SESSIONS

TRACK 1 : Blockchain foundations

Paul Tatro, Blockchain Training Institute

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

With all of the buzzwords flying around, it can be difficult to separate blockchain hype from business reality. Join this foundational session to understand the fundamental concepts of the blockchain, a distributed ledger that tracks data and transactions — without the need for a central authority or intermediary — in a verifiable and permanent way. Examine relevant blockchain terminology and real-world blockchain use cases. By attending, you will ... More »

Ted Pendleton, AlphaPoint

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

This session details the 4 main types of blockchain systems — public, private, semi-private, and consortium — and examines the pros and cons of each. You will learn the differences between them, including how and when each is used, who participates, how consensus occurs, and which makes the most sense for your blockchain plans. By attending, you will ... More »

Steven Sprague, Rivetz

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Blockchain offers a strong, tamper-proof distributed ledger, but how can you trust the veracity of the data in the transactions? Attend this session to understand the mechanics of a secure instruction and the ways blockchain can ensure that data was recorded as intended. Learn how peer-to-peer transactions that have provable cyber controls can become a permanent part of the blockchain record and provide cryptographic proof that the protections were in place before a transaction executes. In this session, you will ... More »

Torsten Zube, SAP

Thursday, November 09, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Many companies have made significant investments in existing enterprise applications. Attend this session to learn how blockchain technology can help bridge the gap between enterprise systems of record and new technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, analytics, and more. Understand the architecture that enables blockchain in enterprise processes and come away with tips for optimizing, reimagining, and revolutionizing business processes and models. In this session, you will ... More »

Jacob Hall, Agingo
Kyriakos Skiouris, Agingo


Thursday, November 09, 2017
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Next-generation enterprise internet services will give users better control, more privacy, and increased trust. In this presentation, you will learn how to leverage blockchain technology to measure trust while also protecting privacy. Using the speakers’ experience innovating traditional search engine designs, you’ll learn why trust can be a challenge in transactions, what happens when digital transactions lack trust, and how a reliable mechanism for trust accelerates decision making while minimizing fraud. In this session, you will ... More »

Mickey North Rizza, IDC

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

From financial transactions, to inventory and asset management, to interaction with suppliers — blockchain has the ability to disrupt key processes, transactions, and workflows across the whole organization. Understand the ways blockchain technology is providing increased visibility into supply chains, invoicing, and payments across the entire value chain ecosystem, and learn what that means to your enterprise applications that support them. This session explores the potential blockchain has to improve working capital and operating costs for your business and the ways you can leverage your enterprise applications to help enable it. In this session, you will ... More »

Paul Tatro, Blockchain Training Institute

Thursday, November 09, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This session explores the concept of anonymous consensus in blockchain transactions and how it is essential to ensuring that the blocks in a blockchain contain the single version of the truth. Learn the mechanics of blockchain validation and how consensus can eliminate errors that otherwise require reconciliation. In this session, you will ... More »

John Bass, Hashed Health

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

As adoption increases and buzz becomes reality, blockchain and distributed ledger technology are proving their potential to fundamentally change industry and market structures. Gain an understanding of the strategic considerations your organization must prepare for to compete with the new markets, businesses, and types of assets being driven by blockchain technology. Get a glimpse into the future with predictions of how blockchain will affect enterprises over the next decade. Attend this session to ... More »

Michael Pytel, NIMBL

Thursday, November 09, 2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Distributed databases based on blockchain technology can simplify and streamline supply chain processes. This session explores examples of supply chain use cases for private blockchain databases and takes a forward-looking view of how these technologies can be integrated with enterprise systems like SAP S/4HANA. Come away with an understanding of blockchain’s impact on the supply chain and a road map of the tools and software available to integrate blockchain processes with SAP Cloud Platform technology. In this session, you will ... More »

James Wester, IDC

Thursday, November 09, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

As one of the original use cases for blockchain and distributed ledgers, payments have been at the forefront of many development efforts and use cases for the technology. However, with much of the focus on bitcoin, the potential for blockchain in money movement and payments isn’t always well understood or appreciated. This analyst-led session examines the growing capabilities of FinTech in the payments arena and discusses the pivotal role blockchain will play in rapidly changing the course of the payments industry as a whole. By attending, you will ... More »

Dr. Ron Ribitzky, R&D Ribitzky

Thursday, November 09, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Bring your blockchain questions, opinions, and notes. This special interactive session will allow you to assess your key learnings from the conference and to get feedback on your blockchain hypotheses from your peers and industry experts. Applying collaborative ideation and innovation management techniques he acquired while serving as a Senior Healthcare Strategist at Intel, Dr. Ron Ribitzky will ... More »