Blockchain Forum
March 20, 2018

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

08.00 Reception with coffee, tea and pastries

Welcome note and opening of the Blockchain Forum 2018
Damir Bogdan, Digitalization & Innovation Lead, Actvide AG

The next wave of the Digital Revolution - Trends and Developments within the Internet of Value
• Blockchain as central element for the next wave of digitization
• Internet of Value - Digitization and linkage of values
• Trends and predictions on the development of the Internet of Value
Stefan Koller, Digital Strategy Consultant, Swisscom

Use Cases: Health Information Token & MyCV
• Transformation of healthcare using public Blockchain solution
• Blockchain as single source of truth for issuing and verifying educational certificates
Elena Karafiloski, Project Manager, Netcetera

10.30 Networking and Coffee Break

Blockchain: can it enable new business models?
• How blockchain is perceived by users 
• How it fits with evolving behavioral patterns
• Discussion: Will blockchain enable completely new business models or create incremental gains to existing ones.
Edward Turner, Senior Innovation Consultant, SIX Group

Open Development Challenges for Distributed Architecture
• Companies serious about blockchain development are reinventing procurement for IT platforms
• They are procuring over multi-week hackathons, instead of RFI & RFPs
• The results will astound you!
Daniel Haudenschild, CEO, Swisscom Blockchain AG

Blockchain meets IoT
• A lot of synergies already can be used through the combination of blockchain/Distributed Ledgers and Iot
• Concrete use-cases in different sectors: Pilot project of the German-Dutch consortium QUASAR
Mark Spiessl, Principal Consultant, Syngenio

13.00 Lunch Break

Blockchain Is Growing Up – How To Generate Added Value
• Practical implementation of Blockchain technology: examples
• Special characteristics and lessons learned
• The future of payments and cryptocurrencies 
Hakan Eroglu, Senior Manager, Payments & Digitization, Accenture AG
John Velissarios, Managing Director, Global Blockchain Technology Lead, Accenture

Blockchain Smart Contract – Their Legality and Future Knowledge Needs
• The results of a broad study by the Dutch Blockchain Coalition towards smart contracts
• Are smart contracts legally binding? If so, what are possible constraints for implementation?
• The future knowledge needs to be able to build solid, risk free and compliant smart contracts
Olivier Rikken, Director Blockchain & Smart Contracts, AXVECO

15.20 Networking and Coffee Break

Every Asset and Every Service Can Be Turned into a Digital Token and Becomes a Means of Payment!
• Why Lykke Exchange?
• Blockchain payments & transfers
• Prepaid cards and credit card powered by securities lending
• The future of payments
Igor Samohin, IT Project Manager, Lykke

Networking Round Tables 
One Table - One Topic - One Lecturer
Break free of traditional presentation sessions. Meet the speakers on your favourite topic and join high-level peer-to-peer discussions and networking with other experts.

17.15 Chairman's closing remarks 
Damir Bogdan, Digitalization & Innovation Lead, Actvide AG

Apéro Riche 
Following the official program, Vereon invites all participants and speakers to an Apéro Riche. Seize this opportunity to make valuable new contacts and strengthen existing ones in a pleasant atmosphere.