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June 8-10, 2021
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Tuesday, June 8
 

07:45 CEST

Start of Day 1: Europe & APAC Region
Tuesday June 8, 2021 07:45 - 08:00 CEST

07:45 CEST

Sponsor Booth Hours
Stop by the Expo Hall and visit the Hyperledger Global Forum sponsor booths!

Tuesday June 8, 2021 07:45 - 08:00 CEST

07:45 CEST

Wellness Activity - Posture Break
We could all use a break from our desk! Any time you need a break, visit this UnDesk Me! posture break during Global Forum.

Tuesday June 8, 2021 07:45 - 22:20 CEST

08:00 CEST

08:10 CEST

08:35 CEST

Keynote Panel: Asia Pacific CBDC Innovation, Collaboration and the Drive to Interoperability - HE Serey Chea, National Bank of Cambodia (NBC); Sopnendu Mohanty, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger
Moderators
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Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger

Speakers
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Sopnendu Mohanty

Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Sopnendu Mohanty is the Chief Fintech Officer at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). He joined MAS in August 2015 and is responsible for creating development strategies, public infrastructure and regulatory policies around technology innovation. Since 2015, Singapore has become... Read More →
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HE Serey Chea

Assistant Governor, National Bank of Cambodia (NBC)
Serey Chea is an Assistant Governor at National Bank of Cambodia. Since Cambodia is a highlydollarized economy, she as a central banker is a vocal proponent for greater use of the localcurrency to promote the country's greater independence on economic and monetary policy.Under her... Read More →


Tuesday June 8, 2021 08:35 - 09:05 CEST
Virtual 1

09:30 CEST

Break
Tuesday June 8, 2021 09:30 - 09:40 CEST
Virtual 1

09:30 CEST

Sponsor Booth Hours
Stop by the Expo Hall and visit the Hyperledger Global Forum sponsor booths!

Tuesday June 8, 2021 09:30 - 09:40 CEST

09:40 CEST

Digitising Financial Agreements - Rodolf Salem, Lygon
The global economy is plagued with problems created by paper instruments. For hundreds of years, paper contracts have been slow, expensive, unstandardised, opaque, full of errors and fraudulent claims, and damaging to the environment. Lygon is a market operator for creating and managing digital instruments that eradicates the pain points of paper. Built upon Hyperledger Fabric and the IBM Blockchain Platform, Lygon Arc brings speed and trust to financial agreements.

Speakers
avatar for Rodolf Salem

Rodolf Salem

COO, Lygon
Rodolf Salem is Lygon's energetic COO who wields over 15 years' experience in banking and finance. As an industry leader he is passionate about transforming the customer experience and enhancing business performance.


Tuesday June 8, 2021 09:40 - 09:55 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 

09:40 CEST

Automating Government Policy Loan Process Based on Hyperledger Fabric: Reducing Cost and Improving Customer Experience - Kyusang Lee, Samsung SDS & Do Hyung Kim, Shinhan Bank
A policy loan is a type of government loan that funds small businesses through commercial banks by compiling government and related institutions' budgets. Despite the purpose, the disparate loan process between organizations causes heavy workloads. Customers also face the inconvenience of visiting the organizations several times for the application. Samsung SDS and Shinhan Bank developed a loan management platform based on Hyperledger Fabric to provide practical benefits for both organizations and clients. By automating the process, Shinhan Bank can reduce 12,000 working hours per year, and clients also expect shorter loan application time without visiting institutions. The platform also eliminates the risk of a data discrepancy. This session describes the business process and why blockchain is applied. It also discusses tangible benefits, technologies used, and lessons learned.

Speakers
avatar for Kyusang Lee

Kyusang Lee

Head of Blockchain research lab, Research Center, Samsung SDS
Kyusang Lee is the head of blockchain research lab in Samsung SDS, joined in 2014. He was a post-doctoral researcher at NASA Ames Research Center, CA, the USA in 2014, and obtained a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea, in 2013. His research interests... Read More →
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Do Hyung Kim

Associate, Blockchain Cell, DigitalR&DCenter, Shinhan Bank
Do Hyung Kim is an associate at DigtalR&DCenter, Shinhan Bank. He joined the team in 2018 and responsible for developing Blockchain and IoT services in banking. Before joining the team, he played a researcher role in Silicon Valley for a year. Prior to that, he worked at Nomura Financials... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 09:40 - 10:10 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

09:40 CEST

The State of Blockchain Interoperability in 2021 - Rafael Belchior, INESC-ID & Instituto Superior Técnico
Blockchain interoperability is emerging as one of the crucial features of blockchain technology, but the knowledge necessary for achieving it is fragmented. This fact makes it challenging for academics and the industry to seamlessly achieve interoperability among blockchains.Given the novelty and potential of this new domain, in this talk, we present an overview of blockchain interoperability, based on a survey comprising a corpus of 332 documents. Our review classifies studies into three categories: Cryptocurrency-directed interoperability approaches, Blockchain Engines, and Blockchain Connectors. Each category is further divided into sub-categories based on defined criteria. We discuss not only studies within each category and subcategory but also across categories, providing a holistic overview of this area including the most recent Hyperledger project, Hyperledger Cactus.

Speakers
avatar for Rafael Belchior

Rafael Belchior

PhD Researcher, INESC-ID & Instituto Superior Técnico
Rafael is a researcher at INESC-ID and Ph.D. student at Técnico Lisboa. Researching the intersection of blockchain interoperability and security, he participates at the Internet Engineering Task Force defining the Open Digital Asset Protocol - a blockchain interoperability protocol... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 09:40 - 10:10 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business

09:40 CEST

Create Tokens Implementing ERC20 and ERC721 on Hyperledger Fabric - Yuki Kondo, Hitachi, Ltd.
The number of tokens issued on Blockchain is increasing. Token represents various assets like coins, reward points, securities, tickets and properties. Blockchain is used to track the ownership of tokens and keep the transparency of transactions. When B2B companies issue tokens, they need to consider the specification of tokens and the process to get signatures from appropriate stakeholders. Hyperledger Fabric is suitable for B2B tokens because it has built-in features like organization-based identity model, endorsement policies and data privacy. In this session, Yuki will explain the token contributed to fabric-samples and how to try it. The token is Chaincode implementing ERC20 and ERC721 interfaces on Hyperledger Fabric. The Chaincode has functions to issue, transfer and redeem fungible tokens and non-fungible tokens. The token is customizable for advanced use cases.

Speakers
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Yuki Kondo

Researcher, Hitachi, Ltd.
Yuki is a researcher at Hitachi, and leads developing blockchain applications. Yuki is also a contributor to Hyperledger Fabric.



Tuesday June 8, 2021 09:40 - 10:10 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

09:40 CEST

Hyperledger Fabric Security Monitoring based on Hyperledger Explorer - Benedikt Putz & Fabian Böhm, University of Regensburg
Hyperledger Fabric is increasingly being deployed in production environments by many users, as evident from the many successful Hyperledger use cases. Thus it becomes paramount to detect attempts at attacking them. Our research focuses on monitoring Hyperledger Fabric for ongoing attacks and threats. We chose the Hyperledger Explorer project instead of a SIEM solution, since it offers a good starting point for data analytics with Hyperledger Fabric. For this purpose we extend Explorer with additional data collection and security monitoring features, while contributing bug fixes upstream. The bulk of our development work focused on developing appropriate visualizations for security experts to aid them in detecting attacks. Our talk will focus on the development of these visualizations and the technical challenges we faced with data sources and integration of these Hyperledger projects.

Speakers
avatar for Benedikt Putz

Benedikt Putz

Researcher, University of Regensburg
Benedikt Putz received his master’s degree in Management Information Systems within the Honors Elite Program at the University of Regensburg and the University of Oulu in 2017. He is currently employed at the University of Regensburg as a doctoral candidate doing research on the... Read More →
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Fabian Böhm

Researcher, University of Regensburg
Fabian Böhm received his master’s degree in Management Information Systems within the Honors Elite Program at the University of Regensburg and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona in 2016. Since early 2017, he is a Ph.D. candidate and research assistant at the Chair... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 09:40 - 10:10 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

09:40 CEST

Hyperledger Umbra - Scaling Experiments - Shivay Lamba, Layer5
For the past two years, the Hyperledger Umbra lab has been worked on by mentees to develop the capability of running the unmodified Hyperledger Fabric docker images under a simulated network environment for the purposes of doing experiments on running Fabric networks in a controlled way. At the end of last summer, Hyperledger Umbra achieved the initial goal of running Fabric networks under simulation. Hyperledger Umbra is useful for doing network-level security fuzzing as well as network scaling experiments. Hyperledger Fabric networks are designed to scale up fairly easily, however nobody has actually tried scaling Hyperledger Fabric to many hundreds and thousands of nodes and done analysis on how it affects the characteristics of the distributed system such as time to reach consensus, time to run an election for block creation, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Shivay Lamba

Shivay Lamba

Software Developer, Layer5
Shivay Lamba is a software developer specializing in DevOps, Machine Learning and Full Stack Development. He is an Open Source Enthusiast and has been part of various programs like Google Code In and Google Summer of Code as a Mentor and is currently a MLH Fellow. He has also worked... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 09:40 - 10:10 CEST
Virtual 6
  Technical

09:55 CEST

Verifying Transactions in a Hyperledger Fabric Ledger with Blockchain Verifier - Taku Shimosawa, Hitachi, Ltd.
While blockchain provides immutable and trustful data store, enterprise systems often have additional requirements for reliability and auditing. Blockchain Verifier, a project in Hyperledger Labs, is a tool that verifies the basic integrity of blockchain ledgers and also provides a means to write checking logics particular to each blockchain application. The result can be used as evidences for auditing, for instance. Blockchain Verifier is available at https://github.com/hyperledger-labs/blockchain-verifier. This demo presents the capability of Blockchain Verifier to check Hyperledger Fabric ledgers, and how to write a program that performs additional checks to the transaction in the ledgers with some example applications. Taku welcomes any contributions and suggestions for improvement for Blockchain Verifier to be applied to other practical blockchain use cases.

Speakers
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Taku Shimosawa

Chief Researcher, Hitachi, Ltd.
Taku Shimosawa is a researcher at Hitachi. He received his Ph.D. in information science and technology at the University of Tokyo in 2012. His interests include operating systems, embedded software and enterprise blockchain platforms. He is also a contributor for Hyperledger Fabric... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 09:55 - 10:10 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 

10:10 CEST

EasyDoser - Simplifying Endorsement Policies for Hyperledger Fabric - Abhimanyu Shekhawat, Jaipur Engineering College and Research Centre & Anup Vijayan
Abhimanyu in this presentation will give a detailed walkthrough of his project EasyDoser developed during the Hyperledger Mentorship Program. Viewing and managing endorsement policies of the Hyperledger Fabric network is quite a complicated task and there is no simple way to manage them especially open-source solutions. EasyDoser is an open-source solution to manage endorsement policies of Fabric network, that eases up viewing policies, approving new policies, and committing them. It also helps in managing private data collection, thus providing an easier experience in managing the Fabric network. Abhimanyu will tell demonstrate the way to setup EasyDoser, things that can be accomplished with EasyDoser, what are the limitations and what can be contributed to EasyDoser.

Speakers
avatar for Abhimanyu Shekhawat

Abhimanyu Shekhawat

Student, Jaipur Engineering College and Research Centre
Abhimanyu is an active and enthusiastic blockchain mind. He will be graduating with a Bachelor of technology this summer from Rajasthan Technical University. He has worked with multiple Organisations, like HACERA, Bluzelle, Alogrand, The Linux Foundation, and Matic Networks. He previously... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:10 - 10:25 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 

10:10 CEST

Blockchain, Biometrics and Geo Location: the Implementation of Innovative Technologies at the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) - Dino Cataldo Dell’Accio, UNJSPF & Shashank Rai, UNICC
In January 2021, in accordance with its digital transformation strategy, UNJSPF deployed a solution based on blockchain and biometrics to transform a legacy process with a global reach (70K beneficiaries located in more than 195 countries). The solution offers an alternative to paper-based processes. UNJSPF beneficiaries are required to sign and submit a ‘Certificate of Entitlement,’ or ‘CE,’ every year as a “proof of existence” and proof of country of residence, to continue receiving their benefits. With this ‘Digital CE solution,’ UNJSPF aims to create, verify and secure the digital identities of beneficiaries - while also preventing fraud – using biometrics; identifying their locations with geo-location technology; and storing transactions on an immutable, traceable and independently auditable ledger, using the Hyperledger Indy blockchain platform. The Digital CE solution addresses both technical or business audiences with focus on innovation and technology for social good. This solution was selected as a finalist in Gartner’s Eye on Innovation Awards for Government 2020. It was selected because it demonstrated how emerging technology can be combined to allow the service to be delivered in a completely different way, improving integrity and efficiency.

Speakers
DC

Dino Cataldo Dell’Accio

Chief Information Officer, UNJSPF
Mr. Dino Cataldo Dell’Accio is the Chief Information Officer of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). Before joining UNJSPF, Mr. Dell’Accio served as Chief of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Audit in the Office of Internal Oversight Services, and... Read More →
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Shashank Rai

Chief Technology Officer, UNICC
With over eighteen years in Information Technology industry, ranging from advising CEOs and business leaders on ICT Strategy to very deep technology work (like reverse engineering malware binaries or writing DDoS tools); my core capability is to comprehend very complex technology... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:10 - 10:40 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

10:10 CEST

Panel: Tower of Babel, a Panel for Translations: Asia - Alfonso Govela, Hyperledger Latinoamerica; Yang Cheng, CAICT; Aneena Ann Alexander, Saintgits College of Engineering, Kerala; Ravi Vasagam, KS Technologies; Otavio Oliveira, Binarystar Japan
Our Hyperledger Community has +73,000 members in 180 meetup groups in 81 countries, and the largest number of tools and applications of DLT, distributed ledger technology. Its documentation, courses, and seminars, however, are still in English, a language 80% of the world population do not speak. This Panel is a Call for Translations. We believe that to translate is to include, to understand, to learn, and to save. Hyperledger Latinoamerica hosts this forum to review worldwide experiences translating Hyperledger Fabric and explore future strategies to engage more translators. There are two sessions. This one on Asia reviews 4 languages: Chinese, Malayalam, Tamil, and Japanese. Tower of Babel is a collaborative complement to the important efforts of Hyperledger Fabric Documentation Working Group.

Speakers
avatar for Ravi Vasagam

Ravi Vasagam

Technology Director, KS Technologies
An enthusiastic creator to blockchain initiatives. Experienced by a Profession. Self-motivated, open to technology challenge. Back End Dev and General Engineer from Chenai, India. Co-founder and CTO @KSTech. CTO @Enact Edu Solutions. Vice President @JPMorgan Chase.
avatar for Alfonso Govela

Alfonso Govela

Co-Founder, Panel Moderator, Hyperledger Latinoamerica
MIT. M.Arch.A.S., Co-Founder Hyperledger Latinoamerica, Co-Chair Learning Materials and Development Working Group, Hyperledger, Linux Foundation. Urban Innovation and Blockchain Consultant for Metropolis. Consultant for Digital Civics UN-Habitat. Member of Alianza Blockchain Iberoamérica... Read More →
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Aneena Ann Alexander

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Saintgits College of Engineering, Kerala
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Yang Cheng

Blockchain Engineer, China Academy of Information and Communication Technology
I am chairman of Hyperledger Technical Working Group China, mainly organize volunteers to translate Hyperledger Fabric official documents and some tweets, and organize some Hyperledger community meetups, such as Hyperledger Five Years meetup in Beijiing. I took part in the recording... Read More →
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Otavio Oliveira

Global Account Manager, Binarystar Japan
Seasoned global account manager and digital executive. Expert in product design and development, business-driven technology assessment, and implementation. An innovator that bridges the world between brand marketing, digital, and entrepreneurship. Involved in TMS, a machine Learning... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:10 - 10:40 CEST
Virtual 6
  Business

10:10 CEST

UAE Trade Connect - UAE's First and Largest Blockchain based Trade Finance Platform - Waqas Mirza, Avanza Innovations
Banks offer various Trade Finance solutions to their clients under Letters of Credit or Open Account using products and solutions like, Trust Receipt Financing, Invoice Discounting, Factoring, Receivable Finance and Supply Chain Finance. The challenges that banks face is the risk of potential double financing and frauds as there is no robust mechanism in place to validate the genuineness of the underlying trade transactions or whether the transaction has been pre-financed through any other bank. These risks have evolved leaving the banks to grapple with severe Financial Crime Risks like, over and under invoicing, Sanctions, Trade Based Money Laundering, resulting in fraud losses to banks and reduced financing to Corporates and SMEs. Developed on Hyperledger Fabric, UAE Trade Connect (UTC) is a State of The Art National Platform for digitizing and securing Trade.

Speakers
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Waqas Mirza

CEO, Avanza Innovations
Waqas Mirza is the founding CEO of Avanza Innovations - the latest venture of Avanza Group of Companies. Avanza Group has more than two decades of experience in delivering cutting edge software solutions to over 300 customers across 45+ countries. During the past 3 years Waqas has... Read More →


Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:10 - 10:40 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business

10:10 CEST

Fabric Private Chaincode Tutorial - Maria Munaro, Independent & Marcus Brandenburger, IBM Research
Fabric Private Chaincode (FPC) is a new security feature for Hyperledger Fabric that leverages Trusted Execution Technology to protect the integrity and confidentiality of Smart Contracts. In this lab the audience will learn what Fabric Private Chaincode is and how it can be used to implement privacy-sensitives use cases for Hyperledger Fabric. The goal of this lab is to educate developers with all necessary background and first hands-on experience to adopt FPC for their projects. This Lab begins with an introduction of FPC, explaining the basic FPC architecture, security properties, and hardware requirements. Moreover, we will cover the FPC Chaincode API and the applications integration using the FPC Client SDK. To complement the learning experience, the audience will interactively write, build, and deploy their first FPC Chaincode. We conclude this session with a Q/A discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Brandenburger

Marcus Brandenburger

Blockchain Researcher, IBM Research
Marcus is a researcher at the IBM Research Lab in Zurich, Switzerland working in the area of Blockchain Security and Applications. His research is focused on secure distributed systems using trusted execution. Marcus holds a PhD in computer science from TU Braunschweig, Germany. He... Read More →
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Maria Munaro

Blockchain Consultant
Maria is currently working as a collaborator on the Fabric Private Chaincode. She is a professor of Blockchain, a subject that is part of the curricula of the Masters in Innovation Management at the Economics Faculty of the University of Buenos Aires. Professor of a Hyperledger Fabric... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:10 - 10:40 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

10:10 CEST

The Poisoned Well, Supply Chain Security, Open Source and Hyperledger - Vipin Bharathan, dlt.nyc
A software supply chain attack happens when a malicious party modifies any part of a software development stack to compromise a target down the chain. Any user of the target can be breached using the modifications in order to attack the system directly or to deliver a malicious payload. The recently well-publicized Solar winds hack has brought this vulnerability into focus. A vulnerability that has gained in potency and reach due to widespread use of COTS and COSS software. This talk starts by covering the history of such attacks as well as the types and the lead actors in the attacks. Open source software is crucial in the software ecosystem. The openness of FOSS is leveraged by supply chain attackers. The talk is aimed at raising awareness of supply chain vulnerability in open source development. Some mitigation measures are discussed, including applicability to Hyperledger.

Speakers
avatar for Vipin Bharathan

Vipin Bharathan

Technical Strategist, dlt.nyc
Vipin Bharathan has 35 years of experience as a developer, development manager, product owner and project manager in many different domains, including insurance, embedded systems programming, cryptography, payment systems, media, fx trading and most recently in fixed income. Vipin... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:10 - 10:40 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

10:25 CEST

Privacy Enabled Immunity Credential System on Blockchain - Harika Narumanchi, Tata Consultancy Services
Immunity credentials facilitate vaccinated individuals to authenticate their immunity while returning to work or travel, etc. Privacy enabled credentials that do not rely on centralized parties are essential to secure users’ sensitive data. We present a decentralized system that provides verifiable credentials to prove immunity in a privacy preserving manner. Our system provides strong cryptographic guarantees for privacy and verifiability. We leverage a special cryptographic primitive, Content Extraction Signature (BLS Signatures), that enables selective disclosure of immunity claims in a verifiable manner. Immutable record of claims on Blockchain ensures authenticity of claims during the credential verification process. Our solution enables users to reuse the tamper-proof verification status recorded on blockchain ledger without recurrent proof generation and verification process.

Speakers
avatar for Harika Narumanchi

Harika Narumanchi

Researcher, Tata Consultancy Services
Harika Narumanchi is a researcher in the cybersecurity and privacy research area at TCS Research and Innovation. Her research broadly focuses on leveraging applied cryptography, blockchain and machine learning solutions to business-oriented scenarios. Prior to joining TCS, she has... Read More →


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Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:25 - 10:40 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 

10:40 CEST

Break
Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:40 - 10:50 CEST
Virtual 1

10:40 CEST

Sponsor Booth Hours
Stop by the Expo Hall and visit the Hyperledger Global Forum sponsor booths!

Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:40 - 10:50 CEST

10:50 CEST

PyDentity: A Jupyter Notebook Based Playground for Education and Experimentation with ACA-Py - Will Abramson, Edinburgh Napier University / OpenMined & Lohan Spies, YOMA
In this demonstration, we will walk through a Jupyter Notebook based playground for interacting with ACA-Py instances using a custom pip installable packaged OpenMined has been developing called the aries-basic-controller. We have found this to be an intuitive and fast prototyping environment to learn and learn experiment with the Hyperledger Verifiable Information Exchange platform. By the end of this session, we hope to have participants running their own ACA-Py instances, interacting with each other using custom business logic code they themselves have written. As well as potentially any other Aries agent instances being demoed throughout the conference. It will be accessible to anyone with a reasonable understanding of Python and should be a lot of fun.

Speakers
avatar for Lohan Spies

Lohan Spies

Founder & CEO, DIDx
Lohan has been a co-founder of various cybersecurity and blockchain-based ventures in digital identity and personal data protection, a DApp called Amply aimed towards dematerialising the early childhood development subsidy claims to optimising the impact market with the ixo protocol... Read More →
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Will Abramson

PhD Student / OpenMined Identity Lead, Edinburgh Napier University / OpenMined
Identity and privacy-preserving cryptography researcher. Interested in lowering the barrier to entry to developers wanting to experiment with the Hyperledger Ursa/Indy/Aries stack. I have been working with https://openmined.org, an open-source community designing libraries for privacy-preserving... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:50 - 11:05 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 

10:50 CEST

Blockchain Infrastructure in China: How Blockchain Facilitates the Industrial Internet and Further Achieves the Internet of Everything - Jian Jin, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology
China is under a tremendous development explosion in blockchain industry. With the massive support from the government, blockchain is built as an infrastructure in this digital era, merging with other cutting-edge technologies, such as the industrial internet, to better extend its full potential and spread benefit to the world. Doctor JIN Jian, director of Institute of Industrial Internet and IoT (IIIIoT) from China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), secretary general of Alliance of Blockchain Industry Z-Park (ABI), will deliver a speech about the latest progress of China’s blockchain industry, the use of Hyperledger framework in China, the integration between industrial internet and blockchain, introduce an innovated national blockchain infrastructure: Blockchain Infrastructure Facility (BIF), and also talk about the cooperation between Hyperledger and ABI.

Speakers
avatar for Jian Jin

Jian Jin

Director of Industrial Internet and Internet of Things Institute(IIIIoT) from China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT);Secretary General of Alliance of Blockchain Industry, Z-park (ABI).



Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:50 - 11:20 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business
  • Audience Experience Level Any
  • Language English
  • Slides Included Yes

10:50 CEST

Blockchain: Paving the Way for New Digital World - Arun S M & Deepesh Verma, Walmart
The presentation will start with describing how internet transformed way of doing business. World is at a place where digital presence is a core pillar for any new business. Blockchain can be compared to early days of internet and has potential to redefine business processes. The core strength of blockchain lies in shared responsibility of digital strategy with greater security. The talk will cover examples from Trade Finance and Supply-chain adoptions. The discussion is not complete without learning from the challenges. The challenges for business and digital presence is multifold, starting with regularity issues across countries, industry readiness for change, ability to invest on new greenfield technologies. Along with these, the tech challenges that come with adoption of new technologies e.g. data inconsistency. The session ends by summarising current industry trends.

Speakers
avatar for Arun S M

Arun S M

Staff Software Engineer, Walmart
Arun is Staff Software Engineer in the Blockchain Platforms Team at Walmart Global Tech India, a maintainer and an active contributor to the Hyperledger projects. He is a 2020-21 elected Hyperledger TSC member and a co-lead of the Hyperledger India Chapter. He previously has spoken... Read More →
avatar for Deepesh Verma

Deepesh Verma

Software Engineer, Walmart
Deepesh has extensively worked on backend application development and has a strong career of 8 years. He has track record of building sophisticated software at agile speed in the companies such as J.P. Morgan. He comes with vast domain expertise on scalable enterprise application... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:50 - 11:20 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

10:50 CEST

Panel: How Blockchain is Helping to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals - Climate, Environment and Circular Economy - Robin Klemens, Westphalian University; Si Chen, Open Source Strategies, Inc.; Karolina Gorna, KRYPTOSPHERE®; Kamlesh Nagware, Snapper F
The next decade is a crucial one for climate change. As governments, businesses, investors, and consumers around the world act to stop climate change, they will significantly alter every part of our economies. In this presentation, members of the Hyperledger Climate SIG will discuss the opportunities for blockchain/DLT’s to address the Sustainable Development Goals in key regions of the world: Europe, India, and the US and the work of the Climate SIG.

