Is blockchain truly ready for primetime?
Is blockchain truly ready for primetime?
Join Startupbootcamp FinTech, 6point6 and Poseidon on 5 July 2018 at Techspace Shoreditch to discuss whether blockchain is truly ready for primetime.
Increasingly we are seeing enterprise adoption of blockchain applications but are they truly production ready? We are not talking the usual suspects: transaction rate, permissions and access and resiliency.
Instead, we will be exploring the commercials, the development lifecycle and the missing skills needed to make Blockchain adoption truly enterprise ready.
Is it ready to transition out of startup land into the core enterprise IT function?
- Gary Richardson, Managing Director, AI Data & Analytics at 6point6: Gary is the Managing Director for AI, Data and Analytics at 6point6, a leading digital transformation challenger consultancy. With over 17 years’ of experience, Gary leads a team of data scientists and data engineers in the agile development of AI and Machine Learning solutions. The focus of the team is bringing a collaborative approach to analytics, underpinned by machine learning and data engineering. He believes mainstream business adoption of AI solutions are the key to accelerating innovation enabling businesses to out compete, reduce cost and ensure compliance. To read about 6point6, visit www.6point6.co.uk
- Laszlo Giricz, Founder, Poseidon: Laszlo is applying the world of carbon credits to blockchain technology using his 17 years as a business and technology consultant for the largest international investment banks such as JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, and UBS across the world’s financial centers including Tokyo, New York, and London. He has been involved in blockchain technology for many years and is one of the founders of the Canadian company GPU Hosting that commercializes the provision of computational infrastructures for the distributed ledger used by the blockchain asset Zcash. Poseidon is currently piloting their retail platform with Ben & Jerrys, allowing consumers to see the climate change impacts of their purchases at point-of-sale and letting them offset their impact. Poseidon’s public fundraiser will go live on 16 June 2018. For more details, visit www.poseidon.eco
- Nitesh Srivastava, COO, Tallysticks: Nitesh heads up and manages the day-to-day and strategic operations, customer discovery and outreach, people management and hiring at Tallysticks. He is also in charge of commercial product management. Tallysticks is a SaaS tool for SMEs to write and execute international sales contracts. In 2017, Tallysticks tested distributed ledger technology to make invoicing, invoice financing and invoice securitisation more seamless and efficient and ran pilots with two major, multinational oil and gas companies and a number of SME clients. However, Tallysticks decided to move away from DLT after concluding that the technology was not ready for mass-production. To read about Tallysticks, visit https://tallysticks.io
- Will James, Head of Payments, Addleshaw Goddard: Will is a Partner and Head of the Payments Team at Addleshaw Goddard, an international law firm. He has worked extensively with banks, credit card issuers, acquirers and technology providers in the financial services sector and has been involved in some of the key FinTech and emerging technologies transactions in the UK and worldwide in the last few years. Will has advised on many of the most recent innovations in the financial services sector including the commercial arrangements relating to: Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and the use of “wearable” payment devices. He has advised on the strategic structuring of credit card and retailer affinity arrangements; and retailer arrangements with strategic payments technology providers. He is recognised in the Chambers Legal Guide, where AG is Tier 1 in the new Payments section. To read about Addleshaw Goddard, visit www.addleshawgoddard.com
- Triin Linamagi, Head of Ecosystem at Startupbootcamp FinTech & Rainmaking Colab: Triin is Head of Ecosystem at Startupbootcamp FinTech and Rainmaking Colab. In her previous career she has helped to establish a handful of technology companies. She is currently heading the ecosystem at Rainmaking Colab, an innovation program for mature markets providing corporates within an industry early access to relevant growth stage companies.