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Rise to the Challenge - Blockchain
Thu, April 6, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM BST
"The first generation of the digital revolution brought us the Internet of information. The second generation — powered by blockchain technology — is bringing us the Internet of value: a new platform to reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better.”
This bold statement demonstrates the immense scale and potential of distributed ledger technology.
For the financial industry blockchain has progressed from solely focusing on digital currencies and we are now seeing the technology's potential being applied to a broad range of business processes. Experimentation with smart contracts, transactions, and adding transparency in supply chains are just a number of areas that are being explored.
In an afternoon we will dive deep into current use cases, future applications and the challenges we have to overcome to utilise the full potential of the power of blockchain. The aim is to create a platform to share how blockchain is currently rising to the challenge to tackle the development that will shape the future of the financial industry and beyond.
16:00 - 16:15 - Arrival
16:15 - 16:25 - Welcome and Introductions
16:25 - 17:50 - Presentations
- Isabel Cooke, Blockchain R&D, Barclays
- James Higgins, Product and Innovation, BNY Mellon
- David Shepherdson, CEO, Kaini Industries - Hullcoin
- David Moss, Advanced Technologies, Hartree Centre - Blockchain Lab
17:50 - 18:10 - Q&A and Wrap Up
18:10 - 19:30 - Drinks and networking
Rise to the Challenge
Rise to the Challenge is an events series exploring the technology areas that are shaping the future of the financial industry. For this event, Rise is bringing together topic experts, startups and Barclays to host a thought provoking discussion around what the future holds for blockchain technology.
Rise to the Challenge aims to educate, shake the current thinking and identify the strengths and weaknesses of banks and startups to critically assess where to steer the future focus for investing in FinTech. Each event will identify specific challenge areas to help the movers and shakers in the financial industry to focus their curiosity and start experimenting with specific concepts.