Day 1

29 November 2017

Blockchain for Industry – Day 1

Blockchain technology is starting to encourage a direct value exchange over the internet. It is slowly moving towards mainstream adoption, and removing the friction in the exchange of value over the internet. It is fast approaching an inflection point where enterprise and greater mainstream adoption will ensue. As a result of the considerable structural advantages blockchain technology is expected to have significant impact on industries including payments, finance, insurance, energy, IoT, exchanges, music and many more. This track analyses just these impacts looking at various industries and the challenges and opportunities that blockchain will present to them.


Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks


Keynote: Understanding Blockchain Technologies & Markets

  • Examining what blockchain systems can do
  • Understanding how blockchain applications are built
  • What are the benefits of blockchain technologies?
  • Decentralization of technology, public ledger systems, immutable transactions


Keynote: Building Cloud based blockchain development environments

  • How cloud could be re-invented with blockchain development
  • Blockchain facilitates the transaction as the transport or processing of data and cloud provides the logistics platform for that data – how do they both combine to provide a verifiable data supply chain for enterprises?


Case study: Disney’s dragonchain blockchain platform

Joe Roets

President and Founder

Dragonchain Foundation

Associated Talks:

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  • Public/private hybrid blockchain model
  • Integration of multi currency features
  • Proof of work (PoW) as chain verification
  • Open source and data security
. Joe Roets, President and Founder, Dragonchain Foundation


Panel: The future of bitcoin and blockchain technologies:

  • The potential of crypto currencies in an increasingly digital world
  • Central banks in a world where digital currencies are available as an alternative to reserve currency
  • Bitcoin as an economic incentive for securing permissionless Blockchain
  • How digital money and cryptocurrencies like bitcoin could help prevent terrorist financing, money laundering, fraud and tax evasion


Networking Break


Keynote: Government Blockchains – Examining public services & the opportunity blockchain technology presents

Joseph Williams

Governor Inslee's ICT Industry Sector Lead & State of Washington ICT Economic Development Director

State of Washington

Associated Talks:

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  • Use of blockchain for voting and/or sentiment polling
  • Use of blockchain in government-sponsored clean energy transactions
  • Use of blockchain in authenticating claims for tax incentives
  • Exploring the use of smart contract applications for use in a government administration systems.
  • What is the role for government in supporting the development of distributed ledgers to develop a clear vision of how this technology can improve the way government does its business
  • Governments role in supporting and influencing the development of economic activity with blockchain technologies
  • How Government Data Service should lead work in government as a user of distributed ledgers
. Joseph Williams, Governor Inslee's ICT Industry Sector Lead & State of Washington ICT Economic Development Director, State of Washington


Case Study: TBA


Networking Break


Panel: Smart Contract Management & Innovation

  • The evolution of smart contract management to self-execution self-enforcing contracts that greatly reduce costs and risks for individuals and businesses
  • How to ingest the trigger event to start the engine of the smart contract
  • Understanding the variety of uses of smart contracts from property, M2M, legal


Panel: Blockchain in the healthcare system

John Bass

Founder and CEO

Hashed Health

Associated Talks:

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  • Moving patient data within the blockchain
  • Data sharing in healthcare – patient privacy and security
  • Increased trial visibility; automated patient consent and patient privacy
. John Bass, Founder and CEO, Hashed Health


Keynote: What are the regulatory implications of using blockchain technologies

  • Do regulations need to adjust classification of currencies and commodities?
  • How will regulation address taxation, money laundering, security and other issues blockchain may present
  • Examining the regulation and compliance challenges of deploying blockchain technologies across industry


Networking Break


Panel: The challenges for the banking industry

  • How the financial markets will be dramatically changed by smart contracts, decentralised identity and reputation
  • Cryptocurrencies and smart contracts
  • Decentralised identity and reputation
  • Disintermediation and automation of processes – Enabling direct ownership and transfer of digital assets and automation of capabilities on the ledger


Keynote: Ethereum and the cryptoeconomics

  • Proof of work and hashes
  • Where and how blockchain-based systems can go wrong
  • Censorship resistance and scalable validation


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Day 2

30 November 2017

Blockchain for Industry – Day 2


Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks


Keynote: How blockchain can disrupt multiple industries from energy, insurance, IoT, healthcare, telecoms and more

