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BLOCKCHAIN AS OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC SECTOR IMPROVEMENT BLOCKWALKS is the first conference of its kind – connecting top level governmental officials and advanced technology speakers from around the world. The ambition of this year’s BLOCKWALKS is to open discussion on utilizing blockchain in the public sector and thus shaping an efficient public service.The industrial revolution in digitization and the rapid growth of blockchain technology is set to play a key role in advancing the public sector. Over the coming years, they will become irreplaceable and will strongly affect broader changes in our society as a whole. BLOCKWALKS has been organized to start an ongoing dialogue of how these changes can and will affect us and how these changes can be used for our good and progress.Using blockchain technology has a big potential even in the public sector. BLOCKWALKS will allow specific government officials to see pilot projects dealing with the implementation of this technology in the public sector.Key topics:Vision - future of the public sector using blockchain technologyReal Examples - real examples of how blockchain is shaping public sectorIssues - the question of security, cyber security, taxation, regulation, and othersSpecific speeches will be complemented by the panel discussion and professional networking among governmental officials, investors, enthusiasts, exhibitors, educators, professors, professionals and developers in the area of new technologies. We are convinced that the voice and knowledge of renowned speakers and experts will set the right direction in debates during this conference.
08:00 - 09:00Registration + Breakfast09:00 - 09:10Openning speech of His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic Mr. Peter KažimírOpenning speech of His Excellency Vice-President of the European Commission Mr. Maroš ŠefčovičVision - The future of the public sector using blockchain technology09:10 - 09:30A Hasty Marriage? The Future of Government and Blockchain Over The Next Two DecadesBy Max Kaye | Co-founder and CTO | SecureVote and FLUX, Australia09:30 - 09:50How to Save 10% of all the Public Expenses, by Tokenizing Public Assets in the BlockchainBy Asher Idan, PhD | Lecturer and Consultant | Israeli universities (Tel Aviv University, Bar Ilan)09:50 - 10:10The Applied Austrian Economics into Immigration and LifestylesBy Julio Alejandro | CEO | Jada Consulting10:10 - 10:25Blockchain in Public Registries - where it makes senseBy prof. Ing. Ivan Kotuliak, PhD. | Professor | Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies10:25 - 11:00Keynote Speech about SmartContracts and history of moneyBy Nick Szabo | Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer11:00 - 11:30Coffee breakReal examples - How blockchain is shaping the public sector11:30 - 11:50Swedish Land Registry and its real example of blockchain usageBy Henrik Hjelte | CEO | ChromaWay, Sweden11:50 - 12:05Crypto Exchange- the future of finance ? The imagination, regulation and realizationBy Max Wang | Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder | LCX12:05 - 12:25Certifications on the blockchain at University of NicosiaBy Yiannis Menelaou | Co-Lecturer at University of Nicosia and Managing Director of Lykke Cyprus | Lykke Exchange12:25 - 12:45Uses and limitations of blockchain use in the public sectorBy Jamie Berryhill | Blockchain lead for the public governance director | OECD, France12:45 - 13:00TV or Swimming Class? How Blockchain Can Solve The Social Benefit DilemmaBy Paul Rieger | Advocate of blockchain technology for real-world use cases13:00 - 13:15European Blockchain Partnership and the ongoing work between the European Commission and the Member States to develop a European Blockchain Services InfrastructureBy Bruno Alves | Policy Advisor, European Commission Directorate General Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT)13:15 - 14:15Lunch breakIssues - The question of security, cyber security, taxation, regulation and others14:15 - 14:30Why should cyber risk be our biggest concernBy Dagfinn Buset | Partner and Head of BDO Security and emergency services14:30 - 14:45Blockchain for public servicesBy Tom Wilkinson | Head of MI and Analytics | Department For International Development, UK14:45 - 15:00The biggest challenges of regulation in CryptoBy David Stancel | Cryptocurrency Specialist, Trader and Researcher15:00 - 15:15Advantages which Malta grants from a tax point of viewBy Josef Mercieca | Tax Partner | BDO Malta15:15 - 15:30Why did Hungary decide to create friendly environment and regulation of the blockchain technology and how it ended up in a nationwide blockchain strategyBy Örs Országh | Chief Innovation Officer at InterTicket, Deputy CEO | Blockchain Competence Center, Hungary15:30 - 15:45Reinventing IdentityBy Maciek Laskus | Founder | hive.one15:45 - 16:00Cyber war and critical infrastructures: building on blockchain to kill security theatre before it kills usBy Liraz Siri | CEO | TabooKey, Israel16:00 - 16:30Coffee break16:30 - 17:30Pannel Discussion – Ask me anything17:30 - 18:00Moonwalk Award ceremony