Monday, May 21, 2018
8:00 AM – 8:25 AM
Registration & Breakfast
8:25 AM – 8:30 AM
Master of Ceremonies Introduction
Daryl Price JrSenior Regional Client Executive at Unicom and former NFL Player
8:30 AM – 8:35 AM
Brief Welcome Remarks
8:35 AM – 8:50 AM
8:50 AM – 9:50 AM
Session 1: Keynote Address ‐ Digitalization and Blockchain: Foundation for a Port of the FutureThe unique combination at the Port of Antwerp of cargo handling, intermodal connections, logistics services and industrial activities is the ideal supply chain ecosystem to implement Blockchain solutions. Digitalization strategies are an integral part of the Port’s vision on how to strengthen the competitiveness and efficiency of the Port. The recent appointment of a Chief Digital and Information Officer reflects that commitment to all the stakeholders at the Port and all players in the supply chain. The goal of the presentation is to position blockchain by means of several real use-cases, which demonstrate the opportunities, as well as the challenges, to improve transparency and a “verifiable trust” driven supply chain. In addition, the testimonials will emphasize the Port’s commitment to make blockchain an integrated building block of the Port’s architecture built on connectivity, collaboration and innovation.
9:50 AM – 10:15 AM
Session 2 Part 1: Solving Pain Points of Freight and Trucking Industry with BlockchainToday, freight industry is facing many challenges such as cash flow, efficiency, risk control, and shortage of drivers (trucking). Blockchain and distributed ledger may hold keys to solve some of these challenges and persistent pain points. In this session, speakers will cover, use case and pilot experience of blockchain and open standard for managing truck drivers as well as cash flow; application of blockchain for freight billing. The speakers are pioneers venturing into new frontiers across industry boundaries.
Billing Freight Better with Blockchain and a DemonstrationYei Sung KimManaging Consultant, J.D.AccentureCody BurnsEnterprise Blockchain ArchitectAccenture
10:15 AM – 10:35 AM
Networking Coffee Break
10:35 AM – 11:00 AM
Session 2 Part 2: Solving Pain Points of Freight and Trucking Industry with BlockchainToday, freight industry is facing many challenges such as cash flow, efficiency, risk control, and shortage of drivers (trucking). Blockchain and distributed ledger may hold keys to solve some of these challenges and persistent pain points. In this session, speakers will cover, use case and pilot experience of blockchain and open standard for managing truck drivers as well as cash flow; application of blockchain for freight billing. The speakers are pioneers venturing into new frontiers across industry boundaries.
Blockchain-Powered Trucking: Using Irrefutable Records to Drive Cash Flow and LiquidityMax WardChief Executive OfficerOpenPort
OpenPort is using blockchain technology to accelerate the cash flow in supply chains. Micro-rewards incentivise compliance and data sharing, with shipment events recorded on a decentralised ledger, proving exactly what was delivered, when, and by whom. With an instant and irrefutable proof of delivery, the speed and reliability of payments between parties is greatly enhanced.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 3: End-to-end Supply Chain Collaboration Critical for Shippers/BCO’sIn 2017, the global supply chain and shipping industries have seen a number of blockchain pilot projects and consortiums involving shipping lines, banks, freight forwarders, insurance companies, and customs brokers to digitalize supply chains and eliminate paperwork. These include the joint venture between Maersk and IBM; shipping pilot across multiple jurisdictions by a consortium comprising AB InBev, Accenture, APL, Kuehne + Nagel and a European customs organization. Nexledger shipping pilot led by Samsung SDS along with South Korea players including shipping logistics companies, the Korean Customs, and major ocean liners; A pilot of agriculture commodity trading and shipping transaction over blockchain (Easy Trade Connect platform) comprising Louis Dreyfus, one of the world's largest commodities traders, financial institutions ING, Societe Generale, ABN Amro, Russel Marine Group, and Blue Water Shipping.All these blockchain projects worldwide are covering all the various aspects of the supply chain. All the stakeholders trials/test applications are essential for eventually coming to an end-to-end transparent and efficient supply chain. In order to move forward from pilots to widespread adoption, speakers in this session will share their insights on how global supply chain stakeholders can work together to gain benefits from this emerging technology, in particular, in the context of international shipping. Key questions include interoperability, standardization, and stakeholder participation. Terminal operators and Ports are like all stakeholders and are an essential part in that strategy.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 1:20 PM
Session 4: Powering Blockchain Innovation through Academic – Industry PartnershipsBlockchain Technology and Ecosystem Design (B-TED) is a network of Universities comprising Georgetown University, University of Houston, and other higher education partners. B-TED’s activities focus on providing academic research results to industry members to facilitate future innovation and design in a blockchain-based ecosystem. B-TED is similar in basis to maturing blockchain technology and its ecosystem as academic precursor for the Internet, and will provide independent academic and a vendor neutral knowledge base for blockchain technology from a wide range of academic backgrounds targeting industry applications and sectors at the regional, national, and global level.In the context of industrial and academic collaboration, B-TED is the place to conduct joint research to provide industrial members academic support for future sophisticated innovation. The results of B-TED are the foundation of future standardization for technology, economics and regulations. In this session, speakers will present partnering and collaboration models between academia and industry, as well as share success stories from those collaborations.
