Sole real Blockchain business summit in DACH. Corporate key players exchange ideas and experiences. Learn why Blockchains will change business dramatically. Gain your competitive edge at this most innovative Blockchain business summit.
Blockchains – mainly known as the technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin – are the biggest invention in IT since the Internet istelf. This technology does not mereley reproduce existing economic and social processes but rather enables a new form of living and working together in the digital age. Blockchains are a global digital ledger in a distributed and encrypted database. Each transaction written in this ledger is knwon at each physical point within the database in near-realtime which makes it unforgeable. Each manipulation of a transaction already donewould be uncovered immediately by the the real-time control oft he world’s largest IT infrastructure called Blockchains. Compared to classical digital transactions Privacy is better protected due to the encryption.
The story sounds technical but is in fact revolutionary because within the system of Blockchains all identities and types of legal relationships like property, contracts, martial status as well as the processing of contracts and deals are handled in a way that is of integrity, authentic, tamper-proof and therefore 100% trustworthy. No centralized or mediating authority is needed to certify identities, grant property rights or handle payments. There is an enormous strategic potential in the fact that producers can increase their share in the value chain by excluding authorities and intermediaries. Blockchains enable fast and unprecedented peer-tp-peer contracts between producers and end-customers.
A new internet of trust emerges, this time really peer-to-peer. Blockchains substitute certification and legalisation entities like public services, banks, companies, notaries etc and save the cost for certifications no longer needed. Blockchains will also make businesses more agile and dynamic bcause even complex contracts can be processed very quickly. Despite the high speed legal certainty increases becasue all contracts and legal relationships are tamper-proof. By enabling legal and compliant communication between human beings and machines as well as between machines and machines Blockchains will also become the cheap trust protocol for the Internet of Things (IoT). Contracts will become really smart. By interacting with smart products and peer-to-peer payment systems they will „process themselves“ correctly and accurately. When combined with Artificial Intelligence (AI) Blockchains built a platform for secure smart agents and virtual as well as physical robots that help humans with their work or replace human labor.
Documents and messages gain a new kind of authenticity and integrity, which helps companies to be compliant and agile at the same time. Without investing in new hardware companies can improve their identity management to an unprecedented security level. Blockchains are open-source software. Each company can start experimenting immediately.
Major risks to be considered:
- Blockchains could destroy jobs (but also create new ones by boosting peer-to-peer economy)
- Blockchains require a giant amonunt of energy.
- The lack of governance in the development of global Blockchains usage fosters a kind of wild-west business.
- Tamper-proof contracts do not protect from fraudulent minds.
Major topics to be discussed:
- Strategic impacts
- Disruption of value chains
- New business models
- Blockchain-based peer-to-peer business / some examples
- Smart markets
- Bitcoin, Ethereum & Co. – The finance revolution
- Blockchains in identity and access management
- Blockchains and IoT/m2m
- Smart contracts – how do they actually work?
- Blockchains in all certification processes (HR, Finance, Legal etc.)
- KYC chain
- Technical infrastructures
- Compliance and current legal conditions
- Legal outlook
- Strategic riks
- Technological risks
Head of Grid Control
Head of Smart Grid Platform Baden Württemberg
Municipal Utilities Schwäbisch Hall GmbH
Blockchains Enable New Business Models for Utility Companies
- Current research and field experiments in India
- Energy on demand – individualized billing
- Blockchains and E-Mobility
- Blockchains and failure management
Dr. Hans-Jürgen Erbeldinger
Blockchain and Data Sovereignity
Blockchain and Data Sovereignity
- Exponentiel innovation speed in digitization
- Blockchains: the next big thing
- Governance and participation
- Use case: the iState project
Global HR-Manager & Consultant
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
A New Generation of Shared Services Based on Blockchains
- Combining finance, HR, procurement and sales shared services
- Reducing operational cost by 50 percent
- Enable 100% compliance
Dr. Richard Brunner
General Counsel, Global Head of Legal
Blockchains in IP and Contract Management
- Will Blockchains replace patent authorities, collecting societies and record companies?
- Are smart contracts actual contracts and are they really smart?
- Blockchains in all authentification processes
comdirect bank AG
Blockchain Based Innovations and Scenarios
- Hype or game changer?
- Blockchain technology within our innovation management
- Future scenarios and strategic options
- Blockchain prototyping at comdirect
Senior Project Manager
Innovation & Technology
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
- Current Blockchain projects at Deutschen Telekom
- Blockchains and IoT
- Blockchains and new business models
innogy Innovation Hub
Blockchains in the Energy Business
- Technological base
- Current use cases at innogy
- Outlook: That’s how Blockchains will change the business
Dr. Kirsten Dunlop
Incubating Green Blockchain Startups
- Climate KIC – a major tech startup incubator of the European Union
- Digitization and climate
- Why Blockchain?
- What’s next?