Blockchain:Connect, Tuesday 17 April 2018

ASSESSING THE GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN LANDSCAPE

Blockchain:Connect
09:00

Blockchain: the current state of play

  • Transparency, longevity, interoperability and support
  • Driving down costs for individuals and businesses
  • Transitioning proof of concepts (POCs) into production use cases
Panel discussion
Blockchain:Connect
09:30

Stimulating blockchain adoption to take it mainstream

 
  • Transitioning society as decentralization takes center stage
  • Exploring cost implications when new and existing technology co-exist 
  • Migrating vs. upgrading legacy systems
  • How scalable is the technology?
  • Promoting interoperability between private networks
  • What are the technical and business impediments holding back adoption?
Panel discussion
Blockchain:Connect
10:00

Exploring emerging use cases of the blockchain

 
  • Navigating the emerging cross-industry opportunities offered by blockchain technology
  • Discussing future use cases including:
  • Tracking taxpayer money
  • Facilitating voting
  • Underpinning cloud storage platforms
  • Regulating global academia and healthcare
  • Automating and securing trading, insurance and real estate
  • Making global supply chains transparent
Blockchain:Connect
10:30

Integrating blockchain into your technology strategy

 
  • Exploring the areas that blockchain can be applied to improve trust and process
  • Ensuring data integrity
  • Challenges of scaling and power usage required to run a distributed ledger
  • Managing and validating almost any type of transactions
Reserved for sponsor
 
Blockchain:Connect
10:50

Networking break

SECTOR SPECIFIC USE CASES

Panel discussion
Blockchain:Connect
11:30

The future of government: on the blockchain

 
  • Streamlining citizen interaction, financial transactions and contract management
  • Tackling the trust and bureaucracy challenges head on
  • Transforming regulatory compliance, identity management and citizen services
  • Enhancing transparency and collaboration between governments, business and citizens
  • Registering assets and recording ownership changes on a distributed shared ledger
  • Creating, updating and enforcing regulations on the blockchain
  • Removing friction in key citizen interactions
Blockchain:Connect
12:00

Blockchain: the ‘beating heart’ of the global financial system?

 
  • Lowering fees for consumers, providing better regulatory oversight and preparing against financial bubbles
  • Enabling collaboration between competing financial institutions
  • Overcoming early challenges associated with the technology
  • Ensuring full economic and social benefits are realised
  • Exploring the potential effects on the full financial ecosystem: insurance, payments, market provisioning, investment management, capital raising, and depositing and lending 
Blockchain:Connect
12:20

Ecommerce on the blockchain

 
  • Leveraging the many properties of the blockchain to completely upend existing models
  • Providing radical transparency and making transactions visible
  • Building cash back and loyalty programs on the blockchain
  • Simplifying the customer acquisition and onboarding process
  • Helping the customer to make informed decisions pre-purchase
  • Making data sharing and transfer simple to reduce return rates
Blockchain:Connect
12:40

Blockchain for sustainability: realising the 2030 sustainable development goals through blockchain

  • Providing new opportunities to help implement the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
  • Moving value, securing audit trails and providing records unsupported by traditional intermediaries and institutions
  • Reducing corruption and expanding community ownership models
  • Scaling investment in green infrastructure and leveling the field for small and micro-producers
  • Use cases:
-Digital Identity exclusion
-Financial inclusion
-Supply chain transparency and trust
-Clean energy and renewables
-Green financing
-Reputation systems
Blockchain:Connect
12:40

Revolutionising retail with blockchain

 
  • Assuring the authenticity of unique goods
  • Reducing counterfeit goods
  • Transferring product warranties from paper onto the cloud via blockchain
  • Minimising transaction fees
  • Increasing supply chain efficiency with farm-to-fork tracking
  • Integrating cryptocurrency payments at the POS
  • Revolutionising loyalty systems by helping track points collected by customers
Blockchain:Connect
13:20

Networking lunch

Blockchain:Connect
14:30

Utilising blockchain in your business

 
  • Integrating blockchain into your business strategy
  • Appreciating the blockchain and its many aspects
  • Thinking about the blockchain in a holistic manner
  • Understanding what can be done with the blockchain
  • Using blockchain as an enabler for new service models and technologies
  • Creating new revenue, growth and services
Reserved for sponsor
 
Blockchain:Connect
14:50

How will regulation impact blockchain development?

 
  • How to put together a regulatory framework for blockchain
  • When and how to regulate without stifling innovation
  • Shaping the laws for the transformative technology
  • Ensuring adequate regulation is required if business models are to be optimised
  • Making the various blockchain technologies compatible and ensuring their smooth interoperability
Blockchain:Connect
15:10

Navigating the maze of blockchain consortia

 
  • Why do companies join blockchain consortia?
  • Getting scale and adoption of blockchain in a market
  • Bringing about cost-related and operational efficiencies in interconnected systems
  • Assessing the options: business-focused v’s technology-focused
  • Deliberating the strategies for consortia aiming to deploy blockchain at commercial scale
  • Playing a central role in the commercialisation of blockchain technology in every industry
Blockchain:Connect
15:30

Networking break

BLOCKCHAIN AND FUTURE TECH

Blockchain:Connect
16:00

Securing the IoT with blockchain

 
  • Enhancing security, privacy, and the manageability of IoT devices
  • Producing an environment for IoT networks where there can be trust and anonymity
  • Providing assurances that data is legitimate
  • Creating new approaches to online identity, trustworthy transactions and resilient networks
  • Delivering a platform for IoT to interconnect reliably and avoid the threats that plague central server models
  • Verifying identity of IoT devices and the people interacting with them
  • Preventing compromised devices usurping the platform
Blockchain:Connect
16:20

ICOs: the future of raising money  

 
  • Offering a crowdfunding mechanism built on top of the blockchain
  • Are securities tokens the new equity crowdfunding?
  • Assessing the future of blockchain driven decentralised business models
  • Understanding the enormous increase in the value of cryptocurrencies
Blockchain:Connect
16:40

Blockchain and big data: understanding the opportunity

 
  • Securing and decentralising your database
  • Capitalising on universal data exchange
  • Providing greater confidence in the integrity of data
  • Creating an entirely new set of possibilities for AI capabilities and insights
  • Making an impact in the cost of storing data and in the amount of data available
  • Driving cost savings in data storage from the disintermediation of centralized storage providers
  • Moving from proprietary data silos to blockchain-enabled shared data layers
  • Interpreting data becomes the advantage
Reserved for sponsor
 
Blockchain:Connect
17:00

Close of Summit

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