September 19-21, 2023
Bilbao, Spain
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Tuesday, September 19 • 15:40 - 16:20
Panel Discussion: Open Source Enterprise Blockchain Traction in Europe - Jesús Ruiz, Alastria Blockchain Ecosystem; Vanessa Santos, Fujitsu; Coenraad van Deventer, Circulor; Hart Montgomery, Hyperledger Foundation

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In the last 12 months, the pace of enterprise blockchain adoption and innovation in Europe has accelerated dramatically. This session will look at the broad range of use cases driving this growing traction. The conversation, moderated by Hyperledger Foundation CTO Hart Montgomery, will include organizations leading the charge in developing new payment models, including Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), digital identity ecosystems, climate solutions, tokenization platforms, and more.

The discussion will cover: - The state of the enterprise blockchain market in Europe, including recent successes and challenges - The mix of open source technologies, including DLTs, digital wallets, and other web3 tools, that are helping advance deployments - The criticality of open development, interoperability and standards in scaling enterprise blockchain networks and solutions - The role of public policy in driving market adoption.

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Hart Montgomery

CTO, Hyperledger Foundation
Hart Montgomery serves as CTO of Hyperledger Foundation. He has extensive experience in blockchain and cryptography. In his previous role at Fujitsu Research, he helped lead Fujitsu’s contributions to Hyperledger. Prior to Fujitsu, Hart received a Ph.D. in cryptography at Stanford... Read More →

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Coenraad van Deventer

CTO, Circulor
Coenraad has over 20 years experience in building and delivering software products in a variety of industries including HR, Finance, Insurance, Utilities (Water Billing) and Defence.His experience includes working on Oracle E-Business and APEX projects, configuration of Cloud environments... Read More →
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Jesús Ruiz

CTO, Alastria Blockchain Ecosystem
Jesús Ruiz is member of the board and CTO of Alastria Blockchain Ecosystem. In addition, he participates in the Technical Governance of EBSI (European Blockchain Services Infrastructure from European Commission and Member States) and of LACChain (blockchain network promoted by the... Read More →
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Vanessa Santos

Head of Marketing of the Fujitsu Enterprise Blockchain Track and Trust Solution Center, Fujitsu
With more than 15 years of experience, Vanessa Santos has served in sales and marketing leadership positions at a number of companies, including Contact and Microsoft Portugal. At Fujitsu, Vanessa has held different roles in Global Marketing, managing several projects related to Digital... Read More →

Tuesday September 19, 2023 15:40 - 16:20 CEST
Room 3H (3JAUREGIA - Floor 3)
  Emerging OS Forum
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