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 11:50 - 12:30
Boston

11:50

Approaches to Consortia Governance and Access Control in Hyperledger Fabric Applications - Mark Rakhmilevich, Oracle
“Blockchain is not an island,” is a familiar refrain these days. Practical implications of bringing trading partners into a blockchain-based consortium where they share data and jointly manage the lifecycle of smart contract applications are daunting for many businesses. Who approves new members joining the network? How is chaincode deployment or upgrade are agreed by the members? The need to simplify these processes and automate them leveraging blockchain technology itself is quickly becoming apparent. Is it possible to implement governance policies with sufficient flexibility, while also automating the fundamentals through voting and other means? We’ll discuss practical customer use cases based on Hyperledger Fabric applications and how these issues were addressed. We’ll also cover how business confidentiality needs are met and access control integrations for fine-grained authorizations.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Rakhmilevich

Mark Rakhmilevich

Senior Director, Blockchain Product Management, Oracle
Mark Rakhmilevich has worked with enterprises on distributed systems and transaction processing in banks, payments, telcos, insurance, and government for over 20 years. He is Senior Director of Blockchain Product Management and works on the Blockchain Cloud Service with Oracle PaaS... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 11:50 - 12:30
Sydney

11:50

From Public to Private Blockchain Networks: Free Your Developers from Dealing with the Intricacies of Blockchain Networks with a Network Agnostic Broker - Swetha Repakula & Nima Kaviani, IBM
Deploying and developing smart contracts is a complicated task. A developer not only needs to understand and implement the logic of a contract but also know how to set up and integrate their nodes to a network. With configuration and management differing by network, the learning curve for a polyglot blockchain developers is quite steep.

PaaS aim to hide the complexities of the IaaS and allow cloud application developers to focus solely on their application logic. We believe the same analogy can and should be applied to blockchain application developers.

In this talk, we will demonstrate how the Blockhead broker facilitates the process of developing DApps independent of the blockchain network used. In particular, we will demo the deployment of smart contracts across both a public blockchain network (i.e. the Ethereum network) and a private blockchain network (i.e. Hyperledger Fabric).

Speakers
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Nima Kaviani

senior software engineer, IBM
Nima Kaviani is a senior cloud engineer with IBM and a core contributor to Cloud Foundry's Eirini. Prior to that Nima was the core contributor to Cloud Foundry's Diego for over two years. Nima holds a PhD in computer science and tweets and blogs about Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, distributed... Read More →
avatar for Swetha Repakula

Swetha Repakula

Open Source Contributor, IBM
Swetha Repakula is a software engineer working in IBM’s Open Technologies division. Since late 2017, she has been working on Hyperledger Fabric, an open source blockchain platform on its EVM integration. Previously she was a full-time open source contributor for Cloud Foundry. Swetha... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 11:50 - 12:30
Shanghai

12:00

MyCuID: Blockchains, Credentials and Credit Unions - Julie Esser, CULedger
Lightning talk featuring Julie Esser from CU Ledger (consortium of credit unions leveraging blockchain for distributed applications) on how they are using verifiable credentials (including Sovrin) to improve customer experience, increase security and give their customers new capabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Esser

Julie Esser

Chief Engagement Officer, CULedger


Wednesday December 12, 2018 12:00 - 12:10
Rio

12:20

Reconciliation & Settlement of Government Funds using Blockchain - Waqas Mirza & Ali Safri, Avanza Innovations
Reconciliation & settlement of financial transactions has been a generational challenge in a multi-entity landscape. Dubai’s department of finance was taking 45 days to reconcile & settle their books with 40+ other government entities & 15+ banks within UAE. Avanza implemented Dubai’s 1st production grade blockchain implementation addressing above issue using Hyperledger Fabric 1.1. Currently, blockchain has already posted 2+ million business transactions since go-live in Q1-2018. Waqas Mirza, CEO Avanza Innovations along with Ali Safri, CTO Avanza Innovations will showcase audience real-time demo of how the application solves one of the biggest financial problems of the world by simulating ecosystem of Dubai in the event. The audience will take away how the application was designed, developed and runs today in the actual world with underline challenges faced and solved by blockchain.

Speakers
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Waqas Mirza

CEO, Avanza Innovations
Waqas Mirza is the CEO of Avanza Innovations. Part of Avanza Group of Companies which has almost two decades of experience in delivering solutions to over 300 customers across 45+ countries. As the CEO of Avanza Innovations, Waqas has been passionately building the company as a... Read More →
avatar for Ali Safri

Ali Safri

CTO, Avanza Innovations
An expert technologist with 18+ years of industry experience, in enabling banks, governments and private organizations to realize value using innovative technology solutions. Ali heads the technology wing of Avanza and is CTO of Avanza Innovations. Along with his team, Ali is passionate... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 12:20 - 12:30
Rio

12:30

Lunch
Wednesday December 12, 2018 12:30 - 13:50
Foyer 2nd Floor

13:00

Giving Money Identity and Purpose - Raj Cherla, Spoole Systems Pvt Ltd
The potential of Blockchain and Crypto-currency technologies and the fervent activity in the space has made it imperative for Governments to evolve regulatory frameworks and policies to manage and leverage the technology. Some are considering National Cryptocurrencies, others giving legitimacy to decentralized ones like Bitcoin while most are waiting and watching.
An alternate to Decentralised Cryptocurrencies and distinct National Cryptocurrencies, is the 'Crypto-Fiat'. A portion of the fiat money in circulation can be overlaid with cryptocurrency characteristics, creating a crypto equivalent of the Dollar, Pound, Euro, Swiss Franc, Rupee etc.

Introduction of  Crypto into core banking areas can help deliver innovative customer features and offerings. When applied to Loans and Government finances these can help bring about Transparency and Accountability in Public Spending. 
Spoole Systems' Hyperledger based TRAX platform, built around this concept is a non-disruptive way of ushering Crypto into the economy and mainstream banking. Enterprises too can leverage the concept and platform to streamline, track and control movement of cash or other digital assets between participating intra / inter-company entities.

TRAX'  multi-tiered, multi-ledger architecture and bridge components isolate critcal tasks like Asset creation and management, from retail Asset transfer transactions.

Horizontal scalability (across organization boundaries, regions ...) and  Vertical scalability (across Custodians / Auditors / Regulators and Retail entities ...) are inherent to such an implementation.

Transaction Trees, Graphs and Dashboards, Messaging and Workflows provide intuitive asset flow and control snapshots.

Speakers
avatar for Raj Cherla

Raj Cherla

Founding Director, Spoole Systems Pvt Ltd
Raj Cherla is a veteran of the Technology and Telecom industry, having worked in senior Management and Leadership positions at Tatas, Siemens and Nokia Networks. Raj is the founder and CEO of Spoole Systems Pvt Ltd, a Bangalore based start-up in the Fintech space leveraging Blockchain... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 13:00 - 13:10
Rio

13:00

Speed Networking and Mentoring
How to Register: Open to all Hyperledger Global Forum attendees. Pre-registration for this session is required. Be sure to sign up soon as spots are limited! Based on your interest, please complete the MENTOR or MENTEE form.

We are so pleased to offer a Speed Networking & Mentoring Session at Hyperledger Global Forum.

The event, taking place on Wednesday, December 12, is designed to attract and nurture open source contributors. Open to all, this community event will pair seasoned veterans with anyone hoping to expand their network and gain some valuable insider’s perspective on tech or community.

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Mentees
Are you looking to grow your technical skills, join one of the Hyperledger projects or tackle a career change? Whether you’re new, or not so new, to open source and Hyperledger, we invite you to register to attend the mentoring session.

You’ll have the chance to meet with representatives from various Hyperledger projects.
Complete the Mentee application form.

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Mentors
We are looking for mentors from various Hyperledger projects to join us for the session.

Join this event to give advice to people new, and not so new, to open source and Hyperledger. All that’s required is a short prep call, attending the session and meeting new members in the community.
Complete the Mentor application form.

Wednesday December 12, 2018 13:00 - 13:50
San Fransisco

13:40

The Industry Convergence of Automotive and Blockchain - Jason Bennick & Jim Mason, Dealer Market Exchange PR LLC
Automotive and transportation sits at the very core of society. Legacy technology permeates industry business frameworks, along with a human proclivity to simplicity and a reluctance to change. With cybersecurity threats, consumer mobility and a need for speed and transparency, blockchain technology is the industry bridge to the 21st century. In this presentation, Jason Bennick and Wes Reid present a sobering look at where the automotive industry has come and where it is today, and how strategically focused blockchain initiatives across multiple use cases can address and solve an aging automotive business industry. Integration of the Hyperledger Fabric framework will be examined and discussed, and how its influence within initiatives can materially help address an industry challenge of disparate technology solutions currently in use across domestic and global automotive trade.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Bennick

Jason Bennick

CEO, Co-Founder, Dealer Market Exchange (DMX™)
Jason is the Co-Founder and CEO of Dealer Market Exchange, as well as co-founder of Market Assurance, Driive, Blocktrade International Securities, and Provenance Global Financial Services. As a Blockchain and FinTech visionary, Jason leverages decades of experience across numerous... Read More →
avatar for Jim Mason

Jim Mason

DMX Foundry Director, Dealer Market Exchange
Jim is the DMX Foundry Director. DMX Foundry was created as a blockchain innovation lab for the automotive industry. Jim has led digital transformation as Product Owner, Architect and IT Director at DMX, IBM, Fidelity, PTP and other companies.



Wednesday December 12, 2018 13:40 - 13:50
Rio

13:50

Cryptoeconomics of Enterprise Blockchains - John-Paul Thorbjornsen, CanYa & Rory Houston, Skyy Network
Enterprise blockchains are fundamentally redundant, shared-access blockchains with high fault tolerance. Deploying an enterprise blockchain is far more expensive to implement and maintain, but the cost-savings are realised beyond the infrastructure layer. Enterprise users realise efficiency, compliance and governance cost savings when multiple enterprise users (or departments) can share fault-tolerant read/write access to a database that is a verifiable single-source of truth. Additionally, by using programmable money on a triple-entry ledger, multiple enterprise users can turn data access into its own economy that trustlessly distributes value where it is demanded.
In this talk, JP and Rory deep dive into real-world use cases that employs these principles to disrupt how enterprises share and monetise data using blockchains.

Speakers
avatar for Rory Houston

Rory Houston

Founder, Skyy Network
Skyy Network is an autonomous, safe and redundant global aviation network built on Hyperledger, with the ambitious goal of redefining and replacing the worlds aviation infrastructure. Starting with safety critical aviation information and autonomous drone networks.
avatar for John-Paul Thorbjornsen

John-Paul Thorbjornsen

CoFounder, Skyy Network
John-Paul Thorbjornsen is a passionate leader in aviation, blockchain and open-source technologies. He is the co-founder of CanYa, a blockchain based open-source marketplace for services, the director of Bountysource, the largest open-source bounty hunting platform in the world, sits... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 13:50 - 14:30
Singapore

13:50

Verifiable Organizations Network: A Production Government Deployment of Hyperledger Indy - John Jordan, Province of British Columbia & Stephen Curran , CloudCompass Computing, Inc.
Learn about the Province of British Columbia's experience deploying the first Hyperledger Indy based production ecosystem.

The Verifiable Organizations Network (VON) enables governments and organizations to exchange data in trustworthy ways based on open standards and technology.

VON's founding members are governments who are, by law, trusted issuers of data about organizations. The Province of British Columbia, Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada have come together to create the initial services needed to establish VON.

VON's founders have delivered new Indy-based open source components which form VON's backbone. TheOrgBook is a publicly accessible repository of verifiable claims about organizations. VON-X enables services to verify and issue credentials.

We present the Why, What and How including our strategy for bootstrapping VON using a two-sided market strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Curran

Stephen Curran

Principal, Cloud Compass Computing Inc.
Stephen Curran of Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. is a Software Development and DevOps veteran who dove full on into the identity on blockchain world in 2017. Working with the British Columbia Government, Stephen has helped define, build and launch the Verifiable Organizations Network... Read More →
avatar for John Jordan

John Jordan

Executive Director, Emerging Digital Initiatives, Ministry of Citizens’ Services, Province of BC
John Jordan is an experienced product executive and technology strategist who has over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. His mantra is “Always be Shipping”. John has shipped product in the domains of telecommunications, content management, identity... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 13:50 - 14:30
Boston

13:50

Instrumentation, Resource Allocation and Monitoring for Smart Contracts on the Blockchain - Venkata Siva Vijayendra Bhamidipati & Michael Chan, eBay
Smart contract performance and debuggability are very important criteria to consider when building mission critical enterprise and public blockchains. In their talk, Vijayendra Bhamidipati and Michael Chan take up Hyperledger Fabric as an example framework to present approaches/ideas towards 1) building instrumentation into the chaincode framework to allow developers to measure the performance of their smart contracts 2) allow for billing to be built into smart contracts 3) building mechanisms that can limit allocation of resources to smart contracts, and 4) building security into blockchain frameworks.

Speakers
avatar for Venkata Siva Vijayendra Bhamidipati

Venkata Siva Vijayendra Bhamidipati

MTS, eBay
Vijayendra Bhamidipati is MTS at eBay Inc, San Jose, US. His current projects are in Blockchain technologies, containers, security and ML. He has previously worked in various areas including databases and HA clusters, FCoE and Cloud orchestration (Openstack and Cloudstack) and SDN-cloud... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 13:50 - 14:30
Sydney

13:50

Wrangling Hyperledger: Usability Lessons Learnt the Hard Way & Proposal For Steps Ahead - Sudheesh Singanamalla, Microsoft Research
The talk speaks about a personal journey while using Hyperledger Fabric and Iroha to build a blockchain powered philanthropy platform. The development of such a system has been definitely challenging for a variety of reasons. This talk aims to dive deep into the technology challenges that arise for developers working with the choice of ledgers under the hyperledger umbrella. This talk aims to focus on the usability challenges that still surround Hyperledger projects from a developers' perspective (development, deployments and scaling) in addition to the research challenges. These challenges turned Sudheesh into a contributor to the hyperledger project aiming to improve hyperledger usability. Finally, the talk proposes a few steps ahead to be taken collectively as a community like improving developer resources, add best practices and increase focus on building secure blockchain solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Sudheesh Singanamalla

Sudheesh Singanamalla

Research Fellow, Microsoft Research
Sudheesh is a Research Fellow with the Technology for Emerging Markets (TEM) group at Microsoft Research India currently pursuing research in the areas of Blockchain and Human Computer Interaction with Dr. Bill Thies, Dr. Colin Scott, Dr. Muthian Sivathanu and Dr. Satya Lokam. A strong... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 13:50 - 14:30
Shanghai

14:00

Interoperability of Hyperledger Platforms and Ethereum Network - Nikolai Iushkevich, Soramitsu Co., Ltd.
Ethereum is one of biggest networks available for deployment of decentralized applications, and enterprise-grade applications start to depend heavily on it. For Hyperledger community it is important to understand what is the way their existing HL infrastructure can nicely fit dApps deployed on Ethereum network. During this demo and presentation, we might explore the possibility of interoperation between Hyperleder platforms and Ethereum, in particular, Iroha. In the best scenario, I would show a demo app that shows how funds are transferred between Ethereum and Iroha.

Speakers
avatar for Nikolai Iushkevich

Nikolai Iushkevich

Project manager, Soramitsu Co., Ltd.
Former MSIT-SE program graduate, taught in Innopolis University in Russia. Was in charge of managing teams of various size, distribution, and project domain. Engineering experience includes financial applications, data analysis and processing ranging from distributed backend systems... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 14:00 - 14:10
Rio

14:20

Lessons from 2008 Financials Crisis: Combining AI and Blockchain for Loan Securitisatio - Siddhartha & BS Anil, Intain Technologies
A bank gives a loan for a house in Florida (origination), an investment bank buys a portfolio of many such loans (securitization) and then other i-banks and insurers get involves through CDOs and CDS (Credit Derivatives). With every step, the transaction cost keeps increasing and so does the information asymmetry and the result is 2008 type of crisis.

In this demo of eMulya, a Hyperledger Fabric based Securitisation Blockchain that has gone into limited production, Siddhartha will discuss advantages of a Blockchain for Securitization, benefits for originators, investors, and regulators covering Ai as an enabler to reconcile the world 'as is' with eMulya. He will discuss the road ahead - interoperability with Origination and Derivatives Blockchains and a possible path to nirvana - each loan is originated, securitized, structured into a Derivative and traded, all on a Blockchain.

Speakers
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BS Anil

CTO, Intain Technologies
Anil has worked as a technology architect for more than 20 years in India and the Silicon Valley, where he Designed and developed SAAS and Enterprise products for prestigious Silicon Valley and Global SAAS/IT companies. Anil has been working on Blockchain and, in general, Distributed... Read More →
avatar for Siddhartha

Siddhartha

CEO, Intain Technologies
Siddhartha has held executive leadership and board positions in Financial Services operations and technology. He has worked as part of joint ventures with Deutsche Bank and State Street, latter being in the role of the CEO setting up and managing Custody and Fund Admin operations... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 14:20 - 14:30
Rio

14:40

Ecosystem of Credentials: ATB, Telus & Customers - Mike Brown, ATB Financial
Lighting Talk with ATB and Telus sharing their experience participating in a POC for credentials exchange between a customer, their bank and their phone company. Attendees will see credentials exchange in action and gain insight into how telecoms and financial institutions are looking to implement blockchain technologies. 

