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The iconic tech event from Silicon Valley is coming to Europe. The first blockchain engineering conference built for
reengineering trust in the enterprise.

Blockchain:

Rethink trust

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Amsterdam 29JUNE2018 “Beurs van Berlage” Conference Centre

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Alexy Khrabrov
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Alexy Khrabrov

Chief Scientist, By the Bay. Founder and organizer of leading developer meetups and OSS conferences in the Silicon Valley, partnering with global technology giants such as IBM, Apple, Twitter, Uber, and Salesforce.

Take Back the Blockchain for Real Business

Engineering Excellence for Decentralized Enterprise Systems

«Rethink Trust is the first blockchain engineering conference focusing on replacing the existing trust mechanisms in the enterprise. We show several key verticals where blockchain solutions are used to re-engineer the trust mechanisms underlying payments, IoT, trading systems, energy, and other.

We look at the trade-offs of such re-engineering — where the efficiencies are obtained, where new risks are created, and how to mitigate them, and what new value is created.»

The Only Engineering Enterprise Blockchain Event

  • 1-dayevent
  • 500+attendees
  • Promozones
  • 3workshops

Key Differentiators

Some of the ideas you’ll see that are not usually discussed at traditional blockchain expos:

  • Engineering Excellence First. Our communities built distributed systems for decades, including Twitter. They are not built in JavaScript or Python. You’ll see why. We bring the leading voices of the Open Source community, the Hyperledger Foundation, our keynote, the Linux Foundation, our sponsors, to educate your engineers.
  • Enterprise Use Cases First. We do not discuss ICOs to start new businesses, we focus on existing global businesses becoming better with meaningful blockchain augmentation. We do not “bring your company on the blockchain”, we consider when, and how, blockchain solutions can improve your business, open new avenues of advance, or even new verticals.
  • Trust and Trustless Systems from the First Principles. Our program is rooted in the fundamental topic of the conference that is trust. Computational systems allow for new ways of trustless consensus, and they are replacing or augmenting existing, implicit trust networks. We are interested specifically in the ways that reengineered trust will propagate through business verticals, how to regulate it and mitigate its risks, and how to help enterprises build these systems with world-class engineers comprising our communities.

Keynote Speakers

  • Christopher Ferris

    IBM CTO Open Technology, Chair of the Hyperledger Technical Steering
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    Christopher Ferris

    Christopher Ferris

    IBM CTO Open Technology, Chair of the Hyperledger Technical Steering

    Biography

    An IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO Open Technology for IBM, Christopher has been involved in the architecture, design, and engineering of distributed systems for most of his 38+ year career in IT and has been actively engaged in open standards and open source development since 1999.

    He has technical responsibility for all of IBM's strategic open source and standards initiatives, including Hyperledger, Open Container Initiative, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Node.js and Docker. He represents IBM on the Hyperledger Governing Board, is a Maintainer of the Hyperledger Fabric project and chairs the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee.

  • Mariana Gómez de la Villa

    Global Program Manager, DLT
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    Mariana Gómez de la Villa

    Mariana Gómez de la Villa

    Global Program Manager, DLT

    Biography

    Mariana Gomez de la Villa (1979, Mexican nationality) has joined ING in 2015 and is currently the global head of ING’s Blockchain program, with overall responsibility for driving research and development of Distributed Ledger Technology as well as capitalizing on its potential in order to unlock mass-scale value.

    Under Mariana’s leadership, the Blockchain program has delivered over 30 proofs of concept in collaboration with the following business areas: payments, trade finance and working capital solutions, financial markets, post-trade, bank treasury, lending, compliance and identity.

    Mariana is also responsible for setting up long-term purpose and vision, including the governance of the program within the organization. Mariana is an active leader in global consortia, outlining the strategy and envisioning market landscapes.

    Mariana’s accountabilities include the definition of products, services and business models, as well as foresight to business, technology, leadership communities and international stakeholders, including regulators.

