As revolutionary as it sounds, Blockchain truly is a mechanism to bring everyone to the highest degree of accountability. No more missed transactions, human or machine errors, or even an exchange that was not done with the consent of the parties involved. Above anything else, the most critical area where Blockchain helps is to guarantee the validity of a transaction by recording it not only on a main register but a connected distributed system of registers, all of which are connected through a secure validation mechanism.” The Blockchain technology is set to disrupt the financial world.
Blockchain has many applications in supply chains, healthcare, global monetary systems, financial technologies, democratic elections, auction of public assets, energy trading, electronic record authentication, delivery of Government services, IoT and much, much more.
Blockchain technology in the information age represents the critical intersection between the financial rails, social networking, and powerful decentralised networks. It is critical for stakeholders to formulate careful legal and business strategies around novel business models as the technology and infrastructure, as well as the corresponding market appetite and regulatory structures, evolve rapidly in disparate global markets.
You will learn why the Blockchain technology is a smarter way to track financial transactions & contracts. They are faster, safer & more efficient than any ledger ever before.
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Franco De Vita, Managing Partner at BlockchainOrganiseren
The promise of Blockchain is that it will change the way we cooperate, how we organize trust and how we organize society.
As an example:
“Through Blockchain technology a Personal Data Service can be implemented giving the citizen control of his/her personal data. This leads to self-sovereign citizens, less dependent on government agencies and commercial parties.”
Basically, Blockchain will change the world, but till now it has not happened. Why is that?
Blockchain services that have been taken into operation have proven to be more efficient then existing technology and to be fraud resistant. This gives us the possibility to create new business models without intermediaries. Then why is the promise of Blockchain still not fulfilled?
What is possible in software technology, sometimes appears to be impossible within the context of our society because many use cases are impeded by law and regulations. Usage is also impeded by ‘invisible forces’, represented by organizations, institutes, directors and managers, but also by the ordinary citizen or employee. These ‘invisible forces’ are driven by bureaucracy, legacy, insecurity and even reluctance to change.
Existing government and its regulations are defined for centralized services. This is a process that has evolved over centuries. Institutions were created and central registries have been introduced to safeguard services. Both the law and the ‘invisible forces’ are tied up to this paradigm. The question is whether we can build decentralized applications within the current framework of legislation and how we can mitigate potential conflicts. Nevertheless, with the introduction of cryptocurrencies the paradigm-shift from centralized to decentralized has started.
Blockchain technology is evolving rapidly. The so called Permissioned Blockchains, which can be used for commercial and public services comply with existing regulations more easily.
Through some interesting use cases of Blockchain ecosystems we will explore the (im)possibilities.
Pradeep Goel, CEO, Solve.Care
Healthcare payments are very challenging due to 3rd party model, involvement of multiple stakeholders and complexity of transactions. It is not unusual for the payment administration to cost as much as the payment for services. There is no other industry with a comparable cost and complexity of payments at this scale. The systems and processes used to administer healthcare payments focus on making sure each transaction is accurate while trying to deal with retroactive events, and it is a losing battle.
We will discuss how an intelligent currency built on Blockchain and smart contracts can be used to make healthcare payments efficient, transparent, accountable, auditable and adjustable.
We will present a currency design and approach that can replace complex payment systems with a programmable healthcare currency that will cost a fraction of current payment models, significantly reduce fraud and abuse and lead to more effective delivery and use of care.
Solve.Care leadership team has decades of experience in building complex IT systems to serve healthcare delivery and administration. The team is combining Blockchain technology, domain expertise and public policy experience to redefine healthcare administration in the US and around the world
Patrick Strauss, Associate Vice President – Head of Digital Supply Chain Practice (Europe), IoT and Blockchain, ANTUIT
Undoubtedly, “Blockchain” is one of the key technology buzzwords of 2017. While there is still considerable hype around this topic, we’re starting to see real projects using Blockchain, and real value emerging in certain markets. This presentation will look at several recent examples that highlight the drive for innovation behind Blockchain’s adoption within a Digital Supply Chain and Internet of Things (IoT) context.
Dr. M. Oskar van Deventer, Senior Scientist Blockchain Networking, TNO
♦ What is a consortium blockchain, a.k.k. a permissioned blockchain
♦ What does it take to run a consortium blockchain together
♦ What is the business model of a consortium blockchain
♦ How can a consortium blockchain be governed
♦ How does a consortium blockchain work technically
♦ First results from the Techruption Consortium Blockchain (a Dutch consortium with 10+ partners from finance, government, telco, health and other)
Marloes Pomp, Program leader, Dutch Government
In order to establish the exact opportunities and threats of this groundbreaking technology, the Dutch Public Service requested started almost 30 pilot projects.
Blockchain is changing how civilians and organisations share data and enables innovation in many industries, like health, energy, real estate and it is also changing the role of government itself. Marloes will present you the main results of these pilots projects and how these are being continued.
