About the event
After five highly successful editions, the 6th edition of the largest Blockchain conference in the Benelux will take place on June the 7th 2019 and is hosted by ABN AMRO at their Head Quarters and CIRCL (energy efficient building) in Amsterdam!
The event will bring together hundreds of (inter)national pioneers representing startups, scale-ups, policy makers, corporates and academia to discuss the latest trends, developments and breakthroughs in the field of Blockchain technology. The Blockchain Innovation Conference is known for combining tangible case studies, pilots and near-live projects, with high level discussions, and a vision on the future of the industry.
Beyond The Hype
The backbone of our society is formed by big organisations like government, banks & insurance companies, education, health, retail, production, energy & mobility! It is more important than ever that these organizations reinvent themselves, that they innovate on every level. Not only adapt themselves to changes but to play an active role in defining the new rules.
Our first editions focused on possible use-cases and proof of concepts. The 2018 edition focused on production blockchain solutions which are currently created. During the Blockchain Innovation Conference 2019 we will go one step beyond, we are going to explore how these production blockchain initiatives are working.. Do they make processes smarter? More effective? Which industries are changing? How are they combined with tech like big data, artificial intelligence and internet of things? Join us this year to find out!
Theme and Topics
Blockchain technology has been the topic of passionate discussion over the past few years, seen as a technology that can both transform and create industries. From dreams, tests and pilots we have now shifted to meaningful and enduring applications and practical use of this fascinating technology.
The 6th edition of the Blockchain Innovation Conference will look at the use of Blockchain beyond use-cases and theoretical ideas. “Beyond The Hype” is the main theme for this year’s edition on June 7.
Blockchain projects that are beyond the pilot stage and experimentation will be presented by those that founded them. You will learn from initiatives across different industries, all reshaping and transforming their sectors, from the energy sector to international shipping, from food transparency to new ways to control money flows.
We will take a closer look at ecosystem formation and alliance building. Questions that will be addressed include where to start, how to set-up a broadly accepted governance structure, and most importantly: how to improve the customer journey and service delivery through inclusive collaborations. Examples include Maersk, VAKT.io, Komgo, Cello and the Energy Web Foundation. There will also be a cross-industry perspective by discussing initiatives like the HyperLedger Foundation and the Global Battery Alliance.
BLOCKCHAIN FOR A BETTER WORLD
More and more governments, companies and citizens realize that cooperation is vital for a sustainable future. How is Blockchain contributing to the Climate Agreement? What are examples of initiatives that are currently up and running? For example, the UN’s World Food Programme in Jordan. How can public utility networks play a social role in this? And what steps should be taken, by whom?
We will have a close look at the application of Blockchain in combination with other technologies. How will Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence work together? What are the requirements for success in order to converge Blockchain and the Internet of Things? We will be looking at the aspects that arise in different sectors when Blockchain is being combined with other new tech.
We value the interaction among participants. That’s why we are big fans of Sqiffer, an audience engagement tool. We will be doing polls, asking delegates to send in their questions, run a quiz on the mainstage and involve everyone in the discussion.
Additionally, there will there will be four breakout sessions to spark off debates and conversations within a particular area. All tracks will be hosted in the CIRCL building (see Venue Details), an energy efficient building developed by ABN AMRO.
The Business track discusses Blockchain from a strategic and business perspective. Topics in this track include of how Blockchain is shaping the business and corporate strategies of organizations, how potential risks should be taken care off and how Blockchain helps improve operations.
The Technology track addresses the challenges and breakthroughs from a technological point of view. Several projects that are beyond the Proof of Concept stage will be discussed, for example from a architectural point of view. Also, the latest developments and updates on prominent Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers initiatives like HyperLedger and Ethereum will be given.
The Government track covers the use of Blockchain technology to deliver better public services to citizens. Several national and local governments, including the Netherlands, have projects that are up and running. A selection will be made, and discussed further in detail.
The Sustainability track features the use and implementation of emerging technologies, in particular Blockchain, for a better world. This track includes Blockchain in combination with renewable energies, identity solutions to fight poverty and platforms for sustainable food supply chains.