Speakers

Program

Schedule

  • PM 2:10-2:40
    Coffee and breakfast
    Forks: Eroding the Trust Infrastructure of Blockchain
    Kristen Stone
    Kristen Stone
    Kristen Stone
    Matthew Werner
    Matthew Werner
    Matthew Werner
  • PM 2:10-2:40
    Coffee and breakfast
    Forks: Eroding the Trust Infrastructure of Blockchain
    Kristen Stone
    Kristen Stone
    Kristen Stone
    Matthew Werner
    Matthew Werner
    Matthew Werner
  • PM 1:00-1:30
    Douglas Beardsley
    Pact: Smart Contracts You Can Take To The Bank Douglas Beardsley
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    The revolutionary idea of putting computer programs in a blockchain to create smart contracts has opened up a whole new world of possibilities. But, these programs have very different characteristics from other software. This talk explores these differences, some of the challenges that have been encountered, and then discusses how Kadena is solving these problems with its smart contract language Pact.
  • PM 4:40-5:00
    Dr. Johan A. Pouwelse
    Distributed Trust Design Dr. Johan A. Pouwelse
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    We now have the ability to create trust with software, as shown by Ebay, AirBnB, and Uber. Delft University of Technology is home to the oldest research group creating online trust at scale with real people. A total of 1.8 million people have installed our Tribler software over the years. It offers a Youtube-like experience with Bittorrent support, Tor-like anonymous tunnels, and our own bandwidth token economy. In August 2007 we launched a primitive distributed ledger together with Harvard University for "bandwidth-as-a-currency". It provides an incentive to donate seeding bandwidth or Tor-like relays. We have expanded upon this initial operational system ever since. Our system is based on trust, instead of crypto puzzles. Our IETF standard outlines "Trustchain" in detail. Trust and trustworthy identities are essential. We worked for years on the problem of fake identities and we will go live with the first government-backed self-sovereign identity after the summer. We want to generalize the various isolated profit-driven communities which try to build trust, to form a public utility. Our audacious ambition is to establish a new scientific field, we call Distributed Trust Design. Distributed Trust Design provides a coherent framework to transform mutually non-trusting people into trustworthy online communities of arbitrary size, that have a process for democratic decision-making, the ability to punish those who freeride on the community or are dishonest in order to manage a marketplace, govern a resource sustainably, schedule activities, or achieve a common purpose in general.
  • PM 2:40-3:00
    Joost Volker
    Making Enterprise Blockchain a Reality Joost Volker
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    After all the experimentation with blockchain in prior years, are the enterprises ready to go live? What do enterprises need to succeed with blockchain projects, and how is Oracle responding? We’ll share a number of these examples from real world enterprises, and explain how they are re-engineering their business processes to raise the level of trust through the use of permissioned blockchain technology integrated with identity management and role-based access control. We’ll also look at what challenges companies are working to address, and how blockchain technology is evolving to bring greater performance and plug-n-play integration capabilities to meet the needs of the enterprise.
  • PM 3:00-3:10
    Coffee break
    Coffee break
  • AM 11:40-12:00
    Draltan Marin
    Managing confidential data on a public blockchain. Draltan Marin
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    We present a real-life use case for proxy re-encryption in the context of the Unicorn Bay solution. Unicorn Bay is a blockchain solution for the Asset management industry where we keep track of portfolio management strategies and classic assets trading operations. These are highly strategic information for our clients and as such should remain confidential. Keeping the right balance between a fully decentralized architecture and private data requires a method for encrypting data and having access control on that data. In order to solve this issue we use proxy re-encryption.
  • PM 3:30 - 3:50
    Adi Ben-Ari
    Developing Platform Agnostic Blockchain Applications Adi Ben-Ari
  • PM 3:50 - 4:00
    Coffee break
    Coffee break
  • PM 3:10-3:30
    Jonathan Levi
    What are the Actual Problems we solve with Blockchain Jonathan Levi
  • PM 4:00-4:20
    Ana Trbovich
    Open source blockchain for the energy industry Ana Trbovich
  • AM 11:20 - 11:40
    Miсhael Egorov
    NuCypher KMS: Uncensorable decentralized encryption service Miсhael Egorov
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    We introduce NuCypher KMS: decentralized key management network. Unlike traditional key management systems, it only re-encrypts data and never decrypts. Access permissions are represented by re-encryption keys which are used by our threshold split-key re-encryption scheme [Umbral]. The talk explains how the system works, token economics behind the network, and how to build multu-user end-to-end encrypted applications with it.
  • AM 12:00-1:00
    Lunch
    Lunch
  • PM 4:20-4:40
    Alexander Vlasov
    Scaling blockchain in depth Alexander Vlasov
