Day 1

23 January 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.

09:30AM

Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Peter Roe

Research Director

TechMarketView

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Moderator: . Peter Roe, Research Director, TechMarketView

09:40AM

Keynote: Understanding Blockchain Technologies & Markets

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director

Hyperledger

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  • 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
. Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger

10:10AM

Keynote: Case study: Disney’s dragon chain blockchain platform

  • Public/private hybrid blockchain model
  • Integration of multi currency features
  • Proof of work (PoW) as chain verification
  • Open source and data security

10:10AM

Keynote : Moving Blockchain from the Lab to the DC; 2017 the year where distributed ledgers go mainstream?

Thomas Conté

Senior Technical Evangelist,

Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corporation

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  • Interest and experimentation continues while early adopters start moving to production in narrow fields
  • Production systems require all proper architectural considerations
  • Platform middleware becomes the new frontier while mega clouds a key facilitation
  • Microsoft’s Bletchley vision seeks to provide a route to mainstream
. Thomas Conté, Senior Technical Evangelist, , Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corporation

10:40AM

Everledger – How blockchain provides new methods of financing and insuring diamonds

Alasdair Blackwell

Head of Technology

Everledger

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  • Combatting fraud, by providing an application for various stakeholders in the diamond pipeline.
  • Identification of fraudulent claims to uncover the sale of stolen valuables and can aid their recovery.
  • Identification of cross border transactions alongside crime agencies to assist in the, money laundering and counterfeit goods.
. Alasdair Blackwell, Head of Technology, Everledger

11:30AM

Networking Break

11:50AM

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

Tiago Correia Moreira

Managing Associate

Vieira de Almeida

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Helena Correia Mendonça

Consultant

Vieira de Almeida

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Yoshiyuki Yamamoto

Special Advisor for UN Engagement and Blockchain Technology

UNOPS

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Stefaan Ponnet

Blockchain Technology Expert

Stad Antwerpen

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Johnny Voon

Lead Technologist - Internet Technology

Innovate UK

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  • 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
Moderator: . Tiago Correia Moreira, Managing Associate, Vieira de Almeida
Moderator: . Helena Correia Mendonça, Consultant, Vieira de Almeida
. Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, Special Advisor for UN Engagement and Blockchain Technology, UNOPS
. Stefaan Ponnet, Blockchain Technology Expert, Stad Antwerpen
. Johnny Voon, Lead Technologist - Internet Technology, Innovate UK

12:30PM

Case Study:

01:10PM

Networking Break

02:00PM

Keynote: Examining the impact of blockchain on the legal profession

  • Blockchain applications present significant legal disruptions in the areas of banking and finance, intellectual property, and general commercial contracts, this session analyses these disruptions
  • How blockchain technology will revolutionize the legal industry in the coming years? How will the practice of law change in the era of smart contracts and blockchain? To what degree will human judgment still be required, and will courts and judges be replaced?
  • How blockchain will alter the contract landscape? The intersection of smart contracts functioning as legal contracts.
  • How will blockchains and smart contracts impact on the law itself, from criminal, tax, and ip to property law. Will blockchain effect the right of privacy and the right to be forgotten?

01:50PM

Panel: Smart Contract Management & Innovation

Dr Declan Scully

Senior Lecturer

University of Roehampton

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Thomas Conté

Senior Technical Evangelist,

Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corporation

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Lorna Brazell

Patent litigation partner

Osborne Clarke

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Matthew Spoke

CEO and Co-Founder

Nuco

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Sofus Mortensen

Chief Quantitative Analyst / Blockchain Technologist

Nordea Bank

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Hando Rand

CEO

Agrello

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  • The evolution of smart contract management to self-execution self-enforcing contracts that greatly reduce costs and risks for individuals and businesses
  • How to kickstart the use of smart contracts
  • Understanding the variety of uses of smart contracts from property, M2M, legal and banking
Moderator: . Dr Declan Scully, Senior Lecturer, University of Roehampton
. Thomas Conté, Senior Technical Evangelist, , Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corporation
. Lorna Brazell, Patent litigation partner, Osborne Clarke
. Matthew Spoke, CEO and Co-Founder, Nuco
. Sofus Mortensen, Chief Quantitative Analyst / Blockchain Technologist, Nordea Bank
. Hando Rand, CEO, Agrello

