Spotlight on Blockchain: a new generation of digital services

11-05-2017 09:00 - 14:00
European Parliament Brussels - Altiero Spinelli (ASP) 5E-2
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  Webstream available session I 

  Webstream available session II  







A Joint Event between STOA (European Parliament) & DG CONNECT (European Commission)

  • 9.00 - 9.20 Welcoming Address
- Eva KAILI, MEP and STOA Chair
  • 9.20 - 09.50 Introduction to Blockchain Technology
An accessible introductory keynote on blockchain technology and how it works
Vinay GUPTA, Founder of                            
  • 9.50 -11.30 Panel 1: Financial Services
Introduced by Jakob von WEIZSÄCKER, MEP
Giancarlo BRUNO, Head of financial services industries, World Economic Forum   
  • Panel discussion
 Moderated by Jakob von WEIZSÄCKER, MEP
 John WHELAN, Director of Innovation, Banco Santander – Head of Blockchain Lab, member of the EBF Blockchain taskforce
Cécile WENDLING, Head of Foresight, AXA Group
Franck GUIADER, Autorité des Marchés Financiers, France - Head of FinTech, Blockchain, Innovation and Competitiveness Department
Wolfgang BREYMANN, Head of Research Area, Zurich University of Applied Sciences - SmartRegTech project
Urmas PEIKER, Co-founder FunderBeam
Peter KERSTENS, Co-Chair of the FinTech Task Force, Work stream on Distributed Ledger Technologies, Adviser, DG FISMA
  • 11.25 11.30 Debrief on standardisation activities
Andreas FUCHSBERGER, Standards Officer in the Corporate Standards Group in MicrosoftDIN – Chair of German Standardisation Body   
  • 11.30 - 12.15 Networking lunch and coffee  
  • 12.15 - 13.55 Panel 2: A New Generation of Blockchain-Based Services
Introduced by Eva KAILI, MEP and STOA Chair
  • Panel discussion
Moderated by Eva KAILI, MEP and STOA Chair
Phil Barry - Blokur - Blockchain for Intellectual Property Rights Management
Lionel Dricot - - Blockchain for Liquid Democracy
François Sonnet - SolarCoin - Blockchain for Energy
Thibaut Schaeffer - Provenance - Blockchain for supply chains
Marc Taverner - BitFury - Blockchain Infrastructures
Heiko Hees - brainbot technologies - Blockchain for smart contacts
  • 13.40 - 13.50 Closing Address
Claire Bury, DG Connect, European Commission

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