Day 1 - 25 April 2019

BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORMS & STRATAGIES

The blockchain world moves at a frantic pace of innovation, with new platforms and applications emerging weekly. While ambitious enterprises are eager to get ahead of the game and adopt its disruptive potential, choosing the correct platform and adopting a clear strategy can be a mind-field.  If you are looking to adopt it for your business, you should be aware of the platforms and then take a systematic approach to developing your strategy to incorporate this platform. Enterprise adopters face challenges with a lack of standards and inter-operability issues, especially when taking the leap from pilots and PoCs to real production-grade environments. In this track you will hear first-hand from the platform developers and companies adopting strategies needed for implementation.

09:10AM

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

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09:30AM

Keynote: Leveraging the correct platform for your business needs

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10:00AM

Hurdles to overcome moving from Pilot to POC

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10:20AM

Panel: The benefits and challenges of incorporating blockchain platforms into your business model

  • What competencies can blockchain technology deliver to business?
  • Implementing a successful strategy
  • What other hurdles must be overcome for full adoption?
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11:00AM

Networking Break

11:30AM

Panel: Governance and regulation in Blockchain business networks

  • Challenges blockchain technology presents for legislators and governments
  • The establishment of regulation and standards for interoperable blockchains – case examples
  • How will these address issues blockchain technology may present?
  • Examining the regulation and compliance challenges of deploying blockchain technologies across industry
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12:10PM

Unravelling the maze of providers – what works for your business

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12:30PM

Developing prototypes for blockchain services

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01:00PM

Networking Lunch

02:00PM

Afternoon keynote: Building and operating an enterprise ready blockchain platform

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02:30PM

Panel: The race towards Interoperability

  • Achieving the balance – discussing the trade-off between blockchain platforms security, privacy, efficiency, flexibility, ease of use, reliability and governance
  • What is Interoperability and how will it benefit blockchain users?
  • The ability to interoperate between blockchain platforms to achieve the balance– challenges and benefits.
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03:10PM

Permissioned and permissionless ledgers

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03:30PM

Networking Break

04:00PM

Blockchain as a service (BaaS) platforms

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04:20PM

Panel: Closing the Strategy gap – what next?

Now blockchain technology has been identified to have the possibly to solve some of the most pressing problems in business and society today, there is a large gap in these ideas becoming reality, mainly due to lack of effective strategy. Companies need to dismantle and re-evaluate old conceptions and business models for using the technology – but where to start?

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05:00PM

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