Speakers Blockchain for Enterprises, Governments and Institutions

leenpeeters Leen Peeters, conference chair
Founder and managing director, Th!nk E
After her PhD, Leen was teaching thermodynamics and building physics at the University of Brussels, while doing her post-doc at the University of Texas in Austin.
Leen is considered an expert in energy in the built environment and energy management and applies this expertise in multiple European initiatives. Leen is coordinator of the BRIDGE group bringing together the experiences of 22 European demonstration projects on smart energy infrastructure. She strongly believes that Blockchain – as the underlying technology – will accelerate the building of a smart energy infrastructure.
dennismartens Dennis Martens
Dennis Martens is a Managing Consultant at Synechron, a global consulting and technology organization providing innovative solutions to the financial services industry. Dennis is an experienced consultant within the financial industry. He focuses on Blockchain and other innovative technologies and helps financial institutions with realizing its maximum potential.
ewoutvanhaeften Ewout van Haeften
Managing Director, Centraal InkoopBureau (CIB). Since 1937 CIB provides total solutions for the office environment. CIB is a sector specialist with a focus on municipalities, notaries and archive services. Each sector is offered a total solution which is tailored in accordance with specific demands and requirements.
ingridvanengelshoven-1 Ingrid van Engelshoven
Deputy Mayor, The Hague
Ingrid is alderman for the Knowledge Economy, international Affairs, Youth and Education as well as the Haagse Hout and Loosduinen districts. In that capacity she is also responsible for the development of The Hague Security Delta (HSD), which the City Council considers to be a top economic priority for the coming years.
jacobboersma Jacob Boersma
Senior consultant in information security, digital identity, e-signatures and e-payments areas with experience in working in public-private partnership projects and a keen eye for trends and the ‘big picture’ in internet transaction developments. Interested in international opportunities both in Europe and beyond.
jellevandeploeg Jelle van der Ploeg
Blockchain & Innovation Leader, IBM Client Innovation Center. Jelle is responsible for the growth of knowledge and capabilities in blockchain technologies, more specifically the IBM Blockchain initiative and the Linux Foundation Hyperledger project. This means that he leads a team of developers and designers working on blockchain engagements with clients around Europe. Next to that he supports account teams in the conversation around blockchain with their client
johnclippinger John Clippinger
John is co-founder and Executive Director of ID3 (Institute for Innovation & Data Driven Design), a 501 C(3) non profit organization formed to develop and field test legal and software trust frameworks for data-driven services, infrastructures, and enterprises. He is also a Research Scientist at the MIT Media Lab’s Human Dynamics Group. Also author of ‘A Crowd of One: The Future of Individual Identity’ (Perseus, Public Affairs, 2007) and ‘The Biology of Business, Natural Laws of Enterprise’ (Josey Bass, 1998). Previously, he was the founder of four artificial intelligence software companies.
johnverwaaijen John Verwaaijen
John Verwaaijen is sinds 2000 werkzaam bij Magic Software waar hij sinds 2006 country manager is voor  de Benelux. Verwaaijen heeft verschillende titels behaald in bedrijfskunde en bestuurlijke informatievoorziening, en is zijn loopbaan ooit begonnen bij PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Magic Software kan bogen op dertig jaar ervaring en heeft miljoenen installaties over de hele wereld en strategische samenwerkingen met vooraanstaande IT-bedrijven.
jorisdenbruinen Joris den Bruinen
HSD is the leading security cluster in Europe. In this national cluster governments, businesses and knowledge institutions work together on innovations and knowledge in the fields of national, urban and cyber security, protection of critical infrastructure and forensics. We share a common goal: more business activity, increase of jobs and a more secure country and world. The core is the HSD campus, the national innovations centre for security in The Hague. Joris is adjunct director of the HSD.
karlhoods Karl Hoods
CIO Save the Children
Karl is an experienced CIO, who has successfully led and transformed technology and digital functions in high profile and challenging environments. Commercially focused with strong stakeholder management skills and a track record of creating visions and strategies to maximise the contribution of technology to the organization.
Léon Gommans
Léon Gommans is the founder of PortLab and the organizer of the World Port Hackathon. PortLab is an initiative from multiple stakeholders and the ports of Rotterdam and Singapore, which strives to stimulate collaboration and development of innovative solutions for supply chain management and the port sector in specific. Blockchain technology is an important component of new technologies that disrupt logistics at the moment.

