IEEE Blockchain Groups - Asia Pacific Virtual Summit

IEEE Asia-Pacific Blockchain Seminar


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Virtual Event • 23-24 November 2021 at 12:30pm – 3:30pm (Beijing Time-GMT +8:00)


Tuesday, 23 November

12:30-12:40 PM Ramesh Ramadoss, Co-chair, IEEE Blockchain Initiative

Session Chair: Nikhil R. Karande, Knit Finance
12:40-1:05 PM Tim Cara, IoTSec, Australia, "Role of Risk Governance and Compliance (RGC) in Blockchain"
1:05-1:30 PM Jes Kiran, IBM, "Disaster Recovery for Enterprise Blockchain Systems"
1:30-1:55 PM Maniklal Das, DA-IICT, "Blockchain Technology for Complete Lock and/or Controlled Lock"
1:55-2:20 PM Reza Ismail, "Crypto Estate: A Study on Blockchain Digital Asset Management and Design"
2:20-2:45 PM Kyeong Hee Oh, TCA, "Blockchain Policy and Developments in South Korea"
2:45-3:10 PM Sameer Mhatre, WazirX, "Tech, Scaling & Meeting Increasing User Demand in Crypto"

Closing Remarks
Gora Datta, Co-chair, IEEE Blockchain Conferences/Events


Wednesday, 24 November

12:30-12:40 PM Ramesh Ramadoss, Co-chair, IEEE Blockchain Initiative

Session Chair: Erwu Liu, Shanghai Engineering Research Center for Blockchain Applications and Services
12:40-1:05 PM Yifan He, Red Date Technology, "Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN)"
1:05-1:30 PM Xiao Wu, WhiteMatrix Inc., "From Blockchain to Metaverse"
1:30-1:55 PM Min Luo, EY Japan, "EY Blockchain (Opschain) Platform and Its ZKP (nightfall) Protocol Introduction"
1:55-2:20 PM Wenting Chang, AntFin, "Trusted Link Based on Blockchain"
2:20-2:45 PM Leon Liu, Tencent Holding Ltd, "Practice of the Combined Application of Industrial Blockchain and Trusted Computing Technology"
2:45-3:10 PM Peter Shen, SGX, "Blockchain’s Journey Ahead in Regulated Markets"

Closing Remarks
Gora Datta, Co-chair, IEEE Blockchain Conferences/Events



Tim CaraTim Cara

Tim is an innovator, company founder, advocate and early adopter of emerging technologies. He is currently working as CIO, for IoTSec Australia, which is focused on Building a cyber-safe society through digitisation.

Abstract: Role of Risk Governance and Compliance (RGC) in Blockchain
In his talk, Tim will discuss blockchain technologies and how Risk, Governance and Compliance need to be at the forefront when approaching crucial decisions for new products and services.



Jes KiranJes Kiran  LinkedIn

Jes Kiran is Enterprise Architect for Geographically Dispersed Resiliency, Hybrid Cloud DR, VM Recovery Manager for HA products at IBM. He is Chair for AEA (Association of Enterprise Architects) Hyderabad and has been working in IT industry for the last 20 years having experience in High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Blockchain, Cloud, Machine Learning/Deep learning. He is chair for "Disaster Recovery for Blockchain systems" IC group at IEEE. He is the inventor of 15+ patents and author of 20+ papers.

Abstract: Disaster Recovery for Distributed Decentralized Blockchain Systems
Financial workloads needs a highly secure, trusted technology with decentralized, distributed transaction handling capability, where Blockchain plays a role. Disaster causes outages to entire Blockchain nodes and enterprise workloads. This session covers the aspects to have completely synchronized consistent data copy on the target site using rolling disaster predictive analysis.


Maniklal DasManiklal Das, Ph.D.  LinkedIn

Dr. Maniklal Das is Professor of Computer Science at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT), Gandhinagar, India. He has over 24 years of research and teaching experience in Computer Science. His research works broadly cover all areas of Cyber Security and IT Security Management. During his professional service, he has served as investigator of several sponsored research projects with national and international collaborators in the area of Security and Privacy. He has been collaborating research works actively with many researchers in premier universities in abroad and India. He is currently on Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing. Dr. Das received his Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and M.Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad, India. He is a senior member of the IEEE and life member of Cryptology Research Society of India.

