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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We are looking for speakers willing to share their experiences and stories about your work in the field of Blockchain. If you wish to submit a proposal to present at this event please fill in the speaker’s response form.
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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.
Sébastien Jehan , Inventor and Lead of Rockchain
Rockchain is a distributed computation framework with local private nodes and public workers nodes connected together. What Rockchain provides:
♦ Data privacy layer on top of Ethereum
♦ The link between private networks and public blockchain
♦ Computation that don’t reveal the data.
Eduardo Ferreira, Managing Partner, NOVASSET
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.
Eoin Woods, CTO, Endava
Blockchain is being proposed for problems in domains from diamond tracking, to securities clearing, to property registers and beyond. This session explains blockchain fundamentals and in particular what makes it unique and what problems it can really be used to solve. A practical demonstration of browsing a blockchain and developing a smart contract will show the technology in practice.
Scott Riley, Kynetix
Issues around alignment of stakeholders and governance.
Held at Singapore
Franco De Vita, Managing Partner at BlockchainOrganiseren
Through use cases we explore (im)possibilities of Blockchain technology. Many cases are impeded by the law. The questions are whether we can build decentralized applications (dapps) within the framework of existing legislation and how we can mitigate conflicts with the law.
Blockchain technology leads to a new paradigm. It is about using technology to create decentralized services. This will change existing business models, organizations and therefore society. In this context, it can be considered to be an ideology.
The technology is ‘there’ but we are not.
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. IT systems introduced in the past decades did not change this central approach, they only led to accelerated processing and ease of use.
Now, due to Blockchain technology, society is faced to several challenges:
♦ First we need to accept and embrace this paradigm shift: from centralized to decentralized;
♦ Then we need to define how to govern decentralized applications which can be stateless (not tied to any particular country);
♦ Last but not least, governments need to adapt legislation.
Ultimately, services can be offered by DAO’s, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations. A DAO is an organization that is run by code (Smart Contracts) on a Blockchain. A DAO can consist of software robots and hardware robots, as being the employees. Questions which arise are what the legal status of the DAO will be and, if the DAO is stateless, do we need a Worldwide Government entity?
An intermediate solution is the use of so called Permissioned Blockchains, which can be used for commercial and public services that fits into existing regulations more easily and which can be tied to a legal entity.… challenging question …
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.