Blockchain in the Real World

hosted by EPFL Alumni

Campus Biotech Geneva

30 Oct 2018

  • Programme


    Dear Alumni,

    Join us on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 (18:00-21:45) at Campus Biotech in Geneva  for an evening conference and panel discussion on the potential of Blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies.

    This technology is expected to transform businesses across sectors. From cutting transaction costs and time, to bringing transparency and enabling secure identification, Blockchain and other security technologies create myriads of potential applications, with some key challenges yet to be solved.

    During the conference, Professor Bryan Ford will give us a landscape of the technology and forthcoming developments, followed by real-life applications of early blockchain adopters in various sectors ranging from Government, Non Profit, Industry and Fintech. And during the panel discussion, we will explore the benefits and hurdles of Blockchain and impact it will have on our world.


    18:00  Welcome address, Leïla Ojjeh, EPFL Alumni Director

    18:10  Blockchain & Security Technologies
    Bryan Ford, Associate Professor, Decentralized and Distributed Systems Lab, EPFL

    18:25  How will Blockchain transform the State Administration
    Gianfranco Moi, Deputy Director General of the Directorate of Economic Development, Research and Innovation, State of Geneva (EPFL alumnus EL'82)

    18:35 Technology for Humanitarian Sector: An ICRC Perspective
    Charlotte Lindsey-Curtet, Director Digital Transformation and Data, International Committee of the Red Cross

    18:45 Smart Contracts without Cryptocurrency: Supply Chains, Provenance and Identity Management
    Marko Vukolić, Research Staff Member, IBM Research (EPFL alumnus PhD SC'08)

    18:55 Enabling Safe Storage of Cryptoassets
    Adrien Treccani, CEO & Founder, Metaco (EPFL alumnus BSc IN'08 & MSc IF'10)

    Panel discussion moderated by Ben Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of MarketPlace, Temenos

    19:45 Cocktail dinner and networking

    21:45 End of the event

    The conference will be held in English and bring together Alumni from EPFL, IMD and INSEAD.

    We look forward to welcoming you and please use the form below to register.

    Please note that the number of places are limited and will be on a first come first served basis.

    Speakers' biographies


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    Event venue address

    Campus Biotech Geneva Chemin des Mines 9 1202 Genève Switzerland
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