Speakers
avatar for Si Chen

Si Chen

President, Open Source Strategies, Inc.
Si Chen leads the Climate Accounting and Certification Working Group of Hyperledger's Climate SIG, which is working on developing open source software using blockchains for climate action. As President of Open Source Strategies, Inc., he has created the opentaps Open Source ERP... Read More →
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Kamlesh Nagware

Chief Technology Officer, Snapper Future Tech
One of the top 30 Blockchain Influencers of India (Singapore Fintech news). Kamlesh has 11+ years of experience in Software Development & IT Consulting in Supply Chain Management, Trade Finance, Telecom Billing, and Travel & transportation Solutions and 5+ years of experience in Blockchain... Read More →
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Karolina Gorna

President, KRYPTOSPHERE®
Karolina Gorna is the president of KRYPTOSPHERE®, the first French student association specialized in Blockchain and new technologies. She is currently enrolled in a master program at Telecom SudParis, Institut Polytechnique de Paris and specialized in digital technologies and computer... Read More →
avatar for Robin Klemens

Robin Klemens

Ph.D. student, Institute for Internet Security - Westphalian University of Applied Sciences
Robin uses his blockchain engineering skills to contribute to stopping climate change. He is co-chair of the Hyperledger Climate Action and Accounting SIG, which supports the development of an open global climate accounting system. The overarching goal is to manage the worlds' single... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:50 - 11:20 CEST
Virtual 6
  Business

10:50 CEST

Fabric-IBC, Besu-IBC Combined with IRITA - Bringing Interoperability on Enterprise Blockchain - Zhiwei (Jeffrey) Hu, Shanghai Bianjie AI Co., Ltd. & Ryo Sato, Datachain, Inc.
IBC (Inter-Blockchain Communication) protocol is for communication between heterogeneous blockchains that does not require a trusted-third party. In this presentation, Jeffrey Hu from Shanghai Bianjie AI Co., Ltd., and Ryo Sato from Datachain Inc. will jointly give a presentation of an introduction about the IBC protocol, its design, IBC in public chain, IBC protocol implementation architecture in Hyperledger Fabric, Hypderledger Besu, and use case of international trade and IRITA Hub for interoperability with many other different blockchains as well as legacy systems in BSN environment.

Speakers
avatar for Ryo Sato

Ryo Sato

Senior Blockchain Solution Architect, Datachain, Inc.
Ryo leads design and implementation of Fabric-IBC, ICS-compliant module for Hyperledger Fabric for inter-blockchain communication. Before that, Ryo has developed Hypermint, Tendermint extension to support Web-assembly smart contract. Ryo recently applied Fabric-IBC for the project... Read More →
avatar for Zhiwei (Jeffrey) Hu

Zhiwei (Jeffrey) Hu

Director of Research, Shanghai Bianjie AI Co., Ltd.
The research director of IRISnet and heads the strategy and technology research as well as ecosystem development for IRISnet; also the former chief technical analyst at Huobi Research; extensive experience in the blockchain industry; published many in-depth Blockchain research reports... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:50 - 11:20 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

10:50 CEST

Transparency, Security and Auditability of Critical Reporting Chains with Blockchain - Nikolaos Saklampanakis & Ece Kubilay, Fujitsu
E. Kubilay and N. Saklampanakis will present a joint project of Fujitsu and Hexagon that brings together IoT, AI , security monitoring and HL-Fabric for handling critical security events. Handling security incidents, results in reporting chains: The creation of an alarm, the context, the handling it receives, and finally the auditing process, are all rings of such a reporting chain. Critical security incidents might result increased monetary costs or even lead to life-threatening situations if not handled optimally. It is thus of utmost importance to ensure that the event is handled with the highest possible standards, and that the reporting chain depicts the truth in a transparent auditable manner. And these are exactly the challenges we address with Hyperledger Fabric. Join our session to get insights and lessons learned from building this project and enjoy a live demo.

Speakers
avatar for Ece Kubilay

Ece Kubilay

Software Engineer for Blockchain/DLT, Fujitsu
I’m a 27 year old Computer Scientist from Turkey - the only daughter of parents who were both IT specialists. I completed my Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering at Ege University in my hometown Izmir. During the last year of my studies, I got hired by IBM as a working student in... Read More →
avatar for Nikolaos Saklampanakis

Nikolaos Saklampanakis

Technical Lead, Fujitsu
I was always fascinated by technology, I always remember myself wondering how things work. After my studies in Management and Economics, I started my professional IT career as a freelancer (consultation on automation and digitalization). After my move to Germany, I was responsible... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:50 - 11:20 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

11:05 CEST

Project Demo: Iroha - Makoto Takemiya, Soramitsu
Speakers
avatar for Makoto Takemiya

Makoto Takemiya

CEO, Soramitsu
Makoto Takemiya is a co-founder and Group CEO of Soramitsu. He has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers and actively engages in research. He has an M.S. in Computer Science from the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and is currently working... Read More →


Tuesday June 8, 2021 11:05 - 11:20 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 

11:20 CEST

Dispute Management using Blockchain - Rangesh Sripathi & Ahmed Khan, Verizon
Verizon is building reimagined Dispute Management landscape with Blockchain in Telecommunication space, which allows Verizon and its partners to collaborate on shared business process with utmost trust and confidence. Challenges with current Dispute Management system without Blockchain includes approximately a month to dispose in-favor /against the submission of dispute , It is time consuming and manual intensive affecting  cashflow /Revenue of Organization . Developed Blockchain Landscape utilizes the nature of Decentralization and Distributed Ledger results in elimination of manual intensive resolution process and provides disputes resolution to near real time thus improving cash flow.





Speakers
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Ahmed Khan

Sr. Manager - App Dev, Verizon Private Ltd
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Rangesh Sripathi

Blockchain Architect, Verizon Private Ltd



Tuesday June 8, 2021 11:20 - 11:50 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business

11:20 CEST

EBaaS: Estate Blockchain as a Service for the Real Estate Industry - Dongcheng Lin, Shanghai Tianji Network Co.,Ltd
With the progress of informatization in real estate industry in China, a large amount of data has been accumulated. Due to the protection of user privacy and enterprise core data assets, the systems of enterprises are independent of each other and form information islands, therefore, the large amounts of data could not be fully utilized.

EBaaS (Estate Blockchain as a Service) is a proprietary real estate consortium blockchain technology developed by Tianji Network of E-House China, based on Hyperledger Fabric. It leverages the features of blockchain technology including decentralization, tamper proof and privacy protection, to achieve the peer cooperation of real estate developers, property management companies and brokers. EBaaS breaks the information islands, democratizes data sharing and cooperation and restructure the production relations in the real estate industry.

Speakers
avatar for Dongcheng Lin

Dongcheng Lin

GM of E-House Tianji Blockchain Center, Shanghai Tianji Network Co.,Ltd
Dongcheng Lin, the general manager of E-House Tianji Blockchain Center and former Chief Architect of Shanda Group. He has 18 years of working experiences, and over 10 years of experiences as a technical expert in the Internet finance and real estate transaction systems.Dongcheng... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 11:20 - 11:50 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

11:20 CEST

Compatibility and Pitfalls of Architectural Patterns with Blockchain Use-Cases - Arnab Chatterjee, BOSCH
As blockchain implementations progress towards production-grade implementations, we reflect upon the most common Architectural design patterns that do and does not fit well with Blockchain use-cases. The design of popular Blockchain platforms like Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Besu prompts the choice of some natural Architectural Design patterns to be incorporated into the application's architecture. An example is the Event Sourcing with CQRS because of the limited querying capability of Blockchains. On the other hand, one has to be aware of some Patterns' pitfalls with Blockchain use-cases. Using SOA or Microservice architecture require synchronization between services to send transactions to the ledger - due to race conditions in Fabric. This talk focuses on Architectural Patterns, pitfalls, trade-offs, compatibility in the context of Blockchain dApps.

Speakers
avatar for Arnab Chatterjee

Arnab Chatterjee

Technical Lead, Blockchain, BOSCH
Arnab Chatterjee is a technical lead in the Blockchain Practice team that delivers products and solutions to Global customers. He leads the supply chain platform development using Blockchain Technologies. He is also a committee member of ISO TC/307 - Distributed Ledger Technology... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 11:20 - 11:50 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

11:20 CEST

The Path to Self Sovereign Identity: Poste Italiane Solution - Emiliano Vernini & Rosario De Chiara, Poste Italiane
Poste Italiane is the main digital identity provider in Italy, with over 13mln eidas compliant digital identities provided to italian citizens. In order to mantain this leadership position and help the digitalization of the country, Poste Italiane is actively exploring the evolution of the digital idenitity models and in particular of Self Sovereign Identity. During the presentation we will share our view and we will go through the demo of our SSI solution, analizing the main challenges that we faced during the development and how we addressed them. We will also share the technical details of the solution, related to the client application and to the blockchain components.

Speakers
avatar for Emiliano Vernini

Emiliano Vernini

Head of ICT Innovation Strategy, Poste Italiane
Emiliano Vernini is a ICT Project e Innovation Manager with over 10 years experience in managing innovation projects for large companies. Actually he is the Head of the ICT Innovation Strategy Department in Poste Italiane with the mission to support business innovation through the... Read More →
avatar for Rosario De Chiara

Rosario De Chiara

Technology Leader, Poste Italiane
Rosario De Chiara is Technology Leader in Poste Italiane. He holds a PhD (Dottorato di Ricerca) in Computer Science from University of Salerno (ITALY). His main focus is on leveraging distributed ledger tecnhologies to host new services. His scientific interests are distributed systems... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 11:20 - 11:50 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

11:35 CEST

Demo: Sawtooth - Duncan Johnston-Watt, Blockchain Technology Partners
Speakers
avatar for Duncan Johnston-Watt

Duncan Johnston-Watt

Co-founder & CEO, Blockchain Technology Partners
Duncan is a regular keynote speaker, serial entrepreneur and technology pioneer with over 30 years experience in the software industry. His latest venture is Blockchain Technology Partners, a leading enterprise blockchain company offering Sextant for Sawtooth and Sextant for DAML... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 11:35 - 11:50 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 

11:50 CEST

Virtual Trivia - Sponsored by Accenture
Accenture is pleased to present attendees with a well-deserved, enjoyable event featuring music and trivia! Join us to hear DJ JRIP, well known for his lively personality, great knowledge of a variety of music, and fun virtual environments. While he mixes your favorite tunes, attendees can flex their knowledge during “trivia time” a fun, live, interactive trivia game. Prizes will be awarded to the top trivia winners.

This is an event you will not want to miss!


Speakers
avatar for Kotryna Urbanaite

Kotryna Urbanaite

Manager, Decentralised Digital Identity Strategy & Consulting, Accenture
Kotryna Urbanaite is a manager in Blockchain & Multiparty Systems at Accenture. She has extensive experience in decentralised digital identity including blockchain identity and large-scale programme delivery management. Kotryna’s primary focus is within the travel industry.
avatar for DJ JRIP

DJ JRIP

Professional DJ
Julius del Rosario, also known as DJ JRIP, has 6 years of professional DJ experience. As a true open format DJ, Julius continues to spin the best of Pop, Hip-Hop, House, Global, Top 40 and 2K’s classics at clubs, weddings, corporate and non-profit events throughout the east coast... Read More →


Tuesday June 8, 2021 11:50 - 12:50 CEST
Virtual 1

11:50 CEST

Meet us in Gather.town
Meet us in Gather.town for the hallway track.

This is a space to get us out of the one-to-many talks and have more 1-1 or small group discussions and connections. It’s an interactive environment where you can walk around and explore as a pleasant virtual escape to the poolside we’re all looking forward to getting to sometime this year. Meet friends and new people alike. As you approach another person or table your videos will connect and you’ll be able to talk just as if you were walking up to one another in a hallway at Global Forum! When you engage with objects or signs look to the prompts that might pop up at the bottom of your screen. We hope you have fun with it and enjoy!

Tuesday June 8, 2021 11:50 - 12:50 CEST
Gather.town bit.ly/hgf21-hallway

16:45 CEST

Start of Day 1: Americas Region
Tuesday June 8, 2021 16:45 - 17:00 CEST

16:45 CEST

Sponsor Booth Hours
Stop by the Expo Hall and visit the Hyperledger Global Forum sponsor booths!

Tuesday June 8, 2021 16:45 - 17:00 CEST

17:00 CEST

17:10 CEST

17:30 CEST

Keynote: Multi-Party Systems iN3ovation (Now, New, Next) - David Treat, Senior Managing Director, Global Blockchain Lead, Accenture
Sponsored Keynote

Speakers
avatar for David Treat

David Treat

Senior Managing Director, Global Blockchain Lead, Accenture
Dave Treat is a senior managing director, co-lead of Accenture’s Blockchain Business and Accenture’s Lead of the New York Fintech Innovation Lab.He has over 20 years of experience in Financial Services split between consulting and industry roles spanning Capital Markets, Retail... Read More →


Tuesday June 8, 2021 17:30 - 17:50 CEST
Virtual 1

17:50 CEST

18:30 CEST

Break
Tuesday June 8, 2021 18:30 - 18:40 CEST
Virtual 1

18:30 CEST

Sponsor Booth Hours
Stop by the Expo Hall and visit the Hyperledger Global Forum sponsor booths!

Tuesday June 8, 2021 18:30 - 18:40 CEST

18:40 CEST

Operations Smart Contract (OpsSC) for Hyperledger Fabric v2.x - Tatsuya Sato, Hitachi, Ltd.
Operations Smart Contract (OpsSC) is a smart contract-based system operation tool for blockchain-based systems. This enables decentralized system operations over multiple organizations efficiently. OpsSC for Hyperledger Fabric v2.x was registered as a Hyperledger Labs project on Feb 2021 and is now available on https://github.com/hyperledger-labs/fabric-opssc. In OpsSC, a system operational flow is defined as a smart contract and each organization operates their own nodes according to the smart contract. The value of OpsSC is inter-organizational operations can be performed 1) without relying on decisions by a specific organization 2) with uniform procedure / parameters 3) efficiently. For applying this to Fabric, Tatsuya has developed OpsSC which is essential for managing Fabric network. It helps make end-to-end operational workflows for chaincode and channel operations more efficient.

Speakers
avatar for Tatsuya Sato

Tatsuya Sato

Researcher, Hitachi, Ltd.
Tatsuya Sato is a researcher at Hitachi, Ltd. He received the M.S. degree in engineering at the University of Tsukuba, Japan in 2009. He has been at Hitachi, Ltd., Japan since 2009 and worked on research and development on blockchain technology, cloud computing, system management... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 18:40 - 18:55 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 

18:40 CEST

Building Transformative Platforms to Scale 5G Ecosystems using Hyperledger - Utpal Mangla & Mathews Thomas, IBM
5G networks are rapidly being deployed globally but face challenges that can be addressed by Blockchain. This is because Blockchain can play an important role in implementing 5G technologies such as edge computing, network function virtualization and network slicing. The session will begin by discussing some key 5G business use cases driving ecosystem platforms including spectrum management, network slicing, infrastructure roll out and security monitoring which will benefit from Hyperledger. We will then discuss the network slicing use case and how a Hyperledger driven Business and Operations Support platform can be integrated with network deployment/management tools (MANO, event monitors, CI/CD, closed loop automation) to orchestrate and operate 5G network with xNF's based core network building blocks (vRAN, 5G core, Transport etc) and applications running at the edge.

Speakers
avatar for Mathews Thomas

Mathews Thomas

Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Mathews Thomas is the Distinguished Engineer for IBM’s Telecom and Media labs. With 20+ years in consulting, system integration, architecture and industry experience working with many of the major Telecom and Media companies, Mathews brings in-depth expertise and knowledge in defining... Read More →
avatar for Utpal Mangla

Utpal Mangla

VP & Senior Partner, IBM
Utpal Mangla is a Vice President and Senior Partner in GBS. He is the Global Leader of IBM’s Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment (TME) Industry’s Center of Competency. In addition, he leads the 'Innovation Competency' focusing on AI, 5G EDGE, Hybrid Cloud and Blockchain... Read More →


Tuesday June 8, 2021 18:40 - 19:10 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business

18:40 CEST

Transitioning the World to United Supply Chains via Hyperledger Grid - Borre Moolenaar, Cargill
Modern supply chains aren’t linear pathways, they’re complex networks. To drive meaningful optimization and value creation, we’re connecting that ecosystem at the industry level, making the business of food (in the case of Cargill) more efficient, transparent, and secure. Anchored by open standards and industry best-practices, Hyperledger Grid is designing and building a series of supply chain solutions that unlock value by simplifying processes across the agrifood industry’s supply chain network. In this presentation, Borre will discuss how organizations stand to benefit by using Grid. The talk will spotlight the development of Grid Purchase Order to demonstrate a real-life value case, briefly touch on the community-driven approach to product development, and offer tangible ways you can get involved.

Speakers
avatar for Borre Moolenaar

Borre Moolenaar

Digital Product Lead, Cargill
Currently, Borre is Global Digital Product line Leader for Cargill. Borre is leading the integrations on how transactions of tomorrow will operate in today’s businesses leveraging emerging technologies. One of the pillars in his portfolio is focused on Sustainability Risk Management... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 18:40 - 19:10 CEST
Virtual 6
  Business

18:40 CEST

DIDComm and the Self-Sovereign Internet - Phillip J. Windley, Ph.D., Brigham Young University
DIDComm is the messaging protocol implemented in Hyperledger Aries that provides utility for DID-based relationships. Many may think DIDComm is just a way to exchange credentials, but it's more than that. DIDComm is a protocol layer capable of supporting specialized application protocols for specific workflows. Because of its general nature and inherent support for self-sovereign relationships, DIDComm provides a basis for a self-sovereign internet much more private, enabling, and flexible than the one we've built using Web 2.0 technologies. This talk introduces DIDComm, discusses its protocological nature, and presents use cases in the Internet of Things. Demonstrations of DIDComm protocol interactions will be shown on the Pico platform, which implements the Aries Cloud Agent (ACA) specification.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip J. Windley

Phillip J. Windley

Principle Engineer, Brigham Young University
Phil Windley is a Principal Engineer in the Office of Information Technology at Brigham Young University. He was the Founding Chair of the Sovrin Foundation serving from 2016 to 2020. He is also the co-founder and organizer of the Internet Identity Workshop, serves as an Adjunct Professor... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 18:40 - 19:10 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

18:40 CEST

Hosted Discussion: Creating Climate Solutions with Open Source and Blockchain - Si Chen, Open Source Strategies, Inc.
The next decade will be crucial to stopping irreversible climate change, and we as open source developers could do a lot to help. In this session, let's take a look at the fundamental reasons why climate change is happening, why open source could play a decisive role in solving it, and how blockchain could be the building blocks of an open source climate solution. We'll explore the current climate landscape from both a social and a business perspective and look at open source software being developed at the Linux Foundation's blockchain project, Hyperledger, for addressing it. Finally we'll discuss how open source developers could play a key role in solving one of the biggest problems in the world today.

Speakers
avatar for Si Chen

Si Chen

President, Open Source Strategies, Inc.
Si Chen leads the Climate Accounting and Certification Working Group of Hyperledger's Climate SIG, which is working on developing open source software using blockchains for climate action. As President of Open Source Strategies, Inc., he has created the opentaps Open Source ERP... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 18:40 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

18:40 CEST

Panel: Paving the Way to a Safer Travel Experience - Heather Dahl, & Scott Harris, Indicio.tech; Adrien Sanglier, SITA
Together SITA and Indicio.tech utilized Hyperledger Aries, Ursa, and Indy to create a secure travel credential that is accepted by airlines, hotels and hospitality partners without sharing private health information. In this panel discussion, SITA and Indicio.tech will share their journey of applying verifiable credentials in commercial aviation and travel/hospitality to make it easy for visitors entering a country to share a trusted traveler credential – based on their health status, yet revealing no personal information or health data – privately and securely on their mobile device. This program offers visitors access to participating hospitality, entertainment, and tour operators while having the ability to control their own data. We will focus on the broad concepts of privacy-preserving technology methods and their many applicable use cases in the travel industry.

Speakers
SH

Scott Harris

Vice President, Business Operations, Indicio.tech
Scott brings over six years of experience in decentralized identity technology. He focuses on developing use cases that bring together business logic and monetization models with streamlined and regulatory compliant technical architecture. In the past six months, he has taken the... Read More →
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Adrien Sanglier

Program Manager, SITA
Adrien is Program Manager, at SITA Lab, and runs the Blockchain & Digital Identity Research program. He brings experience developing innovations and proving new concepts on live customer environments. He is currently involved exploring the concept of self-sovereign identity for the... Read More →
avatar for Heather Dahl

Heather Dahl

CEO, Indicio.tech
Heather C. Dahl is a widely-respected thought leader in digital identity technology and news media with over 25 years of strategic leadership experience in newsrooms, multinational corporations, and high-tech startups. As the CEO of the technology firm Indicio.tech, Heather brings... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 18:40 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 7
  Business

18:40 CEST

Panel: Cryptography: from Theory to Practice in Hyperledger - Hart Montgomery, Fujitsu Laboratories of America; Angelo de Caro, IBM; Mike Lodder, Independent; Brent Zundel, Evernym; Marta Piekarska-Geater, Balancer Labs
What's going on in the world of cryptography in Hyperledger? What tools do we have? How do we use them? What problems are we trying to solve? We have gathered 5 panelists across all different areas of cryptography--from theoreticians to practical implementers--to help try to answer these questions in an interactive discussion. We will summarize the state of cryptography in Hyperledger and then break out into smaller groups to discuss various different topics, including (but not limited to) zero knowledge proofs, Fabric cryptography tools, cryptographic interfaces and tips for using them, post-quantum cryptography, and using cryptography for verifiable credentials. Participants will be free to jump around different groups in order to ensure that all of their questions, comments, and requests for Hyperledger cryptography are answered.

Speakers
avatar for Hart Montgomery

Hart Montgomery

Research Scientist in Cryptography, Fujitsu Laboratories of America
Hart is a research scientist in cryptography at Fujitsu Labs. He works on a number of different aspects of cryptography (and applications of crypto) including blockchain, crypto for the blockchain, post-quantum cryptography, and cryptographic complexity and has numerous academic publications... Read More →
avatar for Angelo De Caro

Angelo De Caro

Research Staff Member, IBM
Angelo De Caro joined the Storage Systems group of IBM Research – Zurich in May 2015. His research is focused on the Hyperledger fabric and the privacy and cryptography of the blockchain. Angelo received his PhD in Computer Science in 2013 from the University of Salerno, in Italy... Read More →
avatar for Brent Zundel

Brent Zundel

Senior Architect and Crypto Engineer, Evernym
Brent Zundel is an experienced open-source leader, developer, and cryptographic engineer, with a focus on digital identity and verifiable credentials. In addition to being an Aries and Ursa maintainer, Brent also is the co-chair of two W3C standards working groups: the decentralized... Read More →
avatar for Mike Lodder

Mike Lodder

Independent Consultant/Contractor
Mike Lodder is a veteran cryptographic engineer with wide experience implementing cryptographic protocols for a number of different companies. Mike is a founding maintainer of Hyperledger Ursa and Ursa's most prolific contributor. He has contributed to all aspects of Ursa, with an... Read More →
MP

Marta Piekarska-Geater

Community InDuna, Balancer Labs


Tuesday June 8, 2021 18:40 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

18:55 CEST

Blockchain Interoperability Demo with Cactus - Peter Somogyvari, Accenture
Peter will walk us through a supply chain example application that demonstrates how Cactus can be used to develop enterprise applications that can present a consistent view of data despite said data coming from different ledgers such as Besu, Quorum, Fabric or Corda. The demo will start with Peter presenting a graphical user interface talking to the Cactus REST API to achieve tasks on multiple different ledgers simultaneously and then conclude with Peter presenting and explaining the underlying code that was used to implement the example.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Somogyvari

Peter Somogyvari

Technology Architect, Accenture
Peter is a technology architect manager at Accenture where he is one of the maintainers of the top level Hyperledger project called Cactus that aims to be an enterprise grade framework for blockchain integration/interoperability. He has spoken at the last Hyperledger Global Forum... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 18:55 - 19:10 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 

19:10 CEST

Blockchain Care for Institutionalized Children - Beatriz Ornelas, Independent & Alfonso Govela, Hyperledger Latinoamérica
Children under institutional care are faceless, non-existent, often suffer sexual violations, physical and psychological damage at the shelters where they are virtual prisoners Underlying this situation is an obsolete, inefficient legal system with limited chances for due process. Paper dossiers are lost, misplaced or simply linger unresolved. The number of children remains unaccounted for, and the status of their legal processes is frequently unknown and unattended We should go beyond the tradicional institutional care and provide alternative care Blockchain can be the instrument that guarantee their access to justice, and garantee their human rights. Provides a new legal paradigm to ensure every child have their access to justice. It empowers effective and efficient operation for institutional stakeholders, gives children the opportunity to be informed and regain their voice

Speakers
avatar for Alfonso Govela

Alfonso Govela

Co-Founder, Panel Moderator, Hyperledger Latinoamerica
MIT. M.Arch.A.S., Co-Founder Hyperledger Latinoamerica, Co-Chair Learning Materials and Development Working Group, Hyperledger, Linux Foundation. Urban Innovation and Blockchain Consultant for Metropolis. Consultant for Digital Civics UN-Habitat. Member of Alianza Blockchain Iberoamérica... Read More →
avatar for Beatriz Ornelas Cerda

Beatriz Ornelas Cerda

Lawyer, No company
I am a lawyer graduated from the Jesuit University ITESO in Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico, I have a master's degree in Human Rights and Peace from the same University. I began working in Institutions of the Government of Mexico, first as a Legal Assistant of the Attorney General of the... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 19:10 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business

19:10 CEST

Building a Hyperledger Indy Network - A Technical Overview - Lynn Bendixsen, Indicio, PBC
Lynn will briefly cover some preliminary considerations for building a Hyperledger Indy Network such as determining the scope and purpose, governance considerations, business and financial options, participating stakeholders, potential users, etc. Lynn will then deliver a detailed presentation describing the technical instantiation steps needed to set up a new Indy network. He will begin with describing the physical setup of nodes on a variety of different hosting environments. Next he will provide detailed information on building and sharing the genesis files. Then he will describe what will likely need to occur during the "initial instantiation" meeting where all of the genesis node operators meet to start the network. Lynn will also briefly share open source tools and documents related to the upgrading, monitoring, maintenance, and ongoing use of an Indy network.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Bendixsen

Lynn Bendixsen

Director of Network Operations, Indicio, PBC
Lynn has spent the last 2+ years delving into the intricacies involved in building and managing Hyperledger Indy networks. His knowledge of their operations is paralleled by few and he is now contributing that knowledge full-time to the Indicio, PBC team. In addition to currently... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 19:10 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

19:10 CEST

Hyperledger Iroha v2 - Makoto Takemiya, Soramitsu
Hyperledger Iroha has always aimed to make it easy for developers to perform common actions, such as creating and managing digital assets and digital identity. While v1 was written in C++ and somewhat inflexible, v2 is being developed in Rust and has many nice tools for conditional logic that allow for Turing complete, on-chain execution of complex logic. In this talk I would like to discuss the design and progress of Hyperledger Iroha v2 and how to get involved in this exciting and technology advancing project.

