Day 1 - 13 November 2019

Blockchain Platforms & Strategies – Day 1

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. 

10:00AM

Mark Zawacki

Managing Partner & Founder

650 Labs

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10:00AM - Day 1

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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

. Mark Zawacki, Managing Partner & Founder, 650 Labs
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10:20AM

Keynote: 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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10:50AM

Tom Willis

Board Director, Intel

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

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03:20PM - Day 1

View Keynote Panel: How the Blockchain Eco-system Interconnects

10:50AM - Day 1

View EEA: Creating real-world, interoperable applications for enterprise blockchain and tokenized environments worldwide

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EEA: Creating real-world, interoperable applications for enterprise blockchain and tokenized environments worldwide

• Harnessing enterprise blockchain standards to create real-world, interoperable applications for business environments worldwide
• Driving business collaboration, market participation, tokenization and data security by enabling Web 3.0 with standards-based blockchain
• Technical Work and Special Interest Groups that are creating unprecedented value for diverse businesses and industries

. Tom Willis, Board Director, Intel, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
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11:10AM

Networking Break

11:50AM

Barry McLaughlin

Head of Blockchain Sandbox

SITA Lab

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11:50AM - Day 1

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

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Corey Glaze

VP of Products

Sepior APS

Associated Talks:

11:50AM - Day 1

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

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Sandy Khaund

VP Blockchain Products

Ticketmaster

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12:30PM - Day 1

View Blockchain and Ticketing: A Smart Contract Case Study

11:50AM - Day 1

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

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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 
. Barry McLaughlin, Head of Blockchain Sandbox, SITA Lab
. Corey Glaze, VP of Products, Sepior APS
. Sandy Khaund, VP Blockchain Products, Ticketmaster
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12:30PM

Sandy Khaund

VP Blockchain Products

Ticketmaster

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12:30PM - Day 1

View Blockchain and Ticketing: A Smart Contract Case Study

11:50AM - Day 1

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

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Blockchain and Ticketing: A Smart Contract Case Study

-Starting as a small startup, innovating with Colored Coins and, ultimately, smart contracts on Ethereum
-Gaining momentum with customers across ticketing scenarios as a maturing company

. Sandy Khaund, VP Blockchain Products, Ticketmaster
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01:00PM

Networking Break

02:00PM

Jonathon de Villier

Senior Consultant | Energy Analyst

Navigant

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Chris Spanton

Senior Architect, Blockchain

T-Mobile

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02:00PM - Day 1

View Panel: The bumpy ride to blockchain adoption: Blockchain pilot success

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Robert Rencher

Associate Technical Fellow

The Boeing Company

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02:00PM - Day 1

View Panel: The bumpy ride to blockchain adoption: Blockchain pilot success

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Panel: The bumpy ride to blockchain adoption: Blockchain pilot success

  • Enterprise innovators discuss their Step-by-Step guide method of running a successful pilot 
  • Discussing the careful execution of a PoC – examining the latest trials 
  • A showcase of cutting edge blockchain pilots  
  • How to determine if your experiment was a success 
Moderator: . Jonathon de Villier, Senior Consultant | Energy Analyst, Navigant
. Chris Spanton, Senior Architect, Blockchain, T-Mobile
. Robert Rencher, Associate Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company
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02:40PM

Mathew Yarger

Head of Smart Cities

IOTA

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03:20PM - Day 1

View Keynote Panel: How the Blockchain Eco-system Interconnects

02:40PM - Day 1

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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. 

. Mathew Yarger, Head of Smart Cities, IOTA
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03:00PM

Networking Break

03:20PM

Mark Zawacki

Managing Partner & Founder

650 Labs

Associated Talks:

10:00AM - Day 1

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

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Tom Willis

Board Director, Intel

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

Associated Talks:

03:20PM - Day 1

View Keynote Panel: How the Blockchain Eco-system Interconnects

10:50AM - Day 1

View EEA: Creating real-world, interoperable applications for enterprise blockchain and tokenized environments worldwide

View Full Info

Mathew Yarger

Head of Smart Cities

IOTA

Associated Talks:

03:20PM - Day 1

View Keynote Panel: How the Blockchain Eco-system Interconnects

02:40PM - Day 1

View Implementing a Successful Strategy, Fit for Business

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Keynote Panel: How the Blockchain Eco-system Interconnects

  • Examples of true interoperability & how important is it for business
  • Examination of an interconnected, enterprise, blockchain database
  • How do we identify the appropriate platform?
Moderator: . Mark Zawacki, Managing Partner & Founder, 650 Labs
. Tom Willis, Board Director, Intel, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
. Mathew Yarger, Head of Smart Cities, IOTA
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04:00PM

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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04:20PM

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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05:00PM

Session Close

05:00PM

Join us @ the Innovation Zone stage for Blockchain Expo Networking Power Hour

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Networking Party – 6pm – The Levi’s Stadium

An evening of networking on Wednesday, November 13 from 6pm. Access for Ultimate, Gold & Expo Plus holders in addition to speakers, sponsors, press & exhibitors. Taking place at The Levi’s Stadium, this legendary location has some pretty impressive views & is located just a few minutes walk from the expo venue.  Join us for drinks & networking.