Blockchain in Practice
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    Blockchain in Practice

    What is currently possible with blockchain technology, and how easy is it to build smart contracts ?

    Date: 14 December 2017 (14-21h)
    Location: Parker Hotel (Diegem)
    Price: 720 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)


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    Full Programme:
    13.30h - 14.00h
    Registration and Coffee/Tea
    14.00h
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    How to Start a Blockchain Project? (Thomas Marckx and Kevin Leyssens, TheLedger)

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    Evolution of Blockchain technologies (Thomas Marckx and Kevin Leyssens, TheLedger)

    Bitcoin is old blockchain technology. Currently there are much more capable technologies under development. We'll discuss the differences between Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric in detail, both so-called blockchain 2.0 technologies.

    16.00h
    Coffee/Tea Break and Networking
    16.15h
    Finding a Business Case for Blockchains (Sam Wouters, Duval Union Consulting)

    Let's think and discuss about what your company can do with this technology. This managed brainstorming session is mainly aimed at business managers, but we'll make it useful for all.

    17.00h
    Case Study: P2P Energy Trading using a Private Blockchain (Ronnie Dibbaut, Ferranti Computer Systems)

    MECOMS™ is Ferranti's flagship product that helps energy and utility companies serve their customers better. Their prospect-to-cash Meter Data Management (MDM) and Customer information system (CRM) is actually Microsoft's recommended solution for energy and utility companies across the globe.

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    17.50h
    Dinner Buffet
    18.45h
    Prototyping a Blockchain Network (Thomas Marckx, TheLedger)

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    19.45h
    Future of Blockchain Technology (Thomas Marckx and Kevin Leyssens, TheLedger)

    Blockchain will undoubtedly have an enormous impact on our society. But how will the technology further evolve and what are the different visions ? How it will integrate on different levels of our daily lives? Will the Internet-of-Everything (IoT/IoE), smart cities and sharing economy be built on top of blockchains ?

    We'll discuss how the blockchain in combination with other technologies can bring science fiction closer to reality.

    20.45h
    Conclusions and Summary
    21.00h
    End of this Seminar



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