Programme Blockchain for Enterprises, Governments & Institutions

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PROGRAMME: December 7 | WTC The Hague
08.30 – 09.15 Registration and Coffee
09.15 – 09.30 Opening of the Conference 
Ingrid van Engelshoven, Deputy Mayor of Den Haag The Netherlands
The Deputy Mayor welcomes the global Blockchain Ecosystem Network (BECON) and in particular its scheduled series of educational and informative events such as this Introduction Blockchain Conference, in addition to a series of Masterclasses, Bootcamps and The Forum – all scheduled here in the HSD.
Joris den Bruinen, Director HSD The Netherlands
The Hague Security Delta (HSD) is the largest security cluster in Europe. In this cluster –with important regional hubs in The Hague, Twente, and Brabant– businesses, governments, and knowledge institutions work together on innovations and knowledge in the field of cyber security, national and urban security, protection of critical infrastructure, and forensics.
Alex Bausch, co-Chair BECON The Netherlands
Alex will chair the morning sessions of this conference.
09.30 – 09.45 Introduction of BECON – accelerating the Blockchain development from prototyping to pilots and cases
Lory Kehoe, Member of the BECON Steering Council, Deloitte Blockchain Lab Lead Ireland
As a member of the BECON Steering Council, Lory introduces the visions and mission of this Blockchain ECOsystem Network (BECON). BECON is a global and cross-sector platform for collaboration, networking and advancing Blockchain industry solutions. BECON’s key message is that – by fully understanding the technology – industries, governments and private sectors can choose the Blockchain design that best fits a particular purpose.
Lory leads the Deloitte EMEA Blockchain Lab in Dublin and believes that BECON could be instrumental in leading the way how companies and governments (including Deloitte’s own Blockchain Lab) accelerate the Blockchain development from prototyping to pilots and use-cases.
09.45 – 10.15 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.
Richard Kastelein, Founder, Blockchain News Canada 
 10.15 – 11.00 Blockchain applications can be boosted in various ways
Short presentations to indicate different existing principles and partnerships,  in addition to a panel discussion.
Richard Kastelein, Founder, Blockchain News Canada
Martijn Siebrand, Program Manager Supply Chain Finance, The Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics The Netherlands
Ewout van Haeften, Managing Director, CIB The Netherlands
Jelle van der Ploeg, IBM  The Netherlands
Peter van Leeuwen, Innovation Manager New Business, KPN             The Netherlands
11.00 – 11.20 Coffee break
11.20 – 12.00 Presentation Blockchain and Government (in the Dutch language)
Various different governmental Blockchain pilot projects will be presented.
Marloes Pomp and Koen Lukas will lead this session
Marloes Pomp, Project Leader, Government Cluster Blockchain Pilot Projects
Koen Lukas Hartog Project Manager Digital Innovation, Seedble
Pilot Projects initiated by municipalities:
Nathalie Venema, Platform Manager Innovation, VNG | KING 
Pilot Project BKZ-Identity:
André de Kok, BRP-stelselvertegenwoordiger, Rijksdienst voor Identiteitsgegevens
Pilot Project Inspectie Leefomgeving & Transport:
Elliot Donata, Senior Adviseur Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport
Pilot Project Raad voor Rechtsbijstand:
Olaf Wilders, Program Director, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
Pilot Project Belastingdienst (Tax Authority):
Steven Gort, Datafluisteraar, ICTU
12.00 – 12.15 Managing disruption
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.
Marc Dowd, Founder and CEO, Manage Disruption Limited United Kingdom
12.15 – 13.00 The crucial role of Blockchain in (local) governments and various industries
During today’s seminar we’ll provide unique insight in what the Blockchain technology is and how it can be used in various different industries. Existing business models are being disrupted and new ones are being created. As technology around us is changing with an unprecedented speed and in order to stay relevant during the digital disruption we need to change the way how we think and how we work. Blockchain has the potential being one of the major enablers to disrupt all industries.
On stage Michael is joined by two guest speakers (John and Jonathan) talking about real life examples levering the Blockchain.
Michael Reh, CEO, Tymlez   Germany
John Verwaaijen, General Manager, Magic Software Benelux The Netherlands
Jonathan Stolk, Founder and CEO, Safety Changer The Netherlands
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
In addition a number of side-events will be organised during lunch:
1. BLOCKCHAIN EXPLAINED IN DUTCH (NL) – For those who want to have the Blockchain basics explained in Dutch.
Martijn works every day on the digital transformation of organisations using Blockchain Technology. He is the driving force behind; the site that explains Blockchain in Dutch. Martijn will give a short explanation of Blockchain basics.
Martijn Bolt, Blockchain publicist en consultant  The Netherlands
2. HSD STARTUP PITCHES. Three Startups – growing in the HSD environment – will give a short presentation about their unique solutions and products
3. CIO LUNCH. A special lunch session about the application of Blockchain for CIO’s (invitation only)
Leen Peeters, Founder and director of Th!nk E       Belgium
Leen will chair the afternoon sessions of this conference. As an expert in renewable energy management she strongly believes that Blockchain – as the underlying technology – will accelerate the building of a smart energy infrastructure.
14.00 – 14.30 How can insurance companies unlock the potential of Blockchain
Your mobile phone is stolen; you’re involved in a car crash; or your flight is cancelled. Now imagine that your insured loss is transparently verified and paid, without you submitting a claim or the insurer administrating it. Blockchain enables automation and objectivity to the claims handling process, to reduce operating costs and fraud losses and strengthen customer trust in the insurer.
Dennis Martens, Managing Consultant, Synechron The Netherlands
 14.30 – 15.15 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.
John Clippinger, CEO, ID3 and MIT Media Lab United States of America
15.15 – 15.35 Tea break
15.35 – 15.55 Blockchain and Charities 
Non-profits measure their fundraising efficiency on cost to raise a Pound but speed to raise a Pound is important too. In the past, donors would mail in checks in order to donate and some still do. Charities have to wait for the mail and then for the check to clear. Credit cards and e-commerce have accelerated the transaction process, which is helpful during rapid onset emergencies in particular. Digital currencies can minimize chargebacks and since BitPay waives fees, more of the net donation actually comes to the charity.
Karl Hoods, CIO, Save The Children United Kingdom
15.55 – 16.15 Blockchain and Music 
Sebastien (responsible for all digital stuff at DJ Hardwells music label) explains how DJ Hardwell (named world’s number 1 by DJ Magazine in 2013 and 2014) can benefit using distributed ledger technology. For example, artists would register their intellectual property by linking all elements—lyrics, musical composition, liner notes, cover art, licensing information, audio and video performances of the work—to the Blockchain for all to see or sample, thus contributing to the much needed peer-to-peer database of music, that is global, verified, inclusive, and currently non existent.
Sebastien Lintz, Label Manager, Revealed Recordings The Netherlands
16.15 – 17.00 Blockchain and Supply Chain Management 
Logistics is the main theme in this session.
Ericsson’s contribution to the World Port Hacketon (Rotterdam Harbour and MPA Singapore) was the Disrupt the Port challenge, using Open Data & Blockchain technology in the prototype. Ericsson is very active to show the air freight sector what the possibilities are with Blockchain and Internet of Things.
Mariël van der Linden, Business Development, Global Maritime Services, Ericsson     The Netherlands
Blockchain for Customs: Let’s explore how you can use Blockchain technology to detect potential fraudulent actions in the supply chain. In particular, customs can detect and validate where in the supply chain is intervened to, for example, change the contents of a container. If implemented properly, shippers and other participants will not be held accountable for fraudulent actions they did not commit. Presented by the winning team of the World Port Hackathon and Customs (September 2016).
Wouter Raateland, Team member, TU Delft The Netherlands
Leon Overweel, Team member, TU Delft The Netherlands
Daniel Vos, Team member, TU Delft The Netherlands
Martijn has identified logistic parties with interest for the Blockchain like ports, financial institutions, and an international auction company. This initiative has led to a broad consortium of logistic, supply chain and financial parties that are going to do research how the Blockchain could work for them. The end goal will be to have several working Blockchain applications for logistics and finance in optimizing the whole supply chain. There is a number of use cases identified around finance which will be presented. The research is done with knowledge institutes with in-depth knowledge of blockchain (TU Delft) and Supply Chain Finance (Windesheim).
Martijn Siebrand, Program Manager Supply Chain Finance, The Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics The Netherlands
17.00 – 17.15 Blockchain and Energy 
Near Brussels a new Industrial site is being developped without any coupling to the conventional gas network. The site complies 16555m2 of Industrial buildings and will be equipped with shared PV, distributed over the different buildings, shared batteries, a district heating and cooling network connected to a local underground thermal storage. Each building will be equiped with a heat pump. Between the buildings there will be a trading on when to exchange thermal and electrical energy between the buildings, between the buildings and the grid and with the electricity market at wholesale level through an aggregator.
Blockchain will be used to arrange the trading, while keeping the energy consumption profile of the different building occupants confidential.
Leen Peeters, Founder and director of Th!nk E Belgium
17.15 Close of Conference and Networking Reception