The 4th Annual World Port Hackathon took place last September. More than 100 participants were developing new solutions to existing problems the ports of Rotterdam and Singapore face. The winning team developed a blockchain application for customs.

leonoverweel Leon Overweel
As part of Team ‘De Delfste Delegatie’ Leon became winner of the World Port Hackaton 2016. Leon was born in the Netherlands, did his is primary school in Germany and High School in the US. Currently he is majoring in Computer Science at TU Delft, The Netherlands
lorykehoe Lory Kehoe
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Lory leads Deloitte’s EMEA Blockchain Lab, and is an adjunct assistant professor in Strategic Management and Information Systems Strategy with the Department of Computer Science & Statistics in Trinity College Dublin. Lory is a senior manager within Deloitte Ireland’s Financial Services consulting practice and has over 10 years management consulting experience.
marcdowd Marc Dowd
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Founder and CEO, Manage Disruption Limited. Marc works with businesses to prevent them losing their competitive advantage to disruptors large and small. He used to be the principal at Forrester’s Executive Program, working with CIO’s of $5billion+ companies
marielvanderlinde Mariël van der Linden
 It took 100 years to connect 1 billion places and 25 years to connect 5 billion people. The next step is connecting things – in real time. This Networked Society overturns old models and creates new possibilities. It enables and requires a new logic across industries. As developer of innovative and strategic projects within Ericsson’s Global Maritime Services department, Mariël helps organizations to discover this potential and create a glimpse of what the emerging future will bring
marloespomp Marloes Pomp
Currently Marloes is Project Lead Blockchain and involved in 15 Blockchain pilots for central government bodies. Participating organisations are: BZ, BZK, V&J, Belastingdienst, Rekenkamer, Zorginstituut, Kadaster, KvK, Raad voor de Rechtsbijstand and Inspectie Leefomgeving & Transport. She is also involved in new Blockchain pilots with different municipalities.

Martijn Bolt
Blockchain Implementation & Information Management. Martijn’s objective is to help groups and individuals adopt innovative concepts in information management, blockchain and (fin)tech. He has 10 years of experience in information management, consultancy, implementation and change, with the last 4 years building experience in cryptocurrency, blockchain and distributed ledger technology
martijnsiebrand Martijn Siebrand
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The Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics (Dinalog) has one goal: the Netherlands will be European market leader in the control and coordination of transnational flows of goods by 2020. Martijn has worked before at several departments of an international bank ( business development , sales, financial restructuring and recovering) and has experience with operational excellence and supply chain management. The combination of knowledge of supply chain and finance comes together in his role as program developer Supply Chain Finance at Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics.
michaelreh Michael Reh
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“We need to bring blockchain applications to enterprises while leveraging existing investments”, says Michael Reh, CEO and Co-Founder of Tymlez. Until April 7, 2016, Michael served as an Executive Vice President at Infosys Limited and as CEO/Head of Products & Platforms of Edgeverve (at Infosys Limited). Prior to his roles at Infosys, Michael served nearly 15 years (the last years as Executive Vice President for Business Information and Technology) at German software giant SAP.
Panos Panay
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As Founder of SonicBids (Boston, MA), Panos is widely credited for spotting and capitalizing early on three distinct emerging trends in the music business over the last decade: the shift to a primarily online means of marketing; the emergence of an “artistic middle class”; and the shift from a record-label funded industry to a consumer /brand-funded music business. After selling SonicBids in 2013, Panos joined his alma mater Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) to found the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) which has a mission of fostering the entrepreneurial mindset of the Berklee community and preparing students for careers in music. This Summer, Panos co-founded the non-profit Open Music Initiative, in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab, a number of other individuals including inventor Dan Harple and IDEO partner Michael Hendrix, as well as various music industry entities.
Panos is a Steering Council Member of BECON, and active for BECON in Boston.
richardkastelein Richard Kastelein
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Founder, publisher and editor of leading online industry publication Blockchain News, Richard Kastelein is an award winning publisher, marketer, innovation executive and entrepreneur, based in the Netherlands. Kastelein is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing and marketing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe.
simonlittlewood Simon Littlewood
sebastienlintz Sebastien Lintz
Sebastien Lintz is responsible for blockchain and all digital stuff for Hardwell and Revealed Recordings. Hardwell was named the world’s number 1 by DJ Magazine in 2013 and 2014 and his record company Revealed Recordings has been pioneering with using blockchain to pay artists directly without going through the label (thus saving about 9 months).
wouterraateland Wouter Raateland
Owner Wouter Raateland Webdesign
As part of Team ‘De Delfste Delegatie’ Wouter became winner of the World Port Hackaton 2016. Wouter studies Computer Science at the TU Delft and runs his own webdesign company.

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Presenters in the Blockchain and Government presentation
andredekok Andre de Kok nathalievenema Nathalie Venema
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Elliot Donata olafwilders Olaf Wilders
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koenlukashartog Koen Lukas Hartog stevengort  Steven Gort