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Blockchain for Business Summit
Welcome from the Chair, with setting the scene for blockchain in business and business card exchange in the audience
  • Eric Van der Kleij - Chief Executive, Frontier Network
09:40 - 10:00 20 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Keynote presentation: Decentralised mobility - An end to end landscape based on digital identities, IoT and distributed ledger technology
  • Understanding why the future of mobility will be shaped by the advent of C.A.S.E: Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric vehicles
  • How vehicles will be consumed as a service (VaaS or MaaS) rather than be owned
  • Why service platforms need scalability to succeed
  • Analysing why only pure end-to-end software solutions can deliver on this level of scalability
  • How the combination and integration of Blockchain/DLT and IoT technology with fully digital KYC, digital ID and eContracting can provide the needed technology
  • Emphasising the need for open exchange protocols and interfaces in order to avoid rent-extracting monopoly platforms
  • Harry Behrens - Head of the Blockchain Factory, Daimler Financial Services AG
10:00 - 10:20 20 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Using Blockchain for Social and Environmental impact

Ron will present the story of Plastic Bank and their initiatives to reduce ocean bound plastic and create a token based banking system to help the world's poorest people. He will discuss how Cognition Foundry has used Blockchain technology to engender trust in very challenging environments and how that has helped Plastic Bank establish an expanding global presence.  

  • Ron Argent - CEO & Founder, Cognition Foundry
10:20 - 10:50 30 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Panel debate: Pro vs. against the costs vs. the benefits from blockchain in business

This panel debate is made up from panel members who have an extensive experience and strong opinions on blockchain, when comparing its costs and benefits in business:

  • Is blockchain useful at all in specific businesses? Why? When? Where? In which circumstances?
  • Getting to the bottom of when blockchain can add value and when it can't
  • Analysing the costs vs. the benefits of blockchain: What does it really take to deploy blockchain and will the business really benefit?
  • How long does it take for blockchain to pay off?
  • Questioning the future scalability of blockchain projects vs. the costs it will bring
  • Panel moderator Jonny Voon - Innovation Lead for IoT and Distributed Ledger, Innovate UK
  • Mitesh Savjani - Innovation Product Manager, Santander
  • Dora Matheidesz - Senior Innovation Manager, HSBC
  • Govert Van Ek - Co-Founder, BitCar
10:50 - 11:10 20 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Blockchain in Agriculture: Building Trust and Traceability
  • Neeraj Kashyap - Director - Business Development (UK & Europe), Nihilent
11:10 - 11:50 40 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Morning Break and Networking
11:10 - 11:50 40 mins
LeadersIn Blockchain roundtables
LEADERSIN SESSION: BLOCKCHAIN IN FINANCE

LeadersIn Blockchain: An opportunity to join closed-door small group roundtable discussions (up to 15 attendees) in 45min blocks, taking place after use case presentations and hosted by speakers from specific verticals to explore the potential of blockchain in that vertical industry.

This particular LeadersIn session will discuss blockchain in finance.

  • Dora Matheidesz - Senior Innovation Manager, HSBC
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Enterprise blockchains as digital transformation enablers
  • Why does Enterprise Blockchain matter for digital transformation?
  • How can Enterprise Blockchain help corporations become digital businesses?
  • Examples from the financial services
  • Dean Demellweek - Digital Transformation Leader and Blockchain Evangelist, BNP Paribas
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Bank of England on the blockchain; what next?
  • How blockchain fits with the mission of a central bank
  • A brief history of BoE blockchain research from cryptocurrencies to payment systems
  • What we have learned and how it has affected the work we are doing
  • What we are doing next to deploy blockchain and support the fintech economy
  • William Lovell - Head of Future Technology, Bank of England
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Blockchain in Trade Finance; where are we?
  • Rabobank’s journey on getting blockchain into trade finance
  • Current challenges and potential solutions
  • A future view of the industry
  • Chris Huls - Lead Tech Labs, Rabobank Netherlands
12:30 - 13:20 50 mins
LeadersIn Blockchain roundtables
LEADERS IN SESSION: BLOCKCHAIN IN BANKING

LeadersIn Blockchain: An opportunity to join closed-door small group roundtable discussions (up to 15 attendees) in 45min blocks, taking place after use case presentations and hosted by speakers from specific verticals to explore the potential of blockchain in that vertical industry.