1:20 PM – 1:45 PM
Session 5: Blockchain for O&G Exploration & Production: Pilots and Future OpportunitiesThis is a presentation and discussion of savings identified from implementing blockchain solutions in the supply chain. These findings are from a case study with a major oil company. Other ancillary examples will also be included.
1:45 PM – 2:10 PM
Session 6: Automating and Securing the Enterprise Blockchain Network and Machine EconomySmart contracts enable a machine-to-machine economy, automated transactions, and business processing. The technology holds tremendous potential for many industries such as insurance, smart manufacture, transportation, supply chain management, to name just few. However, in order to unleash its full potential and deliver the promised economic benefits, industry applications rely on authenticity, auditability, and correctness of data feeding into smart contracts. Filament is developing a transformative technology to fill this capability gap for achieving the benefits of blockchain and smart contracts in the machine economy while enabling business process automation. It will amplify the efficiency and benefits that we are already witnessing now in the pilot studies and take it to the next level.
Securing the Machine EconomyAllison Clift-JenningsChief Executive OfficerFilament!
The promise of blockchain technology is strong, and has important potential to optimize many business processes across industries. However, there are some fundamental requirements in the security underlying this promising innovation. In this presentation, speaker will walk through the "non-negotiables" when it comes to deploying production enterprise blockchain networks.
2:10 PM – 3:00 PM
Session 7: Smart Contracts in the Insurance Industry: Disruption or A Better Form of Risk Management?The Insurance Industry is in the midst of a technical renaissance. Smart contracts and blockchain can streamline and simplify insurance transactions by connecting all stakeholders in the insurance value chain with shared, current, accurate, and secure risk information. The results will be automation of invoicing for settlement between contracting parties, improved assessment of risk and losses, and a faster and cheaper fulfillment process. A recent blockchain pilot involving insurer MS Amlin, Re/insurance company XL Catlin, Willis Towers Watson, and ACORD show significant benefits of blockchain in achieving greater transparency, eliminating low-value tasks, and reducing administrative costs. This session aims to enlighten the audience how this emerging technology could deliver high velocity impact and profoundly transform the insurance industry.
Insurance Will Revolutionize Logistics from Within Derek LovrenichChief Executive OfficerInsurEcoInsurance and the Blockchain Amit DagaExecutive Partner - InsuranceRicoh USA
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Networking Coffee Break
3:15 PM – 3:55 PM
Session 8: Investing in Blockchain Startups: Perspective from VCs and Corporate VenturesFor early stage investors and corporate ventures, blockchain is a new and emerging space. Blockchain entrepreneurs, startups, and angel networks are looking for insights, sharing experiences, and learning how corporate ventures and early stage accelerator programs can take advantage of this technology trend. Panelists in this session will address questions from angel investors, blockchain entrepreneurs, corporate investors, blockchain evangelists, and industry stakeholders on how to cultivate an ecosystem for blockchain startups in order to bring its benefits to industry stakeholders and promote economic growth.