Speakers
avatar for Mike Brown

Mike Brown

Director of Product Innovation, ATB Financial
Passionate about the future of money, Michael's holistic business understanding allows him to approach challenges with a unique view to helping businesses achieve tangible results. Having found a niche in banking at ATB Financial that includes ground breaking work in Blockchain/DLT... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 14:40 - 14:50
Rio

14:40

Panel Discussion: Hyperledger and the Global South - Moderated by Rose Shuman, BrightFront Group
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

Moderators
avatar for Rose Shuman

Rose Shuman

BrightFront Group
Making innovation work at scale in complex environments: multistakeholder; managing risk; sustainable operations.

Speakers
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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 →
avatar for Einar Saukas

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
Boston

14:40

Panel Discussion: Public Chain or Permissioned Ledger - How To Choose? - Moderated by Marissa Iannarone, Forum Solutions LLC
There is no one ultimate Blockchain, we know it by now. But in this Darwinian explosion of solutions how do we choose the best one? And if the choice leaves a lot to desire - how can we move on? Let's discuss the technical and business considerations that can help towards making the optimal choice. What are the requirements that influence decision making - like identity, anonymity, speed, governance model or the need for decentralization.

Moderators
avatar for Marissa Iannarone

Marissa Iannarone

Associate, Forum Solutions
Marissa Iannarone is an Associate at Forum Solutions, a Seattle, US-based management and strategy consulting firm. She leads the patient-focused work for the Hyperledger Healthcare Working Group, founded Lean Into Blockchain, and is an active member of the Seattle blockchain and Hyperledger... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Venkata Siva Vijayendra Bhamidipati

Venkata Siva Vijayendra Bhamidipati

MTS, eBay
Vijayendra Bhamidipati is MTS at eBay Inc, San Jose, US. His current projects are in Blockchain technologies, containers, security and ML. He has previously worked in various areas including databases and HA clusters, FCoE and Cloud orchestration (Openstack and Cloudstack) and SDN-cloud... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Djidi

Benjamin Djidi

Sr. Business Intelligence Engineer, Amazon
Benjamin is a Senior Business Intelligence Engineer with 5 years’ experience building, structuring and distributing data pipelines. He has worked on multiple Amazon programs and has been writing Smart Contracts since 2016. Benjamin has deployed applications on both public and permissioned... Read More →
avatar for Cris Torres Fernández

Cris Torres Fernández

Director of Partnerships, Europe, Hu-manity
Director of Partnerships at Hu-manity Europe, focusing on developing human rights and corollary sovereign laws in a decentralized manner on blockchains
avatar for Ales Zivkovic

Ales Zivkovic

CTO, Soramitsu Labs
Ales Zivkovic is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the Soramitsu Labs and a part time instructor at Penn State University. As the CTO, Ales is responsible for the contributions to the Iroha platform and several large-scale blockchain projects. Being in IT for more than 20 years... Read More →


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

14:40

Lessons Learned Creating a Usable, Real-world Web Application using Fabric/Composer - Waleed El Sayed & Markus Stauffiger, 4eyes GmbH
Creating a real-life project, used in production, based on Fabric / Composer has its challenges.

Waleed and Markus from 4eyes will share what they've learned and which pitfalls to avoid when creating a production-ready Hyperledger Composer application.

They will use a combination of a how-to and a demonstration to display, how set the project up, coding and deployment of the composer application in the fabric network, handling browser-based logins and how to create a robust environment, to make sure your network is robust against power outages and other force majeurs.

Speakers
avatar for Waleed El Sayed

Waleed El Sayed

Blockchain Developer, 4eyes GmbH
Waleed is working as a Blockchain and Application Developer at 4eyes. He currently works on a internal project in production based on Hyperledger Fabric/Composer as well as some PoCs. He's very active in the fabric and composer community, helping out other developers as well as... Read More →
avatar for Markus Stauffiger

Markus Stauffiger

Founder & CEO, 4eyes GmbH
Markus is the CEO and founder of 4eyes. He works as a Blockchain consultant and developer at 4eyes. Markus is supporting the 4eyes development team in their daily work, ranging from architectural work to bug fixing or jumping on board, when a deadline is approaching fast. Markus... Read More →



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

14:40

Practical Zero-Knowledge Proof Concepts on Hyperledger Fabric - Dr. Tan Apaydın, T2 Software
Privacy based blockchains are becoming more popular and they are mostly proposed for public blockchains. On the other hand, privacy and zero knowledge is also required for private blockchains. These are some of the use cases;

* Asset and value exchange between financial institutions
* Government backed asset coins

Creating a separate channel for any two peers is not always a good solution, because real-time and self-auditing becomes a big issue then.

Currently, the algorithms proposed on zero-knowledge blockchain networks are very complicated and they are impractical to use on Hyperledger implementations. As opposed to this, we figured out some practical zero-knowledge algorithms that are simpler and practical to use on Hyperledger and they solve many problems of corporates and government.

In this workshop, we want to show samples and discuss further about practical implementations of zero knowledge proof on Hyperledger.

Speakers
DT

Dr. Tan Apaydın

Lead Software Developer, T2 Software
Blockchain POCs, development, Hyperledger.



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

15:00

The Emergence of Blockchain as a Complex System: Fintech and Legaltech - Artur Goulão, UTRUST
Speakers
AG

Artur Goulão

Former CTO in a leading digital payment platform company and current head of Development of a Swiss-based Cybersecurity company. Excels and is deeply involved in development and R&D of software-related payment systems, in either classical or Blockchain Smart contract-based approach... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 15:00 - 15:10
Rio

15:20

Sovrin: Public, Permissioned and Still Decentralized - Nathan George, Sovrin Foundation
Lighting talk with Nathan George (Sovrin CTO) taking the audience through a high-level look at the Sovrin DLT, how it can be public/permissioned yet still decentralized, and why this is right for identity solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan George

Nathan George

CTO, Sovrin Foundation
Nathan is the CTO of the Sovrin Foundation and is responsible for the growth and evolution of the Sovrin Distributed Ledger (codebase is Hyperledger Indy). Nathan holds a degree in Computer Science from Utah State University and a Master of Business Administration from Brigham Young... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 15:20 - 15:30
Rio

15:20

2018 Hyperledger Intern Poster Session
Hyperledger Interns showcase their contributions to the community and share reflections on their experiences. Come to meet the next generation of Hyperledger developers and the mentors who helped them, and find out how you could get involved in the next run of this internship program. *While posters will be available to view during all Showcase hours, we encourage you to meet with the interns during this time.

Wednesday December 12, 2018 15:20 - 15:50
Foyer 2nd Floor

15:20

Coffee Break
Wednesday December 12, 2018 15:20 - 15:50
Foyer 2nd Floor

15:40

The Killer App for Healthcare: Bitmark & Big Pharma Create Trial Matching Program to Help Advance Health Research - Sean Moss-Pultz, Bitmark
Bitmark has partnered with big pharma company for a clinical trial matching program that gives researchers a comprehensive data source, an efficient way to track consent and data transfers, & empowers participants to own their health data, via the blockchain. People have remarkable data access rights & are ideal aggregators, but sharing data is extremely hard. Researchers are voracious for data but are limited because of environment, location, & socio-economic factors. People have few incentives to join clinical trials, registries aren’t inclusive, & there’s no way for direct communication with researchers (eg: new side effects). The Bitmark killer app for healthcare hinges on data ownership: individuals can record the daily health data via the Bitmark blockchain, which means they are claiming ownership & establishing property rights. Access control is unlocked when property rights are established—rights to share or sell their data. Now researchers can post the trail they are conducting & be paired with participants for specific types (sleep, location). Consent forms & health data records will be securely shared & tracked. Researchers and participants have direct communication.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Moss-Pultz

Sean Moss-Pultz

CEO, Bitmark
Sean Moss-Pultz is an expert in developing technology for consumer electronics and Internet services – with a focus on blockchain related projects. He graduated from U.C. San Diego with bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and physics. Prior to Bitmark Inc., he was a senior executive... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 15:40 - 15:50
Rio
  • Experience Level Any

15:50

Creating a Blockchain Platform for our Citizens and Companies - Gorka Oteiza, Lantik, S.A.
The implementation of Blockchain technology in the public sphere must be a priority of any Administration that intends to promote the development of the private sector and the improvement of its services to citizens.

The Government of Bizkaia, the Provincial Council, has made a profound transformation of its information systems, prioritizing the use of standard technologies and open source software.
This presentation will show how a Blockchain platform has been designed and implemented to be used by both the citizens and the organizations and companies of Bizkaia, generating a Blockchain as a Service, complemented with an experimentation framework. Multiple elements have also been integrated into the platform, such as Hyperledger Fabric tests to guarantee integrity, Hyperledger Caliper to check the performance, and Hyperledger Explorer and Composer for other activities.

Speakers
avatar for Gorka Oteiza

Gorka Oteiza

Infrastructure Architect, Lantik, S.A.
Computer Engineer by the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Bizkaia, SPAIN), Gorka Oteiza has been working on several fields of expertise in the last twenty years for Lantik S.A., all related to IT. He started in Lantik as a Development Department team member in 1997, and over the years... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 15:50 - 16:30
Boston

15:50

Panel Discussion: Frictionless Incentives: The Transformation of Loyalty via Hyperledger Fabric - Moderated by Thom Kozik, Loyyal Corporation
This session will examine the true fundamentals of the Loyalty Marketing / Incentives industry from the inside, ranging from Travel & Hospitality, to Retail, to Wellness, the inherent roadblocks to blockchain adoption, and where the opportunities lie in overcoming those.

Ironically, the first true “digital currencies” -- loyalty programs, are behind the FinTech innovation curve of the past several years, and worse still - in a market where the the codebases of the largest programs are 30+ years old COBO.

These programs are their own economy: in the US alone, loyalty programs total 3.8B member accounts, and mint $12B worth of “currency” annually.

The large programs simply can’t throw away entrenched investments in platforms and proprietary technologies, which hold trillions of records of customer activity. The smart program operators recognize their brand value, and aren’t likely to turn over brand value to the latest cryptocurrency-based coalition model startup. Further, loyalty program operators rightfully are sceptical of public blockchains where KYC and AML are all but impossible. 

Will the future of loyalty on blockchain be migratory, or an upheaval?

Moderators
TK

Thom Kozik

Chief Commercial Officer, Loyyal Corporation
In addition to his engineering background, Thom Kozik, Chief Commercial Officer of Loyyal, brings a wealth of experience in the Loyalty industry having previously served as Global VP of Loyalty for Marriott International, the world’s largest and oldest hospitality loyalty program... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline Dzeyk

Jacqueline Dzeyk

Manager Loyalty, Star Alliance
Based in Frankfurt, Jacqueline Dzeyk is driving innovation in loyalty at the leading global airline alliance. Being responsible for the digital transformation of loyalty products and processes across 28 member carriers complements her passion for aviation and working in intercultural... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 15:50 - 16:30
Singapore

15:50

Deploying Hyperledger Fabric on Cloud - Storage and Network Deep-dive - Shan Yu, Alibaba Cloud
Hyperledger Fabric has a very comprehensive design and is suitable for cross-enterprise business networks. But there are still challenges when it comes to deployment in a production environment, especially from storage's and network's perspectives. In this topic, firstly, Shan will provide a storage hotspot analysis against Hyperledger Fabric, and provide a formula for storage capacity estimation. Furthermore, Shan will suggest a cloud-native storage solution for key components (Orderer, Peer, Kafka, ZooKeeper, CouchDB) of Hyperledger Fabric to achieve high availability. Secondly, Shan will summarize typical networking patterns as well as pros&cons for consortium blockchain. Then Shan will present a cloud-based solution which can securely connect organizations within VPC on public cloud and within the private data center while protecting business applications behind blockchain.

Speakers
avatar for Shan Yu

Shan Yu

Lead, Alibaba Cloud Blockchain, Alibaba Cloud
Shan Yu is currently working as the leader of Alibaba Cloud Blockchain Team, responsible for BaaS, Blockchain Solutions and Blockchain Marketplace on Alibaba Cloud. Shan Yu had worked as Tech Lead of IBM MQ in China, and Tech Lead of Blockchain in IBM Emerging Technology Institute... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 15:50 - 16:30
Sydney

15:50

How Individuals are Taking Ownership of their Digital Identity - Julie Esser, CULedger & Drummond Reed, Evernym
Consumers have become hypersensitive to the way their digital identities are used and what data is shared with even the most trusted sources – including their financial institution. Instead of waiting for a crisis, the distributed ledger is taking action to provide consumers with the most secure digital identity developed: self-sovereign identification (SSI).
SSI is a global digital identifier built on a distributed ledger platform that permits members to securely interact with their credit union. By giving individuals control over their personal identifiable information, SSI can create a truly secure and privacy-preserving flow of information.
During this session, learn from CULedger, about the benefits of SSI, the security measures it will provide to protect digital identities and how organizations should leverage the technology to gain their users’ trust.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Esser

Julie Esser

Chief Engagement Officer, CULedger
avatar for Drummond Reed

Drummond Reed

Chief trust officer, Evernym
Drummond has spent over two decades working on Internet identity, security, privacy, and trust frameworks. He joined Evernym as Chief Trust Officer after Evernym’s acquisition of Respect Network, where he was CEO, co-founder, and co-author of the Respect Trust Framework, which was... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 15:50 - 16:30
Shanghai

16:00

Truu: Doctors, Credentials, the NHS & Better Patient Outcomes - Manny Nijjar, Truu
Lightning talk featuring Truu (formerly known as Doctor’s Link) showcasing the impact that decentralized, self-sovereign identity and verifiable credentials can have on healthcare. Truu allows doctors to provide hospitals with a set of signed, verified credentials for their work history, education and certifications - massively reducing both costs and the time it takes for a doctor to start seeing new patients.

Speakers
MN

Manny Nijjar

CEO, Truu
Manreet Nijjar is a UK physician specialising in Infectious Diseases and founder of Truu (formerly known as Doctors Link). He has been working in frontline services in the NHS (National Health Service ) for 10 years and is driven by improving patient care and experience. In an era... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 16:00 - 16:10
Rio

16:20

Case Study - Tracking Pregnancies on the Blockchain in Tanzania - Nicola Paoli & Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky, AID:Tech
AID:Tech will present a case study of using Hyperledger Fabric in Tanzania, alongside the Dutch NGO PharmAccess. In this presentation, Nicola will describe the use of Hyperledger Composer to rapidly define a business-network, and how it has been integrated in a microservice architecture.

Nicola will also present the business and social implications of holding a shared record of medical history, and how this helps empower the local Tanzanian women.

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky

Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky

CTO & Chief Data Scientist, AID:Tech
Sasha is CTO and Chief Data Scientist at AID:Tech. Sasha originally trained to be a Cognitive Neuroscientist, finishing his BA and PhD at Cambridge. He worked at the CBSU (Cambridge) and DCCN (Nijmegen), focusing on using pattern analysis and machine learning to understand human attention... Read More →
avatar for Nicola Paoli

Nicola Paoli

Lead Blockchain Developer, AID:Tech
Nicola is Lead Blockchain Developer at AID:Tech.Nicola graduated in Information Technology for Management in Bologna University. He than started his career working as Software Engineer in Accenture, working on many projects including education, open-data and enterprise applications... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 16:20 - 16:30
Rio

16:40

Securing Cross-border Exchange of eHealth Data in the EU Through Blockchain - Ioannis Komnios, EXUS Software Ltd
In order to facilitate the cross-border exchange of eHealth data in the EU, the OpenNCP community has designed and developed a set of open source components that can be adopted by participating nations. The KONFIDO project addresses the challenges of secure storage and exchange of eHealth data, as well as protection and control over personal data at a systemic level, through the implementation of six innovative technology pillars, including blockchain. The KONFIDO blockchain-based auditing mechanism for cross-border eHealth data exchange scenarios among Member States is a system that allows to prove that certain eHealth data have been requested by a legitimate entity, and whether they have been provided or not. This demo will showcase the KONFIDO Hyperledger Sawtooth-powered prototype for log auditing that provides traceability and liability support. The demo will also showcase the work performed on Sawtooth Explorer to adapt it to the needs of KONFIDO project.

Speakers
avatar for Ioannis Komnios

Ioannis Komnios

Senior Research Project Manager, EXUS Software Ltd
Ioannis Komnios is a Senior Research Project Manager at EXUS Software Ltd (www.exus.co.uk), a software house with offices in London, UK, and Athens, Greece. Ioannis is currently the coordinator of two large European collaborative projects; H2020 KONFIDO (www.konfido-project.eu) on... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 16:40 - 16:50
Rio

16:40

Panel Discussion: Citizens and Blockchain - Moderated by Rose Shuman, BrightFront Group
Blockchain brings an opportunity for improvement of efficiency, industry creation and allows the innovators to become global leaders in the space. But what are the challenges of governments implementing large-scale blockchain projects for improved citizen relations? Attendees will gain insights into how the public sector looks at decentralized identity and the future of distributed ledgers. We will hear about the main obstacles people in Latin American countries usually have to surpass when trying to develop software using cutting-edge technologies as well as the benefits these communities have brought to marginalized sectors of the country. We will also have a unique opportunity to discuss the Smart Dubai initiative and it has been improving citizen stories to reach the goal of having everything on a blockchain by 2020. Can we create Citizens-as-a-Service? Saudi Arabia archives a National Census on a Permissionless Blockchain.

