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March 3-6
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Monday, March 2
 

6:00pm

Diversity Happy Hour - Sponsored by Accenture
Join Accenture and Hyperledger community leaders for a fun and actionable event!  We will be thinking through actions we can all take to make our community more diverse and inclusive in 2020.

Monday March 2, 2020 6:00pm - 8:30pm
301 C Lobby
 
Tuesday, March 3
 

7:30am

Continental Breakfast
Tuesday March 3, 2020 7:30am - 9:00am

7:30am

Registration
Tuesday March 3, 2020 7:30am - 6:00pm
301 C Lobby

8:00am

Mentor Session
Open to all Hyperledger Global Forum attendees.  Pre-registration for this session is required.  

Be sure to sign up soon as spots are limited! Based on your interest, please complete the MENTOR or MENTEE form.

This session, taking place on Tuesday, March 3, is designed to attract and nurture open source contributors. Open to all, this community event will pair seasoned veterans with anyone hoping to expand their network and gain an insider’s valuable perspective on tech or community.

Tuesday March 3, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am
212 B

9:00am

Keynote: Welcome & Opening Remarks - Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
Speakers
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Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation
Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director for Hyperledger. Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 9:00am - 9:10am
301 D

9:15am

Keynote: Robert Palatnick, Managing Director and Global Head of Technology Research and Innovation, DTCC & Hyperledger Governing Board Chair
Speakers
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Robert Palatnick

CTO, DTCC
Robert Palatnick is Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect at DTCC, where he has responsibility for the global IT strategy, architecture, standards and engineering design of the systems and applications that support the firm’s broad range of products and services. In addition... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 9:15am - 9:25am
301 D

9:30am

Keynote: David Treat, Managing Director, Global Blockchain Lead, Accenture
Speakers
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David Treat

MD, Global Blockchain Lead, Accenture
Dave Treat is a managing director, co-lead of Accenture’s Blockchain Business and Accenture’s Lead of the New York Fintech Innovation Lab.He has over 20 years of experience in Financial Services split between consulting and industry roles spanning Capital Markets, Retail Banking... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 9:30am - 9:50am
301 D

9:55am

Keynotes: To be Announced
Tuesday March 3, 2020 9:55am - 10:30am
301 D

10:30am

Hyperledger Projects Presentations
Hyperledger Projects Presentations

View the schedule on the wiki.

Tuesday March 3, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am
Sponsor Showcase

10:30am

Hyperledger Special Interest Group Presentations
Hyperledger Special Interest Group Presentations

View the schedule on the wiki.

Tuesday March 3, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am
Sponsor Showcase

10:30am

Coffee Break
Tuesday March 3, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am

10:30am

Sponsor Showcase
Tuesday March 3, 2020 10:30am - 6:45pm

11:00am

Case Study: Credit Unions Adopt Decentralized Identity – Successes, Challenges and Lessons Learned from MyCUID Pilot Programs - Julie Esser, CULedger & Chris Kearney, TruWest Credit Union
Data security, particularly around identity, has become a major concern for consumers everywhere due to ongoing data breaches and waves of identity. In the financial industry, digital identity protection is especially crucial. Innovative credit unions have collaborated to develop CULedger, a credit union service organization offering MyCUID, a consumer-focused global digital identity solution.

Join CULedger and leaders from credit unions currently utilizing MyCUID to learn about the lessons learned during implementation, how success was defined throughout the pilot programs and key takeaways that can be applied to any SSI initiative. Attendees will also hear how this technology has helped credit unions better manage Know-Your-Customer regulatory requirements, expedite identity verification in-person, on the phone and online, and enhance the overall security and protection of credit union members.

Speakers
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Chris Kearney

TruWest Credit Union
avatar for Julie Esser

Julie Esser

Chief Experience Officer, CULedger
Julie Esser is chief experience officer for CULedger, a credit union-owned CUSO that focuses on delivering the premier platform of digital exchange for financial cooperatives. In this role, Esser oversees the customer experience, global communications, public affairs, corporate brand... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:40am
102 A

11:00am

Governing DLT Networks - David Treat, Accenture & Rob Palatnick, DTCC
Accenture and DTCC have co-authored a paper, Governing DLT Networks, and we would like to jointly conduct a presentation with David Treat, MD, Global Blockchain Lead at Accenture and member of the Hyperledger Board and Rob Palatnick, CTO of DTCC and Chair of the Hyperledger Board. In it we propose a governance operating model to address approaches to managing the activity, connectivity, software changes, contractual agreements and transaction finality for every participant across the network.

Our proposed DLT governance model is composed of eight high-level functional areas:
Governance, Participant Lifecycle, Runtime Operations, Data Governance, Third-Party Management, Platform Management, Infrastructure and Legal and Finance.

The paper marked the beginning of an important dialogue that we would like to continue driving across the ecosystem to determine how to leverage new technologies to drive DLT forward and benefit of the global blockchain ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Palatnick

Robert Palatnick

CTO, DTCC
Robert Palatnick is Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect at DTCC, where he has responsibility for the global IT strategy, architecture, standards and engineering design of the systems and applications that support the firm’s broad range of products and services. In addition... Read More →
avatar for David Treat

David Treat

MD, Global Blockchain Lead, Accenture
Dave Treat is a managing director, co-lead of Accenture’s Blockchain Business and Accenture’s Lead of the New York Fintech Innovation Lab.He has over 20 years of experience in Financial Services split between consulting and industry roles spanning Capital Markets, Retail Banking... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:40am
101 B

11:00am

Combining Chocolate and Peanut Butter at the Linux Foundation - Dan Middleton, Intel
Hyperledger and the Confidential Compute Consortium are two Linux Foundation projects providing unique enterprise computing models. At the intersection of these two projects is Avalon. Avalon makes the trusted execution capabilities of CCC usable in the distributed ledger frameworks provided by Hyperledger. Beyond deployment in HL frameworks Avalon also provides ease of composition in other B2B and distributed applications.

In this talk we will discuss how these open source efforts intersect and some of the impacts of that intersection emerging in cloud service provider capabilities. Technology leaders will benefit from learning about Avalon’s building blocks and lessons learned from some of the first commercial adoptions. Developers will learn about the application design model and cloud friendly container patterns for rapid prototyping. We will tie these topics and audiences together by walking through at least one end to end usage. This usage will demonstrate how to process confidential information between parties both attached to and disconnected from Fabric and Besu networks.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Middleton

Dan Middleton

Principal Engineer, Intel
Dan Middleton leads open source blockchain development at Intel. He is a long time Hyperledger contributor and Technical Steering Committee Member. He also chaired the Diversity Civility and Inclusion working group.


Tuesday March 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:40am
103 A

11:00am

Connecting Hyperledger Besu to Enterprise Systems - Danno Ferrin, ConsenSys
In this session you will see how Hyperledger Besu can be connected to non-blockchain enterprise systems.Hyperledger Besu can be a source, destination or a fully interactive participant in these systems.You will also see the mechanisms used to connect: form ordinary RPC calls, to websocket connections, to code plugins.There will also be information about the various layers within the blockchain that the enterprise systems may want to interface with.

Speakers
avatar for Danno Ferrin

Danno Ferrin

Blockchain Protocol Engineer, ConsenSys
Danno Ferrin is a Blockchain Protocol Engineer at PegaSys. He has sought refuge in the Ethereum community after journeying through the world of backend servers and desktop clients at places such as Google, Oracle, and smaller startups.


Tuesday March 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:40am
104 A

11:00am

Cross-organizational Secure Data Exchange with Access Control using Blockchain - Qiong Zhang & Junichi Suga, Fujitsu Laboratories Limited
With the ongoing digital transformation, there are large amounts of data being generated by individuals, IoT, and organizations. Due to security and privacy concerns, currently these data are siloed, even though there is a strong motivation to utilize data across organizations to obtain valuable data-driven insights. To enable such data utilization, we have developed a new system for secure data exchange between organizations in a consortium with access control using Blockchain. In this system, the data providers can register metadata along with access control policy associated with the actual data.

This metadata and access control is recorded on the distributed ledger, while the actual data remains off-chain and stored locally. The data consumers can discover the different data available in the consortium based on the metadata. When a consumer requests for data, the system uses smart contract to verify against the data’s access control policy, and if allowed, seamlessly establishes secure overlay connection on the Internet to exchange data from the provider.

We will present the system architecture implemented using Hyperledger Fabric, demonstrate its features and detail a recent use case of a consortium of multiple organizations, such as real estate, mobile operator, in Tokyo area to securely share data based on access control policy and gain insights for city planning. Also, to overcome limitations of the node scalability in Fabric, we have implemented a multi-cluster exchange system with metadata shared across clusters. Lastly, we will show how to extend this system to realize privacy-preserving decentralized machine learning by training local AI models with distributed on-premises data at each organization and combining these models to achieve better performance.

Speakers
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Junichi Suga

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan
Junichi Suga received the master's degree in integration systems from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan in 2003.Since April 2003, he has been with Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan and has researched mobile network architecture and protocols.His current interests include... Read More →
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Qiong Zhang

Researcher, Fujitsu Labs of America
Qiong Zhang received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. She was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Mathematical Sciences and Applied Computing, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:40am
101 A
  • Experience Level Any
  • Industry/Project Fabric

11:15am

Decentralized Control with IBM Blockchain Platform - Gari Singh, IBM
A core tenet of blockchain is decentralized control.Such control ensures Blockchain data and transactions can be trusted and not compromised by any single party.A traditional blockchain-as-a -service offering (where one vendor runs everything) undermines this basic tenet.Further, even running all of the nodes in the same cloud can undermine this tenet .Decentralized control is what our production customers want and what the market has demanded
With IBM Blockchain Platform, we introduced the concept of a "blockchain management platform" which provides an ideal offering where a vendor offloads the management and maintenance of the blockchain nodes but at the same time the owner(s) of the node(s) still retain full control of their nodes and cryptographic material .Come see Gari Singh demonstrate the latest on IBM Blockchain Platform that can run anywhere (on any cloud or on premise) and get advice on how to implement your blockchain applications using the latest capabilities in Hyperledger Fabric or IBM Blockchain Platform.

Speakers
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Gari Singh

CTO - Blockchain, IBM
As a Distinguished Engineer and the CTO of IBM Blockchain, Gari Singh has provided the technical guidance and leadership that has made IBM a leader in the blockchain space. He is responsible for IBM's core blockchain platform offerings. Gari is also a core maintainer and contributor... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 11:15am - 11:30am
105 A

11:15am

Monitoring and Securing Your Blockchain: 5 Basics Everyone Should Know - Aaron Klein, BlocWatch
Blockchain and DLT adoption is rapidly growing with over 80% of Fortune 500 companies already actively exploring and evaluating use-cases. This technology, although offering users enormous transparency and security advantages, still requires user management. Attendees to this session will get the basics on how to effectively monitor and manage their chain. The session will highlight areas to monitor, what to look for in operational metrics, key elements for maintaining chain security, and how to identify suspicious behavior. All attendees should leave the session with a better understanding of how to apply traditional security, compliance, and operational fundamentals to this new technology.

Speakers
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Aaron Klein

Co-Founder & CEO, BlocWatch
Aaron Klein brings a deep knowledge of cloud architecture, enterprise software, and over 20 years of managerial experience and vision to his role as CEO of BlocWatch. Prior to founding BlocWatch, Aaron founded and served as the COO of CloudCheckr Inc, where he helped it grow to nearly... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 11:15am - 11:30am
106 A

11:45am

ACTION-EHR: Patient-Centric Blockchain-Based Healthcare Data Management for Cancer Care - Alevtina Dubovitskaya, HSLU (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences)
Due to the privacy and high sensitivity of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and the lack of systematic infrastructure support, most EHR data sharing still happens through fax or mails, which can incur major and possibly critical delays of patient care. Therefore, there is an impeding need for a patient-centric system that will facilitate secure and trustable management of EHR data originated from multiple hospitals, which is often the case, in particular, for patients with chronic diseases and serious medical conditions such as cancer.
Researchers from the universities in US and Switzerland, and in collaboration with medical doctors from University Hospital in US, employed Hyperledger Fabric to build ACTION-EHR - a prototype of patient-centric blockchain-based EHR data management system. A Web application is developed for patients and doctors for initiating EHR sharing transactions. A hybrid data management approach was chosen. The system ensures patient privacy protection and security guarantees with respect to the requirements to the healthcare data management, including the access control policy specified by the patients.
Alevtina will present a demo of the prototype that has been tested in a distributed environment at Stony Brook University and demonstrated the feasibility of applying Hyperledger Fabric to address various inefficiencies of health care-related processes, by enabling better traceability, transparency, and efficiency. She will also discuss major challenges of mass adoption of such system. In particular, she will focus on current capabilities of Hyperledger Fabric from technical, legal, and social perspectives when developing blockchain-based system in healthcare settings.

Speakers
avatar for Alevtina Dubovitskaya

Alevtina Dubovitskaya

Lecturer, Consultant, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences (HSLU) & Swisscom
Dr. Alevtina Dubovitskaya is a lecturer in HSLU, where she is pursuing research work in the areas of blockchain technology, privacy, and distributed systems. She also works part-time as a consultant at Swisscom, where her work ranges from clients advisory to the design and implementation... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 11:45am - 12:00pm
105 A

11:45am

Introduction of TradeWaltz - Yoshihiro Narikiyo, NTT Data
TradeWaltz is the digital trade platform, which aims for 100% digitized international trade, initiated by 18 giant companies mainly in Japan which are doing international trade and NTT DATA. By connecting to TradeWaltz’s API, companies can digitize and track trade documents rapidly on the platform. This platform handles 11 kinds of document as structured data, such as Invoice, Letter of Credit, Sea Waybill and so on. After several proof of concepts in Singapore and Thailand as well as in Japan, we started the trial service in Japan in October 2019. We are also expanding the services for covering a wider range of trade process and aiming for global cooperation especially with Southeast Asian trade platforms. Technically, TradeWaltz uses Hyperledger Fabric for sharing document data.

Speakers
avatar for Yoshihiro Narikiyo

Yoshihiro Narikiyo

Assistant Manager, NTT Data


Tuesday March 3, 2020 11:45am - 12:00pm
106 A

11:50am

Building Self-sovereign Identity in South Africa - Jakub Kočí & Patrik Staš, Absa
Absa, together with other banks and financial institutions within SAFBC (South Africa Financial Blockchain Consortium), is building a self-sovereign identity solution for people in South Africa. Our first goal is to reduce the costs of a repeating KYC process. We want to provide users an identity wallet as a mobile app, which they can use for verifying their identity. Then we will issue them a digital identity credential, which they can re-use for communication with Absa or other companies.

Our solution is built with Hyperledger Indy/Aries and we would love to share what we've done so far and what was our experience with these technologies. What went well, what wasn't so good and also what we're planning for the future.

Speakers
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Jakub Kočí

Software Engineer, Absa
Jakub works as a software engineer in the Blockchain team at Absa bank. Absa is Sovrin steward and our team is building KYC solution with Hyperledger Indy and Aries. He loves to spread a word about SSI and he already gave talks about SSI, Sovrin and Hyperledger Indy at Hyperledger... Read More →
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Patrik Staš

Software Engineer, Absa
Patrik works as a software engineer in the Blockchain team at Absa bank. Absa is Sovrin steward and our team is building KYC solution with Hyperledger Indy and Aries. Patrik is an active contributor to Hyperldedger Indy project. He also created IndyScan, an amazing tool for exploring... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 11:50am - 12:30pm
102 A

11:50am

Panel: Blockchain Standards, Open Source, or Both? (the Answer is Both!) - Ron Resnick, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance; Victoria Lee, DLA Piper & Brian Behlendorf, The Linux Foundation
The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is a member-led industry organization whose primary objective is to help guide web-scale commercial adoption of Ethereum-based services. This is achieved by delivering an open standards-based architecture and specifications based on market needs, and testing and certification programs that ensure interoperability across multi-vendor solutions. The availability of validated and verified trusted solutions is essential for Ethereum to win over consumer confidence and penetrate the largest world markets.

Hyperledger, hosted by The Linux Foundation, is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. Only an Open Source, collaborative software development approach can ensure the transparency, longevity, interoperability and support required to bring blockchain technologies forward to mainstream commercial adoption. That is what Hyperledger is about – communities of software developers building blockchain frameworks and platforms.

Within the Ethereum community, projects are beginning to span both organizations. For example, the ConsenSys spoke PegaSys built their Pantheon Ethereum client to conform to the EEA Client Specification. Pantheon was later submitted to Hyperledger and accepted as the Hyperledger Besu project. Once the EEA certification program is operational later this year, ConsenSys will likely submit a Besu-based product to EEA for certification.

This panel, co-hosted by the Executive Directors of the EEA and Hyperledger, will discuss the synergistic value that both organizations bring to the Ethereum ecosystem via the emergence of open-source based, standards-certified products.

Moderators
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Ron Resnick

Executive Director, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance membership and roadmap

Speakers
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation
Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director for Hyperledger. Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation... Read More →
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Victoria Lee

Partner and Global Co-Chair, Technology Sector, DLA Piper


Tuesday March 3, 2020 11:50am - 12:30pm
101 B

11:50am

After Production: Prepare the Software Factory for Blockchain Maintenance - Marco Alarcon & Jaime Pradenas, Bolsa de Santiago
Your Fabric project went live and is now on Production. After the celebration, it comes the not so exciting long term maintenance related to any IT system.

At the Santiago Stock Exchange, we underwent a process of knowledge transfer from the R&D team toward the Software Factory to keep the Exchange Blockchain network running and evolving, with unforseen challenges that arise from the use of Blockchain technology.

At the same time, the R&D team took the effort to plan the evolution of the Fabric network, with an aim to create a Blockchain Consortium and an explandable platform.

This session expose how to plan your blockchain architecture for the future and what are the core activities required to keep your Blockchain network running in the long term, when at the same time it evolves with the incorporations of new business cases, requirements and participants. This sessions ends with the current plan of the Santiago Stock Exchange regarding the next Blockchain platform that is under development.

Speakers
avatar for Marco Alarcon

Marco Alarcon

Head of Blockchain, Bolsa de Santiago
Computer Science\'s Master degree professional with more than 15 years of experience in R&D related with software engineering projects and financial solutions.Responsible for the Blockchain adoption in the capital markets through R&D projects. Involved in multiple projects based on... Read More →
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Jaime Pradenas

Senior Product Manager Blockchain, Santiago Stock Exchange
Industrial engineering degree professional with more than 5 years of experience in R&D related with software engineering projects, business models and financial solutions.


Tuesday March 3, 2020 11:50am - 12:30pm
101 A

11:50am

Building Secure Protocols Using Ursa - Mike Lodder, Sovrin Foundation & Brent Zundel, Evernym
It's notoriously difficult to properly implement blockchain protocols that use cryptographic algorithms.In this talk, Mike and Brent will explain some of the features in Hyperledger Ursa and how to use them to solve some of the most common problems faced by people looking to build private and secure protocols on blockchains.

