2018 IEEE Global Blockchain Summit @ NIST

2018 IEEE Global Blockchain Summit17-19 September 2018 | Gaithersburg, MD, USA


Blockchain is a developing platform for the internet of tomorrow. It is much more than a platform focused on financial technology applications and currency, it transverses almost all verticals. While it is true, that Blockchain is not a tool to serve all applications and solve all problems, Blockchain holds promises.

As widespread attention and interest continues to garner around this emerging technology field, it important to ask two questions: What is the state of the technology today? Where is the technology headed? Accordingly, the 2018 IEEE Global Blockchain Summit will bring together thought leaders, decision makers, and technologists to discuss the challenges and opportunities of blockchain technology.


Summit Presentations

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17 September

TopicSpeakerDownload Presentation
Links in the Blockchain: Lessons Mined from Hype & Implementations Anil John, Program Manager, Dept Homeland Security (DHS) Download (PDF, 3 MB)
Industry Keynote II: Supply Chain 2025 Vision with Blockchain Joseph Francis, Accenture Download (PDF, 2 MB)
Blockchain for Industrial Application: Use Cases Sylvere Krima, NIST Download (PDF, 861 KB)
Blockchain Architecture and Reference Frameworks Claudio Lima, Blockchain Engineering Council - BEC Download (PDF, 8 MB)
Enterprise Blockchain Applications Anant Kadiyala, Director Blockchain & IoT Industry Solutions, Oracle Download (PDF, 3 MB)
Where Are Government Agencies Sponsoring Blockchain Initiatives? Mark Fisk, Director, IBM Download (PDF, 1 MB)
Addressing the Data Conundrum: Artificial Intelligence On Blockchain Michaela Ulieru, Co-Director, Endor Download (PDF, 4 MB)
Revolutionizing Supply Chain Jeff Simpson, CISCO Download (PDF, 2 MB)
Blockchain Innovation: The Patent Landscape Jon Wright, Sterne Kessler Download (PDF, 308 KB)
C-IDEAS: Blockchain-as-a-Service Ted Waz, Opinion Economy Download (PDF, 16 MB)
Ontology Sally Gong, Onchain & Ontology Download (PDF, 2 MB)
Blockchain-based Decentralized Cloud Computing Giles Fedak, iExec Download (PDF, 1 MB)


18 September

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Overview of Day Claudio Lima, Blockchain Engineering Council - BEC Download (PDF, 705 KB)
Industry Keynote III: Blockchain Landscape Mike DiPetrillo, Senior Director of Blockchain Technologies, VMWare Download (PDF, 1 MB)
Supporting GDPR Requirements and Integrity in Distributed Ledger Systems Rick Kuhn, Computer Scientist, Computer Science Division, NIST Download (PDF, 1 MB)
Why Standards: Scaling the Enterprise Blockchain Ecosystem Yorke E. Rhodes III, Member, Ethereum Enterprise Alliance (EEA) Download (PDF, 979 KB)
Blockchain Playbook: Do I Need a Blockchain? Frederic De Vaux, Prometheus Computing Download (PDF, 984 KB)
Blockchain Interoperability & Survivability Thomas Hardjono, Connection Science and Engineering, MIT Download (PDF, 4 MB)
Protecting Innovation in Blockchain Technology Jon Wright, Sterne Kessler Download (PDF, 337 KB)
Blockchain Identity Management Tony Nadalin, Partner Architect, Identity Division, Microsoft Download (PDF, 551 KB)
Blockchain’s Role in Strengthening Security and Privacy Nir Kshetri Professor, Bryan School of Business and Economics Download (PDF, 3 MB)
Pannel Discussions II: Challenges in Blockchain and What's Next (Overview) James Irvine, University of Strathclyde, Scotland Download (PDF, 421 KB)


19 September

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Overview of Day James Irvine, University of Strathclyde, Scotland Download (PDF, 603 KB)
Smart Legal Contracts: A Standardized Approach Houman Shadab, Co-Director, The Accord Project Download (PDF, 2 MB)
Blockchain as a Service Yorke E. Rhodes III, Global Business Strategist, Microsoft Download (PDF, 4 MB)
Blockchain for the Accountability Community Tim Persons, Chief Scientist, US Government Accountability Office Download (PDF, 1 MB)
Ethical Blockchain Design and Implementation Cara LaPointe, Senior Fellow, Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation, Georgetown University Download (PDF, 2 MB)
Biometric Authentication via IEEE 2410 and Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) John Callahan, CTO, Veridium Download (PDF, 4 MB)
IEEE Efforts on Blockchain Certification and Conformance Fred Douglis, Perspecta Labs; Angelos Stavrou, George Mason University Download (PDF, 2 MB)