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    Scaling a public blockchain has been proven to be a challenge. Now everyone understands the trade off between partial data and processing locality (delegates Proof of Stake consensus) and true distributed participation (Proof of Work). Following a brilliant idea from the original Plasma whitepaper (plasma.io) BANKEX has developed its own implementation that allows to scale an asset transfer transactions to 10k transactions per second, provides customer protection and can resolve disputes automatically through the smart contract. Here an BANKEX we believe that delegation of processing to sibling chains with possibility of dispute resolution on the patent one is a right way to solve processing speed/ distribution trade off in public ledgers
  • PM 5:00-5:10
    Coffee break
    Coffee break
  • PM 5:10-6:00
    Coffee and breakfast
    Panel The Future of Business Blockchain
    Nik Scharmann
    Nik Scharmann
    Nik Scharmann
    Roberto Mancone
    Roberto Mancone
    Roberto Mancone
    Clara Durodie
    Clara Durodie
    Clara Durodie
    Nick Kurat
    Nick Kurat
    Nick Kurat
    Rashid Hoosenally
    Rashid Hoosenally
    Rashid Hoosenally
  • AM 11:00-11:20
    Yonatan Sompolinsky
    Bridging the gap between untrusting devs and trust-seeking users Yonatan Sompolinsky
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    While Satoshi's achievement in designing a consensus protocol for a totally decentralized system isn't overrated, the setup of total trustlessness imposes severe limitations on its scalability. Protocols which give some authority to recognized nodes are easily more scalable and efficient; yet, this boost in performance comes at the expense of needing to trust these nodes. This trust can take vastly different forms, from trusting a single entity with the integrity of the data, to trusting it with the persistence of the state, to trusting it merely for good performance of the system. This spectrum of trust can potentially bridge the gap between developers who advocate for full decentralization and redundancy of the base platform and product managers who are interested in use cases for ordinary trusting end-users.
  • AM 10:30-10:50
    Roman Shaposhnik
    Trust but verify: a missing link between IoT and a trustworthy, computationally verifiable reality Roman Shaposhnik
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    Blockchain has fundamentally changed our relationship with trust. At its core, blockchain networks (and their consensus protocols) provided to us a feat of engineering that seemed impossible just a few years ago. A system can now be computationally proven trustworthy as a whole without every individual entity within that system needing to be fully trusted. Still, so far we mostly dealt with blockchain systems rooted in the virtual reality (crypto currencies, digital identities, smart contracts, etc.). This talk will briefly cover: What is a cyber-physical system and why cyber-physical systems are fundamentally different from systems rooted in virtual reality. Why cyber-physical systems require a hybrid approach to building a trustworthy, digitally verifiable "digital twins" of the physical world they are embedded in. An approach, built around using Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPOS) Consensus blockchains coupled with trustworthy, fully disaggregated software computational enclaves, allowing for the creation of radically different kinds of oracles. The kinds of oracles that can finally provide to be the missing link connecting blockchain and smart contracts to the trustworthy, computationally verifiable reality and all of its rich information sources.
  • AM 10:50-11:00
    Coffee break
    Coffee break
  • AM 8:45-9:30
    Christopher Ferris
    Keynote I: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts Christopher Ferris
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    Hyperledger was formed with the vision of establishing a community where we could bring together the smartest minds to solve the challenges of delivering blockchain technology for the enterprise. Two and a half years later, that vision is being realized. Hyperledger's ""greenhouse"" is not only incubating new technologies, but is now entering into the collaboration and consolidation phase, and out of this is emerging some important new innovation.
  • AM 9:30-10:00
    Mariana Gómez de la Villa
    Keynote II Mariana Gómez de la Villa
  • AM 10:00-10:10
    Coffee break
    Coffee break
  • AM 10:10-10:25
    Mark Leibowitz
    Mark Leibowitz
  • PM 1:30-2:00
    Christopher Georgen
    Beyond DAPPS, building an application protocol Christopher Georgen
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    When Topl began development in early 2017, Chris and his team set out on a truly unique course for the blockchain space. Instead of trying to build the next Ethereum, a single blockchain meant to run a myriad of decentralized applications (DAPPS) or simply building a DAPP on top of someone else's blockchain, Topl set out to build one of the very few application specific blockchains. The Topl blockchain incorporates a significant but finite set of features, including prediction markets, smart contracts, supply chain integration, and identity management, all in support of a single process, socially-responsible investment into developing countries. In this talk, Chris and Topl's CTO, Jim Aman, will detail Topl's approach to the building its own application-specific blockchain, covering both the benefits and drawbacks of such a strategy.
  • PM 2:00-2:10
    Coffee break
    Coffee break
  • AM 8:30-8:45
    Alexy Khrabrov
    Grand Welcome Alexy Khrabrov
  • AM 8:00-8:30
    Coffee and breakfast
    Coffee and breakfast
  • AM 10:25-10:40
    Gene Galanter
    Paradigm shift in confidential data control Gene Galanter
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    Gennady will share emerging trends in application architecture for handling confidential data and compliance by design.