They will start by explaining some of the cryptographic primitives in Ursa and what they do from a functional perspective.Then, they will illustrate how to use them through their own work in Indy and Aries.They will offer advice to others and other tricks on how to develop blockchains with specific security, privacy, and confidentiality requirements.This will include things like designing a security model, picking the right cryptographic tools, and then implementing the blockchain project in a way that minimizes bugs and security vulnerabilities during development.

Mike and Brent will also discuss some of the common mistakes that they have seen people make when using cryptographic algorithms and how to develop in a way that avoids these mistakes.

This talk is targeted at developers with some experience in working with cryptography or security-related code.It is not necessary to be an expert cryptographer or experienced security professional, but some basic knowledge of cryptographic protocols will be needed to get the most out of this talk.

Speakers
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Mike Lodder

Security Maven, Sovrin Foundation
Mike is the security maven for the Sovrin foundation, a maintainer for Ursa, and a core developer for Aries and Indy.
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Brent Zundel

Zundel, Evernym
Brent is a maintainer of Ursa and an active developer on Aries and Indy.


Tuesday March 3, 2020 11:50am - 12:30pm
103 A

12:15pm

Towards Governance in a Blockchain Consortium - Andreas Hermann, University of Bundeswehr Munich
The German-Austrian research project "NutriSafe" aims to investigate the resilience of supply networks in food production and logistics using distributed ledger technology (DLT) based on Hyperledger Fabric. In addition to new business models with DLT, the use of a secure DLT with interfaces to enterprise information systems are also investigated. Special attention is given to the use of DLT in small and medium sized enterprises (SME). Governance is a major challenge in the areas of data, participation, technology, transactions and smart contracts for the success of the network due to the distributed structure of the DLT. All results and findings will be made available to the community as open source in the form of a toolkit.

Speakers
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Andreas Hermann

Research Student, University of Bundeswehr Munich
Over 10 years experience in SAP Business German / Austria research project NutriSafe with Hyperledger Fabric



Tuesday March 3, 2020 12:15pm - 12:30pm
105 A

12:15pm

Using Blockchains to Achieve an Ultra-smart Society - Jinghui Li, Hitachi, Ltd.
This presentation introduces Hitachi's various efforts to realize the ultra-smart society using blockchain through collaboration among different industries. We introduce the "Blockchain Pattern Book" and the "Hitachi Blockchain Service for Hyperledger Fabric" which support business with high level of stability utilizing a blockchain.

Speakers
avatar for Jinghui Li

Jinghui Li

System Engineer, Hitachi, Ltd.
System Engineer, HitachiLi received a master degree from Kyoto University majoring in Informatics. In 2014, she joined Hitachi LTD as a system engineer. She has experience in the application development and system operation for Japan financial institutions. Currently, Li is working... Read More →



Tuesday March 3, 2020 12:15pm - 12:30pm
106 A

12:30pm

Bird of a Feather Tables
Join members of the Hyperledger community for Birds of a Feather table topics during lunch.  Find a topic that interests you or sign up to facilitate a discussion on the wiki.

Tuesday March 3, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Sponsor Showcase

12:30pm

Lunch
Tuesday March 3, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Sponsor Showcase

2:00pm

Reducing Worker’s Comp Fraud in CA with Hyperledger Fabric. A Technical Deep Dive - David Berger, Integra Ledger
Reducing Worker’s Comp Fraud in CA with Hyperledger Fabric.
A Technical Deep Dive.
David Berger, CTO Integra Ledger

In May, Discovery as a Service (DaaS) company Arcuity ai, Inc™. (
www.arcuityai.com) announced they are working with Integra Ledger and have developed
ArcuityVizion™, a blockchain-based technology to enhance efficiency and security in record retrieval and sharing of documents in litigated and non-litigated workers' compensation cases.

Record retrieval has historically been a time-intensive, manual process with significant duplication of work and costs by law firms and copy services throughout the legal industry. Those excess costs get passed on to insurers and the longer a claim takes to close, the more expensive it becomesArcuityVizion™ will streamline the retrieval and sharing of records guaranteed identical to the custodian of record.This will help eliminate fraud and significantly improve the speed of resolution of claims.

The blockchain substrate utilizes Integra’s Hyperledger Fabric Proof of Existence based API which was presented at the 2018 Hyperledger Global Forum, “Demo of a Real World Deployed Hyperledger Composer/Fabric Blockchain.”

The presentation will include a live demo and cover the technical choices including:
• Emphasizing that only the Document Hash is stored on the ledger
• The move from Hyperledger Composer to The Hyperledger Node SDK
• The move from using IBM Blockchain Platform to a multi cloud Self-Hosting model
• The choice of Kubernetes, Helm Charts and Rancher
• The advantage on utilizing XMP PDF Metadata
• The UI impact of utilizing embedded QRCodes in the documents along with the challenge this brings as the embedded QRCode changes the hash of the document.

Speakers
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David Berger

CTO, Integra Ledger
David Berger is the CTO of Integra Inc where he is the chief architect of the Integra Ledger legal blockchain. He also leads the technical committee at the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium, the second largest blockchain consortium in the world.Prior to joining Integra as the CTO... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 2:00pm - 2:15pm
105 A

2:00pm

Verified.Me – Building a New Standard for Trust using Hyperledger - Dmitry Barinov, SecureKey Technologies
Digital ecosystems are critical to safeguard and protect data in today’s hyper-connected world. In line with this year’s theme, this demo will showcase the key advantages of blockchain in building a digital identity ecosystem, as highlighted through our launch of the Verified.Me network in Canada – a privacy-enhanced service enabling consumers to conveniently and privately assert identity information using trusted providers. This presentation will also highlight the importance of collaboration to strengthen personal data protection, as organizations navigate the opportunities and challenges that the hyper-connected era brings.

Speakers
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Dmitry Barinov

CTO, SecureKey Technologies
Dmitry Barinov, Chief Technology Officer of SecureKey, is a recognized industry leader with 20 years of experience in information technology and security. Prior to SecureKey, Dmitry has led and delivered numerous technology, security, identity and risk management projects including... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 2:00pm - 2:15pm
106 A

2:00pm

Protecting Brand Trust with Nanotechnology and Blockchain Smart Contracts - Dan O'Prey, Digital Asset & Pete Harris, Quantum Materials Corp.
It takes a significant investment to establish consumer trust in a global product brand, but an even greater one to protect it from the criminal activities of counterfeiters. Recent industry statistics suggest that the counterfeit marketplace is now a $1.8 Trillion endeavor spanning the entire globe.

In this talk, we will provide an overview of how the combination of cutting edge nanomaterials called quantum dots can be combined with blockchain and smart contracts to underpin the manufacture of provably authentic products and then track their supply chain provenance to retail point of sale.

We’ll then present a real-life anti-counterfeit response highlighting the unique integration of Quantum Material Corp’s configurable QDX Dots with DAML business logic running on a Hyperledger Sawtooth platform.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Harris

Pete Harris

VP, Blockchain Initiatives, Quantum Materials Corp.
Pete Harris has 40+ years of business and technology experience, focusing in recent years on business applications of blockchain and Web 3.0 technologies. In addition to his work at Quantum Materials, he is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Austin Blockchain Collective... Read More →
avatar for Dan O'Prey

Dan O'Prey

CMO, Digital Asset
Dan was the CEO and co-founder of Hyperledger, the first permissioned ledger and first DLT without a cryptocurrency, which was acquired by Digital Asset in 2015. Prior to Hyperledger, Dan lived in Beijing where he was the CEO and co-founder of VisualOps by MadeiraCloud, a venture... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 2:00pm - 2:40pm
102 A

2:00pm

Blockchains are No Longer Monolithic Programs, but Composable Applications that Meet a Specific Need - James Barry & Bill Katsak, Taekion
Over the past year the meaning of a “Blockchain” has changed as many blockchains have become focused on solving a business problem and the original crypto currencies do not have the platform that meets an enterprise need. Hyperledger offers the best selection of parts that can then be selected to build an enterprise application. Why a “Blockchain” application does have to all be from a single entity like Ethereum or Bitcoin. James and Bill will show how Taekion is using multiple components including Hyperledger Sawtooth, Ursa, Transact, and new components they will be proposing to the Hyperledger community to build a new composable distributed application that showcases why a compassable app is the future in 2020 and beyond. This presentation will showcase why Hyperledger is the perfect community to find, build & use these components to build the new vision of a distributed blockchain.

Speakers
avatar for James Barry

James Barry

CTO & Co Founder, Taekion
James is the Co-Founder and CTO of Taekion, a blockchain based cybersecurity company.Currently in development, Taekion is funded by two separate US government agency innovation grants.James has been active in attempting to standardize blockchain components using his experience from... Read More →
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Bill Katsak

Taekion
My name is William Katsak, and I’ve worked as the Chief Architect at Taekion (http://taekion.com) since October 2017. I am also currently in the final stages of a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University, with a focus in computer systems. I have 10 years of combined industry... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 2:00pm - 2:40pm
101 A

2:00pm

Standards and Interoperability for Identity - Nathan George, Sovrin Foundation
Identity platforms have made significant advances leveraging blockchain technology and standards developed at Hyperledger.Come learn about the latest advances in trusted information flows and the standards being incubated to promote interoperability and create network effects across multiple blockchains and identity platforms.

This presentation will cover the advancements incubated in Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Aries, the W3C Credentials Community Group and at the Decentralized Identity Foundation for Verifiable Credentials, Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs), DID Communications, Identity Hubs, Authentication, and the data models that power them.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan George

Nathan George

CTO, Sovrin Foundation
Nathan George is the Chief Technology Officer of the Sovrin Foundation. In this role, he has responsibility for driving the company’s technology vision, which is to bring verifiable credentials exchange and self-sovereign digital identity for all. Appointed as CTO in 2018, Nathan... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 2:00pm - 2:40pm
103 A

2:30pm

Block to Basics – Hyperledger Key Management - Alex Rabke, Digital Asset Security
The foundation of any blockchain-based technology lies in the quality of the cryptography that underpins the ledger. More specifically, successful management of the blockchain private keys is critical to the success of any project using this technology. Typically, the private keys exist as a single point of failure for security and operational concerns. Join this session to learn the basics of traditional blockchain key management methods (including those implemented in Hyperledger-based architectures) and how they compare to more modern and sophisticated models such as those based on MPC (multi party computation). Session will include a live demo of key management interface for Hyperledger-based project workflow.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Rabke

Alex Rabke

Director, Digital Asset Security, Unbound Tech
Bridging the gap between technology and business applications. Always a student sometimes a teacher. Interested in the intersections between psychology & economics, history & finance, music & the mind, fitness & the outdoors, technology & people.I am a cybersecurity, cryptography... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 2:30pm - 2:45pm
106 A

2:50pm

Decentralized Trading Platform on Hyperledger Fabric - Francesco Zicari & Francisco Spadafora, NTT Data
TradingPlatform is a blockchain application about energy trading developed with HyperledgerFabric (1.4.3). Each node represents an Energy Trader and it works on the principal European OTC Energy Markets. The application guarantees the implementation of selective privacy on the publication of the energy offers. The identity of trader is anonymous during the publication of offers and guarantee the anonymity of the nodes. Furthermore, the solution provides the possibility to join other nodes in the network dynamically.

Speakers
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Francesco Zicari

Blockchain Architect, NTT Data
avatar for Francisco Spadafora

Francisco Spadafora

Head of Blockchain Service Line, NTT Data


Tuesday March 3, 2020 2:50pm - 3:10pm
102 A

2:50pm

Panel: Rethinking Public Sector through Blockchain - Bobbi Muscara, Ledger Academy; Saptarshi Choudhury, Paramount Software Solutions; Sean O'Kelly, Former Public Sector CIO
Governments' and other public sector entities core function is to act on behalf of society to create the laws and rules that must be followed, and to ensure that they are being followed. It is foundationally necessary for governments to have access to accurate, relevant, and complete information in order to fulfill these responsibilities, which is why governments possess legal, regulatory, and judicial mechanisms to compel the truth from all societal participants.

This authority uniquely positions governments' as validators of truth and custodians of trusted information. Emerging technologies continually provide new capabilities that enable creativity and the rethinking of existing processes, interactions, and models. While all emerging technologies will play a role in the public sector, blockchain will certainly be among the most consequential, because of its specific role as a facilitator, validator, and custodian of trusted information.

This technology promises to enable governments' and other public sector entities to interact with societal participants within a larger ecosystem, or fabric, which will break down traditional public-private silos and provide completely new approaches toward governance.The key components of this ecosystem are a) identity (real world items of value (assets) that can be represented digitally), b) interactions (traceability of transactions), c) regulatory compliance (the embedded laws, rules, and contracts that should be followed), and d) governance (the creation, maintenance, and operation of the ecosystem).

Speakers
avatar for Saptarshi Choudhury

Saptarshi Choudhury

Director Emerging Technologies, Paramount Software Solutions
Saptarshi works in Paramount Software Solutions and primarily focuses on IT Strategy.He is an active participant and contributor to the Public Sector SIG and DCI WG of Hyperledger.
avatar for Bobbi Muscara

Bobbi Muscara

Director of Education, Ledger Academy
Bobbi\\\'s current portfolio: *Featured Community Leader at Hyperledger.org *Hyperledger Chairperson Learning Materials Working Group*Ledger Academy -Blockchain Training , Princeton. NJ*BCPrinceton Social Impact with Blockchain Non Profit*Organizer of Blockchain Fundamentals*Co-Organizer... Read More →
avatar for Sean O'Kelly

Sean O'Kelly

VP and CTO
Sean is the current VP and CTO of a professional services firm that helps clients launch new products, deliver professional learning and development, create curated experiences, and meet regulatory compliance requirements. He is responsible for driving technology strategy and investment... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 2:50pm - 3:30pm
101 A

2:50pm

Selling Blockchain to the C-Suite - James Wester, IDC
The benefits of blockchain across multiple use cases and industries are becoming evident as more pilots and proofs of concept are implemented, including lower costs and increased efficiencies. But making the leap from pilot to production is a challenge for many technology and innovation organizations as they struggle to quantify those benefits in terms that satisfy c-level executives. That challenge is made more difficult by the fact that blockchain projects don't always lend themselves to traditional business models. (Example: If costs are distributed, how are returns realized?) This Think Tank will look at how projects that are already seeing success have been justified, including business models, metrics and more. It will look at the many use cases being developed by vendors in the blockchain space and how those projects have been assessed in terms of business value. The intent of the session is to help technologists learn how to evaluate their projects and sell blockchain to the c-level.

Speakers
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James Wester

Research Director, IDC
James Wester is Research Director, Worldwide Blockchain Strategies for IDC. His cross-industry practice covers the emerging distributed ledger and blockchain technologies. Mr. Wester’s core research examines the technologies, architectures and concepts behind blockchain and how... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 2:50pm - 3:30pm
101 B

2:50pm

Boring into Burrow - Silas Davis, Monax
Blockchains are too exciting. Burrow wants to be boring. Then we want to be simple. Then we want to be fast. The kind of boring that lets you sleep well at night. Burrow gives you just enough blockchain to build a strongly decentralised public permissioned network. Enough but no more.

Burrow is a fully-fledged blockchain and smart contract framework. That is, you ought to be able to service the same use cases as with Hyperledger Sawtooth, Fabric, and Besu.

Burrow aims to be simple, complete, opinionated, and lightweight. We want to be 'the Redis of blockchain.' Our guiding principles are:

1. Provide single pure Go binary running as a single process with (almost) everything included for deployment, testing, events, governance, token economics, and so on.
2. Support public permissioned networks as first-class citizens.
3. Prefer introspection and tight coupling of components over configurability.
4. Provide a single Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) consensus algorithm, a single smart contract calling convention and ABI, and a single transaction family.
5. Provide a clean and simple developer experience that gets you closer to the metal.

Of course, a blockchain node is necessarily rather far from simple, and rather more exciting than we would like. But we want to be as pragmatic and concrete amongst our peers as we can whilst providing a complete substrate on which to build applications.

Boring into Burrow attendees will dig into the three faces of Burrow to include the Hyperledger bridge to the Tendermint/Cosmos ecosystem, Ethereum side-chain compatibility with support for advanced smart contract languages via WASM and experimental economic systems, and Burrow’s lightweight hackable EVM/Solidity execution library.

Speakers
avatar for Silas Davis

Silas Davis

CTO, Monax
Monax Industries builds legal agreement automation at the ecosystem level and is the company behind Hyperledger Burrow. Silas' contributions to Hyperledger include as Burrow maintainer, cross-project collaboration, and serving on the TSC in 18/19. Silas is a regular presenter at... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 2:50pm - 3:30pm
104 A

2:50pm

DIDs without Blockchains - Implementing Peer DIDs in an Hour or a Day - Daniel Hardman, Evernym
Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) are like DNS without any registrars. They're a foundation of decentralized identity, and are relevant to most Hyperledger projects. They've been implemented on Hyperledger Indy as well as public blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum, and those implementations are important.

But just as the Lightning Network took Bitcoin transactions off-chain, and Plasma took smart contracts off-chain, we need a way to take DIDs off-chain. 99% of all the DIDs the world needs can be handled this way, with massive benefits for scale, performance, cost, and decreased complexity.

In this session, we'll explain how peer DIDs work, and show developers how they can get support for them in an hour or a day (depending on their circumstances).

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Hardman

Daniel Hardman

Chief Architect, Evernym
Daniel is a contributor the DID spec, author of the Peer DID method spec, a Hyperledger Global Ambassador, Secretary of the Sovrin Foundation's Technical Governance Board, an architect of Hyperledger Indy's SDK, and a lead contributor to Hyperledger Aries. He has a quarter century... Read More →



Tuesday March 3, 2020 2:50pm - 3:30pm
103 A

3:00pm

Financial Supply Chain Platform for the Real Estate Industry - Kai Wang, ENTROBUS
Real estate is the biggest industry in China. In the real estate supply chain, medium and small enterprises in upstream have difficulties in financing. Financial institutions take great efforts to verify the authenticity of information.

Kai‘s team designed and implemented a financial supply chain platform for the real estate industry, named ENTROBUS blockchain. The prototype platform system ranked the 2nd in 2018 Alibaba Cloud Blockchain Competition among 600+ projects. After that, with one year’s system development and deployment, it is now a real-world platform with dozens of enterprise users. Country Garden is China’s leading largest residential property developer focusing on urbanization, which services as the core enterprise in the platform. Based on the core enterprise’s payment accreditation, it could break information asymmetry, reduce credit costs, and optimize capital allocation by credit transfer.

With the core enterprise’ credit transfer, enterprises in the supply chain could enjoy low cost financial services, and improve competitive advantage. With blockchain techniques, the financial institutions could get first-hand information in the supply chain, which reduces the cost of risk control. It provides a platform for the financial institutions with end-to-end data traceability, confirmation and validation, and promotes the healthy and stable development of supply chain financial services.