Speakers
avatar for Makoto Takemiya

Makoto Takemiya

CEO, Soramitsu
Makoto Takemiya is a co-founder and Group CEO of Soramitsu. He has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers and actively engages in research. He has an M.S. in Computer Science from the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and is currently working... Read More →


Tuesday June 8, 2021 19:10 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 6
  Technical

19:25 CEST

Utility NFTs on Hyperledger Fabric - Dr. Muhammad Ali Khan, Staque
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have taken the market by storm. However, all notable examples - music, sports, digital art - can be classified as "design tokens" (dNFTs) as they primarily gain value through aesthetic or emotional appeal. We believe there is a whole untapped market for "utility tokens" (uNFTs) that would derive value from functionality and utility certificates. While dNFTs are easily minted on public blockchains with contract-oriented programming support, the complexity of uNFTs requires chaincode execution in a general language, and often, in permissioned settings. This makes Hyperledger Fabric a perfect fit for our use cases which include uNFTs for compiling and trading provably valid data, tokenizing machine learning models with performance certificates, and using the above for lifecycle management of ESG projects attached to green and sustainability bonds. The second application will be demonstrated, and the rest discussed during the talk.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Muhammad Ali Khan

Dr. Muhammad Ali Khan

Co-Founder & CTO, Staque
Building SaaS and SaaP solutions with AI, IoT, blockchain and tokenization focus. With a masters from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from Calgary, I have held executive and faculty positions across three continents. Currently, I am spearheading the development of robust tokenization... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 19:25 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 

19:40 CEST

Diversity and Inclusion Session - Sponsored by Accenture
Bringing people from different backgrounds and perspectives build a richer environment but what does that look like now and the future? Join Accenture for an in-depth session exploring diversity and inclusion at the workplace and beyond. Additional details will be announced soon. 

Moderators
avatar for Alissa Worley

Alissa Worley

Global Marketing Director - Blockchain | Multiparty Systems, Accenture

Speakers
avatar for Christine Leong

Christine Leong

Managing Director, MPS Digital Identity Lead, Accenture
Christine leads Accenture’s Decentralized Identity & Biometrics group globally and is also part of the global blockchain leadership team. She has over 20 years of experience in technology focused on security. Prior to her experience in IT, Christine worked for 9+ years in financial... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Henneborn

Laurie Henneborn

Accenture Research Managing Director; Disability Inclusion Thought Leader, Accenture
 Laurie Henneborn is an Accenture Research Managing Director who leads research and thought leadership development focused on raising awareness and taking actions pertaining to disability inclusion and equality in the workplace. Some of her past works in this space have included... Read More →
avatar for Isaac Tallerine

Isaac Tallerine

Senior Analyst, Client Financial Mgmt., Accenture
Ike Tallerine is a senior analyst working in Client Financial Management, guiding financial performance for leading clients. With experience in a variety of technologies, he looks for opportunities to drive innovation and help create process efficiencies. Ike was born blind and is... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 19:40 - 20:10 CEST
Virtual 1
  Event Experience

20:10 CEST

Break
Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:10 - 20:20 CEST
Virtual 1

20:10 CEST

Sponsor Booth Hours
Stop by the Expo Hall and visit the Hyperledger Global Forum sponsor booths!

Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:10 - 20:20 CEST

20:20 CEST

Fast, Secure, and Accurate Evaluation of Prescription Drug Reimbursement Claims using Hyperledger Fabric - Alevtina Dubovitskaya, Swisscom AG
For the reimbursement of some new medicines, health authorities authorize a pre-approval process based on clinical criteria by the health insurance provider. The traditional pre-approval process is paper-based, lacks interoperability and trust, and is often time-consuming, costly, and error-prone. A consortium consisting of a pharmaceutical company, insurance companies, two large teaching hospitals, and a technology provider, created a blockchain-based system using Hyperledger Fabric to optimise the pre-approval process and improve patient treatment. The system was tested with clinical patient data in the setting and compared with the traditional paper-based process regarding. Alevtina will present the system design and implementation, comparative results, and the advantages and barriers for the adoption of blockchain technology for medication cost approval and reimbursement management

Speakers
avatar for Alevtina Dubovitskaya

Alevtina Dubovitskaya

Consultant & Lecturer, Swisscom AG & HSLU
Dr. Alevtina Dubovitskaya is a consultant at Swisscom, where her work ranges from clients advisory to the design and implementation of blockchain-based solutions compliant with the laws and regulations. Alevtina is also a lecturer in HSLU, where she is pursuing research work in the... Read More →


Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:20 - 20:35 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 

20:20 CEST

5 Years of Hyperledger Fabric: Overcoming the Challenges Associated with Enterprise Blockchain Projects - Robert van Donge, IntellectEU
Since becoming one of the founding members of the Hyperledger initiative in 2016, IntellectEU has dedicated time and resources to bringing enterprise blockchain solutions to market. During this five-year journey, while focusing on the benefits that blockchain technology is capable of delivering, IntellectEU also noted the key challenges that were present when deploying and running enterprise-grade solutions. This journey led IntellectEU to develop the Catalyst Blockchain Platform, a platform solution that is built to simplify the deployment, management and maintenance of enterprise-grade blockchain networks. During this presentation, in addition to taking the audience through the story of how they developed the solution, IntellectEU will also present a demo that showcases the simplicity of deploying, managing, and maintaining a Hyperledger Fabric network.

Speakers
avatar for Robert van Donge

Robert van Donge

Sales Lead, IntellectEU
Since joining IntellectEU in 2019, Robert van Donge has been focused on bringing IntellectEU's Catalyst Blockchain Platform to market to enable simplified deployment, maintenance, and management of blockchain networks. In the past, Robert has spoken at several Hyperledger events and... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:20 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

20:20 CEST

Ask the Expert: Practical Hyperledger Aries Deployments in Enterprise and Government Environments - Stephen Curran, Cloud Compass Computing Inc. & John Jordan, Province of British Columbia
What’s involved in deploying real-world, live projects that use Verifiable Credentials and Hyperledger Aries in an enterprise environment? The Government of British Columbia (BC), Canada has put considerable effort into understanding, deploying, and simplifying these Digital Trust technologies. Their projects go across government and beyond, with several enterprise partnerships and collaborations. Major open-source contributions to Hyperledger Indy and Aries have been made along the way. Three experts that lead the Digital Trust projects in BC will be available to discuss what’s been accomplished, share what’s been learned that can help others, and answer business, legislation, policy, and (light) technical questions about deploying verifiable credentials for tangible, real-world benefit.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Curran

Stephen Curran

Principal, Cloud Compass Computing Inc.
Stephen Curran of Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. is a Software Development and DevOps veteran who dove full on into what has become the Trust over IP world in 2017. Working with the Government of British Columbia, Stephen has helped define, build and launch a variety of production... Read More →
avatar for John Jordan

John Jordan

Executive Director, BC Digital Trust Service, Province of British Columbia
John Jordan is the Executive Director of the BC Digital Trust Service. He is an experienced product executive and technology strategist who has over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. Currently he is leading the Province of British Columbia’s participation... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:20 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business
  • Audience Experience Level Any
  • Language English
  • Industry/Project Aries
  • Slides Included Yes

20:20 CEST

Panel: Welcome To The New Normal: The Lessons Learned From Hosting Virtual Hyperledger Meetups - John Carpenter, Global Blockchain Summit and Pinnacle Cart; David Boswell, Hyperledger; Jyoti Ponnapalli, DTCC; Alfonso Govela, Blockchain Merida; Jim Mason,
As the COVID-19 crisis in 2020 caused the normal in-person Hyperledger Meetups to shift to Virtual Meetups, Meetup organizers from around the world adapted to this change quickly. This virtual transformation allowed Meetup organizers to reach new audiences that would not have been connected with previously, as well as engage with new speakers that would have been generally unavailable in a local live presentation Meetup setting. Additionally, there were lessons learned about collaboration between Meetup organizers as well as preserving the networking that is a critical part of any Hyperledger Meetup. Join our panel of Meetup organizers that embraced this digital transformation, and discover how we can use these lessons to improve the decentralized and distributed Hyperledger community interaction going forward.

Speakers
avatar for Jyoti Ponnapalli

Jyoti Ponnapalli

Distributed Ledger Technologies Lead, DTCC
Jyoti is a Distributed Ledger Technologies Lead in Technology Risk Management team at DTCC working towards the distributed ledger technologies security research. She is involved in CSA Blockchain Working Group Initiatives focused on developing security of DLT / Blockchain Protocols... Read More →
avatar for Alfonso Govela

Alfonso Govela

Co-Founder, Panel Moderator, Hyperledger Latinoamerica
MIT. M.Arch.A.S., Co-Founder Hyperledger Latinoamerica, Co-Chair Learning Materials and Development Working Group, Hyperledger, Linux Foundation. Urban Innovation and Blockchain Consultant for Metropolis. Consultant for Digital Civics UN-Habitat. Member of Alianza Blockchain Iberoamérica... Read More →
avatar for Jim Mason

Jim Mason

Blockchain Practice Leader, Paramount & Sky Web Team
As Blockchain Practice Leader at Sky Web Team and Paramount Software, Jim leads agile digital transformations for organizations in many industries leveraging key technologies including Hyperledger software ( Fabric, Indy, Aries, etc). Jim’s experience includes roles as solution... Read More →
avatar for David Boswell

David Boswell

Director of Ecosystem, Hyperledger
David is a community expert who has worked with Mozilla, Open Networking Foundation, NASA, Sun Microsystems, Nokia, Hyperledger and more on their community strategies. Through these past experiences, he has expertise with both launching a new community as well as scaling existing... Read More →
avatar for John Carpenter

John Carpenter

Co-Founder and COO, Global Blockchain Summit and Pinnacle Cart
John Carpenter is a serial entrepreneur and has launched a number of successful digital technology ventures, and is currently the COO of Pinnacle Cart. John runs the Denver Hyperledger Meetup and has hosted several Hyperledger Workshops. John is also active in the Accord Project (Linux... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:20 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 6
  Business

20:20 CEST

Ask the Expert: Fast Track to Becoming a Hyperledger Cactus Contributor - Peter Somogyvari, Accenture
Participants will learn how to get up and running from scratch as a Cactus contributor with the ability to make changes to the code by adding new features or fixing existing bugs. One of the Cactus maintainers, Peter Somogyvari will be on hand during the entire session for anyone to ask specific questions about the setup process. We'll start by Peter presenting the initial setup needed to get Cactus up and running on a Debian based machine and then carry on as an interactive workshop where participants are can follow along and grab the attention of the host if they encounter any issues. Prerequisites: - Computer with root access 8 GB RAM minimum, 16 GB preferred - Debian-based OS or Windows Subsystem Linux 2 equivalent installation - Docker - OpenJDK 8 - NodeJS 12/14 - Visual Studio Code (Recommended for debugging)

Speakers
avatar for Peter Somogyvari

Peter Somogyvari

Technology Architect, Accenture
Peter is a technology architect manager at Accenture where he is one of the maintainers of the top level Hyperledger project called Cactus that aims to be an enterprise grade framework for blockchain integration/interoperability. He has spoken at the last Hyperledger Global Forum... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:20 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 7
  Technical

20:20 CEST

Bringing Trust and Privacy-Preserving Smart Contracts to Clinical Trials in Healthcare - Andrew Weiss, UMBC (in partnership with Softhread) & Bruno Vavala, Intel
The Healthcare ecosystem is undergoing a digital transformation to improve efficiency and costs. However, the transition from paper forms to PDFs, and from mail to email, still leaves many regulatory compliance aspects prone to human error. This is often the case with multi-site research clinical trials, which are subject to antiquated, costly and centralized data management processes. Each site is responsible for obtaining informed consent from participants, but problems associated with data integrity and conformance to the study’s guidelines can arise. Softhread will discuss how blockchain can be used in multi-site clinical trials to address existing security challenges and streamline information sharing. Also, with IBM and Intel, it will showcase a platform based on Fabric Private Chaincode, that preserves smart contract transaction confidentiality in hybrid cloud deployments.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Weiss

Andrew Weiss

Lead Architect, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Andrew is the lead architect in partnership with Softhread for the ongoing implementation, deployment and operationalization of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County's research into informed consent blockchain technology. He is well-versed in highly regulated systems, specifically... Read More →
avatar for Bruno Vavala

Bruno Vavala

Research Scientist, Intel
Dr. Bruno Vavala is a Research Scientist in the Trustworthy Distributed Systems team at Intel Labs. His research interests span Trusted Computing, Distributed Systems and Fault-Tolerance. He contributes to the Hyperledger Labs Private Data Objects and Fabric Private Chaincode projects... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:20 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

20:20 CEST

Predicate Proofs: Tips on Proving Without Revealing - Michael Bailey, Paramount Software Solutions
Indy and Aries have been designed with strong privacy protection as a foundational principle. In addition to putting personal information under the control of the end users, zero-knowledge and predicate proofs are used to keep users from needing to provide more than the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish their purposes. For example, there is no need for a bartender to know an exact birth date to prove age-based qualification to purchase an alcoholic beverage. Common implementations of age-based qualification depend on an “age” field in a verifiable credential, instead of on the birth date. A better solution is to base the credential on a birth date that is in a human-readable format that is also amenable to being processed by the current predicate proof technology. A demonstration of predicate proofs using such a format for dates, ISO 8601, will be presented.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bailey

Michael Bailey

Blockchain Solutions Architect, Paramount Software Solutions
Michael Bailey has enjoyed diverse careers in Information Technology, Higher Education, and Aerospace. He loves working with technology to make a positive impact in peoples’ lives, adapting IT tools to satisfy needs. He has presented over 25 papers at technology conferences. His... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:20 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

20:35 CEST

Supplier Digital Passport using Trust Your Supplier - Michelle Armstrong, Chainyard
Trust Your Supplier is a production Hyperledger Fabric blockchain network, running on the IBM Blockchain Platform, that provides suppliers with a trusted digital passport to streamline on-boarding with their customers. This demo will provide an overview of the network, discuss the business value to the participants, and highlight why blockchain and the selected governance approach makes this solution better for all the participants (buyers, suppliers and third party validators).

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Armstrong

Michelle Armstrong

Client Integration Director, Chainyard


Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:35 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 

20:50 CEST

An Open Source Approach to Enable SSI Credentials at Scale - Michelle Ghazal & Nate Sulat, Kiva
In this session, Michelle and Nate will provide an overview and demo of Kiva’s use of Hyperledger Aries which allows people to extend existing applications with the capabilities that SSI credentials provide. This software was used for a pilot by the government of Sierra Leone to verify the identities of bank customers and grant access to digital identity wallets held in escrow on their behalf. Our initiative, Kiva Protocol, was awarded the Global Prize for the 2020 World Bank Mission Billion Challenge. This open-source system is available on GitHub and this session will show you how to get started. Kiva Protocol packages together tools out of Hyperledger Aries, Hyperledger Ursa, and Hyperledger Indy to digitize the civil registry and enable an ecosystem of standards-compliant verifiable credentials.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Ghazal

Michelle Ghazal

Senior Front End Engineer, Kiva
Michelle Ghazal is a senior front-end engineer at Kiva working on Kiva Protocol, an open-source global digital identity verification system meant to address two of the major barriers to accessing financial services: a lack of formal identification and a lack of verifiable credit history.Previously... Read More →
avatar for Nate Sulat

Nate Sulat

Front End Engineer, Kiva
Nate Sulat is a Front End Engineer at Kiva working on their Protocol team, which seeks to create a more inclusive financial system by leveraging self-sovereign identity principles and technology to make identity verification and credit tracking easier for governments and financial... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:50 - 21:05 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 

20:50 CEST

DLT Landscape: Find your Place and Tweak your Business Model! - Csilla Zsigri, Blockchain Technology Partners
DLT Landscape is a business stack with a technology foundation - it's for both a business and technical audience. It is a 'living' segmentation of the DLT market, curated and hosted by BTP, but independent from the company. It is an open-source tool that organizations can use to get a better understanding of the market, find their place and position themselves properly, partner wisely, and tweak their business models to better serve their customers. We invite the DLT community to help us perfect and evolve this product.

Speakers
avatar for Csilla Zsigri

Csilla Zsigri

VP Marketing & Strategy, Blockchain Technology Partners
I have recently joined BTP as VP Marketing & Strategy. At BTP, we continuously explore how we can best partner and serve our customers. The DLT Landscape is a new open-source project, curated and hosted by BTP, but independent of the company, and created for the whole DLT community... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:50 - 21:20 CEST
Virtual 7
  Business
  • Audience Experience Level Any
  • Language English
  • Slides Included Yes

20:50 CEST

Estainium: To Net Zero with Verifiable Credentials - Andreas Kind, Siemens
Verifiable credentials as promoted by the W3C as well as the Hyperledger projects Indy and Aries can give individuals control of their identity attributes in a privacy-preserving manner. Estainium, an association of manufacturers and trusted technical inspection organizations, extends the use of verifiable credentials for sharing product-level information in supply chains, specifically for letting suppliers cryptographically prove product carbon footprints (PCFs) down-stream while preserving common supply chain confidentiality assumptions. The aim of this PCF sharing infrastructure is to drive production towards trustworthy net zero carbon emission.

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Kind

Andreas Kind

Head of Cybersecurity Technology, Siemens
Dr. Andreas Kind is Head of Cybersecurity Technology at Siemens. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Bath, UK and worked in various positions for IBM Research from 2000 until 2019. Andreas holds over 20 patents and authored and co-authored over... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:50 - 21:20 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business
  • Slides Included Yes

20:50 CEST

Trading Partner Authentication and Drug Verification in the US Pharmaceutical Supply Chain - Ben Taylor, LedgerDomain
In 2013 the Drug Supply Chain Security Act was signed into law to address the growing threat of counterfeit drugs and to ensure prescription drugs remain safe and effective. It also created new requirements for US pharmaceutical supply stakeholders, including an extended "know your customer" requirement. While larger Authorized Trading Partners (ATPs) have connectivity solutions in place, newer and smaller ATPs have not traditionally participated, including tens of thousands of dispensers. During this session, Ben Taylor will discuss the results of a peer-reviewed study that tested ATP authentication and enhanced verification in a real-world pharmacy with genuine drug packages. Participants from Genentech, Sanofi, Amgen, and UCLA Health tested enhanced verification workflows backed by Hyperledger Fabric, and were able to authenticate requests with secure verifiable credentials.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor

CEO, LedgerDomain
Ben is the CEO of LedgerDomain, founded in 2016 to bring Hyperledger blockchain solutions to enterprise ecosystems, unlocking a world of communal computing and real-time performance. After doing undergraduate and graduate work at MIT, Ben spent a quarter of a century incubating and... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:50 - 21:20 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

20:50 CEST

Access for the Next Billion - Decentralizing Authentication and Handover in 4G LTE/5G - Sudheesh Singanamalla, University of Washington
Cellular networks have traditionally been operated exclusively by a small number of national-scale mobile network operators (MNOs) like Verizon, AT&T etc., using a wide-area licensed spectrum and deploying expensive edge elements like base stations or leased towers while running specialized software. The economics make it extremely difficult for large operators to increase cellular network coverage in rural areas leaving more than a billion people worldwide without Internet access. To address this challenge, smaller organizations are beginning turn to unlicensed spectrum, neutral host architectures, private LTE/5G, or community cellular networks (CCNs) for low cost connectivity in local areas. With smaller community run telecom operators, it becomes important to efficiently interoperate between them. This talk looks at decentralizing telecoms to improve connectivity for the next billion.

Speakers
avatar for Sudheesh Singanamalla

Sudheesh Singanamalla

Ph.D. Student, University of Washington
Sudheesh is a PhD student at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington working at the intersection of Systems/Networks and ICTD advised by Prof. Kurtis Heimerl and Prof. Richard Anderson. Sudheesh's work is focused on Internet security... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:50 - 21:20 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

20:50 CEST

Auditing Enterprise Blockchain in an Efficient Way - Baohua Yang, Oracle America, Inc.
Blockchain has been adopted in numerous enterprise scenarios, including supply chain, finance, healthcare, public sector and others to provide a foundation of trusted data and transactions across companies and business ecosystems. In addition to leveraging the algorithmic trust inherent in Hyperledger platforms, such as Oracle Blockchain Platform, some customers would like to audit the ledger data in real-time to verify that there’s been no tampering for internal reasons as well as to meet legal or regulatory requirements. This session proposes a ledger auditing framework for Hyperledger Fabric that’s been implemented in Oracle Blockchain. It enables users to audit the ledger in order to verify data integrity to meet varied business and regulatory needs as well as to get summary information about ledger size, transaction sizes, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Baohua Yang

Baohua Yang

Principal Architect, Oracle America, Inc.
Baohua Yang is currently leading the research and development of Oracle's Blockchain as the principal architect. He has been linked into the system and algorithm areas for 10+ years, with interests on Distributed System and Data Science. He is an open source developer, and has served... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:50 - 21:20 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

20:50 CEST

Panel: Learning Materials and Development Working Group. The Map of Hyperledger - Alfonso Govela, Hyperledger Latinoamerica; Jim Mason, Paramount & Sky Web Team; John Carpenter, Global Blockchain Summit; Bobbi Muscara, Ledger Academy
Learning Materials Development Working Group educates people interested in expanding their knowledge of Hyperledger. We report to the Technical Steering Committee. We consult with Hyperledger team members, project maintainers, and communities to identify training needs. Together, we develop strategies and resources to address those needs for both technical and non-technical audiences. LMDWG has assembled a vast Resource Library of Projects and Tools, Use Cases, Key Terms, Learning Materials for Special Interest Groups and Working Groups, Templates, Meetups, Labs, Marketing, and News. A synopsis of current community announcements, requirements for Best Practice Badges, and GitHub resources. We proof-read edX Blockchain courses for Linux Foundation Hyperledger. We have 50+ registered and recorded meeting agendas. Come to our Wiki Page and get your Map to travel the Galaxy of Hyperledger

Speakers
avatar for Bobbi Muscara

Bobbi Muscara

Bobbi Muscara, Ledger Academy
Hyperledger TSC member, Winner of the 2020 Government Blockchain Association's SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD Proven community leader focused on creating an environment of belonging. Featured www.Hyperledger.org https://www.hyperledger.org/blog/2019/09/05/community-spotlight-meet-bobbi-muscara-hyperledger-learning-materials-development-working-group-chair... Read More →
avatar for John Carpenter

John Carpenter

Co-Founder and COO, Global Blockchain Summit and Pinnacle Cart
John Carpenter is a serial entrepreneur and has launched a number of successful digital technology ventures, and is currently the COO of Pinnacle Cart. John runs the Denver Hyperledger Meetup and has hosted several Hyperledger Workshops. John is also active in the Accord Project (Linux... Read More →
avatar for Jim Mason

Jim Mason

Blockchain Practice Leader, Paramount & Sky Web Team
As Blockchain Practice Leader at Sky Web Team and Paramount Software, Jim leads agile digital transformations for organizations in many industries leveraging key technologies including Hyperledger software ( Fabric, Indy, Aries, etc). Jim’s experience includes roles as solution... Read More →
avatar for Alfonso Govela

Alfonso Govela

Co-Founder, Panel Moderator, Hyperledger Latinoamerica
MIT. M.Arch.A.S., Co-Founder Hyperledger Latinoamerica, Co-Chair Learning Materials and Development Working Group, Hyperledger, Linux Foundation. Urban Innovation and Blockchain Consultant for Metropolis. Consultant for Digital Civics UN-Habitat. Member of Alianza Blockchain Iberoamérica... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:50 - 21:20 CEST
Virtual 6
  Technical

20:50 CEST

Meet us in Gather.town
Meet us in Gather.town for the hallway track.

This is a space to get us out of the one-to-many talks and have more 1-1 or small group discussions and connections. It’s an interactive environment where you can walk around and explore as a pleasant virtual escape to the poolside we’re all looking forward to getting to sometime this year. Meet friends and new people alike. As you approach another person or table your videos will connect and you’ll be able to talk just as if you were walking up to one another in a hallway at Global Forum! When you engage with objects or signs look to the prompts that might pop up at the bottom of your screen. We hope you have fun with it and enjoy!

Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:50 - 21:50 CEST
Gather.town bit.ly/hgf21-hallway

21:05 CEST

Blockchain-based Decision-support and Longitudinal Data Storage, with Illustration for Diabetes Type 2 Management - Alevtina Dubovitskaya, HSLU (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts)
Clinical decision pathways evolve and demand multiple assessment steps, access to distributed data sources, and orchestration of various processes executed by diverse consortia of stakeholders. Alevtina will present a demo of a blockchain-based system for decision support and longitudinal data storage, with a use case based on the treatment of diabetes type 2. The system allows encoding dynamic processes and rules that access relevant data and guide clinicians and patients towards optimal decisions in a shorter time. The Business Process Management (BPM) technology is layered on top of a blockchain-based architecture that leverages private data collections and multiple channels for privacy and separation of concerns. The use of blockchain also allows collecting data from the everyday care of broad populations, opening an opportunity for a fundamentally new style of medical research.

Speakers
avatar for Alevtina Dubovitskaya

Alevtina Dubovitskaya

Consultant & Lecturer, Swisscom AG & HSLU
Dr. Alevtina Dubovitskaya is a consultant at Swisscom, where her work ranges from clients advisory to the design and implementation of blockchain-based solutions compliant with the laws and regulations. Alevtina is also a lecturer in HSLU, where she is pursuing research work in the... Read More →


Tuesday June 8, 2021 21:05 - 21:20 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 

21:20 CEST

Virtual Trivia - Sponsored by Accenture
Accenture is pleased to present attendees with a well-deserved, enjoyable event featuring music and trivia! Join us to hear DJ JRIP, well known for his lively personality, great knowledge of a variety of music and fun virtual environments. While he mixes your favorite tunes, attendees can flex their knowledge during “trivia time” a fun, live, interactive trivia game. Prizes will be awarded to the top trivia winners.

This is an event you will not want to miss!

Speakers
avatar for Alissa Worley

Alissa Worley

Global Marketing Director - Blockchain | Multiparty Systems, Accenture
avatar for DJ JRIP

DJ JRIP

Professional DJ
Julius del Rosario, also known as DJ JRIP, has 6 years of professional DJ experience. As a true open format DJ, Julius continues to spin the best of Pop, Hip-Hop, House, Global, Top 40 and 2K’s classics at clubs, weddings, corporate and non-profit events throughout the east coast... Read More →


Tuesday June 8, 2021 21:20 - 22:20 CEST
Virtual 1
 
Wednesday, June 9
 

07:45 CEST

Start of Day 2: Europe & APAC Region
Wednesday June 9, 2021 07:45 - 08:00 CEST

07:45 CEST

Sponsor Booth Hours
Stop by the Expo Hall and visit the Hyperledger Global Forum sponsor booths!

Wednesday June 9, 2021 07:45 - 08:00 CEST

07:45 CEST

Wellness Activity - Posture Break
We could all use a break from our desk! Any time you need a break, visit this UnDesk Me! posture break during Global Forum.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 07:45 - 20:50 CEST

08:00 CEST

Keynote: Opening Remarks - Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
Speakers
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger



Wednesday June 9, 2021 08:00 - 08:10 CEST
Virtual 1
  Keynote
  • Slides Included Yes

08:10 CEST

Keynote Panel: Using Blockchain to Fight Climate Change - Dr. Martin Wainstein, Yale Open Innovation Lab and Hyperledger Climate Action SIG​; Dr. Andreas Kind, Siemens; Veronica Garcia, Bitlumens; Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger
Moderators
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Martin Wainstein

Dr. Martin Wainstein

Founder and Director, Yale Open Innovation Lab
Martin Wainstein is a resident fellow at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, where he leads the research efforts behind the Yale Open Innovation Lab. Martin held appointments at the Yale Department of Electrical Engineering, the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at... Read More →
avatar for Andreas Kind

Andreas Kind

Head of Cybersecurity Technology, Siemens
Dr. Andreas Kind is Head of Cybersecurity Technology at Siemens. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Bath, UK and worked in various positions for IBM Research from 2000 until 2019. Andreas holds over 20 patents and authored and co-authored over... Read More →
avatar for Veronica Garcia

Veronica Garcia

CEO, Bitlumens
Veronica Garcia was an investment consultant at Credit Suisse and UBS for Latin American Asset Managers. After finishing her graduate studies at the ETH in Zurich she joined IBM Research Lab. She also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, IADB and Castalia. Her research focused... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 08:10 - 08:35 CEST
Virtual 1
  Keynote

08:35 CEST

Keynote: Fireside Chat with Vitalik Buterin, Co-founder, Ethereum
Speakers
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger
avatar for Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik Buterin

Co-founder, Ethereum


Wednesday June 9, 2021 08:35 - 08:55 CEST
Virtual 1

08:55 CEST

Keynote: Health Credentials and International Air Travel - Marie Masserey, Head Industry Architecture, IATA & Drummond Reed, Chief Trust Officer, Evernym
Speakers
avatar for Drummond Reed

Drummond Reed

Chief Trust Officer, Evernym
Drummond has spent over two decades in Internet identity, security, privacy, and governance. He joined Evernym as Chief Trust Officer after Evernym acquired Respect Network, where he was co-founder and CEO. At the W3C he is co-editor of the DID (Decentralized Identifiers) specification... Read More →
avatar for Marie Masserey

Marie Masserey

Head Industry Architecture, IATA


Wednesday June 9, 2021 08:55 - 09:30 CEST
Virtual 1

09:30 CEST

Break
Wednesday June 9, 2021 09:30 - 09:40 CEST
Virtual 1

09:30 CEST

Sponsor Booth Hours
Stop by the Expo Hall and visit the Hyperledger Global Forum sponsor booths!

Wednesday June 9, 2021 09:30 - 09:40 CEST

09:40 CEST

Project Demo: Caliper - Attila Klenik, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
Speakers
AK

Attila Klenik

Research Assistant, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)



Wednesday June 9, 2021 09:40 - 09:55 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 

09:40 CEST

Legal and Regulatory Barriers to Digital Trade - Dr. Maria Mogilnaya, EBRD & Andrea Frosinini, Trade Finance Freelance
The global coronavirus pandemic has put a spotlight on the urgent need to move away from paper documents in trade transactions. And while trade and trade finance transaction across the developing countries are still very much paper-based, the future of trade is digital. When developed countries make the shift to digital processing of trade and trade finance transactions, it will be up to development banks to ensure that local commercial banks across developing countries are not left behind! This session will present the results of the 2021 survey of the legal/regulatory readiness by the developing countries in the EBRD regions to embrace digitalisation in trade and trade finance as well as the intrinsic barriers to digital trade and the development of ecosystems to support digital solutions. This session will also offer ideas on the adoption of legal frameworks to enable digital trade.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Frosinini

Andrea Frosinini

Trade Finance Specialist, Chair for Hyperledger Trade Finance SIG and Trade Finance Freelance
Bio Senior Enterprise Analyst and Trade Finance professional with a passion for innovation. Recently, joined the Hyperledger community with the aim of offering a contribution to the industry modernization and development of new products exploiting blockchain and DLTs, more in gen... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Maria Mogilnaya

Dr. Maria Mogilnaya

Principal Banker, Trade Facilitation Programme, EBRD



Wednesday June 9, 2021 09:40 - 10:10 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business

09:40 CEST

Lessons Learned Launching Bakong, a Hyperledger Iroha-based "synthetic CBDC" - James Edwards, Soramitsu Helvetia AG
Dr. Edwards will address challenges and opportunities facing Bakong, a "synthetic CBDC" built by Soramitsu and the National Bank of Cambodia with Hyperledger Iroha at its core. Bakong utilises a two-tier architecture in which digital currency is created and transactions are written on a ledger maintained by the central bank, while KYC and retail account management are handled by commercial bank partners, taking advantage of Iroha's robust permissions system. This allows Bakong to achieve many benefits of a CBDC without the risk of disintermediation. After reviewing the system's socio-technical context, Dr. Edwards will discuss the task of building a consortium of 21 commercial banks within a fragmented payments ecosystem. He will then introduce next steps for Hyperledger Iroha-based fast payment systems, including a cross-border use-case and some potential features of Iroha v2.

Speakers
avatar for James Edwards

James Edwards

Researcher and Consultant, Soramitsu Helvetia AG
I'm a social scientist with an interest in mixed methods, the emergence and transformation of markets and market-based societies. My work consists of research coordination and consulting for governmental and civil society organisations worldwide, with an emphasis on the study of socio-technical... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 09:40 - 10:10 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

09:40 CEST

Blockchain Interoperability: Challenges, Ongoing Efforts, and Potential Solutions - Vinayaka Pandit, IBM Research - India
DLTs have seen signifiant innovation and a wide range of application, from streamlining cross-company business processes and tokenizing assets to supporting self-sovereign identity. But increasing protocol heterogeneity and network specialization is driving the emergence of data and value silos, impeding the vision of a decentralized Internet. Addressing this issue requires seamless interoperation between diverse DLT networks while preserving the properties of decentralization beyond the boundaries of a single network. In this talk, Vinayaka will analyze interoperability and its technical and governance challenges, survey prominent efforts and emerging patterns in this area, and present a point of view on the salient design aspects of blockchain interoperability stemming from his experience of enabling interoperability between networks built on multiple different blockchain protocols.

Speakers
avatar for Vinayaka Pandit

Vinayaka Pandit

Senior Technical Staff Member and Senior Manager, IBM Research - India
Vinayaka Pandit leads the Blockchain and Supply Chain research department at IBM Research India. He also leads the blockchain solutions and multi-enterprise supply chain networks research strategies for IBM Research globally. His current work brings advanced techniques from operations... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 09:40 - 10:10 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

09:40 CEST

Oceans Plastics Recycling Solution using Hybrid Blockchain - Hitarshi Buch, Wipro Technologies
Our oceans contain an estimated 86 million metric tons of plastic comprising of about five trillion individual items. Hitarshi will showcase a solution that is built to bring different entities across the globe for reducing plastics pollution by enabling them to contribute to this cause collectively and in return, they enjoy incentives based on plastic recycling ratings. Hitarshi will demonstrate how this sustainability initiative is implemented using hybrid blockchain (private and public DLT) for implementing a Ocean Plastic collection and recycling. He will highlight how the plastics supply chain workflow can be managed using Hyperledger Fabric while Hedera public network is used to hold the proof of transactions.

Speakers
avatar for Hitarshi Buch

Hitarshi Buch

Chief Architect, Wipro Technologies
Hitarshi has 20+ years of experience in IT architecture, consulting, design and implementation using blockchain, API, SOA, BPM and Java/J2EE technologies. He has experience in IT transformation and modernization initiatives and has provided enterprise-wide SOA-based solutions.In his... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 09:40 - 10:10 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

09:40 CEST

Hosted Discussion: Hyperledger India Chapter - Building a Strong Hyperledger Presence in India - Arun S M, Walmart & Kamlesh Nagware, Snapper Future Tech
Hyperledger India Chapter was first conceptualized in 2018 and brought into force in 2019 January. The primary focus for the Chapter has been to achieve more contributions back to Hyperledger. The chapter organized multiple events in 2020, noteworthy ones are Blockchain Stories 2020, Blockchain Techfest 2020. The goal has always been to connect community in India with rest of the folks in Hyperledger. The chapter grew to greater heights in 2020. Few of the activities that chapter members participate are language translation, SIG meetings, regular meetups, national level events.

Speakers
avatar for Arun S M

Arun S M

Staff Software Engineer, Walmart
Arun is Staff Software Engineer in the Blockchain Platforms Team at Walmart Global Tech India, a maintainer and an active contributor to the Hyperledger projects. He is a 2020-21 elected Hyperledger TSC member and a co-lead of the Hyperledger India Chapter. He previously has spoken... Read More →
avatar for Kamlesh Nagware

Kamlesh Nagware

Chief Technology Officer, Snapper Future Tech
One of the top 30 Blockchain Influencers of India (Singapore Fintech news). Kamlesh has 11+ years of experience in Software Development & IT Consulting in Supply Chain Management, Trade Finance, Telecom Billing, and Travel & transportation Solutions and 5+ years of experience in Blockchain... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 09:40 - 10:40 CEST
Virtual 6
  Technical

09:55 CEST

10:10 CEST

Project Demo: Explorer - Atsushi Nekiaiken, Fujitsu & Jeeva Sankarapandian, DTCC
Speakers
avatar for Atsushi Neki

Atsushi Neki

Fujitsu
avatar for Jeeva Sankarapandian

Jeeva Sankarapandian

Lead Software Engineer, DTCC
Jeeva is a Lead Software Engineer of Technology Research and Innovation at DTCC.She has 12 years of rich experience in developing applications for financial, healthcare, and technology domains.A self-motivated and detail-oriented full stack developer who is passionate about creating... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:10 - 10:25 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 
  • Slides Included Yes

10:10 CEST

Re-engineering Election Process with Blockchain and Confidential Computing - Shivendra Yadav & Vikram Sharma, HCL Technologies Ltd.
Elections are intrinsic to any democratic country and are basic mechanism for selecting representatives in modern representative democracy. It has many forms and also applies to other processes which aim at electing a representative to hold office in any private or public institution. Great amount of effort goes in to making the process impartial but, it is often subjected to skepticism as it can be manipulated in following ways: a. Voter fraud- Ballot Stuffing, Voter Impersonation, Multiple voting by same voters. b. Counting manipulation c. Machine Rigging In this session, we would cover, how the existing election processes can be re-engineered with use of technology to enforce transparency, security and impartiality. The solution leverages Blockchain and Confidential Computing to bring aforesaid advantages.

Speakers
avatar for Shivendra Yadav

Shivendra Yadav

Product Leader - Blockchain, HCL Technologies Ltd.
Shivendra is a Product Leader for HCL Digital and Analytics services. He carries over 13 years of strong IT consulting experience and created product propositions in public cloud, machine learning and blockchain. He devised technology roadmaps for fortune 1000 companies globally and... Read More →
avatar for Vikram Sharma

Vikram Sharma

Senior Architect - Blockchain, HCL Technologies Ltd.
Vikram Sharma is a Senior Architect for Blockchain with HCL. He is passionate about using technology to solve business problems and provides technology solutions to enterprises across the globe. He is certified in Blockchain, Machine Learning and Enterprise Content & Process Management... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:10 - 10:40 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business

10:10 CEST

Ricardian Insurance Risk Transformation Language - Vipin Bharathan, DLT.NYC & Kirthi Kurra, Civitas Fintech
Today distribution of contract information in the reinsurance space is via email, paper and pdf. These legacy practices prevent straight through processing of information adding cost, duplication and drag to the insurance value chain. Our proposal highlights the need for Ricardian contract structure in reinsurance. We discuss how the form allows a contract to move from the world of law, through the world of cryptography and into the world of accountancy. We articulate how Insurance risk transformation (Transformer: Vehicles) can deliver capital efficiently to Carriers, and ring fence it using UK HM Treasury design principles. We strive to ease flow of capital, improve transparency and efficiency by the incorporating Ricardian insurance risk transformation (RIRT) in Hyperledger. A new lab is being constituted under Hyperledger banner, to be live by June 2021.

Speakers
avatar for Kirthi K

Kirthi K

Block Chain Solutions Architect, Civitas Fintech
I specialise in systematic problem solving using Operational Research methodologies. I am comfortable working in Capital Markets, (Re)Insurance and Energy Sector. I assess value chains and operating models to derive baseline capability cost and help organisations optimise their expense... Read More →
avatar for Vipin Bharathan

Vipin Bharathan

Technical Strategist, dlt.nyc
Vipin Bharathan has 35 years of experience as a developer, development manager, product owner and project manager in many different domains, including insurance, embedded systems programming, cryptography, payment systems, media, fx trading and most recently in fixed income. Vipin... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:10 - 10:40 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

10:10 CEST

A Tentative Description of Thinking: Internal Audit in Security of a Block Chain in China Banking Infrastructure - Yong Wan, Volunteer of Hyperledger TWG China / Former IBMer
Nowadays more and more Banks and other finance companies adopt the hyperledger fabric as their block chain infrastructure. Meanwhile these block chain infrastructure need to be compliance with the internal audit and government regulations. There is no details which are specific to block chain infrastructure, and we only can find the common rules for all kinds IT system. The same thing happened when the Mobile Devices become the popular device in China Banking Industry. The proposal is suppose to discus the Container Security with the hyperledger fabric specific things and what we can do better when the additional rules come into audit regulations.

Speakers
avatar for Yong Wan

Yong Wan

Freelancer, Volunteer of Hyperledger TWG China / Former IBMer
I jumped into the hyperledger fabric 2 or 3 years ago and worked as the internal trainer in China Innovation Center of the GBS department of IBM China. I worked as the mentor in "2017 Student Innovation Lab - IBM China University Partnership" program. I was a technical speaker inside... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:10 - 10:40 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

10:10 CEST

Does Industrial Asset Management Provide Good Use Cases for Verifiable Credentials and Distributed Ledgers? - Oliver Pfaff & Andreas Kind, Siemens AG
This presentation investigates how decentralized trust technologies can help to automate the asset management in industrial automation. Industrial automation is concerned with the automation of production processes in manufacturing, utilities, and supply/service processes. Asset management is important: actors need to understand which equipment is used, where it is deployed, in which setup it is operated. This demands automation to improve asset information availability and quality. Ironically, automation for the asset management of industrial automation equipment is not yet championed by the industrial automation industry. Current practices use manual steps, media breaks, shortcuts. Improving the asset management for industrial automation requires advanced means to assign information to industrial automation equipment, to exchange and to process this information in a secure way.

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Kind

Andreas Kind

Head of Cybersecurity Technology, Siemens
Dr. Andreas Kind is Head of Cybersecurity Technology at Siemens. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Bath, UK and worked in various positions for IBM Research from 2000 until 2019. Andreas holds over 20 patents and authored and co-authored over... Read More →
avatar for Oliver Pfaff

Oliver Pfaff

Principal Key Expert, Siemens AG
Oliver Pfaff is a Principal Key Expert at Siemens. His current projects concern research and development in cybersecurity - they focus on bringing cryptographic security to industrial automation systems. Oliver represents Siemens in corresponding initiatives in industry consortia... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:10 - 10:40 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

10:25 CEST

Project Demo: Fabric - David Enyeart & Arnaud Le Hors, IBM
Speakers
avatar for Arnaud Le Hors

Arnaud Le Hors

Senior Technical Staff Member, Blockchain & Web Open Technologies, IBM



Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:25 - 10:40 CEST
Virtual 5

10:40 CEST

Break
Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:40 - 10:50 CEST
Virtual 1

10:40 CEST

Sponsor Booth Hours
Stop by the Expo Hall and visit the Hyperledger Global Forum sponsor booths!

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:40 - 10:50 CEST

10:50 CEST

Project Demo: Avalon - Karthika Murthy & Manjunath AC, Intel
Speakers
avatar for Manjunath AC,

Manjunath AC,

Software Development Engineer, Intel
Manjunath is a Software Developer Engineer at Intel. He has over 5 years of industry experience working on multiple security products. He is active contributor and maintainer of Hyperledger Avalon. His research interests are to work on privacy and off-chain smart contract compute... Read More →
avatar for Karthika Murthy

Karthika Murthy

Software Engineer, Intel
Karthika is working with Intel Technology for past 9years. She is experienced in designing and development of applications. She has been contributing to open source project under Hyperledger Avalon from past 3 years. She is passionate about design of solutions to enhance privacy... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:50 - 11:05 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 
  • Slides Included Yes

10:50 CEST

Build CBDC Platform on Hyperledger Besu - Dive in Retail CBDC's Architecture - Charles d'Haussy, ConsenSys
Build CBDC platform on Hyperledger Besu - Zoom in the CBDC Sandbox ConsenSys APAC team will present an overview of the architecture of the CBDCs platform powered by Hyperledger Besu. The team will also showcase a demo of the CBDC sandbox. Join us for an overview of our testing platform that will allow central banks and developers to assess and explore central bank digital currencies architecture in a simulated digital ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Charles d'Haussy

Charles d'Haussy

APAC Managing Director, ConsenSys
Charles d'Haussy (夏多希), APAC Managing Director - ConsenSys-----------------------Charles d’Haussy is Asia Managing Director at ConsenSys, a leading blockchain engineering company. Among his responsibilities, he leads ConsenSys’ projects on central-bank digital currencies... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:50 - 11:20 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

10:50 CEST

IDunion: A Public Utility for Verification of Identity Data in Finance, Manufacturing, Commerce, Public Sector and Healthcare - Andreas Kind & Marquart Franz, Siemens
IDunion is a cross-sector association of 27 partners that is building a production-level infrastructure for verification of identity data in finance, manufacturing, public sector and healthcare. The association addresses demand for migrating centralized identity systems towards decentralized self-sovereign management of digital identities for people, organizations and machines. IDunion has (i) launched an Hyperledger Indy test network, (ii) built components for allocation, verification and management of digital identities and (iii) researched aspects of governance, regulation (eIDAS, GDPR), cybersecurity, interoperability, business models and usability. This presentation will share the outcome, experience and challenges of the IDunion initiative, which might be valuable to guide developers of self-sovereign identity networks and give feedback on Hyperledger Indy/Aries.

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Kind

Andreas Kind

Head of Cybersecurity Technology, Siemens
Dr. Andreas Kind is Head of Cybersecurity Technology at Siemens. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Bath, UK and worked in various positions for IBM Research from 2000 until 2019. Andreas holds over 20 patents and authored and co-authored over... Read More →
avatar for Marquart Franz

Marquart Franz

Senior software expert, Siemens
Marquart Franz is senior software expert at Siemens Technology. He is active in digitalization, IoT, blockchain, embedded systems and software architecture and has a long history as primary representative, officer and member in industry consortia and collaborations.



Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:50 - 11:20 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business

10:50 CEST

Using Blockchain to Reduce Electronic Waste and Make Recycling Commercial Viable - Nina Schmulius, 7479c
According to the UN report, we produced 53.6 million tons of e-waste in 2019. Less than 20 percent of it was collected and professionally recycled. What happened to the rest is uncertain. But it is assumed, that a lot of electronics ends up in garages or basements and never reaches recycling yards. We know also, that companies resell e-waste on a grand scale from countries like US, Germany or UK to nations like Ghana, India or Brazil. There the e-waste ends up in landfills, handled unprofessionally, poisoning humans and environment. Yet old devices are real gold mines: smartphones, laptops, refrigerators contain valuable metals and rare earths, their recycling is economically and ecologically worthwhile. So it is time to develop new solutions for how we deal with e-waste – one includes blockchain, that allows us to make the recycling process traceable for consumers.

Speakers
avatar for Nina Schmulius

Nina Schmulius

Founder, 7479c
My name is Nina Schmulius. I am a writer, lecturer and founder of 7479c. I started my research about electronic waste and its impact a year ago and I am now on my way to shape a business model involving distributed ledger technology to empower people to think about waste and start... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:50 - 11:20 CEST
Virtual 6
  Business

10:50 CEST

Cooperating and Contributing to Hyperledger - Peng Du, New H3C
New H3C has been a traditional company of providing network devices and solutions, but in recent years it started many new businesses, such as cloud computing, big data, blockchain, IoT, AI etc. New H3C has been a member of Hyperledger since 2017 and focused on Fabric and Cello. H3C Gaea blockchain platform, which was mainly based on Cello v0.9 and Fabric v1.4, was released in 2020, in both independently and as a service in H3C CloudOS. It has also been deployed as a service in UniCloud, a public cloud in China, and provided service for business partners. As the leader of H3C blockchain R&D team Peng DU encourages all the members to join Hyperledger community activities and contribute to Hyperledger open source projects. Qiang XU has been appointed as a maintainer of Cello.

Speakers
avatar for Peng Du

Peng Du

Blockchain Chief Achitect, H3C
I'm in charge of the development of Gaea Blockchain Platform, the BaaS of H3C.



Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:50 - 11:20 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical
  • Audience Experience Level Any
  • Language Chinese
  • Slides Included Yes

10:50 CEST

Universal Rendering of SSI Credentials - Horacio Nunez, Kiva
One of the keys for the successful adoption of self-sovereign technologies is the degree of visual relativity with its analog counterparts. In this presentation Horacio Nunez will discuss the current methods of visualizing SSI credentials and present a new open source approach towards a universal rendering built on top of Hyperledger Aries protocol. As part of our demonstration we will share how the application of this approach can improve the final UX of initiatives based on Kiva Protocol that actively aim to maximize financial inclusion in the development world.

Speakers
HN

Horacio Nunez

Software Architect, Kiva
Horacio Nunez attended the University of Havana, Cuba for two years with a focus on Mathematics while performing research in programming languages design and functional data structures. He worked as Engineering Manager for Crunchyroll. Where he led the technical roadmap for Living... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:50 - 11:20 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

11:05 CEST

Project Demo: Transact - Arun SM, Walmart Global Tech India
Speakers
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Arun S M

Staff Software Engineer, Walmart
Arun is Staff Software Engineer in the Blockchain Platforms Team at Walmart Global Tech India, a maintainer and an active contributor to the Hyperledger projects. He is a 2020-21 elected Hyperledger TSC member and a co-lead of the Hyperledger India Chapter. He previously has spoken... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:05 - 11:20 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 
  • Slides Included Yes

11:20 CEST

Project Demo: Indy - Renata Toktar, Evernym
Speakers
avatar for Renata Toktar

Renata Toktar

Senior Blockchain Engineer, Evernym
For the last few years I have been an active maintainer of the Hyperleger Indy. I find studying and discussing consensus protocols a very exciting topic.


Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:20 - 11:35 CEST
Virtual 5

11:20 CEST

Business Innovation with Hyperledger for Enterprisal Digital Transformation - Michael Dong, China Mobile
For recent 10 years, many of companies have been seeking for new technologies to help their digital transformation completed. Blockchain is one of the expected tech and enterprises try to import it to business innovation lately. Compared with mature IT, people also doubt the value of Blockchain in the industry. From 2016, the speaker has been working on enterprisal application with Hyperledger in the different fields, and will present the methodology of Hyperledger applications and real use cases in some industries, so that helps more companies to bring the value into digital transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Dong

Michael Dong

The executive of China Mobile Research Institute, Blockchain Center, China Mobile


Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:20 - 11:50 CEST
Virtual 4
  Business

11:20 CEST

How Blockchain will Reengineer the Media Value Chain in the Covid and Post-Covid World? - Rajesh Dhuddu, Tech Mahindra
Since 2018-19, the Media & Entertainment industry has been undergoing a shift with increasing number of viewers migrating from the ‘linear’ broadcast services to Over-The-Top (OTT) services. Further, the demand and consumption of content had been on an exponential rise. Viewers are demanding more content and to address this requirement, the media companies have started producing more titles on a regular basis making them prone to piracy, content infringement, IPR violations and royalty related disputes. The onset of the pandemic in 2020 further accentuated the trend towards OTT platforms as there was a global lockdown on theatrical distribution. In his talk, Rajesh will delve on the prevailing challenges in the media and entertainment industry and how blockchain can be the savior by protecting the media companies from reputational and monetary losses in today’s world.

Speakers
avatar for Rajesh Dhuddu

Rajesh Dhuddu

Blockchain & Cybersec Leader, Tech Mahindra
Rajesh Dhuddu is a Blockchain & Cybersecurity Leader for USD 5.2 billion IT giant Tech Mahindra. He was instrumental in establishing Blockchain practice at Tech M that made Blockchain real and valuable for several global customers. Under his leadership, Tech M has been recognized... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:20 - 11:50 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

11:20 CEST

Smart Contracts with Tokenized Fiat Currency on Sberbank's Platform - Oleg Abdrashitov, Sberbank
Oleg will present a platform for issuance of digital assets and smart contracts developed at Sberbank's Blockchain Laboratory. Smart contracts settle in Sber's stablecoin: a tokenized ruble. The platform uses Hyperledger Fabric with improvements: Smart BFT for ordering, and with localized cryptography. Transaction confidentiality is achieved via Confidential Non Fungible Tokens. Sber's platform is scheduled to go live in 2021 for the bank's commercial clients and will be open for developers to deploy their smart contracts and applications.

Speakers
avatar for Oleg Abdrashitov

Oleg Abdrashitov

Blockchain Laboratory Director, Sberbank
Currently heading Blockchain Laboratory at Sberbank -- the largest bank in Eastern Europe. Successful implementation of pilots on Hyperledger Fabric with enterprise clients while at Altoros. Leader of the Requirements Working Group for Hyperledger in 2016-2017. Speaker at blockchain... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:20 - 11:50 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business

11:20 CEST

Using Hyperledger Fabric to Track Embedded Carbon in Industrial Supply Chains - Douglas Johnson-Poensgen, Circulor
Circulor has been working in some of the most carbon intensive industrial supply chains since 2018. Sustainability is now a mainstream business issue and there is wide recognition of the carbon intensity of the supply chain in the manufacture of things like electric vehicles.

This talk will present a case study of the dynamic attribution of the embedded carbon in the electric vehicle battery supply chain. The outcome is to enable procurement professionals to buy more sustainably and so make a direct and significant contribution to the organisation's net zero ambitions.

Speakers

Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:20 - 11:50 CEST
Virtual 6
  Business

11:20 CEST

Next-generation Hyperledger Fabric Managed Services - Eugene Aseev, Chainstack
Building DLT-based multi-party consortia is hard due to multiple organizational, economic and technological challenges. Moreover, Hyperledger Fabric is a sophisticated blockchain framework, and many companies struggle to build and manage their DLT infrastructure. While existing deployment tooling has provided some relief, many of these services are often costly, inflexible, or overly complex. In his talk, Eugene will describe a vision for a managed services platform that makes it easy to create and scale shared value networks, and how Chainstack is bringing it to reality.

Speakers
avatar for Eugene Aseev

Eugene Aseev

CTO, Chainstack
Eugene Aseev is the CTO and co-founder of Chainstack. He has strong roots in engineering, cybersecurity, and research, with more than 10 years of experience in leading top R&D teams on a global scale. Eugene is passionate about driving innovation and building highly sophisticated... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:20 - 11:50 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

11:50 CEST

Meet us in Gather.town
Meet us in Gather.town for the hallway track.

This is a space to get us out of the one-to-many talks and have more 1-1 or small group discussions and connections. It’s an interactive environment where you can walk around and explore as a pleasant virtual escape to the poolside we’re all looking forward to getting to sometime this year. Meet friends and new people alike. As you approach another person or table your videos will connect and you’ll be able to talk just as if you were walking up to one another in a hallway at Global Forum! When you engage with objects or signs look to the prompts that might pop up at the bottom of your screen. We hope you have fun with it and enjoy!

Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:50 - 12:50 CEST
Gather.town bit.ly/hgf21-hallway

16:00 CEST

BoF: Crypto Open Patent Alliance - Max Sills, Crypto Open Patent Alliance; Hilary Richardson & Richard Widmann, Google
In this BoF, we have an open conversation about IP issues arising in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, and the role of defensive patent pools in advancing innovation.

Speakers
HR

Hilary Richardson

Open Source Attorney, Google
Hilary Richardson is an open source attorney at Google. She performs licensing due diligence for acquisitions and divestitures, reviews commercial contracts for licensing issues, and sets open source policy across the company. Hilary co-authored an open source casebook chapter about... Read More →
RW

Richard Widmann

Google, Senior Counsel
Richard Widman is a Product Counsel at Google where he advises the business on launching new and innovative products and technologies.  Recently, Richard's work has focused on how major enterprises can engage in on/off-chain governance and collaboration with decentralized organizations... Read More →
avatar for Max Sills

Max Sills

General Manager of the Crypto Open Patent Alliance, and IP Counsel at Square.


Wednesday June 9, 2021 16:00 - 17:00 CEST
Virtual 1
  BoF

16:45 CEST

Start of Day 2: Americas Region
Wednesday June 9, 2021 16:45 - 17:00 CEST

16:45 CEST

Sponsor Booth Hours
Stop by the Expo Hall and visit the Hyperledger Global Forum sponsor booths!

Wednesday June 9, 2021 16:45 - 17:00 CEST

17:00 CEST

Keynote: Opening Remarks - Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
Speakers
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger


Wednesday June 9, 2021 17:00 - 17:10 CEST
Virtual 1

17:10 CEST

Keynote: Welcome from the Hyperledger Governing Board - Robert Palatnick, Managing Director and Global Head of Technology Research and Innovation, DTCC & Hyperledger Governing Board Chair
Speakers
avatar for Robert Palatnick

Robert Palatnick

Managing Director and Global Head of Technology Research and Innovation, DTCC & Hyperledger Governing Board Chair
Robert Palatnick is a Managing Director and Global Head of Technology Research and Innovation at DTCC, where he has responsibility for driving technology innovation at the firm and leads a number of key technology initiatives, including cloud, automation, machine learning, big data... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 17:10 - 17:20 CEST
Virtual 1

17:25 CEST

Keynote: Expanding the Open Source Engine Powering Enterprise Blockchain Solutions - Kareem Yusuf, IBM General Manager, AI Applications and Blockchain, IBM
Sponsored Keynote

When it comes to scalable blockchain adoption, you need a foundation that's dependable and flexible. Join Dr. Kareem Yusuf as he walks through the steps to strengthen Hyperledger and continue to meet enterprise needs. Additionally, discover how Red Hat is also helping customers bolster the open innovation across multiple organizations and industries. In this keynote session, Dr. Yusuf highlights key use cases driving innovation in supply chains and business collaborations, and shares how IBM's strategy will boost value for our customers. Join to learn more.

Speakers
avatar for Kareem Yusuf

Kareem Yusuf

IBM General Manager, AI Applications and Blockchain, IBM
Kareem Yusuf leads the AI Applications and Blockchain business at IBM, focused on enabling clients to leverage intelligent insights to transform how they operate, particularly in asset intensive industries. Kareem has been with IBM for over 22 years and has held senior leadership... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 17:25 - 17:45 CEST
Virtual 1

17:50 CEST

Keynote: What We’ve Learned So Far About Blockchain for Business - Dr. Mary C. Lacity, Walton Professor and Director of the Blockchain Center of Excellence
The biggest challenge to companies creating blockchain apps isn’t the technology — it’s successfully collaborating with ecosystem partners. Based on case studies of early adopters, Mary will discuss seven insights for executives to consider as they determine where blockchain-based solutions can add value for their own organizations and how to plan for implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Mary C. Lacity

Dr. Mary C. Lacity

Walton Professor and Director of the Blockchain Center of Excellence
Dr. Mary C. Lacity is Walton Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Blockchain Center of Excellence in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at The University of Arkansas. She was previously Curators’ Distinguished Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 17:50 - 18:25 CEST
Virtual 1

18:30 CEST

Break
Wednesday June 9, 2021 18:30 - 18:40 CEST
Virtual 1

18:30 CEST

Sponsor Booth Hours
Stop by the Expo Hall and visit the Hyperledger Global Forum sponsor booths!

Wednesday June 9, 2021 18:30 - 18:40 CEST

18:40 CEST

TrustBloc: Fostering Secure Identity Verification in a Hybrid Solution - Dmitry Barinov, SecureKey Technologies Inc.
Verifiable credentials are an essential part of our digital identities. Driver’s licenses, passports and birth certificates are some of the documents used by companies and governments to verify individual identities prior to conducting transactions. Dmitry will speak to SecureKey’s TrustBloc, which will provide interoperability between decentralized solutions, making it easy for organizations to issue and accept verifiable credentials from users. This open-source initiative allows digital wallets to store and deliver information and authorize credentials like credit scores as part of a hybrid model solution. Dmitry will also touch on the Orbs decentralized identifier method, which enables users or entities to create self-certifying decentralized identifiers that are propagated across a decentralized network without reliance on a common blockchain for coordination.

Speakers
avatar for Dmitry Barinov

Dmitry Barinov

Chief Technology Officer, SecureKey Technologies Inc.
Dmitry Barinov, Chief Technology Officer of SecureKey, is a recognized industry leader with 18 years of experience in information technology and security. Prior to joining SecureKey, Dmitry led and delivered numerous technology, security, identity and risk management projects including... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 18:40 - 18:55 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 

18:40 CEST

Blockchain in COVID-19 Fight – US HHS Testing Results Reporting Using Distributed Ledger - Mark Rakhmilevich & Bala Vellanki, Oracle
Accurate COVID-19 test results are necessary for pandemic surveillance and response – directing testing resources, targeting therapeutics and vaccines, focusing pandemic control measures. Traditional reporting by the labs and testing vendors raises concerns of human & network errors and risks of tampering. As testing moves outside the labs to nursing homes, work sites, airports, etc. concerns about fraud, tampering, and improper PHt handling are even greater. HHS/CDC WATERS – an Oracle COVID-19 Test Results solution based on Oracle Blockchain Platform helps HHS and NIH RADx participants creating rapid testing devices to address challenges of At-Anywhere diagnostics. Live since January, this solution won 1st prize in HHS design-a-thon. It ingests results from labs & many FDA-approved at-home and point-of-care testing devices and providers, including Abbott’s BinaxNOW™, Ellume, and Cue™.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Rakhmilevich

Mark Rakhmilevich

Senior Director, Blockchain Product Management, Oracle
Mark Rakhmilevich is Senior Director of Blockchain Product Management at Oracle and is responsible for Blockchain Technologies strategy and products. As part of Oracle Product Development he focuses on the strategic evolution of Oracle Blockchain Platform and Oracle Database Blockchain... Read More →
avatar for Bala Vellanki

Bala Vellanki

Director, Blockchain Product Management, Oracle
Bala Vellanki is Director of Product Management at Oracle. Mr. Vellanki is responsible for Blockchain Platform Product Management and providing Architectural Strategic direction for Fortune 500 companies leveraging Oracle blockchain technologies. Mr. Vellanki has a proven track record... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 18:40 - 19:10 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

18:40 CEST

Panel: Consortium Building Through Business Value - Gary Storr, Trust Your Supplier; Pia Gaviria-Desvernay, British Telecom; Eric Evans, Rapid Ratings; Manikandan PY, Schneider Electric; Nuno Pedro, Nokia
This panel session will include different members from the Trust Your Supplier global consortium (Network Operator, Buyer, Supplier and Third Party Verifier). The session will start with a brief set up of the network, introduction of the panelist and main theme of the session which is building a successful consortium through business value. The key elements of the discussion will be: • The digital transformation journey and associated benefits • How this network addresses challenges within existing processes • How the solution integrates with and compliments existing systems • Long term benefits of being part of the consortium/network

Moderators
avatar for Gary Storr

Gary Storr

General Manager, Commercial Solutions, Chainyard

Speakers
avatar for Manikandan PY

Manikandan PY

Global Procurement Director, Schneider Electric
Business Leader with rich experience in Procurement and Supply Chain Management driving Digital Transformation Programs. He has 17+ years of progressive experience in the field of Supply Chain, Strategy, Operations, Procurement & Product development in Automotive and Electronics... Read More →
avatar for Nuno Pedro

Nuno Pedro

Procurement Relationship Manager, Nokia
More than 12 years experience in the Telecom industry, with various roles in managed services, resource management, project management and procurement.Currently responsible for leading, developing and managing cross functional Supplier Relationship Management strategy and execution... Read More →
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Eric Evans

Managing Director, Rapid Ratings
Eric manages strategic partnerships/alliances at RapidRatings including leading partner technical integrations into procurement, supplier risk and governance risk & compliance platforms. Eric has over 20 years work experience from various companies including: Aetna, EDGAR Online... Read More →
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Pia Gaviria-Desvernay

Digital Transformation Manager Procurement & Supply Chain, BT Group
Experienced transformation leader with a background in Procurement and Supply Chain operations. Currently leading cross functional teams at BT Group through the journey of digital transformation.



Wednesday June 9, 2021 18:40 - 19:10 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business

18:40 CEST

Panel: Hyperledger Contributions from IBM - Kelly Ryan, Rakesh Mohan, Chris Ferris, Arnaud Le Hors & Elli Androulaki, IBM (Sponsored by IBM)
Come hear from IBM Research and Dev experts about our new Blockchain offering, and several contributions in the areas of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC's), Tokens, DLT Interoperability, Identity, MirBFT, and Governance. 

Moderators
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Kelly Ryan

IBM VP Development, AI Apps and Blockchain, IBM

Speakers
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Arnaud Le Hors

Senior Technical Staff Member, Blockchain & Web Open Technologies, IBM
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Rakesh Mohan

Hyperledger Governing Board Member, Director IBM Blockchain Development, IBM
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Chris Ferris

IBM Fellow, CTO IBM Open Technology (Former Hyperledger Governing board member), IBM
An IBM Fellow and CTO Open Technology for IBM, Christopher has been involved in the architecture, design, and engineering of distributed systems for most of his 40+ year career in IT. He has been actively engaged in open standards and open source development since 1999. He has overall... Read More →
avatar for Elli Androulaki

Elli Androulaki

Distinguished Research Staff Member IBM Zurich, IBM


Wednesday June 9, 2021 18:40 - 19:10 CEST
Virtual 6

18:40 CEST

Issuing Verifiable Credentials Signed by X.509 Certificates - Fernando Marino, CPQD
Self-Sovereign Identity applications have made significant advances leveraging blockchain technology and standards developed at Hyperledger. Nevertheless, the interoperability of those applications with legacy systems, and protocols in vogue still necessary towards deploying them in production. Come learn about the integration among DIDComm, Verifiable Credentials and CAdES signature using X.509 certificates are working right now in production to issue a digital prescription in Brazil.

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Marino

Fernando Marino

Blockchain Tech Lead, CPQD
Software Engineer at CPQD since October 2014, acting in several projects of research and development in the area of Computer Science, such as mobility; computer vision; HCI (Human Computer Interaction); accessible systems, and since 2016 on Blockchain projects. Also took part and... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 18:40 - 19:10 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

18:40 CEST

Zero Knowledge Proofs: Getting Practical - Mike Lodder, Independent & Avradip Mandal, Fujitsu Labs of America
Zero knowledge proofs and related cryptographic primitives have been talked about more and more in the blockchain space in recent times. Techniques like NIZKs, SNARKs, STARKS, and other ZK tools have been put in to practice in more and more blockchain applications to help achieve privacy and confidentiality. But it's not always clear when and how it is appropriate to use them. In this talk, Avradip and Mike will explain the basics of zero knowledge proofs--how they work, how to use them, and what problems they can be used to solve--while keeping the underlying mathematical content at a limit that most people with a little background in computer security should be able to understand. They will also explain the concrete performance and impacts on efficiency of ZK tools using examples from Ursa. They aim to help developers know when to use ZK tools and then use them.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Lodder

Mike Lodder

Independent Consultant/Contractor
Mike Lodder is a veteran cryptographic engineer with wide experience implementing cryptographic protocols for a number of different companies. Mike is a founding maintainer of Hyperledger Ursa and Ursa's most prolific contributor. He has contributed to all aspects of Ursa, with an... Read More →
avatar for Avradip Mandal

Avradip Mandal

Research Scientist in Cryptography, Fujitsu Labs of America
Avradip Mandal is a research scientist in cryptograph at Fujitsu Labs of America. He is an accomplished cryptographer and researcher who has numerous publications in many areas of cryptography and theory of computation (https://dblp.org/pid/28/7592.html). Prior to Fujitsu, Avradip... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 18:40 - 19:10 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

18:40 CEST

Panel: Start Simple to Scale Decentralized Identity - Heather Dahl & Kenneth Ebert, Indicio.tech, R. J. Reiser, Liquid Avatar Technologies
When beginning the journey toward decentralized identity deployment, the simpler the system you make, the more likely you are to be successful. In this discussion, Liquid Avatar Technologies and Indicio.tech will share how together they are transitioning the current KABN ID solution to verifiable credentials by building the Liquid Avatar Verifiable Credentials Ecosystem utilizing Hyperledger Aries, Ursa, and Indy. This new system will enable online identity assurance which includes a digital credentials wallet and platform for issuers, verifiers, and individuals. By first focusing a simple deployment of decentralized identity, along with supporting marketing and governance, it allows for an iterative implementation in a controlled credential environment versus the chaos that can ensue when trying to attempt a larger scale roll-out in the early days.

Speakers
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Kenneth Ebert

CTO, Indicio.tech
Prior to serving as CTO of Indicio.tech, Ken was the Sovrin Foundation Software Architect and Open Standards Engineer providing improved functionality and interoperability, such as rich schema support for the Sovrin ecosystem, while also editing community efforts to build and deploy... Read More →
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Heather Dahl

CEO, Indicio.tech
Heather C. Dahl is a widely-respected thought leader in digital identity technology and news media with over 25 years of strategic leadership experience in newsrooms, multinational corporations, and high-tech startups. As the CEO of the technology firm Indicio.tech, Heather brings... Read More →
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RJ Reiser

Chief Business Development Officer, Liquid Avatar Technologies
RJ is the Chief Business Development Officer at Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc.  Liquid Avatar is focused on leveraging Blockchain and Biometrics to protect Digital Identity in support of consumer protection regulations like GDPR, PIPEDA and CCPA.  Mr. Reiser’s career has been... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 18:40 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 7
  Business

18:55 CEST

Curbing Node Size with Bonsai Tries in Hyperledger Besu - Danno Ferrin
The amount of disk storage needed to operate a "full" node in the Ethereum ecosystem has always been a challenge. The needs to balance full current states for new transactions against storage needs for full historical queries is often misunderstood. Measurements of needed disk space vary from 400 GiB to 6TiB or more depending on use cases to run a mainnet node. Bonsai Tries is Hyperledger Besu's next-generation storage layout designed to address some of these concerns. It provides a minimal impact to full sync while allowing full historical transaction execution capabilities with large savings in space. This approach also limits the long term growth of a full node. In this demo the methods used to achieve this savings will be shown as well as live demos of some of the key features.

Speakers
avatar for Danno Ferrin

Danno Ferrin

Danno Ferrin is an original maintainer of Hyperledger Besu since its initial submission. He has worked in many parts of software technology from web applications, desktop applications, backend, developer tools, and most recently blockchain technology. He is presenting in a personal... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 18:55 - 19:10 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 

19:10 CEST

Project Demo: Iroha - Kamil Salakhiev, Soramitsu
Speakers
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Kamil Salakhiev

CEO, Blockchain engineer, Soramitsu Labs
Kamil is the CEO at Soramitsu Labs, and a project lead for both Iroha, and Kagome ( C++ implementation of Polkadot Host). Kamil was one of the original developers of Hyperledger Iroha – private ledger platform with orientation on mobile devices and web applications. He holds technical... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 19:10 - 19:25 CEST
Virtual 5

19:10 CEST

Hyperledger Besu Use Cases - Grace Hartley, ConsenSys; Adam Clarke, Fnality International
Hyperledger Besu, is an Ethereum client originally designed by ConsenSys to connect to other nodes.Hyperledger Besu runs on the Ethereum public network (Mainnet), private networks, and test networks. Similar to Hyperledger Fabric where you can create a permissioned blockchain network, Hyperledger Besu can also be used to to develop enterprise applications requiring secure, high-performance transaction processing in a private network. This session will explore how enterprises and developers are using Hyperledger Besu. With Hyperledger Besu, users can run their network as tight and locked down or as free and open as they need to.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke

CTO, Fnality International
CTO at Fnality International, a big user of Hyperledger Besu. 20 years of experience in tech with an emphasis on highly reliable and decentralised software. A real interest in advancing the financial services world with innovative tech.
avatar for Grace Hartley

Grace Hartley

Senior Manager at ConsenSys, ConsenSys
Grace is a Senior Business Manager in the protocol engineering group at ConsenSys working on ConsenSys Quorum. Grace's team are the original developers of the Hyperledger Besu project. Prior to joining ConsenSys, Grace was a management consultant at KPMG in the Financial Services... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 19:10 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

19:10 CEST

Panel: Lessons Learned from RiskStream Insurance Blockchain Consortia Over Four Years of Property and Casualty and Life and Annuity Projects - Sophia Lopez & Steve Cerveny, Kaleido; Pat Schmid, Riskstream Collaborative
Research studied the effects of instituting two personal lines auto insurance distributed ledger applications within the U.S. market and found blockchain-based collaboration targeted to save $19 million and $68 million in year one, between $60 million and $190 million in year two, and between $99 million and $277 million in year three. This session will share industry best practices and lessons learned over the last four years across consortium building and governance, reference architectures, usability, and management and operation of blockchain networks.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Cerveny

Steve Cerveny

CEO, Kaleido
Steve Cerveny is a founder of Kaleido. Steve has over fifteen years of experience in emerging technologies building, launching and growing enterprise products in a variety of business and technical roles. Prior to Kaleido, he led product teams at IBM, spearheading the creation of... Read More →
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Pat Schmid

Vice President, Riskstream Collaborative
Experienced leader, corporate officer and head of insurance with a demonstrated history of working in the risk management and education industry. Strong entrepreneurial background, offering founding concepts, thought leadership and implementation efforts that led to and propelled... Read More →
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Sophia Lopez

COO, Kaleido
Sophia Lopez is a Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Kaleido, an award-winning digital transformation platform with clients that include the top third of the world’s largest 20 banks and 80% of the world’s supply chain leaders, with 1000s of enterprise blockchain networks... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 19:10 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business

19:10 CEST

Enhanced-privacy DID and Efficient Zero-knowledge Proof Comparison and Implementation in Hyperledger (CL-Signature and ZK-SNARKs) - Gyeongjin Ra, & Taehoon Kim, Soonchunhyang University
The capacity for users to monitor the custody of their own identifiers and credentials and novel data ownership and governance identity management(IDM) models with built-in control and consent mechanisms can be supported by blockchain technology. In particular, proof of zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) allows for efficient data verification and selective disclosure without exposing it. ZK SNAKRs was applied to cryptocurrency Z-Cash, CL-Signature has been applied to the Hyperledger Fabric INDY project and various DIDs. Our contribution is we modify and implement the ZK-SNAKRs scheme used in Z-Cash for the Hypberledger Fabric. Then, We design and develop the Enhanced-Privacy IDM Framework using the pre-mentioned ZKP. We have implemented and validated ZK-SNAKRs being more efficient in proof verification than CL-Signature in the same environment called Hyperledger.

Speakers
avatar for Gyeongjin Ra

Gyeongjin Ra

Ph.D Student, Soonchunhyang University
Gyeongjin Ra was born in the Seoul Republic of Korea in 1990. She received the B.S. degree from the University of Soonchunhyang, Asan, in 2016 and the M.S. degree from the University of Soonchunhyang, Asan, in 2018. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. student with the Department of... Read More →
avatar for Taehoon Kim

Taehoon Kim

Master Course, Soonchunhyang University
Taehoon Kim was born in the Seoul Republic of Korea, in 1995. He received the B.S. degree from the University of Soonchunhyang, Asan, in 2018. He is currently pursuing the M.S. degree with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. His research interests information security... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 19:10 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

19:10 CEST

The Right to be Forgotten Meets Blockchain: Native GDPR Compliance for Hyperledger Fabric - Yacov Manevich, IBM
Append-only structures such as blockchain, never forget their past. Once user data gets into a block, it stays there forever. The right to be forgotten seems to be in conflict with this nature, and at first glance, erasure of user data and blockchains, cannot coexist. We present how GDPR compliance can be easily and simply incorporated into Hyperledger Fabric in a native manner, which grants users with the right to be forgotten. Our design draws from Hyperledger Fabric's unique architecture, and modifies the block structure in a backward compatible manner, eliminating user data from the blockchain without sacrificing correctness or consistency . We evaluated our solution and found that it provides GDPR compliance with only a minimal performance overhead, making it a viable solution for Hyperledger Fabric or any other execute-order-validate type blockchain.

