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August 14, 2018

Walter Lorz

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Walter Lorz
Chief Operating Officer at OB///CC

EduTechToken

Berlin

Education, Media, Publishing

Statement

I'm interested in the decentralization of education and I'm building a new ecosystem for it.

Bio

Walter Lortz worked as chairman at getRegio GmbH and was appointed in 2001 as company manager and chief editor for the web portal "Fränkischer Tag". Since the end of 2012 he is working as Chief Operating Officer at OB///CC in Fulda.

Project

We generate interactive educational media from news and magazine media and create a new currency for content in a new decentralized ecosystem with the EduTechToken. To create a basis of blockchain applications for the use of the EduTechToken, the pilot project OBCC classroom was begun in 2016. A first aim was to make multimedia and interactive educational media from news and magazine media. A project which raised the interest of the Hesse ministry of education. Nevertheless, much more importantl for the project was the students exceedingly positive resonance. To be able to work via tablet interactively with media like newspapers and magazines, turned out to be extremely motivating.

August 10, 2018

Dr. Simon Hassannia

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Dr. Simon Hassannia
Head of Business Innovation at ATU

Berlin

Automotive, Mobility, Logistics

Statement

Blockchain will be an enabler to democratize car data and strengthen the decision-making power of the customers.

Bio

Simon has +10 years management experience in industry and consulting with special focus on digital business and disruptive technologies in the areas automotive, telecommunications, consumer electronics and entertainment. Simon is leading digital projects as Head of Business Innovation at ATU with focus on mobility services, connected car and internet of things. ATU is the German automobile service provider and part of the Mobivia Group, the European leader in multi-brand vehicle servicing with 2.7 € billion turnover. In previous projects Simon has consulted companies such as Accenture, T-Mobile, Mercedes Benz, Universal Studios, LG Electronics and Bosch with multinational assignments in Europe, US and Asia. Besides the academic degrees of Ph.D. and Diplom-Kaufmann (equiv. MScBM) at the University of Muenster, he has conducted additional executive programs at the University of California Berkeley and the INSEAD Business School.

Project

Various projects to evaluate the blockchain potentials for enhancing the service and efficiency in the areas of mobility, automotive and logistics.

August 2, 2018

Volker Skwarek

Volker Skwarek
Professor, Head of Blockchain Research Group at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

haw-hamburg.de

haw-hamburg.de

Hamburg

Academic, Research, Tech

Statement

Blockchains support additional services for data to be secured in their data context. It is the "HTTPS for data driven applications".

Bio

Educated as Electrical Engineer, spent more than 1 decade in managing responsibility for research and technical development in automotive industry. Now professor for embedded systems, convenor in ISO TC 307 (Blockchain) for WG 3, "Smart Contracts", and leading a research group for blockchains with ultra low powered devices.

Project

Data intensive and sensitive applications may largely define the future use of blockchains. As ultra low powered devices are integral parts of industrial applications, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies have to be found which make a complete secure and validated data path between cloud- and sensor-based chains possible. Smart contracts and legal smart contract frameworks are also very important as a "transformation enabler" between the different blockchain types.

August 2, 2018

Peter Grosskopf

Peter Grosskopf
Peter Grosskopf
CTO at solarisBank AG

solarisbank.com

solarisbank.com/en/blockchain

Berlin

Tech, Finance, Banking

Statement

I'm in particular interested in decentralization as a topic with Blockchain technology as a driver cause it has the potential to change industries and disrupt old structures.

Bio

Peter Grosskopf is Chief Technology Officer of solarisBank and former Chief Development Officer at HitFox Group and the Fintech Company Builder Finleap. He leads all strategic tech and R&D initiatives and is responsible for the tech vision of the company. Current focus is to build up solarisBank's "Blockchain Factory" with the mission to bridge the gap between the fiat and crypto world and to drive the vision towards decentralized banking.

