• Agenda

    09:15 - 10:00
    Registration and Refreshments

    10:00 - 10:15

    Welcoming Remarks and Agenda

    Paul Forrest (MBN Solutions)
    Paul Wheelhouse (Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy)

    10:15 - 10:45
    Driving Blockchain Innovation in Government Services

    Peter Ferry (Wallet.Services)
    Alexander Holt (Scottish Government)

    10:45 - 11:15
    Blockchain: An immutable truth

    Kent Mackenzie (Deloitte)
    Ross Laurie (Deloitte)

    11:15 - 11:45
    Towards Truly Smart Cities and Communities: Building A Citizen-focused World Through Trust

    Professor William Buchanan (Edinburgh Napier University)

    11:45 - 12:45

    12:45 - 13:45
    Panel Discussion -Beyond the Hype, Blockchain People, Promise & Practice’
    To focus on the Panel’s perspective on the growth of Blockchain skills over the course of the last year and what this means for the next few years, the Promise of great use cases and the real state of play in respect of use cases of real value, and finally the tips, mistakes and lessons learned in the Practice of building Blockchain solutions for building Blockchain ventures.


    Prof William Buchanan​ - Edinburgh Napier University
    Ross Laurie - Deloitte UK ​
    Angela Walch - St. Mary's University School of Law & University College London - Centre for Blockchain Technologies

    David Birch - Consult Hyperion

    Pawel Kuskowski - Coinfirm

    Philippe Meyer - Avaloq

    13:45 - 14:15

    Escaping from Plato’s cave – The Philosophical Questions we should be asking about Blockchain

    Mark Simpson (Royal Bank of Scotland)

    14:15 – 14:45
    Thinking Critically About Blockchain Technology

    Angela Walch (St. Mary's University School of Law & University College London - Centre for Blockchain Technologies)

    14:45 - 15:10

    15:10 - 15:30
    The Blockchain isn’t magic - understand what a Blockchain is and where it may be useful

    David Birch (Consult Hyperion)

    15:30 - 16:00
    Blockchain in Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges

    Susan Ramonat (Spiritus Partners)

    16:00 - 16:15
    HackChain17 Presentation

    Susan Ramonat (Spiritus Partners)

    16:15 - 16:20
    Closing Remarks

    Paul Forrest (MBN Solutions)

    16:20 - 17:00