Enterprise Blockchain Summit by ReadWrite Labs

Bringing Together the Best Minds in Blockchain

Discussing the Adoption of Blockchain Technologies in Industry

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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.

Key Takeaways:

- 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.

Key Takeaways:

- 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

Networking Break

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.

Key Takeaways:

- 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.

Key Takeaways:

- 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

Networking Break

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.

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