Improved Efficiency – Security – Transparency

“The Trust Machine”

Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

Date: 26th February 2020

People don’t care about the technology behind Whatsapp or the ability to read a newspaper online, they just want easier and faster processes. Blockchain will enable faster and more transparent processes. This conference will dig deep into some of the main areas where it will make a massive difference.

As businesses and government departments grow we need to ensure we are ahead of the game and compliant with the latest technology advances to ensure we don’t fall behind.


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This conference will be a hugely practical event that will not only show you in clear terms what blockchain, how it works and how to get started, but also how it relates to the processing of information and data security, the factors that are influencing the Blockchain adoption in Ireland, as well as case studies for blockchain in certain industries (such as pharma, logistics, food, finance) and how these can be applied to other sectors.

If you are exploring implementing blockchain in the near future, or if you will be affected by it, you will receive huge value from this event.  On top of the information received on the day, there are excellent networking opportunities throughout the day, giving you the chance to engage with others in your field, make connections, and create possible future business.

This event will be of real interest to all public and private sector organisations who are looking to implement blockchain or see how their business will be affected by it.

Full Day Programme 8.50am to 4.30pm

Opening Remarks by conference chairperson

GDPR and Blockchain

Speaker: Dara Keogh, CEO, GeoDirectory

  • Records being securely kept
  • Records being easy to retrieve
  • Trust 
  • Transparency
  • Stewardship
  • Opportunity to review

Blockchain 101 and Case Examples

Speaker: Amy Pugh, Manager, Strategy & Operations, Deloitte

  • Blockchain 101 (how it works, characteristics and features)
  • Use Cases from every Industry
  • Understanding Consortia
  • How to get started

Blockchain – How to shake up this world for the better

Speaker: Jillian Godsil, Co-Founder

  • Blockchain – its importance and achieving gender balance in the sector
  • Blockchain – how it will Impact on Financial Freedom 
  • Blockchain – Revisiting how we live
  • Blockchain – How will we work in the future
  • Blockchain – How to shake up this world for the better

Blockchain adoption and real life use cases

Speaker: Trevor Clohessy, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

  • Organisational factors that influence the Blockchain adoption in Ireland
  • What makes blockchain unique. An overview of blockchain characteristics. 
  • Blockchain awareness in Ireland.
  • Technological, organisational and environmental factors which impact blockchain adoption.  
  • Blockchain adoption rationale and non-adoption rationale of organisations based in Ireland. 
  • An overview of real Irish blockchain use cases. 
  • Designing the future Irish blockchain roadmap. What needs to happen next at a macro level.  

Blockchain – The Impact of Blockchain and Emerging Technologies on Supply chain and International Logistics.

Speaker: Alejandro Gutierrez, Chief Strategy Officer, Consolfreight

  • Current State of the International Logistics
  • Technologies that will disrupt International Logistics
  • How can Blockchain help International Logistics
  • How to prepare to the industry changes in the near future
  • Use Cases

Blockchain Technologies in Capital Markets & Investing

Speaker: Pete Townsend, Operating Partner, TheStartupFund

  • The history of analog vs digital assets
  • Live examples of digital assets in action
  • Potential impacts on capital markets overall.

Blockchain & Pharmaceutical – Smart Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (SPuMoNI) – Preserving the provenance of pharma data sources    

Speaker: Horacio González-Vélez, PhD (Edin), Associate Professor and Founding Head of The Cloud Competency Centre, National College of Ireland

  • The pharmaceutical industry – Issues in producing significant amounts of electronic data through manufacturing lines increasingly automated via pervasive sensors and devices
  • Data Integrity and end-to-end traceability – How to be compliant with the different international regulations and guidelines.
  • Medicine batch number, how to ensure that all the data produced is ALCOA (Attributable, Legible, Contemporaneous, Original and Accurate) compliant
  • Benefits of Auditable computerised systems – on pharma production lines, since the industry is becoming increasingly regulated for product quality and patient health purposes
  • Advantages of Cloud-based blockchain systems to help systematically track manufacturing sources and ultimately assess ALCOA compliance and identify outliers in representative pharma environments

Blockchain & Food chain

Speaker: Eugene D O’Brien, CEO-Cryptocurrency world / Co-founder – Supplytek

  • Blockchain and food insight
  • What are the problems in the food industry
  • How blockchain can provide solutions to these problems
  • Case examples – pilot studies we are involved in
  • What to expect for the future 

There will be 5 CPD points awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award

Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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  • 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.

The rate to attend includes parking, morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and full buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event. 

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