  • Examining the impact Blockcahin technologies could have across multiple industries
  • How blockchain technology can take a networked business models to a new level by supporting a whole host of breakthrough applications
  • The best public blockchain platforms and emerging technologies
  • Creating a better sharing economy, and a ledger of everything


Keynote: Blockchain and the sharing economy

  • How blockchain technologies can create a truly global marketplace
  • Transcending country borders and the ethical and regulatory dilemmas associated with that (e.g. transferring food to different countries, buying an iPhone in Syria/Iran etc)
  • The importance of identity and trust in an open marketplace
  • Disruption of new industry verticals


Panel: Blockchain and its application in the Energy market

  • How Blockcahin will contribute to a change in the business models within the energy sector, and how can it build credibility
  • Examining how blockchain technology can provide some upgrades existing systems or can replace legacy ones.
  • Blockchain applications for energy trading – and selling energy from your own systems
  • Supporting community energy models, electricity termination, verification of green electricity certificates, and automates reading of smart meters mare but a few areas discussed


Case Study: Gospel technology – Enterprise Trust Fabric

Ian Smith

Founder & CEO

Gospel Technology

Associated Talks:

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  • How data is secured and an immutable record of activity and interaction is retained to track and ensure the privacy of associated elements.
  • Enterprise Trust Fabric that enables business to connect their digital assets including containers, applications, and data to an enterprise distributed ledger.
  • Real Time identification of abnormal behaviour and data breaches via key trust indicators within the ledger
. Ian Smith, Founder & CEO, Gospel Technology


Networking Break


Panel: Bitcoin – the technology of trust

Justin Newton



Associated Talks:

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  • Physical, digital and distributed ledgers
  • Bitcoins as an accurate measure of value
  • Will distributed ledgers supporting Bitcoin maintain an accurate record of the creation and ownership of all Bitcoins?
  • Peer to peer payments and cryptocurrency wallets
. Justin Newton, CEO, Netki


Keynote: Blockchain and the Telecoms marketplace

  • Understanding the blockchain opportunities for the telecoms marketplace
  • Examining next-generation blockchains and their impact on telecoms operational areas including billing, eSIM provisioning, number portability databases and mobile money.
  • What are the different use cases from OSS and BSS processes, Connectivity provisioning and roaming to identity management, smart cites, and mobile money.
  • Barriers to adoption of blockchain in the telecoms industry?


Panel: IoT: Blockchain as the key enabler for realising the IoT vision.

  • How blockchain technologies can be use to settle scalability, privacy and reliability concerns in the Internet-of-Things
  • Examining how blockchain technology can be used in tracking billions of connected devices, enable the processing of transactions and coordination between devices, allow for significant savings to IoT industry manufacturers.
  • Ethereum technologies as a way of controlling and operating the Internet of Things (IoT), to control objects in the physical world


Networking Break


Panel: Securing Blockchain Applications

  • Building secure blockchain-based applications
  • Blockchain applications do provide safety over alternative solutions, however they are one facet of a larger system that is not hack proof. How do we secure operating system environments, auditing and a myriad of other security issues
  • If blockchain is to be used in multiple enterprises, what are the key security considerations?


Afternoon Keynote:


Panel: Building partnerships to help grow financial services blockchain solutions

  • The potential  of distributed ledger technology for bank clearing systems
  • Examining how blockchain technologies can cut the costs of payment processing infrastructures
  • The challenges to transform financial market technology platforms where standards must be secure, scalable and adaptable
  • The payments and revenue cycle – how payment settlements, reconciliation and cash management can be optimised


Keynote: Insurance: Understanding the opportunities and threats for Blockchain in the Insurance industry

  • How blockchain can innovate insurance products and services for growth, increasing effectiveness in fraud detection and pricing, and reducing administrative cost.
  • Examining how blockchain can address the competitive challenges many insurance providers face, including poor customer engagement, limited growth in mature markets, and the trends of digitization.
  • How blockchain can facilitate growth for insurers: improving customer engagement, enabling cost-efficient product offerings for emerging markets, and enabling the development of insurance products related to the Internet of Things.


Panel: What does the future hold for Blockchain technology – where do we think we will be in 2030?

  • What challenges will have to be overcome for global adoption, and how will blockchain transform industries?


Close of Conference