The conference language is English for the main stage and the business and tech track; Dutch for the public services track. Theme of this year is “Blockchain Growing Pains!”. The Blockchain Innovation Conference is organised by Vincent Everts and his team, and is supported by Founding Partners Rabobank, KPMG, KPN, ING, HPE, and IBM
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Blockchain Innovation Conference
The Blockchain Innovation Conference will take place on June 22 at the KPMG headquarters in Amsterdam from 7.00-18.00. The event will bring together around 50 speakers and 400 national and international pioneers from start-ups, the corporate world and government, to discuss the radical changes Blockchain technology is bringing to all activities that rely on trusted third parties.
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Breakfast sessions: “Blockchain for Dummies”
Blockchain for Dummies Everything you need to know to follow the conference and have a meaningful discussion. If you, like 99% of the population, have heard of words like bitcoin, blockchain, ether, mining, proof of work, cryptocurrency, decentralized ledger, ethereum and DOA's, but have not yet a really clear idea of what it means and why it is so important then BE THERE! Breakfast tables The partners of the BIE will offer breakfast sessions with the keynote speakers for an open exchange between the experts and a small group of invites Speakers - Simone Vermeend (Author Blockchain - the technology that changes the world radically) - Vincent Everts & Joël Happé - Paul Bessems
Session 1: Opening Conference
Speakers - Vincent Everts (Conference Director) - Dennis de Vries (Lead Digital Ledger Services Netherlands, KPMG - Trust in the 21st century) - Bart Mellink (Gartner - The Gartner position on blockchain adoption) - David Birch (Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion - 'Blockchain is not a technology, it's a religion') - Wiebe Draijer (Chairman of the Executive Board Rabobank) - Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Member European Parliament - FinTech Reporter) - Egbert-Jan Sol (TNO, Radboud University - National Blockchain Alliance) - Surprise act
Session 2: Keynote presentations and debate
Speakers - Vincent Everts (Conference Director) - Marc van der Chijs (Founder/CEO Global Data Chain, Managing Partner CrossPacific Capital - Fireside chat on venture capital Blockchain investment trends in Asia and beyond) - Richard Kastelein (Publisher and founder http://www.the-blockchain.com/ - The emergence of Token Sale or Initial Coin Offering) - Rene Kerkmeester (Digital Transformation Lead - TenneT) - Leo Dijkstra (Industry Lead Utilities Benelux - IBM GBS) - Joris Geertman (Director Portfolio & Innovation - KPN) - Rutger van Zuidam (Owner of DutchChain.com, Organizer Dutch Blockchain Hackathon) - Raphael Davison (Worldwide Director for Blockchgin, HPE - The blockchain revolution, ultimate industry disruptor) - Jan-Peter Doomernik (Enexis) - Alex Bausch (co-chairman BECON.global - blockchain ecosystem network) - Marloes Pomp (Curator Public track) - Conny Dorrestijn (Curator Business track) - Paul Bessems (Curator Technology track)
Tracks: Government, Business and Technology
Government session by Marloes Pomp - Douwe van de Ruit (Business Lead Blockchain - KPN) - Wilfried Hoffman (Co-founder - Tymlez) - Toufic alRjoula (Co-founder & Trust Architect - Tykn) - Ad Kroft (Project Leader - Dutch National Blockchain Coalition) - Stefan Visser (Innovation Architect - VGZ) - Jeffrey van der Eijk (Director A.I. Team - Anchormen) - Jacques Vos (Registrar - Kadaster) - Bert Beentjes (Strategy Advisor - Kadaster) - Steven Gort (ICTU) - Marloes Pomp (Project Leader Blockchain Projects - Dutch Government) Business session by Conny Dorrestijn - Chris Huls (Blockchain Expert - Rabobank) - Mathieu Galtier (Project leader Morpheo - Rythm) - Dennis de Vries (Lead Digital Ledger Services - KPMG) - Shujohn Ahmed (New Business Concepts Developer - Cegeka) - Torsten Dahmen (Referent - RWE) - Jacob Boersma (Manager blockchain and digital identity - Deloitte) & Jan-Willem Santing (Manager Real Estate and Partnerships - Deloitte) - Jean-Christophe Manghardt (Easy Trading Connect - ING) - Mark Buitenhek (Global Head Transaction Services - ING) - Arno Laeven (Corporate Blockchain Consultant) - David Birch (Consult Hyperion) Technology session Paul Bessems - Reinier van der Drift (Co-Founder - Tymlez) - Brant Richards (Genesis of things, smart manufacturing) - Rick Reesen (Hyperledger as a service - IBM) - Justin Hibbard (Global Chief Technologist for Financial Services Industry - HPE) - Jan Baan (Chairman & Founder - Vanenburg Group) - John Hermans (Head of Cyber Security - KPMG)
Final session: Closing talk
Speakers - Vincent Everts (Conference Director) - Ling Kong (CTO Dianrong - Blockchain application in supply chain) - Ivar Wiersma (Head of Innovation - ING - Growing pains of blockchain) - Jan-Peter Doomernik (Enexis - (How) can energy be free? Co creating a future of blockchain, ai and autonomous assets) - Chris Skinner (CEO The Finanser - if you liked it then you should have put a chain on it: how blockchain has reached the bottom of the trough of disillusionment and what's next) - Closing act
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Blockchain Growing Pains
Reality versus expectations
Gartner puts Blockchain on top of the hype cycle – at the peak of inflated expectations. Right now, every problem in every industry can be fixed with Blockchain technology! Is it a matter of belief? We will investigate the growing pains of the Blockchain, what can go wrong, and what we should question. Industry analyst David Birch wooed the audience in 2016 with a talk about Identity & the Blockchain. He returns to the event in 2017 with a keynote, titled “Blockchain is not a technology, it’s a religion”.
Other topics on the agenda for the 2017 event: the governance issues in the public bitcoin blockchain which are reaching boiling temperature with the coming core and unlimited fork and the aftermath of the Etherium fork. The rise of the private blockchains in fintech, insurance, energy, government and other industries. The decisions main players in this field take now will decide our future paths. Long time Blockchain Entrepreneur and investor Marc van der Chijs, founder of Global Data Chain, will share his analysis of industry developments.
Private versus Public debate
Will public Blockchain technology lead, or are private Blockchain initiatives more likely to prevail? Will the corporate world take the lead or is innovation more likely to come from government or public initiatives? What role does economic uncertainty play?
The blockchain is the basis for a new trust paradigm, which will affect processes in a wide range of industries. From banking, insurance and credit ratings, to manufacturing networks and energy markets, from tracking and tracing of copyrighted materials, to connected cars and secure health records, in all these areas the blockchain will be a catalyst for the creation of new decentralized applications. We will take a close look at practical examples already in place.
Gartner published reports on Blockchain. A Gartner consultant is invited.
Team & Organisation
Vincent Everts, Conference Director
Monique van Dusseldorp, Programme Director
Marloes Pomp, Curator Public track
Conny Dorrestijn, Curator Business track
Paul Bessems, Curator Technology track
Simone Vermeend, Curator Blockchain for Dummies
Jan Prins, Partner Manager
Amiet Eliëzer, Website
Peter Hazelberg, Video Production
Simone Heeremans, Event Production
Douwe Van Dijk, Audience interaction
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When you travel by car to KPMG you can park your car at the garage of KPMG. You do not need a parking ticket to exit the garage. From the airport to the venue a taxi will cost around 35 Euro.