There is a reason why blockchain technology is referred to as the ‘internet of value’. It has invaluable possibilities that reach far beyond its cryptocurrency heritage to be a disruptor across all kinds of sectors.
Globally, public sector enterprises and governments are exploring how the technology can be leveraged to improve the efficiency of their services, bring about better management of contracts, enable smoother financial transactions and improve overall transparency.
NITI Aayog, in collaboration with Nucleus Vision and the State Governments of Goa and Telengana, is hosting India’s first-ever International Blockchain Congress in Hyderabad and Goa with the aim of bringing together renowned speakers and thought leaders to deliberate on how we can make India the next blockchain capital of the world.
This edition of the International Blockchain Congress in India will be held on August 5th, 2018 in Goa, India’s new and emerging startup state and IT ecosystem.
India as a blockchain hub
The IBC will bring together innovators, businesses, technologists, regulators, startups and enthusiasts to pave the way for an open and transparent blockchain powered world. It will provide a platform for several eminent corporate and government leaders, regulators, industry experts, and innovators to come together and indulge in thought-provoking conversations on how blockchain can be used -- in enterprise next-generation financial services, and in governance. The event will also have global crypto based-exchange firms coming together to discuss the advantages and adoption methods of blockchain and cryptocurrencies with regulatory personnel for governance.
Eminent international speakers and guests
The conference will have a number of eminent international speakers and guests including Rohan Khaunte, IT Minister, Goa, Frans Kempen, Blockchain Lead for Logistics & Supply Chain Industry, IBM Netherlands, Jason King, Co-Founder, Academy - the world’s first accredited blockchain university; Jeremy Gardner, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ausum Ventures; Oz Azim Sultan, Chief Strategist, Sultan Interactive Group; and Joshua Garcia, Principal, Ketsal Consulting, among others.
Hear the experiences and perspectives of renowned experts and corporate leaders including Abhishek Pitti, Founder and CEO, Nucleus Vision, Rama Rao, Founder, Bloqcube; Amit Kanodia, CEO, Host Games, Julia Plavnik, Co-Founder, R2C Networks among others.
Panel discussions and workshops
A number of panel discussions on relevant topics including, Blockchain as a tool for good governance, Implementation and adoption of Blockchain in the Indian scenario, State of Blockchain Globally, Blockchain and Healthcare, Blockchain and Gaming, Disruption in Retail Industry Through Blockchain, and, Can ICOs be the new IPOs?
A series of parallel tracks with specially curated content for different audiences will also run in parallel auditoriums through the day.
Developer and Startup Track
The conference will have a dedicated track for the startup and tech audience. Tech giant IBM is hosting workshops on Blockchain and its impact on business and another on how to build blockchain networks to transfer assets
Students and academia get to benefit from the specially curated series of workshops, panel discussions and product displays, ending with a certificate distribution.
Government and Media Track
The conference will also feature a parallel Government and Media Track which will showcase how governments around the world are using blockchain, with representatives from NSA, Sri Lanka and Malaysia in attendance. There will also be media sessions tailored to media professionals with topics ranging from the role of blockchain in Media to deciphering blockchain myths perpetuated by the media.
IBC Goa presents you with a never-before opportunity to network, learn, be seen and be heard by experts and influencers in the industry. So be sure that you don’t miss the IBC Goa event.
When: 5th August, 2018
Where: INOX Multiplex Courtyard, D.B. Road, Campal, Panaji, Goa
Register now: Click here to register for the event.
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