Speakers
avatar for Yacov Manevich

Yacov Manevich

Research Staff Member, IBM
I started working at IBM Research as an intern in parallel to my studies towards a BSc in computer science in the Technion (Technion - Israel institute of technology) and transitioned into a full time position after completing my BSc in 2016. Since early 2017, I became deeply involved... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 19:10 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 6
  Technical

19:10 CEST

Transforming Multi-party Processes with Amazon Managed Blockchain and Alpha Ledger - Forrest Colyer, AWS & Manish Dutta, Alpha Ledger
In this session, learn how Amazon Web Services' customers are leveraging the Hyperledger Fabric framework through Amazon Managed Blockchain from Forrest Colyer, Blockchain Specialist Solutions Architect for Amazon Managed Blockchain. Then, Manish Dutta, Co-Founder and CEO of Alpha Ledger, will share how Alpha Ledger is using Amazon Managed Blockchain to transform the debt financing markets.

Speakers
avatar for Forrest Colyer

Forrest Colyer

Blockchain Specialist Solutions Architect for Amazon Managed Blockchain, AWS
Forrest is a Blockchain Specialist Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, where he serves as a trusted advisor to customers across industry in their adoption of blockchain technology. Through his experience with private blockchain solutions led by consortia and public blockchain... Read More →
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Manish Dutta

Co-Founder and CEO of Alpha Ledger Technologies, Alpha Ledger
Mr. Dutta has over 22 years of experience across the asset management industry. Co-founding Alpha Ledger in 2019, Mr. Dutta has been instrumental in mapping the firm’s blockchain regulatory path, shaping the overall product design, and defining the full life cycle of T-Now™ tokenized... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 19:10 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

19:25 CEST

Project Demo: Sawtooth - Kevin O'Donnell, Blockchain Technology Partners
Speakers
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Kevin O'Donnell

CTO, Blockchain Technology Partners
BTP Chief Strategy Officer Kevin is co-founder of the devops platform Chill Code. He served as VP Infrastructure & Operations at JP Morgan from September 2012 until July 2016. Prior to this he served as VP Operations, Video Analytics at Nielsen following its acquisition of Glance... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 19:25 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 5

19:40 CEST

Break
Wednesday June 9, 2021 19:40 - 19:50 CEST
Virtual 1

19:40 CEST

Sponsor Booth Hours
Stop by the Expo Hall and visit the Hyperledger Global Forum sponsor booths!

Wednesday June 9, 2021 19:40 - 19:50 CEST

19:50 CEST

Project Demo: Caliper - Attila Klenik, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
Speakers
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Attila Klenik

Research Assistant, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)



Wednesday June 9, 2021 19:50 - 20:05 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 

19:50 CEST

Panel: How Blockchain Can Be Used for Good - Mary Hall, CipherTrace; Johnna Powell, ConsenSys; Viji Krishnamurthy, Oracle; Lucia Latorre, LACChain
It isn’t often we come across a technology that is as far reaching as Blockchain in its ability to improve the lives of world’s underrepresented. In this talk, we will show how Blockchain, with the power of democratization of data and decentralized governance, is helping to solve compelling societal problems. We will discuss use cases and design considerations to innovate with Blockchain. Our world runs on data. Every transaction we make requires verification and is often performed by a centralized body. Such a system results in power imbalance of approvers vs. the approved, thereby limiting participation and collaboration. Blockchain can help level the playing field and inequities via its collaborative nature. With blockchain, processes can be automated with the help of a technology that provides secured democratization of data with programmability of transaction logic.

Speakers
avatar for Lucia Latorre

Lucia Latorre

Engagement & Innovation Lead, LACChain
Engagement & Innovation Lead at LACChain, Lucia Latorre has years of experience within innovation and business transformation projects. With a background of public-private consultancy working with emerging technologies, Lucia is now leading the impact for inclusion use of blockchain... Read More →
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Viji Krishnamurthy

Sr. Director - Data Science, IoT and Blockchain Products, Oracle
Viji has over 16 years of experience as head of data science, analytics product management, product development and operations leader in Enterprise Software, Blockchain,  IoT and Consumer Electronics industries. Viji holds patents on ML/AI implementations in supply chain, industrial... Read More →
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Johnna Powell

Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives, ConsenSys
Johnna has 15+ years of experience in technology, corporate strategy and management consulting. She joined ConsenSys in 2018 as an Advisory practice lead for ConsenSys US, where she has served multiple Fortune 500 clients from ideation through production build. Prior to ConsenSys... Read More →
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Mary Hall

Senior Director of Product Marketing, CipherTrace
Mary Hall is Sr. Director of Product Marketing at CipherTrace. In this role, Mary works to develop sales tools, marketing materials, case studies, web pages, videos, sales enablement training, events, blogs, social media, infographics and other marketing essentials. Prior to joining... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 19:50 - 20:20 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

19:50 CEST

Verifiable Credentials and KYC - Returning Control Back to the Customer, a Loyalty Case Study - Mahesh Balan, Pravici LLC
In this presentation, Mahesh Balan, CEO of Pravici will present a unique approach to handling customer data in the context of a Loyalty program. Traditional loyalty applications and CRM systems store detailed PII data. What if we changed that paradigm and instead returned the full control of PII data to the member of the loyalty program ?. A member can then have full control of their PII data, in the form of a verifiable credential stored in an Identity Wallet in their loyalty app. At Pravici, we have built a loyalty application for consortiums based on Hyperledger Fabric which allows a set of companies to cooperate and run a common loyalty application. Inspired by Hyperledger Indy and Aries projects, we now have a novel approach to storing and using member PII data, minimizing risk for both the member and the loyalty consortium.

Speakers
avatar for Mahesh Balan

Mahesh Balan

CEO, Pravici LLC
Mahesh Balan Profile Co-founder of Pravici LLC, a company focused on CRM, Loyalty, Verifiable Credentials and Blockchain solutions. Pravici's award winning (check out https://dlt.mobi/mgc ) Tokenized Loyalty Points™ is a patent pending software product that democratizes the sale... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 19:50 - 20:20 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business

19:50 CEST

Ask the Expert: Technologies for Meeting Privacy Requirements in Enterprise Blockchain Networks - Peter Broadhurst & Jim Zhang, Kaleido
Privacy is among the top priorities of an enterprise blockchain network. Yet blockchain as a technology built on a shared ledger as its corner store, does not naturally offer privacy. Join this session to learn about the five technologies/techniques to build a blockchain based solution supporting various types of privacy requirements. They are: data isolation (channels), private transactions, and approaches involving off-chain compute technologies including zero knowledge proofs (ZKP), trusted execution environments (TEE) and secure multi-party computes (MPC). The session will cover how each of them works, how they are utilized in a blockchain based solution and what use cases they are best suited for.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Zhang

Jim Zhang

Co-Founder, Head of Protocol Engineering, Kaleido
Jim Zhang is a co-founder of Kaleido, an active contributor to the Hyperledger Avalon project, an active member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Technical Specification Workgroup and has contributed to the Quorum, Hyperledger Besu and Hyperledger Fabric open source project code... Read More →
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Peter Broadhurst

Co-Founder, Head of Engineering, Kaleido
Peter Broadhurst is Kaleido’s engineering lead, with 15 years experience at the intersection of Enterprise middleware, cutting-edge Cloud architecture and mission-critical customer engagements. Uniquely qualified for as-a-service Enterprise Cloud delivery, he has been the technical... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 19:50 - 20:20 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

19:50 CEST

Hyperledger Indy & Aries and the Spatial Web for Nesting Carbon Accounting - Martin Enrique Wainstein, Yale Open Innovation Lab & David Thomson, Verses
The Yale Openlab, the Open Earth Foundation and the Verses teams will provide a demonstration of the Open Climate platform efforts, showcasing how distributed ledger technologies (DLT) frameworks, like Hyperledger Indy and Aries, alongside next-gen spatial web protocols can be leveraged to establish nested jurisdictional accounting of climate actions via digital assets. This presentation will continue into a panel discussion around the relevance and application of Hyperledger frameworks in the climate context, including opportunities identified from the Climate Action and Accounting SIG. With verifiable, trusted and context-aware carbon data assets as a core element, the demo will propose and discuss how to achieve interoperability of climate markets and allow cross-jurisdictional trading whilst avoiding double counting.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Martin Wainstein

Dr. Martin Wainstein

Founder and Director, Yale Open Innovation Lab
Martin Wainstein is a resident fellow at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, where he leads the research efforts behind the Yale Open Innovation Lab. Martin held appointments at the Yale Department of Electrical Engineering, the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at... Read More →
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David Thomson

Director of Integration, Verses
David is director of integration at Verses, who develops and maintains the Hyperspace Transaction Protocol (HSTP) computer networking standard that enables a multi-dimensional "Spatial Web" designed around principles of Trust, Interoperability, Privacy, and Security. He leads integrations... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 19:50 - 20:20 CEST
Virtual 6
  Technical

19:50 CEST

Fireside Chat on Central Bank Digital Currencies - Dave Treat & John Velissarios, Accenture; Jennifer Peve, DTCC
Central bank digital currency (CBDC) is fast approaching and here to stay. Join Dave Treat, Accenture, and Jennifer Peve, DTCC, for a fireside chat on the benefits and different approaches to developing a third form of central bank money for our digital world, followed by insights from John Velissarios, Accenture, into the current landscape of CBDC research and experimentation across the globe.

Speakers
avatar for David Treat

David Treat

Senior Managing Director, Global Blockchain Lead, Accenture
Dave Treat is a senior managing director, co-lead of Accenture’s Blockchain Business and Accenture’s Lead of the New York Fintech Innovation Lab.He has over 20 years of experience in Financial Services split between consulting and industry roles spanning Capital Markets, Retail... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Peve

Jennifer Peve

Managing Director, Business Innovation, DTCC
Jennifer Peve is Managing Director, Business Innovation at DTCC. Within this role, she oversees business development activities across the DTCC Solutions portfolio, working across the business, and with clients and third-party providers to identify opportunities for new product development... Read More →
avatar for John Velissarios

John Velissarios

Global Managing Director, Blockchain Technology Lead, Accenture
John Velissarios is the Global Managing Director, Blockchain Technology Lead at Accenture, based in London. He is part of Accenture’s specialist security capability with nearly 20 years of consulting experience across multiple business and industry sectors. John has worked in many... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 19:50 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 3

19:50 CEST

Hosted Discussion: The Future of Blockchain Interoperability - Hart Montgomery, Fujitsu Laboratories of America; Tracy Kuhrt, Accenture, Susumu Toriumi, Datachain, Inc; Venkatraman Ramakrishna, IBM
We live in a world with many interconnected networks. As we replace the networks that require distributed trust with blockchains, we will need more and more communication between these interconnected networks that have become blockchains. Moreover, we expect that there will be no "one size fits all" blockchain--we will need information, tokens, and transactions to flow between many different kinds of blockchains. In this discussion, our panelists will share their visions for this future. One panelist will give a brief introduction on the current status of blockchain interoperability and integration and the growth that this field is seeing. We will then open the floor to discussion on what the future of blockchain interoperability will be and what we need to do as a community to get there.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Kuhrt

Tracy Kuhrt

Associate Director, Blockchain and Multiparty Systems Architecture, Accenture
Tracy Kuhrt is a Senior Technology Architect within Accenture’s Blockchain and Multiparty Systems group with 20+ years of experience covering the entire software development lifecycle. Tracy has been involved in the blockchain space since 2015, with a focus on Hyperledger. At Accenture... Read More →
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Susumu Toriumi

Datachain, Inc
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Venkatraman Ramakrishna

Senior Researcher, IBM
Interoperability, Decentralized Identity, Performance, Privacy
avatar for Hart Montgomery

Hart Montgomery

Research Scientist in Cryptography, Fujitsu Laboratories of America
Hart is a research scientist in cryptography at Fujitsu Labs. He works on a number of different aspects of cryptography (and applications of crypto) including blockchain, crypto for the blockchain, post-quantum cryptography, and cryptographic complexity and has numerous academic publications... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 19:50 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 7
  Technical

20:05 CEST

20:20 CEST

20:20 CEST

Digital ID: Understanding Perceptions and Expectations - Alissa Worley & Christine Leong, Accenture
”Identity” is part of our everyday lives—in banking, paying bills, on social media, or boarding a plane. At its core, identity in a digital world is about trust – trust that each party in an interaction is who they say they are. Accenture is currently conducting research that explores impressions of, attitudes around and behaviors influencing, identity, privacy, data sharing mindsets—the transactional element of our personal data. What will it take to drive not only acceptance but demand for digital identity capabilities in how we engage with businesses and organizations? How do these attitudes differ by jurisdiction and experience? What is the appetite for a new model of digital id that gives us greater control and confidence around who we're interacting with in a digital world? ​ This presentation will showcase these findings with a Q+A discussion to follow about what it means.

Speakers
avatar for Alissa Worley

Alissa Worley

Global Marketing Director - Blockchain | Multiparty Systems, Accenture
avatar for Christine Leong

Christine Leong

Managing Director, MPS Digital Identity Lead, Accenture
Christine leads Accenture’s Decentralized Identity & Biometrics group globally and is also part of the global blockchain leadership team. She has over 20 years of experience in technology focused on security. Prior to her experience in IT, Christine worked for 9+ years in financial... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 20:20 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business

20:20 CEST

Supply Chain Security – Tackling Compliance, Fraud and Counterfeiting - Mohan Venkatamaran & Isaac Kunkel, Chainyard
Supply Chain Security is front and center in today’s world. Companies are concerned about theft of intellectual property, continuity of supply chains and ensuring that the reputation and quality of their products is not compromised. Consumers on the other hand want assurance that the products they purchase are genuine, meet quality standards and are ethically manufactured. Specific work in area of supply chain security will be discussed as follows: • “Trust Your Supplier” that introduces decentralization, trust and transparency in the supplier qualification process • Asset Track and Trace initiative for manufactured assets for a major company • Secure sharing framework for sensitive documents between business partners • Use of smart tags, IoT and digital identity for securing the shipments of high value products • “Proof of Authenticity” technology for retail products

Speakers
avatar for Mohan Venkatamaran

Mohan Venkatamaran

CTO, Chainyard
Mohan Venkataraman is CTO and Principle Consultant at Chainyard. Mohan has more than 25 years of IT experience, 10 focused on technology consulting. He has held previous consulting, engineering, or senior management roles with companies including Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group... Read More →
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Isaac Kunkel

SVP, Consulting Services, IT People Corporation dba Chainyard
Isaac Kunkel is SVP, Consulting Services at Chainyard. Isaac has a rich leadership background in Software Engineering. He most recently served at TiVo as Senior Director of Engineering Operations and Services working in the Advanced Search & Recommendations Business Unit. Isaac came... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 20:20 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

20:20 CEST

Blockchain Hyperledger All-in-one: Fabric CA, Fabric, Explorer, Raft, Chaincode and Monitoring - Magno Alves Cavalcante, PETROBRAS
Establishing a corporate blockchain network in a productive environment has some challenges that must be solved by blockchain solution architects. This presentation was organized from our experience in creating blockchain environments, quality and productive, for a software system that uses blockchain as a data storage solution in its backend to execute a decentralized and distributed multi-organization business process. The presentation will focus on how the blockchain architect may configure the Hyperledger frameworks together, Fabric CA + Fabric + Explorer, on a network with multiple Raft orderers, and how to guide the development team to establish resources that can provide the monitoring over the blockchain components of organization, as well as the verification of each chaincode that is published in the system.

Speakers
avatar for Magno Alves Cavalcante

Magno Alves Cavalcante

Software Engineer, PETROBRAS
Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in Computer Systems from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Post graduated with MBA specialization, emphasis in Project Management from the University Gama Filho. Master of Science degree submitted and defended... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 20:20 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

20:20 CEST

Building the Next Generation of Aries Agents - Andrew Whitehead, Representing Govt of British Colombia
For the past year, the team at BC Gov and contributors to the Aries CloudAgent Python project have been working to extend the capabilities of the agent software while maintaining flexibility in the face of evolving standards and use cases. Historically, the project has depended heavily on the Hyperledger Indy SDK, but moving forward this dependency is shifting onto a trio of new Hyperledger projects. Indy-VDR (ledger transactions), Indy-Credx (Indy verifiable credentials), and Aries-Askar (secure storage) have all been contributed in the past year and will continue to evolve independently. Supporting multiple backends as well as a family of Aries communication protocols raises interesting design questions for ACA-Py. Andrew will provide a guided tour of its architecture as well as the possibilities made available by this new model.

Speakers
AW

Andrew Whitehead

Developer, Representing Govt of British Colombia
Andrew Whitehead is an experienced developer and software architect working with the Digital Trust Service at the Government of British Columbia, Canada. He has been heavily involved with Hyperledger Aries and Indy for the past few years, helping to push the standards and technologies... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 20:20 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 6
  Technical

20:35 CEST

Project Demo: Fabric - David Enyeart & Arnaud Le Hors, IBM
Speakers
avatar for Arnaud Le Hors

Arnaud Le Hors

Senior Technical Staff Member, Blockchain & Web Open Technologies, IBM


Wednesday June 9, 2021 20:35 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 5

20:50 CEST

Meet us in Gather.town
Meet us in Gather.town for the hallway track.

This is a space to get us out of the one-to-many talks and have more 1-1 or small group discussions and connections. It’s an interactive environment where you can walk around and explore as a pleasant virtual escape to the poolside we’re all looking forward to getting to sometime this year. Meet friends and new people alike. As you approach another person or table your videos will connect and you’ll be able to talk just as if you were walking up to one another in a hallway at Global Forum! When you engage with objects or signs look to the prompts that might pop up at the bottom of your screen. We hope you have fun with it and enjoy!

Wednesday June 9, 2021 20:50 - 21:50 CEST
Gather.town bit.ly/hgf21-hallway
 
Thursday, June 10
 

07:45 CEST

Start of Day 3: Europe & APAC Region
Thursday June 10, 2021 07:45 - 08:00 CEST

07:45 CEST

Sponsor Booth Hours
Stop by the Expo Hall and visit the Hyperledger Global Forum sponsor booths!

Thursday June 10, 2021 07:45 - 08:00 CEST

07:45 CEST

Wellness Activity - Posture Break
We could all use a break from our desk! Any time you need a break, visit this UnDesk Me! posture break during Global Forum.

Thursday June 10, 2021 07:45 - 20:50 CEST

08:00 CEST

Keynote: Opening Remarks - Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
Speakers
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger


Thursday June 10, 2021 08:00 - 08:10 CEST
Virtual 1

08:10 CEST

Keynote Panel: Fighting Fraud and Error in Vaccine Supply Chains - Paolo Migliari, Merck Sharp & Dohme; Lidija Pozaic Frketic, Antares Vision Group; Daniel Laverick, Zuellig Pharma; Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger
Moderators
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Laverick

Daniel Laverick

Head of SAP & IT Solutions, Zuellig Pharma
Daniel Laverick is an SAP and IT solutions expert, evangelizing the use of technology to drive digital transformation and innovation. Combining his 20 years’ experience working within the SAP arena for MNCs in Banking, Pharma, Oil & Gas and Telecoms, he strategises and develops... Read More →
avatar for Paolo Migliari

Paolo Migliari

Connected Channel Lead, Merck Sharp & Dohme
avatar for Lidija Pozaic Frketic

Lidija Pozaic Frketic

Business Development Manager for Pharma; Smart Digital Innovation; Antares Vision Group Managing Director, Tradeticity; Member of Antares Vision Group
Chem Tech Eng, MrSc, MBA; have been working in pharmaceutical companies in various positions from R&D to PM and QC Management positions.Leaving direct work for pharma companies I am joining top management becoming CEO of Instrumentalia (Lab equipment, Waters representative for Croatia)In... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 08:10 - 08:40 CEST
Virtual 1

08:45 CEST

Keynote Panel: The Global Reach of the Forbes Blockchain 50: Updates from China Construction Bank, Telefónica and Tech Mahindra - Michael del Castillo, Forbes; Xue Wang, China Construction Bank; José Luis Núñez Díaz, Telefónica; Rajesh Dhuddu, Tech Mahin
Speakers
avatar for José Luis Núñez Díaz

José Luis Núñez Díaz

Global Head for Blockchain Businesses, Telefónica
avatar for Rajesh Dhuddu

Rajesh Dhuddu

Blockchain & Cybersec Leader, Tech Mahindra
Rajesh Dhuddu is a Blockchain & Cybersecurity Leader for USD 5.2 billion IT giant Tech Mahindra. He was instrumental in establishing Blockchain practice at Tech M that made Blockchain real and valuable for several global customers. Under his leadership, Tech M has been recognized... Read More →
avatar for Michael del Castillo

Michael del Castillo

Associate Editor, Forbes
avatar for Xue Wang

Xue Wang

General Manager, FinLab at China Construction Bank Fintech Corp
Ms. Wang is the General Manager of FinLab at CCB Fintech Corp (CCBFT). She is a domain expert with over 10 years of experience in financial technology. Prior to CCBFT, Ms. Wang was the Executive Solution Expert in FSS department at IBM China between 2005 and 2018. She is instrumental... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 08:45 - 09:20 CEST
Virtual 1

09:30 CEST

Break
Thursday June 10, 2021 09:30 - 09:40 CEST
Virtual 1

09:30 CEST

Sponsor Booth Hours
Stop by the Expo Hall and visit the Hyperledger Global Forum sponsor booths!

Thursday June 10, 2021 09:30 - 09:40 CEST

09:40 CEST

Project Demo: Besu - Lucas Saldanha, ConsenSys
Speakers
avatar for Lucas Saldanha

Lucas Saldanha

Protocol Engineer, ConsenSys



Thursday June 10, 2021 09:40 - 09:55 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 
  • Slides Included Yes

09:40 CEST

A Blockchain-enabled Solution to Drive Material Traceability Along the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain in Asia - Daniel Laverick & Zhang Haisheng, Zuellig Pharma
Pharmaceutical supply chains are complex structures spanning across multiple organizations and stakeholders along its handover points. Such system complexities generate a lack of transparency, limited data provenance and the inherent inability to track the healthcare products’ activities. Counterfeit drugs, parallel imports, operational inefficiencies resulting in compromised product integrity and hence product wastage are consequences of such limitations within existing supply chains. It is apparent that an end-to-end product tracking visibility across the pharmaceutical supply chain is paramount to ensure product safety to its end-users as well as minimize manufacturers’ operational costs. 
 
Here, we present our solution, eZTracker, which is powered by Blockchain Hyperledger Fabric. Our speakers will share today’s challenges in pharmaceutical supply chain visibility and collaboration, as well as our system architecture that govern our proposed solution to address the needs for pharma material traceability and quality reassurance. Used cases in Asia will also be shown to illustrate our blockchain-enabled journey and the outcomes we aim to achieve in the near future. 


Speakers
avatar for Daniel Laverick

Daniel Laverick

Head of SAP & IT Solutions, Zuellig Pharma
Daniel Laverick is an SAP and IT solutions expert, evangelizing the use of technology to drive digital transformation and innovation. Combining his 20 years’ experience working within the SAP arena for MNCs in Banking, Pharma, Oil & Gas and Telecoms, he strategises and develops... Read More →
avatar for Zhang Haisheng

Zhang Haisheng

Chief Technical Officer (eZTracker), Zuellig Pharma
As a seasoned executive building multiple technical teams, Zhang Haisheng has had extensive experience designing and developing products in the blockchain, fintech and now supply chain. With 25 years of expertise honing his skills in the software and solutions architect, Haisheng... Read More →



Thursday June 10, 2021 09:40 - 10:10 CEST
Virtual 6
  Business
  • Slides Included Yes

09:40 CEST

A Journey With the TWGC Cryptography Team - David Liu, Oracle
The Technical Working Group of China (TWGC) established it’s Cryptography Team nearly a year ago. In this session TWGC Co-Chair, David Liu from Oracle, will take you on the Cryptography Team formation journey, from ideas and concepts, to proposal submission, to the development of 12 TWGC Cryptography codebases. It’s been a wonderful journey – with many adventures yet to come! We look forward to continued collaboration with the open source community and developing a long-term development plan.

Speakers
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David Liu

Senior Technology Architect, Oracle



Thursday June 10, 2021 09:40 - 10:10 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

09:40 CEST

Blockchain Eco-system in India - Kamlesh Nagware, Snapper Future Tech & Arun S M, Hyperledger India Chapter
Growing Blockchain start-ups ecosystem in India, Indian blockchain start-ups solving very interesting business problems in agriculture, waste management, skill credential. In India, various state governments are piloting e-governance use cases. As per govt. statistics more than 20+ state govt. is trying e-governance implementation. Telangana govt. has setup T-hub, one district to support and build blockchain-based solutions, Tamilnadu state has its own state-level blockchain strategy. There are many initiatives undertaken by the Indian govt. Niti Ayog (Planning commission of India), NISG (National Institute of Smart Governance) and very recent Indian Govt. issued their national blockchain strategy and Centre of Excellence for Blockchain (Apiary by Meity & STPI) start-ups to help start-ups and government to adopt blockchain technology for smart governance.

