Blockchain Adoption in Enterprises: Use Cases, Challenges, and Opportunities

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Blockchain technology has reached a critical inflection point. The speculation that drove steep increases in public token values and mainstream awareness in 2017 is rapidly being replaced by pragmatic applications of blockchain technology for real use cases. Join us for an inside look at the state of corporate adoption, existing use cases, and the challenges that remain for this budding technology. Speakers will include members of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Focus Group on DLT Standardization, IBM, Liberbank, Jelurida, ISDI Business School, and UST Global.

Agenda:

18:45h — Arrival

19:15h — Welcome by Alberto Fernandez, blockchain engineer and consultant, and co-founder of the Blockchain for Business Group (5 min.)

19:25h — The Benefits of Standardization for DLT Use Cases: Ismael Arribas and Suzana Maranhão present the mission of the ITU Focus Group and more specifically, its work on Use Cases (10 min.)

19:40h — Advanced Cryptography and its Usage in the Blockchain World: Lior Yaffe, Ardor blockchain core-developer, explains cutting edge cryptographic tools like Zero Knowledge Proofs, Homomorphic Encryption, and Multiparty Computations and their importance for mainstream adoption of blockchain technology (10 min.)

20:00h — 21:15h — Use case presentations and a discussion on the challenges to blockchain adoption with the participation of:

> Pablo Ruiz Correa, Head of Innovation at Liberbank
> Ana López-Mancisidor, Cloud and Blockchain Architect at IBM
> Rafael López, Head of PMO, Data and Agile transformation at ISDI Business School
> Daniel Diez, UST Global, Global Head of Blockchain
> Lior Yaffe, Co-founder and Managing Director at Jelurida
> Skylar Hurwitz, Blockchain Consultant at Demetrius Consulting

21:40h - 22:30h — Networking and drinks

Veronica Torras, blockchain business developer, educator, and co-administrator of the Blockchain for Business Community will be the master of ceremony and the moderator of the panel.

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