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Blockchain – the most important driver of technological change for government, industry and society
Blockchain technology has the ability to increase secure data exchange for governmental bodies, various industries and the private sector. It also makes that data transfer simpler, more transparent and easier between entities.
Blockchain for Enterprises, Governments and Institutions is about the power of new technologies to transform ledgers as tools to record, enable and secure an enormous range of transactions, incorporating rules, smart contracts, digital signatures and an array of other new tools.
We want to solve the questions: What application of the technology? For what purpose? Applied in what way? And with what safeguards?

Communicating the opportunities
Informing, educating and inspiring potential stakeholders about the opportunities these new efficiencies and business models provide does come with a few challenges. In fact, one of the important purposes of this conference is to clearly communicate the significance to policymakers, industries, government and to the public. 
The first difficulty in communication is the strong association of block chain technology with Bitcoin. The second difficulty in communication is the bewildering array of terminology.
Therefore, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin will not play a feature role at Blockchain for Enterprises, Governments and Institutions. BECON’s mission is to demystify blockchain technology and provide crucial insight on how blockchain technology disrupts existing businesses models.  We look forward to welcoming you to our launch event on December 7!

Insights from the BECON LIST
We have been very busy collecting data and crunching numbers to compile a comprehensive list of nearly 1,000 Blockchain companies from all over the world. Our research will provide insights into solutions and tools on how governmental bodies, industries,  and the public are taking up Blockchain technology. Today we will launch this initiative.