Speakers
avatar for Kai Wang

Kai Wang

Founder & CEO, ENTROBUS
Kai Wang received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 2012, which was a joint Ph.D. program between Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA. He was an assistant professor with the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences... Read More →



Tuesday March 3, 2020 3:00pm - 3:15pm
105 A

3:00pm

Introducing Sextant - Duncan Johnston-Watt, Blockchain Technology Partners
Founded in 2018, Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP) is a leading enterprise blockchain company. BTP brings the benefits of smart contracts and blockchain to business by providing Sextant - a management platform that radically simplifies the deployment and ongoing management of distributed applications.

Sextant for Sawtooth uses a BTP certified distribution of Hyperledger Sawtooth to deliver one-click deployment of Sawtooth networks on Kubernetes on prem, in the cloud or both.

Sextant for DAML, developed in partnership with Digital Asset, delivers one-click deployment of DAML, the leading smart contract language, on Hyperledger Sawtooth and Hyperledger Besu.

Speakers
avatar for Duncan Johnston-Watt

Duncan Johnston-Watt

Co-founder & CEO, Blockchain Technology Partners
Duncan is a regular keynote speaker, serial entrepreneur and technology pioneer with over 30 years experience in the software industry. His latest venture is Blockchain Technology Partners, a leading enterprise blockchain company offering Sextant for Sawtooth and Sextant for DAML... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 3:00pm - 3:15pm
106 A

3:30pm

Hyperledger Projects Presentations
Hyperledger Projects Presentations

View the schedule on the wiki.

Tuesday March 3, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Sponsor Showcase

3:30pm

Hyperledger Special Interest Group Presentations
Hyperledger Special Interest Group Presentations

View the schedule on the wiki.

Tuesday March 3, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Sponsor Showcase

3:30pm

Coffee Break
Tuesday March 3, 2020 3:30pm - 4:15pm

4:15pm

Build and Deploy a Blockchain Application on Fabric in Minutes - Zach Danker-Feldman, Xooa
Blockchain technology adoption for enterprises has seen significant growth over the years, but its complexities have led to bottlenecks that have obstructed its potential. Implementation issues around legacy systems and lack of in-house capabilities among other difficulties have generated significant barriers to entry for enterprise blockchain adoption.

At this live demo, Xooa will demonstrate how its enterprise blockchain application platform is removing these barriers to entry by making app development easier and faster, which enables higher quality projects. Join us and watch how Xooa abstracts away the complexities of blockchain technology and empowers you to immediately put the blockchain to use.

Speakers
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Zach Danker-Feldman

Blockchain Evangelist, Xooa


Tuesday March 3, 2020 4:15pm - 4:30pm
105 A

4:15pm

Fabric 2.0 in 5 Clicks: Learn How Chainstack’s Managed Blockchain Services Provides an Intuitive, Cost-effective, and Flexible Way to Build and Grow your Decentralized Networks - Jona Smulders-Cohen, Chainstack
Today, many enterprises building decentralized networks often struggle with deployment headaches. From challenges in how to orchestrate and administer their networks, to concerns of maintenance and uptime. While some services have helped these businesses to leapfrog these frustrations, existing options are often either costly, inflexible, or overly complex.

In his talk, Jona will demonstrate how Chainstack’s Managed Blockchain Services empower developers and enterprises to rapidly build and deploy networks in a matter of clicks, across a variety of deployment configurations. Using Fabric's latest 2.0 release, users can confidently scale a network across multiple organizations, with each participant managing their own infrastructure, all through an intuitive interface.

This presentation will include a live demo and discuss upcoming features of the Chainstack platform.

Speakers
avatar for Jona Smulders-Cohen

Jona Smulders-Cohen

Product Manager, Chainstack
Jona is a Product Manager at Chainstack, the managed blockchain services platform that makes it simple to launch and scale decentralized networks and applications. Chainstack is recognized by Gartner as a select provider in an industry that is powering consortiums and playing an integral... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 4:15pm - 4:30pm
106 A

4:15pm

Building the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain for 2023 - Ben Taylor, LedgerDomain
UCLA and LedgerDomain were accepted as part of the DSCSA Pilot Project Program, which was launched by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) enhance the safety and security of the drug supply chain. The pharmaceutical supply chain relies on paperwork and manual transcription from one system of record to another. Many medicines go out in bulk and are divided until the dispenser counts the patient’s drug into an amber bottle. The challenge for the 21st century is to reduce suspect or illegitimate product while ensuring patient data security.

The pilot project focused on the enhanced requirements for package-level tracing and notification that go into effect in 2023 to comply with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). It assessed system requirements for a successful implementation on a larger scale, including identifying, flagging, and preventing the distribution of suspect and illegitimate products.

At the heart of this effort was a last-mile mobile application that helps deliver lifesaving medications to babies at the famed Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. UCLA is one of the nation’s preeminent research and academic medical centers, currently ranked #7 best hospital in the US. UCLA Health dispenses across the spectrum of large medical centers as well as ~200 small clinical settings, with an annual spend over $250 million on commercial product.

During this talk, Ben Taylor will discuss the significance of blockchain to the pharmaceutical supply chain in the coming decade, and core outcomes from the FDA study. He will also discuss why Hyperledger is critical to enterprise-grade blockchain applications, and key challenges that the Hyperledger community faces in the areas of governance and orchestration.

Speakers
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Ben Taylor

CEO, LedgerDomain
Ben is the CEO of LedgerDomain, founded in 2016 to bring Hyperledger blockchain solutions to enterprise ecosystems, unlocking a world of communal computing and real-time performance. After doing undergraduate and graduate work at MIT, Ben spent a quarter of a century incubating and... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 4:15pm - 4:55pm
101 A

4:15pm

Creating Trust in Enterprise Blockchain Networks - Scott Seth Perry, Scott S. Perry CPA, PLLC
While blockchain technology creates strong cryptographic controls securing the integrity of data, successful, cooperative blockchain networks must establish trust between a variety of independent entities to create overall trust.In this presentation, Scott Perry will discuss how trust is created in block chain systems and the varying layers (i.e. ledger, agent, credential exchange and governance) that add trust within interoperable parties and reliance to external blockchains within the web of trust.

As an active member of the Sovrin Goverance Working Group and author of the first robust trust assurance model for blockchains, he will discuss how all blockchains networks can add accountability within stakeholder roles to ensure that blockchains are trustworthy above the embedded cryptographic trust assertions.

The target of this presentation is leaders and participants in industry, jurisdictional and public utility blockchains who are seeking greater acceptance and assurance in the trustworthiness of their network.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Seth Perry

Scott Seth Perry

Principal, Scott S. Perry CPA, PLLC
In his over 25-year professional career, Scott’s extensive experience as a Manager, Senior Manager and Director at two Big Four audit firms and one national consulting firm has led him to drive his own licensed, nationally operating boutique CPA Firm based in Seattle specializing... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 4:15pm - 4:55pm
101 B

4:15pm

Digital Trust and Clean Growth: Learnings from a Cross LF Project and Cross Sector Initative - John Jordan, Province of British Columbia; Shuli Goodman, LF Energy & Dr. Martin Wainstein, Yale OpenLab
The Province of British Columbia, a significant provider of Canadian energy and natural resources, is rising to meet the global challenge of climate change. The Province’s CleanBC strategy is being delivered in collaboration with Indigenous communities and businesses to seize new clean economy opportunities and help communities adapt to the impacts of climate change. This kind of collaboration is needed to address the global scale of climate change.

The LF Energy Project is taking up the challenge to shift from a grid type architecture to a system of systems by building the interfaces and touch points between these various systems. The old system was built with a point to point framework. Now we need a many to many architecture and communication framework. That’s the whole of the new energy paradigm – profoundly distributed energy renewable resources that are orchestrated to provide constant and reliable electricity.

In this talk we will discuss the establishment and early execution of a multi-party, cross Linux Foundation collaboration including the Province of British Columbia, large multinational energy producers, smaller software companies and other key stakeholders. We will examine how Hyperledger Indy and Aries technology is directly applied to the energy sector to bring digital trust to the provenance and Greenhouse Gas emissions profile of energy sources such as Liquified Natural Gas. The goal is to meaningfully contribute to the decarbonization of the economy through globally open, cryptographically verifiable representations of the origin and characteristics of energy.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Martin Wainstein

Dr. Martin Wainstein

Founder & lead researcher, Yale OpenLab
Radical collaboration and emerging digital technology for the climate and energy transition.
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John Jordan

Executive Director, BC Digital Trust Service, Province of British Columbia
John Jordan is the Executive Director of the BC Digital Trust Service. He is an experienced product executive and technology strategist who has over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. Currently he is leading the Province of British Columbia’s participation... Read More →
avatar for Shuli Goodman

Shuli Goodman

Executive Director, LF Energy


Tuesday March 3, 2020 4:15pm - 4:55pm
102 A

4:15pm

A Standardized Approach to Creating Digital Tokens - Paul DiMarzio, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance; Marley Gray, Microsoft & Jonathan Levi, HACERA
Tokens are simply representations of things of real value. Although many physical tokens have been replaced by digital representations, such as the airline boarding pass on your smartphone, these digital representations are only that – representations. The true value of digital tokens comes with the ability to encode behaviors and rules directly into the tokens in order to greatly simplify, unify, and streamline their use. Hundreds of thousands of such tokens already exist on a variety of platforms.

Unfortunately there is no common language for defining the properties, behaviors, and control messages associated with tokens. Without a common means of defining and triggering token behavior, it is hard for anyone without a technical background – such as a business specialist or regulator – to truly understand the purpose of a token. And it is nearly impossible to write contracts that exchange tokens of different types produced by different development teams. This lack of standardization is stifling the advancement of digital tokens in the industry.

The Token Taxonomy Initiative is a member-led organization formed to develop a modular, industry-neutral, and technology-neutral Token Taxonomy Framework (TTF) that will set the standard for tokenizing anything of value. The TTF is being designed by a diverse set of individuals with both business and technical expertise based on their own real-world projects and requirements, and it will drive business-level interoperability between tokens by aligning the underlying technical interoperability across different networks and platforms.

In this session, the speakers will lay out the value of digital tokens and dive into a few examples of how the TTF can be used to simplify the design and implementation of new token classes.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Levi

Jonathan Levi

Founder, HACERA
Jonathan Levi, who founded HACERA, has been active in Hyperledger from its inception. After leaving IBM In October 2016, Jonathan became on one of the early maintainers of Hyperledger Fabric, and in 2017 he managed the release of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 in 2017 with Christopher Ferris... Read More →
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Marley Gray

Azure Blockchain Principal Architect, Microsoft
Marley Gray currently serves as the Principal Architect for the Azure Blockchain Engineering team leading the design and development of Microsoft’s Blockchain Middleware platform code named – “Bletchley”. Prior to this role, he was Director for Business Development and Tech... Read More →
avatar for Paul DiMarzio

Paul DiMarzio

Director of Community, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Director of Community for the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. Before joining the EEA, Paul held senior market development roles at Digital Asset and IBM, focusing on smart contract programming languages and Hyperledger Fabric, respectively. He has more than 30 years of experience in... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 4:15pm - 4:55pm
104 A

4:15pm

Understanding the Hyperledger Indy Distributed Ledger - Alexander Shcherbakov, Evernym
Hyperledger Indy has its own implementation of Distributed Ledger (indy-node) not dependent on any other blockchain platform. It also has its own implementation of a PBFT-like consensus protocol (indy-plenum).
Indy-node is a Ledger purpose-build for Identity. However, it can be used as a general-purpose blockchain for use cases besides Identity.
One of indy-node deployments (Sovrin Ledger) is successfully functioning in production for more than 2 years.
The presentation focuses on the Architecture and specific of Indy Ledger. In includes Plenum consensus protocol (RBFT), corresponding crypto (in particular, BLS multi-signature), organization of transactions and storages (ledgers and states), usage of merkle trees and Patricia merkle tries, auditability, workflow of read and write requests, catch-up procedure.
Support of custom plugins and custom transactions on top of indy-plenum or indy-node will also be described.

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Shcherbakov

Alexander Shcherbakov

Lead Software Engineer, Evernym
Alexander is a Lead Software Engineer in DSR Corporation (subcontractor of Evernym). He is a maintainer of Hyperledger Indy and Plenum (Indy Blockchain part) projects, and an active member of Indy and Aries communities. Alexander is an architect and team lead of the core team working... Read More →



Tuesday March 3, 2020 4:15pm - 4:55pm
103 A

4:45pm

Demystifying the Process of Building Distributed Multicloud Blockchain Network - Daljit Singh, Debut Infotech
Through our presentation, we would like to demonstrate the live functionality of Hyperledger Fabric deployment through our innovative Hyperledger Fabric network management solution “FabDep”, which enables a consortium of organizations to securely develop an enterprise-level Blockchain network on any hybrid multicloud using Kubernetes. This is a small effort to enlighten our fellow Blockchain enthusiasts regarding how to make the process of building distributed multicloud Blockchain network a breeze with no tangles.

Speakers
avatar for Daljit Singh

Daljit Singh

Chief Product Officer, FabDep
I am Chief Product Officer at FabDep. Our team is working on Blockchain technology using Hyperledger Fabric. We are working on a tool called Fabdep. It is a tool to auto deploy and manage business network for Hyperledger Fabric. You can read more about us at https://www.fabricdep... Read More →



Tuesday March 3, 2020 4:45pm - 5:00pm
106 A
  • Slides Included Yes

4:45pm

Supplier Digital Passport using Trust Your Supplier - Alex Rosen, Chainyard
Trust Your Supplier is a production Hyperledger Fabric blockchain network, running on the IBM Blockchain Platform, that provides suppliers with a trusted digital passport to streamline on-boarding with their customers. This presentation will provide an overview of the network, discuss the business value to the participants, and highlight why blockchain and the selected governance approach makes this solution better for all the participants (buyers, suppliers and third party validators).

Speakers
avatar for Alex Rosen

Alex Rosen

Blockchain Network Strategist, Chainyard
Alex helps people overcome their challenges in building and growing business-focused blockchain networks. To do so, he makes use of the blockchain-specific methods, assets and experts we have at Chainyard which have been instrumental in creating some of the world\'s most valuable... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 4:45pm - 5:00pm
105 A

5:05pm

Grafting Blockchains into Enterprise Businesses - The LEI and Digital Verifiable Credentials - Karla McKenna, GLEIF & Michal Piechocki, Business Reporting - Advisory Group
Evaluation of credentials of persons acting in officially in a business capacity is a key element of trust in enterprise world. Ability to verify a digital identity of a company, organization or business, linked to a Digitally Verifiable Credential (DVC), provides a fundamental building block for the digital economy.

The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) can have relevance in the digital world by leveraging the strength of the LEI to provide unique and permanent global identification of organizations/businesses. Coupled with DVCs issued on SOVRIN Hyperledger Indy platform the LEI with DVCs ensure trust in digital world.

This presentation demonstrates the results of the Digital Verifiable Credential Proof of Concept conducted by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), along with developer BR-AG,in cooperation with its network of regulators, LEI issuers and organizations/businesses developing trusted identification solutions secured by blockchain technologies.

By leveraging the LEI within digital verifiable credentials, counterparties can more easily accomplish the tasks of identity verification, authentication, and authorization.

Speakers
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Karla McKenna

Head of Standards, Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)
Karla McKenna is an international standards specialist in the area of financial services. In May 2015, Ms. McKenna joined the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) as the Head of Standards. Ms. McKenna chaired the International Organization for Standardization Technical... Read More →
avatar for Michal Piechocki

Michal Piechocki

Chairman and CEO, Business Reporting - Advisory Group (BR-AG)
Michal Piechocki is the Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Business Reporting – Advisory Group, a RegTech and SupTech advisory services and solutions provider, serving regulators across the world since 2005. For over 12 years of his professional career he has been engaged in the... Read More →



Tuesday March 3, 2020 5:05pm - 5:45pm
102 A

5:05pm

Panel: Business Interoperability – The Key to Supply Chain Traceability - Rich Meszaros & Sarah Banks, Accenture; Melanie Nuce, GS1 US; David Cecchi, Cargill
Technology such as blockchain has the power to solve complex challenges and achieve improved supply chain traceability. In order to tap into this powerful technology, interoperability, enabled by robust data and transaction standards, are a must! Segments of the supply chain, such as the food industry, have made significant progress leveraging data standards to support food safety and product transparency use cases. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from companies working on improved supply chain traceability and will walk away with an understanding of the importance of standards and how business interoperability accelerates the success of new technologies like blockchain.

Moderators
avatar for Rich Meszaros

Rich Meszaros

Managing Director, Accenture

Speakers
DC

David Cecchi

Senior Director, Enterprise Data, Cargill
avatar for Melanie Nuce

Melanie Nuce

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, GS1 US
As Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Melanie Nuce leads a team that investigates new technologies, partnerships and business opportunities to increase the relevance and reach of GS1 Standards. Drawing on her extensive background in retail technology, Ms. Nuce oversees... Read More →
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Sarah Banks

Managing Director, Accenture


Tuesday March 3, 2020 5:05pm - 5:45pm
101 B

5:05pm

Blockchain Platform For A Billion Customers: A Telecom (Digital Marketing) Case Study - Babu Jayaraj, Reliance Jio Infocom Ltd.
India with 1.2+ Billion registered mobile subscribers have been plagued with unsolicited communications from the unregistered telemarketers. Additionally, in the current setup, there is a lack of flexibility for scoping subscriber preferences, no system to ensure uniform enforcement of the regulations during delivery and a lack of non-repudiable source for managing subscriber complaints across telecom operators. To overcome these challenges, consortium of telecom operators under the TRAI's guidance have built a Blockchain based platform to regulate marketing communications.

This talk is about learnings/experiences in designing and building the Hyperledger Fabric based platform by consortium of telecom operators including choosing right technologies, overcoming platform stability issues, scaling performance and building business practices/process around the new platform.

