Blockchain Disruption in Transport



Transport Systems Catapult
Third Floor, The Pinnacle
170 Midsummer Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes


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22/02/2018 - 9:30 am


22/02/2018 - 3:30 pm

The Transport Systems Catapult and the University of Sheffield are currently undertaking a collaborative initiative to explore the applications and opportunities for Blockchain technology in the Transport Industry.

As part of this project we will be holding this exciting event to provide the transport community with insight in this rapidly emerging area. At this free event you will learn about and discuss:

  • What is Blockchain?
  • What does it mean for transport?
  • Current transport Blockchain project case studies
  • What does the future hold?

Implications and opportunities of Blockchain will be explored in areas such as Data Sharing, Mobility as a Service, Connected and Autonomous Transport, Freight and Logistics and Digital Engineering and personalised transport provision.

The current agenda includes (subject to change):

9.30-10.00 Registration
Session 1 (10.00-11.05)
Toby Hiles – Director, Strategic Development, Transport Systems Catapult
What is Blockchain?
John Palfreyman, Founder, Palfreyman Ventures
Blockchain Disruption in Transport
Prof Lenny Koh, Director of Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre, University of Sheffield
Blockchain: Business Class Aviation on an Economy Ticket?
Simon Brown, Design Lead Operations IT (APOC AND Airside), Heathrow

Plus TBC

Session 2 (11.50-12.50)
Trust in Sharing Mobility Data
Ian Smith, CEO, Gospel
Blockchain and Transport Data Sharing
Jelana Koen, Community Manager, DOVU
Project Tesseract – Who will own the Future of Mobility?
Philip Schartu, Director Innovation and Growth, EY
Unifying Transport Globally With Blockchain  and Autonomous Agents
Si Ho, Chair, TravelSpirit

Session 3 (13.35-15.30)
Blockchain for Public Good – UK Government and Academic Exploration (and Some Words of Caution)
Tom Wilkinson, Head of MI and Analytics, Department for International Development
Blockchain: Traceability for Complex Transport Systems
Matthew Jones, Blockchain Leader (Global Automotive, Aerospace and Defence Industry), IBM
ShipNext: Blockchain in Commodity Trade and Logistics
Alexander Varvarenko, CEO, ShipNext
Aviation Blockchain Hack Outputs
Marko Javornik, VP/GM Mobility & Travel, Comtrade
Panel Discussion – The Future of Blockchain in Transport

This event is currently fully booked.

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