Day 1

28 November 2018

Blockchain for Enterprise – 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.

09:00AM

Blockchain for Enterprise: Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

09:10AM

Keynote: Understanding Blockchain Technologies & Markets

09:40AM

From Bait to Plate – Blockchain Improving Sustainability in the Fishing Industry

10:00AM

Panel: Food You Trust – The Role of Blockchain Within Food Tracking

  • How blockchain increases traceability and transparency in the food supply chain – benefits for the supplier and customer
  • Reducing or eliminating fraud and errors in the supply chain
  • Case studies – success stories of using blockchain in the food trade supply chain

10:40AM

Networking Break

11:10AM

Panel: Blockchain and its Application in the Energy Market

  • 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 automates reading of smart meters

11:50AM

Case Study: Digital Transformation in a Multinational Corporation

Hear from a real life enterprise using blockchain in their processes, and discover the advantages and pitfalls of implementing blockchain for your enterprise

12:10PM

Panel: Blockchain in the Consumer Goods and Retail Industries

  • How will the application of blockchain technology increase consumer trust through increased traceability and transparency?
  • Will it reduce fraud, errors and administrative work?
  • Blockchain applications possibilities in emerging markets, where customers may not bank or have access to reliable payment systems
  • Case studies – success stories of using blockchain in the consumer goods and retail industries

12:50PM

Networking Lunch

02:00PM

Panel: The Use of Blockchain with Big Data

  • Storing and managing patient and scientific data within the blockchain – benefits and obstacles
  • Data sharing – improved privacy and security
  • Increased trial visibility; automated patient consent and patient privacy

02:40PM

Panel: Blockchain in Logistics and Transportation

  • How will blockchain technology be applied to the logistics and transportation industry?
  • Discussing the advantages – Increased transparency and data sharing across the supply chain, better tracking of orders, reducing errors, better fraud detection etc.
  • Discussing the challenges of adoption
  • Case studies

03:20PM

Networking Break

03:50PM

Keynote – Blockchain in the Gaming & Betting Industry

04:20PM

Case Study – Gospel – The First Practical Enterprise Application of Blockchain

  • Existing siloed approaches to handling sensitive corporate and personal data are broken. Insecure workarounds and shadow IT have proliferated as infrastructures have decentralised.
  • Gospel uses private distributed ledger technology to secure enterprise data, and provides permissioned access to internal and external third parties on a ‘need to know’ basis, delivering an immutable record of all data transactions – ending speculative data sharing, eliminating data breaches, and complying with tough new global personal data legislation.
  • Gospel offers a completely new way of accessing and controlling corporate and personal data – technology described by IDC as “the first practical enterprise application of blockchain”

04:50PM

Interoperability of Different Blockchain Solutions, and the Role of Standards

05:10PM

Panel: Building Enterprise Blockchain Applications and the Challenges Faced

  • Understanding the latest technologies applications
  • Examining specific industry use cases
  • Examining deployment requirements when building blockchain apps
  • What are the challenges to overcome in building enterprise grade applications ?
  • What are the challenges of interoperability and integration of blockchain technology in enterprise?
  • Can we find a common solution?

05:30PM

Session Close

Day 2

29 November 2018

Blockchain for Enterprise – Day 2

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.

09:20AM

Blockchain for Enterprise Day 2: Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

09:30AM

Keynote: Blockchain Technologies in the Supply Chain

10:00AM

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
  • What terms or operational data should smart contracts have to be standardised?
  • Understanding the legal implications of smart contracts
  • Smart contract code encrypted or open ?
  • 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

10:40AM

Case Study: The Revolution in Container Shipping

  • Launch of an industry-wide supply chain solution using blockchain technology
  • Blockchain powered bills of landing
  • Quality control and integrity of containers
  • Cost savings across the ocean shipping industry ecosystem

11:00AM

Networking Day

11:30AM

Panel: Real Estate: The Challenges and Opportunities of Blockchain on Property Transactions

  • Understanding how the entire transaction history of the property could then be followed through the blockchain, and the benefits this presents
  • Using smart contracts in real estate transactions , increasing financial verification
  • Reducing risks of fraud, and tracking property history
  • The opportunity for Immediate transfers without third party verification
  • Creating a digital ID for every real estate assets

12:10PM

Blockchain and the Land Register – A New “Trust Machine”?

  • The Swedish real property transaction relies on long tradition of trust
  • In times of transformation the public sector need to keep up with new technology in order to keep trust
  • Blockchain technology is said to be a trust machine and the Swedish Land Registry try it out

12:30PM

Panel: Blockchain in Manufacturing

  • How will blockchain technology be applied to the manufacturing industry?
  • Uses in anti-counterfeiting, airworthiness certificate tracking, & supply chain visibility
  • Benefits, including improved process efficiency & optimized costs
  • Case studies – success stories of using blockchain in manufacturing

01:10PM

Networking Lunch

02:00PM

Keynote: On Hyperledger’s Quest for ‘Re-Decentralisation’

  • Are we now in a “Cambrian Explosion” moment of blockchain technology?  Or is it time to start converging on a few winners in the field?
  • What’s more important right now – open standards or open source software?
  • Is the blockchain technology landscape ready for a million new developers to show up and start coding?

02:30PM

Panel: What are the Regulatory Implications of Using Blockchain Technologies

  • The development of standards and governance for interoperable blockchains
  • 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

03:10PM

The Use of Blockchain to Facilitate Regulatory Harmonisation Across the Globe

  • Relevance of regulatory harmonisation
  • Examples of deviation, resultant fragmentation and potential commercial harm
  • Economic benefits of blockchain aiding regulatory harmonisation through pharma, personal data, precision medicine

03:30PM

Blockchain Intelligence – Machine Learning Algorithms and Blockchain Technology

  • Combination of strength in machine learning algorithms and Blockchain technology for real-time audits in production systems
  • How to improve the efficiency of automated quality checks
  • Advantages of immutable data and the resolving of single points of failure
  • Predictive analysis of product qualities, real-time checks and forecasting
  • Design of dynamical mining optimizer for security, resilience and cost as alternative of PBFT in corporate settings

04:00PM

Blockchain Governance for Public Administration: Benefits and Challenges for E-democracy

  • Implementation hurdles at the technical and legal level
  • Benefits and risks for e-democracy
  • Striking a balance between public good, private initiative and  technical innovation
  • Case study

04:20PM

Panel: Blockchain for Public Services and Social Good

  • Government’s role in supporting and influencing the development of blockchain technologies and its potential uses (e.g. voting, government-sponsored clean energy transactions & authenticating claims for tax incentives)
  • How can blockchain be used for non-government bodies and charities? (e.g. increased transparency for fundraising)
  • A look at the opportunities distributed ledger technology and smart contracts brings to increase efficiencies in both government and charities
  • How is blockchain being used to tackle social problems

05:00PM

Session Close