Abstract: Blockchain Technology for Complete Lock and/or Controlled Lock
Blockchain technology is considered as one of the most popular catchphrases in recent times. Blockchain is a publicly verifiable, shared, and immutable ledger for recording the history of transactions. While the immutability (read-only) feature of the blockchain technology is an important property, re-writing the transaction(s) in a controlled setup in the blockchain technology is also a practical requirement (e.g. right to be forgotten) in some applications. This talk aims to share knowledge on the growing importance of redaction in blockchain technology, emphasizing its contexts, opportunities and research challenges.


Reza IsmailReza Ismail  LinkedIn

Reza started programming at the age of 12. Since then, he has had over 25 years of professional software development and management experience. He holds a Comp. Sci. Degree from McMaster University, Canada and is a specialist in multi-tenanted cloud applications and blockchain development and architecture. Reza is an EC-Council Certified Blockchain Professional and a Senior Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

Reza started his professional career developing HR and ERP systems. He was then recruited as the lead developer at MYOB Accounting Software and to date has vast exposure in banking, finance, accounting and taxation processes. He has also designed and developed multiple types of solutions that cover a wide area from fintech, logistics to aircraft systems.

He is the creator of Crypto Estate, a blockchain digital asset factory and UPLX, a blockchain health data registry.

Abstract: Crypto Estate: A Study on Blockchain Digital Asset Management and Design
Blockchain digital assets revolves around the process of creating digital representations of tangible or non tangible objects. Digital assets on blockchain enables a groundbreaking method of assigning rules of ownership, custody and transfer through custom smart contract implementations that can be validated and verified by any party. Today, digital assets are all the rage with the advent of cryptocurrencies, digital tokens and NFTs with an unprecedented commercial and main stream adoption. In this discussion we will study Crypto Estate, a multi-tenanted digital asset management proof of concept platform deployed on the Ethereum Virtual Machine and look into the possibilities of utilizing digital assets for various real world instruments such as gold, identity, properties and beyond.


Kyeong Hee OhKyoeng He Oh  LinkedIn

Ms. Kyeong Hee Oh, the CEO of TCA services and Industry-Academia collaboration professor at Dankuk University, is an information security and blockchain professional with 20+ years of experience. She is the Co-rapporteur of ITU-T SG 17 Q14 “Security aspects of distributed ledger technologies,” the project leader of IS 23257 Blockchain and DLT – Reference architecture in ISO TC 307, and the technical board member of IEEE BDL (Blockchain and DLT).

She has developed many information security and DLT (blockchain) domestic standards. Master’s degree in Computer science from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, worked as a researcher at Korea Telecom and the Korea Information Security Agency. She has participated in establishing the evaluation criteria for information security products, the National PKI, ISMS certification scheme, and the first draft of certification criteria for Privacy Information Management Systems in Korea. She had provided consulting services to many organizations, including SKT, LG, Hyundai Mobis, KTNET, and many public/private organizations.

Abstract: Blockchain Policy and Developments in South Korea
The Korean government's blockchain policy is a living strategy that has been developed since 2018. This presentation introduces the background and development of the Korean government's blockchain policy and the public/private implementation projects been affected by the drive.


Sameer MhatreSameer Mhatre  LinkedIn

Sameer Mhatre is the Co-Founder and CTO of WazirX, India’s largest and most trusted crypto exchange. At one of the pole positions of the company, Sameer spearheads looking after all things tech. Apart from managing the tech team, he has been playing a major role around WazirX Infra stability and security. An Engineer by qualification, Sameer has over a decade worth experience in working in technology. He co-founded Crowdfire, a social media management product in 2011 in the past. At WazirX, Sameer is aiming to create a secure crypto ecosystem that helps in transforming India into a digitally empowered society. In the last couple of years at WazirX, he has achieved several milestones.

Abstract: Tech, Scaling & Meeting Increasing User Demand in Crypto
Scaling in crypto, role of infrastructure, unprecedented user growth and quick solutions, growth of crypto


Yifan HeYifan He  LinkedIn

Yifan He, the founder and CEO of Red Date Technology, obtained his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from SUNY at Stony Brook and MBA degree from MIT Sloan School of Management. Mr. He founded his first internet company in 1998 and started equity investment since 2005. Mr. He has over 20 years of experience and expertise in the fields of information technology, investment and corporate management. Red Date Technology currently serves as the vice chair of the BSN Development Association. As a founding member, Mr. He is the executive director of the association.