This particular LeadersIn session will discuss blockchain in banking.

  • William Lovell - Head of Future Technology, Bank of England
12:50 - 13:20 30 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Panel debate: Pro vs. against - Public, private or hybrid blockchain?
  • Debating the benefits and downsides of pubic vs. private vs. hybrid blockchains
  • Does a private enterprise blockchain even bring any value that blockchain is meant to bring as a decentralised platform? Is it even blockchain?
  • On the other hand, how could companies in sensitive industries even afford to have a decentralised blockchain system?
  • What are different consortia doing and how are they building their open blockchains today?
  • What about the different verticals – Which blockchains are suitable for which vertical?
  • Eric Van der Kleij - Chief Executive, Frontier Network
  • Michele Curtoni - VP - Digital Product Development & DLT, State Street
  • Marta Piekarska - Director of Ecosystem, Hyperledger
  • Erik Beijnoff - Creator of the Repertoire Network, Repertoire
  • Chris Huls - Lead Tech Labs, Rabobank Netherlands
13:20 - 13:40 20 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Exploring the blockchain use cases from the perspective of Hyperledger
  • Use cases of blockchain - how to differentiate good from bad?
  • Business blockchain solutions
  • Study of general application in enterprise settings
  • What have we learnt so far which can be useful to most enterprises considering blockchain?
  • Marta Piekarska - Director of Ecosystem, Hyperledger
13:20 - 13:40 20 mins
LeadersIn Blockchain roundtables
LEADERS IN SESSION: BLOCKCHAIN IN MUSIC & CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
  • Erik Beijnoff - Creator of the Repertoire Network, Repertoire
13:40 - 14:30 50 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Lunch
13:40 - 14:30 50 mins
LeadersIn Blockchain roundtables
Lunch
14:30 - 14:40 10 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Use case: Showcasing the impact blockchain technology on the integration of medical data and healthcare IoT to inform diagnosis and treatment
  • How patient data is scattered across different entities in the value chain of the healthcare industry, and remains a key restrictor to achieving integrated care across health and social boundaries
  • Challenges to delivering robust, positive patient outcomes which blockchain can help solve
  • In a world where patient-centricity is key, how can blockchain deliver a solution acting as a high trust platform, promoting data ownership and sharing through incentivisation?
  • The potential of blockchain as a healthcare data solution, drawing upon a use case from a payer-provider joint venture and showcasing the impact blockchain technology can have as a bridge for the integration of medical data and healthcare IoT to inform diagnosis and treatment
  • Anushka Patchava - Expert Advisor, Healthcare, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, United Nations (CEFACT)
14:40 - 15:10 30 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Panel debate: What does blockchain mean for healthcare? Can it resolve the administration burden, lack of patient ownership and billing issues?
  • What are the realistic benefits vs. challenges of blockchain in healthcare?
  • What will be the cost of building a blockchain for healthcare providers? 
  • Will it pay off? 
  • How long will this realistically take?
  • Panel moderator Stewart Southey - Founder, Catena Consulting
  • Amit Patel - Director, Black Swan Advisors
  • Anushka Patchava - Expert Advisor, Healthcare, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, United Nations (CEFACT)
  • Robert Learney - Lead Technologist - Blockchain & DLT, Digital Catapult
  • Aman Gupta - NHS Navigator, DigitalHealth.London Accelerator
  • Natalie Pankova - Chief Operating Officer, Metadvice
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Use case: Successful blockchain implementations in the insurance industry - Automation, identity verification, removal of middle men
  • Improving claims processing through automation and how provenance is one major area where insurers can take advantage of blockchain
  • How blockchain can help with underwriting, giving underwriters ability to source data from external sources to automate some aspects of underwriting
  • Removal of middle men and third parties in insurance through blockchain
  • Client On-Boarding through easier identity verification on a blockchain platform
  • Considering blockchain legal implications and the speed of blockchain adoption in insurance to build better blockchain use cases in the future
  • Vivek Zakarde - Head of Data Analytics, Reliance General Insurance
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Blockchain – A Use Case Deep Dive

Blockchain is one of the hottest topics in the market today, many enterprises are talking or thinking about the technology. A number have done one or more proof of concept, but when it comes to actual production use cases there are considerably fewer enterprises in this position. During this session, Oracle will showcase actual use cases implemented by Oracle customers covering the following areas: manufacturing and logistics, Public Sector, shipping and distribution, retail, food and beverage, along with the financial services.

