SESSIONS

TRACK 2 : Industry use cases

Moiz Kohari, State Street Bank

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

Digital transformation is driving a seismic shift in the investment industry. A recent State Street Bank study found that 64% of financial services firms plan to adopt blockchain technology over the next 5 years. In this session, examine blockchain’s fast-growing role in financial services and explore the role that distributed ledger technology is playing in State Street Bank’s own digital transformation development projects. By attending, you will ... More »

Ted Pendleton, AlphaPoint
Darshini Dalal, Deloitte


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

Learn how blockchain is creating efficiencies and generating revenue for financial services firms in 3 key areas — commodities, private shares, and wealth management. You will explore real-world use cases detailing how financial institutions are creating value with blockchain technology across these areas. By attending 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 »

Dr. Alison Brooks, IDC

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

Distributed ledger technology (DLT) offers considerable promise for organizations tasked with tracing criminal activities, preventing corruption, and inviolably securing the chain of custody of transactions and assets. This session offers an in-depth analysis of these issues, highlights stakeholders that need to be involved, and presents the steps smart public safety organizations must follow to leverage blockchain technology. Learn how DLT addresses critical pain points for public safety organizations, including how it ... More »

Caitlin Long, Symbiont

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

The state of Delaware’s Blockchain Initiative will introduce distributed ledger technology to many of the private sector’s most important legal documents currently filed with the Delaware Division of Corporations. Attend this session to learn how and why the Delaware Blockchain Initiative could impact every US corporation — whether Delaware-registered or not — because every company will have the option to convert to blockchain registration in Delaware. Explore the pros and cons of such a conversion and get an update on what has been implemented and what is still to come. By attending, 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 »

Dr. Ron Ribitzky, R&D Ribitzky

Thursday, November 09, 2017
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Explore the innovative ways blockchain technology is changing how information is created and consumed in and across the healthcare, pharma, and biotech industries. By examining specific use cases through multiple market segments and approaches and technologies such as Precision Medicine, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), you will learn how blockchain can potentially drive better clinical performance, patient experience, scientific discovery, and economics, by improving 3 core determinants of data: Trust, accountability, and integrity. You will also get an introduction to a road map evaluation tool that will help you guide your organization’s blockchain planning and initiatives. By attending this session, you will ... More »

Samantha Radocchia, Chronicled

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

Examine the current and future roles blockchain technology is playing in supply chain applications. Learn how supply chain applications — when combined with items like IoT microchips and sensors — can create a powerful smart supply solution used across a variety of applications, including product authentication, identification, track and trace, smart sensors, and regulatory compliance, and machine-to-machine interactions. By attending 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 »

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 »

Moderator: Bradley Rotter, Rivetz
Panelists: Steven Sprague, Rivetz; David Vorick, Sia


Thursday, November 09, 2017
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Cloud-based data storage networks have become commonplace in recent years. As their popularity has grown, so have concerns about costs, security, privacy, and data control. But what if you could pay a network of people to store your data for you? Join this panel to hear experts share their thoughts on the current state of blockchain-driven peer-to-peer cloud storage networks and their future potential for decentralized computing and more. At this panel, you will ... 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 »

Brigid McDermott, IBM

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

contaminated food each year. Blockchain is ideally suited to help address this challenge because it establishes a trusted environment for all transactions. This session examines the work IBM is doing with Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, McLane Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever, Walmart, and others to leverage blockchain technology to strengthen trust across the global food supply ecosystem. In this session, you will ... More »