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PROGRAM

Following ambition of last year BLOCKWALKS to focus on the future of the public sector using blockchain technology, we are taking step further to open discussions about technology trends driving smart cities.

Hlavná sála
08:00 - 09:00
Registration + Breakfast
09:00 - 09:10
Opening remarks by His Excellency Vice-President of the European Commission
By Maroš Šefčovič | European Commissioner | VICE PRESIDENT FOR THE ENERGY UNION
09:10 - 09:20
Opening remarks by high level governmental representative of an EU member state
09:20 - 09:30
Opening remarks by DG CONNECT representative
By Pēteris Zilgalvis | Head of Unit | DG Connect
09:30 - 09:50
Keynote speech on blockchain in democracy and fate of the future
By Andrew Keen | writer, speaker, entrepreneur | USA
09:50 - 10:10
Blockchain in Swedish public sector
By David Suomalainen | Advisor | Ministry of Infrastructure, Division for Digital Development, Sweden
10:10 - 10:30
Blockchain for governance and smart cities
By Stefan Junestrand | CEO, Co-founder | Grupo Tecma Red, Spain
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 11:20
Ability App - improving the lives of all people with disabilities
By Alexander Knoll | CEO | Ability app, USA
11:20 - 11:30
Announcements of results of BDO and PUBLICUM Global survey-Blockchain in Public Sector
11:30 - 11:40
Opening remarks to Panel discussion
11:40 - 12:30
PANEL DISCUSSION

The Need for Blockchain and smart technologies in the Public Sector

By Andrew Keen | writer, speaker, entrepreneur | USA
By Aarti Samani | Product and Marketing Director | iProov, United Kingdom
By Martin Basila | Founder & CEO | Sensoneo, Slovakia
By Michael Gebert | Chairman | European Blockchain Association, Germany
By Pēteris Zilgalvis | Head of Unit | DG Connect
By Gabriele Bolek-Fügl | Director Advisory | BDO Austria
By Miroslav Pikus | CTO | NKB Group, Slovakia
12:30 - 13:20
Lunch break
13:20 - 13:50
Keynote speech on blockchain technology
By Nick Szabo | Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer | USA
13:50 - 14:10
Real examples of blockchain in the public sector
By David Butcher | Partner | BDO Technology sector, United Kingdom
14:10 - 14:30
Blockchain in education
By Manmeet Singh | CFO & CIO | EMURGO, Singapore
14:30 - 15:00
Coffee break
15:00 - 15:10
Opening remarks to Panel discussion
15:10 - 16:00
PANEL DISCUSSION

What are the main challenges and obstacles for Blockchain and other smart solutions in Public Sector

By Jerome Grilleres | General Manager | VeChain, France
By Alexis Nicolaou | CEO | Block.co, Cyprus
By Anouk Pinchetti | Technologist and educator | Blockchain Centre, Australia
By Lukáš Hatala | Director of International Affairs | Blockchain Slovakia, Slovakia
By Marten Kaevats | National Digital Advisor | Government Office, Estonia
By Nick Szabo | Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer | USA
By Stefan Junestrand | CEO, Co-founder | Grupo Tecma Red, Spain
16:00 - 16:30
Closing remarks and vision on the future development of blockchain technology
By Nick Szabo | Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer | USA

* The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the event program

Acknowledgement to our
Partners and Sponsors

Strategic partner :

BDO

Partners :

European Investment Bank - The EU bank Blockchain slovakia BC1 European Blockchain HUB

Media partners :

PC Revue AMB