What you will take away from this session:

  • A deep dive into Blockchain – one of the hottest topics in the market today
  • Sectors covered; manufacturing and logistics, Public Sector, shipping and distribution,
    retail, food and beverages, along with the financial services.
  • Learn how to adopt blockchain and transform your enterprise
  • Direction on the next innovative stage in the Blockchain evolution
  • Demo and more details available at the Oracle exhibition stand
  • James Allerton-Austin - Senior Director of Product Management, Common Cloud PaaS, Oracle
  • Simon Nicholson - Senior Director, Product Management, IoT and Blockchain Cloud Applications, Oracle
15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Afternoon break and networking
16:10 - 16:30 20 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Building a financial industry-led initiative to create broad interoperability between business networks running on DLT and conventional systems
  • Analysing the 5 major fields of actions for standardization to work on, including data formats, network protocols, attestation frameworks, digital Identities, smart contracts and Oracle services
  • How the financial industry started the UTN standardization initiative
  • Why the Universal Trade Network will be to trade what the internet was to information
  • Openness of the project, inviting all industries to join and beyond the limits of the financial industry
  • Hans Huber - Senior DLT Project Lead, Commerzbank
16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Panel debate: Interoperability of blockchain platforms and ecosystems
  • How will blockchain lead to more network-based collaboration?
  • How will blockchain work when companies use different strategies with data and ERP systems
  • How do you embed blockchain into a system with lots of systems?
  • Is data the biggest problem for blockchain, as interoperability is difficult when data organisation strategies are different?
  • What are companies like FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google) doing about this?
  • Panel moderator James Crawshaw - Senior Analyst, Intelligent Networks & Automation, Heavy Reading
  • Hans Huber - Senior DLT Project Lead, Commerzbank
  • Samuel Dare - Founder, Genysys
  • Andreas Manolis - Head of Strategy & Risk, Group Business Assurance, BT
17:00 - 17:20 20 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Use case: Token4Hope/DCore - A real-world case study of creating positive social impact by combining charity and blockchain
  • Understanding how blockchain provides transparency
  • Providing trust between stakeholders - donors, recipients, charities and retailers
  • Simplifying the flow of funds and donations
  • Securing the distribution chain from donors to recipients
  • Michal Geci - Head of Innovations, Decent
17:00 - 17:45 45 mins
LeadersIn Blockchain roundtables
LEADERS IN SESSION: BLOCKCHAIN IN FINANCE AND THE POTENTIAL FOR REAL INTEROPERABILITY AMONG ALL INDUSTRIES

LeadersIn Blockchain: An opportunity to join closed-door small group roundtable discussions (up to 15 attendees) in 45min blocks, taking place after use case presentations and hosted by speakers from specific verticals to explore the potential of blockchain in that vertical industry.

This particular LeadersIn session will discuss blockchain in finance and the potential for real interoperability among all industries.

  • Hans Huber - Senior DLT Project Lead, Commerzbank
17:20 - 17:50 30 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Panel debate: Interconnecting blockchain with other technologies – How to?
  • How can blockchain be interconnected to technologies such as AI, machine learning, cloud, IoT and more?
  • What are different regions around the world doing about this?
  • How exactly do AI or IoT interconnect with blockchain, what are the exact practices, what are the adoption methods?
  • Debating the usability of blockchain on its own vs. with other new technologies
  • Bridging the gap between physical and digital worlds by combining blockchain with AI, machine learning, IoT, AR/VR
  • Securing the first and last mile of integrated technology projects
  • Panel moderator Paul Sullivan - CEO, BIAS
  • Jean-Marc Bonnefous - Founder and Managing Partner, Tellurian Capital
  • Paul Dilorito - Director of Innovation and Partnerships, PRS for Music
  • Lia Almeida - Cofounder & CMO, The Blockchain Group (TBG)
17:50 - 18:05 15 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Announcement of the Blockchain Innovator Award
  • Eric Van der Kleij - Chief Executive, Frontier Network
18:00 - 19:00 60 mins
LeadersIn Blockchain roundtables
Networking Drinks
18:05 - 19:05 60 mins
Blockchain for Business Summit
Networking Drinks
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