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Martin Garcia Del Angel

Fernando Martin Garcia Del Angel

CTO, Aabo Technologies
Born and raised in Mexico City, Martin has been working software since turning 14 years old. He has moved from trying to build an RDBMS using Java to building a decentralized POS system for small companies powered by Hyperledger Fabric's Blockchain solution. At the moment, he's a... Read More →
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Waqas Mirza

CEO, Avanza Innovations
Waqas Mirza is the CEO of Avanza Innovations. Part of Avanza Group of Companies which has almost two decades of experience in delivering solutions to over 300 customers across 45+ countries. As the CEO of Avanza Innovations, Waqas has been passionately building the company as a... Read More →
avatar for Rose Shuman

Rose Shuman

BrightFront Group
Making innovation work at scale in complex environments: multistakeholder; managing risk; sustainable operations.
avatar for Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani

Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani

Manager Big Data, Misk Foundation
Dr. Usmani is a Fulbright Scholar and Eisenhower Fellow. He holds a PhD and MS in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology. His PhD work focuses on simulation and modeling of explosions. His work has been featured in Wall Street Journal, CNN, AOL News, Wired Magazine... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 16:40 - 17:20
Boston

16:40

Panel Discussion: Making Decentralization Acceptable - Moderated by Artiona Bogo, SAP
The challenge of serving tokenized assets in a distributed manner without any counterparties becomes one of the important tasks for the industry. Handling of private keys by legal entity means that not legal entity handles it, but exact employee or hardware of this legal entity. Balances on accounts, handled in blockchain, need to be verified for smart contract dependencies by lawyers who can read the code. Distributed mechanisms of identification and KYC/AML servicing becomes more and more complicated with GDPR requirements and risks of cyphoning of personal data. Competitive organizations are very sensitive about their data and their customer data and do not want it available to competitors and, as a result, are wary to join any shared network. This has been a sticking point for adoption. Soramitsu, Moscow Stock Exchange and Monetago have some experiences that can help everyone with answering the question of how do we make decentralization acceptable?

Moderators
avatar for Artiona Bogo

Artiona Bogo

Blockchain Business Development, SAP
Artiona Bogo is a Software Engineer and Business Development Manager at SAP Blockchain, driving adoption of blockchain-based solutions for SAP customers & partners. Additionally she evaluates new DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) relevant to the SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain service... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dmitry Barinov

Dmitry Barinov

Chief Technology Officer, SecureKey
Dmitry Barinov, Chief Technology Officer of SecureKey, is a recognized industry leader with 18 years of experience in information technology and security. Prior to SecureKey, Dmitry has led and delivered numerous technology, security, identity and risk management projects including... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Chenard

Jesse Chenard

CEO, MonetaGo
Jesse Chenard is a technology entrepreneur and investor with a host of start-ups and exits under his belt including Tremor (NYSE: TRMR) and Image Space Media. Jesse has been focused on using blockchain technology to solve real-world problems since founding MonetaGo in 2014. Earlier... Read More →
avatar for Alexander Yakovlev

Alexander Yakovlev

Head of Decentralized Solutions, Moscow Exchange
Alexander Yakovlev is head of blockchain laboratory in National Settlement Depository (Moscow Exchange) and co-founder of D3Ledger.com - global ecosystem for safekeeping, settlements and servicing of digital assets. He is a computer scientist and architector of several projects based on Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Iroha... Read More →
avatar for Ales Zivkovic

Ales Zivkovic

CTO, Soramitsu Labs
Ales Zivkovic is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the Soramitsu Labs and a part time instructor at Penn State University. As the CTO, Ales is responsible for the contributions to the Iroha platform and several large-scale blockchain projects. Being in IT for more than 20 years... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 16:40 - 17:20
Singapore

16:40

Chaincode Best Practices - Sheehan Anderson & Srinivasan Muralidharan, State Street
While writing your first Hello World chaincode may be straightforward, there are many complexities to consider when developing production chaincode. In this presentation, Murali and Sheehan will share their years of chaincode development experience and cover chaincode development practices that every developer should know.

Speakers
avatar for Sheehan Anderson

Sheehan Anderson

Vice President / Director of Architecture, State Street
Sheehan Anderson is a Vice President and Director of Architecture at State Street. He is a co-founder of Hyperledger Fabric and has been an engineer and leader on enterprise blockchain projects since early 2015, having previously worked at Salesforce and IBM. His current focus is... Read More →
avatar for Srinivasan Muralidharan

Srinivasan Muralidharan

Vice President/Director, State Street
Core contributor, Maintainer, Hyperledger Fabric.



Wednesday December 12, 2018 16:40 - 17:20
Shanghai

16:40

Using Hyperledger Fabric to Secure High Value Asset Documents - Al Brandt & Eric Vaughn, BlocLedger
BlocLedger integrates with market leading document centric solutions to track, authenticate, manage and securitize e-signed documents. BlocLedger’s API enables an easy on ramp for digital transaction management companies to secure and manage high-value and high-risk asset documents in a compliant and secure fully digital environment with blockchain.

BlocLedger will demonstrate the execution of an auto lease agreement that is electronically signed, stored and transferred as a securitized asset between parties using blockchain. Leveraging Hyperledger Fabric's privacy and confidentiality features delivered in v1.2, documents are tracked, stored and managed using the Private Data and state-based endorsement features. We'll show the overall demo architecture, step through how transactions are processed, and follow the flow of a document through the architecture. Specific attention will be paid to how the document asset is stored, managed and transferred within the Fabric blockchain. Lastly, we'll discuss the trade-offs one can make while deciding what information gets stored on-chain versus off-chain (Private Data).

Speakers
avatar for Al Brandt

Al Brandt

Co Founder | CEO, BlocLedger
Al co-founded BlocLedger in 2016, a blockchain software company focused on document centric digital transformation. Al is the company's CEO. BlocLedger is a community contributor to Hyperledger Fabric and a member of IBM's Blockchain Board of Advisors. Prior to BlocLedger, he worked... Read More →
avatar for Eric Vaughn

Eric Vaughn

Co Founder | CTO, BlocLedger
Eric co-founded BlocLedger in 2016, a company focused on document centric digital transformation. Eric is the company’s CTO and a community contributor to Hyperledger Fabric. Prior to BlocLedger, he worked at EMC as Director Software Engineering. Eric has co-presented BlocLedger... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 16:40 - 17:20
Sydney

17:00

SDK Proxy: Hyperledger Fabric Identities for Lightweight IoT Devices - Gero Dittmann & Jens Jelitto, IBM Research
IoT devices that sign their own transactions establish a trusted channel from the device to the blockchain with no need to trust any intermediary on the way. Running an entire SDK executing the Hyperledger protocols, however, may not be possible on devices with little processing and memory resources.

The SDK Proxy is a cloud service that enables such lightweight IoT devices to sign their own transactions while off-loading the communication with Hyperledger Fabric to the proxy. This significantly reduces the footprint of the client while maintaining the trusted channel from the device to the peers.

The demo shows an IoT device signing and submitting sensor readings via the SDK Proxy to Hyperledger, peers verifying the readings' signature, and the device receiving acknowledgments for the transactions.

Speakers
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Gero Dittmann

Research Staff Member, IBM Research
Gero Dittmann is a research scientist at IBM Research – Zurich. He is working on securely connecting physical objects to the internet of things and Hyperledger. Prior to this he designed, modeled and verified supercomputers and processor chips at IBM labs in Switzerland, Germany... Read More →
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Jens Jelitto

Research Staff Member, IBM Research
Jens Jelitto is currently working on the application of Blockchain technologies for several industries with focus on its application in the world of IoT. Before, he worked on Technical Strategy & Planning at the IBM Research-Zurich laboratory as Technical Assistant to the lab director... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 17:00 - 17:10
Rio

17:30

Booth Crawl
Join your fellow attendees during the Booth Crawl to network with the Forum sponsors! Following the Booth Crawl buses will depart for the Offsite Attendee Party.

Wednesday December 12, 2018 17:30 - 18:30
Congress Center Basel – Sponsor Showcase

19:00

All Attendee Party
Join everyone for a fun night at Basel’s classic car museum. The Pantheon is a working garage with hundreds of exclusive classic cars, including absolute rarities, on display. The Pantheon Basel is supported by private collectors and enthusiasts, and the respective brand clubs. Beyond the variety of cars on display, there is a History of the electric car and a BMW special exhibit during our event.

Transportation to/from, food, drink, entertainment, and photo opportunities will be provided.

Wednesday December 12, 2018 19:00 - 22:00
Pantheon Basel
 
Thursday, December 13
 

06:20

Morning Yoga
Location: Congress Center Basel, Room TBC
Cost: Complimentary; pre-registration is required

We are pleased to offer complimentary morning yoga as part of Hyperledger Global Forum 2018 in Basel. Morning Yoga will be offered Thursday, December 13, 2018. This will be the perfect way to wake up and get your energy going before the day.
Yoga will take place at the Congress Center Basel. Please meet at 6:20 am, the yoga will begin at 6:30 am.

Mats will be provided. Participants will be required to provide their own activewear and water.
**You MUST be registered for Hyperledger Global Forum 2018 to participate**

Thursday December 13, 2018 06:20 - 07:30
3rd Floor Foyer

07:30

07:30

09:00

Keynote: Welcoming Remarks - Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
Speakers
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger
Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 09:00 - 09:05
San Fransisco

09:05

Keynote: Security, Trust, and Blockchain - Bruce Schneier, Fellow and Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
Blockchain is fundamentally a technology that enables trust. Trust is much more than verification. It is a complex social system that underpins all of society. Understanding how blockchain distributes trust, how it shifts trust from people to technologies, and where it doesn't, is critical to understanding its security and usefulness.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier

Fellow and Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by The Economist. He is the author of 13 books--including Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World--as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 09:05 - 09:30
San Fransisco

09:30

Keynote: Provenance: Rewiring Consumer Confidence - Leanne Kemp, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Everledger
Since inception in 2015, Everledger has been pushing boundaries in building a global verification system that asserts transparency along the entire supply chain process, through tracking the provenance of high-value assets in an immutable manner. In just three years, Everledger’s solution has expanded into industries where provenance matters including diamonds, coloured gemstones as well as fine wine, and has recently closed its Series A funding round. The rapid journey from start-up to scale-up to pioneer real-world applications of emerging technology was a challenging and rewarding one. Find out more on how this growth was achieved and takeaways from getting the markets to understand and adopt Everledger’s industry-first solutions. 

Speakers
avatar for Leanne Kemp

Leanne Kemp

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Everledger
Using her extensive background in emerging technology, business, jewellery and insurance, Leanne is pushing boundaries with Everledger in building an ecosystem of trust through a global emerging technology platform that asserts transparency along supply chains.Leanne is an appointed... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 09:30 - 09:55
San Fransisco

09:55

Keynote: Hyperledger’s Latest Advancements - Dan Middleton, Intel Principal Engineer & Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee Chair
Hyperledger’s Technical Steering Chair will introduce some of the latest developments from the projects and technical working groups.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Middleton

Dan Middleton

Intel Principal Engineer & Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee Chair
Dan joined Intel in 2000 to work on emerging web and distributed systems technologies. His early accomplishments include optimizations of matching engines for major stock exchanges and multi-tier system designs at a variety of financial institutions. Working with industry consortia... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 09:55 - 10:25
San Fransisco

10:30

Coffee Break
Thursday December 13, 2018 10:30 - 10:55
Foyer 2nd Floor

10:30

Sponsor Showcase
Thursday December 13, 2018 10:30 - 18:00
Foyer 2nd Floor

10:55

Panel Discussion: Is Blockchain GDPR Ready? - Moderated by Phillip Windley, Sovrin Foundation
The European Union’s ("EU") General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), which went into effect on 25 May 2018,  is the most significant overhaul of EU data protection rules in 20 years. It imposes stringent requirements on companies that collect, store, or process data about EU data subjects, regardless of whether their systems are in the EU. This pane will outline some of the blockchain properties that represent challenges from a GDPR perspective, describes various approaches for readying blockchain solutions for GDPR, and outlines the need for a robust governance process. And, of course, we will talk about the right to erasure.

Moderators
avatar for Phillip Windley

Phillip Windley

Chair, Sovrin Foundation
Phil Windley is an Enterprise Architect in the Office of the CIO at Brigham Young University. A passionate tech educator, he is chair of the Sovrin Foundation, the co-founder and organizer of the Internet Identity Workshop, serves as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at BYU... Read More →

Speakers
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Salman Baset

CTO Security, IBM Blockchain, IBM
Salman A. Baset is currently working as CTO Security, IBM Blockchain Solutions. He oversees the security and compliance of blockchain solutions being built by IBM in collaboration with partners such as Walmart and Maersk, and interfaces with clients on blockchain solutions and their... Read More →
avatar for Silvia Rodriguez Garrote

Silvia Rodriguez Garrote

Lawyer, CIPP/E
Silvia is a lawyer with an international background and experience in various areas of finance, corporate matters, and education. She has an interest in the intersection of data protection and technology, with a special focus on the legal implications of automation processes. She... Read More →
avatar for Joe Oehmke

Joe Oehmke

Principal, Promontory Financial Group
Joe is a Principal at Promontory Financial Group, LLC, an IBM Company. He helps some of of the world's largest and most innovative companies develop and implement a variety of compliance programs and projects, including strategic and regulatory considerations related to blockchain... Read More →
avatar for Miguel Sanchez

Miguel Sanchez

Solutions Architect, CIPP/E
Miguel is a Solutions Architect that enjoys technology and business strategy. With more than twelve years in the IT industry, he has worked and lived in four countries, leading diverse multicultural teams both onsite and offshore. He’s been designing and implementing ECM and BPM... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 10:55 - 11:35
Boston

10:55

Teaching Blockchain to University Students and Professionals - Approach, Experiences and Reflections - Imre Kocsis, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
During the last year, our research group began to gather experience in blockchain education. We concluded our first university blockchain course in “Blockchain technologies and applications” (with 200+ students and numerous alumni), ran multiple industrial courses and successfully applied for online course development at a major European industrial consortium.

The talk discusses our approach towards Blockchain education that emphasizes distributed ledger and integration platform aspects, in a technologically balanced way - the introduced platforms range from Hyperledger Fabric/Composer to Ethereum. The course presents in-depth the different alternate distributed ledger solutions and principles in the Hyperledger project; an important aspect is the overview of the entire blockchain development lifecycle, covering the Hyperledger ecosystem and the application know-how of its individual elements. We provide a broad overview of application patterns, from middleware through cooperation to tokenization.

The talk is an overview of the didactic strategy, complemented by the experiences based on the feedback from our audiences and practical problems solved by them.

Speakers
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Imre Kocsis

Kocsis, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Imre Kocsis is an assistant lecturer at the Dept. of Measurement and Information Systems, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary. He is the lecturer of the course "Blockchain technologies and applications" at his university and regularly holds industrial courses... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 10:55 - 11:35
Singapore

10:55

Cryptography, Security Modelling, Privacy, and Confidentiality in Hyperledger - Hart Montgomery, Fujitsu Laboratories of America
Achieving strong privacy and confidentiality on a blockchain can be a difficult thing to get right. In fact, it can even be difficult to map real-world privacy and confidentiality requirements into functional blockchain requirements. In this talk we discuss various aspects of cryptography, security modelling, and the techniques involved in different Hyperledger projects--including things like threshold signatures, SNARKs, security games, universally composable cryptography, the shared crypto-lib, Sawtooth's private data objects, and Fabric's channels--that enable us to build blockchains that have various privacy and confidentiality properties. We will give an overview of what it means to be a "secure" blockchain with regards to privacy and confidentiality and explain the best practices towards achieving this.

Speakers
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Hart Montgomery

Research Scientist in Cryptography, Fujitsu Laboratories of America
Hart Montgomery is a research scientist in cryptography at Fujitsu Laboratories of America. Hart received his B.S.E. from Princeton in 2008 and completed his Ph.D. in computer science at Stanford in 2014, during which he was awarded a Stanford Graduate Fellowship.He joined Fujitsu... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 10:55 - 11:35
Shanghai

10:55

Running Hyperledger Sawtooth in Production - Duncan Johnston-Watt & Kevin O'Donnell, Blockchain Technology Partners
In this talk we provide a brief overview of Hyperledger Sawtooth and our rationale for focusing on this framework. We discuss the challenges of running Sawtooth in production and the benefits of standardizing on Kubernetes as the underlying container orchestration platform. We then introduce our blockchain management platform Sextant that delivers one-click deployment of enterprise-grade Hyperledger Sawtooth networks running on Kubernetes in the cloud. We explain how Sextant utilizes a Sawtooth distribution built, tested and maintained by us. We wrap with a demo of Sextant and call to action to get involved and try this out for yourself on AWS.

Speakers
avatar for Duncan Johnston-Watt

Duncan Johnston-Watt

Co-founder & CEO, Blockchain Technology Partners
Duncan (Co-founder & CEO, Blockchain Technology Partners) is a regular keynote speaker, serial entrepreneur and pioneer with thirty years experience in the software industry. He founded Cloudsoft Corporation, creator of the Apache Brooklyn open source project, serving as its CEO for... Read More →
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Kevin O'Donnell

Chief Strategy Officer, Blockchain Technology Partners
BTP Chief Strategy Officer Kevin is co-founder of the devops platform Chill Code. He served as VP Infrastructure & Operations at JP Morgan from September 2012 until July 2016. Prior to this he served as VP Operations, Video Analytics at Nielsen following its acquisition of Glance... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 10:55 - 11:35
Sydney

11:00

Demo of a Real World Deployed Hyperledger Composer/Fabric Blockchain by the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium - David Berger, Integra Inc
Beyond the Hype. We hope to help break the notion that there is not any good real-world example of Blockchain utilization outside of finance and combat they myth of extreme cost and technicality difficulty. The Integra Ledger, a Blockchain for the legal industry, utilizes Hyperledger Fabric and Composer to deliver a live consortium controlled Blockchain backed by members including IBM, AIG, Net Documents, Orrick, Perkins Cooie, and Liberty Mutual.

