Enterprise Blockchain Summit by ReadWrite Labs
Bringing Together the Best Minds in Blockchain
Discussing the Adoption of Blockchain Technologies in Industry
June 10, 2019
9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer St., Boston, MA
$299 add-on with LiveWorx Pass
About the Event
The Enterprise Blockchain Summit is an all-day event for those who are looking to understand the state of the Blockchain/Distributed Ledger implementations in the industry. You’ll hear from industry experts and executives about where Blockchain is applicable, which use cases are actually implemented either as pilots or early deployments and the key learnings associated.
Founded in 2013, ReadWrite Labs is an industry catalyst that accelerates the growth of the Business of Things by connecting the people, companies, and financing shaping the connected world. Our content, research, and events provide insight and inspiration to the world's most innovative IoT companies, entrepreneurs, and investors. Learn more about ReadWrite Labs.
8:00am - 9:00am
Registration & Introductions
9:00am - 10:00am
The State of the Blockchain Industry
Kyle Ellicot, Chief Labs Officer, ReadWrite Labs
As blockchain has begun moving from hype to real-world deployment, several industries are working to adopt the technology for a variety of business applications. This technology infrastructure is forcing change and redefining the future of your business. Its rapid adoption has introduced new business models, product developments, and a growing expectation of how business should be done in all industries. Take a guided tour of the global industry landscape and learn about the latest trends, companies, and industry updates for 2019.
- A mapping of the global blockchain landscape - from where to begin your organization's blockchain strategy to the key platforms & protocols
- Opportunity areas within the industry
10:00am - 10:45am
Moving Beyond the Hype. What's the Opportunity?
Dale Chrystie, Business Fellow and Blockchain Strategist, FedEx
We’ve now moved beyond the initial hype of enterprise blockchain and shifted towards real-world implementations being deployed regularly throughout multiple industries, each seeing new business models and value chains created along with questions of future regulations. As the pace of adoption only increases, are you aware of the opportunities blockchain will create for your organization? Have you begun to prepare for potential blind spots? We will provide insights into the overarching industry themes, use-cases, technologies, and opportunities that are presented now that the hype is over.
- What are opportunities blockchain will provide your industry
- How to stay ahead of the potential blind spots
- Key themes when adopting blockchain throughout your organization
10:45am - 11:00am
11:00am - 11:45am
The Enterprise Blockchain Platform Battle
Jorden Woods, Managing Partner & Founder, DoubleNova Group; Biser Dimitrov, Enterprise Blockchain Architect, Tata Consultancy Services; Dror Avieli, VP, Customer Success, ConsenSys; Jordan Fried, SVP, Global Business Development, Hedera Hashgraph; and Jim Mason, Foundry Director, DMX
With over 20 different platforms available, choosing the right blockchain protocol for your organization is foundational to the success of your implementation. While permissioned (or private) blockchains are the preferred solution for enterprise, will organizations shift towards the use of public blockchains? Hear from our panelists as they discuss the real-world industry use cases of permissioned and private blockchains, the benefits and challenges, and valuable role of consortia for your organization.
- Permissioned vs. public blockchains & Which platforms are for you?
- What are the challenges in permissioned blockchains?
- The value of participating in an industry focused consorita, and the shift in mindset required to succeed.
11:45am - 1:00pm
Networking Break & Lunch
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Responsible Supply Chains & Ethical Sourcing
Radhika Iyengar-Emens, Managing Partner, DoubleNova Group; Jeremy Goodwin, Founding CEO, SyncFab; Tom Gosselin, North America Director of Sustainability, DNV GL; and David Judd, VP, Customer Success and Global Presales, inxeption
Supply chains have become incredibly complex and opaque by today’s standards. However, there’s been an increasing amount of pressure from consumers, employees, and shareholders towards organizations implementing socially responsible supply chains providing transparency into the social (human & labor rights), environmental, sourcing, and overall governance throughout the lifecycle of goods and services. Over the next five years, the market is already looking to optimistically to grow between $889 million and $2.7 billion as organizations explore, implement, and scale a range of solutions, and as developers continue to build new tools. Our panel guests will share insights on the best practices, tools, and solutions available, along with the overall impact this shift will have on the future of the enterprise.