Speakers
avatar for Babu Jayaraj

Babu Jayaraj

Principal Architect, Reliance Jio Infocom Ltd.
An innovator, technology leader and speaker with 18+ years of in building Platforms/Products in various verticals including Telecom, Retail, Hi-tech manufacturing etc. I have conceptualised and built highly scalable and resilient distributed systems for the purposes of Digital marketing... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 5:05pm - 5:45pm
101 A

5:05pm

Design Patterns for Decentralized Protocols (Avoiding Blockchain Centralization) - Daniel Hardman, Evernym
"Decentralization" is a word we often hear in Hyperledger circles, and we may pat ourselves on the back on the assumption that if we're using blockchain, we must be decentralized. But blockchain can have its own centralization problems. In this talk, we'll explore some Gang-of-Four-style design patterns that are truly decentralized, that you can implement in your own solutions--and we'll also look at antipatterns where blockchain doesn't keep the architecture from centralizing. You'll come away with terminology, diagrams, and examples that will make your decentralization goals easier to achieve, and that will protect you from gotchas.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Hardman

Daniel Hardman

Chief Architect, Evernym
Daniel is a contributor the DID spec, author of the Peer DID method spec, a Hyperledger Global Ambassador, Secretary of the Sovrin Foundation's Technical Governance Board, an architect of Hyperledger Indy's SDK, and a lead contributor to Hyperledger Aries. He has a quarter century... Read More →



Tuesday March 3, 2020 5:05pm - 5:45pm
103 A

5:05pm

Towards Formally Verified Smart Contracts with Haskell - Allison Irvin & Nick Waywood, IBM
In enterprise DLTs, smart contracts implement security critical and business critical logic. Therefore there is a clear need to have confidence that smart contracts adhere to the intended specification, without any errors, bugs or malicious code. Events like the DAO attack on the Ethereum blockchain in 2016 is unacceptable in a permissioned, enterprise solution. In order to guarantee the correctness of a smart contract, formal verification is necessary. Because of this, there is a strong research focus in the wider blockchain community on enabling formal verification of smart contracts written in functional programming languages (e.g. DAML, Liquidity, F*, Elle, Verisol, etc.). Functional programming languages lend themselves well to formal verification due to the fact that both formal verification and functional programming have their roots in mathematics. However, to date, little work within the Hyperledger community has been done on bringing formal verification to smart contracts on Hyperledger DLTs.


This talk presents support for writing Hyperledger Fabric chaincode with Haskell, a big first step towards having fully verified and secure smart contracts. The work is evaluated by comparing contracts written in Go, Java and Node with Haskell to demonstrate how a functional programming language can help identify flaws in logic, leading to code that is both correct, secure and easier to reason with. The talk finally demonstrates how smart contracts written in Haskell can be formally verified.

Speakers
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Allison Irvin

Software Engineer, IBM
Allison Irvin studied a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Engineering (Mechatronics) at the University of Melbourne and is a software engineer and researcher at IBM. In addition to authoring several scientific research publications, Allison is emerging as a young technical leader... Read More →
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Nick Waywood

Software Engineer, IBM Research
Nick Waywood is a full-stack software engineer at IBM Research - Australia. He has led the design and implementation of a number of research prototypes over the past 6 years, ranging from platforms for running scientific workloads to applications in the Healthcare and Blockchain domains... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 5:05pm - 5:45pm
104 A

5:15pm

Hyperledger Umbra: Simulating Hyperledger Blockchains using Mininet - Raphael V. Rosa, UNICAMP
The simulation research internship during the summer of 2018 led to the creation of the Hyperledger Umbra Lab. Due to the overall difficulty of getting Hyperledger blockchain frameworks running under the Shadow simulation tool, work on the Umbra lab has slowed to a crawl. A different network tool called Mininet has been proposed as an alternative to using Shadow and it has the potential to drastically reduce the startup cost of getting a network emulation tool running Hyperledger blockchains. Umbra stands for a research project to test the feasibility of running Hyperledger blockchains under Mininet for the purposes of running scalability and consensus mechanism experiments.
In 2019, Hyperledger Umbra was successfully implemented on Mininet, initially reproducing Fabric networks. Umbra can be extensible to emulate any Hyperledger project, and scalable to hundreds (even thousands - ongoing tests) of nodes.
The aim of showcasing Umbra, demonstrating a blockchain network easily deployed in a laptop, consists in building the foundations for designing and conducting empirical computer science research experiments to help direct improvements in design and architecture of future versions of the Hyperledger blockchain platforms. Examples of such improvements include new consensus algorithms, broadcast/gossip protocols, and security mechanisms.
In this technical presentation, Raphael V. Rosa is going to show Umbra, the platform architecture, its design principles and functionalities, how to create and run experiments on it, a Fabric network demonstration, and how to extend the platform to support other Hyperledger projects.

Speakers
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Raphael V. Rosa

Postdoc Researcher, University of Campinas
A vivid and curious researcher, willing to explore state-of-the-art tech-nologies in favor of network engineering, indeed in pursuit of joint opensource and reproducible research. Nowadays, he hopes to shedlights on applied research towards better connected societies, fulfillingthe... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 5:15pm - 5:30pm
105 A

5:15pm

IBM Blockchain Platform Demo - Jorge D. Rodriguez, IBM
The IBM Blockchian platform has been designed to accelerate buliding, governing, operating and growth of Hyperledger Fabric solutions. This platform is the foundation for growth of many blockchain use cases across several industries. Come and see how these powerful tools and services can help you accelerate your hyperledger fabric projects.

Speakers
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Jorge D. Rodriguez

STSM, Blockchain Solutions Architect, IBM
Jorge D. Rodriguez is a Senior Technical Staff Member and Solutions Architect at IBM. He comes with over 20 years of experience developing enterprise applications in the area of system management, cloud technologies, micro-services and blockchain.  Jorge is a Certified Hyperledger... Read More →


Tuesday March 3, 2020 5:15pm - 5:30pm
106 A

5:45pm

Booth Crawl
Tuesday March 3, 2020 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Sponsor Showcase

5:45pm

Hyperledger Meetup (RSVP Required)
RSVP here!

Agenda:

5:45 - 6:45 pm: Join us for the Booth Crawl to meet with organizations in the Hyperledger community (food and drink will be served)

6:45 - 8: 30 pm: Meetup

Tuesday March 3, 2020 5:45pm - 8:30pm
104 A
 
Wednesday, March 4
 

6:15am

5k Fun Run
Sign up here!

We are pleased to offer a complimentary 5K Running Tour during Hyperledger Global Forum 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The 5K will be offered Wednesday, March 4 by two local, avid runners who will lead a guided run through downtown Phoenix. This will be the perfect way to wake up and get your energy going for the day.
Meet in the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel lobby at 6:15 am to start – the run will go from approximately 6:30 am – 7:30 am. All paces are welcome!
Participants will be required to provide their own running attire and water.

Wednesday March 4, 2020 6:15am - 7:30am
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel - Lobby

7:30am

Continental Breakfast
Wednesday March 4, 2020 7:30am - 9:00am

7:30am

Registration
Wednesday March 4, 2020 7:30am - 6:30pm
301 C Lobby

9:00am

9:10am

Keynote: The Blockchain Revolution: State of the Union - Don Tapscott, Co-author, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World, and Co-founder, Blockchain Research Institute
Speakers
avatar for Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott

Co-author, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World, and Co-founder, Blockchain Research Institute
Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored 16 books, including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, which has been translated into over 25 languages.Don’s most recent and ambitious... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 9:10am - 9:40am
301 D

9:40am

Keynote: Technical Steering Committee (TSC) Update - Arnaud Le Hors, Senior Technical Staff Member, Blockchain & Web Open Technologies, IBM
Speakers
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Arnaud Le Hors

Senior Technical Staff Member, Blockchain & Web Open Technologies, IBM
Arnaud Le Hors is Senior Technical Staff Member of Blockchain & Web Open Technologies at IBM. Arnaud has been working on standards and open source for over 25 years and has been involved in every aspect of the open technology development process: technical, strategic, political, and... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 9:40am - 9:50am
301 D

9:50am

Keynote: Blockchain Matters: How it’s Already Changing the World - Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum
Speakers
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Sheila Warren

Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum
Graduate, Harvard College and Harvard Law. Began career as a Wall Street attorney before turning to philanthropy and non-profit tech over a decade ago. Has represented banks, philanthropists and progress non-profits. Designed and launched NGOsource, a service focused on international... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 9:50am - 10:10am
301 D

10:10am

Keynotes: To be Announced
Wednesday March 4, 2020 10:10am - 10:30am
301 D

10:30am

Hyperledger Mentee Poster Session
Hyperledger Mentees showcase their contributions to the community and share reflections on their experiences. Come to meet the next generation of Hyperledger developers and the mentors who helped them, and find out how you could get involved in the next run of this program.

*While posters will be available to view during all Showcase hours, we encourage you to meet with the mentees during this time.

Wednesday March 4, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am
Sponsor Showcase

10:30am

Hyperledger Projects Presentations
Hyperledger Projects Presentations

View the schedule on the wiki.

Wednesday March 4, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am
Sponsor Showcase

10:30am

Hyperledger Special Interest Group Presentations
Hyperledger Special Interest Group Presentations

View the schedule on the wiki.

Wednesday March 4, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am
Sponsor Showcase

10:30am

Coffee Break
Wednesday March 4, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am

10:30am

Sponsor Showcase
Wednesday March 4, 2020 10:30am - 6:00pm

11:00am

Blockchain Across Industries - Mike Alexander & Mathews Thomas, IBM
Companies in various industries are exploring how they can benefit from blockchain. This session will discuss how Hyperledger Fabric's enterprise-grade permissioned distributed ledger framework is used to implement multiple use cases in the Finance and Industrial sectors with an indepth focus on the Telecommunications and Media industries. A reference architecture that spans multiple industry will be provided as well as a sample implementation with a demo of one of the use cases.Integration of Blockchain with AI, IoT and edge NFV networking components within a hybrid cloud environment that enables functionality such as SLA , security and tracking permissions with data sharing consent will be discussed. The session will conclude by providing some customer engagements that IBM has been involved in and emerging areas to consider when implementing industry use cases.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Alexander

Mike Alexander

Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Mr. Michael Alexander is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and member of IBM Industry Academy.He is an IBM & Open Group Certified Master Architect with over 35 years of systems development experience in all aspects of the information technology business. Currently, Mr. Alexander is the... Read More →
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Mathews Thomas

Executive Architect, IBM
Mathews Thomas is the Lead executive architect for IBM’s Telecom and Media labs. He works with key clients, partners and standards organizations to develop leading-edge industry solutions built on IBM’s AI, analytics, blockchain, cloud and middleware platforms. With over 20 years... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 11:00am - 11:40am
101 B

11:00am

Building Identity and Credit Solutions for the Developing World Using Hyperledger Technology - Alan Krassowski, Kiva
In this session, Mr. Krassowski will provide a technical overview of the solutions Kiva has been putting in place in the developing world that provide better access to identity and credit for traditionally underserved communities.He will walk through fundamental design decisions Kiva has made relative to its project requirements and how the Kiva team chose among Hyperledger technologies including Indy, Aries, Ursa, Fabric, and Besu.The system-level architecture will be reviewed, and the audience will gain a perspective on how the solution has achieved interoperability among various Hyperledger technologies and also with parts of the existing banking infrastructure in at least one implementation country.Engineering trade-offs and design decisions will be discussed, as well as the roadmap for continued development and expansion of the system, giving the audience a holistic view of how Kiva is leveraging Hyperledger technologies for human betterment.

Speakers
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Alan Krassowski

VP of Technology & Blockchain, Kiva
Alan Krassowski is VP of Technology & Blockchain at Kiva, a global non-profit focused on bringing financial inclusion to the world's 1.7 billion unbanked.His current area of focus is Kiva Protocol, which is leveraging Hyperledger technologies to provide identity and credit for vulnerable... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 11:00am - 11:40am
102 A

11:00am

Connecting Ecosystems: Blockchain Interoperability - Giuseppe Giordano & Peter Somogyvari, Accenture
Following on last year's presentation, https://hgf18.sched.com/event/JKe4, Accenture will provide an update on their continued work around Blockchain Interoperability.

The solution defines a communication model to enable permissioned blockchain ecosystems to exchange any on-chain data or custom assets (fungible/non fungible) independent of the platform (e.g. Hyperledger Fabric, Quorum, etc.) without a middleman. This projectimplements an interoperability validator network, which is an overlay network of hand-picked actors that will validate and sign data before sharing. An “interoperability validator” overlay network is introduced for each of the interoperable blockchains. Interoperability validators are known or broadly discoverable by the ecosystem and are typically participants already taking part in the governance or consensus.

This project proposes an alternative to existing interoperability models, and it is designed specifically for permissioned blockchain networks.

An update on the project status willbe provided together with an overview on the roadmap and the planned future work. A live technical demo showcasing the protocol in action will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Somogyvari

Peter Somogyvari

Technology Architect, Accenture
Peter is a software engineer/architect with a BS. in computer science and a longtime, deep interest in artificial intelligence research and fin-tech.Thought leader in the open source software community and the author of a successful project related to the Internet of Things and more... Read More →
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Giuseppe Giordano

R&D Senior Manager, Accenture
Giuseppe has more than 10 years experience as a member of the Accenture Labs, the R&D organisation which focuses on identifying and delivering applications of innovative and emerging technologies He currently leads globally the Labs Blockchain R&D Team and his current areas of focus... Read More →



Wednesday March 4, 2020 11:00am - 11:40am
103 A

11:00am

No Pain, No Blockchain: Reducing the Complexity of Network Deployment - Ed Kazmierczak, Penta Global
Many enterprise blockchain service providers have made exciting advances toward helping their end users onboard more seamlessly into blockchain environments through fully managed deployment and the provision of familiar, intuitive UI and user experience.

Despite its upside for end users, abstracting technical complexity out of the deployment experience usually comes at the cost of a user's personal control over defining, refining, and managing the parameters of their own private network and/or associated node, a convenience fee that's too high for most non-end user subsets of the blockchain community, such as:

a) dApp Developers
b) Solutions Architects & Ecosystem Managers
c) Enterprise DevOps Teams

For these users, a sizeable accessibility & usability gap exists at the initial stages of network deployment, where a multitude of steps are required to complete network & node configuration, genesis file initialisation, additional tool/service integrations etc.

Some of the most commonly cited barriers associated with this arduous process include:

a) Poorly organised/disjointed, lacking, or non-existent documentation
b) Incoherence and excessive coupling of setup modules

The purpose of this ThinkTank is to harness the collective wisdom of the diverse, talented group of people in the room to discuss, ideate, and explore solutions that address the following problem statement:

"Many would-be facilitators, builders, and adopters of enterprise blockchain solutions currently struggle to navigate the complexities of initial network setup and deployment."

We welcome all HLF members who feel passionate about this topic, from technical engineers and researchers, to product owners/managers, business analysts, solutions specialists, marketers, and everyone in between!

Speakers
avatar for Edmund Kazmierczak

Edmund Kazmierczak

Engineering Lead, Penta Blockchain Solutions
Ed Kazmierczak is currently the Product Development Director for Penta Global and works on Blockchain projects that combine with the Sensor Data, and Statistical Machine Learning. He holds a PhD in Computer Science and has served both as researcher and professor at the University... Read More →



Wednesday March 4, 2020 11:00am - 11:40am
104 A

11:15am

Write Once, Interoperate Anywhere? How DAML Smart Contracts Connect Networks - Anthony Lusardi & Dan O’Prey, Digital Asset
With so many Hyperledger frameworks and blockchain platforms to choose from, how do you know where to start? What if you could write your smart contracts once, independently of the platform, then not only deploy them to any framework but enable them to interoperate across networks and technologies? Join this session to find out how you can!

Speakers
avatar for Dan O'Prey

Dan O'Prey

CMO, Digital Asset
Dan was the CEO and co-founder of Hyperledger, the first permissioned ledger and first DLT without a cryptocurrency, which was acquired by Digital Asset in 2015. Prior to Hyperledger, Dan lived in Beijing where he was the CEO and co-founder of VisualOps by MadeiraCloud, a venture... Read More →
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Anthony Lusardi

Developer Advocate, Digital Asset
I'm Anthony, a former market researcher turned programmer and Bitcoiner. Though I've supported and been a part of a variety of cryptocurrency communities over the past 5 years. In my free time I like to take photographs and make prints. Mostly street photography at present since it's... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 11:15am - 11:30am
105 A

11:45am

Hyperledger Caliper Dashboard: A User Friendly Tool for Visualizing and Configuring Hyperledger Blockchain Benchmarks - Jason You, Purdue Grad Student
Hyperledger Blockchain configuration takes time and efforts, visualizing the performances of it adds another hassle to Blockchain developers and users. Hyperledger Caliper project fills the gap between Blockchain development and benchmark testing and takes away this burden.

However, the current state of Hyperledger Caliper is limited to command line running only, and this is not very accessible or intuitive for most Blockchain users. Even for developers that are familiar with all the Hyperledger framework configurations for Fabric, Sawtooth, Iroha, etc., it still adds an unnecessary layer of complexity for Blockchain testing.

Jason You, a summer intern for Hyperledger Caliper project in 2019, starts to develop a user friendly graphic user interface (GUI) for Hyperledger community. The goal of building this GUI is to let people with any experience level in Hyperledger to easily start their own Blockchain benchmark testing in their local machine.

Jason already finished a minimum viable product (MVP) that integrates with Caliper Core and Caliper-CLI. The current functionalities includes test configuration file generation, test start command sending from GUI by mouse clicking, and real-time visualization of returned benchmark results. This GUI contains a server, an API, and a front end interface. It can be easily integrated with SQL or no-SQL DB, and save all test data and configuration metadata for future usage.The GUI MVP uses MongoDB to save data, but in future development more flexibility can be added.

As the main contributor for this GUI, Jason You is still working on this project in his free time, and any contribution to this project is very welcomed. More contribution details can be found in the project Github repository.

Speakers
avatar for Jason You

Jason You

Hyperledger Caliper GUI: user friendly visualization and configuration, Purdue Grad Student
Hyperledger Caliper (The Linux Foundation) * Leading the full-stack Hyperledger Caliper GUI project and implementing it from scratch with MERN-stack web development tools. * Visualizing benchmarks data in real-time for major Hyperledger Frameworks: Fabric, Sawtooth, Burrow, and Iroha... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 11:45am - 12:00pm
105 A

11:50am

Blockchain Adoption and Use Cases as seen from Multiple Vantage Points - Nigel Gopie, IBM
Blockchain use continue to accelerate with new use cases and deep adoption of popular use cases. IBM has a unique vantage point on blockchains growth across industries. As an active open source contributor IBM sees not only the technology innovation occurring, but also as a provider of blockchain services, solutions, and tools, we see clients with a wide variety of blockchain needs. Some enterprises want to join an existing solution network while others want to build their own solution. Some clients need strategy services and want to partner to co-create a solution for their own use, or to resell to others. Come hear about some of the latest blockchain growth trends IBM is seeing and how we can grow blockchain use together.

Speakers
avatar for Nigel Gopie

Nigel Gopie

PhD, Director, IBM Blockchain, IBM
Nigel Gopie is the Director of Marketing for IBM’s blockchain portfolio covering Platform, Solutions (e.g., Food Trust, TradeLens, Trust Your Supplier, World Wire), and Consulting Services, enabling businesses to accelerate their success no matter where they are in their blockchain... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 11:50am - 12:10pm
101 B

11:50am

Project Bakong: Blockchain Solutions in Developing Economies - James Loperfido, Soramitsu
James Loperfido, VP of Business Development at Soramitsu, will provide an overview and case study of the company's project with the Central Bank of Cambodia. Soramitsu leveraged its Hyperledger Iroha framework alongside its mobile applications for digital identity, payments, and digital assets to create a retail payment system for the general populous. In a country where 80% of the population is unbanked, widespread adoption of this technology allows for digital representations of the US dollar and Cambodian Riel to enable internet commerce. In addition to being able to purchase products and services through the internet, consumers and local merchants can leverage mobile only technology to exchange value peer-to-peer with very little cost. Application of a digital payments network like project Bakong is estimated to save 1% of GDP annually for developing countries according to research published by the Central Bank of Malaysia. This represents a potential $200 million annual savings. Moreover, a single system tracking the financial transactions within the economy will allow for automated record keeping, embedded audits, and thus allow for a massive shift in tax planning and monetary policy. The application of short-term consumer micro-loans will bring the Cambodian economic infrastructure in line with other developing nations while creating a bridge to the global economy on a grand scale.

