0930 - 1000 US ET
THE BLOCKCHAIN DICHOTOMY: GOOD FOR HUMANITY, BUT IS IT A FIT FOR YOUR BUSINESS PROBLEM?
When ‘World’ is actually in your organisation’s title you bring a unique perspective when examining technology tools. With its objective to ‘influence and educate client countries’ the World Bank Group takes on a responsibility to apply innovative knowledge and solutions. In the big picture of a social mission to help build up developing countries many use cases can be identified for blockchain. But how does it correlate when it’s brought in a Shared Services or individual function context?
In this session we’ll explore:
- Factors to consider to know if blockchain is the best tool for your problem
- The critical mass test
- What are the costs of entry when implementing blockchain
Kenny K. Cheung, Chief of Procurement, The WORLD BANK GROUP
1030 - 1100 US ET
BLOCKCHAIN GOES GLOBAL
Understanding Blockchain basics will provide a foundation for its global application and use cases. The answer to the question ‘what value do you provide’ changes in the Blockchain environment. Peer to peer impact is achieved by a defined chain of custody stemming from a secure, common database. Blockchain is based on the removal of winners and losers through a system based on coopetition.
In this session, Dale will discuss:
- Use cases in the global marketplace
- What does the C-Suite need to know
- Direct application at FedEx
Dale Chrystie, Business Fellow, Blockchain Strategist, FedEx; Chairman - BiTA Standards Council
1130 - 1200 US ET
BLOCKCHAIN USE IN PUBLIC SECTOR
Blockchain provides a level of transparency desired by customers of public sector organizations, including taxpayers, which is rarely found in other types or programs. How does Blockchain compare to other technologies in analysis, design and its application to business problems? In a trusted environment, with smart contracting in place, how are change management and stakeholder management affected? In this session, we’ll explore:
- Recruitment as an HR use case
- Factors that make public sector adoption appealing
- Industrial and societal aspects
Lisa Turner – Chapter Lead, Columbus Chapter - Government Blockchain Association
1200 – 1205 US ET
CHAIRWOMAN’S CONFERENCE CLOSING REMARKS
Join in as our Chairwoman shares her key takeaways and highlights from the summit.