Abstract: Blockchain-based Service Network (“BSN”)
The Blockchain-based Service Network (“BSN”) is a cross-cloud, cross-portal, cross-framework global infrastructure network used to develop, deploy, and manage all types of blockchain applications. BSN aims to change the existing problem of the high cost of developing and deploying blockchain applications by, just like the internet, providing public resource and interoperability environments to developers. This greatly reduces costs associated with the development, deployment, and maintenance of blockchain applications and, thereby, will accelerate the development and universal adoption of blockchain technology.


Xiao WuXiao Wu LinkedIn

Xiao Wu is currently the director of Yangtze River Blockchain International Innovation Center and CEO of WhiteMatrix Inc. Xiao Wu received his M.Sc. and B.Sc. from the University of Alberta in 2015 and 2010, respectively. In 2019, Xiao and Dr. Wei Cai’s manuscript “An Interoperable Avatar Framework across Multiple Games and Blockchains” has been accepted to top-ranked conference IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2019) Demo session. In 2020, Xiao Wu won the first prize in the China Blockchain Development Contest.

Abstract: From Blockchain to Metaverse
New technology such as blockchain brings us opportunities to reconstruct economics and human trust. On the other hand, humans are migrating to cyberspace in the last decades. We see the great potential of the metaverse to reform contemporary society. This topic will discuss the journey from blockchain to the metaverse.


Min LuoMin Luo  LinkedIn

Min works for EY Japan and leads the Blockchain and AI innovation as senior manager for the Japan Tax service line. He has more than 10 years R&D experience in Machine Learning, Blockchain and Big data Analysis, and experience in formulating business processes by utilizing blockchain technology for customers in finance, health-care, and manufacturing industries, from the upstream processes to IT solution proposal and technology verification. He also holds a Ph.D degree of Computer Science from Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Abstract: EY Blockchain (Opschain) Platform and Its ZKP (nightfall) Protocol Introduction
Blockchain will integrate information and process within and across enterprise boundaries and has the potential to streamline and accelerate your business processes, increase protection against cybersecurity and reduce or eliminate the roles of intermediaries. In this presentation, the speaker will share the observed market insights and trends through 400+ blockchain consulting and application development projects experience in EY globally, and introduce the "Opschain", a blockchain platform developed by EY, including the ZKP libraries (nightfall) that EY contributed to Ethereum recently.


Wenting ChangWenting Chang, Ph.D.

Wenting Chang got her PHD from Tsinghua University and join Antchain since 2019. She is the standard expert in the blockchain and privacy-preserving computing direction. She has participated IEEE, ITU and ISO international specification activity.

Abstract: Trusted Link Based on Blockchain
In this topic, the blockchain combining with other technologies, e.g. privacy-preserving computing, IOT, etc., is introduced. Then how to use advanced technologies to build up the trusted link of physical and digital world is described.



Leon LiuLeon Liu

Leon Liu is an expert engineer on Tencent's blockchain, has rich work experience in trusted computing, blockchain, identity authentication and other fields. He is engaged in basic technology research and industrial application promotion. He used to work in the Greater China Region Forum of the Trusted Computing Group Co-chair and other positions.

Abstract: Practice of the Combined Application of Industrial Blockchain and Trusted Computing Technology
Blockchain technology focuses on the trusted control of data, and trusted computing technology solves the problem of computing security isolation. They all solve the core security problem of computer system applications. The presentation introduced the two technologies, and proposed the exploration of the integrated application of the two technologies.


Peter ShenPeter Shen  LinkedIn

Peter is the Head of Digital Services for the SGX Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities business group. He is responsible for driving platform development and integration to enable seamless client access across all FICC products, focusing on market architecture, connectivity, strategy and investments, including SGX DLT initiatives.

Prior to this, Peter was the Head of Innovation for SGX Group, driving programmes to advance the enterprise value of technology. A pioneer of SGX’s successful Co-location business, Peter led several industry-first initiatives, including one of the first cloud-based applications in financial services, and also architected the current derivatives pre-trade risk management system and market connectivity models. A member of the ISO Technical Committee TC307 on DLT, Peter is one of the key architects of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Project Ubin, a central bank vanguard initiative to explore the use of DLT in Capital Markets.

Before joining SGX, Peter was an IBM campus hire, working on software engineering assignments in Singapore, the United States and Europe. Peter graduated with a B.Eng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore, and holds a Patent in blockchain technology. He is also active in the FinTech community as a sponsor and an advisor.