The presentation will cover how Soramitsu has leveraged its technology with respect to digital onboarding, payments, and blockchain utility. It will also cover a potential roadmap for growth and continued development of technology and services to create economic efficiency.

Speakers
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James Loperfido

VP Business Development, Soramitsu
James Loperfido currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development for Soramitsu. Soramitsu currently leverages its Hyperledger Iroha framework for a variety of use cases especially within the digital asset space. Most notably, Soramitsu is codeveloping a mobile forward... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 11:50am - 12:30pm
102 A

11:50am

Panel: Accelerating the Journey to Production for Blockchain in Supply Chain - Ajay Dholakia, Lenovo; Anand Kashyap, Fortanix; Eduardo Garcia & Marie Carter, Accenture; Gari Singh, IBM; Michael Reed, Intel
It’s a new decade in blockchain―enterprises have realized that it is crucial to collaborate with technology partners to accelerate their blockchain journeys and succeed with solutions across their ecosystems. There are many considerations and decisions to be made, and it can be challenging to discern what is relevant from the abundance of noise in blockchain. To address these challenges, Accenture and Intel have brought together the best-in-industry technology partners―IBM, Lenovo, and Fortanix―to inform decisions and accelerate our clients’ blockchain-based solutions.

In this panel discussion, Accenture and Intel will be joined by IBM, Lenovo, and Fortanix as they discuss their process in delivering an integrated, high-performing, and secured blockchain solution for supply chains that developed an approach to facilitate, accelerate, and simplify enterprise blockchain journeys. They will highlight the common challenges that enterprises face when moving from blockchain proof-of-concept to pilot testing, and ultimately to production, and how to leverage a portfolio of technical components to enhance flexibility, security, and privacy.

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Garcia

Eddie Garcia

Technology Architecture Sr. Manager, Accenture
avatar for Michael Reed

Michael Reed

Blockchain Program Director, Intel
Intel delivers a technology called Intel SGX that can help improve blockchain security, scalability, and data privacy. You can see our work in Hyperledger Avalon and Hyperledger Fabric via Fabric Private Chaincode -- both of which have sessions this week.
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Gari Singh

CTO - Blockchain, IBM
As a Distinguished Engineer and the CTO of IBM Blockchain, Gari Singh has provided the technical guidance and leadership that has made IBM a leader in the blockchain space. He is responsible for IBM's core blockchain platform offerings. Gari is also a core maintainer and contributor... Read More →
avatar for Anand Kashyap

Anand Kashyap

CTO, Fortanix
Anand is the co-founder and CTO at Fortanix, and leads engineering and product development. He also leads the customer acquisition and customer success process at Fortanix, working closely with customers and partners in enabling technical sales.  Previously, Anand worked at VMware... Read More →
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Ajay Dholakia

Principal Engineer, Chief Technologist, Software & Solutions Development, Lenovo
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Marie Carter

Technology Architecture Sr. Manager, Accenture


Wednesday March 4, 2020 11:50am - 12:30pm
104 A

11:50am

Smart AND LEGAL Contracts - Dan Selman, Clause
Dan Selman shows how you can move from chaincode to real Smart Legal Contracts, where code and legal text is linked via the powerful Open Source Accord Project stack from the Linux Foundation.

Dan will demo creating a new clause template and execute it on Hyperledger Fabric, as well as discussing commercial projects and opportunities.

Dan will summarise with thoughts on the future, including synergies with smart contract work going on within Hyperledger, and elsewhere.

Speakers
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Dan Selman

CTO, Clause
Dan Selman leads the technology for Clause, a legal-tech startup creating a platform for contract managers anddevelopers to define, manage and operationalise true (legally enforceable) smart clauses and contracts. This mission combines three of his longstanding passions: AI, blockchain... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 11:50am - 12:30pm
103 A

12:15pm

Enabling a Next-Generation Loyalty Experience using Blockchain - Mahesh Balan, Pravici LLC
The next-generation of Loyalty Programs will need to take advantage of leading-edge technologies.  In addition, these programs will also need to accommodate the ongoing changes in consumer preferences and behavior.  We will discuss how the Pravici TLP Loyalty Blockchain (built on Hyperledger Fabric) can help you leverage these technologies, and get ahead of these trends.

Speakers
avatar for Mahesh Balan

Mahesh Balan

CEO, Pravici LLC
Mahesh Balan current profile-professional bio can be viewed here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maheshbalan/ Mahesh is an experience presenter at Oracle Open World and other venues


Wednesday March 4, 2020 12:15pm - 12:30pm
105 A

12:30pm

Bird of a Feather Tables
Join members of the Hyperledger community for Birds of a Feather table topics during lunch.  Find a topic that interests you or sign up to facilitate a discussion on the wiki.

Wednesday March 4, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Sponsor Showcase

12:30pm

Lunch
Wednesday March 4, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Sponsor Showcase

2:00pm

Hyperledger Fabric with Cello and Kubernetes Operators - Tong Li, IBM & Manank Patni
Hyperledger Cello aims to bring the on-demand “as-a-service” deployment model to the blockchain ecosystem to reduce the effort required for creating, managing, and terminating blockchains. It provides a multi-tenant chain service efficiently and automatically on top of various infrastructures, e.g., baremetal, virtual machine, and more container platforms.
An Operator, on the other hand, is a method of packaging, deploying and managing a Kubernetes application which in this case, is a Hyperledger Fabric Deployment.

Kubernetes is the preferred choice of many developers when it comes to deploying their Fabric Application. The cello project provides a way for them to quickly set up their fabric infrastructure while still maintaining a high level of customization whenever required. Operators allow us to make our application highly automated by describing the various events and the resulting actions making operators fit for implementing highly sophisticated business logic in the production stage.

The cloud-like capabilities that are encoded into the Operator code can provide advanced user experience, automating such features as updates, backups, and scaling. All of this is accomplished using standard Kubernetes tools, CLI and API.

Speakers
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Tong Li

Senior Software Engineer, IBM
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Manank Patni

Hyperledger Intern, The Linux Foundation
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Wednesday March 4, 2020 2:00pm - 2:15pm
105 A

2:00pm

Practical Tools for Enterprise Uses of Hyperledger Fabric – Ledger Verification and System Operations - Taku Shimosawa, Hitachi America, Ltd.
Toward production uses of systems with blockchain like Hyperledger Fabric, we present two tools in this presentation: Blockchain Verifier and Operations Smart Contract.
Blockchain Verifier is a tool to verify the integration of the ledgers and the transactions, which has recently joined Hyperledger Labs.

The blockchain technology offers immutable and auditable data store which is crucial for many of enterprise systems. While there are a huge number of blockchain platforms and applications, relatively small number of discussions and tools are there for how to deal with auditing in the blockchain-based systems. We have focused in the integrity of the data in the blockchain and developed an open-source tool "Blockchain Verifier" to check if a blockchain ledger has integrity which it is supposed to have both in the platform level and application level.

The checks ensure that the transactions in the ledger were executed correctly and are free from any falsification so that the results can be used as evidences for auditing processes.

The tool currently supports ledgers produced by Hyperledger Fabric, and provides basic integration checks and interface to implement additional checks which are specific to each application.
In this presentation, we discuss what evidences we should have in order to audit a Hyperledger Fabric-based system, demonstrates the tool and presents extracted evidences from example applications.
As the tool is still under development and auditing of blockchain systems is still an open issue, we appreciate contributions and suggestions.

Operating Smart Contract is smart contract-based system operation.
Toward realizing production uses of systems using blockchain (BC) like Hyperledger Fabric (call after BC-based systems), it is necessary to establish system management and operations for BC-based systems to maintain high availability (e.g., 365/7/24) and quality of the service of the system. Examples of operations of BC-based systems are upgrading the system continuously and taking a snapshot of ledger data and rolling back by using the snapshot when a bug occurs.

On the other hand, single BC-based system will be built across multiple organizations (e.g., data centers of each organization) having different operational policies (e.g., operational procedures, timing and parameters) with prohibited inter-organizational administrative access permissions. Such multi-domain formation will trigger a problem in that executing system operations over BC-based systems will be difficult due to the difficulty in unifying and/or adjusting operational policies. Besides, such system operations should cover not only BC platform but also application layer (e.g., upgrade a smart contract and the applications). In the case of Hyperledger Fabric, system managers across organizations would have to adjust operational policy by using phone, email or voting system and then execute the operations based on the policy individually.

Toward solving the problem, we have been considering an operations execution method for BC-based systems, which defines system operations as a smart contract so that unified and synchronized operations across organizations can be executed effectively. Also, we have adopted the method to systems using Hyperledger Fabric to validate the feasibility.

In this presentation, we introduce the above activity to discuss issues and future design on the system operations.

Speakers
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Taku Shimosawa

Researcher, Financial Innovation Lab, Hitachi America, Ltd.


Wednesday March 4, 2020 2:00pm - 2:20pm
104 A

2:00pm

IoT+Blockchain: An Ongoing Project in Production - Roberto Fernandez Hergueta, everis NTT Data Company
Power flows and operational procedures in electricity distribution grids are controlled by tried-and-tested Industrial Control Systems (ICS) that are connected to a wide array of sensors and electrical machines. The critical operation of these assets is generally managed by Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), which send and receive data to the machines operating the grid, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, in charge of the monitorization and data management of all events occurring during day-to-day operation of the grid.
SCADA systems generate a vast amount of information to be processed by a team of operators around the clock, providing invaluable insight on the state of the network and possible alerts to be looked out.
At everis we have developed and deployed a Blockchain project for a Spanish utilities company, in which SCADA systems send all data related to incidents in the grid to be processed by the Blockchain. Registering and timestamping incidents in a decentralized network can solve these intrinsic problems when it comes to network operation, for multiple companies are involved in the management of electrical grids. In this project we have leveraged the power of raw data proceeding from ICS combined with a trustless, transparent decentralized application in a Hyperledger Fabric environment.
To that effect, we have deployed a multi-node, multi-organization Fabric production environment, in which data stream directly from SCADA systems to the Blockchain through REST APIs without the need for any human intervention whatsoever. This production network can easily handle the flow of SCADA messages at a rate of 5000+ transactions per minute in an actual, operational environment.

Speakers
avatar for Roberto Hergueta

Roberto Hergueta

Global Head of Blockchain & Digital Ecosystems, everis NTT Data company
Mathematician. Rulebreaker. Global Head of Blockchain & Digital Ecosystems at everis (NTT Data company) Executive with more than 19 years of professional experience in business development, innovation, strategy, marketing, sales in the industry. Wide experience leading and managing... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 2:00pm - 2:40pm
102 A

2:00pm

Panel: Latest Developments in Blockchain Adoption in Asia Pacific - Mercina Tillemann, Global Blockchain Business Council; Toshiya Cho, Hitachi; Baohua Yang, Oracle; Rajesh Dhuddu, Tech Mahindra
The Asia Pacific region is leading in many areas of development, innovation, collaboration and adoption of blockchain for business. With large scale production implementations in place today and many on stream for implementation through 2020, developments in the region are exciting and moving rapidly. Hear firsthand from leaders in blockchain in Asia Pacific on the implementations they are working on, the opportunities they see, and the challenges they face.

Speakers
avatar for Toshiya Cho

Toshiya Cho

金融システム営業統括本部 事業企画本部 シニアエバンジェリスト, Hitachi
Toshiya Cho, Senior Evangelist, and Managing Director of Financial Information Systems Sales Management Division, Hitachi, Ltd. Governing Board Member of Hyperledger Toshiya has a career as a systems engineer, business consultant for the financial industry as well as a banker. Before... Read More →
avatar for Mercina Tillemann

Mercina Tillemann

Chief Operating Officer, Global Blockchain Business Council
Mercina Tillemann-Dick currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Global BlockchainBusiness Council (GBBC). Experienced in strategic planning and communications, she has spenther career translating complex ideas for broad audiences in the public and private sectors.Tillemann-Dick... Read More →
BY

Baohua Yang

Principal Architect, Oracle Blockchain Platform, Oracle
avatar for Rajesh Dhuddu

Rajesh Dhuddu

Global Practice Leader - Blockchain, Tech Mahindra
Rajesh Dhuddu leads Blockchain Practice globally at Tech Mahindra and is responsible for bringing in required thought leadership, solutions and architecture to advocate Blockchain led business transformations to clients. He is responsible for architecting Blockchain based platforms... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 2:00pm - 2:40pm
101 B

2:00pm

Hyperledger Caliper: A Benchmark Tool For Multiple Technologies - Nick Lincoln, IBM
Hyperledger Caliper is a performance benchmarking tool for blockchain technologies.It uses adapters to interact with different technologies and consequently is capable of benchmarking any blockchain technology that provides an adapter.

This presentation will provide information on current and future features of Caliper, as well as providing information on configuring, running, and generating output of a Caliper benchmark for an example blockchain technology.

Speakers
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Nick Lincoln

Software Engineer, IBM
QA and Performance Lead, IBM Blockchain Platform Developer Tools Nick is the QA and Performance lead for the IBM Blockchain Developer Tools, which encompass the Hyperledger Fabric SDKs, Chaincode and the IBM Blockchain Platform VSCode Extension. He is also a maintainer for Hyperledger... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 2:00pm - 2:40pm
103 A

2:30pm

Decentralizing Access Controls through Blockchain - Nitesh Emmadi, TCS
Ever since Bitcoin, there has been a lot of interest in the idea of decentralizing other services/applications using the under-lying blockchain. The notion of distributing control to several entities instead of a single entity guarantees and
improves the security of an application. We propose decentralization of access controls on file storage system with a combination of blockchain, erasure codes and secret sharing. Traditional access control mechanisms restrict access to the data through a layered approach and are centralized. These mechanisms can be single point of failure. Hence, decentralizing the access controls improves the security guarantees of the system significantly. We also present an implementation of permissioned blockchain based decentralized access control system with Hyperledger Fabric. We also enforce immutable access logging mechanism to ensure all the accesses to the files are recorded on blockchain eliminating insider threat of bypassing the blockchain to provide access to a file.

Speakers
NE

Nitesh Emmadi

Researcher, TCS
Nitesh Emmadi is a researcher in the cybersecurity and privacy research area at TCS Research and Innovation (R&I). His areas of research include computations on encrypted data with a broader interest in application security, applied cryptography and blockchains. He looks closely into... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 2:30pm - 2:45pm
105 A

2:50pm

Delivering the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Securities Lending Platform on Hyperledger Sawtooth - Duncan Johnston-Watt, Blockchain Technology Partners
In this session we will discuss the background to the bold decision taken by the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) to develop a new securities lending platform underpinned by Hyperledger Sawtooth, leading to the creation of a PoC with the help of Intel and Accenture.
We will then pick up the story at the point where we were brought in to help take this PoC forward to production leveraging our blockchain management platform, Sextant. We will look at how we have delivered production readiness working alongside TASE - highlighting how and why we broke this process down into several key stages that have laid the groundwork for a successful launch of a new securities lending market in Israel.

Speakers
avatar for Duncan Johnston-Watt

Duncan Johnston-Watt

Co-founder & CEO, Blockchain Technology Partners
Duncan is a regular keynote speaker, serial entrepreneur and technology pioneer with over 30 years experience in the software industry. His latest venture is Blockchain Technology Partners, a leading enterprise blockchain company offering Sextant for Sawtooth and Sextant for DAML... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 2:50pm - 3:30pm
102 A

2:50pm

End-to-end Pork Meat Traceability with Unilever - A Live Enterprise Production Use Case on Hyperledger Sawtooth - Ricardo Garcia, ScanTrust SA
Ricardo will present a live implementation of a project of ScanTrust and Unilever.

The presentation covers the following aspects:

- Why was the project started and what was the motivation
- What technology was used and what's the architecture
- How did the operational implementation work
- Live demonstration of the product
- Challenges faced in project

This project is a real implementation that goes beyond a proof-of-concept and is in production with real users. It's a great showcase to discuss, how we can bring more enterprise blockchain use cases into production to increase the adoption of blockchain solutions in general.

Speakers
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Ricardo Garcia

Head of Partnerships and Blockchain Advisory, ScanTrust SA
Ricardo Garcia is currently Head of Partnerships & Blockchain Advisory at ScanTrust and The GoodChain Foundation, where he mainly manages blockchain for supply chain projects for enterprise customers. ScanTrust has invented the world's first secure QR code, which serves as unique... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 2:50pm - 3:30pm
101 B

2:50pm

All Are Welcome Here: Creating an Inclusive Hyperledger Community - Swetha Repakula, IBM & Tracy Kuhrt, Accenture
The phrase “All Are Welcome Here” is a common message heard around Hyperledger events, meetings, and other community interactions. However, how does the community ensure and fulfill that promise?Hyperledger’s community is not a single entity and is comprised of many smaller groups that form around WGs, SIGs, and projects. With so many groups, meetings, mailing lists how can community leaders effectively create an inclusive and civil environment to cultivate a diverse community? This session will go through the best practices for conducting meetings, writing code reviews and enabling asynchronous collaboration to create an inclusive environment. Though focused on Hyperledger tools, these skills can apply broadly to any open source project.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Kuhrt

Tracy Kuhrt

Senior Technology Architect, Accenture
Tracy Kuhrt is a Senior Technology Architect within Accenture’s Blockchain and Multi-Party Systems group with 20+ years of experience covering the entire software development lifecycle. Tracy has been involved in the blockchain space since 2015, with a focus on Hyperledger. Tracy... Read More →
avatar for Swetha Repakula

Swetha Repakula

Open Source Contributor, IBM
Swetha Repakula is currently a software engineer at IBM’s Open Technologies and a member of the Technical Steering Committee at Hyperledger. For the last two years, she has been working on Hyperledger Fabric, specifically on its EVM integration. Previously she was a full time open... Read More →



Wednesday March 4, 2020 2:50pm - 3:30pm
103 A

2:50pm

View from the Trenches: Practical Issues In Enterprise Blockchain Implementations and Potential Solutions - Baohua Yang, Oracle
This session will discuss some critical problems and requirements when implementing the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain in real-world implementations, including node recovery, blockchain checkpointing, and byzantine fault-tolerant consensus.Although the original public blockchains rely on a self-sovereign management style with complete decentralization, in the enterprise-based consortium blockchains the participating enterprises are often concerned about maintaining their own nodes with efficiency and resiliency, while at the same time, working as part of a cross-company blockchain network.This requires a secure and flexible governance model and on-chain collaboration mechanisms to address the many operational issues at different layers of the blockchain network – from interoperable connections, to storage management, membership governance, chaincode distribution, etc. We will share our experience and approaches to addressing these considerations and invite further technical discussions in the community towards practical solutions.

