Applied Research

Blockchain Collaboratory

DSCI invites its Members to participate in the Blockchain Collaboratory. Monthly Collaboratory sessions are 1-hour Zoom webinars facilitated by Shawn Muma and Amy Millette, accompanied by a Blockchain industry expert who has significantly contributed to the Blockchain ecosystem either technically or from a business perspective. The Collaboratory will allow participating Members to get their strategic and tactical questions answered in an interactive environment as well as seek practical advice for the applicability of a Blockchain solution in their business. At least half of each session will be left open for a collaborative peer-to-peer discussion. Please see below to register for Collaboratory sessions.

Sessions

Session 6: Using Blockchain to Manage Freights in European Ports

02 May, 2018

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The sixth collaboratory session will feature Jody Cleworth, CEO of Marine Transport International (MTI). Jody is an experienced manager in both big business and start-up companies and has 16 years’ experience in the container shipping market. MTI automated transport supply chain using Blockchain, which increased their data efficiency and security. Jody will share his experience of using Blockchain in his organization.

Please contact Sugathri Kolluru with any questions: [email protected]

Session 5: Creating standards for smart contracts

09 April, 2018

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The fifth collaboratory session will feature Houman Shadab, director of the open source legal technology consortium- Accord Project and a professor at New York Law School. The Accord Project (www.accordproject.org) is a nonprofit consortium of attorneys, technologists, and organizations collaborating to set standards and develop open source technology for smart legal contracts. The Project is comprised of various working groups that produce a range of deliverables that include white papers, use cases, and contributions to open source projects. Supply chain applications are a major focus of the Accord Project.

Please contact Sugathri Kolluru with any questions: [email protected]

Session 4: Smart contracts made simple

12 March, 2018

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The fourth collaboratory session will feature Juan Miguel Pérez , Co-founder at Finboot. Juan is an engineer and an entrepreneur who started his career in scientific research with a strong focus on developing technologies for various industrial applications.For the past two years he has turned his focus to Blockchain technology and in particular examining the potential of the smart contracts in the business world. He co-founded Finboot in 2016 with the mission to help companies integrate Blockchain and Smart Contracts into their everyday operations.

Please contact Sugathri Kolluru with any questions: [email protected]

Session 3: Results- Using Blockchain to enable DevOps workflow

12 February, 2018

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The third collaboratory session will feature DSCI, Aricent and Bitfury discussing the results of our first Blockchain PoC. 

In the first half of the session we will be talking about the use case and sharing the results .The last 30 minutes of the sessions will be open to Q&A and discussions.

Please contact Sugathri Kolluru with any questions: [email protected]

Session 2: Blockchain in Supply chain

08 January, 2018

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The second collaboratory session will feature Todd Taylor , Professor of Practice in the supply chain department of Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.  He is the founder of the ASU Blockchain Research Lab and co-founder of Aperio-a blockchain solution provider and incubator which is now part of Sweetbridge Inc. He is an expert in supply chain strategy and technology. Todd worked for Compaq, HP and IBM for over 25 years in multiple technology and operations functions. He also co-founded Ops Rules which is now part of Accenture Analytics.  

Todd is going to talk about the potential impact of Blockchain in supply chain and discuss various use cases.The last 30 minutes of the sessions will be open to Q&A and discussions.

Please contact Sugathri Kolluru with any questions: [email protected]

Session 1: Blockchain 101

11 December, 2017

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM


Session 1 will feature two Blockchain experts Alex Shevchenko, Head of the Exonum Blockchain platform, and Irving Wladawsky Berger, Visiting Lecturer in Information Technology at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Alex pioneered the use of Blockchain from the early days of Bitcoin and has now turned his attention to bringing Blockchain technology to business applications, especially supply chain. Dr. Wladawsky Berger is a Fellow of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy and has written extensively on the impact of Blockchain in digital supply chains.
 
Alex and Irving will give a short overview of Blockchain technology, Blockchain applications in supply chain and the main Blockchain platforms. Half of the session will be open for Q&A and a collaborative conversation on Blockchain.
 
Please contact Sugathri Kolluru with any questions: [email protected]