Day 1

28 November 2018

Developing Blockchain Applications

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 applications could transform existing business models and invent new forms of business in a profound way. The Developing Blockchain Applications 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.

09:00AM

Developing Blockchain Applications: Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

09:10AM

Keynote: Understanding How Blockchain Applications Are Built

  • Examining what blockchain systems can do.
  • What are the benefits of blockchain technologies for developers?
  • Decentralization of technology, public ledger systems, immutable transactions.

09:40AM

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

10:20AM

Case Study 1

10:40AM

Securing Blockchain Applications

  • Building secure blockchain-based applications
  • Blockchain applications do provide safety over alternative solutions, however they are one facet of a larger system that is not hack proof. How do we secure operating system environments, auditing and a myriad of other security issues
  • If blockchain is to be used in multiple enterprises, what are the key security considerations?

11:00AM

Networking Break

11:30AM

Smart Contracts Embedded in IoT-Enabled Devices

12:00PM

Panel: How Blockchain Technology Can Revolutionise the Advertising Industry

  • How can blockchain technology upend how digital advertising is purchased, delivered, measured, and valued.
  • Short term impacts – will this technology reduce reporting time, improve reporting accuracy, reduce fraud, and reduce costs in the advertising supply chain?
  • Long term impacts – will this technology increase your trust, so you know your advertising is reaching exactly where you intend?
  • Loyalty schemes and tokens in advertising

12:40PM

Building Blockchain Applications on the Ethereum Network

  • Understanding how Ethereum as a decentralized platform can help you run smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.
  • Examining the latest in Ethereum design, upcoming technical developments and applications in private systems
  • Exploring Ethereum as a guide for new ways of thinking about distributed systems, as well as a prototyping and simulation platform

01:00PM

Networking Lunch

01:50PM

Panel: Blockchain Technology from the Investor’s Perspective: A VC View of the Marketplace

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

02:30PM

Keynote: Scalability of Enterprise Blockchain Solutions

  • Transaction Volume and Storage
  • Energy Consumption

03:00PM

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

03:30PM

Networking Break

04:00PM

Public Blockchains

04:20PM

How to Create Ethereum dApps by Using dApp Builder (No Coding)

  • Learn how to easily create and edit smart contracts with no coding skills, similar to how WordPress and Wix allow building websites.
  • Create, customize, and deploy your Etherium dApp, no coding required

04:40PM

Case Study 2

05:00PM

Meet Up 1

06:00PM

Session Close