While Smart contracts are interesting The Integra Ledger focuses on other critical utility services such as Universal Identity, Proof of Existence and PGP public key distribution.

Membership in the consortium requires producing a proof of concept and we will present some real-world use cases that members have produced.

Speakers
avatar for David Berger

David Berger

CTO, Integra Inc
David is a seasoned technologist with extensive experience in high-end multimedia, enterprise systems, and mobile application development ranging from iOS development to Mobile/Social content delivery. He is the CTO at Integra Ledger, a Permissioned Blockchain for the Global Legal... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 11:00 - 11:10
Rio

11:20

Business Process Models in the Ethereum Virtual Machine - Casey Kuhlman, Monax
This demo theater talk will focus on how the Agreements Network leverages Ethereum technology to manage business processes. The demonstration will show how a simple business process model created in a standard BPM tool can be transformed into a solidity based business process model that can be ran to completion by a Solidity based BPM engine.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Kuhlman

Casey Kuhlman

CEO, Monax
Casey Kuhlman is the CEO of Monax a blockchain-based contract management system for small businesses. Prior to co-founding Monax, Casey was the head of legal information systems at the US Open Data Institute. A lawyer and international development practitioner for nearly a decade... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 11:20 - 11:30
Rio

11:40

Single Window (Customs) Track and Trace - Ralph Verhelst, EBPI
Single Windows solutions are common place in the logistics industry. While this works within a country, facilitating trust and handover between borders is the new challenge. With approximately 10% of containers being able to be physically checked, a new solution is necessary. Hypertrace provides customs agencies the ability to verify the authenticity, origin of the goods itself and handover in a trusted and transparent way. With such a solution, the amount of containers to be inspected drops significantly because of the immutable aspects of the blockchain as well as the distributed ledger between parties.


Ralph will show:
- Handshakes (multi-signature on Hyperledger) for material from the beginning to the end of the supply chain; Manufacturers to transport to customs to retailer
- Using Hyperledger Explorer to give the insight in the complete logistics chain.

Speakers
avatar for Ralph Verhelst

Ralph Verhelst

Technology Strategy Manager, EBPI
With a background in computer science and knowledge based systems he dived deeply into qualified information chains. With this, he manifested it into a passion on scalable platforms at a global scale. Working with the government on supporting all types of information chains ranging... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 11:40 - 11:50
Rio

11:45

Blockchain: Revolutionizing Industries – Evolving Economies - Anoop Nannra, Cisco
As reality starts to set in, how we filter the hype from true value that blockchain technologies can deliver is critical. For the last few years, we have been witness to a dizzying pace of innovation.  Energy, transportation, finance, manufacturing, and many other industries have been evolving as technology drives new opportunities to lower risk and lower cost. While these are the natural outcomes of new technology adoption, the advent of Blockchain technology creates net new monetization opportunities.  In this session, we’ll explore the challenges and traction of blockchain adoption across industries as they start to scale.  Blockchain has the potential to transform businesses with a distributed ledger that unifies fragmented flows of money, goods, information and digital assets.

Speakers
avatar for Anoop Nannra

Anoop Nannra

Global Leader and Head of DLT Product, Cisco
Anoop Nannra is a Global Leader and Head of Cisco’s Blockchain Organization. He is focused on identifying disruptive technologies and accelerating their adoption through business incubation via co-development, co-innovation, partnerships and acquisitions.Anoop has a proven track... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 11:45 - 12:25
Singapore

11:45

IBM Blockchain Platform - Experiences in Creating Blockchain Solutions - Gari Singh, IBM
Come hear from the CTO of the IBM Blockchain Platform about his real world experiences in creating several blockchain solutions. Learn how the two blockchain pioneers, IBM and FX Giant, CLS, have come together with 9 other financial institutions to create LedgerConnect, a set of blockchain based financial industry solutions.

Speakers
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Gari Singh

CTO, IBM Blockchain Platform
Versatile technologist and proven technical executive with over 23 years of experience in all aspects of product delivery including architecture, development, product and cloud delivery, product management, technical sales and consulting. Currently the CTO for IBM Blockchain with... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 11:45 - 12:25
Boston

11:45

Beyond Consensus in Permissioned Ledgers - Alysson Bessani, University of Lisbon
Permissioned ledgers such as Fabric employ consensus to avoid central points of failures without endangering the blockchain consistency. Much attention has been given to consensus algorithms, their scalability, performance, and fault model (crash or Byzantine). However, much less attention has been paid to auxiliary protocols such as state transfer and reconfiguration, that any consensus "engine" must also support.

In this talk, I'll discuss some essential performance and scalability aspects of some well-known crash and Byzantine fault-tolerant consensus protocols such as Raft and PBFT, illustrate some limitations of these protocols when recovering crashed nodes and reconfiguring the group, and show how to cope with these limitations. 

The last part of the talk will report the experience of my team on the design and implementation of the first Byzantine fault-tolerant orderer service for Fabric 1.1, showing how the issues above affected our system and pointing some features that should be considered if this project wants to avoid them. Finally, I'll finish the presentation with some suggestions for making Fabric more friendly to new ordering service implementations.

Speakers
avatar for Alysson Bessani

Alysson Bessani

Professor, LaSIGE, FCUL, University of Lisbon
Alysson Bessani is an Associate Professor of the Department of Informatics of the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences (Portugal), a researcher from LASIGE, and the co-founder of Vawlt (https://vawlt.io). He has 16 years of experience in consensus, Byzantine fault tolerance... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 11:45 - 12:25
Shanghai

11:45

Case Study: Santiago Stock Exchange Blockchain Lending Repository. How to Get a Blockchain Project in Production - Marco Alarcon & Andrés Araya, Bolsa Comercio Santiago
At the Santiago Stock Exchange, we underwent a research project to be the first to implement a Blockchain based solution for the equity market in Chile.

In this session we will expose how we gestated this project since the design phase until how we started to deploy and run this in production, with all the problems that arose and how we solved them, using Hyperledger Fabric as the base framework.

We will expose the implemented architecture that allows today to operate this solution, and how this platform helps to reduce costs, improve trust between participants and enable new business models.

Speakers
avatar for Marco Alarcon

Marco Alarcon

Lead Blockchain Architect, Bolsa Comercio Santiago
Computer Science's Master degree professional with more than 14 years of experience in R&D related with software engineering projects and financial solutions. Currently working at the chilean major Stock Exchange - Bolsa Comercio de Santiago (Santiago Stock Exchange), as Lead Blockchain... Read More →
avatar for Andrés Araya Falcone

Andrés Araya Falcone

Chief Business Officer, Bolsa de Santiago
EVP and Chief Business Officer Santiago Stock Exchange and CCLV Clearing and Settlement, Chile www.bolsadesantiago.com | www.cclv.cl, has been named 2017 CIO of the Year award by the CETIUC (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile). Finance Professor & Blockchain Seminar in a Master... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 11:45 - 12:25
Sydney

12:00

Smart Cycling - Blockchain in the Public Sector - Thomas Bohner, IntellectEU & Ruben Gevaert, Belfius
IntellectEU, Belfius, and the city of Bonheiden have joined forces to create a SmartCycling Application. The goal was to motivate pupils to go to school on foot or by bicycle. Via an Internet-of-Things chip the municipality collects data on the number of bike rides, the kilometers traveled, fuel savings, avoided CO2 emissions, calories burned, and so on.

The children receive digital tokens they can use to pay at the village fair or at the local merchant. The more kilometers they cover, the more "ducaten" (tokens) they receive. These tokens are tracked on a distributed ledger network: Hyperledger Fabric.

Ruben and Thomas will explain the complexity and challenges to create a local currency, define the business and legal challenges and demonstrate the live application. SmartCycling is in production since September 2018 and will be rolled out in more Belgian cities.

Speakers
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Thomas Bohner

VP, Blockchain Solutions, IntellectEU
Thomas Bohner leads the blockchain & DLT initiatives at IntellectEU, a strategic development company focused on streamlining blockchain, adoption in the financial services industry. Thomas is responsible for our "Catalyst" product suite, and strategic DLT-based solutions for KYC... Read More →
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Ruben Gevaert

Blockchain Program manager, The Studio, Belfius
At The Studio, a subsidiary of Belfius Bank and insurrance dedicated to digital innovation, Ruben is responsible for elaborating blockchain projects, creating blockchain awareness by facilitating workshops and proof of concepts for different clients and stakeholders, and elaborating... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 12:00 - 12:10
Rio

12:20

Security Vulnerabilities in Chaincode - Tobias Kaiser, ChainSecurity
Chaincode must meet high standards of quality and strict security specifications. Not satisfying these requirements impairs the whole system and can prevent reaching consensus among the peers in the network. Vulnerabilities, unintended behaviors, and system failures can violate such requirements and make entire systems running on top of Hyperledger Fabric unusable.
To address this problem, we identified nine security patterns for chaincode. Moreover, we implemented an automated static analyzer to identify and pinpoint these vulnerabilities. Our analyzer is publicly available at https://chaincode.chainsecurity.com/ and is free to use for non-commercial use. It is the first static analyzer implemented specifically for chaincode programs. In this talk, we discuss the vulnerability patterns and show how the static analyzer identifies them in Hyperledger Fabric chaincode.

Speakers
avatar for Tobias Kaiser

Tobias Kaiser

Blockchain Engineer, ChainSecurity
ChainSecurity operates in the field of blockchain security. We audit projects implemented for the Ethereum platform or using the Hyperledger Fabric framework. We emphasize automated analysis.One of our tools is a security scanner for chaincode implemented in the Go programming language... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 12:20 - 12:30
Rio

12:25

Lunch
Thursday December 13, 2018 12:25 - 13:45
Foyer 2nd Floor

13:40

Cross Ledger Portable Identity with Indy and Corda - Mike Ward, R3
Identity is a fundamental component of any business-to-business transactional platform. It is a problem the blockchain platforms uniquely resolve. However, for blockchain networks to be able to transact within and between networks they need a common identity mechanism. The Indy project within Hyperledger represents the latest technology for business and individual identities. R3 has partnered with this project to bring their unique identity solution to the Corda platform. Come hear how this unique collaboration of Hyperledger members represents not only a technology integration but a fundamental step to portable identities across blockchain platforms.

Speakers
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Mike Ward

Head of Product Management, R3
Mike is Head of Product reporting to R3’s CTO within the engineering team. He is working to take the vision of distributed ledgers and make it a reality through R3’s financial grade ledger, Corda. Key to this effort is ensuring Corda is the platform that will make R3’s customers... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 13:40 - 13:50
Rio

13:45

Digitise your Physical Products and Enable Supply Chain Traceability with ScanTrust - Nathan Anderson, ScanTrust
In this short session, you can learn the benefits of implementing smart packaging at your business to enable product transparency and end-consumer engagement.

Speakers
NA

Nathan Anderson

Founder & CEO, ScanTrust
Prior to ScanTrust, he founded Transfer CAP, a boutique investment and advisory firm focused on China’s clean-tech industry.  He also served as VP of Corporate Development at Fushi Copperweld, a Dalian, China based company, where was a key member of the Senior Management team driving... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 13:45 - 13:55
Sydney

13:45

Conceptualising DLT Systems - Michel Rauchs, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, University of Cambridge
  • Introducing key concepts of a DLT system and presenting the conceptual framework (breaking the system down into different layers, components and processes)
  • Highlighting the layer hierarchy and show how interactions between components and processes as well as different design choices impact system properties
  • Illustrate with some case studies how the framework can be used for comparative analysis

Speakers
avatar for Michel Rauchs

Michel Rauchs

Lead, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, University of Cambridge
Having been interested for a long time in the inner workings of the financial and monetary systems, Michel came across the concept of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. He went down the rabbit hole in early 2014 and has conducted extensive research on the emerging blockchain and distributed... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 13:45 - 14:25
Singapore
  • Experience Level Any

13:45

Investigations in a Decentralised Landscape (When Blockchains Go Bad!) - Simon Dyson, Yorkshire & Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit
Cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies are changing the way that value and data is transferred and stored. Bitcoin was the genesis that turned the wheel to the development of blockchain and is subsequently extensively written about. In this talk Simon explores the difficulties that investigators face with the new wave of privacy currencies, decentralised exchanges and smart contracts. As non-permissioned blockchains develop the new web technologies that can host persistent secure decentralised websites or content a new paradigm is born. Storage solutions, messaging applications and decentralised social media are all deployed or in development. Incident response is explored using examples of when blockchain goes bad. The talk gives a unique take by looking through the lens of those who are required to adapt to new technology and to serve the public.

Speakers
SD

Simon Dyson

Police Officer / Forensics, Yorkshire & Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit
A cybercrime investigator within the Yorkshire & Humber Regional Cybercrime Unit, Regional Organised Crime Unit. Serving for two years investigating cyber dependent crimes such as Network Intrusion, DDOS, Insider Threat, Ransomware, cryptocurrency theft and insider threats. A digital... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 13:45 - 14:25
Boston

13:45

Microledgers and Edge-Chains: A Primer - Daniel Hardman, Evernym
Evernym’s Chief Architect Daniel Hardman takes the Hyperledger community through Evernym’s work on Microledgers and Edge-Chains Architecture. Attendees will gain insight into the theory, applications and evolution in Hyperledger Indy along with a practical discussion of their potential.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Hardman

Daniel Hardman

Chief Architect, Evernym
Daniel Hardman has a quarter century of experience in enterprise software. As a technical director or chief architect, he’s led engineering teams at small startups, an incubator, and a continent-spanning business unit at a Fortune 500 company. He founded a dot com a few years back... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 13:45 - 14:25
Shanghai

14:00

Managing Hyperledger Fabric on the Cloud - Mark Rakhmilevich, Oracle
Cloud deployments provide many benefits for developers and operations – pre-configured compute and other resources, scaling on request, managed monitoring and operations, and consumption-based pricing. In case of complex stacks, such as Hyperledger Fabric, the cloud can also provide pre-assembled, pre-configured solutions to all the underlying dependencies. We will show how Hyperledger Fabric is integrated in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a PaaS service, and how it is provisioned, configured, and monitored in this environment. We’ll also describe how it can be deployed across multiple datacenters for affinity with local member organizations and connected in a hybrid manner with external Hyperledger Fabric instances for greater interoperability.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Rakhmilevich

Mark Rakhmilevich

Senior Director, Blockchain Product Management, Oracle
Mark Rakhmilevich has worked with enterprises on distributed systems and transaction processing in banks, payments, telcos, insurance, and government for over 20 years. He is Senior Director of Blockchain Product Management and works on the Blockchain Cloud Service with Oracle PaaS... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 14:00 - 14:10
Rio
  • Experience Level Any

14:05

Efficient Development with Hyperledger using the Example of C-Shares in a Distributed Infrastructure - Peter Schnürer, daura ag
This presentation will include 3 demos:

Hyperledger Factory Demo - Ian Thomas Sparkes, Consultant, Swisscom
A walkthrough of how Swisscom has tackled the task of ""productionization"" of Hyperledger Fabric networks, and developed tooling to make the management of networks intuitive and rapid.

daura ag - Peter Schnürer, Chief Executive Officer, daura ag
Daura guarantees the worldwide, secure transfer of Swiss shares and their registration on the blockchain. These shares enable non-listed companies to access the capital market. All legal functions of the shares, such as exercising voting rights, will be mapped in a smart contract and are fully compliant to Swiss regulation.

Consensus as a Service Demo - Thomas Goetz, Deputy Head of IT Architecture, PostFinance
Consensus as a Service





Speakers
avatar for Thomas Goetz

Thomas Goetz

Deputy Head of IT Architecture, PostFinance
Thomas Goetz is deputy head of IT architecture at PostFinance. In addition to his work in projects and in the business unit, he started 3 years ago to build and lead an interdisciplinary blockchain team. He studied Natural Sciences and Computer Science at the University of Berne... Read More →
avatar for Peter Schnürer

Peter Schnürer

Chief Executive Officer, daura ag
Peter Schnürer has background in banking, economics and IT. Being a crypto-finance enthusiast since the early days, he has initiated several blockchain projects, given speeches about the disruptive potential of DLT and worked with the government in Liechtenstein as member of the... Read More →
avatar for Ian Thomas Sparkes

Ian Thomas Sparkes

Consultant, Swisscom
Infrastructure Specialist, Software Engineer, Architect, 15+ years' experience in IT and large-scale systems within the telecommunications and financial domain. Experience in Software and Hardware Design and Architecture, Resilience, Distributed Systems, Hyperledger Fabric, Software... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 14:05 - 14:15
Sydney

14:20

Bringing Over-the-Counter Trading to the Next Level - Gregory Skerry, Altoros
As a part of its research and development lab, Altoros released an over-the-counter distributed application built on top of Hyperledger Fabric. The blockchain-based trading platform is a marketplace for peer-to-peer trades of any standardized financial instrument or commodity. It allows users to see the full history of bids, offers, and deals in a single interface. Implemented on blockchain, the solution acts as a common immutable and transparent source of “truth” while keeping sensitive information private through the custom functionality of Hyperledger Fabric. Tailor-made reporting feature provides a one-stop guide to pricing and volume trends during the whole trading day which helps save time and increase the efficiency of trading activities.

