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Supply Chains Unblocked briefs senior business leaders on the strategic opportunity presented by Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technology and why this foundational technology is set to transform all aspects of the supply chain and logistics, bringing about a step change in the way the world trades.
We showcase real world examples and use cases from shipping, agriculture, retail, mining, precious metals and trade finance – diving into specific areas where these technologies are creating waves of innovation, greater transparency, security, scalability and efficiency.
Blockchain in the Supply Chain - Transforming the way we trade?
10.00 - 10.30am
Keynote Speaker: Antony Welfare, Author, Commercializing Blockchain and The Retail Handbook
Introduction designed to brief senior leaders on what Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technology is all about and why it is set to transform all aspects of the supply chain and logistics, bringing about a step change in the way the world trades.
Blockchain - Bringing Transparency and Trust?
10.30 - 11.15am
Is the use of blockchain really bringing about greater transparency and trust in global supply chains? Author Kate Baucherel provides an honest overview as well as some real-world examples of success.
Morning coffee break
11.15 - 11.30am
Join our speakers for networking and refreshments
The Internet of Food
11.30 - 12.30
Blockchain’s use in the food supply chain has been one of the most-discussed use cases. This session will open with a real-world case study from Haiti presented by Genevieve Leveille, CEO of AgriLedger followed by a panel discussion covering the following questions and more:
Can blockchain and DLT – combined with other frontier tech – open up new ways of doing things and reduce supply chain inefficiencies? Will blockchain make the idea of ‘fair trade’ a reality? Where are we now and what are the existing challenges and future opportunities for Blockchain in the food industry?
Pete Swabey – Economist Intelligence Unit (Moderator)
Genevieve Leveille – CEO, AgriLedger
Suyash Shrivastava – Solutions Architect, Maersk
Robert Learney – Lead Technologist in Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology, Digital Catapult
12.30 - 1.30pm
Lunch break and networking session
1.30 - 2.00pm
Barry James, Chairman, British Blockchain and Frontier Technologies Association in conversation with Massimo Buonomo, UN Global expert in blockchain.
Panel discussion: Interoperability and the Economy of Things
2.00 - 3.00pm
How do blockchain and DLT solutions interoperate across different blockchains? Can blockchain integrate with existing trace and track systems? Is the barrier to entry for SMEs too great and how will blockchain enable the future economy of things?
Imogen Bunyard – COO, Qadre (Moderator)
Gilbert Verdian – CEO, Quant Network
Richard Stockley – Blockchain Business Development Executive – Global Trade, IBM (TradeLens)
Jim Duffy – CEO, Tracr
Eduard Oboimov – CEO, eTEU Technologies
Trade Finance - show us the money
3.00 - 4.00pm
How is blockchain reducing the costs of trade finance and enabling micropayments? How can sharing data empower companies and consumers to make better or more efficient choices? And can the ‘trust layer’ enabled by blockchain help open up access to new markets especially in less developed countries?
Our panel of experts – moderated by Terry Igharoro, Founder of Inventory Club – will debate all this and more.
Manu Marchal, Global Business Development, ConsenSys
Anna Poberezhna, Founder, Smart4Tech
Hugh Halford-Thompson, VP Business Development, MineHub Technologies
Innovation Showcase: Supply chain applications in practice
4.00 - 5.00pm
Demos and showcase of real-world uses cases and examples moderated by Katie Mills, Head of Innovation, Schneider Electric, and featuring an experienced panel of judges who will pick the overall winner.
Erica Stanford – Founder, Crypto Curry Club
Ruth Milligan – Head of Financial Services & Payments, techUK
Charles Kerrigan – Partner, CMS
Sharon Henley – Founder, Blockchain Agent
Hugh Halford-Thompson, VP Business Development, MineHub Technologies
Claire Rhodes, CEO, Producers Direct
Eduard Oboimov, CEO, eTEU Technologies
Killian Stokes, Co-Founder, Moyee Coffee
5.00 - 6.00pm
Please join us for our closing drinks reception
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Antony Welfare is one of the leading global experts in Enterprise Blockchain technology. He is MD Blockchain Practice at Luxoft and DXC technology and author of “Commercializing Blockchain: Strategic applications in the Real world”.
Rob is Lead Technologist in Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology at Digital Catapult where he develops new programmes to help groups from multiple sectors explore the potential of this technology to unlock economic growth.
Charles Kerrigan is a Partner at CMS London. He is a leading expert on digital money, the law of payments, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology, giving strategic and technical advice to corporations, financial institutions and regulators.
Ruth Milligan is head of techUK’s Financial Services and Payments programme. She takes the lead on all issues relating to insurance, capital markets, financial inclusion, identity and blockchain as well as payments.
Harveen Narulla is CEO and Co-Founder of Kommerce, which deploys blockchain and data analysis to empower African businesses to access capital markets and allows capital markets to safely and efficiently finance African businesses.
Eduard Oboimov is CEO and Co-founder of eTEU, a blockchain based platform which connects members of international supply chains to a single decentralised network, enabling direct communication, data sharing and secure transfer of documents.
Killian Stokes is co-Founder of Moyee Coffee which is rolling out the world’s first blockchain powered coffee, digitalising payments to farmers, providing 100% transparency to shoppers and empowering consumers to redistribute wealth in value chains by effectively tipping the farmers to make trade more fair.
Anna is a strategic and innovation expert with a focus on impact technologies, sustainable finance and Sustainable Development Goals. She is founder of Smart4tech whose project areas cover supply chains innovation, natural resources management, water innovation and impact finance.
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