Project

We connect solarisBank with the Blockchain ecosystem and provide banking and blockchain technology services that bridge the gap between the banking and the blockchain and cryptocurrency world. The Blockchain Factory aims to innovate solarisBank’s core business by shaping our vision of decentralized banking.

August 2, 2018

Oliver Volk

Oliver Volk - Alianz Re Blockchain Expert
Oliver Volk
Run-off manager and blockchain enthusiast at Allianz SE

allianz.com

b3i.tech

Munich

Finance, Insurance, Speaker

Statement

I believe that Blockchain and the mindset behind it will essentially change the way we digitally interact.

Bio

I have worked in different roles in the insurance and financial service industries for more than 18 years. He has experience in the corporate world as well as establishing his own company, and working within a start-up with a successful IPO. I hold a degree of Diplom-Kaufmann and was leading the Blockchain project within Allianz Re to automate the contractual management as part of the insurance industry value chain. I also was actively involved in the B3i pilot project to create a common platform for the re-/insurance industry and I am a keynote speaker.

Project

B3i Services AG is a startup formed to explore the potential of using Distributed Ledger Technologies within the re/insurance industry for the benefit of all stakeholders in the value chain. B3i provides insurance solutions on a blockchain platform offering opportunities for efficiency, growth and quality across the value chain to benefit all participants including end customers. Following incorporation, B3i will grow its community of shareholders, partners and customers and create an ecosystem of products and services developed "by the market, for the market". The first product developed by B3i is a Property Cat XOL contract. The short term focus of the platform is on handling reinsurance contracts on a state-of-the-art distributed ledger.

B3i Website
July 19, 2018

John Calian

John Calian
Head of T-Labs at Telekom Innovation Laboratories

https://laboratories.telekom.com/

hashstaX

Berlin

Telecommunication, Smart Contracts, Networks

Statement

Blockchain will bring higher level of trusts to telecommunication networks.

Bio

John is the Head of the Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) in Berlin, a group of some 300 experts & scientists (+ entrepreneurs) from a variety of disciplines, from more than 25 nations all working together at T-Labs. Additionally, John co-founded and leads all product development for the T-Labs Blockchain Group, a team dedicated to decentralization research and development. In this dual role, John is responsible for developing and leading innovation topics, including blockchain strategies and initiatives, machine learning techniques and customer experiences, for Deutsche Telekom and its partners.

Project

Developer communities around the world get instant access to a decentralized application stack powered by blockchain and telecom network connectivity

July 4, 2018

Hendrik Hey

Hendrick Hey
CEO at Welt der Wunder

 weltderwunder.de

 milc.global

 Munich

 ICO, Media, Licensing, Video

Statement

Blockchain technology has the potential to change the way that we are used to transacting any kind of asset, especially illiquid ones. I personally believe it will improve many different industries as it will help remove the necessity of having middlemen.Blockchain technology can change the world. It is able to reorganize processes in an unbelievable efficient way.

Bio

In 2018, Hendrik Hey is focusing on the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for a blockchain-driven licensing, trading and distribution platform for high quality video content for international broadcast, VOD and online video publishing. In 2013 Hendrik Hey founded his own broadcast network with free-to-air TV stations in Germany and Switzerland. In March 1996 he developed, launched and presented the science and documentary series “Welt der Wunder” (World of Wonders) on ProSieben. This award winning show has bee successfully on-the-air for more than 17 years. Welt der Wunder is the most popular series of its kind in Germany and was distributed to several countries, e.g. France, Croatia and Russia. Hendrik Hey started his journalistic Career in 1987 as a Freelance Producer in ARD Radio Networks. Specialized on nationwide news and politic reports he worked as well as a responsible producer for several radio shows in the ARD. Beside his work for news and magazine-formats and the production of a number of documentaries Hendrik Hey developed, financed and produced a 90 minutes TV Live Show which was successfully aired in 1990 on 3Sat.

