Day 1

29 November 2017

Blockchain for Industry – 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

Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

09:10AM

Keynote: Understanding Blockchain Technologies & Markets

  • Examining what blockchain systems can do
  • Understanding how blockchain applications are built
  • What are the benefits of blockchain technologies?
  • Decentralization of technology, public ledger systems, immutable transactions

09:40AM

Keynote: Building Cloud based blockchain development environments

  • How cloud could be re-invented with blockchain development
  • Blockchain facilitates the transaction as the transport or processing of data and cloud provides the logistics platform for that data – how do they both combine to provide a verifiable data supply chain for enterprises?

10:10AM

Case study: Disney’s dragonchain blockchain platform

Joe Roets

President and Founder

Dragonchain Foundation

Associated Talks:

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  • Public/private hybrid blockchain model
  • Integration of multi currency features
  • Proof of work (PoW) as chain verification
  • Open source and data security
. Joe Roets, President and Founder, Dragonchain Foundation

10:40AM

Panel: The future of bitcoin and blockchain technologies:

  • The potential of crypto currencies in an increasingly digital world
  • Central banks in a world where digital currencies are available as an alternative to reserve currency
  • Bitcoin as an economic incentive for securing permissionless Blockchain
  • How digital money and cryptocurrencies like bitcoin could help prevent terrorist financing, money laundering, fraud and tax evasion

11:20AM

Networking Break

11:50AM

Panel: Government Blockchains – Examining public services & the opportunity blockchain technology presents

Joseph Williams

Governor Inslee's ICT Industry Sector Lead & State of Washington ICT Economic Development Director

State of Washington

Associated Talks:

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  • Use of blockchain for voting and/or sentiment polling
  • Use of blockchain in government-sponsored clean energy transactions
  • Use of blockchain in authenticating claims for tax incentives
  • Exploring the use of smart contract applications for use in a government administration systems.
  • Governments role in supporting and influencing the development of economic activity with blockchain technologies
  • How Government Data Service should lead work in government as a user of distributed ledgers
. Joseph Williams, Governor Inslee's ICT Industry Sector Lead & State of Washington ICT Economic Development Director, State of Washington

12:20PM

Case Study: General Electric and digital transformation in a multinational corporation

Maja Vujinovic

Strategy General Manager

General Electric

Associated Talks:

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  • Blockchain adoption – merging new and old technology and its interoperability
  • Moving at pilot test speed – all the time
  • Creativity, technology and strategy to drive productivity and increase efficiency
. Maja Vujinovic, Strategy General Manager, General Electric

12:40PM

Networking Break

01:40PM

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
  • 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

02:00PM

Panel: Blockchain in the healthcare system

Diego Espinoza

CEO

Healthcoin

Associated Talks:

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John Bass

Founder and CEO

Hashed Health

Associated Talks:

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  • Moving patient data within the blockchain
  • Data sharing in healthcare – patient privacy and security
  • Increased trial visibility; automated patient consent and patient privacy
. Diego Espinoza, CEO, Healthcoin
. John Bass, Founder and CEO, Hashed Health

02:30PM

Panel: What are the regulatory implications of using blockchain technologies

Josh Magri

Vice President, Counsel for Regulation and Developing Technologies

Financial Services Roundtable/BITS

Associated Talks:

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  • 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
. Josh Magri, Vice President, Counsel for Regulation and Developing Technologies, Financial Services Roundtable/BITS

03:00PM

Networking Break

03:30PM

Panel: The challenges for the banking industry

  • How the financial markets will be dramatically changed by smart contracts, decentralised identity and reputation
  • Cryptocurrencies and smart contracts
  • Decentralised identity and reputation
  • Disintermediation and automation of processes – Enabling direct ownership and transfer of digital assets and automation of capabilities on the ledger

04:10PM

Panel: Blockchain for the music and entertainment industry

  • Blockchain transformation in publishing, monetization and the relationship of artists with their communities of fans
  • Record storing of metadata containing ownership and rights information in a transparent and immutable way
  • How blockchain can prevent digital music and film piracy
  • Supporting micropayments that can be processed without the need for an intermediary payment network or its fees

04:30PM

Close of Conference

Day 2

30 November 2017

Blockchain for Industry – Day 2

09:00AM

Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

09:10AM

Panel: Initial coin offerings, token sales and crowd funding

  • Self-Regulation in Crypto financing
  • Tools for a token sale
  • Crowdfunding vs ICOs – risks and challenges
  • Liquidity in digital tokens – how these are traded for other digital currencies, and then into fiat currency through a digital exchange.

