The Blockchain Experience


“Blockchain technology is challenging the status quo in a radical way.”
(World Economic Forum, January 2016)

What impact might blockchain technology have on your industry and business? How can your business benefit from blockchain technology?

The “Blockchain Experience” workshop at NEXT16 wants to support you on your way to find the right answers.

We will:
– give a basic introduction to blockchain and how it works
– explain its disruptive power, originating from the ingenious
combination of various technologies
– illustrate how blockchain technology is applied in various
industries, presenting existing use cases

Speaker on this track

Frank Bolten

Senior management consultant. 20 years of digital transformation expertise with a passion for marketing and sales. Proven track records in the markets for consumer technologies, telecommunication and IT.

Experienced i.e. in e-commerce, multichannel, IoT and blockchain technologies. Intuitively identifies new trends, especially in consumer technologies markets. Well-versed in translating strategies into business success.

Working closely together which leading experts in the manifold fields of innovation - in case of blockchain technologies with Astratum.

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George Papageorgiou

Former Officer and Air Force jet aircraft engineer, with additional expertise in Intellectual Property, technology management, consulting and entrepreneurship, MBA from Greenwich University and full time involved in blockchain related technologies since 2011. Administrates the first global Massive Open Online Course on Digital Currency, and lectures two courses of the first MSc in Digital Currency globally by the University of Nicosia. Partnering with Astratum since it's founding. Currently is pursuing a PhD in Digital Currency at the University of Nicosia.

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Sven Laepple

Sven is a digital innovator since 20 years. He is founder of Astratum, developing blockchain prototypes and ventures. He also runs Blockchain Angels Germany. Previously, Sven had senior management roles at Vodafone Global, Deutsche Telekom and T-Systems. He is former founder and CMO of Blue C AG, an interactive integrator and incubator (IPO in 2000). He has an MBA from the University Mannheim (DKFM), and studied blockchain and fintech at the MIT and UNic.

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David Roon

David is a swiss/israeli software engineer. His studies at the Technion forged his love and passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. From Natural Language Processing to Machine Learning, he has been involved in solving big issues for the greater good.

Today, his focus is on distributed systems and particularly in blockchain technology. His involvement in the Ethereum community goes from organizing hackathons and workshops to writing articles and code tools to move the entire community forward.

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