Workshops

  • 12:00-3:00

    Room 3

    1st Floor

    Workshop 1 Hyperledger Fabric
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    This presentation will introduce the audience to Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies for business. This will cover the goals of the organization and its different projects and activities.The presentation will then focus on Hyperledger Fabric, a modular and flexible blockchain framework design to address the requirements of the business use cases benefiting from the use of blockchain technology. This part will cover the design principles which motived the development of Fabric and which differentiate it from other blockchain technologies. It will introduce the audience to Fabric's overall architecture and process flow, as well as give specific information on how to get start with developing a blockchain application using Fabric.

    Anyone can benefit from the first part of the presentation but the second part is much more technical in nature and aimed at giving network admistrators and application developers a good understanding of how a Fabric blockchain network and application function.

    Arnaud Le Hors

    Arnaud Le Hors

    Senior Technical Staff Member of Web & Blockchain Open Technologies at IBM
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    Arnaud has been working on standards and open source for over 25 years and has been involved in every aspect of the open technology development process: technical, strategic, political, and legal. Arnaud was editor of several key web specifications including HTML and DOM and was a pioneer of open source with the release of libXpm in 1990. Arnaud is the main representative for IBM at W3C, an elected member of the HyperledgerTechnical Steering Committee, a contributor to Hyperledger Fabric, and a member of the Hyperledger Speakers Bureau.

  • 12:00-2:00

    Room 2

    1st Floor

    Workshop 2 Choosing Proper Blockchain Technologies for Your Business
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    At our workshops, certified blockchain experts will explain the types and differences of centralized and distributed solutions, including public and private blockchains, and lead participants through the comparison of private blockchains.

    The workshops’ facilitators will share real-life implementation of blockchain in enterprises across various industries, Intellectsoft Blockchain Lab’s process of conducting customer workshops, as well as uprising blockchains within modern infrastructure.

    Tim Kozak

    Tim Kozak

    Head of Technology at Intellectsoft Blockchain Lab
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    Tim has been a СТО in several tech companies which allowed him to gain a deep expertise in product development and embrace a startup nature. Currently he drives technological development of Intellectsoft Blockchain Lab while guiding the innovation efforts of the entire division.

    Nick Kurat

    Nick Kurat

    Director of Intellectsoft Blockchain Lab
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    Nick has over 14 years of experience in growing technology businesses. From San Francisco based innovative startups to international tech companies servicing Fortune500 clients, he provides hands-on advising on business strategy, enabling technologies, and global business expansion. Both his entrepreneurial spirit and expertise benefit clients by meeting their business objectives and getting ahead of competition.

    Since the time he got acquainted with Distributed Ledger Technologies, Nick became its evangelist helping others understand the benefits of blockchain to both business and society.

    Currently Nick is leading Intellectsoft Blockchain Lab, top rated blockchain studio in 2017 and 2018, according to Clutch.

  • 2:00-5:00

    Room 1

    1st Floor

    Workshop 3 Blockchain in Scala
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    In this workshop, Nick Edmonds, Lead Blockchain Engineer and Co-Founder of Topl, will introduce you their Edda framework. Designed to be deployed as application-specific public, permissionless blockchains, Edda incorporates the first implementation of the Ouroboros Genesis consensus algorithm, allows for domain specific smart contracts, and supports complex actor types and attributes.

