Certifying to IEEE Blockchain Standards Webinar

The IEEE Blockchain certification program is being developed by the IEEE Blockchain Conformity Assessment Committee (BCAC), comprised of industry stakeholders, that will bring value to users, manufacturers, solution providers, regulators, and other potential beneficiaries. Listen to industry stakeholders speak about the IEEE standards in development and the need for conformity assessment.



Virtual Event • Thursday, 24 February 2022 at 11:00am ET / 8:00am PT / 12:00am (Friday) China

Preliminary Agenda
(all times ET)

11:00 AM Opening remarks (IEEE Blockchain Initiative) – Ramesh Ramadoss
11:10 AM Introduction to Blockchain Conformity Assessment Committee – Ravi Subramaniam
11:20 AM  IEEE B/DL standards overview – Ming Li
11:30 AM Future plans of the BCAC for development of the Blockchain Certification Program – Yukun Hao
11:40 AM Circular Supply Chain – Franco Petocchi
11:50 AM Q&A



Ramesh RamadossRamesh Ramadoss

Ramesh Ramadoss is an entrepreneur, author, researcher, and international speaker. He 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 and Forum (EUBOF). 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. 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: 970). Since 2018, he has been actively involved in the blockchain field and has delivered talks at over 95 international conferences in 40 countries. He has been a member of IEEE since 1999. He was elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior Member in 2013.



Ming LiMing Li

Ming Li is Director of Blockchain Research Lab, China Electronic Standardization Institute (CESI), Chair of IEEE Computer Society Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Standards Committee, Chair of IEEE Blockchain Conformity Assessment Committee, Member of IEEE SA CAG, RevCom, AsiaPac Regional Advisory Group, AI/SC, Chair of IEEE P2418.2 Standard Data Format for Blockchain Systems, Chair of IEEE P2841 Framework and Process for Deep Learning Evaluation, Editor of ISO/IEC TR 38505-2:2018 Governance of data, Member of ISO/TC 307, ISO/IEC JTC1 SC40, DAMA, ISACA, SAC, Associate Editors of IET BLOCKCHAIN.




Ravi SubramaniamRavi Subramaniam

Ravi Subramaniam is currently serving in the role of Director, IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP). In this role Ravi advises and consults for numerous working groups on post standards implementation which encompasses test plan, certification program development and interoperability. Currently he is focused on developing programs in interconnection of distributed energy resources (IEEE 1547), Digital Resiliency and security, EV charging, Autonomous Vehicles, Blockchain and sensor technologies. He has helped form and support various IEEE certification programs and holds leadership roles within numerous committees, including the IEEE Sensors Council Industry Committee.

Prior to taking on this role, Ravi has served in various technology management roles across the globe. He has previously worked for MET Eurofins, Honeywell and Ericsson. Ravi studied Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University and Johns Hopkins University and has an executive MBA from Rutgers University.


Yukun HaoYukun Hao

Yukun Hao is Senior Director of Shanghai Wanxiang Blockchain Inc., Blockchain Expert of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology PRC, Secretary-General of the IEEE Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers Standrads Committee, visiting researcher at Imperial College London. Organized the research and development of Blockchain-based Smart Containers Operation Management System, won the Grand Prize of the first China Blockchain Development Competition. Participated in PRC domestic standards-setting including ”Blockchain Reference Architecture", "Blockchain Data Format Specification", "Blockchain Privacy Computing Service Guide", "Blockchain Supply Chain Financial Services Application Guide", and international blockchain standards-setting for IEEE and ISO/TC307, patents owner of blockchain and distributed systems.



Franco PetocchiFranco Petocchi

Franco is founder and managing partner at Accirculate, a Brussels-based consulting and start-up company, and an international advisor and senior manager with +20 years of integrated consulting and industry experience in supply chain & logistics.

Franco accomplished leadership roles at global, regional and local levels and he contributed to and delivered major operational and technological transformation and integration initiatives in industry leading corporations, including Accenture, Panalpina and DHL.

At Accirculate since 2019, he developed expertise, services and solutions on circular economy, circular supply chains and environmental sustainability.

Franco holds an Executive MBA degree from SDA Bocconi, Italy and International Courses diplomas from United Nations University, Japan. He integrated his academic background with Executive and online MicroMasters courses on Supply Chain Management at MIT CTL and online Circular Economy courses at TUDelf and Leiden University.





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