09:40AM

Corda: a unique approach to distributed ledgers

Richard Gendal Brown

CTO

R3

Associated Talks:

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  • Corda is open-source, has a growing community of developers inside banks and elsewhere.
  • Corda has been designed with the collaboration and commitment of architects and engineers from more than 70 of the world’s largest banks, insurance firms, information providers and exchanges.
  • Corda achieves the distributed ledger promise of “I know that what I see is what you see” in a simple, unique way.
. Richard Gendal Brown, CTO, R3

10:00AM

Panel: Blockchain and its application in the Energy market

  • How Blockcahin 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

10:40AM

Case Study: Gospel technology – Enterprise Trust Fabric

Ian Smith

Founder & CEO

Gospel Technology

Associated Talks:

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  • How data is secured and an immutable record of activity and interaction is retained to track and ensure the privacy of associated elements.
  • Enterprise Trust Fabric that enables business to connect their digital assets including containers, applications, and data to an enterprise distributed ledger.
  • Real Time identification of abnormal behaviour and data breaches via key trust indicators within the ledger
. Ian Smith, Founder & CEO, Gospel Technology

11:00AM

Networking Break

11:30AM

Panel: Bitcoin – the technology of trust

Justin Newton

CEO

Netki

Associated Talks:

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  • Physical, digital and distributed ledgers
  • Bitcoins as an accurate measure of value
  • Will distributed ledgers supporting Bitcoin maintain an accurate record of the creation and ownership of all Bitcoins?
  • Peer to peer payments and cryptocurrency wallets
. Justin Newton, CEO, Netki

12:00PM

Keynote: Blockchain and the Telecoms marketplace

  • Understanding the blockchain opportunities for the telecoms marketplace
  • Examining next-generation blockchains and their impact on telecoms operational areas including billing, eSIM provisioning, number portability databases and mobile money.
  • What are the different use cases from OSS and BSS processes, Connectivity provisioning and roaming to identity management, smart cites, and mobile money.
  • Barriers to adoption of blockchain in the telecoms industry?

12:30PM

Panel: IoT: Blockchain as the key enabler for realising the IoT vision.

  • How blockchain technologies can be use to settle scalability, privacy and reliability concerns in the Internet-of-Things
  • Examining how blockchain technology can be used in tracking billions of connected devices, enable the processing of transactions and coordination between devices, allow for significant savings to IoT industry manufacturers.
  • Ethereum technologies as a way of controlling and operating the Internet of Things (IoT), to control objects in the physical world

01:00PM

Networking Break

02:00PM

Panel: 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?

02:30PM

Case study: Mærsk and the revolution in container shipping

Ibrahim Gokcen

Chief Digital Officer

Maersk

Associated Talks:

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  • 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
. Ibrahim Gokcen, Chief Digital Officer , Maersk

02:50PM

Panel: Building partnerships to help grow financial services blockchain solutions

  • The potential  of distributed ledger technology for bank clearing systems
  • Examining how blockchain technologies can cut the costs of payment processing infrastructures
  • The challenges to transform financial market technology platforms where standards must be secure, scalable and adaptable
  • The payments and revenue cycle – how payment settlements, reconciliation and cash management can be optimised

03:30PM

Keynote: Insurance: Understanding the opportunities and threats for Blockchain in the Insurance industry

  • How blockchain can innovate insurance products and services for growth, increasing effectiveness in fraud detection and pricing, and reducing administrative cost.
  • Examining how blockchain can address the competitive challenges many insurance providers face, including poor customer engagement, limited growth in mature markets, and the trends of digitization.
  • How blockchain can facilitate growth for insurers: improving customer engagement, enabling cost-efficient product offerings for emerging markets, and enabling the development of insurance products related to the Internet of Things.

04:00PM

Panel: What does the future hold for Blockchain technology – where do we think we will be in 2030?

  • What challenges will have to be overcome for global adoption, and how will blockchain transform industries?

04:30PM

Close of Conference