Speakers
avatar for Kamlesh Nagware

Kamlesh Nagware

Chief Technology Officer, Snapper Future Tech
One of the top 30 Blockchain Influencers of India (Singapore Fintech news). Kamlesh has 11+ years of experience in Software Development & IT Consulting in Supply Chain Management, Trade Finance, Telecom Billing, and Travel & transportation Solutions and 5+ years of experience in Blockchain... Read More →
avatar for Arun S M

Arun S M

Staff Software Engineer, Walmart
Arun is Staff Software Engineer in the Blockchain Platforms Team at Walmart Global Tech India, a maintainer and an active contributor to the Hyperledger projects. He is a 2020-21 elected Hyperledger TSC member and a co-lead of the Hyperledger India Chapter. He previously has spoken... Read More →



Thursday June 10, 2021 09:40 - 10:10 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business

09:40 CEST

Digital Currency Interoperability With Messages - Vipin Bharathan, dlt.nyc
Digital currencies include crypto-currencies, stablecoins, eMoney and CBDCs. There is some interoperability between these systems today. Stable coins, for example, help fiat to crypto-currency interoperability. Most of this interoperability has been created in an ad-hoc fashion. The operators who facilitate this interoperability extract costs. A general description of the challenges facing digital currency interoperability is followed by a deep look at one of the current trends in implementing interoperability; message based interoperability. DLPC to ISO 20022 based systems to xcsi, a Hyperledger labs proposal that was created to formalize the semantics and syntax of such a message based system.

Speakers
avatar for Vipin Bharathan

Vipin Bharathan

Technical Strategist, dlt.nyc
Vipin Bharathan has 35 years of experience as a developer, development manager, product owner and project manager in many different domains, including insurance, embedded systems programming, cryptography, payment systems, media, fx trading and most recently in fixed income. Vipin... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 09:40 - 10:10 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

09:40 CEST

Panel: Blockchain in Energy Sector - Priti Kumari & Saptarshi Choudhury,Paramount Software Solutions; Ravi Chandrasekaran, Wipro Technologies; Jos Roling, IBM & Veronica Garcia, Bitlumens
This panel discussion revolves around “Blockchain in Energy Sector” with a focus on following key points- Innovative propositions for usage of blockchain in Energy Sector such as utility tokens improving liquidity in payment settlement for REC via Smart Contracts, Automated plug and play DER inclusion to the grid via smart contract, Asset registration and ownership verification, Data sharing on spot market prices,quantity of physical flow of power,conditions etc. Challenges for blockchain implementation in energy sector such as change management, Regulations, Interoperability with existing infrastructure, Physical infrastructure need to be created before digital Barriers to overcome when an energy blockchain project is moving from PoC (Proof of Concept) to full scale production. And panel discussion concludes with the key takeaways.

Moderators
avatar for Saptarshi Choudhary

Saptarshi Choudhary

Director Emerging Technologies, Paramount Software Solutions
Saptarshi works in Paramount Software Solutions and primarily focuses on IT Strategy.He has been the Chairperson for the Hyperledger Public Sector SIG.

Speakers
JR

Jos Roling

Blockchain CTO EE&U, IBM
avatar for Veronica Garcia

Veronica Garcia

CEO, Bitlumens
Veronica Garcia was an investment consultant at Credit Suisse and UBS for Latin American Asset Managers. After finishing her graduate studies at the ETH in Zurich she joined IBM Research Lab. She also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, IADB and Castalia. Her research focused... Read More →
avatar for Priti Kumari

Priti Kumari

Blockchain Architect, Paramount Software Solutions
Priti Kumari} recieved her M.Tech. (Computer Science) from National Institute of Technology, Patna in 2013. Currently, she is pursuing PhD from International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore. Her broad research interests lie in the area of Blockchain. Hyperledger Fabric... Read More →
avatar for Ravi Chandrasekaran

Ravi Chandrasekaran

Practice Partner - Blockchain and Emerging Technologies, Wipro Technologies
Business Management - Japan and APAC , Emerging Technology & Blockchain. • Responsibility includes Business Consulting & Technology Advisory- Practice leadership with P&L responsibility • Handle Key Blockchain & DLT Product Partnership, Build Alliance, Partner model, forefront... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 09:40 - 10:40 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

09:55 CEST

Demo: How to Archive Ledger using Ledger-checkpointing - Santanu Mukherjee & Teja Surisetty, Mindtree
An approach to take the backup of the ledgers in Blockchain applications. This accelerator will have a benefit of taking backup of filled data in the peer and can read the data whenever required. In Private Block chain network like Hyper Ledger Fabric there is no such methods of archiving the data, so using this approach data can be safe guarded without taking the network down.

Speakers
avatar for Santanu Mukherjee

Santanu Mukherjee

Mindtree CAG – Sr. Architect | Blockchain CoE Lead Architect, Mindtree Ltd.
avatar for Teja Surisetty

Teja Surisetty

Lead Developer | Blockchain Practice, Mindtree



Thursday June 10, 2021 09:55 - 10:10 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 
  • Slides Included Yes

10:10 CEST

Project Demo: Cello - Qiang Xu & Peng Du, H3C
Speakers
avatar for Peng Du

Peng Du

Blockchain Chief Achitect, H3C
I'm in charge of the development of Gaea Blockchain Platform, the BaaS of H3C.



Thursday June 10, 2021 10:10 - 10:25 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 
  • Slides Included Yes

10:10 CEST

Hosted Discussion: What is BSN and Why it is Important - Yifan He & Tim Bailey, Red Date Technology
The Blockchain-based Service Network (hereinafter “BSN”) is a cross-cloud, cross-portal, and cross-framework global infrastructure network used to deploy and operate all types of blockchain applications. It is a global infrastructure to empower developers and companies to create next generation decentralized applications (DApps) far more efficiently and interoperable under one uniform environment. The four founding members of BSN include: State Information Center of China, China Mobile, China UnionPay and Red Date Technology.

Speakers
avatar for Yifan He

Yifan He

CEO, Red Date Technology
avatar for Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey

Vice President of Global Sales, Red Date Technology
Tim is responsible for driving the commercial expansion of BSN into international markets and oversees Red Date Technology’s Hong Kong office.  He has 20+ years of international executive-level experience across multiple roles in general management, business development, product... Read More →



Thursday June 10, 2021 10:10 - 10:40 CEST
Virtual 6
  Business
  • Audience Experience Level Any
  • Language English
  • Slides Included Yes

10:10 CEST

Panel: Lessons Learned from Leading Healthcare Consortium Offering both Hyperledger Besu and Hyperledger Fabric to its Members as a Platform for their Use Cases - Sophia Lopez & Steve Cerveny, Kaleido; Alix Keller, ConsenSys Health
Blockchain offers the healthcare industry the potential to unlock the true value of interoperability and to reduce the friction and costs of current intermediaries. Capitalizing on this technology has the potential to connect fragmented systems to generate insights and to better assess the value of care. What happens when major healthcare stakeholders come together across payers, providers, employers, to reimagine healthcare system on a blockchain platform that offers Hyperledger Besu, Hyperledger Fabric, and Corda protocols to its founding members. This session will share the industry best practices and lessons learned across this healthcare consortium for building and governance, reference architectures, usability, management and operation.

Speakers
avatar for Alix Keller

Alix Keller

VP Product Engineering, ConsenSys Health
Molecular Biologist-turned tech executive with extensive experience leading software product initiatives from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. I’ve built, deployed, and marketed 100+ pieces of software in the span of my career from the dotcom era to present. Interests: Blockchain... Read More →
avatar for Steve Cerveny

Steve Cerveny

CEO, Kaleido
Steve Cerveny is a founder of Kaleido. Steve has over fifteen years of experience in emerging technologies building, launching and growing enterprise products in a variety of business and technical roles. Prior to Kaleido, he led product teams at IBM, spearheading the creation of... Read More →
avatar for Sophia Lopez

Sophia Lopez

COO, Kaleido
Sophia Lopez is a Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Kaleido, an award-winning digital transformation platform with clients that include the top third of the world’s largest 20 banks and 80% of the world’s supply chain leaders, with 1000s of enterprise blockchain networks... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 10:10 - 10:40 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business

10:10 CEST

Trust Data Sharing and Utilization Infrastructure for Sensitive Data using Hyperledger Avalon - Koshi Ikegawa & Nao Nishijima, Hitachi, Ltd.
In the World Economic Forum 2019, Data Free Flow with Trust (DFFT) was advocated. Especially for some domains such as medical institutions and governments, where privacy protection is essential, it must handle sensitive data such as healthcare data and personal information. A distributed ledger technology makes it possible to share data among multiple organizations with trust. However, it is not suitable for sensitive data because the distributed ledger discloses stored data to all organizations. In this research, we solve the problem with an approach to store the sensitive data on external storage in a specific organization for each data to avoid sharing the data with all organizations.

Speakers
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Nao Nishijima

Researcher, Hitachi, Ltd.
He has been involved in the architecture, design, and engineering of open source systems and actively engaged in open source development for most of his 10+ years of career. He is currently engaged in the research and development of blockchain platforms and cloud services and contributes... Read More →
avatar for Koshi Ikegawa

Koshi Ikegawa

Researcher, Hitachi, Ltd.
He joined Hitachi, Ltd. as a researcher in April 2019 and is researching and developing blockchain applications. He received a master's degree in engineering at the University of Tsukuba, Japan in 2019. He began contributing to the Hyperledger Projects in 2020.


Thursday June 10, 2021 10:10 - 10:40 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

10:10 CEST

Identity Proofing Solution Combining HL Indy and Fabric - Mark Rakhmilevich, Oracle & Mike Vesey, IdRamp
The need for trusted identity is growing with remote workforce and online government services due to the pandemic and risk of fraud and data leaks. Decentralized verifiable identity meets this need with a strong trust model. Speakers will demo identity proofing and issuance of verifiable credentials to a city resident. Oracle Blockchain Platform (HL Fabric) manages data gathering & audit logging. IdRamp services based on HL Indy/Aries running in the Oracle Cloud ensure interoperability & protect PII. In the demo a resident requests city credentials by scanning physical documents for automated and human verification, then uses their credentials for verified access to a court hearing. Verifiable credentials support universal access to city services and, with self-sovereign approval, can be shared with other jurisdictions, avoiding additional physical proofing and the risk of sharing PII.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Rakhmilevich

Mark Rakhmilevich

Senior Director, Blockchain Product Management, Oracle
Mark Rakhmilevich is Senior Director of Blockchain Product Management at Oracle and is responsible for Blockchain Technologies strategy and products. As part of Oracle Product Development he focuses on the strategic evolution of Oracle Blockchain Platform and Oracle Database Blockchain... Read More →
avatar for Mike Vesey

Mike Vesey

President, IdRamp, IdRamp
Mike has provided transformative identity solutions for the global enterprise. He has developed award winning products in unified communications, service operations, security, and data management. Mike co-founded WebCentric Communications developing disruptive telecommunications and... Read More →



Thursday June 10, 2021 10:10 - 10:40 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

10:40 CEST

Break
Thursday June 10, 2021 10:40 - 10:50 CEST
Virtual 1

10:40 CEST

Sponsor Booth Hours
Stop by the Expo Hall and visit the Hyperledger Global Forum sponsor booths!

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:40 - 10:50 CEST

10:50 CEST

Building and Measuring Valuable Ecosystems - Mark Cudden, we.trade innovation DAC
The way organisations acquires, perceives and derives value from software, platforms and services is changing. No longer are organisations entering into a bi-lateral agreement with a software, platform or service providers. They enter ecosystems. What are these ecosystems? What is the minimum viable ecosystem? How is value of the ecosystem measured? These metrics can be hard to define and get right when working in world of blockchain with new business networks, disrupting existing business models, unlocking new ways of working at times, side by side with competitors, or parties who do not trust one another. Value is perceived based on the strength, reputation and participation level of ecosystems members and from the products and services available to ecosystems members. These ecosystems are based on co-opetition and collaboration with like-minded businesses.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Cudden

Mark Cudden

CTO, we.trade innovation DAC
Chief Technology Officer of Ireland based, we.trade Innovation DAC, the Joint Venture owned by some of Europe’s largest Banks.Mark develops, executes the technology strategy, designs operating model and leads the Product Delivery and Technology teams at we.trade.Mark has held multiple... Read More →



Thursday June 10, 2021 10:50 - 11:20 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business
  • Audience Experience Level Any
  • Language English
  • Slides Included Yes

10:50 CEST

Integrated Supply Chain Ecosystems: Leading Industries Towards More Open & Trusted Data Sharing - Robin Pilling, Dis3bute - The Distributed Technology Company
With global supply chains becoming increasingly complex and interdependent across industries, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that most companies still struggle to understand supply chain processes as part of the entire industry value chain. Integrated supply chain ecosystems hence have a tremendous potential to create more transparent and resilient supply chain processes across a full network of value chain participants. However, industries still struggle with sharing data across multiple companies as a key driver of these ecosystems. Technology experts argue that blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) could help to solve the data sharing problem. The presentation discusses various industry use cases and provides reasoning for integrated supply chain ecosystems as nurturing ground for multi-party business application development on Hyperledger.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Pilling

Robin Pilling

CEO & Founder, Dis3bute - The Distributed Technology Company
Robin is an expert on distributed technology solutions and applications. Just recently, Robin started Dis3bute, a specialized IT consulting company that helps connected industries with their digital transformation journeys by utilizing distributed technologies. As part of his activities... Read More →



Thursday June 10, 2021 10:50 - 11:20 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

10:50 CEST

Panel: A Real Case Study: How Does Blockchain Integrate with / Empower other Technologies? - Daniel Huang, BSOS Tech; Tong Shen, E-House CRIC Blockchain; Feng Hu, Global Peersafe Technology; Jessie Wang, Hyperledger
We have been seeing a lot of real cases of Blockchain integrating with other technologies, e.g. AI/IOT/Edge/5G, etc.  In this panel session, we have invited three Hyperledger Certified Solution Provider (HCSP) to share their real cases on this.


Speakers
avatar for Daniel Huang

Daniel Huang

CEO, BSOS Tech
TS

Tong Shen

Senior VP, E-House CRIC Blockchain
FH

Feng Hu

General Manager, Marketing, Global Peersafe Technology
avatar for Jessie Wang

Jessie Wang

Operations Manager, China, Hyperledger


Thursday June 10, 2021 10:50 - 11:20 CEST
Virtual 5
  Business

10:50 CEST

Use Cases and Applications for Blockchain-as-a-Service - Ravi Jagannathan, KrypC Technologies Inc.
Blockchain technology has evolved greatly since its inception. With its decentralized nature, Blockchain can lead to new opportunities and benefit businesses unlock greater transparency, enhanced security, and easier traceability. With the increase adoption of this technology, Blockchain-as-a-Service is introduced for simpler integration of blockchain solutions to a network. KrypC allows customers to integrate Blockchain technology into your businesses easily, without disruption to your daily processes.

Blockchain has the potential for many use cases, applicable to a multitude of industries, and KrypC's BaaS platform - KrypCore, facilitates that movement from ‘disruptive’ into ‘mainstream’.

Speakers
avatar for Ravi Jagannathan

Ravi Jagannathan

CEO & Founder, KrypC Technologies Inc.
Ravi Jagannathan is the founder and CEO of KrypC Technologies. He has over 20 years of experience in running technology businesses across the globe. His serial entrepreneur ventures include a trust authority venture for issuing digital signature certificates, a tax e-filing venture... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 10:50 - 11:20 CEST
Virtual 6
  Business

11:20 CEST

Covid Vaccine Beneficiary Identification using Verifiable Credentials - Punit Kumar & Hitarshi Buch, Wipro Technologies
COVID vaccination drives are being carried out across the globe. It is imperative to identify and segregate persons with the highest risk of infection so that the vaccine can be administered to them first. Therefore it is important that the individual's identity is established and their vaccine eligibility is determined in a secure and trust worthy way.

Punit & Hitarshi will be showcasing a solution that leverages the power of DID (Decentralized Identity) and Verifiable credentials, which helps in determining the vaccine beneficiaries by ensuring that the individual has the required authorization. This solution is built using Hyperledger Indy and Aries and comprises of the identity holder (beneficiary), identity issuer (nation health agency) and identity verifier (vaccine providers).

Speakers
avatar for Hitarshi Buch

Hitarshi Buch

Chief Architect, Wipro Technologies
Hitarshi has 20+ years of experience in IT architecture, consulting, design and implementation using blockchain, API, SOA, BPM and Java/J2EE technologies. He has experience in IT transformation and modernization initiatives and has provided enterprise-wide SOA-based solutions.In his... Read More →
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Punit Kumar

Senior Blockchain SME, Wipro Technologies
Punit has diversified experience in Strategy, Consulting, Product and innovation, working with Wipro Technologies. Currently, as a Senior Solutions Consultant in the Blockchain Consulting & Advisory Team with Wipro, Punit specializes in the BFSI, Healthcare and MNT domain. He has... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 11:20 - 11:50 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business

11:20 CEST

Blockchain Design Patterns: Academia Meets Enterprise - Aneena Ann Alexander, Saintgits College of Engineering, Kerala & Arun S M, Walmart Global Tech India
Design patterns provide a framework for solving known problem statements. Blockchain proves to be useful and revolutionary in various industries and use cases including but not limited to Supply Chain, Trade Finance, CBDCs, Health care, etc.The major architectural consideration for blockchain-based software applications is, what data and smart contracts should be kept on-chain and what should be kept off-chain. A random design pattern causes tradeoffs among quality attributes. The patterns of the known real-world use cases, from the problem statements to discussions on what makes the problem difficult, its solutions and consequences, and the possible ways to design around multiple platforms and Hyperledger DLTs will be discussed.In addition to that, we also identify the governance design process that could be adopted by someone who is deploying a business in a blockchain network.

Speakers
avatar for Arun S M

Arun S M

Staff Software Engineer, Walmart
Arun is Staff Software Engineer in the Blockchain Platforms Team at Walmart Global Tech India, a maintainer and an active contributor to the Hyperledger projects. He is a 2020-21 elected Hyperledger TSC member and a co-lead of the Hyperledger India Chapter. He previously has spoken... Read More →
avatar for Aneena Ann Alexander

Aneena Ann Alexander

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Saintgits College of Engineering, Kerala



Thursday June 10, 2021 11:20 - 11:50 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

11:20 CEST

Documents are as Important as Codes - Yang Cheng, China Academy of Information and Communication Technology
Many developers think that code is the most important thing in developing a project, so their focus is to write beautiful codes with developer friendly comments, while ignore the user documents. In fact, the user documents are the first material when they touch a project. Only after in-depth use can they look at the code to understand the implementation principle. Therefore, the user documents determine whether your project will attract more users.

On the other hand, the internet has narrowed the global distance, but language is the biggest obstacle to our communication, so the internationalization of documents is becoming more and more important. Generally speaking, many project use English to write relevant documents, but 80% of the people in the world are not native English speakers, so having multilingual documents will attract more users for a project.

Speakers
avatar for Yang Cheng

Yang Cheng

Blockchain Engineer, China Academy of Information and Communication Technology
I am chairman of Hyperledger Technical Working Group China, mainly organize volunteers to translate Hyperledger Fabric official documents and some tweets, and organize some Hyperledger community meetups, such as Hyperledger Five Years meetup in Beijiing. I took part in the recording... Read More →



Thursday June 10, 2021 11:20 - 11:50 CEST
Virtual 6
  Technical
  • Audience Experience Level Any
  • Language Chinese
  • Slides Included Yes

11:50 CEST

Meet us in Gather.town
Meet us in Gather.town for the hallway track.

This is a space to get us out of the one-to-many talks and have more 1-1 or small group discussions and connections. It’s an interactive environment where you can walk around and explore as a pleasant virtual escape to the poolside we’re all looking forward to getting to sometime this year. Meet friends and new people alike. As you approach another person or table your videos will connect and you’ll be able to talk just as if you were walking up to one another in a hallway at Global Forum! When you engage with objects or signs look to the prompts that might pop up at the bottom of your screen. We hope you have fun with it and enjoy!

Thursday June 10, 2021 11:50 - 12:50 CEST
Gather.town bit.ly/hgf21-hallway

16:45 CEST

Start of Day 3: Americas Region
Thursday June 10, 2021 16:45 - 17:00 CEST

16:45 CEST

Sponsor Booth Hours
Stop by the Expo Hall and visit the Hyperledger Global Forum sponsor booths!

Thursday June 10, 2021 16:45 - 17:00 CEST

17:00 CEST

Keynote: Opening Remarks - Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
Speakers
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger


Thursday June 10, 2021 17:00 - 17:05 CEST
Virtual 1

17:05 CEST

Keynote: Trustless Truth: How Private and Public Ledgers can Take on Misinformation —and Win - Jonathan Dotan, Founding and Director of the Starling Lab, Stanford University + USC Shoah Foundation
For 78 days, culminating in the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, teams at Stanford and USC’s Starling Lab worked together with Reuters to document the transition from Donald J. Trump to Joe Biden with an array of new open source image authentication technologies and decentralized web protocols. The prototype archive the team created is a time capsule for both this historic moment in U.S. politics and a microcosm of the difficulties reporters face in our digital age.

In this keynote, Jonathan covers the tools and methods used in this case study, including Hyperledger Fabric, Hedera Hashgraph, IPFS, Filecoin, and GUN. Each is at the frontier of open source image standards, encryption, and Web 3.0 publishing technology. By orchestrating together these decentralized technologies, the Starling Lab sought to test a viable alternative to the mainstream web infrastructure of today. Joined us to learn more about this important milestone for Hyperledger Fabric and the fight against misinformation.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Dotan

Jonathan Dotan

Founding and Director of the Starling Lab, Stanford University + USC Shoah Foundation
Jonathan Dotan is a fellow at the Stanford Compression Forum and Stanford’s Center for Blockchain Research, and the USC Shoah Foundation. He researches and lectures on applied strategy and policy for the decentralized web. For the last two years, he has led the creation of the Starling... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 17:05 - 17:30 CEST
Virtual 1

17:30 CEST

Keynote: Fireside Chat with Marta Belcher, Board Chair, Filecoin Foundation & Mike Dolan, SVP, GM of Projects, The Linux Foundation
Speakers
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Mike Dolan

VP of Strategic Programs, The Linux Foundation
Michael Dolan is VP of Strategic Programs supporting open source projects and legal programs at The Linux Foundation. He has set up and launched dozens of open source and open standards projects covering technology segments including networking, virtualization, cloud, blockchain... Read More →
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Marta Belcher

Board Chair, Filecoin Foundation; General Counsel, Protocol Labs
Marta Belcher is the General Counsel and Head of Policy at Protocol Labs and the Board Chair of the Filecoin Foundation and the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web. She also serves as special counsel to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Marta is a pioneer in cryptocurrency... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 17:30 - 17:50 CEST
Virtual 1

17:50 CEST

Keynote Panel: How NFTs Are Changing the Music and Media Landscape - David MacFadyen, UCLA; Imogen Heap, Musician / Founder of The Creative Passport; Brendan Cooper, Panini America; Daniel Heyman, Palm NFT Studio
The Hyperledger open-source community is bringing together technical, academic, and industry-related expertise in order to solve long-standing problems in the creation, fair distribution, and legally appropriate attribution of media assets. In this panel, moderated by the Chair of the Hyperledger Media & Entertainment SIG, we will explore the topic of blockchain in current media, together with the opportunities and use cases already in action at Hyperledger. The panel includes Imogen Heap (musician and founder of the Creative Passport), Daniel Heyman (co-founder of Palm NTF Studio), and Brendan Cooper (Director of NFT, Blockchain & Digital Systems at Panini America).

Moderators
avatar for David MacFadyen

David MacFadyen

Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, UCLA
https://www.davidmacfadyen.com/aboutEDUCATIONBA/MA University of London (School of Slavonic and East European Studies, U.K)PhD, UCLARESEARCHDavid MacFadyen is the author of multiple books on the history of Slavic literature, media, and music, specifically the popular traditions of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Having... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Imogen Heap

Imogen Heap

Musician / Founder of The Creative Passport
Self-produced British composer and recording artist for 25 years, Imogen Heap has released five solo albums, another as one half of Frou Frou and collaborated with countless and varied artists including Taylor Swift, Nitin Sawhney, Deadmau5, Eric Whitacre, Jeff Beck and Jon Hopkins... Read More →
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Brendan Cooper

Director - NFT, Blockchain & Digital Systems, Panini America
Panini is the world leader in officially licensed collectibles and is the leading multi-national publisher of comics, children’s magazines and Manga in Europe and Latin America. The company is the exclusive licensor of trading cards and stickers for the FIFA World Cup, NBA, NFL... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Heyman

Daniel Heyman

Co-Founder and CEO, Palm NFT Studio
Dan Heyman is a blockchain industry veteran with experience building and leading organizations through the design, development, and implementation of enterprise-grade blockchain protocols.Prior to co-founding Palm, Dan was the Co-Founder and General Manager for PegaSys, ConsenSys’s... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 17:50 - 18:25 CEST
Virtual 1

18:30 CEST

Break
Thursday June 10, 2021 18:30 - 18:40 CEST
Virtual 1

18:30 CEST

Sponsor Booth Hours
Stop by the Expo Hall and visit the Hyperledger Global Forum sponsor booths!