Speakers
avatar for Gregory Skerry

Gregory Skerry

Blockchain Solutions Architect, Altoros
Greg works at Altoros as Blockchain Solutions Architect. He possess great experience working also as Project Manager, Senior Analyst and Senior Consultant advising implementations for Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 clients. He has contributed to shape the content for Certified Hyperledger... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 14:20 - 14:30
Rio

14:25

Live Demo of the Monax Platform - Silas Davis, Monax
Join us for a live presentation of the powerful new platform, which allows consumers to easily procure lawyer-tested agreements and stay in full control of their business contracting.

Speakers
avatar for Silas Davis

Silas Davis

CTO, Monax
Silas is our CTO and the lead maintainer of Hyperledger Burrow - the core of the Agreements Network. A failed wrestler (BJJ), lapsed mathematician, and wearer of socks. Silas has an interest in digital liberties and the decentralisation of things. He holds a Masters in Mathematical... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 14:25 - 14:35
Sydney

14:35

Business Process Support for Consortial Blockchains - László Gönczy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
Business processes are a well-known way to capture collaboration logic among parties. The talk will show how to support business process modeling in consortial blockchain, incl. the automated generation of smart contract logic, so that business level decisions can be directly translated to the blockchain level. This “blockchainification” will bring the advantages of distributed ledger technologies to business collaborations. As a further benefit, the logic of smart contracts can be analyzed and high level test cases can be defined besides supporting portability across different consortial blockchains.

The talk will demonstrate the method in different business domains (supply chain finance, logistics, etc.) and give an example for synthesizing a process from event logs. The method is based on open source technologies (Camunda BPMN editor, Eclipse, Hyperledger Fabric/Composer).

Speakers
avatar for László Gönczy

László Gönczy

Assistant Professor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
László Gönczy is an assistant professor at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), in the Fault Tolerant Systems Research Group, Dept. of Measurement and Information Systems. He holds an MSc in Software Engineering and an MSc in Engineering Economics from Corvinus... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 14:35 - 15:15
Singapore
  • Experience Level Any

14:35

Think Tank: Real Estate Applications of Blockchain Technology - Haider Nawab, Royal Bank of Canada
Real estate represents at $217 trillion market space that is well suited to Blockchain technology. This think tank will review the current landscape: opportunities and projects where teams are trying to simplify the workflow of real estate transactions.

Show case projects will include Propy Inc, Chromaway. We will also discuss leadership from governments including Sweden Land Registry, Dubai Land Office and the Cook County Pilot program.

If possible a demo of real estate transaction in Hyperledger Composer will be prototyped for review and discussion.

Audience members will be engaged through interactive experience to develop empathy with user experience and service design ideas.

A large market that requires accurate inputs and verification of data from multiple sources such as real estate is a great place to build projects to innovate.

Speakers
avatar for Haider Nawab

Haider Nawab

Banker, Royal Bank of Canada
Haider Nawab is a banker who codes. Inspired by RBC's CEO - Dave MacKay who was hired as a cobalt developer - Haider has taught himself basic web development. He believes its enough to meaningfully collaborate with developers. Dealmaker by day, Haider hacks together his ideas to make... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 14:35 - 15:15
Boston

14:35

Transparent Forest and Nature Management in Flanders (Belgium) using Hyperledger Fabric - Daan Poron, Kunstmaan | Accenture Interactive
Together with the Flemish government, Daan has been working on a proof of concept trying to give an active identity to pieces of land and let them interact with other stakeholders like the owners, maintainers, government employees, and contractors. In this presentation, Daan Poron will talk about their experience with Hyperledger Fabric for creating this proof of concept; the technical and UX design decisions they made, how they deployed this to multiple machines on Amazon AWS, the challenges they faced and the different open source tools they created for completing this proof of concept successfully.

Speakers
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Daan Poron

Senior Software Architect, Kunstmaan | Accenture Interactive
Daan is a passionate software architect/full-stack developer with Kunstmaan Accenture Interactive, the world's fastest growing digital agency with a global mission to create the world's best human brand experiences. As a thinker, dreamer & creator, Daan does not believe in... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 14:35 - 15:15
Shanghai
  • Experience Level Any

14:40

Infrastructure for Blockchain Key Management Solutions - Patrick Lastennet, Interxion
Enterprises using DLT/Hyperledger for building new business services and applications are struggling to reconcile full control and maximum protection of critical cryptographic material with the necessity to extract themselves from on-prem legacy security infrastructure. Leveraging dedicated HSMs aaS in strategically located datacentres allows to move to a cloud model without compromising on security and control.

Speakers
PL

Patrick Lastennet

Director, Business Development, Enterprise and Financial Services, Interxion
Patrick Lastennet Director, Business Development, Enterprise and Financial Services.  Patrick is responsible for the business development of Interxion’s Enterprise and Financial Services vertical. He is also leading the development of new compliance and security value add services... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 14:40 - 14:50
Rio

14:45

Invisible BlockChain and Plasticity of Money – Adam Smith Meets Darwin to Buy Crypto Currency - Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Misk Foundation
This talk will compare evolution in nature (based on Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection), with similar processes happening in money, especially in the current iteration of money (cryptocurrencies), and the underlying BlockChain technology. The session will review the history and evolution of money up to this point, shortly explain Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, compare the similarities between evolution by natural selection in nature with evolution in BlockChain technology and cryptocurrencies, and will examine the potential paths for the BlockChain technology and cryptocurrencies to evolve in the future. The session will ask and facilitate the participants to come up with their own theory and practical example of blockchain of the future following Darwin's theory of evolution. 

Speakers
avatar for Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani

Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani

Manager Big Data, Misk Foundation
Dr. Usmani is a Fulbright Scholar and Eisenhower Fellow. He holds a PhD and MS in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology. His PhD work focuses on simulation and modeling of explosions. His work has been featured in Wall Street Journal, CNN, AOL News, Wired Magazine... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 14:45 - 14:55
Sydney

15:00

Fighting Counterfeits from the Ledger - Benjamin Djidi
Some products inherit their value from their origins. In a world where counterfeiting technologies have evolved faster than authentication ones, Benjamin Djidi will discuss the challenges of keeping track of origins, how blockchain technologies can solve the authenticity gap and the challenges to adoption.

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Djidi

Benjamin Djidi

Sr. Business Intelligence Engineer, Amazon
Benjamin is a Senior Business Intelligence Engineer with 5 years’ experience building, structuring and distributing data pipelines. He has worked on multiple Amazon programs and has been writing Smart Contracts since 2016. Benjamin has deployed applications on both public and permissioned... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 15:00 - 15:10
Rio

15:05

Reimagining Identity – and Re-Intermediating with Consumers - Through Blockchain - Dmitry Barinov, SecureKey
The current model for managing identity is quickly becoming unsustainable – costly, disjointed and all too fallible. But that’s about to change. SecureKey, along with a consortium of innovative partners, has developed and is launching next generation privacy-enhancing services to enable consumers to conveniently and privately assert identity information using trusted providers, such as banks, telcos and governments, helping them connect to critical online services with a digital credential they already have and trust, while ensuring that information is only ever shared with explicit user consent.

Consumers will soon have the ability to prove they are who they say they are, in person and online, with high trust and scalability by using the Verified.Me service built on IBM Blockchain utilizing Hyperledger Fabric v1.2. This digital identity and attribute sharing network will allow for the exchange of information, all the while ensuring no data is visible to the operator; that there is no central database or honeypot; that there is no central point of failure; that providers and receivers don’t know where information is going to or coming from through a triple-blind privacy approach; and that users are not being - and cannot be - tracked.

Speakers
avatar for Dmitry Barinov

Dmitry Barinov

Chief Technology Officer, SecureKey
Dmitry Barinov, Chief Technology Officer of SecureKey, is a recognized industry leader with 18 years of experience in information technology and security. Prior to SecureKey, Dmitry has led and delivered numerous technology, security, identity and risk management projects including... Read More →


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Thursday December 13, 2018 15:05 - 15:15
Sydney

15:15

Coffee Break
Thursday December 13, 2018 15:15 - 15:45
Foyer 2nd Floor

15:20

Can you Beat the System? - Kevin O'Donnell, Blockchain Technology Partners
Using BTP Sextant we show how with one click you can deploy a Hyperledger Sawtooth network on a Kubernetes cluster in the cloud. We then invite you to play tic-tac-toe on this and see if you can beat the system by bending the rules to suit yourself! Key takeaway - We will show how easy it is to get up and running using the right tool so that you can become productive in a matter of minutes. Using the universal game tic-tac-toe we will show how storing its state on a blockchain you cannot - try as you might - beat the system.

Speakers
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Kevin O'Donnell

Chief Strategy Officer, Blockchain Technology Partners
BTP Chief Strategy Officer Kevin is co-founder of the devops platform Chill Code. He served as VP Infrastructure & Operations at JP Morgan from September 2012 until July 2016. Prior to this he served as VP Operations, Video Analytics at Nielsen following its acquisition of Glance... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 15:20 - 15:30
Rio

15:25

Live Demo of Omnitude ID Utilizing Hyperledger Indy, Fabric, and Sovrin - James Worthington, Omnitude
The Omnitude ID utilizes Hyperledger Indy and Sovrin to provide Ecommerce, Supply Chain Management, and other domain-specific Identity attributes. With an emphasis on self-sovereign control, we enable bi-directional identity data and revenue flow between individuals, organizations, and devices on an enterprise scale.

Ecommerce providers and customers benefit from a secure, controlled, and self-sovereign identity attribute and revenue exchange. Omnitude will demonstrate the mutual benefits of controlled information exchange in the Ecommerce realm with the Omnitude ID and platform.


Speakers
avatar for James Worthington

James Worthington

CTO, Omnitude
James Worthington is the CTO of Omnitude, a middleware blockchain layer and toolkit for businesses to integrate the benefits of blockchain technology into the commercial fabric of their organizations easily and cost efficiently. James' career has focused on the creation, capture... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 15:25 - 15:35
Sydney

15:40

Enabling Hyperledger Fabric Business Network Across Multiple Clouds using ChainDigit Decentralised Management Console - Tsvetan Georgiev & Baiju Jacob, ChainDigit Inc
Setting up and operating a distributed and decentralised blockchain permissioned networks across different infrastructures is the biggest challenge facing blockchain adoption. ChainDigit decentralised management console simplifies those tasks in an efficient manner and enables them with a few clicks. We emphasise on simplicity, automation and breeze maintenance of complex Hyperledger Fabric networks and bring to the business the benefit of a secure and automated way of building complex consortium networks.

Speakers
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Tsvetan Georgiev

CTO, ChainDigit Inc
Tsvetan is an accomplished Technical and Solution Architect with more than 17 years of experience who has led complex projects resulting in some of the best applications coming out of SAP. He has successfully helped multiple Hyperledger Fabric implementations for start-ups and enterprises... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 15:40 - 15:50
Rio

15:45

Code Faster with Concerto, Model-driven Blockchain Development - Matt Roberts & Dan Selman, Clause
Is the business logic in your chaincode hard to find because it is buried in code that is doing boilerplate JSON serialization and data validation? Are you developing REST APIs by hand for your domain model? Concerto to the rescue!

This talk introduces Concerto, a lightweight 100% JavaScript schema language and runtime. It works in both a Node.js process and in your browser. Concerto models can be converted to JSON Schema, XML Schema, Java, Go, Typescript, Loopback APIs, HTML web-forms and PlantUML diagrams. Concerto is used today with Hyperledger Composer, Fabric and the Accord Project's platform-independent implementation for smart legal agreements.

Speakers
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Matt Roberts

Director of Engineering, Clause
Matt hates wasting time! His background is in helping big organisations to integrate and automate their business processes. He now leads the work at Clause to make connected contracts a reality by linking them to the real world. Matt is a maintainer for Cicero, the Accord Project's... Read More →
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Dan Selman

CTO, Clause
Dan is the CTO of Clause, a legal-tech startup that is creating a platform for lawyers and developers to define, manage, and operationalize smart legal contracts. This mission combines three of his longstanding passions: AI, blockchain, and domain-specific languages. Dan is a maintainer... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 15:45 - 15:55
Sydney

15:45

Blockchains for Business: From Huh to Hype to Meh - Casey Kuhlman, Monax
This talk focuses on the history of blockchains in a business context as lived and told by the CEO of the first company to build a permissioned, smart contract compatible blockchain codebase (the codebase currently known as Hyperledger Burrow). There are three phases to the talk and a predominant lesson for the future of blockchain network implementations will be gleaned from each phase. In the first phase the talk will focus on the early days -- when the community of businesses seeking to utilize blockchains were vanishingly small. This phase, known as the `huh?` phase was formative for where the technology currently is. The second phase of the talk will focus on the hype driven buzz phase of the technology which drove a huge amount of top down activity. Finally, the third phase of the talk will focus on the phase the technology is just entering where all the software folks get to work.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Kuhlman

Casey Kuhlman

CEO, Monax
Casey Kuhlman is the CEO of Monax a blockchain-based contract management system for small businesses. Prior to co-founding Monax, Casey was the head of legal information systems at the US Open Data Institute. A lawyer and international development practitioner for nearly a decade... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 15:45 - 16:25
Singapore

15:45

Panel Discussion: Novel Deployments of Hyperledger - Moderated by Taynaah Reis, Moeda
Technological advancement has led to the emergence of innovations such as Blockchain and AI that could disrupt the industry. Many industries struggle with structural problem and introduction of blockchain tech allows for more transparent, dynamic and consumer-focused applications. Let's look how blockchain technology is evolving to bring greater performance, scalability, security, manageability, and plug-n-play integration capabilities to meet the needs of the enterprises in less traditional fields. In this panel, we have gathered the most interesting and novel applications of blockchain. 

Moderators
avatar for Taynaah Reis

Taynaah Reis

Founder and CEO, Moeda
Founder and CEO Moeda Impact Development Bank

Speakers
avatar for Sebastian Carru

Sebastian Carru

Watson and Cloud Platform Team Leader Europe, IBM
With extensive B2B experience in sales and marketing currently working at IBM, bringing Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technologies to the world. Lecturing the Blockchain course in the Italian online academy TechVocacy. Speaker at various events on Blockchain and AI in Eu... Read More →
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Jon Geater

Chief Technlogy Officer, Thales eSecurity
In a career dedicated to high-tech and cryptographic security, Jon has held senior global roles in leading companies such as nCipher (Director of Technical Strategy), ARM (Director of Technology and Division CTO, Secure Services Division) and Trustonic (founding Chief Technology Officer... Read More →
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Artem Tovbin

Chief Digital Officer, Association IPChain



Thursday December 13, 2018 15:45 - 16:25
Boston

15:45

Findings While Grafting Blockchain to Existing Enterprise Platform - Daniel A Zaretsky & Kevin Leeds, Pravici LLC
Real-world, empirical data/results will be the focus in the following areas: 1) Lessons learned during Integration of blockchain and existing Loyalty Platform 2) Strategy for authenticating the participants within and between systems. 3) PSR (performance, scalability, reliability) test results and status.

Pravici LLC are experts in Customer Loyalty Programs Systems and are currently implementing what may become one of the largest Customer Loyalty Programs in history. Dan Zaretsky, Pravici VP Blockchain and DLT will describe the results to-date for this exciting real-world application of blockchain.

Technical Overview:
o Business Network definition deploy – Hyperledger Composer
o Blockchain – Hyperledger Fabric
o Authentication – LDAP
o Enrollment – Certificates stored in wallets
o API 1: Legacy Back-end Blockchain – Web Services
o API 2: Front-end Blockchain – Web Services

The presentation will provide a to-date status of the project in the following areas: User/Participant Authentication, Performance characteristics, Scalability characteristics, Architecture Lessons, Integration Lessons. 

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Leeds

Kevin Leeds

Software Architect, Pravici
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Daniel A Zaretsky

VP Blockchain and DLT, Pravici LLC
Dan Zaretsky current profile-professional bio can be viewed here: www.linkedin.com/in/danzaretsky He has previously spoken at Oracle Open World and presented multiple Customer Success Stories on Loyalty Program implementations



Thursday December 13, 2018 15:45 - 16:25
Shanghai

16:00

Deploying Hyperledger Fabric Application on KompiTech Blockchain Platform - Greg Erhahon, KompiTech
A showcase of KompiTech blockchain platform which is managing blockchain infrastructure based on Hyperledger Fabric technology. We will dive into our business blockchain application Use Case built with Hyperledger Fabric which is IT Service Management on Blockchain, deployment of the application, IT service processes automation, the consensus and economic incentivization to ensure delivery of quality and efficient IT service to customers.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Erhahon

Greg Erhahon

CEO, KompiTech
Greg Erhahon is CEO of KompiTech, a Swiss based technology company with headquarters in Zurich. Greg have 3 years blockchain experience working with KompiTech and leading the team. Before joining KompiTech, Greg background span from 17 years of information technology experience working... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 16:00 - 16:10
Rio

16:05

Connecting Ecosystems: Blockchain Integration - Luca Schiatti & Giordano Giuseppe, Accenture Labs
Accenture will demonstrate its blockchain integration technology, which supports asset transfer between platforms maintaining all properties for uniqueness and state. Consistently maintaining a data element on two or more DLT systems. e.g., 'I see what you see'.

