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Wednesday, December 12
 

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
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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 →
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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 →
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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

11:50

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 →
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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
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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

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.
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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 →
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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 →



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

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 →
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Einar Saukas

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


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

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
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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

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.
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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
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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 →
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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 →
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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
 
Thursday, December 13
 

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 →
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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

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

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
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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
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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

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

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
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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 →


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
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Taynaah Reis

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

Speakers
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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

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
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Chantal van Haute

Business Development & Innovation Manager Trade Finance, KBC
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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
 
Friday, December 14
 

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
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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
 
Saturday, December 15
 

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