Blockchain: practices and perspectives

Conference | Friday, May 17th
9:00 am
9:00 am

Blockchain is a chain of ledgers distributed over a network that is robust in its unstructured simplicity, that is computationally impractical for an attacker to change, that no one can control but everyone can view, and that can connect an individual with another individual without giving up trust to a third party or a central authority.The rise of blockchain technology, based on disintermediation and non-centralization, offers fascinating opportunities of breakthrough changes in many areas of society and governance. An ecosystem of transaction and operation solutions is being developed, with the potential to disrupt existing economic power structures and build more inclusive knowledge societies.

To better highlight how blockchain technology can be applied for social good, UNESCO, the UNESCO Chair of “Digital Transmission, Innovation and Publishing” of the FMSH, and the University Paris 8 will co-organize a high-level conference entitled “Blockchain: practices and perspectives” at UNESCO Headquarters on 17 May 2019.

The conference will be an opportunity for multi-stakeholder, institutional, entrepreneurial and scientific exchanges. The conference will allow interdisciplinary discussions between researchers and practitioners of computer science, humanities and social sciences, economics and law. Particular emphasis will be placed on cases of practices by giving voice to public and private blockchain project developers.



Programme | Friday, May 17th

NESCO Headquarters | 7, Place de Fontenoy, Paris 7

9:00 - 9:30 Registration

9:30 - 10:00 Opening

| Moez CHAKCHOUK, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO
| Ghislaine AZEMARD, Director UNESCO Chair ITEN, Vice-President Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme and Vice-President for digital University Paris 8
| Greg MEDCRAFT, Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs at OECD
| Dorothy GORDON, Chairperson, UNESCO’s Information for All Programme

10:00 - 10:30 Theme 1: Introduction to blockchain

| Matthieu QUINIOU, Lawyer and Researcher UNESCO Chair ITEN

10:30 - 11:15 Theme 2: The functioning of blockchain

Keynote: Distributed ledger technology and blockchain
| Jean-Jacques QUISQUATER, Professor, Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain

Panel: New technical developments? Practical advice on consensus systems, scalability, interoperability between blockchains and the emergence of quantum computers.
| Nitin GAUR, IBM Blockchain Labs - Director, IBM WW Digital Asset Labs
| Robert POGGI, Territorial Director (Seine Saint-Denis and Val de Marne) at ENEDIS
| Rong CHEN, Chairman, ELASTOS
| Caroline MALCOLM, Head, Blockchain Policy Centre at OECD

11:15 - 12:30 Theme 3: Characteristics and uses of blockchain

Keynote: Practical presentation of smartcontracts and decentralized applications (Apps)
| Kadan STADELMANN, CTO, ethical hacker and blockchain engineer, KomodoPlatform

Panel: Impact of blockchain on society, economic and law? Blockchain as a new vector of disintermediation.
| Peijiang ZHU, General Secretary, Chinese Blockchain Association
| Marcus GODDARD, VP Intelligence, NETEXPLO
| Almudena DE LA MATA, co-founder, Innovation for Change, Blockchain Intelligence Law Institute, Impact Hub, Blockchain Espana
| Ismael ARRIBAS, Directeur de KUNFUD, président du comité de normalisation d'Alastria, représentant espagnol de l'UNE, President of Spain Chapter of Government Blockchain Association



2:00 - 2:45  Use case n°1: Blockchain, education and open science

Panel and use case presentation: Toward new pedagogical forms and open science carried by blockchain and learners' data management?

Moderator: Zeynep VAROGLU, Programme Specialist Education and ITC, UNESCO

| Romain LECLERC, In the Pockette
| Sandra MARTIN, In the Pockette
| Claudio TESSONE, Assistant Professor of Network Science, University of Zurick Blockchain Center
| Sönke BARTLING, Founder, Think Tank Blockchain for Open Science
| Yiyu CAI, Professor Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
| Christoph STECK, Director Public Policy & Internet Telefonica

2:45 - 3:30 Use case n°2: Blockchain and artistic creation

Panel and use case presentation: Blockchain as an efficient copyright management tool?

| Damien CALLEROT, Founder SCENSO.TV
| Aleksandra SMILEK, Founder, EP7
| Jérôme PONS, Founder, Music Won't Stop

3:30 - 4:15 Use case n°3: Blockchain and democracy

Panel and use case presentation: Blockchain: a tool for direct democracy?

Moderator: Guy Berger, Director of Division for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO

| Jacques TRAORE, Orange Lab
| Jean-Christophe FINIDORI, blockstack evangelist, BLOCKSTACK



4:30 - 5:15 Use case n°4: Blockchain, sustainable territories and creative cities

Panel and use case presentation: Blockchain and territorial innovation

Moderator: Patrick COQUET, CAPDigital

| Yonathan PARIENTI, Founder and CEO, Horyou
| David RICHARD, Lawyer
| Susanne TARKOWSKI TEMPELHOFF, founder of Bitnation

5:15 - 6:00 Use case n°5: Blockchain and social innovation financing

Panel and use case presentation: Initial Coin Offering, tokennization, crypto-lending for social innovation social, responsible and sustainable innovation

Moderator: Lucien Castex, General Secretary, Internet Society France Chapter

| Julien BERANGER, Abie Co-Founder, CMO at iExec
| Laurent LELOUP, CEO at Chaineum, Author of Blockchain, la révolution de la confiance
| Anna JUUSELA, Yanca
| Sacha IVASILEVITCH, Consultant/CFA, Le Consultant SAS/BNP
| Kohei KURIBARA, President, Government Blockchain Association Japan Chapter

6:00 - 6:30 Conclusion Blockchain and prospectives

| Moez CHAKCHOUK, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO

Conference organised by UNESCO Chair of Digital Transmission, Innovation and Publishing with FMSH, l'université Paris 8 university, Labo de l'édition, Créatic and Cap digital.

Published at 17 May 2019