|THE BIG DATA, INTERNET OF THINGS AND BLOCKCHAIN CONFERENCE – 7th MARCH 2017|
|08.30||Registration & Refreshments|
|10:00||Opening Remarks from Chair
Professor Terrence Fernando, Director of the THINKlab, University of Salford
|10:05||Morning KeynoteMike Broomhead FBCS CITP, Industry Architect for Healthcare & Life Sciences, IBM UK
Software infrastructure for building big data
|10:30||Mark Maidman, Regional Sales Manager, Actility
Iot Infrastructure for Smart Cities
|10:55||Sponsored Headline Session – FlyingBinary
Professor Jacqui Taylor, Co-Founder and CEO, FlyingBinary
The Big Data revolution – How was it for you?
Yesterday, Big Data proposed to solve your data problems, and now … you have more data and your legacy data systems.
|11:15||Refreshments & Networking Break|
Session A – Differentia
Session B – ESRI
Dr Rafael Cepeda, Senior Manager, InterDigital Europe Ltd
Big Data Making Smart Cities Smarter
• Use of open IoT standards to prevent vendor lock-in
• Real IoT implementation across 4 counties and Birmingham
• Business models supporting an open marketplace for data and data services
• Scalability and other issues related to big data
|12.35||Professor Sunil Vadera, Dean of the School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Salford
Data Analysis for extracting intelligence from Big Data
|12.55||Lunch & Networking|
Rafael Cuesta, Head of Innovation, Transport for Greater Manchester “Exploitation of IoT & Big Data in the Transport Sector”
|14.15||Sponsored Speaker – Differentia|
|14.35||Richard Kastelein, Founder at Blockchain News (Canada)
An introduction to the Five Levels of Blockchain
Richard leads into the event with a short introduction to Blockchain and his five states of Blockchain awareness. From the rock ledgers of the Sumerians to the Stone Coins of Yap Islanders and their island consensus mechanism, he will kick off the programme with some funky narrative and storytelling
|15.05||Refreshments & Comfort Break|
|15.25||Marc Dowd, Managing Director at Pathfinder4 (UK)
There are still challenges to overcome, but Blockchain technology stands poised to rewrite how business is conducted if its potential is achieved. Are you ready? Marc works with businesses to prevent them losing their competitive advantage to disruptors large and small. Marc used to be the principal at Forrester’s Executive Program.
|15.40||Nils Veenstra, Director at BECON | Blockchain Ecosystem Network (Ireland)
An introduction to the Blockchain Ecosystem Network
We’ll explore how stakeholders in governments, enterprises, academic institutions and knowledge centres are working together to develop a platform for collaboration, networking and advancing Blockchain industry solutions.
|15.50||Phil Barry, Founder at Blokur (UK)
Blockchain and Music & Entertainment
Phil is a member of the non-profit Open Music Initiative (OMI). OMI’s mission is to promote and advance the development of open source standards and innovation related to music to help assure proper compensation for all creators, performers and rights holders of music. The initiative launched with more than 60 companies involved including: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, BMG, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, SoundCloud, Netflix, SiriusXM as well as a number of rights related Blockchain startups. In November 2016, Open Music Initiative announced a further 80 partners, including Dubset, Napster, Red Bull, The Orchard, Sonos, SoundExchange, Viacom, GMR Marketing, 7 Digital and performing rights societies (such as SOCAN (Canada) and BUMA (Netherlands)).
|16.10||John Clippinger, CEO at ID3 / MIT Media Lab (USA)
Closing Keynote: The Next Great Internet Disruption: Authority and Governance
The power to govern is often asserted, but it may or may not be based on authentic social consent. This is an important issue because open networks are changing the nature of legitimate authority and the consent of the governed. User communities are increasingly asserting their own authority, assigning identities to people, and allocating rights and privileges in the manner of any conventional institution. A distributed database has a lot of advantages, not only in terms of scalability but also for other key functionality such as a permissioning system.John will take a very good look at managing identity in a distributed network.
|17.00||Closing Remarks from Chair|
|17.05||Close of Conference|