3:55 PM – 4:30 PM
Session 9: Digital Petrochemical Distribution and Supply Management over BlockchainAdvanced digital technologies drive new business opportunities to integrate along the business value chain, and improve competiveness of chemical companies. The total expected benefits from digital transformation amount to US$14.4 trillion by 2022, of which US$2.7 trillion are attributed to supply chain-related savings. Smart contracts and blockchain are key technology ingredients for unleashing the power of digital supply chain. It facilitates supply chain collaboration and allows suppliers, producers, logistics providers, customers, and other partners in the value chain to exchange information. Companies need to get started now to develop a blockchain strategy for digital supply chain.
4:30 PM – 4:55 PM
Session 10: Supply Chain Transparency and TraceabilityBlockchain provides an ideal solution for supply chain traceability and transparency. Many of the world’s largest food companies and retail giants are investigating how blockchain technology can solve some long lasting challenges in supply chain transparency. With the promise of real-time, secure, tamper resistant, end-to-end traceability, blockchain promises the capability to track a product from retail shelf back through every stage of the supply chain, right to the producer, with speed and accuracy as previously never imagined.In this session, blockchain experts and pioneers will share their insights and experiences of this game changing technology to enable trustworthy transparency, visibility, and traceability in global supply chains and logistics.
Global Food Supply Chain and LogisticsPeter HarrisCo-Founder and Research PrincipalChain Business Insights
Global population growth forecasts require food production to increase by 60% by 2050. Consumers increasingly demand fresh produce that can be proven to have been produced safely according to ethical and sustainable methods. Producers, manufacturers, distributors, carriers, logistics providers and retailers need to boost efficiency and improve supply chain traceability - especially in light of recent safety scares and recalls. This presentation draws on recent research by Chain Business Insights and will set the food supply chain scene, highlight the complex and unique challenges of food logistics, and drill down on recent blockchain pilots that are addressing current shortcomings and challenges of the global food supply chain ecosystem.
4:55 PM – 5:50 PM
Session 11: Transforming Supply Chains with BlockchainIn this session you will learn about the value of blockchain technology combined with other innovations and how they are delivering increased liquidity, freeing working capital and easing settlements in today’s global supply chains that will benefit world economies, and the people working within them. This session will also cover solutions to producer exploitation and produce counterfeiting.
Supply Chains and Blockchains - Driving Economic Impact and Fairer TradeJason EnglishVice President of Protocol MarketingSweetbridge
The true economic impact of blockchain and IoT will be driven through supply chain. While the evolution of Fintech is important, the $54T global supply chain and logistics market, which encompasses two-thirds of the world’s economy, offers even greater opportunities to make a positive impact on global GDP and produce better outcomes for companies and individuals throughout the value chain. Blockchain use cases for supply chain will support all aspects of the design, production and delivery of goods to meet customer needs. Even more interestingly, supply chains have operated as decentralized economic organizations for centuries, often with their own forms of shared ledgers. The value of blockchain technology combined with other innovations now offers us a means for increasing liquidity, freeing working capital and easing settlements in today’s global supply chains that will benefit world economies, and the people working within them.From Lineage to Safety: Chewing on Blockchain’s Application to the Food IndustryMatthew DiBonaSenior DirectorSmartbridge
Blockchain use cases abound in all industries, and the recent food safety recalls underscore the promise of blockchain to the food industry value chain. During this session, Matthew DiBona will review several of the noteworthy opportunities for blockchain in the food industry, then will demonstrate a Smartbridge mobile application built to facilitate the physical and digital handoff of goods along food value chain participants, including integrating the Ethereum blockchain to backend enterprise applications.Using Smart Contracts to Connect Producers and BuyersDaniel MartinChief Operation OfficerProducers Market
Today, larger industry players cause producers to get only a fraction of the retail value of their produce. Imagine using smart contracts where an online marketplace can cut out the intermediaries so producers can go direct to market, even though those markets 1000's of miles away. The speaker will cover the financial market aspects of using smart contracts to facilitate trade with agriculture producers and the benefits of blockchain.
5:50 PM – 6:00 PM
Daryl Price JrSenior Regional Client Executive at Unicom and former NFL Player