Abstract: Blockchain’s Journey Ahead in Regulated Markets


Session Chairs

Ramesh Ramadoss, Ph.D.Ramesh Ramadoss, Ph.D.  LinkedIn

Ramesh Ramadoss is a co-chair of the IEEE Blockchain Initiative. He leads the IEEE Blockchain Standards Committee. He also serves on the Expert Panel of the European Union Blockchain Observatory. He received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA in 2003. Between 2003 and 2007, he was employed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Auburn University, Alabama, USA. In 2008, he moved to Silicon Valley and has over a decade of industrial experience in technology companies. He has conducted projects for DARPA, NASA, US Army, US Air Force, Sandia National Labs, and Motorola Labs. He is the author or co-author of 1 book, 3 book chapters and 55 research papers (Google Scholar Citations: 936). He has delivered talks at over 90 international conferences in 40 countries.



Nikhil KarandeNikhil Karande  LinkedIn

Nikhil Karande has been proficient in the Blockchain for 9+ years and has continued his enthusiasm for blockchain in the IEEE community for the past 5 years. He is a successful entrepreneur and an efficient engineer as the current COO of Knit Finance. He is presently acting as the Chief Partnership and Marketing Advisor for a major project at CryptoBank. With blockchain at the heart of it, his other interests include Crypto Trading, DeFi, Blockchain, Cybersecurity & PM. As an IEEE member he won several accolades and has been recognized for his valuable contribution to the societies. Few of those awards include, IEEE CS Bombay Section's Best Volunteer award (2021), IEEE Blockchain Volunteer (2021), IEEE Smart Village Volunteer (Asia, Pacific region) (2020), and IEEE Entrepreneurship and Innovation Secretary of Bombay section (2020). He has also been awarded as the Section Lead for IEEE Xtreme in 2019. Owing to his interest in blockchain, he has judged State and National Level hackathons for the blockchain track and has also successfully translated a Bitcoin Whitepaper into Marathi, his mother tongue, which is on its way to get published.


Erwu LiuErwu Liu, Ph.D.  LinkedIn

Prof. Erwu Liu (IET Fellow) is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of IET Blockchain and the Community Dev/Outreach Co-Chair of the IEEE Blockchain Initiative. Prof. Liu is the IEEE Blockchain Shanghai Chair, and also serves as the Regional Lead for the IEEE APAC/China Blockchain Groups. Currently he directs the Shanghai Engineering Research Center for Blockchain Applications and Services (SERCBASS). Prof. Liu received his Ph.D. from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2001. He worked with Alcatel-Lucent from 2001 to 2007 and Imperial College London from 2007 to 2011. Since 2011, he has been a full Professor with Tongji University, working on localization, AI & blockchain, and the Internet of Things. He has published more than 110 articles and more than 70 patents granted/pending. He won various awards, including the Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition (IPSN) in 2016 and 2018.


Gora DattaGora Datta  LinkedIn

Gora Datta, FHL7 is a US based serial entrepreneur and an internationally acknowledged Subject Matter Expert on Digital Health, Health Informatics Standards & CyberHealth initiatives.

He is an accomplished, visionary executive with 36 years of international professional expertise in the field of Computer & Software Engineering and its application to Healthcare, Mobile Health, CyberSecurity, IoT, Blockchain, eLearning & Social Protection. Gore serves as trusted advisor and director on the following: As an US “Electronic Health Record (EHR)” Subject Matter Expert and ICT Expert on eHealth, Public Health & Social Protection/Safety Net. Programs. Gora provides consultancy to & collaborates with large governmental organizations [e.g., US Dept of Health and Human Services (ONC, CMS, CDC), State of California (Public Health), County of Los Angeles (Dept of Health, Public Health), NIST: National Institute of Standards & Technology-USA]; Governments [of Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Niger, Philippines, USA]; multilateral agencies [The World Bank, ADB, WHO, UNICEF] and US based independent hospital consortium (consisting of over 150 hospitals).

In addition Gora is the Chair of following IEEE groups and events IEEE Healthcare: Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence Virtual Series, Southern California Council, SUSTECH-2021 Conference on Sustainable Technologies, IEEE-USA USGCoI (US Government Communities of Interest) and Orange County, Southern California CyberSecurity.

Gora is also Convenor of the following ISO Groups: TC215 AHG#4 Standards & Conformance, TC215/WorkGroup#10 Traditional Medicines, TC215 Task Force#2 Outreach & Communications.