♦ Program Officer Blockchain projects Dutch Government
♦ Lecturer Blockchain & Digital Skills at the Academy for Legislation
♦ Advisory Board Member of a "blockchain for good" fund
Hans Dijkstra, Specialist Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
The use of blockchain technologies for compliance and compliance monitoring. I think fits well with my idea of taking the audience on a journey of how in commercial real estate propositions full service package can enable anyone over the world to securely use smart contracts to either have their services booked (facility management, for instance) and how commercial real estate owners can use blockchain to ensure continuity of their portfolio and have good prediction about return on investments and the possibility for elasticity on their object on the market.
Gregory Arzumanian, Foodcoin
FCE (FOODCOIN ECOSYSYTEM) is a new blockchain ecosystem, architecturally designed to create a global marketplace of food and agricultural products on the active platform of 1000 EcoFarms, using the Ethereum technology. In the widest sense, FCE is going to be implemented as a universal trading platform for businesses related to food.
The tools included and used in this process are:
♦ “Smart” wallets
♦ Digital ID services
♦ Product origin authentication
♦ Crypto payment processing
♦ Customizable platforms for users
Louis de Bruin, Blockchain Leader , IBM Global Business Services Europe
Permissioned Blockchains based on the Linux Foundations Hyperledger fabric are enabling consortia to implement industry grade Blockchain applications in many industries. This talk will cover a number of applications and share the experience in adoption models for Blockchains implementation.
Arseniy Korobchenko, CTO, Binck Forward
Over the past few years flow of fiat currencies into cryptocurrency world has increased with crazy orders of magnitude. Number of fraudulent activities and crime performed with cryptocurrencies has also greatly increased. At the same time, blockchain is the fastest and easiest way for new upcoming companies to raise capital and directly attract shareholders. And regulators need to take action now.
Dorota Zimnoch, Managing Director, ZING Business Consulting & Karolina Marzantowicz, Distinguished Engineer, FSS & Blockchain, IBM (Poland)
Financial institutions are under intense pressure of severe competition, shrinking operational margins, increasing security concerns, new regulations, addressing changing customer needs and maintaining strong relationships with them, protecting reputation and trust. Blockchain is not a remedy to all but can help to address many of those concerns. In the talk, we will use a real case examples to demonstrate how.
Eduardo Ferreira, Novasset
Based on the premise that (digital) money is actually abundant and entrepreneurial talent is scarce, we argue it is valuable and sensible to enable funding for entrepreneurial ideas in the relatively uncoordinated and unregulated manner that characterises ICOs. People want to do ICOs, as they see that ICOs are a vastly superior, more democratic and inclusive form of funding entrepreneurial talent, and talent wants to be unleashed. Even if a large part of the funding is eventually discovered to be malinvestment, and some part is even lost in misfeasance, given that (digital) money is abundant, the global benefit to humanity of fostering accelerated, permissionless, democratic innovation through ICOs is preferable to the existing antiquated caste system of early stage funding.
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Gokul MP, Sr Summit Creator, UNICOM
Felipe Daguila, Head of JAPAC, gTech Ads GS, Google
Explain what is blockchain and how it work and different applications
Brenn Hill, CTO, Peerity.io
Peerity seeks to use blockchain rewards to empower communities and align the incentives between social networks and their users. We explore the current issues with social networks and activity networks and how blockchain based technology can resolve the tensions inherent in current networks and lead to positive outcomes for all parties.
Roberto Capodieci, CTO, Digital Billions
Ethereum (Smart Contracts) vs Nxt and decentralised application platforms (Smart Transactions). When and why it is good to opt for a choice rather than the other.
Mikael Lindholm, VP Internet of Things, Telenor Group
Given our extensive global experience in IoT, the plan is to take the participants through the journey from Connected Things-M2M-IoT and how this evolution is changing data transfers, business models, services and payment. Through the journey discuss solutions, opportunities and challenges with Blockchain and its variations.
Kannan Solaiappan, Senior Technical Lead, Autodesk Asia Pte Ltd
Many enterprises want to explore the Blockchain technology on their premises to reap the benefits of the new phenomena, however its getting hard for the enterprises to find a right use case. The more enterprises start using the technology, the better adaption rate to help evolve the technology. This session will give a great sense of the non-banking use cases for the enterprises.
Jeffrey Tan, Heads Strategic Business Development & Product Strategy, Y3 Technologies | Vice Chairman, Singapore Computer Society (SCS) | Deputy Chairman, Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF)
Jeremy Tan, Director, Holborn Law LLC
This presentation provides an introduction into blockchain based SmartContracts and the legal issues arising from the adoption of such SmartContracts.
Wenbin Zhang, Research Scientist, IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation
A Multinational Corporation (MNC) usually produces or sells goods and/or services in various countries. Its subsidiary in Country A can sign contracts with clients in A, but the MNC manufactures products or performs services in other subsidiaries in other countries. Namely, MNC’s businesses with clients are carried out/supported by its intercompany supply chain among its subsidiaries across different countries/jurisdictions. Unlike usual supply chain consisting of various parties who are legally unrelated, this intercompany supply chain is for legally related parties who belong to the same big corporation/group. Though internal to an MNC, it is complex and subject to governments’ regulation, compliance and audit in each jurisdiction. Current practice of this supply chain in MNCs has encountered serious problems, such as tax disputes especially in India. In this talk, we shall discuss some of these problems, and how Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology can help MNCs to solve them.