Conference “Blockchain in the Real World”

Conference "Blockchain in the Real World"

Date & Time

Date 30 October
Time 18:00 - 21:45
Place Campus Biotech
Mines 9
Event type



Join us on Tuesday, October 30 at Campus Biotech in Geneva  for an evening conference and panel discussion on the potential of Blockchain beyond Cryptocurrencies.

This technology is expected to transform businesses across sectors. From cutting transaction costs and time, to bringing transparency and enabling secure identification, Blockchain and other security technologies create myriads of potential applications, with some key challenges yet to be solved.

During the conference, Professor Bryan Ford will give us a landscape of the technology and forthcoming developments, followed by real-life applications of early blockchain adopters in various sectors ranging from Government, Non Profit, Industry and Fintech. And during the panel discussion, we will explore the benefits and hurdles of Blockchain and impact it will have on our world.


18:00  Welcome address, Leïla Ojjeh, EPFL Alumni Director

18:10  Blockchain & Security Technologies
Bryan Ford, Associate Professor, Decentralized and Distributed Systems Lab, EPFL

18:25  How will Blockchain transform the State Administration?
Gianfranco Moi, Deputy Director General of the Directorate of Economic Development, Research and Innovation, State of Geneva (EPFL alumnus EL’82)

18:35 Technology for Humanitarian Sector: An ICRC Perspective
Charlotte Lindsey-Curtet, Director Digital Transformation and Data, International Committee of the Red Cross

18:45 Smart Contracts without Cryptocurrency: Supply Chains, Provenance and Identity Management
Marko Vukolić, Research Staff Member, IBM Research (EPFL alumnus PhD SC’08)

18:55 Enabling Safe Storage of Cryptoassets
Adrien Treccani, CEO & Founder, Metaco (EPFL alumnus BSc IN’08 & MSc IF’10)

19:05 Panel discussion moderated by Ben Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of MarketPlace, Temenos

19:45 Cocktail dinner and networking

21:45 End of the event

The conference will be in English and bring together Alumni from EPFL, IMD and INSEAD.
Please note that the number of places are limited and will be on a first come first served basis.

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