Blockchain in Government 2018 Program

Day One - Technology


Blockchain Tech for the Non-Geek

Wednesday, November 7: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Our knowledgeable speaker and conference chair discusses what it means to develop a blockchain-based system, immediate benefits and long-term transformational potential.


, Director, Euan Semple Ltd


What do the Analysts & Thought Leaders Say?

Wednesday, November 7: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


, Director & Lead Analyst, Outsell

, Co-Founder & Chief Research & Development Officer, Governance Laboratory @NYU (GovLab)

, VP, Innovation, Salesforce and Blockchain Social Impact Coalition

, Government Blockchain Association


Early Applications of Blockchain Technology

Wednesday, November 7: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Malta Digital Innovation Authority & Legal Framework

, Senior Partner, Ganado Advocates and World Wildlife Federation - New Zealand

World Wildlife Federation - New Zealand

, Project Manager, Tuna Traceability, Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) and Identity

Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) & Identity

, President, Chenega Analytic Business Solutions (Chenega ABS)


Blockchain Tech: Promise or Reality?

Wednesday, November 7: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

This panel of sponsors discusses their view of the blockchain technology with respect to governments!


Blockchain for Good

Wednesday, November 7: 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

From the intersection of AI and blockchain technology, this talk covers education, sustainable energy, government transparency, recycling, micro-lending, preventing pharma fraud, and more.  It discusses disruptors and walks people through the ‘how-to’ from a process and business strategy perspective.


, Member, IBM Academy of Technology (Blockchain, Games, Watson, Design)


Supporting the Blockchain World

Wednesday, November 7: 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.


Keynote: Why Blockchain is the Future

Wednesday, November 7: 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


, Strategic Architect, ConsenSys

Day Two - Implementation


Government Implementations: Blockchain Technologies in Action

Thursday, November 8: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

a. European Commission

The European Commission has been at the forefront of government engagement with various digital challenges. Despite its bureaucratic reputation it has been willing to embrace the new and has come up with interesting and relevant legislation around digital identity and cyber security. It is starting to grapple with the power of Blockchain and is again early into the field.  Come and hear more!


, Director General, Tax & Customs, European Commission and formerly Director General of IT

b. Homeland (Visas)
c. GSA (Simplifying Vendors)
d. UK Welfare System
e. Securities Commission (Aus)

Smart Contracts & Private Blockchains

Thursday, November 8: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


, Director & Lead Analyst, Outsell


Blockchain Challenges from Practitioners

Thursday, November 8: 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Digital Business & Economics: Present & Future

Thursday, November 8: 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

At the moment the world of Blockchain is like the early days of the internet, lots of innovation but also lots of unpredictability. While this creativity is excited and going to transform industries, for Blockchain to achieve its full potential it needs to integrate with some of the norms of government and finance that have been adopted and adapted over years because they work.  Jamie Burke's work sits squarely at this intersection, identifying and funding Blockchain related products and services that make transition to a new world more robust and transformative.  Hear his thoughts for our future with Blockchain.


, Founder & CEO, Outlier Ventures


Closing Comments

Thursday, November 8: 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.