Speakers
avatar for Giuseppe Giordano

Giuseppe Giordano

R&D Senior Manager, Accenture Labs
Giuseppe has 10 years experience as a member of the Accenture Labs, the R&D organisation which focuses on identifying and delivering applications of innovative and emerging technologiesHe currently leads globally the Labs Blockchain R&D Team and his current areas of focus are: Distributed... Read More →
avatar for Luca Schiatti

Luca Schiatti

Technology R&D Associate Manager, Accenture Labs
Luca Schiatti is R&D Associate Manager at the Accenture Labs, the technology research and development organization within Accenture.His current areas of focus are: Distributed Ledger and Blockchain Technologies, Blockchain Interoperability and Integration, Distributed Identity and... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 16:05 - 16:15
Sydney

16:20

IBM Blockchain Starter Plan - Matthew Golby-Kirk, IBM
Join us to learn more how you can begin building your network with Starter Plan, which offers a one-click setup, easy-to-use UI that reduces network administration and governance time. You will see first-hand how this iterative development platform will include a fully functional kick starter network and informative tutorials. Hear how when you sign up for Starter Plan, you will get your one-time $500 in credits to use towards your network.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Golby-Kirk

Matthew Golby-Kirk

Global Blockchain Labs Engagement, IBM
Matthew is part of IBM’s global Blockchain engagement team, within the CTO Europe Office. He is based at IBM’s development laboratory in Hursley, England and has worked with IBM for almost 20 years on a variety of integration and middleware technologies. Most recently he spent... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 16:20 - 16:30
Rio

16:25

From Blank Page to Working Blockchain Application in Less than 10 Minutes - Assaf Kalderon, Xooa
Speakers
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Assaf Kalderon

VP Business Development, Xooa


Thursday December 13, 2018 16:25 - 16:25
Sydney

16:35

Panel Discussion: Blockchain is Reshaping the Supply Chain Ecosystem - Moderated by Roberto Mancone, we.trade
Blockchain is reshaping the supply chain ecosystem

This July, we.trade blockchain platform completed multiple real-time customer transactions, which are the first commercial trades completed on we.trade blockchain platform.

Join us for this insightful panel discussion, which brings together a FinTech, banking leaders, technology expert and shipping providers from across Europe, to discuss the challenges and more importantly the opportunities facing those involved in international trade.

Learn how blockchain is revolutionising the trade ecosystem.
Distributed ledger technology can help gain efficiencies and provide greater transparency in live transactions and is a disruptive model that has the potential to reshape the future of global trade finance.

Speakers
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Anne-Claire Gorge

Global Head of Product Management, Societe General
CV

Chantal van Haute

Business Development & Innovation Manager Trade Finance, KBC
avatar for Roberto Mancone

Roberto Mancone

Chief Operating Officer, we.trade
Roberto Mancone we.trade COO Chief Operating Officer of we.trade Innovation DAC, the Joint Venture owned by 9 European Banks (DB, HSBC, KBC, Natixis, Rabobank, SogGen, Unicredit), developing, executing the strategy, designing the operating model of the company, and licensing the... Read More →
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Parm Sangha

IBM, GBS Europe Blockchain Leader


Thursday December 13, 2018 16:35 - 17:15
Boston

16:35

Exploring the Relationships Between a Blockchain Reference Architecture, Design Patterns and Governance - Mohan Venkatamaran & Isaac Kunkel, Chainyard
This session will review a blockchain reference architecture that has been developed based on experience with Hyperledger Fabric. The presentation will first provide an overview of the reference model noting blockchain specific elements. It will then identify several specific technical and business patterns that are supported by the reference architecture. It will finish up by demonstrating how this blockchain specific reference architecture takes a holistic perspective of the solution, including both technical and business governance, for consideration during the design phase.

The reference model itself has dozens of elements which are grouped by business, users, application, tools and platform services. Within the platform services, we see sub-groupings of common and blockchain specific elements.

Patterns will include 8 design patterns that facilitate the development of blockchain solutions include several smart contract specific patterns.

The presentation will work to tie the importance of considering both technical and business governance into the design elements of the solution.

Speakers
avatar for Isaac Kunkel

Isaac Kunkel

SVP, Consulting Services, Chainyard
Isaac Kunkel is SVP, Consulting Services at Chainyard. Isaac has a rich leadership background in Software Engineering. He most recently served at TiVo as Senior Director of Engineering Operations and Services working in the Advanced Search & Recommendations Business Unit. Isaac came... Read More →
avatar for Mohan Venkatamaran

Mohan Venkatamaran

CTO, Chainyard
Mohan Venkataraman is the CTO at Chainyard. He has over 25 years of IT experience. He has held previous consulting, engineering, or senior management roles with companies including Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group, MomentumSI (now VMware), Nortel Networks, MCI (now Verizon), NTT... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 16:35 - 17:15
Shanghai

16:40

Tokenized Loyalty Points - Dan Zaretsky, Pravici
View the results of grafting of Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain to an existing Loyalty Platform. 

Speakers
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Daniel A Zaretsky

VP Blockchain and DLT, Pravici LLC
Dan Zaretsky current profile-professional bio can be viewed here: www.linkedin.com/in/danzaretsky He has previously spoken at Oracle Open World and presented multiple Customer Success Stories on Loyalty Program implementations


Thursday December 13, 2018 16:40 - 16:50
Rio

16:45

Empowering the Consumer – Revitalizing the Relationship Between the Consumer and Brand “Data is the New Bacon” - Lisa Marks, ChainNinja
Market research is an invaluable industry for every market; learning what the consumer likes and how they want it is vital. Unfortunately, the industry has not evolved since its inception in the 1950s. Since then both market trends and technologies have advanced considerably; it’s time for a rebirth. Enter the world’s first USPTO consumer opinion and behavioral data economy blockchain enabled survey. We now have a way to identify and capture consumer opinions and behavioral data in an ultra-secure and at the highest GDPR level 1 compliant manner.

ChainNinja Blockchain Solutions, world-class Blockchain development and advisory firm, as The Opinion Economy’s development partner, successfully developed and deployed the Opinion Economy’s blockchain network, which is leveraged to connect brands to consumers for survey research purposes. On Friday, October 5th, 2018, the newly developed OEB application was successfully deployed and demonstrated the capability to self-enroll its first Contact Agency, Survey Agency and group of Respondents. These parties were then able to complete an automated peer-to-peer transaction within minutes of enrollment, marking the first live transaction. identify and capture consumer opinions and behavioral data in an ultra-secure and at the highest GDPR level 1 compliant manner.

Speakers
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Lisa Marks

CEO, ChainNinja
Lisa Marks has been a leading expert in providing strategic technology solutions to her clients. She brings over 15 years of experience in Strategic Management and Strategy Execution to ChainNinja. Lisa has a proven track record globally as a trusted partner and advisor to her clients... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 16:45 - 16:55
Sydney

17:05

Data Privacy for Enterprise DLT Applications - David Nuñez, NuCypher
Traditional approaches to access control require one or more points of trust – a hardware security module or a centralized server managed by a data custodian. NuCypher provides a departure from this trust-dependent paradigm and introduces threshold split-key proxy re-encryption scheme (Umbral) – a combination of proxy re-encryption and decentralization – which enables performant permission management while preserving the encrypted state of the underlying data. Proxy re-encryption nodes provide re-encryption services without ever decrypting data. Cryptographic permissions are enforced through the issuance or revocation of re-encryption keys by data owners.

Speakers
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David Nuñez

Cryptographer, NuCypher
David Nuñez is cryptographer at NuCypher. He specializes in proxy re-encryption, which was the topic of his PhD. He is also the author of Umbral, the proxy re-encryption scheme that supports the decentralized NuCypher network, and one of the core maintainers of its reference implementation... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 17:05 - 17:15
Sydney

17:25

Closing Session with Q&A - Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
Speakers
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger
Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 17:25 - 17:55
San Fransisco
 
Friday, December 14
 

07:30

07:30

09:00

Getting Started with Hyperledger Fabric - Antoine Chabert, ChainHero
Since its beginnings, the Fabric framework has become more robust, more modular and providing more power to develop ambitious applications.

Its new architecture has many advantages but remains difficult to understand, especially for those who are not familiar with distributed environments.

After several prototypes, Antoine CHABERT shared its decryption in a quick and simple online tutorial
(https://chainhero.io/2018/03/tutorial-build-blockchain-app-2/), to allow anyone to start designing an application entirely in Golang and based on the Fabric framework.

Now, he proposes to go further by presenting it to you!
You can take a computer to make it easier to follow the instructions. Everything will be done on a Linux environment (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS).

In order to be ready for the practice part of the workshop, you can download the virtual machine available here: https://chainhero.io/hlgf-ws-vm

Speakers
avatar for Antoine CHABERT

Antoine CHABERT

Lead developer, ChainHero
Antoine is a French engineer, graduated from INSA Lyon and spent one year in Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Lead developer at ChainHero. Developing projects with the Hyperledger Fabric Framework. BlockAudit which is a ultimate security appliance, specially designed for... Read More →



Friday December 14, 2018 09:00 - 10:30
Shanghai 1

09:00

Hands-On with Verifiable Organizations Network based on Hyperledger Indy - Stephen Curran, CloudCompass Computing, Inc. & John Jordan, Province of British Columbia
A hands-on workshop covering both business and technical aspects of an organization becoming a participant in the Verifiable Organizations Network (VON). Attendees will gain insight into both business and technical aspects of a Hyperledger Indy based solution.

The attendees will work in groups to deploy an organizational Hyperledger Indy based VON-X Issuer/Verifier service so they can learn about what it would take to on-board a permit service onto VON. Their service will issue Verifiable Credentials to TheOrgBook and enable a permitting workflow. The attendees will consider the business context - how would this affect existing workflows within their organizations, what would the value be to their business? They’ll also see the technical components in action - what’s involved in becoming an organization that consumes Verifiable Claims, and that issues Credentials.

Bring your laptop!

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Curran

Stephen Curran

Principal, Cloud Compass Computing Inc.
Stephen Curran of Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. is a Software Development and DevOps veteran who dove full on into the identity on blockchain world in 2017. Working with the British Columbia Government, Stephen has helped define, build and launch the Verifiable Organizations Network... Read More →
avatar for John Jordan

John Jordan

Executive Director, Emerging Digital Initiatives, Ministry of Citizens’ Services, Province of BC
John Jordan is an experienced product executive and technology strategist who has over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. His mantra is “Always be Shipping”. John has shipped product in the domains of telecommunications, content management, identity... Read More →


Friday December 14, 2018 09:00 - 10:30
Shanghai 3

09:00

Running and Managing Solidity Smart Contracts in Hyperledger Fabric using Web3 - Swetha Repakula & Jay Guo, IBM
Hyperledger Fabric is a permissioned blockchain platform where people build applications to communicate and interact with deployed smart contracts. However, smart contracts and apps must be written in programming languages like Go or Javascript. Alternatively, Ethereum made it friendly to write smart contracts by inventing Contract-Oriented Languages, e.g. Solidity, and created a Web3 library that can be used to interact with smart contracts.
The talk will cover how an EVM has been integrated into Fabric, enabling users to write contracts in Contract-Oriented Languages as well as interact with them via the Web3 library. Developers familiar with Ethereum can easily develop on Fabric, leverage tools like Truffle & Remix, as well as migrate their Distributed Apps (DApps) with minimal effort. The talk will also describe use cases where permissioned blockchains are more desirable.

Speakers
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Jay Guo

Software Developer, IBM
Jay, an IBM software developer, has been working on Hyperledger Fabric since summer 2017 and has contributed to various components in the project. He currently works on the Fabric EVM integration and Fabric consensus protocols. He previously worked on cloud computing technologies... Read More →
avatar for Swetha Repakula

Swetha Repakula

Open Source Contributor, IBM
Swetha Repakula is a software engineer working in IBM’s Open Technologies division. Since late 2017, she has been working on Hyperledger Fabric, an open source blockchain platform on its EVM integration. Previously she was a full-time open source contributor for Cloud Foundry. Swetha... Read More →



Friday December 14, 2018 09:00 - 10:30
Shanghai 2

09:00

Workshop: Introduction to Hyperledger Sawtooth - Murat Anil Oner & Elias Haase, B9lab
Getting to Know Hyperledger Sawtooth
Hyperledger Sawtooth introduces many new concepts that challenge traditional approaches to system architecture. Start building your Sawtooth vocabulary, get acquainted with the network components and architecture. You will also run your first network and interact with it using the command line interface and REST API.

    Key Sawtooth definitions
    General architecture overview
        What is the Journal?
        How does the validator network work?
        How to deal with permissions
    Starting Your First Network
        How to use the command line interface
        Interacting through REST API

Transaction Families
A transaction family is a set of rules or transaction types that you allow on your ledger. In this module, you will learn why transaction families are integral to Hyperledger Sawtooth framework and understand how the basic ones work. In addition, you will discover how Seth (Sawtooth Ethereum) can be used to run Ethereum smart contracts on a Sawtooth network.

    On basic transaction families
        IntegerKey: the simplest transaction family
        Identity: a more complex but useful transaction family
        BlockInfo: how to get key information about blocks
        XO: a blockchain game
    What is Seth?
        How to deploy EVM contracts on a Sawtooth network

SDKs
You cannot limit your interaction with the network to the command line interface. In this module, we will practice sending transactions to the network with clients and discover how new transaction families can be created. We will focus on the Python SDK.

    Introduction to the Python SDK
        How to send transactions to a Sawtooth network in Python
        How to implement a new transaction family
        How to handle events


Seth
We will be deploying EVM contracts on our Sawtooth network and learn how Seth works.

Introduction to Seth
How does the Seth EVM implementation differ from Ethereum's implementation
How to deploy EVM contracts in Sawtooth Networks


Hands On
As part of the course we will be building a small proof-of-concept application together.

Your Instructors
Murat Anil OnerAnil is a self-taught, lifelong developer with a MSc in Biophysics at the Technical University Munich. He has worked with many programming languages (and built his own), higher mathematics, and has been part of research projects in particle physics, electrotechnics and computer-based simulations. He has experience with embedded systems, cryptography and has even written code for a particle accelerator.

Elias HaaseElias started programming in his early teens and has spent the past 10 years planning, building and running systems. His background is in Artificial Intelligence. Since the early days of bitcoin he has been following the progress of blockchain tech, was around when Ethereum became a thing in 2014 and gathered experience with smart contracts / trustless computation since the early days.

Speakers
avatar for Elias Haase

Elias Haase

Founder and CEO, B9lab
Elias started programming in his early teens and has spent the past 10 years planning, building and running systems. His background is in Artificial Intelligence. Since the early days of bitcoin he has been following the progress of blockchain tech, was around when Ethereum became... Read More →
avatar for Murat Anil Oner

Murat Anil Oner

Anil is a self-taught, lifelong developer with a MSc in Biophysics at the Technical University Munich. He has worked with many programming languages (and built his own), higher mathematics, and has been part of research projects in particle physics, electrotechnics and computer-based... Read More →


Friday December 14, 2018 09:00 - 18:10
Boston 2

10:30

10:45

HACERA’s Unbounded Network Registry and Discovery Platform - Because it is All About Collaboration, Security and Removing Friction - Jonathan Levi, HACERA
As the number of blockchain consortiums, networks and applications continues to grow we need a means to list them and make them known to the world, in order to unleash the power of blockchain. The Unbounded Registry, built on blockchain technology, provides a decentralized means to register, look up, join and transact across a variety of blockchain solutions. The unbounded Network is built to interoperate with all of today’s popular distributed ledger technologies, including The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Sawtooth, R3 Corda, EEA Quorum, Stellar Network and more.

In this session will present the Unbounded Network and its role in facilitating network discovery (finding what’s out there), joining and collaborating with other blockchain networks and integrating data from different sources into centralized solutions. Covering both permissioned and permission-less chains, Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Sawtooth, will cover how DID (Decentralized IDentifiers) can be used across chains, as well as connectivity to public chains.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Levi

Jonathan Levi

Founder, HACERA
Jonathan Levi, who founded HACERA, has been active in Hyperledger from its inception. He has been one of the early maintainers of Hyperledger Fabric, the release manager of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 (with Christopher Ferris) and is an active contributor to the community.


Friday December 14, 2018 10:45 - 11:15
Boston 1

11:20

Continued: Getting Started with Hyperledger Fabric - Antoine Chabert, ChainHero
Since its beginnings, the Fabric framework has become more robust, more modular and providing more power to develop ambitious applications.

Its new architecture has many advantages but remains difficult to understand, especially for those who are not familiar with distributed environments.

After several prototypes, Antoine CHABERT shared its decryption in a quick and simple online tutorial (https://chainhero.io/2018/03/tutorial-build-blockchain-app-2/), to allow anyone to start designing an application entirely in Golang and based on the Fabric framework.

Now, he proposes to go further by presenting it to you !

In order to be ready for the practice part of the workshop, you can download the virtual machine available here:
https://chainhero.io/hlgf-ws-vm

Speakers
avatar for Antoine CHABERT

Antoine CHABERT

Lead developer, ChainHero
Antoine is a French engineer, graduated from INSA Lyon and spent one year in Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Lead developer at ChainHero. Developing projects with the Hyperledger Fabric Framework. BlockAudit which is a ultimate security appliance, specially designed for... Read More →


Friday December 14, 2018 11:20 - 12:50
Shanghai 1

11:20

Continued: Hands-On with Verifiable Organizations Network based on Hyperledger Indy - Stephen Curran, CloudCompass Computing, Inc. & John Jordan, Province of British Columbia
A hands-on workshop covering both business and technical aspects of an organization becoming a participant in the Verifiable Organizations Network (VON). Attendees will gain insight into both business and technical aspects of a Hyperledger Indy based solution.

