Day 1 - 17 May 2023

09:45AM

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Chairpersons Welcome: Blockchain for Business Day 1

Chairpersons welcome and opening remarks. 

10:00AM

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Presentation: Strengthening Your Competitive Advantage with the Right Blockchain – Industry Use-Case

  • Understanding the scope and building trust in Blockchain  
  • Effective use-cases from across industries  
  • Blockchain as a service

10:30AM

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Keynote Presentation: What’s in Store for Enterprise Blockchain in 2023

  • Projects to keep an eye on in in the next 12 months.  
  • Mergers & Acquisitions – is the technology and the industry able to handle transactions of ownership?  
  • Surprise successes and unexpected failures – what are the takeaways from last year?  

11:00AM

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Presentation: Data Governance – A Mutually-Beneficial and Cooperative Endeavour

  • Features and attributes of blockchain technology aligning with data governance
  • Immersive data requires immersive technology – using data governance for business optimisation
  • What trade-offs should be considered?

11:30AM

Networking Break

04:30PM

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Presentation: Innovation Slot 3

To follow soon …

11:45AM

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Panel: A Tidal Wave of Disruption – Connecting New Technologies Within a Blockchain Context 

  • AI and Blockchain: the complexities of the trade-off between efficiency and functionality  
  • The prosperous partnership of IoT and Blockchain – what does the future look like?  
  • How does 5G complement blockchain in the process of market expansion?  
  • The evolution of Web3 technologies and enterprise blockchains.   

12:25AM

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Presentation: Building Next Generation Enterprise with Web3

  • Characteristics of web3
  • Virtual world enhancements
  • Blockchain adoption and scalability challenge – when is blockchain a right solution?
  • Framework Dilemma- Private, Public, or Hybrid?

12:55AM

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Presentation: Web2.0 vs Web3.0 and the Journey Ahead

  • Transitioning to the more immersive internet
  • Tools and practices enabling the switch
  • Building blocks for a successful use case
  • Onboarding issues – How to communicate Web3 to traditional industries and audiences?

01:25PM

Networking Break

04:40PM

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Presentation: Innovation Slot 4

To follow soon …  

02:20PM

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Presentation: Innovation Slot 1

To follow soon …

02:30PM

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Presentation: Innovation Slot 2

To follow soon …

02:40PM

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Presentation: Sustainable Blockchain – The Next Phase of Society

  • Is achieving a carbon-neutral Blockchain possible?
  • Moving to proof-of-stake – the reality of technological infrastructure change.
  • Positive externalities and impact.
  • Economic crises and the role of emerging technologies in business optimization.

03:10PM

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Presentation: Blockchain Risk Management

  • Risk functions and risk management – is your company ready for risks posed by implementing a new framework?   
  • Blockchain vulnerabilities and how to avoid them.  

03:30PM

Networking Break

04:50PM

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Presentation: Blockchain Use-Cases in Government and Public Sector

  • Smart Cities – Building blocks for the next era of society
  • Supply-Chain Trackability
  • Fundamental characteristics of blockchain technology and how to maximise integration opportunities.

03:50PM

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Panel: The Privacy of Blockchain

  • Is there such thing as complete anonymity with pure transparency?  
  • Are private blockchains a step towards centralisation?  
  • Blockchain and GDPR – a walk in the park or a minefield? 

05:20PM

End of day