Project

A blockchain-driven licensing, trading and distribution platform for high quality video content for international broadcast, VOD and online video publishing. Welt der Wunder TV is planning an ICO to construct a completely new blockchain-managed licence, trading and sales platform for high-quality video content, for the international broadcasting, VOD and online video publishing sectors. In the future, it will offer all content owners the opportunity to provide their content to a global market and to facilitate access to purchasers, advertisers and users. Customers will be able to do business directly with the owner or the producer of the media content with automated, trust free security of blockchain regulated smart contracts. This eliminates a host of intermediaries and significantly reduces the price.

July 3, 2018

Eugen Nussbaum

Eugen Nussbaum
Senior Producer & Corporate Development at Welt der Wunder

 weltderwunder.de

 milc.global

 Munich

 Media, ICO, Licensing

START Summit, Blockchain@MEDIENTAGE, BTCM2018

Statement

Blockchain technology is breaking up outdated and deadlocked systems and structures, enabling forward-looking businesses and ecosystems.

Bio

Eugen studied business administration and Journalism of Technology. My professional career began with market research and analytics. Since 2013 i am with Welt der Wunder, at the beginning as a TV editor & producer, now with responsabilities in the companies project management. Now I am focusing on the management and coordination of our current blockchain project and ICO.

Project

A blockchain-driven licensing, trading and distribution platform for high quality video content for international broadcast, VOD and online video publishing. Welt der Wunder TV is planning an ICO to construct a completely new blockchain-managed licence, trading and sales platform for high-quality video content, for the international broadcasting, VOD and online video publishing sectors. In the future, it will offer all content owners the opportunity to provide their content to a global market and to facilitate access to purchasers, advertisers and users. Customers will be able to do business directly with the owner or the producer of the media content with automated, trust free security of blockchain regulated smart contracts. This eliminates a host of intermediaries and significantly reduces the price.

June 29, 2018

Artiona Bogo

 Artiona Bogo
Blockchain Business Development Manager

Company: SAP

ProjectSAP Cloud Platform Blockchain

Location: Berlin

Expertise: BaaS, Enterprise Blockchain, DLT, Cryptoeconomics

Speaker: SAP Select, Grace Hopper Conference of Women in Technology, Women in Data Science, Moin Blockchain, C3 Crypto Conference, Blockchain Circle Learning Journey, Women on the Block, CUBE Tech Fair, Blockshow Europe, SAPPHIRE Now

Bio

Artiona Bogo is a Software Engineer and Business Development Manager at SAP. She is a renowned speaker with expertise in enterprise blockchain, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and cryptoeconomics. Additionally, Artiona organizes the Hyperledger Meetup Berlin, as well as mentors at Techstars and at the Ada Accelerator.

Project

With the SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain, SAP is one of the global pioneers in the field of Blockchain-as-a-Service solutions.

June 26, 2018

Volker Brendel

Volker Brendel
CIO Wenn Digital Inc.

Wenn Digital GmbH

KODAKOne

Berlin

Media, Foto, Licensing

Statement

Blockchain is responsible for one of the main big technology shifts of the future from central organised systems and authorities to distributed and decentralised consensus groups with the ability to work in a trust-less environment on mission critical and legal compliant decision and documentation processes.

Bio

Volker Brendel starts its career 30 years ago in the field of pattern recognition in the banking industry. After starting its own company business 24 years ago, he specialist in research and enterprise computing and was the development lead of the Fraunhofer project “Broken Stasi Snippets Reconstruction” and leads several Research projects for fraud content, parts, skin and object detection in real world scenarios for healthcare such as Smart Senior, Matrix and Med-I-Port and for the security industry. As senior manager of the Deloitte Analytics Institute he was responsible for many big data & AI driven analytics projects for big customers in automotive, finance, chemicals and manufacturing as lead big data architect. Volker was CTO in many different international companies and is focussing now, as CIO of the WENN Digital Inc. and CTO of the Ryde GmbH on the platform development of KODAKOne.

Project

KODAKOne is an AI & Data insights driven worldwide rights management platform for photographers on its own blockchain and its own crypto economic KODAKCoin.