03:00PM

Panel: What are the regulatory implications of using blockchain technologies

Tiago Correia Moreira

Managing Associate

Vieira de Almeida

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  • 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
Moderator: . Tiago Correia Moreira, Managing Associate, Vieira de Almeida

03:15PM

Keynote: TBA

  • TBA

04:00PM

Close of Conference

Day 2

24 January 2017

Blockchain for Industry – Day 2

09:30AM

Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Susan Furnell

Founder

Furnell Consult

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. Susan Furnell, Founder , Furnell Consult

09:10AM

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

  • Examining the impact Blockchain 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

09:40AM

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

Carsten Stoecker

Council Member of Global Future Network

World Economic Forum

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  • 4th Industrial Revolution and the Rise of Machine Economy
  • Impact of Blockchain technology and Economically Independent Machines across multiple industries
  • Ecosystem innovation, decentralised platforms and authentic sharing economy
  • Business models and monetisation at the edges
. Carsten Stoecker, Council Member of Global Future Network, World Economic Forum

10:10AM

Panel: Blockchain and its application in the Energy market

Vijay Michalik

Research Analyst

Frost & Sullivan

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Anna Poberezhna

Founder

Smart4.0

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Peter Kästel

Lead Associate, Financial Services & Energy

Fintricity

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Carsten Stoecker

Machine Economy Lighthouse Evangelist and Lead

Innogy

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Joanna Hubbard

COO

Electron

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Neil Pennington

Innovator

Distributed Technologies

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  • How Blockchain 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 automated reading of smart metres are but a few areas discussed
Moderator: . Vijay Michalik, Research Analyst , Frost & Sullivan
. Anna Poberezhna, Founder, Smart4.0
. Peter Kästel, Lead Associate, Financial Services & Energy, Fintricity
. Carsten Stoecker, Machine Economy Lighthouse Evangelist and Lead, Innogy
. Joanna Hubbard, COO, Electron
. Neil Pennington, Innovator, Distributed Technologies

03:00PM

Panel: What are the regulatory and legal implications of using blockchain technologies

Tiago Correia Moreira

Managing Associate

Vieira de Almeida

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  • Blockchain applications present significant legal disruptions in the areas of banking and finance, intellectual property, and general commercial contracts, this session analyses these disruptions
  • Do regulations need to adjust classification of currencies and commodities?
  • How will regulation address taxation, money laundering, security and other issues blockchain may present
  • Would property laws need to change?
  • Smart contracts and the challenges they create for contract law?
  • Examining the regulation and compliance challenges of deploying blockchain technologies across industry
Moderator: . Tiago Correia Moreira, Managing Associate, Vieira de Almeida
. Florentin Albu, Chief Information Officer, Ofgem E-Serve
. Adam Vaziri, Director, UK Digital Currency Association
. Jamie Burke, CEO , Outlier Capital LLP + Blockchain Angels

11:15AM

Networking Break

11:30AM

Panel: 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.

12:15PM

Case Study: Insurance providers and blockchain customer engagement

12:35PM

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 kickstart the use of smart contracts
  • Understanding the variety of uses of smart contracts from property, m2m, legal and banking

01:10PM

Networking Break

01:40PM

Keynote: IoT: Blockchain as the key enabler for realising the IoT vision

  • This session will examine how the mode and governance and operations of these devices could be helped using blockchain technologies.
  • How privacy and security of IoT services can be improved using blockchain technologies
  • Decentralised Iot with the blockchain framework facilitating transaction processing

02:00PM

Panel: Telecoms: Blockchain and the Telecoms marketplace

Helena Correia Mendonça

Consultant

Vieira de Almeida

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  • 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?
Moderator: . Helena Correia Mendonça, Consultant, Vieira de Almeida

02:45PM

Panel: Financial services blockchain – the challenges for the banking industry

  • How the financial markets will be dramatically changed by smart contracts, decentralised identity and reputation
  • Money over IP
  • The payments and revenue cycle – how payment settlements, reconciliation and cash management can be optimised

03:15PM

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?

04:00PM

Close of Conference