    Leveraging the JVM for its cross-platform capabilities along with the built-in JavaScript runtime environment the Nashorn Engine, this framework takes advantage of the concise structure of Scala in combination with the ability to write smart contracts in JavaScript, one of the most popular programming languages in the world. A blockchain created with the Edda framework can be deployed on nearly every device, with a smart contract language most developers are already familiar with. Scala’s Akka actor model provides for a highly concurrent and distributed system, important for decentralization and speed when settling transactions within a distributed network. Pattern matching, case classes, and strong typing system within Scala allow the Edda framework to easily create new tokens and digitize assets onto the blockchain. The immutability of functional programming in Scala lends itself well to abstracting data structures used to build blockchains.

    Abstracting core components into easy to reason models allows multiple developers or teams to quickly add new features within the framework. Through this session, you will become familiar with the motivations behind a Scala and functional-first blockchain implementation, the architecture of an application-specific blockchain, and the steps needed to deploy your own specialized chain.

    Nick Edmonds

    Nick Edmonds

    Co-founder and Lead Blockchain Engineer of Topl
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    After solidifying a love for programming in his high school robotics team, Nicholas went on to graduate from the University of Houston with a degree in computer science. His former projects range from computer vision and virtual reality to neural nets and distributed computing. After reading the seminal Bitcoin whitepaper shortly after it was released in 2008, he has kept an eye on the burgeoning cryptocurrency market. Nick now leads technical development for the Topl protocol working with the rest of the technical team to continue pushing the potential of blockchain technology.

  • 2:00-5:00

    Room 4

    1st Floor

    Workshop 4 Provectus Blockchain Framework: Trustless Cooperation Within and Between Enterprises Utilizing Blockchain With Other Complementary Technologies
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    This workshop is the inaugural presentation of Provectus blockchain framework, which is designed to build decentralized next-level DApps. Yuri Vizitei, CTO of Provectus, will start the session and introduce the main features of the framework.

    Experts and developers from Provectus will share how the framework combines blockchain, traditional databases, message brokers, DevOps processes and other complementary technologies to achieve balanced, real world, functional synergy without any loss of decentralization.

    The framework empowers companies to build and deploy enterprise-level decentralized applications and cooperate without any single point of failure or control. It enables business process modelling approach, simple and secure network onboarding and automatic deployment of new network nodes, API constructor, failure analysis and reaction system, availability of low-level API and other features.

    Yuri Vizitei

    Yuri Vizitei

    СТO at Provectus
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    Yuri brings more than 20 years of experience developing solutions for market-leading companies in the US in such areas as Healthcare, Travel & Hospitality and Blockchain.

Venue

Beurs van Berlage
Amsterdam Conference Centre

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    «Enterprise Blockchain Talk»

  • 4Promo Zones

Attendees

  • CEOs, CTOs, COOs, CIOs & VP’s of Engineering
  • Managing Directors
  • Technical Founders and VCs
  • Engineering Managers and Leaders
  • Business Development & Business Analysts

We Have the Best Practices in Software Engineering for the Enterprise Blockchain Systems

What You Will Learn

  • What parts of the existing business trust network can be augmented by blockchain systems
  • How to pilot and implement decentralized systems and consortiums with stable, secure, and correct Hyperledger/blockchain foundations
  • What are the best software engineer practices for performant and scalable trustless systems
  • How to foster and engage engineering expertise and community for enterprise blockchain projects
  • What are the key technical issues in consortium operation for existing business verticals

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Organizers

Intellectsoft is a full-cycle software engineering company that helps businesses worldwide to overcome gaps in digital transformation through innovation.

Intellectsoft Blockchain Lab — a stand-alone enterprise-grade blockchain consulting and development division. It has built a profound team of certified experts in engineering, cryptography, and cybersecurity.

  • 10 years on the market
  • 350+ clients
  • 6 offices

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Provectus is a technology solution provider for companies who wish to adhere to various compliance rules and regulations when managing data owned by their customers or partners.

With its decentralized key and data management architecture in its core, the solution provides privacy by design, control and audit-ability of compliance for all personal data in custody. It continues to find itself in various industries from corporate technology to GDPR compliance.

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Location

Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage
Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
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