Day 1

29 November 2017

Blockchain Technologies & Development – Day 1

There has been a flurry of new start ups, announcements, new user cases, and applications being developed using blockchain technology. Research provides strong evidence that blockchain technology could transform existing business models and invent new forms of business in a profound way. The Blockchain technologies track examines key challenges for developers building these initiatives, you will also hear from a number of innovative Blockchain start ups, their business cases, and case studies, and be able to see how to partner with a number of emerging technology players to forward your Blockchain services. According to Markets and Markets, the global blockchain technology market is expected to rise from $210m in 2016 to $2.31bn by 2021. In this session, leading venture capitalists and investors will examine the emerging blockchain technology landscape and why there is so much attention around the sector. The blockchain technologies track look at how Blockchain companies are creating disruptive solutions to real world problems.    

09:30AM

Chair introduction and opening remarks

10:00AM

Panel : How can developers make the most of the blockchain opportunity?

  • Examining open source blockchain development
  • How to develop scalable solutions
  • Building in security around regulatory compliance and accountability
  • Leverage existing codebases, workflows, and development ecosystems
  • Getting started with a highly scalable Ethereum compliant blockchain

10:45AM

Case study

11:00AM

Case study

11:15AM

Slock.it

Stephan Tual

Founder & COO

Slock.it

Associated Talks:

11:15AM - Day 1

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. Stephan Tual, Founder & COO, Slock.it

11:40AM

Networking Break

12:00PM

Case study

12:15PM

Case study

01:00PM

Networking Break

02:00PM

Panel: Blockchain from the investor’s perspective: A VC view of the marketplace

Matthieu Soule

Senior Strategic Analyst

L'Atelier BNP Paribas US

Associated Talks:

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According to Markets and Markets, the global blockchain technology market is expected to rise from $210m in 2016 to $2.31bn by 2021. In this session, leading venture capitalists and investors will examine the emerging blockchain technology landscape and why there is so much attention around the sector.

  • The opportunities for blockchain from an investor and VC viewpoint
  • What are the advantages of blockchain to investors when compared to other emerging technologies?
  • What criteria are VC’s looking for to invest in blockchain start-ups
. Matthieu Soule, Senior Strategic Analyst , L'Atelier BNP Paribas US

02:45PM

Case study

03:00PM

Case study

03:15PM

Bitmark

Sean Moss-Pultz

Co-Founder and CEO

Bitmark Inc.

Associated Talks:

03:15PM - Day 1

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. Sean Moss-Pultz, Co-Founder and CEO, Bitmark Inc.

03:30PM

Networking break

04:00PM

TRNXHUB

Matthew C James

Chairman

TRNXHUB

Associated Talks:

04:00PM - Day 1

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. Matthew C James, Chairman, TRNXHUB

04:15PM

Case study

04:30PM

Bext360

bext360 utilizes machine vision and artificial intelligence (AI) to source high-quality agricultural products directly from the source.

bext360 wants to make it easier for coffee farmers to get a fair price, and get paid instantly, for their beans.

The company built a mobile robot that is something like a sophisticated scale. It allows buyers of coffee to rapidly analyze the quality of and weigh a farmer’s product in the field. The robot uses optical sorting to understand what percent of coffee cherries look perfect or spoiled in a batch. A batch, typically a 30-40 lb. bag, will get higher or lower marks, which are revealed to both buyers and farmers on the spot. They then negotiate a fair price through bext360’s mobile app.

bext360 makes digital/mobile payments to the farmers, communities, banks, and other stakeholders utilizing block chain payments directly to the stakeholders. The bext360 system then tracks the goods from the source to the end consumer, allowing the end consumer to interact directly with the communities that provide the goods.

 

04:45PM

Case study

05:00PM

Close of Conference

Day 2

30 November 2017

Blockchain Technologies & Development – Day 2

   

09:30AM

Panel: How to Build a blockchain Fintech startup?

  • Understanding the critical role investment plays in building you’re blockchain start up
  • The strategy behind building and guiding the development of ecosystems
  • Creating disruptive solutions to real world problems using blockchain

Disruptors in Fintech – we examine the latest in a range of blockchain start ups, and their perspective on the marketplace

11:40AM

Networking Break