Speakers
BY

Baohua Yang

Principal Architect, Oracle Blockchain Platform, Oracle


Wednesday March 4, 2020 2:50pm - 3:30pm
104 A

3:00pm

Hyperledger Burrow New Features - Sean Young
Hyperledger Burrow has recently been taught some unique features which sets it apart from other block chain implementations. This is a fast-pasted tour of, amongst others, contract metadata, wasm, proposals, dump and restore, wasm, solang, and native go contracts.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Young

Sean Young

Software Engineer


Wednesday March 4, 2020 3:00pm - 3:15pm
105 A

3:30pm

Hyperledger Projects Presentations
Hyperledger Projects Presentations

View the schedule on the wiki.

Wednesday March 4, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Sponsor Showcase

3:30pm

Hyperledger Special Interest Group Presentations
Hyperledger Special Interest Group Presentations

View the schedule on the wiki.

Wednesday March 4, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Sponsor Showcase

3:30pm

Coffee Break
Wednesday March 4, 2020 3:30pm - 4:15pm

4:15pm

PegaSys’ Ethereum Blockchain Suite for Enterprises - Grace Hartley, Consensys
PegaSys, the protocol team at ConsenSys, has developed leading blockchain infrastructure products to empower enterprises using Ethereum for their blockchain use cases. This suite of blockchain infrastructure products creates a foundation upon which organizations can seamlessly and securely to create their blockchain networks

Speakers
avatar for Grace Hartley

Grace Hartley

Strategy & Operations Associate, Consensys
Grace Hartley is a Strategy & Operations Associate at PegaSys, the protocol engineering team at ConsenSys. PegaSys' mission is to make Ethereum enterprise-ready. Prior to joining PegaSys, Grace was a management consultant at KPMG in the Financial Services practice. She has a Bachelor... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 4:15pm - 4:30pm
105 A

4:15pm

Exploring Practical Challenges of Blockchain for Social Good - Apurv Mehra, Microsoft Research
A typical use of Blockchain for social good is to bring end-to-end transparency in domains such as the philanthropy ecosystems or the spending of public funds in a democracy. By design, Blockchain enable immutability and verifiable provenance.

In this talk Apurv will present findings of a detailed field study with a large NGO to understand their processes to help design a blockchain-based system to enable transparency and accountability. The field study highlights practical challenges of working in low resource settings. In particular, how deploying and running a blockchain-based system requires significant technical expertise and financial investment, yet organizations in such settings often lack the minimum technical infrastructure and expertise required to even on-board a blockchain system.
Further, whilst designing the system a tension between transparency and access control arose and the implications of this will be illustrated through practical examples.
The talk will present the architecture and technical details of the current intervention based on Hyperledger Fabric and explain the trade-offs that made the final solution deviate from initial expectations.

This research has a broad applicability for those working on Blockchain for social good applications in the Global South, where partners often operate in resource-constrained conditions. The talk will cover way to handle practical challenges when working in emerging market scenarios, such as lack of a reliable network, limited data and storage and limited technical adequacy.

Finally, the talk will highlight some limitations in the current blockchain architectures that should be addressed to enable more ubiquitous use of Blockchain in large scale societal scenarios.

Speakers
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Apurv Mehra

Research Engineer, Microsoft Research
Apurv Mehra is a Research Engineer in the Technology for Emerging Markets group (TEM) at Microsoft Research India. His research involves designing complex socio-technical systems to cater to the needs to users in emerging markets. He has worked extensively on designing solutions... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 4:15pm - 4:55pm
101 B

4:15pm

Sustainable Supply Chain Tracking for Volvo Cars’ Electric Vehicle Batteries on Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain - Douglas Johnson-Poensgen, Circulor & Mark Rakhmilevich, Oracle
In this session hear from Circulor and Oracle about the project to track cobalt supplies used in EV batteries.With Volvo’s plan to switch 50% of their car production to EVs by 2025 and 10-20kg of cobalt required per car battery, both mining and recycling sources of cobalt are critical to their success.Circulor had developed a tracking solution on Oracle Blockchain Platform that integrates identity, GPS, yield, and mass-balance calculations to ensure that only safe and sustainable sources of cobalt make it through the extensive supply chain involving the largest battery suppliers in the world, their recycling ecosystem, logistics vendors, and Volvo cars manufacturing facilities.Learn the real challenges in implementing complex blockchain tracking solutions across multiple materials transformation phases and how Circulor and Oracle provided Volvo Cars a solution to scale this for 1M cars.Hear from the Circulor and Oracle experts who are enabling this digital supply chain transformation at Volvo Cars.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Johnson-Poensgen

Douglas Johnson-Poensgen

CEO, Circulor
As CEO of Circulor, Doug has 25 years international experience as an Executive and Non Executive Director, operating in TMT, financial services, IT and management consultancy sectors. His leadership experience spans roles in large corporates (Barclays, BT, Serco, AIMIA), scale-ups... Read More →
avatar for Mark Rakhmilevich

Mark Rakhmilevich

Senior Director, Blockchain Product Management, Oracle
Mark Rakhmilevich is Senior Director of Blockchain Product Management at Oracle and is responsible for Blockchain Technologies strategy and products. He works closely with Oracle Development to evolve Oracle Blockchain Platform in the cloud and on-premises based on the needs of enterprise... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 4:15pm - 4:55pm
102 A

4:15pm

Fabric Private Chaincode: Enhancing Privacy in Hyperledger Fabric using Trusted Execution Environments - Jeb Linton, IBM & Mic Bowman, Intel
Hyperledger Fabric is a popular permissioned blockchain framework for the enterprise, which enables decentralized applications including supply chain management and trade finance. In this presentation, IBM and Intel introduce Fabric Private Chaincode (FPC), a joint effort to enable privacy-sensitive use cases in Fabric, including: analytics on medical and genetic information, sealed-bid auctions and private voting systems.

FPC enhances privacy by running the Fabric chaincode application in a Trusted Execution Environment, supported by hardware-based technology such as Intel SGX. In particular, FPC executes the chaincode from encrypted memory, thereby hiding sensitive information even from operators of Peers, and their respective organizations. Also, it enables remote Peers and Clients to verify the expected chaincode execution by means of a hardware-based cryptographic attestation.

The combination of these features enables a chaincode to maintain secret information and to authenticate itself remotely. Clients can thus establish a secure channel with the chaincode, so to transfer any sensitive data (invocation requests and responses) without exposing it to the hosting Peer. Similarly, the chaincode can store any state on the ledger, or in data collections, in encrypted form across the execution of multiple transactions. At commit-time, Peers then validate endorsed encrypted data.

From a user perspective, FPC is designed to maintain Fabric’s programming model (transaction flow, chaincode interface) and to enable the implementation using diverse Trusted Execution Environments. The presentation reports on the latest SGX-based FPC prototype and discusses plans to support additional platforms through collaborations with the Confidential Computing Consortium.

Speakers
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Jeb Linton

IBM Cloud CTO, Partner Ecosystem, IBM
Jeb Linton is the CTO for Partner Ecosystem and Cognitive Security within IBM Cloud, Program Director for the National Capital Area Center for Advanced Studies, and founder of the IBM Cognitive Security initiative. Mr. Linton is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member and Master Inventor... Read More →
avatar for Mic Bowman

Mic Bowman

Senior Principal Engineer, Decentralized Computing, Intel
Mic Bowman is a senior principal engineer in Intel Labs and leads the decentralized computing research group. Mic has spent over 20 years working on large-scale databases and distributed systems. For the last four years, he served as a member of the Hyperledger Technical Steering... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 4:15pm - 4:55pm
104 A

4:15pm

Mir-BFT: A Scalable High-Throughput BFT for Blockchains - Marko Vukolic, IBM
In this talk we present Mir-BFT (or, simply, Mir), a robust and scalable Byzantine fault-tolerant (BFT) total order broadcast protocol aimed at maximizing throughput on wide-area networks (WANs), targeting permissioned and Proof-of-Stake permissionless blockchains.

We show that Mir achieves unprecedented throughput on WANs without sacrificing latency, robustness to malicious behavior, or even performance in clusters. Our evaluation shows that Mir orders more than 60000 signed Bitcoin-sized and over 16000 signed Fabric-sized transactions per second on a widely distributed 100 nodes, 1 Gbps WAN setup, while preventing a range of attacks including request duplication performance attacks.

To achieve this, Mir relies on a novel protocol mechanism that allows a set of leaders to propose request batches independently, in parallel, while rotating the assignment of a partitioned request hash space to leaders. Several optimizations boost Mir throughput even further, including partial replication through a novel abstraction we call light total order (LTO) broadcast.

Perhaps most importantly, Mir relies on proven BFT protocol constructs, which simplifies reasoning about Mir correctness. Specifically, Mir is a generalization of the celebrated and scrutinized PBFT protocol. In a nutshell, Mir follows PBFT ``safety-wise'', with changes needed to accommodate novel features restricted to PBFT liveness.

Speakers
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Marko Vukolic

Research Staff Member, IBM
Marko re-joined IBM Research in January 2015, as a Research Staff Member (earlier, he was also a Post-Doc and Intern in IBM) working on Blockchain. Before that, he was a faculty in EURECOM, France and a visiting professor at Systems Group @ ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Marko obtained... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 4:15pm - 4:55pm
103 A

4:45pm

How Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Aries are Helping to Bring Control and Trust Back to Digital Identity - Dmitry Barinov, SecureKey Technologies
As technology has continued to advance at an accelerated rate and people are uploading more and more of their lives online, many common methods of identity authentication haven’t kept up with the pace. The result of relying on the current singular modes of authentication has been an increase in breached records and declining faith in organizations to have the right protocols in place to safeguard sensitive information effectively. We have the tools to fix this; all that’s missing is the right approach that will bring privacy and stability back to digital identity.

Fortunately, the world is starting to see actual action being taken to address the digital identity problem head on. Earlier this year, a first-of-its-kind, blockchain-based digital identity network launched in Canada. The network leverages both the trusted organizations involved and the strong technological frameworks used to build it⁠—including Hyperledger Fabric⁠—to enable consumers to help verify their identities quickly and securely to access services and products.

In this session, Dmitry will explain how this network formed, how its launch marks a step forward in how we will improve digital identity, as well as lessons learned so far and where to go from here. He will also then get into the more technical details and explain how Hyperledger Fabric and Aries interop play fundamental roles in enabling the private and secure sharing of information to take place.

Speakers
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Dmitry Barinov

CTO, SecureKey Technologies
Dmitry Barinov, Chief Technology Officer of SecureKey, is a recognized industry leader with 20 years of experience in information technology and security. Prior to SecureKey, Dmitry has led and delivered numerous technology, security, identity and risk management projects including... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 4:45pm - 5:00pm
105 A

5:05pm

Running Hyperledger Fabric on Azure - Sunil Sanjeev & Ramya Vastrad, Microsoft
Learn about building an HLF blockchain network on Azure.  In this session, engineers from Microsoft will share their progress in building HLF deployment options, including both Kubernetes and a managed PaaS offering on Azure. Find out how these services integrate with other Azure services like Azure Key Vault to safeguard cryptographic keys/secrets, Azure AD to manage identities, Azure Monitor for observability requirements, and Azure Storage for data storage.

Speakers
avatar for Sunil Sanjeev

Sunil Sanjeev

Senior Product Manager, Microsoft
Blockchain, Blockchain usecases, Azure Blockchain Service, Hyperledger Fabric
avatar for Ramya Vastrad

Ramya Vastrad

Product Manager, Microsoft
PM from Azure Blockchain Service. Hyperledger Fabric on Azure Kubernetes Service, Microsoft Blockchain Strategy


Wednesday March 4, 2020 5:05pm - 5:25pm
104 A

5:05pm

Brazilian Health Service and Blockchain - Diógenes Firmiano, mbamobi
Brazilian Health Service has more than 360.000 organisations including more than 8000 hospitals. There are more than 2000 electronic medical records systems involved and there is a need of interoperability between those systems. The National Health Data Network is a platform based on Hyperledger Fabric blockchain to manage Eletronic Health Records(EHR) in order to create, manage consent and permission to EHR. It involves more than 5 Billion records a year and blockchain is responsible to guarantee security, EHR and consent immutability, log tracking and distribution of timeline of EHRs between all brazilian states and private health networks. The Health Data Network uses FHIR as pattern to handle medical information and provides interoperability between all participants. With this network, all patients should consent pratictioners or organisations to show EHRs and can allow or deny any single record in the network. The patient's timeline is stored in blockchain and smart contracts can handle security and consent to the whole network in order to guarantee that constraints are followed by all nodes.

Speakers
avatar for Diógenes Firmiano

Diógenes Firmiano

Chief Business Development and Innovation Officer, mbamobi
Diógenes is Chief Business Delevopment Officer responsible for commercial and innovations. He is passionate about technology, innovation and human relations. He has almost 20 years of experience in information technology, project management and team management working for over 10... Read More →



Wednesday March 4, 2020 5:05pm - 5:45pm
102 A

5:05pm

Moving Out of the Test Kitchen: From Idea to Implementation - Melanie Cutlan & Patricia Miller, Accenture
In 2018, the internal Accenture procurement team was facing significant challenges with managing supplier identification, risk assessment, onboarding, and vendor data management.Traditional models and solutions created poor data quality, lack of process visibility, long turnaround times, and costly manual interventions.Accenture began to explore blockchain technology to help solve these challenges and set off on a journey that ultimately led to the roll-out of a new internal solution in August of 2019.

Built on Hyperledger Fabric, SupplierHub is a compliance-by-design solution that creates a shared source of truth between buyers and suppliers to improve risk compliance, speed up onboarding time, and decrease manual effort tied to traditionally siloed systems with poor data quality.Proven within its own business, Accenture is now expanding the network of suppliers and buyers on the platform.

Coming up with a compelling use case for a blockchain POC can be hard but seeing that POC come to life in production to deliver actual business results can be even harder. Join Melanie Cutlan and Patricia Miller for an engaging workshop on the key challenges, lessons learned, and unexpected discoveries of bringing a blockchain initiative to bear within a large enterprise. They’ll cover important technology and business considerations, tips on managing diverse stakeholders, and demonstrate the importance of crafting an articulate value message.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Cutlan

Melanie Cutlan

Global Operations Blockchain Lead, Accenture
Melanie leads the Blockchain Practice for Accenture Operations. She explores emerging technologies, applies them to the business and advises Accenture’s senior leaders on future implications due to blockchain technology. She helps clients use design thinking to lay out the art of... Read More →
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Patricia Miller

Procurement Digital Transformation Leader, Accenture
Patricia is responsible for defining Accenture's radical digital Procurement vision, which seeks to harness the full transformative power of digital technologies, automation, and analytics.Working with global stakeholders, she has driven true step changes in Procurement to deliver... Read More →



Wednesday March 4, 2020 5:05pm - 5:45pm
101 B

5:05pm

Hedge your Bets: Pluggable Blockchains for Business Continuity - Jon Geater, Jitsuin
Hyperledger is the home of Enterprise DLT, and that means Hyperledger Frameworks need to play well in Enterprise software products and environments. As with any technology component the DLT is just a part of the solution and no more or less important than any other, and the technical components must bend to meet the commercial operators, not the other way around.

During the course of developing Jitsuin Archivist for secure asset lifecycle management the developers discovered that different use cases demand different levels of scalability, flexibility, performance and more from the DLT underlay. The development also brought the true maturity and capabilities of various DLTs to light, presenting significant challenges to development. For all these reasons, and to go to production confidently they needed more than pluggable consensus: they needed pluggable blockchains.

This detailed technical talk will describe experiences of engaging in the HL contributor ecosystem, the commercial imperative to stay flexible with respect to DLTs, and the techniques required to go to production. It will begin with a description of the use case (both business and technical), tell the stories of the main technical findings and comparisons between various frameworks (pure technical, operational, non-functional) and go into detail on the technical implications of each.

It will then move on to outline the architecture of production SaaS system based on blockchain which is able to accommodate andovercome those limitation by easily switching out one DLT for another depending on need.

Finally, a demo will show how the pluggable DLTs appear invisible to the user, and simple to the developer.

Speakers
JG

Jon Geater

CTO, Jitsuin
Jon Geater has 20 years of commercial crypto, hardware, and cyber security experience leading technology and product teams at the cutting edge of payments, mobile, aerospace, automotive and industrial security.He is dedicated to furthering the industry through open collaboration has... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 5:05pm - 5:45pm
103 A

5:15pm

Demo: Fabric Private Chaincode - Bruno Vavala, Intel & Marcus Brandenburger, IBM Corp.
IBM and Intel demonstrate the privacy-enhanced capabilities that the Fabric Private Chaincode (FPC) project brings to Hyperledger Fabric, a popular blockchain framework for the enterprise. Such capabilities allow Fabric chaincode to maintain and work on encrypted data, thereby hiding any sensitive information from Fabric Peers and hosting organizations. This enables privacy-sensitive applications such as sealed auctions and analytics over medical data. The demo aims at familiarizing and engaging the audience with FPC as follows.

First, it argues that the Fabric framework can be seamlessly augmented with a privacy-enhancement feature through a sound and low-cost mechanism. In particular, it briefly overviews the functional and the security aspects of FPC chaincodes. The former describes how FPC chaincodes are executed on Fabric and how clients can interact with them. This will appear straightforward to Fabric users, since FPC does not modify Fabric’s programming model. The latter guides the audience through sensitive-information flows between clients and chaincodes (in the trusted execution environment), and between chaincodes and the ledger.

Second, the demo introduces a concrete system which implements FPC based on Intel SGX. It briefly overviews the FPC code base released in Hyperledger Labs, explaining how developers can integrate it with Fabric. Also, it demonstrates how the system can be used in simulation-mode on non-SGX-capable platform.
This allows a larger audience to immediately experiment with the code, while work is in progress to support additional platforms.

Third, the demo focuses on an application solving a real-world problem, which could not have been easily addressed by Fabric.

Speakers
avatar for Bruno Vavala

Bruno Vavala

Research Scientist, Intel
Dr. Bruno Vavala is a research scientist in the Trustworthy Distributed Systems team at Intel Labs. His research interests span Trusted Computing, Distributed Systems and Fault-Tolerance. He contributes to the Hyperledger Labs Private Data Objects and Fabric Private Chaincode projects... Read More →
MB

Marcus Brandenburger

Researcher, IBM Corp.
Marcus Brandenburger is a researcher in the Industry Platforms and Blockchain group at IBM Research Zurich, where he works in the area of cloud security and blockchain. He joined IBM in 2013 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science at TU Braunschweig supervised by Prof... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 5:15pm - 5:30pm
105 A

6:00pm

Closing Session with Q&A - Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
Speakers
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation
Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director for Hyperledger. Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 6:00pm - 6:30pm
301 D

7:00pm

Offsite All Attendee Party
Join us for an authentic Western evening at Corona Ranch, Arizona’s only private Mexican and Western rodeo grounds.  See the Arizona desert from a hot air balloon, roast marshmallows over an open fire, and enjoy live Mariachi and Western music with fellow attendees.