The attendees will work in groups to deploy an organizational Hyperledger Indy based VON-X Issuer/Verifier service so they can learn about what it would take to on-board a permit service onto VON. Their service will issue Verifiable Credentials to TheOrgBook and enable a permitting workflow. The attendees will consider the business context - how would this affect existing workflows within their organizations, what would the value be to their business? They’ll also see the technical components in action - what’s involved in becoming an organization that consumes Verifiable Claims, and that issues Credentials.

Bring your laptop!

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Curran

Stephen Curran

Principal, Cloud Compass Computing Inc.
Stephen Curran of Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. is a Software Development and DevOps veteran who dove full on into the identity on blockchain world in 2017. Working with the British Columbia Government, Stephen has helped define, build and launch the Verifiable Organizations Network... Read More →
avatar for John Jordan

John Jordan

Executive Director, Emerging Digital Initiatives, Ministry of Citizens’ Services, Province of BC
John Jordan is an experienced product executive and technology strategist who has over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. His mantra is “Always be Shipping”. John has shipped product in the domains of telecommunications, content management, identity... Read More →


Friday December 14, 2018 11:20 - 12:50
Shanghai 3

11:20

Continued: Running and Managing Solidity Smart Contracts in Hyperledger Fabric using Web3 - Swetha Repakula & Jay Guo, IBM
Hyperledger Fabric is a permissioned blockchain platform where people build applications to communicate and interact with deployed smart contracts. However, smart contracts and apps must be written in programming languages like Go or Javascript. Alternatively, Ethereum made it friendly to write smart contracts by inventing Contract-Oriented Languages, e.g. Solidity, and created a Web3 library that can be used to interact with smart contracts.
The talk will cover how an EVM has been integrated into Fabric, enabling users to write contracts in Contract-Oriented Languages as well as interact with them via the Web3 library. Developers familiar with Ethereum can easily develop on Fabric, leverage tools like Truffle & Remix, as well as migrate their Distributed Apps (DApps) with minimal effort. The talk will also describe use cases where permissioned blockchains are more desirable.

Speakers
JG

Jay Guo

Software Developer, IBM
Jay, an IBM software developer, has been working on Hyperledger Fabric since summer 2017 and has contributed to various components in the project. He currently works on the Fabric EVM integration and Fabric consensus protocols. He previously worked on cloud computing technologies... Read More →
avatar for Swetha Repakula

Swetha Repakula

Open Source Contributor, IBM
Swetha Repakula is a software engineer working in IBM’s Open Technologies division. Since late 2017, she has been working on Hyperledger Fabric, an open source blockchain platform on its EVM integration. Previously she was a full-time open source contributor for Cloud Foundry. Swetha... Read More →


Friday December 14, 2018 11:20 - 12:50
Shanghai 2

12:50

Lunch
Friday December 14, 2018 12:50 - 14:20
Ground Floor Foyer

14:20

Burrow Workshop - Casey Kuhlman & Silas Davis, Monax
Details coming soon!

Speakers
avatar for Silas Davis

Silas Davis

CTO, Monax
Silas is our CTO and the lead maintainer of Hyperledger Burrow - the core of the Agreements Network. A failed wrestler (BJJ), lapsed mathematician, and wearer of socks. Silas has an interest in digital liberties and the decentralisation of things. He holds a Masters in Mathematical... Read More →
avatar for Casey Kuhlman

Casey Kuhlman

CEO, Monax
Casey Kuhlman is the CEO of Monax a blockchain-based contract management system for small businesses. Prior to co-founding Monax, Casey was the head of legal information systems at the US Open Data Institute. A lawyer and international development practitioner for nearly a decade... Read More →


Friday December 14, 2018 14:20 - 15:50
Shanghai 2

14:20

Deploying Hyperledger Fabric with Kubernetes/Helm - Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky & Nicola Paoli, AID:Tech
Deploying Hyperledger Fabric to production on Kubernetes is not a solved topic, AID:Tech present their work on designing and open-sourcing Helm Charts.

Rather than developing a monolithic Helm chart, AID:Tech created 4 separate and configurable charts for deploying Hyperledger Fabric components, namely the Certificate Authority, Peer, CouchDB and Orderer.

Sasha demonstrates how to deploy these charts together using Kubernetes on a cloud-based cluster, and connect them to Hyperledger Composer (using a chart under development).

NOTE: If you intend to follow the workshop and run the commands youselves, to ensure smooth sailing, we highly encourage you to:
1) Obtain a Cloud platform (AWS, GCP, Azure, IBM Cloud) account with some free credits, and create a basic Kuberentes cluster with 4 nodes
2) Obtain a cheap or free domain name (either with your cloud provider or elsewhere)

From your hosts:

Dear attendees,

I'm excited to have you participate in our workshop on "Deploying Hyperledger Fabric with Kubernetes/Helm" and hope you will benefit from it!

Because we want the workshop to be hands on, if you would like to follow it yourself on your own computer, we suggest that you do 3 things:

1) deploy a working (at least) 4 node (managed) Kubernetes cluster on one of several cloud providers. Here are some Quickstart instructions from several major cloud providers (we've used Azure and GCP ourselves):
- https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/aks/kubernetes-walkthrough
- https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/docs/quickstart
- https://docs.aws.amazon.com/eks/latest/userguide/getting-started.html
- https://console.bluemix.net/docs/containers/cs_tutorials.html#cs_cluster_tutorial

2) Obtain a domain name of your own (we personally recommend NameCheap) but you can obtain a cheap ($1) or free domain name from many providers.

3) Clone (download) our git repository:
https://github.com/aidtechnology/hgf-k8s-workshop

This will help ensure you can spend as much time on the workshop at deploying HL Fabric networks and not on boring cluster configuration

Looking forward to hosting you.

Best,
Sasha & Nicola
--------


Speakers
avatar for Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky

Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky

CTO & Chief Data Scientist, AID:Tech
Sasha is CTO and Chief Data Scientist at AID:Tech. Sasha originally trained to be a Cognitive Neuroscientist, finishing his BA and PhD at Cambridge. He worked at the CBSU (Cambridge) and DCCN (Nijmegen), focusing on using pattern analysis and machine learning to understand human attention... Read More →
avatar for Nicola Paoli

Nicola Paoli

Lead Blockchain Developer, AID:Tech
Nicola is Lead Blockchain Developer at AID:Tech.Nicola graduated in Information Technology for Management in Bologna University. He than started his career working as Software Engineer in Accenture, working on many projects including education, open-data and enterprise applications... Read More →



Friday December 14, 2018 14:20 - 15:50
Shanghai 1
  • Experience Level Any

14:20

Hands-on with Smart Legal Contracts from the Accord Project - Matt Roberts & Dan Selman, Clause
Bring your laptop to this hands-on workshop to build your first Smart Legal Contract based on open-source tools from the Accord Project.

The Accord Project defines the technical and legal standards for legally enforceable smart contracts and integrates with Hyperledger Composer and Hyperledger Fabric.

Attendees will learn how to deploy a legal agreement to a Hyperledger Fabric network using open source tools from the Accord Project.

Speakers
MR

Matt Roberts

Director of Engineering, Clause
Matt hates wasting time! His background is in helping big organisations to integrate and automate their business processes. He now leads the work at Clause to make connected contracts a reality by linking them to the real world. Matt is a maintainer for Cicero, the Accord Project's... Read More →
DS

Dan Selman

CTO, Clause
Dan is the CTO of Clause, a legal-tech startup that is creating a platform for lawyers and developers to define, manage, and operationalize smart legal contracts. This mission combines three of his longstanding passions: AI, blockchain, and domain-specific languages. Dan is a maintainer... Read More →



Friday December 14, 2018 14:20 - 15:50
Shanghai 3

14:20

Overview: Agents and Hyperledger Indy - Kyle Den Hartog, Evernym
Workshop featuring Kyle Den Hartog from Evernym and Stephen Curran from BC.gov on Agents, what they are, how they work, what they can do in both Hyperledger Indy and the wider decentralized identity world.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Den Hartog

Kyle Den Hartog

Software Engineer, Evernym
Kyle is a software engineer with Evernym. He is a contributor to multiple open source projects, Decentralized Identity Foundation and Hyperledger Indy. Kyle has spoken at unconferences like Rebooting Web of Trust and IIW, Meetups and Hyperledger Hackfests.



Friday December 14, 2018 14:20 - 15:50
Boston 1

15:50

16:40

Continued: Burrow Workshop - Casey Kuhlman & Silas Davis, Monax
Details coming soon!

Speakers
avatar for Silas Davis

Silas Davis

CTO, Monax
Silas is our CTO and the lead maintainer of Hyperledger Burrow - the core of the Agreements Network. A failed wrestler (BJJ), lapsed mathematician, and wearer of socks. Silas has an interest in digital liberties and the decentralisation of things. He holds a Masters in Mathematical... Read More →
avatar for Casey Kuhlman

Casey Kuhlman

CEO, Monax
Casey Kuhlman is the CEO of Monax a blockchain-based contract management system for small businesses. Prior to co-founding Monax, Casey was the head of legal information systems at the US Open Data Institute. A lawyer and international development practitioner for nearly a decade... Read More →


Friday December 14, 2018 16:40 - 18:10
Shanghai 2

16:40

Continued: Deploying Hyperledger Fabric with Kubernetes/Helm - Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky & Nicola Paoli, AID:Tech
Deploying Hyperledger Fabric to production on Kubernetes is not a solved topic, AID:Tech present their work on designing and open-sourcing Helm Charts.

Rather than developing a monolithic Helm chart, AID:Techcreated 4 separate and configurable charts for deploying Hyperledger Fabric components, namely the Certificate Authority, Peer, CouchDB and Orderer.

Sasha demonstrates how to deploy these charts together using Kubernetes on a cloud-based cluster, and connect them to Hyperledger Composer (using a chart under development).

From your hosts:

Dear attendees,

I'm excited to have you participate in our workshop on "Deploying Hyperledger Fabric with Kubernetes/Helm" and hope you will benefit from it!

Because we want the workshop to be hands on, if you would like to follow it yourself on your own computer, we suggest that you do 3 things:

1) deploy a working (at least) 4 node (managed) Kubernetes cluster on one of several cloud providers. Here are some Quickstart instructions from several major cloud providers (we've used Azure and GCP ourselves):
- https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/aks/kubernetes-walkthrough
- https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/docs/quickstart
- https://docs.aws.amazon.com/eks/latest/userguide/getting-started.html
- https://console.bluemix.net/docs/containers/cs_tutorials.html#cs_cluster_tutorial

2) Obtain a domain name of your own (we personally recommend NameCheap) but you can obtain a cheap ($1) or free domain name from many providers.

3) Clone (download) our git repository:
https://github.com/aidtechnology/hgf-k8s-workshop

This will help ensure you can spend as much time on the workshop at deploying HL Fabric networks and not on boring cluster configuration

Looking forward to hosting you.

Best,
Sasha & Nicola
--------

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky

Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky

CTO & Chief Data Scientist, AID:Tech
Sasha is CTO and Chief Data Scientist at AID:Tech. Sasha originally trained to be a Cognitive Neuroscientist, finishing his BA and PhD at Cambridge. He worked at the CBSU (Cambridge) and DCCN (Nijmegen), focusing on using pattern analysis and machine learning to understand human attention... Read More →
avatar for Nicola Paoli

Nicola Paoli

Lead Blockchain Developer, AID:Tech
Nicola is Lead Blockchain Developer at AID:Tech.Nicola graduated in Information Technology for Management in Bologna University. He than started his career working as Software Engineer in Accenture, working on many projects including education, open-data and enterprise applications... Read More →


Friday December 14, 2018 16:40 - 18:10
Shanghai 1
  • Experience Level Any

16:40

Continued: Hands on with Smart Legal Contracts from the Accord Project - Matt Roberts & Dan Selman, Clause
Bring your laptop to this hands-on workshop to build your first Smart Legal Contract based on open-source tools from the Accord Project.

The Accord Project defines the technical and legal standards for legally enforceable smart contracts and integrates with Hyperledger Composer and Hyperledger Fabric.

Speakers
MR

Matt Roberts

Director of Engineering, Clause
Matt hates wasting time! His background is in helping big organisations to integrate and automate their business processes. He now leads the work at Clause to make connected contracts a reality by linking them to the real world. Matt is a maintainer for Cicero, the Accord Project's... Read More →
DS

Dan Selman

CTO, Clause
Dan is the CTO of Clause, a legal-tech startup that is creating a platform for lawyers and developers to define, manage, and operationalize smart legal contracts. This mission combines three of his longstanding passions: AI, blockchain, and domain-specific languages. Dan is a maintainer... Read More →


Friday December 14, 2018 16:40 - 18:10
Shanghai 3

16:40

Continued: Overview: Agents and Hyperledger Indy - Kyle Den Hartog, Evernym
Workshop featuring Kyle Den Hartog from Evernym and Stephen Curran from BC.gov on Agents, what they are, how they work, what they can do in both Hyperledger Indy and the wider decentralized identity world.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Den Hartog

Kyle Den Hartog

Software Engineer, Evernym
Kyle is a software engineer with Evernym. He is a contributor to multiple open source projects, Decentralized Identity Foundation and Hyperledger Indy. Kyle has spoken at unconferences like Rebooting Web of Trust and IIW, Meetups and Hyperledger Hackfests.



Friday December 14, 2018 16:40 - 18:10
Boston 1
 
Saturday, December 15
 

07:30

07:30

08:00

Accenture’s Blockchain for Good Hackathon (Pre-Registration Required)
Location: Hackers may participate in-person at the Swissotel Le Plaza Basel, or online for those not able to make it to Basel.

Registration: Complimentary. Pre-registration is required. Registration is available through Accenture’s Hackathon website.

Hackers will advance the state of the art in the area of sustainable supply chain. According to the World Economic Forum, sustainable supply chain, or green trade, includes things like renewable energy, sustainable materials and low-carbon transport. Green trade has a global market of $1 trillion a year. A digital identity for all actors, goods and places in a supply chain, established provenance and a means of traceability throughout all touchpoints along the supply chain, are essential to assure products like timber, pharmaceuticals, fish, coffee, etc. have been ethically sourced and follow sustainability protocols. By establishing an interoperable digital identity across contexts, efficiency gains can be made by allowing linkages to KYC, inventory management and traditional legacy systems. Blockchain technologies can make the vision of sustainable supply chain a reality.

Hackers can build with any Hyperledger platform, including the Ethereum Virtual Machine integrations of Hyperledger projects (e.g., EVM of Burrow, Seth, etc.).

There is no fee to participate. Participants will have access to expert mentors from Accenture and the Hyperledger community. A panel of judges will review the applications and a total of $5,000 in prizes will be awarded. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.

In-person attendance is capped at 50 people. Registration is available through Accenture’s Hackathon website.

Saturday December 15, 2018 08:00 - Sunday December 16, 2018 20:30
Swissotel Le Plaza Basel

09:00

Getting Started with Hyperledger Fabric - Antoine Chabert, ChainHero
Since its beginnings, the Fabric framework has become more robust, more modular and providing more power to develop ambitious applications.

Its new architecture has many advantages but remains difficult to understand, especially for those who are not familiar with distributed environments.

After several prototypes, Antoine CHABERT shared its decryption in a quick and simple online tutorial (https://chainhero.io/2018/03/tutorial-build-blockchain-app-2/), to allow anyone to start designing an application entirely in Golang and based on the Fabric framework.

Now, he proposes to go further by presenting it to you !

You can take a computer to make it easier to follow the instructions. Everything will be done on a Linux environment (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS).

In order to be ready for the practice part of the workshop, you can download the virtual machine available here: https://chainhero.io/hlgf-ws-vm

Speakers
avatar for Antoine CHABERT

Antoine CHABERT

Lead developer, ChainHero
Antoine is a French engineer, graduated from INSA Lyon and spent one year in Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Lead developer at ChainHero. Developing projects with the Hyperledger Fabric Framework. BlockAudit which is a ultimate security appliance, specially designed for... Read More →



Saturday December 15, 2018 09:00 - 10:30
Shanghai 1

09:00

Hands-On with Verifiable Organizations Network based on Hyperledger Indy - Stephen Curran, CloudCompass Computing, Inc. & John Jordan, Province of British Columbia
A hands-on workshop covering both business and technical aspects of an organization becoming a participant in the Verifiable Organizations Network (VON). Attendees will gain insight into both business and technical aspects of a Hyperledger Indy based solution.

The attendees will work in groups to deploy an organizational Hyperledger Indy based VON-X Issuer/Verifier service so they can learn about what it would take to on-board a permit service onto VON. Their service will issue Verifiable Credentials to TheOrgBook and enable a permitting workflow. The attendees will consider the business context - how would this affect existing workflows within their organizations, what would the value be to their business? They’ll also see the technical components in action - what’s involved in becoming an organization that consumes Verifiable Claims, and that issues Credentials.

Bring your laptop!

