Day 1 - 17 March 2020

Blockchain Platforms & Strategies

The blockchain world moves at a frantic pace of innovation, with new platforms & applications emerging weekly. While ambitious enterprises are eager to get ahead of the game & adopt its disruptive potential, choosing the correct platform & adopting a clear strategy can be a mind-field.  Enterprise adopters face challenges with a lack of standards & interoperability issues, especially when taking the leap from pilots & PoCs to real production-grade environments. In this track you will hear first-hand from the platform developers & enterprise companies adopting strategies needed for full-scale implementation. 


Blockchain Platforms & Strategies: Chair’s Welcome & Opening Remarks

Opening the day for a deep look into the platforms on offer & the strategies in which we are going to use to implement blockchain into enterprise

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Industry-Wide Transformation & Collaboration

Standardization is key! Why do we need to work together? Here we will understand why the blockchain eco-system is so important to full scale implementation & how blockchain is providing us with a rare opportunity to collaborate with our competitors

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Interoperability of Different Blockchain Solutions, & the Role of Standards

How do blockchains integrate & how are standards the key to successful execution of blockchain? 

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Networking Break


Houman Goudarzi

Head of BI & Industry Engagement

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Associated Talks:

11:50AM - Day 1

View Panel: Blockchain for your Digital Identity: Security, Loyalty & the Media

10:50AM - Day 1

View Blockchain in Aviation

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Panel: Blockchain for your Digital Identity: Security, Loyalty & the Media

  • Giving power back to the people: Examples of blockchain enabling Self-Sovereign Identity 
  • Examining the issues with traditional digital identity solutions 
  • A demonstration of blockchain Social Networks already in action 
  • Blockchain in the fight against fake news: Decentralised media for transparency & security 
  • Taking baby steps in a long road to mass adoption 
. Houman Goudarzi, Head of BI & Industry Engagement, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
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Which blockchain platform to use for which sector? Looking at the Hyperledger protocols

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Networking Break


Gaye Soykök

Head of Emerging Technologies

Legal & General

Associated Talks:

02:00PM - Day 1

View Panel: The bumpy ride to blockchain adoption: Setting up a blockchain pilot

03:10PM - Day 2

View Blockchain in the finance Industry – A practitioner’s guide to making sense & adoption

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Panel: The bumpy ride to blockchain adoption: Setting up a blockchain pilot

  • Enterprise innovators give us a Step-by-Step guide to running a successful pilot 
  • Discussing the careful execution of a PoC – examining the latest trials 
  • Experts showcase their successful, & unsuccessful, blockchain pilots  
  • Experienced innovators will explain how to determine if your experiment was a success 
. Gaye Soykök, Head of Emerging Technologies, Legal & General
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Dale Chrystie

Business Fellow, Blockchain Strategist | Chairman

FedEx | BiTA

Associated Talks:

02:40PM - Day 1

View Implementing a Successful Strategy, Fit for Business

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Implementing a Successful Strategy, Fit for Business

Tips for how to roll out a successful implementation of blockchain. Lessons learnt from the latest trials & best practices to take forward into your blockchain project.

. Dale Chrystie, Business Fellow, Blockchain Strategist | Chairman, FedEx | BiTA
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Networking Break


Panel: How the Blockchain Eco-system Interconnects

  • Examples of true interoperability & how important is it for your business?
  • Examination of an interconnected, enterprise, blockchain database
  • How do we identify the appropriate platform?
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Managing change, minimizing disruption & preparing for scalability – From POC stage

How do we make the most of transformational change? Management of the transition is key to implementing a successful blockchain project. Here we will understand best practice on how to manage change, whilst pushing for your technology revolution. 

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Fireside chat: Regulation

Navigating regulation around blockchain is a complex & tricky task. Chat with an expert in the field to unwrap & decrypt the ever-evolving rules

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