Your conference registration badge is required to attend. Transportation to and from Corona Ranch will be provided.

Interested in bringing a guest? You can add a guest ticket to your registration for $50. All Attendee Party guests will not receive a conference registration badge but can pick up their party credentials upon arrival at Corona Ranch.

Wednesday March 4, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds
 
Thursday, March 5
 

7:30am

Continental Breakfast
Thursday March 5, 2020 7:30am - 9:00am

7:30am

Registration
Thursday March 5, 2020 7:30am - 6:15pm
2nd Floor Lobby

9:00am

Getting Started with Indy and Aries: Beginner and Advanced Scenarios - Stephen Curran, Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. & John Jordan, Government of British Columbia (Canada)
This full day technical workshop will cover beginner and advanced sessions on getting started with Hyperledger Indy and Hyperledger Aries.

The morning session will cover the business basis of both Hyperledger Indy and Aries, highlighting the crucial role verifiable credentials will play in adding a layer of trust to the Internet. A hands-on session will cover deploying an Indy-based Aries agent that receives verifiable credentials and presents those credentials to a verifying service. The session is for attendees interested in understanding the business context of these important projects and is appropriate for developers new to Indy and Aries.

The afternoon session will focus on the building and deployment of an Aries agent. The session has a technical focus with the goal of getting a developer new to this technology up and coding. This workshop will expose participants to a complex agent ecosystem of mobile agents, enterprise agents and the use of verifiable credentials to enable access to OpenID-Connect-based web applications.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Curran

Stephen Curran

Principal, Cloud Compass Computing, Inc.
Stephen Curran of Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. is a Software Development and DevOps veteran who dove full on into the identity on blockchain world in 2017. Working with the Government of British Columbia, Stephen has helped define, build and launch the Verifiable Organizations Network... Read More →
avatar for John Jordan

John Jordan

Executive Director, BC Digital Trust Service, Province of British Columbia
John Jordan is the Executive Director of the BC Digital Trust Service. He is an experienced product executive and technology strategist who has over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. Currently he is leading the Province of British Columbia’s participation... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
102 C

9:00am

Hands-on Experience with Avalon on How to Bridge On-chain and Off-chain Worlds - Yevgeniy Yarmosh & Dan Anderson, Intel
Additional presenters include:
  • Manjunath A C
  • Tong Li
  • Joshua Satten
  • Jim Zhang

Avalon addresses blockchain scalability and privacy challenges by moving compute intensive and private data processing off-chain. Other similar approaches typically trade resilience and integrity for scalability and privacy. Avalon avoids this trade off by utilizing trusted compute options, ZKP, MPC, and hardware based Trusted Execution Environments (TEE) to ensure that off-chain computation was done correctly and securely. Common usages include integration of existing legacy applications with blockchains and utilizing external data sources in decentralized applications (aka attested oracles).

During this workshop you will:
• Understand Avalon architecture and how it extends a notion of computational trust (when computer processing is used to establish validity of transactions rather than an institution or intermediary) beyond blockchain
• Learn what does it take to create and integrate a new worker type to Avalon, e.g.worker compliant with Confidential Compute Consortium requirements
• Implement a trusted workload for execution within Intel SGX trusted execution environment
• Apply Avalon framework to develop an attested oracle by accessing an external data source from the trusted workload
• Utilize Avalon to build end-to-end applications that bring trusted off-chain capabilities to Hyperledger Besu and Fabric blockchain networks

Speakers
avatar for Jim Zhang

Jim Zhang

Co-founder, Kaleido, Consensys
Former Hyperledger Fabric committerEnterprise Ethereum Alliance Technical Spec authorQuorum, Besu code base contributor
TL

Tong Li

Senior Software Engineer, IBM
avatar for Manjunath A C

Manjunath A C

Software Development Engineer, Intel
Manjunath is a Software Developer Engineer at Intel. He has over 5 years of industry experience working on multiple security products. He is active contributor and maintainer of Hyperledger Avalon. His research interests are to work on privacy and off-chain smart contract compute... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Satten

Joshua Satten

Senior Partner, Leader and Evangelist, Wipro
Joshua Sattenis a Senior Partner, Leader and Evangelist for Wipro’s Blockchain practice in North America, and helps lead Wipro’s Global Blockchain Lab & Center of Excellence.Joshua specializes in the banking & Financial Service industries, Fintech, Fund Services, Innovation... Read More →
avatar for Yevgeniy Yarmosh

Yevgeniy Yarmosh

Systems Architect, Intel
Eugene is a systems architect at Intel who has over 20 years of experience designing and building distributed and decentralized solutions spanning from embedded firmware to large scale cloud solutions. During last several years Eugene focuses on scalability and privacy solutions for... Read More →
avatar for Dan Anderson

Dan Anderson

SW Enginner, Intel
Dan is a software engineer at Intel developing blockchain software technologies. Prior to that he was a Solaris kernel engineer at Sun Microsystems specializing in software security and cryptography. He implemented Verified Boot on Solaris and optimized several crypto algorithms... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
211 A

9:00am

Hyperledger Fabric 101 - Swetha Repakula & Morgan Bauer, IBM
Join Swetha and Morgan as they provide an introduction to the Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Platform.
They will step through a high level overview of Fabric architecture and internals.
The introduction will also include an understanding of the project from an open source perspective so attendees are informed of how they can contribute their input, feedback and possibly code to the project.
With that foundation, they will then guide attendees through an hands on experience with the Fabric platform.
The workshop will involve participants standing up their own Fabric network, deploying smart contracts, and interacting with their contracts using decentralized applications.
They will leave the tutorial with a better understanding of the properties of permissioned blockchains, and decentralized application development.

Fabric is a Hyperledger project under the Linux Foundation, and forms the core of the IBM Blockchain Platform, a cloud service that provides an environment to run smart contracts.
Come learn the basics about how blockchains work, and how they are specifically applied in Fabric.

As a workshop, attendees should bring their computer to participate. This workshop requires some command line experience, and is focused on a Unix-like environment.

Speakers
avatar for Swetha Repakula

Swetha Repakula

Open Source Contributor, IBM
Swetha Repakula is currently a software engineer at IBM’s Open Technologies and a member of the Technical Steering Committee at Hyperledger. For the last two years, she has been working on Hyperledger Fabric, specifically on its EVM integration. Previously she was a full time open... Read More →
avatar for Morgan Bauer

Morgan Bauer

Open Source Contributor, IBM
After contributing to Docker & Kubernetes for 3 years, Morgan has gained valuable insight into the varying culture around open source container technology. Pivoting towards blockchain technologies has landed Morgan in Hyperledger Fabric. Morgan is a maintainer on the core Docker Engine... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
211 B

9:00am

Let Go of your Unconscious Bias - Alissa Worley & Tracy Kuhrt, Accenture
A military veteran seeking a marketing position at a bank is told he would be more suited for a security position. Passengers become unnerved at the sight of a female airline pilot. A new father must justify to his employer why he deserves parental leave. A woman’s passion for coding is met with skepticism.

Even with the best of intentions, our beliefs and behaviors can negatively impact others when unconscious biases influence our actions and decisions. Are you biased? If you’re human, then yes.

Unconscious biases are deeply engrained, learned stereotypes that involuntarily shape our judgments about people’s character, abilities and potential. They’re part of each of us. What’s important is that we recognize and mitigate our biases so that we can adapt our beliefs and be fairer to those around us at work, at home and in our communities.

Hyperledger has a commitment to creating a community that is welcoming to all. With the help of VR, this immersive experience will help participants to understand what unconscious bias is and how to mitigate it.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Kuhrt

Tracy Kuhrt

Senior Technology Architect, Accenture
Tracy Kuhrt is a Senior Technology Architect within Accenture’s Blockchain and Multi-Party Systems group with 20+ years of experience covering the entire software development lifecycle. Tracy has been involved in the blockchain space since 2015, with a focus on Hyperledger. Tracy... Read More →
AW

Alissa Worley

Global Marketing Director, Blockchain & DLT, Accenture
Alissa is the Global Marketing Director, Blockchain & DLT at Accenture. Working with the blockchain team, we are responsible for building the blockchain business across all Accenture businesses and industries.Alissa is also the Vice Chairman of the Marketing Committee for Hyperledger... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
101 B

10:30am

Coffee Break
Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am

11:00am

Continued: Getting Started with Indy and Aries: Beginner and Advanced Scenarios - Stephen Curran, Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. & John Jordan, Government of British Columbia (Canada)
This full day technical workshop will cover beginner and advanced sessions on getting started with Hyperledger Indy and Hyperledger Aries.

The morning session will cover the business basis of both Hyperledger Indy and Aries, highlighting the crucial role verifiable credentials will play in adding a layer of trust to the Internet. A hands-on session will cover deploying an Indy-based Aries agent that receives verifiable credentials and presents those credentials to a verifying service. The session is for attendees interested in understanding the business context of these important projects and is appropriate for developers new to Indy and Aries.

The afternoon session will focus on the building and deployment of an Aries agent. The session has a technical focus with the goal of getting a developer new to this technology up and coding. This workshop will expose participants to a complex agent ecosystem of mobile agents, enterprise agents and the use of verifiable credentials to enable access to OpenID-Connect-based web applications.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Curran

Stephen Curran

Principal, Cloud Compass Computing, Inc.
Stephen Curran of Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. is a Software Development and DevOps veteran who dove full on into the identity on blockchain world in 2017. Working with the Government of British Columbia, Stephen has helped define, build and launch the Verifiable Organizations Network... Read More →
avatar for John Jordan

John Jordan

Executive Director, BC Digital Trust Service, Province of British Columbia
John Jordan is the Executive Director of the BC Digital Trust Service. He is an experienced product executive and technology strategist who has over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. Currently he is leading the Province of British Columbia’s participation... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm
102 C

11:00am

Continued: Hands-on Experience with Avalon on How to Bridge On-chain and Off-chain Worlds - Yevgeniy Yarmosh & Dan Anderson, Intel
Additional presenters include:
  • Manjunath A C
  • Tong Li
  • Joshua Satten
  • Jim Zhang
Avalon addresses blockchain scalability and privacy challenges by moving compute intensive and private data processing off-chain. Other similar approaches typically trade resilience and integrity for scalability and privacy. Avalon avoids this trade off by utilizing trusted compute options, ZKP, MPC, and hardware based Trusted Execution Environments (TEE) to ensure that off-chain computation was done correctly and securely. Common usages include integration of existing legacy applications with blockchains and utilizing external data sources in decentralized applications (aka attested oracles).

During this workshop you will:
• Understand Avalon architecture and how it extends a notion of computational trust (when computer processing is used to establish validity of transactions rather than an institution or intermediary) beyond blockchain
• Learn what does it take to create and integrate a new worker type to Avalon, e.g.worker compliant with Confidential Compute Consortium requirements
• Implement a trusted workload for execution within Intel SGX trusted execution environment
• Apply Avalon framework to develop an attested oracle by accessing an external data source from the trusted workload
• Utilize Avalon to build end-to-end applications that bring trusted off-chain capabilities to Hyperledger Besu and Fabric blockchain networks

Speakers
avatar for Jim Zhang

Jim Zhang

Co-founder, Kaleido, Consensys
Former Hyperledger Fabric committerEnterprise Ethereum Alliance Technical Spec authorQuorum, Besu code base contributor
TL

Tong Li

Senior Software Engineer, IBM
avatar for Manjunath A C

Manjunath A C

Software Development Engineer, Intel
Manjunath is a Software Developer Engineer at Intel. He has over 5 years of industry experience working on multiple security products. He is active contributor and maintainer of Hyperledger Avalon. His research interests are to work on privacy and off-chain smart contract compute... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Satten

Joshua Satten

Senior Partner, Leader and Evangelist, Wipro
Joshua Sattenis a Senior Partner, Leader and Evangelist for Wipro’s Blockchain practice in North America, and helps lead Wipro’s Global Blockchain Lab & Center of Excellence.Joshua specializes in the banking & Financial Service industries, Fintech, Fund Services, Innovation... Read More →
avatar for Dan Anderson

Dan Anderson

SW Enginner, Intel
Dan is a software engineer at Intel developing blockchain software technologies. Prior to that he was a Solaris kernel engineer at Sun Microsystems specializing in software security and cryptography. He implemented Verified Boot on Solaris and optimized several crypto algorithms... Read More →
avatar for Yevgeniy Yarmosh

Yevgeniy Yarmosh

Systems Architect, Intel
Eugene is a systems architect at Intel who has over 20 years of experience designing and building distributed and decentralized solutions spanning from embedded firmware to large scale cloud solutions. During last several years Eugene focuses on scalability and privacy solutions for... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm
211 A

11:00am

Continued: Hyperledger Fabric 101 - Swetha Repakula & Morgan Bauer, IBM
Join Swetha and Morgan as they provide an introduction to the Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Platform.
They will step through a high level overview of Fabric architecture and internals.
The introduction will also include an understanding of the project from an open source perspective so attendees are informed of how they can contribute their input, feedback and possibly code to the project.
With that foundation, they will then guide attendees through an hands on experience with the Fabric platform.
The workshop will involve participants standing up their own Fabric network, deploying smart contracts, and interacting with their contracts using decentralized applications.
They will leave the tutorial with a better understanding of the properties of permissioned blockchains, and decentralized application development.

Fabric is a Hyperledger project under the Linux Foundation, and forms the core of the IBM Blockchain Platform, a cloud service that provides an environment to run smart contracts.
Come learn the basics about how blockchains work, and how they are specifically applied in Fabric.

As a workshop, attendees should bring their computer to participate. This workshop requires some command line experience, and is focused on a Unix-like environment.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Bauer

Morgan Bauer

Open Source Contributor, IBM
After contributing to Docker & Kubernetes for 3 years, Morgan has gained valuable insight into the varying culture around open source container technology. Pivoting towards blockchain technologies has landed Morgan in Hyperledger Fabric. Morgan is a maintainer on the core Docker Engine... Read More →
avatar for Swetha Repakula

Swetha Repakula

Open Source Contributor, IBM
Swetha Repakula is currently a software engineer at IBM’s Open Technologies and a member of the Technical Steering Committee at Hyperledger. For the last two years, she has been working on Hyperledger Fabric, specifically on its EVM integration. Previously she was a full time open... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm
211 B

12:30pm

Bird of a Feather Tables
Join members of the Hyperledger community for Birds of a Feather table topics during lunch.  Find a topic that interests you or sign up to facilitate a discussion on the wiki.

Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:30pm
TBA

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday March 5, 2020 12:30pm - 2:30pm

2:30pm

Architecting Production-worthy Solutions with Hyperledger Fabric - Eduardo Garcia & Michael Klein, Accenture
This workshop helps attendees understand how to design a production-worthy enterprise solution with Hyperledger Fabric using a reference architecture developed by Accenture, and use Blockchain Automation Framework for rapidly and consistently deploying production-ready DLT platforms to cloud infrastructure. The workshop is tailored for technical architects and developers who have baseline knowledge of Hyperledger Fabric. Please note some technical pre-requisites are needed for the hands-on portion of the session and will be communicated directly to attendees who sign up for this session via the event website or app, so be sure to add this session to your profile if you intend on attending.

Please complete the pre-requisite installations for this session from https://blockchain-automation-framework.readthedocs.io/en/develop/developer/dev_prereq.html
Shorter link: https://bit.ly/38tWuG6

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Garcia

Eddie Garcia

Technology Architecture Sr. Manager, Accenture
avatar for Michael Klein

Michael Klein

Global Lead Blockchain & Multi-Party Systems Architecture, Accenture
Michael Klein leads the blockchain practice within Accenture’s Technology business for the Americas where he is responsible for advising enterprise clients in understanding and deploying blockchain technology. In this role, he has led Accenture’s blockchain thought leadership... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm
211 B

2:30pm

Continued: Getting Started with Indy and Aries: Beginner and Advanced Scenarios - Stephen Curran, Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. & John Jordan, Government of British Columbia (Canada)
This full day technical workshop will cover beginner and advanced sessions on getting started with Hyperledger Indy and Hyperledger Aries.

The morning session will cover the business basis of both Hyperledger Indy and Aries, highlighting the crucial role verifiable credentials will play in adding a layer of trust to the Internet. A hands-on session will cover deploying an Indy-based Aries agent that receives verifiable credentials and presents those credentials to a verifying service. The session is for attendees interested in understanding the business context of these important projects and is appropriate for developers new to Indy and Aries.

The afternoon session will focus on the building and deployment of an Aries agent. The session has a technical focus with the goal of getting a developer new to this technology up and coding. This workshop will expose participants to a complex agent ecosystem of mobile agents, enterprise agents and the use of verifiable credentials to enable access to OpenID-Connect-based web applications.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Curran

Stephen Curran

Principal, Cloud Compass Computing, Inc.
Stephen Curran of Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. is a Software Development and DevOps veteran who dove full on into the identity on blockchain world in 2017. Working with the Government of British Columbia, Stephen has helped define, build and launch the Verifiable Organizations Network... Read More →
avatar for John Jordan

John Jordan

Executive Director, BC Digital Trust Service, Province of British Columbia
John Jordan is the Executive Director of the BC Digital Trust Service. He is an experienced product executive and technology strategist who has over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. Currently he is leading the Province of British Columbia’s participation... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm
102 C

2:30pm

Hyperledger Sawtooth: A Step By Step Guide to Advanced Smart-Contract Development - Arun S M, Walmart Labs & Manjunath A C, Intel
Hyperledger Sawtooth follows the principle of modularity. Developer (be it an application developer or a framework developer) has complete freedom on their deployment.
Few of the advanced concepts are sought after by the large community, but there are less opportunities to spread word about them. The questions asked in the RocketChat/StackOverflow or other developer channels show that developers are interested in utilizing the advanced features in the framework.

The workshop planned here is to introduce the following
1. BlockInfoInjector concept. Explain the benefits, sample use case of where it can be used.
2. Event subscription and possible use cases. Explain how easy/efficient it is to add a event listener in the application. Discuss the Do's and Don'ts.
3. Introduce the Sabre Transaction Family. Hyperledger Sawtooth has added the support for executing smart contracts in WebAssembly (Wasm) virtual machines. Wasm is a stack-based virtual machine implemented in major browsers. It provides sandboxed design and hence growing popularity.