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Curran

Stephen Curran

Principal, Cloud Compass Computing Inc.
Stephen Curran of Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. is a Software Development and DevOps veteran who dove full on into the identity on blockchain world in 2017. Working with the British Columbia Government, Stephen has helped define, build and launch the Verifiable Organizations Network... Read More →
avatar for John Jordan

John Jordan

Executive Director, Emerging Digital Initiatives, Ministry of Citizens’ Services, Province of BC
John Jordan is an experienced product executive and technology strategist who has over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. His mantra is “Always be Shipping”. John has shipped product in the domains of telecommunications, content management, identity... Read More →


Saturday December 15, 2018 09:00 - 10:30
Shanghai 3

09:00

Running and Managing Solidity Smart Contracts in Hyperledger Fabric using Web3 - Swetha Repakula & Jay Guo, IBM
Hyperledger Fabric is a permissioned blockchain platform where people build applications to communicate and interact with deployed smart contracts. However, smart contracts and apps must be written in programming languages like Go or Javascript. Alternatively, Ethereum made it friendly to write smart contracts by inventing Contract-Oriented Languages, e.g. Solidity, and created a Web3 library that can be used to interact with smart contracts.
The talk will cover how an EVM has been integrated into Fabric, enabling users to write contracts in Contract-Oriented Languages as well as interact with them via the Web3 library. Developers familiar with Ethereum can easily develop on Fabric, leverage tools like Truffle & Remix, as well as migrate their Distributed Apps (DApps) with minimal effort. The talk will also describe use cases where permissioned blockchains are more desirable.

Speakers
JG

Jay Guo

Software Developer, IBM
Jay, an IBM software developer, has been working on Hyperledger Fabric since summer 2017 and has contributed to various components in the project. He currently works on the Fabric EVM integration and Fabric consensus protocols. He previously worked on cloud computing technologies... Read More →
avatar for Swetha Repakula

Swetha Repakula

Open Source Contributor, IBM
Swetha Repakula is a software engineer working in IBM’s Open Technologies division. Since late 2017, she has been working on Hyperledger Fabric, an open source blockchain platform on its EVM integration. Previously she was a full-time open source contributor for Cloud Foundry. Swetha... Read More →



Saturday December 15, 2018 09:00 - 10:30
Shanghai 2

10:30

Coffee Break
Saturday December 15, 2018 10:30 - 11:20
Ground Floor Foyer

10:45

HACERA’s Unbounded Network Registry and Discovery Platform - Because it is All About Collaboration, Security and Removing Friction - Jonathan Levi, HACERA
As the number of blockchain consortiums, networks and applications continues to grow we need a means to list them and make them known to the world, in order to unleash the power of blockchain. The Unbounded Registry, built on blockchain technology, provides a decentralized means to register, look up, join and transact across a variety of blockchain solutions. The unbounded Network is built to interoperate with all of today’s popular distributed ledger technologies, including The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Sawtooth, R3 Corda, EEA Quorum, Stellar Network and more.

In this session will present the Unbounded Network and its role in facilitating network discovery (finding what’s out there), joining and collaborating with other blockchain networks and integrating data from different sources into centralized solutions. Covering both permissioned and permission-less chains, Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Sawtooth, will cover how DID (Decentralized IDentifiers) can be used across chains, as well as connectivity to public chains.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Levi

Jonathan Levi

Founder, HACERA
Jonathan Levi, who founded HACERA, has been active in Hyperledger from its inception. He has been one of the early maintainers of Hyperledger Fabric, the release manager of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 (with Christopher Ferris) and is an active contributor to the community.


Saturday December 15, 2018 10:45 - 11:15
Boston 1

11:20

Continued: Getting Started with Hyperledger Fabric - Antoine Chabert, ChainHero
Since its beginnings, the Fabric framework has become more robust, more modular and providing more power to develop ambitious applications.

Its new architecture has many advantages but remains difficult to understand, especially for those who are not familiar with distributed environments.

After several prototypes, Antoine CHABERT shared its decryption in a quick and simple online tutorial (https://chainhero.io/2018/03/tutorial-build-blockchain-app-2/), to allow anyone to start designing an application entirely in Golang and based on the Fabric framework.

Now, he proposes to go further by presenting it to you !

In order to be ready for the practice part of the workshop, you can download the virtual machine available here: https://chainhero.io/hlgf-ws-vm


Speakers
avatar for Antoine CHABERT

Antoine CHABERT

Lead developer, ChainHero
Antoine is a French engineer, graduated from INSA Lyon and spent one year in Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Lead developer at ChainHero. Developing projects with the Hyperledger Fabric Framework. BlockAudit which is a ultimate security appliance, specially designed for... Read More →


Saturday December 15, 2018 11:20 - 12:50
Shanghai 1

11:20

Continued: Hands-On with Verifiable Organizations Network based on Hyperledger Indy - Stephen Curran, CloudCompass Computing, Inc. & John Jordan, Province of British Columbia
A hands-on workshop covering both business and technical aspects of an organization becoming a participant in the Verifiable Organizations Network (VON). Attendees will gain insight into both business and technical aspects of a Hyperledger Indy based solution.

The attendees will work in groups to deploy an organizational Hyperledger Indy based VON-X Issuer/Verifier service so they can learn about what it would take to on-board a permit service onto VON. Their service will issue Verifiable Credentials to TheOrgBook and enable a permitting workflow. The attendees will consider the business context - how would this affect existing workflows within their organizations, what would the value be to their business? They’ll also see the technical components in action - what’s involved in becoming an organization that consumes Verifiable Claims, and that issues Credentials.

Bring your laptop!

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Curran

Stephen Curran

Principal, Cloud Compass Computing Inc.
Stephen Curran of Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. is a Software Development and DevOps veteran who dove full on into the identity on blockchain world in 2017. Working with the British Columbia Government, Stephen has helped define, build and launch the Verifiable Organizations Network... Read More →
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John Jordan

Executive Director, Emerging Digital Initiatives, Ministry of Citizens’ Services, Province of BC
John Jordan is an experienced product executive and technology strategist who has over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. His mantra is “Always be Shipping”. John has shipped product in the domains of telecommunications, content management, identity... Read More →


Saturday December 15, 2018 11:20 - 12:50
Shanghai 3

11:20

Continued: Running and Managing Solidity Smart Contracts in Hyperledger Fabric using Web3 - Swetha Repakula & Jay Guo, IBM
Hyperledger Fabric is a permissioned blockchain platform where people build applications to communicate and interact with deployed smart contracts. However, smart contracts and apps must be written in programming languages like Go or Javascript. Alternatively, Ethereum made it friendly to write smart contracts by inventing Contract-Oriented Languages, e.g. Solidity, and created a Web3 library that can be used to interact with smart contracts.
The talk will cover how an EVM has been integrated into Fabric, enabling users to write contracts in Contract-Oriented Languages as well as interact with them via the Web3 library. Developers familiar with Ethereum can easily develop on Fabric, leverage tools like Truffle & Remix, as well as migrate their Distributed Apps (DApps) with minimal effort. The talk will also describe use cases where permissioned blockchains are more desirable.

Speakers
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Jay Guo

Software Developer, IBM
Jay, an IBM software developer, has been working on Hyperledger Fabric since summer 2017 and has contributed to various components in the project. He currently works on the Fabric EVM integration and Fabric consensus protocols. He previously worked on cloud computing technologies... Read More →
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Swetha Repakula

Open Source Contributor, IBM
Swetha Repakula is a software engineer working in IBM’s Open Technologies division. Since late 2017, she has been working on Hyperledger Fabric, an open source blockchain platform on its EVM integration. Previously she was a full-time open source contributor for Cloud Foundry. Swetha... Read More →


Saturday December 15, 2018 11:20 - 12:50
Shanghai 2

12:50

Lunch
Saturday December 15, 2018 12:50 - 14:20
Ground Floor Foyer

14:20

Burrow Workshop - Casey Kuhlman & Silas Davis, Monax
Details coming soon!

Speakers
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Silas Davis

CTO, Monax
Silas is our CTO and the lead maintainer of Hyperledger Burrow - the core of the Agreements Network. A failed wrestler (BJJ), lapsed mathematician, and wearer of socks. Silas has an interest in digital liberties and the decentralisation of things. He holds a Masters in Mathematical... Read More →
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Casey Kuhlman

CEO, Monax
Casey Kuhlman is the CEO of Monax a blockchain-based contract management system for small businesses. Prior to co-founding Monax, Casey was the head of legal information systems at the US Open Data Institute. A lawyer and international development practitioner for nearly a decade... Read More →


Saturday December 15, 2018 14:20 - 15:50
Shanghai 2

14:20

Deploying Hyperledger Fabric with Kubernetes/Helm - Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky & Nicola Paoli, AID:Tech
Deploying Hyperledger Fabric to production on Kubernetes is not a solved topic, AID:Tech present their work on designing and open-sourcing Helm Charts.

Rather than developing a monolithic Helm chart, AID:Techcreated 4 separate and configurable charts for deploying Hyperledger Fabric components, namely the Certificate Authority, Peer, CouchDB and Orderer.

Sasha demonstrates how to deploy these charts together using Kubernetes on a cloud-based cluster, and connect them to Hyperledger Composer (using a chart under development).

From your hosts:

Dear attendees,

I'm excited to have you participate in our workshop on "Deploying Hyperledger Fabric with Kubernetes/Helm" and hope you will benefit from it!

Because we want the workshop to be hands on, if you would like to follow it yourself on your own computer, we suggest that you do 3 things:

1) deploy a working (at least) 4 node (managed) Kubernetes cluster on one of several cloud providers. Here are some Quickstart instructions from several major cloud providers (we've used Azure and GCP ourselves):
- https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/aks/kubernetes-walkthrough
- https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/docs/quickstart
- https://docs.aws.amazon.com/eks/latest/userguide/getting-started.html
- https://console.bluemix.net/docs/containers/cs_tutorials.html#cs_cluster_tutorial

2) Obtain a domain name of your own (we personally recommend NameCheap) but you can obtain a cheap ($1) or free domain name from many providers.

3) Clone (download) our git repository:
https://github.com/aidtechnology/hgf-k8s-workshop

This will help ensure you can spend as much time on the workshop at deploying HL Fabric networks and not on boring cluster configuration

Looking forward to hosting you.

Best,
Sasha & Nicola
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Speakers
avatar for Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky

Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky

CTO & Chief Data Scientist, AID:Tech
Sasha is CTO and Chief Data Scientist at AID:Tech. Sasha originally trained to be a Cognitive Neuroscientist, finishing his BA and PhD at Cambridge. He worked at the CBSU (Cambridge) and DCCN (Nijmegen), focusing on using pattern analysis and machine learning to understand human attention... Read More →
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Nicola Paoli

Lead Blockchain Developer, AID:Tech
Nicola is Lead Blockchain Developer at AID:Tech.Nicola graduated in Information Technology for Management in Bologna University. He than started his career working as Software Engineer in Accenture, working on many projects including education, open-data and enterprise applications... Read More →



Saturday December 15, 2018 14:20 - 15:50
Shanghai 1
  • Experience Level Any

14:20

Hands-on with Smart Legal Contracts from the Accord Project - Matt Roberts & Dan Selman, Clause
Bring your laptop to this hands-on workshop to build your first Smart Legal Contract based on open-source tools from the Accord Project.

The Accord Project defines the technical and legal standards for legally enforceable smart contracts and integrates with Hyperledger Composer and Hyperledger Fabric.

Attendees will learn how to deploy a legal agreement to a Hyperledger Fabric network using open source tools from the Accord Project.

Speakers
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Matt Roberts

Director of Engineering, Clause
Matt hates wasting time! His background is in helping big organisations to integrate and automate their business processes. He now leads the work at Clause to make connected contracts a reality by linking them to the real world. Matt is a maintainer for Cicero, the Accord Project's... Read More →
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Dan Selman

CTO, Clause
Dan is the CTO of Clause, a legal-tech startup that is creating a platform for lawyers and developers to define, manage, and operationalize smart legal contracts. This mission combines three of his longstanding passions: AI, blockchain, and domain-specific languages. Dan is a maintainer... Read More →



Saturday December 15, 2018 14:20 - 15:50
Shanghai 3

14:20

Overview: Agents and Hyperledger Indy - Kyle Den Hartog, Evernym
Workshop featuring Kyle Den Hartog from Evernym and Stephen Curran from BC.gov on Agents, what they are, how they work, what they can do in both Hyperledger Indy and the wider decentralized identity world.

Speakers
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Kyle Den Hartog

Software Engineer, Evernym
Kyle is a software engineer with Evernym. He is a contributor to multiple open source projects, Decentralized Identity Foundation and Hyperledger Indy. Kyle has spoken at unconferences like Rebooting Web of Trust and IIW, Meetups and Hyperledger Hackfests.



Saturday December 15, 2018 14:20 - 15:50
Boston 1

15:50

Coffee Break
Saturday December 15, 2018 15:50 - 16:40
Ground Floor Foyer

16:40

Continued: Burrow Workshop - Casey Kuhlman & Silas Davis, Monax
Details coming soon!

Speakers
avatar for Silas Davis

Silas Davis

CTO, Monax
Silas is our CTO and the lead maintainer of Hyperledger Burrow - the core of the Agreements Network. A failed wrestler (BJJ), lapsed mathematician, and wearer of socks. Silas has an interest in digital liberties and the decentralisation of things. He holds a Masters in Mathematical... Read More →
avatar for Casey Kuhlman

Casey Kuhlman

CEO, Monax
Casey Kuhlman is the CEO of Monax a blockchain-based contract management system for small businesses. Prior to co-founding Monax, Casey was the head of legal information systems at the US Open Data Institute. A lawyer and international development practitioner for nearly a decade... Read More →


Saturday December 15, 2018 16:40 - 18:10
Shanghai 2

16:40

Continued: Deploying Hyperledger Fabric with Kubernetes/Helm - Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky & Nicola Paoli, AID:Tech
Deploying Hyperledger Fabric to production on Kubernetes is not a solved topic, AID:Tech present their work on designing and open-sourcing Helm Charts.

Rather than developing a monolithic Helm chart, AID:Techcreated 4 separate and configurable charts for deploying Hyperledger Fabric components, namely the Certificate Authority, Peer, CouchDB and Orderer.

Sasha demonstrates how to deploy these charts together using Kubernetes on a cloud-based cluster, and connect them to Hyperledger Composer (using a chart under development).


From your hosts:

Dear attendees,

I'm excited to have you participate in our workshop on "Deploying Hyperledger Fabric with Kubernetes/Helm" and hope you will benefit from it!

Because we want the workshop to be hands on, if you would like to follow it yourself on your own computer, we suggest that you do 3 things:

1) deploy a working (at least) 4 node (managed) Kubernetes cluster on one of several cloud providers. Here are some Quickstart instructions from several major cloud providers (we've used Azure and GCP ourselves):
- https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/aks/kubernetes-walkthrough
- https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/docs/quickstart
- https://docs.aws.amazon.com/eks/latest/userguide/getting-started.html
- https://console.bluemix.net/docs/containers/cs_tutorials.html#cs_cluster_tutorial

2) Obtain a domain name of your own (we personally recommend NameCheap) but you can obtain a cheap ($1) or free domain name from many providers.

3) Clone (download) our git repository:
https://github.com/aidtechnology/hgf-k8s-workshop

This will help ensure you can spend as much time on the workshop at deploying HL Fabric networks and not on boring cluster configuration

Looking forward to hosting you.

Best,
Sasha & Nicola
--------

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky

Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky

CTO & Chief Data Scientist, AID:Tech
Sasha is CTO and Chief Data Scientist at AID:Tech. Sasha originally trained to be a Cognitive Neuroscientist, finishing his BA and PhD at Cambridge. He worked at the CBSU (Cambridge) and DCCN (Nijmegen), focusing on using pattern analysis and machine learning to understand human attention... Read More →
avatar for Nicola Paoli

Nicola Paoli

Lead Blockchain Developer, AID:Tech
Nicola is Lead Blockchain Developer at AID:Tech.Nicola graduated in Information Technology for Management in Bologna University. He than started his career working as Software Engineer in Accenture, working on many projects including education, open-data and enterprise applications... Read More →



Saturday December 15, 2018 16:40 - 18:10
Shanghai 1
  • Experience Level Any

16:40

Continued: Hands on with Smart Legal Contracts from the Accord Project - Matt Roberts & Dan Selman, Clause
Bring your laptop to this hands-on workshop to build your first Smart Legal Contract based on open-source tools from the Accord Project.

The Accord Project defines the technical and legal standards for legally enforceable smart contracts and integrates with Hyperledger Composer and Hyperledger Fabric.

Speakers
MR

Matt Roberts

Director of Engineering, Clause
Matt hates wasting time! His background is in helping big organisations to integrate and automate their business processes. He now leads the work at Clause to make connected contracts a reality by linking them to the real world. Matt is a maintainer for Cicero, the Accord Project's... Read More →
DS

Dan Selman

CTO, Clause
Dan is the CTO of Clause, a legal-tech startup that is creating a platform for lawyers and developers to define, manage, and operationalize smart legal contracts. This mission combines three of his longstanding passions: AI, blockchain, and domain-specific languages. Dan is a maintainer... Read More →


Saturday December 15, 2018 16:40 - 18:10
Shanghai 3

16:40

Continued: Overview: Agents and Hyperledger Indy - Kyle Den Hartog, Evernym
Workshop featuring Kyle Den Hartog from Evernym and Stephen Curran from BC.gov on Agents, what they are, how they work, what they can do in both Hyperledger Indy and the wider decentralized identity world.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Den Hartog

Kyle Den Hartog

Software Engineer, Evernym
Kyle is a software engineer with Evernym. He is a contributor to multiple open source projects, Decentralized Identity Foundation and Hyperledger Indy. Kyle has spoken at unconferences like Rebooting Web of Trust and IIW, Meetups and Hyperledger Hackfests.


Saturday December 15, 2018 16:40 - 18:10
Boston 1