- Best practices and business impact of moving towards a socially responsible supply chain
- Insights on blockchain’s important role in the shift towards ethical supply chains
1:45pm - 2:30pm
Digital Assets and the Future of Adoption (Digital Twins)
Panel: Mason Borda, CEO and Co-Founder, Tokensoft; Andrew Beal, Blockchain Strategy Lead, Ernst & Young; Brad Feinstein, Sport and Blockchain, Consensys; Jason Ward, VP, Blockchain Product Management, Fidelity; and James Allen Regenor, Co-Founder, Blockchain Research Group
Our panelists will discuss the rise in adoption of digital assets (digital twins), the surrounding business models and marketplaces, how smart contracts play a significant role in adoption, as well as the infrastructure roadblocks and regulations enterprises will face in the coming future.
1. What is a digital asset and what does it mean for your products today?
2. How will your future customers interact with digital vs physical assets?
3. What are the benefits of smart contracts today?
4. Where are we from a legal framework standpoint?
5. Where are smart contracts being implemented in the enterprise today?
6. How different will blockchain e-commerce platforms be compared to traditional platforms?
2:30pm - 2:45pm
2:45pm - 3:20pm
Keynote: Reinventing Banking
Daniel S. Leon, Founding President & COO, Celsius Network
3:20pm - 4:00pm
The Investor Perspective on Blockchain
Panel: Philippe Cases; CEO, ReadWrite Labs; Alex McDougall, Chief Investment Officer, Bicameral Ventures; Frederic Dalibard, Head of Digital for Corporate & Investment Banking,Global Blockchain Coordinator, Natixis Group and Henry Liu, Managing Partner YGC Capital & Chief Investment Officer, Yeoman's
Our panel of venture capitalists (VCs) will discuss their views on the overall state of blockchain and its impact on enterprise technology. Where are venture capitalists investing in Enterprise Blockchain today? Beyond the hype, what is real?
4:00pm - 4:40pm
Fireside Chat: New Frameworks For Government
A discussion around the impact of blockchain technology within government and the future frameworks around governance being built.
4:40pm - 5:15pm
Establishing Trust With Your Ecosystem Without Compromising Your Data
John Wolpert, Product Executive, Seeker of Awesomeness, ConsenSys Web3Studio
CEOs will soon begin to demand the use of the global Ethereum mainnet in the most confidential, private, and sensitive solutions. Achieve true security for your company and customers while being able to integrate with anyone anywhere through the Stateful Internet.
5:15pm - 5:45pm
Key Takeaways & Closing Remarks
Kyle Ellicot, Chief Labs Officer, ReadWrite Labs
After a day of diving into the depths with today’s industry leaders on how blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) are currently playing a role within today’s enterprise environment and the future ahead, we take a look back at the key takeaways from the day and how to keep the competitive edge within your industry.
5:45pm - 7:45pm
LiveWorx Welcome Reception: LiveWorx Around the Block
Boston's Innovation District
The Grand, Scorpion Bar, Tuscan Kitchen, Showplace Icon Theatre, Kings on Seaport
*Must have LiveWorx badge for entry
Agenda is subject to change.
LiveWorx Welcome Reception: LiveWorx Around The Block
Monday, June 10 | 5:45 pm
Enjoy complimentary refreshments and appetizers in Boston's Innovation District while continuing discussions with colleagues about topics covered during your day (included with your LiveWorx pass).
*Must have LiveWorx badge for entry.
All Access Pass
All Access Pass
4 Days | June 8 – 11
Includes These Benefits
All Breakout Sessions
All Main Stage Keynotes & Spotlight Presentations
Xtropolis (Expo Hall) Including Ignite Sessions, Tech Demos & More
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks)
Monday Evening Welcome Reception
Mix @ 6 Tech Party
Daily Happy Hours
User Experience (UX) Lab
** Eligible to Register for All Day or Half Day Training
** Denotes Additional Cost
4 Days | June 8 – 11
Includes Everything In All Access, Plus...
Access to Westin Waterfront (Subject to Availability)
Express Check-In and Concierge at On-site Registration
Preferred Seating for All Main Stage Keynotes & Breakouts
Meet & Greet Opportunities with Select Keynote(s) & Celebrities On-site
Access to Xtropolis DeluX Lounge & Concierge (Includes Express Food & Beverage Access, Premium Bar, Swag Materials, Intimate Meeting Space)
Complimentary Training - Includes (1) Two Hour Training
20% LiveWorx Tech Shop Discount