Speakers
avatar for Arun S M

Arun S M

Senior Software Engineer, Walmart Labs
Arun is a Senior Software Engineer, Blockchain Platforms Team at Walmart Labs India (previously with Intel). He is a maintainer of Hyperledger Sawtooth and a member of the Hyperledger India Chapter. He has presented in multiple meetups in India, has been a jury for the Blockchain... Read More →
avatar for Manjunath A C

Manjunath A C

Software Development Engineer, Intel
Manjunath is a Software Developer Engineer at Intel. He has over 5 years of industry experience working on multiple security products. He is active contributor and maintainer of Hyperledger Avalon. His research interests are to work on privacy and off-chain smart contract compute... Read More →



Thursday March 5, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm
211 A

2:30pm

Making the Case for Blockchain Initiatives - An Accenture/WEF Workshop - Justin Herzig & David Treat, Accenture
Accenture will lead a half day workshop with business leaders to help them understand how to properly evaluate blockchain use cases for their organizations. This workshop will leverage the Blockchain Value Framework Accenture and the WEF created based on an analysis of 79 blockchain projects, a survey of 550 blockchain professionals, and a dozen executive interviews (corresponding research report can be found here: https://www.weforum.org/reports/building-value-with-blockchain-technology-how-to-evaluate-blockchains-benefits).

Participants will be able to assess a use case of their choice in real-time, leaving with increased confidence in carrying out blockchain initatives and strengthening their understanding of how to measure the value of blockchain technology. In addition, attendees will leave this workshop with the ability to return to their organizations and conduct similar workshops and assessments. We are truly teaching how to fish.

Speakers
avatar for David Treat

David Treat

MD, Global Blockchain Lead, Accenture
Dave Treat is a managing director, co-lead of Accenture’s Blockchain Business and Accenture’s Lead of the New York Fintech Innovation Lab.He has over 20 years of experience in Financial Services split between consulting and industry roles spanning Capital Markets, Retail Banking... Read More →
avatar for Justin Herzig

Justin Herzig

Global Blockchain Research Lead, Accenture
Bio: Justin Herzig is the Global Blockchain Research Lead for Accenture, leading a team of technology and business researchers to explore the opportunities of blockchain technology. His team delivers innovative thought leadership, internal strategy assets, and helps client teams deliver... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm
101 B

4:00pm

Coffee Break
Thursday March 5, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm

4:30pm

Continued: Architecting Production-worthy Solutions with Hyperledger Fabric - Eduardo Garcia & Michael Klein, Accenture
This workshop intends to help attendees design a production-worthy enterprise solution with Hyperledger Fabric using a technical reference architecture developed by Accenture that covers: non-functional requirements, principles, patterns, capabilities, and components.

Please complete the pre-requisite installations for this session from https://blockchain-automation-framework.readthedocs.io/en/develop/developer/dev_prereq.html 
Shorter link: https://bit.ly/38tWuG6

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Garcia

Eddie Garcia

Technology Architecture Sr. Manager, Accenture
avatar for Michael Klein

Michael Klein

Global Lead Blockchain & Multi-Party Systems Architecture, Accenture
Michael Klein leads the blockchain practice within Accenture’s Technology business for the Americas where he is responsible for advising enterprise clients in understanding and deploying blockchain technology. In this role, he has led Accenture’s blockchain thought leadership... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm
211 B

4:30pm

Continued: Getting Started with Indy and Aries: Beginner and Advanced Scenarios - Stephen Curran, Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. & John Jordan, Government of British Columbia (Canada)
This full day technical workshop will cover beginner and advanced sessions on getting started with Hyperledger Indy and Hyperledger Aries.

The morning session will cover the business basis of both Hyperledger Indy and Aries, highlighting the crucial role verifiable credentials will play in adding a layer of trust to the Internet. A hands-on session will cover deploying an Indy-based Aries agent that receives verifiable credentials and presents those credentials to a verifying service. The session is for attendees interested in understanding the business context of these important projects and is appropriate for developers new to Indy and Aries.

The afternoon session will focus on the building and deployment of an Aries agent. The session has a technical focus with the goal of getting a developer new to this technology up and coding. This workshop will expose participants to a complex agent ecosystem of mobile agents, enterprise agents and the use of verifiable credentials to enable access to OpenID-Connect-based web applications.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Curran

Stephen Curran

Principal, Cloud Compass Computing, Inc.
Stephen Curran of Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. is a Software Development and DevOps veteran who dove full on into the identity on blockchain world in 2017. Working with the Government of British Columbia, Stephen has helped define, build and launch the Verifiable Organizations Network... Read More →
avatar for John Jordan

John Jordan

Executive Director, BC Digital Trust Service, Province of British Columbia
John Jordan is the Executive Director of the BC Digital Trust Service. He is an experienced product executive and technology strategist who has over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. Currently he is leading the Province of British Columbia’s participation... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm
102 C

4:30pm

Continued: Hyperledger Sawtooth: A Step By Step Guide to Advanced Smart-Contract Development - Arun S M, Walmart Labs & Manjunath A C, Intel
Hyperledger Sawtooth follows the principle of modularity. Developer (be it an application developer or a framework developer) has complete freedom on their deployment.
Few of the advanced concepts are sought after by the large community, but there are less opportunities to spread word about them. The questions asked in the RocketChat/StackOverflow or other developer channels show that developers are interested in utilizing the advanced features in the framework.

The workshop planned here is to introduce the following
1. BlockInfoInjector concept. Explain the benefits, sample use case of where it can be used.
2. Event subscription and possible use cases. Explain how easy/efficient it is to add a event listener in the application. Discuss the Do's and Don'ts.
3. Introduce the Sabre Transaction Family. Hyperledger Sawtooth has added the support for executing smart contracts in WebAssembly (Wasm) virtual machines. Wasm is a stack-based virtual machine implemented in major browsers. It provides sandboxed design and hence growing popularity.

Speakers
avatar for Manjunath A C

Manjunath A C

Software Development Engineer, Intel
Manjunath is a Software Developer Engineer at Intel. He has over 5 years of industry experience working on multiple security products. He is active contributor and maintainer of Hyperledger Avalon. His research interests are to work on privacy and off-chain smart contract compute... Read More →
avatar for Arun S M

Arun S M

Senior Software Engineer, Walmart Labs
Arun is a Senior Software Engineer, Blockchain Platforms Team at Walmart Labs India (previously with Intel). He is a maintainer of Hyperledger Sawtooth and a member of the Hyperledger India Chapter. He has presented in multiple meetups in India, has been a jury for the Blockchain... Read More →



Thursday March 5, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm
211 A

4:30pm

Continued: Making the Case for Blockchain Initiatives - An Accenture/WEF Workshop - Justin Herzig & David Treat, Accenture
Accenture will lead a half day workshop with business leaders to help them understand how to properly evaluate blockchain use cases for their organizations. This workshop will leverage the Blockchain Value Framework Accenture and the WEF created based on an analysis of 79 blockchain projects, a survey of 550 blockchain professionals, and a dozen executive interviews (corresponding research report can be found here: https://www.weforum.org/reports/building-value-with-blockchain-technology-how-to-evaluate-blockchains-benefits).

Participants will be able to assess a use case of their choice in real-time, leaving with increased confidence in carrying out blockchain initatives and strengthening their understanding of how to measure the value of blockchain technology. In addition, attendees will leave this workshop with the ability to return to their organizations and conduct similar workshops and assessments. We are truly teaching how to fish.

Speakers
avatar for David Treat

David Treat

MD, Global Blockchain Lead, Accenture
Dave Treat is a managing director, co-lead of Accenture’s Blockchain Business and Accenture’s Lead of the New York Fintech Innovation Lab.He has over 20 years of experience in Financial Services split between consulting and industry roles spanning Capital Markets, Retail Banking... Read More →
avatar for Justin Herzig

Justin Herzig

Global Blockchain Research Lead, Accenture
Bio: Justin Herzig is the Global Blockchain Research Lead for Accenture, leading a team of technology and business researchers to explore the opportunities of blockchain technology. His team delivers innovative thought leadership, internal strategy assets, and helps client teams deliver... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm
101 B
 
Friday, March 6
 

7:30am

Continental Breakfast
Friday March 6, 2020 7:30am - 9:00am

7:30am

9:00am

Hands-on Introduction to Decentralized Identity using Hyperledger Indy and Aries - Nathan George & Ken Ebert, Sovrin Foundation
This day-long tutorial will guide attendees through deploying a Hyperledger Indy blockchain, the on-boarding processes for a public deployment (Sovrin BuilderNet), installing an Aries cloud agent and a mobile or edge agent, and exchanging credentials and proofs between participants.By the end of this tutorial participants will be introduced to the various frameworks, standards and code repositories available under Hyperledger, and have practice with the tools necessary to start creating their own verifiable credentials and trusted information flows.

Speakers
KE

Ken Ebert

Software Architect & Open Standards Engineer, Sovrin Foundation
Ken is the Chief Architect for Software providing improved functionality and interoperability, such as rich schema support for the Sovrin ecosystem, editing community efforts to build and deploy the software. He is focused on open standards, such as the Verifiable Credentials and... Read More →
avatar for Nathan George

Nathan George

CTO, Sovrin Foundation
Nathan George is the Chief Technology Officer of the Sovrin Foundation. In this role, he has responsibility for driving the company’s technology vision, which is to bring verifiable credentials exchange and self-sovereign digital identity for all. Appointed as CTO in 2018, Nathan... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
102 C

9:00am

Hyperledger Fabric 101 - Swetha Repakula & Morgan Bauer, IBM
Join Swetha and Morgan as they provide an introduction to the Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Platform.
They will step through a high level overview of Fabric architecture and internals.
The introduction will also include an understanding of the project from an open source perspective so attendees are informed of how they can contribute their input, feedback and possibly code to the project.
With that foundation, they will then guide attendees through an hands on experience with the Fabric platform.
The workshop will involve participants standing up their own Fabric network, deploying smart contracts, and interacting with their contracts using decentralized applications.
They will leave the tutorial with a better understanding of the properties of permissioned blockchains, and decentralized application development.

Fabric is a Hyperledger project under the Linux Foundation, and forms the core of the IBM Blockchain Platform, a cloud service that provides an environment to run smart contracts.
Come learn the basics about how blockchains work, and how they are specifically applied in Fabric.

As a workshop, attendees should bring their computer to participate. This workshop requires some command line experience, and is focused on a Unix-like environment.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Bauer

Morgan Bauer

Open Source Contributor, IBM
After contributing to Docker & Kubernetes for 3 years, Morgan has gained valuable insight into the varying culture around open source container technology. Pivoting towards blockchain technologies has landed Morgan in Hyperledger Fabric. Morgan is a maintainer on the core Docker Engine... Read More →
avatar for Swetha Repakula

Swetha Repakula

Open Source Contributor, IBM
Swetha Repakula is currently a software engineer at IBM’s Open Technologies and a member of the Technical Steering Committee at Hyperledger. For the last two years, she has been working on Hyperledger Fabric, specifically on its EVM integration. Previously she was a full time open... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
211 B

9:00am

Intro to Hyperledger Besu - Danno Ferrin, ConsenSys
There is no better way to learn about Hyperledger Besu than by doing.In this session attendees will set up and run Hyperledger Besu nodes that connect to public networks as well as start their own permissioned network between the other attendees in the session.

Speakers
avatar for Danno Ferrin

Danno Ferrin

Blockchain Protocol Engineer, ConsenSys
Danno Ferrin is a Blockchain Protocol Engineer at PegaSys. He has sought refuge in the Ethereum community after journeying through the world of backend servers and desktop clients at places such as Google, Oracle, and smaller startups.


Friday March 6, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
101 B

10:30am

Coffee Break
Friday March 6, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am

11:00am

Continued: Hands-on Introduction to Decentralized Identity using Hyperledger Indy and Aries - Nathan George & Ken Ebert, Sovrin Foundation
This day-long tutorial will guide attendees through deploying a Hyperledger Indy blockchain, the on-boarding processes for a public deployment (Sovrin BuilderNet), installing an Aries cloud agent and a mobile or edge agent, and exchanging credentials and proofs between participants.By the end of this tutorial participants will be introduced to the various frameworks, standards and code repositories available under Hyperledger, and have practice with the tools necessary to start creating their own verifiable credentials and trusted information flows.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan George

Nathan George

CTO, Sovrin Foundation
Nathan George is the Chief Technology Officer of the Sovrin Foundation. In this role, he has responsibility for driving the company’s technology vision, which is to bring verifiable credentials exchange and self-sovereign digital identity for all. Appointed as CTO in 2018, Nathan... Read More →
KE

Ken Ebert

Software Architect & Open Standards Engineer, Sovrin Foundation
Ken is the Chief Architect for Software providing improved functionality and interoperability, such as rich schema support for the Sovrin ecosystem, editing community efforts to build and deploy the software. He is focused on open standards, such as the Verifiable Credentials and... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm
102 C

11:00am

Continued: Hyperledger Fabric 101 - Swetha Repakula & Morgan Bauer, IBM
Join Swetha and Morgan as they provide an introduction to the Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Platform.
They will step through a high level overview of Fabric architecture and internals.
The introduction will also include an understanding of the project from an open source perspective so attendees are informed of how they can contribute their input, feedback and possibly code to the project.
With that foundation, they will then guide attendees through an hands on experience with the Fabric platform.
The workshop will involve participants standing up their own Fabric network, deploying smart contracts, and interacting with their contracts using decentralized applications.
They will leave the tutorial with a better understanding of the properties of permissioned blockchains, and decentralized application development.

Fabric is a Hyperledger project under the Linux Foundation, and forms the core of the IBM Blockchain Platform, a cloud service that provides an environment to run smart contracts.
Come learn the basics about how blockchains work, and how they are specifically applied in Fabric.

As a workshop, attendees should bring their computer to participate. This workshop requires some command line experience, and is focused on a Unix-like environment.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Bauer

Morgan Bauer

Open Source Contributor, IBM
After contributing to Docker & Kubernetes for 3 years, Morgan has gained valuable insight into the varying culture around open source container technology. Pivoting towards blockchain technologies has landed Morgan in Hyperledger Fabric. Morgan is a maintainer on the core Docker Engine... Read More →
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Swetha Repakula

Open Source Contributor, IBM
Swetha Repakula is currently a software engineer at IBM’s Open Technologies and a member of the Technical Steering Committee at Hyperledger. For the last two years, she has been working on Hyperledger Fabric, specifically on its EVM integration. Previously she was a full time open... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm
211 B

11:00am

Continued: Intro to Hyperledger Besu - Danno Ferrin, ConsenSys
There is no better way to learn about Hyperledger Besu than by doing.In this session attendees will set up and run Hyperledger Besu nodes that connect to public networks as well as start their own permissioned network between the other attendees in the session.

Speakers
avatar for Danno Ferrin

Danno Ferrin

Blockchain Protocol Engineer, ConsenSys
Danno Ferrin is a Blockchain Protocol Engineer at PegaSys. He has sought refuge in the Ethereum community after journeying through the world of backend servers and desktop clients at places such as Google, Oracle, and smaller startups.


Friday March 6, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm
101 B

12:30pm

Bird of a Feather Tables
Join members of the Hyperledger community for Birds of a Feather table topics during lunch.  Find a topic that interests you or sign up to facilitate a discussion on the wiki.

Friday March 6, 2020 12:30pm - 2:30pm
TBA

12:30pm

Lunch
Friday March 6, 2020 12:30pm - 2:30pm

2:30pm

Burrow & Solidity - Gregory Hill, Monax
In this workshop we will teach developers how develop, deploy and interact with a smart contract written in Solidity. We will go through the full life-cycle, from key management and genesis to contract deployment on a permissioned chain. To get the most out of this workshop you will have to be proficient in BASH command line tooling and a programming language. For extra credit, we'll aim to develop a secret conference themed crypto game, think CryptoKitties with a twist.

Speakers
GH

Gregory Hill

Site Reliability Engineer, Monax
Gregory is responsible for keeping the lights on at Monax. As a Site Reliability Engineer his time is split between managing cloud-native infrastructure and as a core maintainer of Hyperledger Burrow.


Friday March 6, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm
101 B

2:30pm

Continued: Hands-on Introduction to Decentralized Identity using Hyperledger Indy and Aries - Nathan George & Ken Ebert, Sovrin Foundation
This day-long tutorial will guide attendees through deploying a Hyperledger Indy blockchain, the on-boarding processes for a public deployment (Sovrin BuilderNet), installing an Aries cloud agent and a mobile or edge agent, and exchanging credentials and proofs between participants.By the end of this tutorial participants will be introduced to the various frameworks, standards and code repositories available under Hyperledger, and have practice with the tools necessary to start creating their own verifiable credentials and trusted information flows.

Speakers
KE

Ken Ebert

Software Architect & Open Standards Engineer, Sovrin Foundation
Ken is the Chief Architect for Software providing improved functionality and interoperability, such as rich schema support for the Sovrin ecosystem, editing community efforts to build and deploy the software. He is focused on open standards, such as the Verifiable Credentials and... Read More →
avatar for Nathan George

Nathan George

CTO, Sovrin Foundation
Nathan George is the Chief Technology Officer of the Sovrin Foundation. In this role, he has responsibility for driving the company’s technology vision, which is to bring verifiable credentials exchange and self-sovereign digital identity for all. Appointed as CTO in 2018, Nathan... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm
102 C

4:00pm

Coffee Break
Friday March 6, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm

4:30pm

Continued: Burrow & Solidity - Gregory Hill, Monax
In this workshop we will teach developers how develop, deploy and interact with a smart contract written in Solidity. We will go through the full life-cycle, from key management and genesis to contract deployment on a permissioned chain. To get the most out of this workshop you will have to be proficient in BASH command line tooling and a programming language. For extra credit, we'll aim to develop a secret conference themed crypto game, think CryptoKitties with a twist.

Speakers
GH

Gregory Hill

Site Reliability Engineer, Monax
Gregory is responsible for keeping the lights on at Monax. As a Site Reliability Engineer his time is split between managing cloud-native infrastructure and as a core maintainer of Hyperledger Burrow.


Friday March 6, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm
101 B

4:30pm

Continued: Hands-on Introduction to Decentralized Identity using Hyperledger Indy and Aries - Nathan George & Ken Ebert, Sovrin Foundation
This day-long tutorial will guide attendees through deploying a Hyperledger Indy blockchain, the on-boarding processes for a public deployment (Sovrin BuilderNet), installing an Aries cloud agent and a mobile or edge agent, and exchanging credentials and proofs between participants.By the end of this tutorial participants will be introduced to the various frameworks, standards and code repositories available under Hyperledger, and have practice with the tools necessary to start creating their own verifiable credentials and trusted information flows.

Speakers
KE

Ken Ebert

Software Architect & Open Standards Engineer, Sovrin Foundation
Ken is the Chief Architect for Software providing improved functionality and interoperability, such as rich schema support for the Sovrin ecosystem, editing community efforts to build and deploy the software. He is focused on open standards, such as the Verifiable Credentials and... Read More →
avatar for Nathan George

Nathan George

CTO, Sovrin Foundation
Nathan George is the Chief Technology Officer of the Sovrin Foundation. In this role, he has responsibility for driving the company’s technology vision, which is to bring verifiable credentials exchange and self-sovereign digital identity for all. Appointed as CTO in 2018, Nathan... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm
102 C