The Co-operatives of Innovative Intellectuals (CII), together with Agile Blockchain Consortium (ABC), have gathered Blockchain experts from all over the world to convene at "IBF 2018: Blockchain --- Promises, Realities and Beyond". Join us on a day of interactive intellectual discussion with the world's elite on this topic.
Blockchain is not limited to Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrencies. It is broader than finance. It can be applied to any multi-step transaction where traceability and visibility is required.
Blockchain is being used by firms like Microsoft and Amazon to validate cloud data, by Google to assist self-driving cars, and by game makers to validate the authenticity of digital goods.
However, a wise man once said, "Don't believe the hype." Blockchain has become a major tech buzzword of 2018—but virtually no company is actually adopting the distributed ledger technology, according to a Thursday report from Gartner. Only 1% of the more than 3,100 CIOs surveyed said they had already adopted some kind of blockchain within their organization. Just 8% said they were in short-term planning or active experimentation with blockchain, the report found.
On the flip side, 77% of CIOs said their organization has either "no interest" in the technology, or "no action planned" in terms of investigating or developing it, Gartner 2018 CIO Survey found.
Blockchain technology requires the understanding of, at a fundamental level, aspects of security, law, value exchange, decentralized governance, process and commercial architectures. It therefore implies that traditional lines of business and organization silos can no longer operate under their historical structures.
Blockchain technology doesn't have to exist publicly. It can also exist privately - where nodes are simply points in a private network and the Blockchain acts similarly to a distributed ledger.
09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and Opening I Mr. Ian Huang Chairman, Co-operatives of Innovative Intellectuals
10:10 - 10:20 Welcome and Opening II Dr. Radia Perlman Chair, Executive Committee, Agile Blockchain Consortium
10:20 - 10:30 Foreword/ Congratulatory Messages By Emcees Ms. Jenny Chan and Mr. Anthony Woo
10:30 - 10:55 Keynote Speech: Innovation in Computing: The NEXT 40 years Mr. Anand Chandrasekher Chief Guest of Honor
10:55 - 11:00 Photo Session with Chief Guest of Honor, Principal Guest of Honor, Speakers & Prog. Committee
11:00 - 11:20 Tea/Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:15 Panel Discussion: Blockchain Ecosystem: Hong Kong and the World Moderator Mr. Ian Huang Convener, Agile Blockchain Consortium Panelists (All Principal Guests of Honor): Mr. Bryan Che Chief Strategy Officer, Huawei Dr. George Lam Chairman of Cyberport Management Mr. Ming-yam Wong Chairman of ASTRI
12:15 –13:00 Blockchain+ : Not Just Trust or No-Trust Dr. Raj Jain Principal Guest of Honor
13:00 - 14:20 Lunch (By Special Invitation ONLY)
14:20 - 15:05 Blockchain: Myths, Realities, and Futures Dr. Radia Perlman Chair of the Executive Committee, Agile Blockchain Consortium
15:05 - 15:55 Panel Discussion: Finance & Banking Industry Moderator Mr. Paul McSheaffrey Head of Banking & Capital Markets, KPMG Panelists Mr. Ashok Krishnan Chief Data Officer and Head of Customer Experience, AXA China Mr. Brian Lam Senior Manager of Fintech Facilitation Office, Hong Kong Monetary Authority Dr. Kwok Leung Tse Head of Economic Research Division, Bank of China Mr. Arthur Wong Chief Information Officer, Hong Kong Interbank Clearing Limited
15:55 - 16:15 Tea/Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:05 Panel Discussion: Supply Chain Management Moderator Dr. Samson Tam Chairman, Group Sense Limited Panelists Dr. Meikei Ieong Chief Technology Officer, ASTRI Mr. Edwin Keh CEO of Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Mr. Jay Liang Founder and Co-chairman of Hong Kong Blockchain Association Dr. Collin Wong Associate Dean of Decision Science and Director of Policy Research Institute of Global Supply Chain, Hang Seng Management College
17:05 - 17:55 Panel Discussion: Future Landscape of Blockchain Moderator Professor Tim Cheng Dean of Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Panelists Mr. Andy Bien Chief Information Officer, Airport Authority Hong Kong Mr. Steve Hui President & CEO, Foxconn Power-All-Network, Shenzhen, China Mr. Charlie Kaufman Network Security Architect, Dell EMC, Seattle Dr. Radia Perlman Chair, Executive Committee, Agile Blockchain Consortium
17:55 - 18:00 Closing Mr. Ian Huang Chairman, Co-operatives of Innovative Intellectuals
18:05 - 19:30 Cocktail
19:30 - 21:00 Dinner