Thursday June 10, 2021 18:30 - 18:40 CEST

18:40 CEST

Project Demo: Besu - Grace Hartley, ConsenSys
Speakers
avatar for Grace Hartley

Grace Hartley

Senior Manager at ConsenSys, ConsenSys
Grace is a Senior Business Manager in the protocol engineering group at ConsenSys working on ConsenSys Quorum. Grace's team are the original developers of the Hyperledger Besu project. Prior to joining ConsenSys, Grace was a management consultant at KPMG in the Financial Services... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 18:40 - 18:55 CEST
Virtual 5

18:40 CEST

Ask the Expert: The Economics and Governance of Blockchain Networks - Stephanie Hurder, Prysm Group
Dr. Stephanie Hurder will be holding an "Ask the Expert" session addressing questions on blockchain economics and governance. As a Founding Economist at Prysm Group, Dr. Hurder is a seasoned industry professional who has worked on these topics in dozens of networks by both startups and large enterprises. She will be addressing a variety of topics including issues around network economic value drivers, bootstrapping strategy and growth path optimization, data and interoperability trade-offs, evaluation of costs and benefits of network adoption by stakeholder groups, initial and long-term monetization strategies, fee pricing models, network economic design, token economics, simulations strategies, proposal process design, information distribution mechanisms & decision-making procedures, best practices for implementation, and taxonomy of membership types.

Speakers
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Stephanie Hurder

Founding Economist, Prysm Group
Dr. Stephanie Hurder is a Partner and Founding Economist of Prysm Group, a firm specializing in economic and governance design for blockchain and distributed ledger-based projects. Dr. Hurder combines tools from cutting-edge economics research in incentive and market design with blockchain... Read More →



Thursday June 10, 2021 18:40 - 19:10 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

18:40 CEST

Rebuilding Supply Chains into Responsible Supply Networks - Tom Fahey & Tal Viskin, Accenture
Supply chain optimization has always been a primary objective for organizations, but what happens when problems are unprecedented, like the beginning of your supply chain getting shut down? COVID-19 suddenly shifted the demands on supply chains as 87% of consumers changing their purchasing behavior with panic buying, a move to online shopping, and a newfound hyper-focus on the quality and safety of critical goods. This brought into focus how many supply chains are too fragile and rigid to respond to unprecedented disruption and events. As sustainability and conscientious consumption become more engrained as top initiatives, businesses need to invest in the resilience of their supply chain. In this session, get inspired by blockchain capabilities and multiparty consortiums that are paving the way for more responsible supply chain networks.

Speakers
avatar for Tal Viskin

Tal Viskin

Senior Manager, Multiparty Systems & Blockchain, NA Retail Lead, Accenture
Tal is a key member of the North America Multiparty Systems (MPS) & Blockchain team, part of Accenture Technology Innovation. Tal has over 16 years’ experience in the international development and private sector. He has a passion for using emerging technologies to drive social impact... Read More →
avatar for Tom Fahey

Tom Fahey

Tech Innovation Strategy Assoc Director, Accenture
Tom currently works in Accenture's Blockchain & Multiparty systems business, seeking to bring to market solutions that transform our clients’ global supply chains. Driven by industry & client challenges and an imagination for what’s possible, I help our teams connect the “what... Read More →



Thursday June 10, 2021 18:40 - 19:10 CEST
Virtual 6
  Business

18:40 CEST

A Pub-Sub Architecture to Promote Blockchain Interoperability - Sara Ghaemi, TELUS
The maturing of blockchain technology leads to heterogeneity, where multiple solutions specialize in a particular use case. While the development of different blockchain networks shows great potential for blockchains, the isolated networks have led to data and asset silos. Blockchain interoperability solutions allow blockchains to support asset and data transfer, resulting in the development of innovative applications. This work proposes a blockchain interoperability solution for permissioned blockchains based on the publish/subscribe architecture. We implemented a prototype of this platform to show the feasibility of our design. We evaluated our solution by implementing example networks using Hyperledger Besu and two different versions of Hyperledger Fabric. We conducted a performance analysis of the whole network that indicates its limits and bottlenecks.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Ghaemi

Sara Ghaemi

Technology Specialist, TELUS
Sara Ghaemi is currently a Technology Specialist at TELUS, working on various software engineering projects. She has recently received her Master’s degree in Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems from the University of Alberta. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical... Read More →



Thursday June 10, 2021 18:40 - 19:10 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

18:40 CEST

Extending the Operations Smart Contract for Hyperledger Fabric to Support Consortia Governance - Todd Little, Oracle
As consortium blockchains move to decentralized governance, the complexity and cost of operations rise significantly for adding members, updating chaincodes, channel management. These require policy definitions, multi-party approvals, implementation - plus the ability to audit it all. Today it's all out-of-band, but on-chain automation can simplify network scale out & reduce costs. The Operations Smart Contract (OpsSC) for Fabric 2.x is a Hyperledger Labs project for on-chain governance focused on the Fabric 2.0 chaincode lifecycle and channel configs. It enables the chaincode updates to be agreed and recorded in the ledger, but it doesn’t handle membership governance - who can be added, what rights do they have, their information sharing, and overall policy management is missing. This session will discuss ideas for extending the OpsSC to address these issues of consortia governance.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Little

Todd Little

Chief Architect, Blockchain Platform, Oracle
Todd is currently Chief Architect for the Oracle Blockchain Platform that was released in July of 2018. He is responsible for overall architecture and security for the cloud service and on-premises platform. Todd has also participated in the Hyperledger Privacy and Confidentiality... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 18:40 - 19:10 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

18:40 CEST

Panel: Self-Sovereign Identity for Economic Empowerment: Lessons from Africa - Anna Johnson, Trinsic; Thea Sommerseth Myhren, Diwala; Lohan Spies, DIDx; Fabian Portmann, Farmer Connect; Bryan Pon, Kiva
Self-sovereign identity (SSI) is a movement that claims digital identity should be just as legitimate and nuanced as a person’s human identity, while being accessible to all, privacy-preserving, and not reliant on a single government or corporation. The worldwide adoption of SSI has the potential to increase people's access to goods and services, including for disadvantaged individuals that do not have a government ID. Kiva, DIDx, and Farmer Connect are all using SSI backed by Hyperledger Aries/Indy to economically empower people in Africa. The panelists will specifically focus on the successes and obstacles that each of them have faced in helping to bring SSI to Africa. The speakers will share insights from each of their respective projects which are diverse in industry and use case.

Speakers
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Thea Sommerseth Myhren

CEO & Co-founder, Diwala
avatar for Anna Johnson

Anna Johnson

Director of Marketing, Trinsic
Anna is the Director of Marketing at Trinsic, the proof of anything platform that makes it easy and secure for participants in any ecosystem, marketplace, or network to instantly prove things about themselves. Previous to Trinsic, Anna worked at the Sovrin Foundation and helped develop... Read More →
avatar for Fabian Portmann

Fabian Portmann

CTO, Farmer Connect
Fabian is the Chief Technology Officer at Farmer Connect, a Swiss-born tech startup creating blockchain-compatible, traceable supply chains to eliminate supply chain inefficiencies and to connect consumers straight to the farmers who create the products they use. Before Farmer Connect... Read More →
avatar for Lohan Spies

Lohan Spies

Founder & CEO, DIDx
Lohan has been a co-founder of various cybersecurity and blockchain-based ventures in digital identity and personal data protection, a DApp called Amply aimed towards dematerialising the early childhood development subsidy claims to optimising the impact market with the ixo protocol... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 18:40 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business

18:55 CEST

Project Demo: Ursa - Mike Lodder, Independent
Speakers
avatar for Mike Lodder

Mike Lodder

Independent Consultant/Contractor
Mike Lodder is a veteran cryptographic engineer with wide experience implementing cryptographic protocols for a number of different companies. Mike is a founding maintainer of Hyperledger Ursa and Ursa's most prolific contributor. He has contributed to all aspects of Ursa, with an... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 18:55 - 19:10 CEST
Virtual 5

19:10 CEST

Project Demo: Aries - Stephen Curran, Cloud Compass Computing Inc.
Speakers
avatar for Stephen Curran

Stephen Curran

Principal, Cloud Compass Computing Inc.
Stephen Curran of Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. is a Software Development and DevOps veteran who dove full on into what has become the Trust over IP world in 2017. Working with the Government of British Columbia, Stephen has helped define, build and launch a variety of production... Read More →



Thursday June 10, 2021 19:10 - 19:25 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 
  • Slides Included Yes

19:10 CEST

Blockchain and AI on Lifelong Healthcare - Diógenes José Firmiano, IAsis
In a world where health has become a fundamental part, technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence have become fundamental in our lives. Brazil implemented in the midst of a pandemic the National Health Data Network implemented using Hyperledger Fabric and today has more than 1 billion records. This project is the foundation for providing health data interoperability and enabling the implementation of a personal health record aligned with the GDPR and creating a health avatar. This structure of healthtech 5.0 allows the application of artificial intelligence to make medical decisions along the lines of a support system for clinical decisions.

Speakers
avatar for Diógenes Firmiano

Diógenes Firmiano

CEO, IAsis
Diógenes is passionate about technology, innovation and human relations. He has almost 20 years of experience in information technology, project management and team management working for over 10 years in project and team management. He is responsible for business development and... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 19:10 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

19:10 CEST

Applying Low-code Development to Chaincode to Expedite Blockchain Adoption - Deepak Goel & Gourav Sarkar, Oracle
Low-code approach lets developers and business users build applications of increasing complexity faster than traditional coding. Based on declarative specification and using visual tools, low-code apps are quicker to create and easier to maintain. This session will discuss low-code approach for chaincode and how it smoothens Blockchain adoption by reducing complexities and time-to-market. Starting with a declarative spec of a Blockchain data model and behaviors, we'll use an IDE to walk through a complete chaincode life cycle from development, testing, debugging to deployment and illustrate how we handle the more complex aspects, e.g.: persistence, multi-level assets, rich queries. The demo uses Oracle’s Blockchain App Builder, released recently to rapidly develop, test and deploy chaincodes using a command line or visual IDE for chaincode generation, test, debugging and deployment.

Speakers
avatar for Deepak Goel

Deepak Goel

Senior Director, Blockchain Product Development, Oracle
Deepak Goel is a Senior Director of Product Development for the Oracle Blockchain Platform. He started with blockchain technology about four years ago and has been leading Oracle’s Blockchain Platform effort from conception to implementation in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI... Read More →
avatar for Gourav Sarkar

Gourav Sarkar

Senior Manager, Blockchain Platform Product Management, Oracle
Gourav is a seasoned Product Management Leader working presently in Oracle Blockchain Platform product management. His distinguished career spans 16 years with a proven track record of driving innovations through different Software as a Service and Platform as a Service products... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 19:10 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

19:10 CEST

Hyperledger Cactus Project Updates - Shingo Fujimoto, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. & Peter Somogyvari, Accenture
Hyperledger CACTUS has started as a solution to interoperability that bridges the differences between various blockchain infrastructures, but in the future, we are trying to combine multiple ledgers to enable the construction of new distributed management services. In this session, we will look back on the history of the establishment of Hyperledger CACTUS PJ, share the current development status, and have an open discussion on future enhancements. We are planning to show a short demo at the end.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Somogyvari

Peter Somogyvari

Technology Architect, Accenture
Peter is a technology architect manager at Accenture where he is one of the maintainers of the top level Hyperledger project called Cactus that aims to be an enterprise grade framework for blockchain integration/interoperability. He has spoken at the last Hyperledger Global Forum... Read More →
avatar for Shingo Fujimoto

Shingo Fujimoto

Manager, Data & Security Research Laboratory, FUJITSU Limited
Shingo FUJIMOTO is currently working at FUJITSU Limited as a Manager of Data & Security Research Laboratory. He is a maintainer of Hyperledger Cactus, aiming to provide Decentralized, Secure, and Adaptable Integration between blockchain networks. He is taking the lead on developing... Read More →



Thursday June 10, 2021 19:10 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

19:10 CEST

Panel: Tower of Babel, a Panel for Translations: Latin America, Africa and Europe - Moderated by Alfonso Govela, Hyperledger Latinoamerica
Our Hyperledger Community has +73,000 members in 180 meetup groups in 81 countries, and the largest number of tools and applications of DLT, distributed ledger technology. Its documentation, courses, and seminars, however, are still in English, a language 80% of the world population do not speak. This Panel is a Call for Translations. We believe that to translate is to include, to understand, to learn, and to save. Hyperledger Latinoamerica hosts this forum to review worldwide experiences translating Hyperledger Fabric and explore future strategies to engage more translators. There are two sessions. This one for Latin America, Africa and Europe reviews 4 languages: Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Russian.

Speakers
avatar for Oumar Fall

Oumar Fall

Senior Software Developer, Atos
A serial bug-maker for twenty years, Oumar leads the Atos Blockchain Experts community since June 2020. He also co-founded the Hyperledger Africa initiative. He is most interested in enterprise-oriented blockchain solutions, Decentralized identifiers (DiD) and Self-Sovereign Identities... Read More →
avatar for Renato Teixeira

Renato Teixeira

Hyperledger Chapter Brazil Lead and Master Principal Solution Engineering, ORACLE
Hyperledger Chapter Brazil Lead and Emerging Technology Advocate for Latin America at ORACLEWith more than 20 years of experience in IT, passionate about making new technologies a reality in traditional business. Responsible at Oracle to create new business opportunities for emerging... Read More →
avatar for Alfonso Govela

Alfonso Govela

Co-Founder, Panel Moderator, Hyperledger Latinoamerica
MIT. M.Arch.A.S., Co-Founder Hyperledger Latinoamerica, Co-Chair Learning Materials and Development Working Group, Hyperledger, Linux Foundation. Urban Innovation and Blockchain Consultant for Metropolis. Consultant for Digital Civics UN-Habitat. Member of Alianza Blockchain Iberoamérica... Read More →
avatar for Claudio Ceballos

Claudio Ceballos

CEO, HashDog
Co-Founder of Real Estate Consortia in San Francisco, and HashDog Team in Argentina. A Ruby on Rails developer of nine years who leads a tema of similarly skilled members, providing web development and design for north American business. Well recognized for open source contributions... Read More →



Thursday June 10, 2021 19:10 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 6
  Technical

19:25 CEST

Project Demo: Grid - Jack Vishneski & David Cecchi, Cargill
Speakers
DC

David Cecchi

Senior Director, Enterprise Data, Cargill
avatar for Jack Vishneski

Jack Vishneski

Director of Data Experience, Cargill


Thursday June 10, 2021 19:25 - 19:40 CEST
Virtual 5

19:50 CEST

Project Demo: Indy - Richard Esplin, Evernym
Speakers
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Richard Esplin

Director of Product, Evernym
Richard Esplin is currently the product manager responsible for Evernym’s contributions to the Hyperledger Indy project and the Sovrin identity network.Richard Esplin is an open source advocate and technology evangelist who loves creating products that not only meet business goals... Read More →



Thursday June 10, 2021 19:50 - 20:05 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 
  • Slides Included Yes

19:50 CEST

Traversing the Web of Trust using Hyperledger Aries - Stephen Curran, Cloud Compass Computing Inc.
In early 2018, we wrote this explainer(1) on “traversing the web of trust”, a process that a verifier receiving a verifiable credential presentation uses to decide if they sufficiently “trust” the issuer of the credential to complete a transaction. The cryptography part of verifying the presentation is relatively easy, but deciding if the issuer can be trusted gets into the messy world of human trust. For example, how does an airline checking in passengers know if they can trust the presentation of a COVID-19 vaccination verifiable credential? We’ll go over the “web of trust” concept and survey the central and decentralized mechanisms that are in place now and are planned using Hyperledger Aries to help verifiers make trust decisions about the verifiable presentations they receive. (1) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nYq0iakgtyC21oUGWa5hLuJUoKeJFpURtGz6HcLIltY/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Curran

Stephen Curran

Principal, Cloud Compass Computing Inc.
Stephen Curran of Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. is a Software Development and DevOps veteran who dove full on into what has become the Trust over IP world in 2017. Working with the Government of British Columbia, Stephen has helped define, build and launch a variety of production... Read More →



Thursday June 10, 2021 19:50 - 20:20 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business
  • Audience Experience Level Any
  • Language English
  • Industry/Project Aries
  • Slides Included Yes

19:50 CEST

Layer 2 Scaling Solutions in Ethereum and Beyond - Danno Ferrin
If you've looked into Ethereum Mainnet scaling then you've seen a whole lot of terms thrown around like Layer 1, Layer 2, Layer 0, sidechain, rollup, zk snarks, state channels, sharding, and so on. This may leave you confused about what each of these approaches do and may also leave unanswered questions about which solutions are available now and which ones are available "soon." In this presentation I will survey the major scaling solutions including the principals behind the solution and specific projects implementing those solutions and their current deployment readiness. Included for each will be a brief discussion about the viability of hosting each solution on a non-Ethereum DLT.

Speakers
avatar for Danno Ferrin

Danno Ferrin

Danno Ferrin is an original maintainer of Hyperledger Besu since its initial submission. He has worked in many parts of software technology from web applications, desktop applications, backend, developer tools, and most recently blockchain technology. He is presenting in a personal... Read More →



Thursday June 10, 2021 19:50 - 20:20 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

19:50 CEST

UTXO and Account Models: The Good, the Bad, and the Costly - Anthony Lusardi, Digital Asset
Let's take a look at UTXO and Account models, what they are, how they work, and how we're leveraging UTXOs with the smart contract language Daml to provide reliable, resilient, and cost-effective distributed applications. The first half of the talk will be a high level walkthrough of the UTXO and account-based models where anyone with an interest in blockchain-based applications can follow along. After that we'll dive into some more of the technical considerations and how crucial of a design choice these two options are. You'll walk away with a deeper understanding of design considerations, why you might want to use UTXOs, and how to choose between the two.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Lusardi

Anthony Lusardi

Developer Advocate, Digital Asset



Thursday June 10, 2021 19:50 - 20:20 CEST
Virtual 6
  Technical

19:50 CEST

Panel: Driving Open Collaboration through Joint Solutioning - Nancy Min, ecoLong; Shawn Wilborne, Lid Vizion, LLC; Alicia Noel, Cultivati; Marc Liberati, United Nations
Distributed ledger technologies (DLT) holds significant potential to deliver benefits for humanitarian aid, development, and civil society institutions in general. This panel discussion will go over ways to use the open and collaborative nature of DLT to unlock social good. We will explore burgeoning use cases, barriers to innovation, and sustainment issues of the social good economy. The purpose of this discussion is to spur innovation, tackle never before addressed issues, and serve as a launching pad for future innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Liberati

Marc Liberati

Policy Specialist and Pillar Team Lead, United Nations Volunteer (UNV)
Marc Liberati has consented to join our panel. Marc currently serves as a Policy Specialist and Pillar Team Lead with the United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme and has been involved in the UNV Digital Transformation working group on frontier technologies – smart contracting... Read More →
avatar for Alicia

Alicia

Founder, Vice-Chair of Hyperledger Social Impact SIG, Cultivati
I research and consult on food and agriculture supply chain innovation around the world, with a focus on blockchain applications in China, food safety, and social impact... Read More →
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Nancy Min

Chair Hyperledger Social Impact SIG, ecoLong
Nancy Min is the Founder of ecoLong, a clean energy startup located in Albany, New York. She leads the research and development of a blockchain based peer to peer transactive energy platform that is funded by U.S. Department of Energy. As an avid advocate of blockchain technology... Read More →
avatar for Shawn Wilborne

Shawn Wilborne

Co-Founder/Business Lead, Lid Vizion, LLC
Shawn Wilborne, Esq., MSSB, is the Co-Founder and Business Lead of Lid Vizion, LLC, a software company aimed at helping people recycle right and make sustainable choices. He leads multiple software development projects focused on sustainable materials management. He also writes for... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 19:50 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 1
  Business

19:50 CEST

Hosted Discussion: Decentralized Fabric: Moving Hyperledger Fabric from Consortiums to Public-Permissioned Blockchain Networks - Jesus Ruiz, ALASTRIA
A new kind of blockchain network is appearing, combining permissioning with a decentralized governance model. Public-Permissioned blockchain networks fill the gap between the Public-Permissionless blockchain networks and the Private Consortium networks. Notable examples of such emerging networks are Alastria, LACChain and the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) initiative, a pan-European blockchain network from the European Commission and the Member States. The objective of this presentation is to identify and describe the specific features in the current version of the Hyperledger Fabric project that could be showstoppers for implementing a general, multi-purpose, Public-Permissioned blockchain network of a national or regional scale with a Decentralized Governance model.

Speakers
avatar for Jesus Ruiz

Jesus Ruiz

Board Member and CTO, ALASTRIA
Member of the board and CTO of Alastria, a nonprofit association promoting blockchain networks with the Public-Permissioned model. He is also part of the technical governance group of EBSI (European Blockchain Services Infrastructure), the initiative from the European Commission and... Read More →



Thursday June 10, 2021 19:50 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 4
  Technical

20:05 CEST

Performance and Scale Working Group - Haris Javaid, Xilinx
Speakers
avatar for Haris Javaid

Haris Javaid

Senior Staff Researcher, Xilinx



Thursday June 10, 2021 20:05 - 20:20 CEST
Virtual 5
  Demo Theater 
  • Slides Included Yes

20:20 CEST

Consortium Capabilities for Enterprise Blockchain Success - Dr. Stanton Heister & Dr. Kristi Yuthas, Portland State University
Enterprise blockchain projects have great promise. They can cut costs and promote efficiency through disintermediation, increase transparency for tracking inter-company transactions, expand knowledge through consortia databases, and improve work-flows through shared business processes. Despite its potential, blockchain technology has failed to produce promised benefits for enterprise networks. While the underlying technology has advanced rapidly, managerial capabilities needed to form and manage blockchain consortia have lagged, and few consortia have succeeded. We provide a framework that identifies 1) foundational conditions that precede effective consortium formation, 1) capabilities required for effective consortium functioning and evolution, and 3) partner and ecosystem-level outcomes associated with successful blockchain projects.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Stanton Heister

Dr. Stanton Heister

Sr Instructor of Management; Co-director - Business Blockchain Certificate Program, Portland State University
Dr. Stanton Heister’s education includes: Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from University of Michigan; Masters of Business Administration from University of Portland and Doctorate of Business Administration – International Business from Argosy University.Dr. Heister... Read More →
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Dr. Kristi Yuthas

Professor of Accounting Founder PSU Blockchain for Business Certificate Program, Portland State University


Thursday June 10, 2021 20:20 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 5
  Business

20:20 CEST

How to Create Thriving Ecosystems - Melanie Cutlan, Accenture
In the wake of global disruption this past year, numerous industries formed multiparty systems to coinnovate on solutions like contact tracing and frictionless payments. As businesses are forge their post-pandemic strategies, multiparty systems will become the heart of a new kind of strategic ecosystem partnership—one that not only enables companies to address disruptions, but also creates new ways to approach a market and establish a leadership advantage in which enterprise success is inextricably tied to ecosystem success. So how do you infuse innovative thinking into your ecosystem? How can you foster an environment in which participants can adapt to constant change with agility? In this session, you’ll learn the foundational elements of different consortium methodologies, common ecosystem personas, and how to apply the best thinking of each so your ecosystem can thrive long-term.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Cutlan

Melanie Cutlan

Global Blockchain & MPS Practice Co-Lead, Accenture
Melanie is a managing director and global co-lead of Accenture’s Blockchain and Multiparty Systems practice. As part of the Tech Innovation leadership team, she is also responsible for exploring and developing technologies focused on supply chain, supply chain finance & operations... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 20:20 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 6
  Business

20:20 CEST

The "iDeAL" POC; a Wing-to-wing Proof of Concept for an Inter-company Distributed Accounting Ledger - Gary Crisci, General Electric
As part of the effort to modernize GE's internal billing system, a proof-of-concept for a blockchain based decentralized ledger was built. The end result enables GE to transition its mission critical process from a legacy mainframe to a cloud-based instance of Hyperledger Fabric. In this session, Gary Crisci, Principal Architect at GE, will present the business requirements, and system architecture, that demonstrates how distributed ledger technology is an ideal solution for this use case. The presentation will highlight how data integration between multiple ERPs and Hyperledger Fabric is achieved through REST API endpoints, and how smart contracts codify the business rules that govern the entire process. There will also be a review of a chain-adjacent data warehouse solution that provides financial transaction provenance via rich data visualization dashboards.

Speakers
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Gary Crisci

Principal Architect, General Electric
Technology evangelist and senior IT leader specializing in enterprise financial systems, with interests in data architectures, analytics, and distributed ledger technologies• Extensive expertise with complex, multi-tier, system deployments (on-premise, Cloud, and Hybrid) including... Read More →



Thursday June 10, 2021 20:20 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 2
  Business

20:20 CEST

Hosted Discussion: Experience with openIDL to Build Industrywide Applications - Truman Esmond, AAIS
A brief overview of the openIDL architecture will be followed with how the network serves many types of analytic applications from state mandated regulatory reporting to collaborative efforts to build a platform to serve the industry in assessing catastrophe risks and the impact on the insurance industry. Three ongoing proof-of-concept trials will be presented including with a demonstration of the way regulators and carriers agree upon reports and how the output of analytics is made available to those who contributed to the solution.

Speakers
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Truman Esmond

V. P. Membership and Partnerships, AAIS
Truman leads Membership and Solutions at AAIS, engaging Members and our Community to grow and leverage the expertise, technology and resources of a modern advisory organization serving Member Insurers.  AAIS is uniquely positioned as a licensed intermediary and data conduit between... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 20:20 - 20:50 CEST
Virtual 3
  Technical

20:50 CEST

Meet us in Gather.town
Meet us in Gather.town for the hallway track.

This is a space to get us out of the one-to-many talks and have more 1-1 or small group discussions and connections. It’s an interactive environment where you can walk around and explore as a pleasant virtual escape to the poolside we’re all looking forward to getting to sometime this year. Meet friends and new people alike. As you approach another person or table your videos will connect and you’ll be able to talk just as if you were walking up to one another in a hallway at Global Forum! When you engage with objects or signs look to the prompts that might pop up at the bottom of your screen. We hope you have fun with it and enjoy!

Thursday June 10, 2021 20:50 - 21:50 CEST
Gather.town bit.ly/hgf21-hallway
 
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