London Tech Week TechXLR8

London Tech Week TechXLR8

Arrived in London Excel, where I will be speaking at the TechXLR8 Summit, part of London Tech Week. Tomorrow I will speak on the Blockchain for Business stage on the importance of technology awareness and education and the impact of Blockchain on business and society. I share use cases from the Netherlands and present the reports I contributed to in the EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum.

 

ANON Blockchain Summit – Vienna

ANON Blockchain Summit – Vienna

 

I am very proud to be asked to speak at the ANON Blockchain Conference, alongside speakers such as Prince Michael von Liechtenstein and Margarete Schrambuck, Minister of Digital and Economic Affairs in Austria.

 

After an introduction to trends and innovation, I took my audience during my lecture into the opportunities that Blockchain offers. I have clarified this by explaining some concrete examples of Blockchain case studies.

Afterwards I was interviewed by different parties, see the links below:

 

Blockference interview: https://blockference.com/profiles/international-blockchain-strategic-innovation-advisor-trainer-speaker

EAK interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLAHzzw-qFo

interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bibYN0BGD-Q&t=468s

interview geronimo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rvIXpLpYvo

film stage talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INsd1_ZBnak&t=119s

Amsterdam University of Applied Science

Amsterdam University of Applied Science

I really enjoyed giving a lecture for students of the minor “Management of Creativity & Innovation” at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. I spoke about (of course) Blockchain, but with emphasis on innovation, disruption, important skills for the future and how to deal with resistance to change within organizations.

Launch Lab Zwolle, The Tech Start Community

Launch Lab Zwolle, The Tech Start Community

Workshop: The opportunities of Blockchain Technology

Are you an entrepreneur, advisor or professional in an organization and are you curious about the possibilities of Blockchain technology? Then you should not miss this workshop!

With Blockchain, many people think of crypto currency such as Bitcoin, but Blockchain technology offers much more. What is the Blockchain and what can you do for your organization? Why is it so different from all the systems we know today?

In this workshop we will discuss this together with Blockchain consultant Jolanda ter Maten. You will discover that this technology will change essential things in companies and in society, especially where things like control and “trust” are invested in third parties. Think of banks, notaries, land registry, etc. But all kinds of other sectors will be impacted as well by Blockchain Technology, such as education, the energy sector, healthcare and the food industry.

We start with a bit of history of the Bitcoin and the Blockchain and the idea behind it. Then we will discuss the technique in general, in order to be able to place some frequently heard cries. Think of DLT, Blocks, Encryption and Smart Contracts. We will therefore experience the effect of this in a practical exercise.

We will also take stock of the opportunities and challenges Blockchain can offer for your organization. For example, is information safe on the Blockchain? Then we close the workshop with a Q&A in which all your questions about Blockchain can be addressed.

Besides, knowledge of ICT is not necessary, but an open mind to look at existing paradigms differently.