One-day Conference

Multiple Views on Blockchain: Technology, Use Cases, Economics, and Policies

The Hague Security Delta, Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 104, 2595 AN The Hague

9:00-17:00, 17 June 2016


08:30-09:00 Registration

Welcome: Event Goals and Objectives

Keynote: Professor Dr Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zürich


Research Foundations for  Blockchain

Ghassan Karame, Senior Researcher, NEC Labs Europe (Moderator)

Governance, consensus and blockchain as a service – the emergence of a science of distributed  ledgers, Professor Michael Huth, Computer Science, Imperial College London

On the security and performance of proof of work blockchains, Professor Dr Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zürich

Hyperledger fabric: towards scalable blockchain for business, Marko Vukolic, Research Staff Member at IBM Research Labs, Zürich

The promises and pitfalls of distributed consensus systems: from contract signing to crypto-currencies, Alexandra Dmitrienko, ETH Zürich


10:30-10:45 Coffee


Applications of Blockchain for  Enterprise

Claire Vishik, Trust & Security Technology & Policy Director, Intel Corporation (Moderator)

Blockchain in the enterprise, Raimund Gross, Innovation Manager and Futurist, SAP

Blockchain in healthcare, Arno Laeven, Head of Blockchain Lab, Phillips

Making blockchain real for business, Matthew Golby-Kirk, Global Blockchain Labs Enablement, CTO Europe Office, IBM

Blockchain: disrupting trust services, Jacob Boersma, Managing Consultant, Digital Identity and Blockchain, Deloitte


12:15-13:15 Lunch


Regulatory and Societal Issues in  Blockchain

Riccardo Masucci, Senior Privacy and Security Policy Manager, Intel Corporation (Moderator)

Blockchain:  An initial approach to regulation, Jason Albert, Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs Corporate, External & Legal Affairs, Microsoft

Harnessing blockchains to decentralise data governance, Fabrizio Sestini, Senior Expert in Digital Society Innovation, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Data protection implications of blockchain  technology, Fidel Santiago, Technology and Security Officer, EDPS

Self-regulation for virtual currencies  companies, Mieke de Haas, Compliance Officer, Biccur


Keynote:  Marietje  Schaake, Member of the European Parliament


15:15-15:30 Coffee


Innovation: New Markets, New Ideas

David Goodman, Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research (Moderator)

Reinventing real estate using blockchain technology, Robert Reinder Nederhoed, CEO, Bitmymoney

Blockchain for enterprises, Wilfried Hoffman, Co-founder, Tymlez

Dug Campbell, Product Manager, miiCard Organiser, Scottish Blockchain Meetup


Closing remarks


17:00  Adjourn


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