Blockchain Agora 2018

Blockchain (and beyond...): sustaining the Planet, People, Projects



The blockchain, between dreams and reality ... ... sustaining the Planet, People and Projects

The blockchain is now entering a paradoxical phase. It represents a great dream, it makes everything seem possible and its fields of applications are potentially unlimited. Exciting new perspectives are quickly emerging, based on a revolution in interpersonal transactions involving trust and empowerment of people. But on the other hand, it is now time to sell something more than dreams. Companies expect concrete, down to earth applications, they want to see and use the imagined business cases which can be based on PoCs that really work and not only on paper. And even, beyond these experiments it is necessary to go further by transforming the pilot tests into a profitable business model. This business model must lead, for the most ambitious projects, to the digital transformation of companies which have seized blockchain's disruptive opportunities and apply it to their strategic business areas.

Blockchain Agora 2018 will illustrate the tension between this double issue: the blockchain for good, which has a positive impact for the planet, society and citizens, on one hand, and the need to demonstrate that blockchain can lead to tangible realizations, on the other hand.

Organized by La Fabrique du Futur and hosted by Télécom ParisTech, Blockchain Agora 2018 is the third edition of this blockchain event. The DNA of Blockchain Agora is to understand the blockchain by its societal aspects while presenting concrete user cases. The 2018 edition will continue in this way: protean event, Blockchain Agora will combine keynotes, round tables, hackathons and workshops, speed meetings, pitches by startups, living labs sessions, master classes, poster sessions, partnering opportunities ... Blockchain Agora will thus present at the same time future and concrete perspectives that blockchains will offer. In short, Blockchain Agora 2018 will be the head in the stars, but feet anchored to the ground. 

November 15th 2018 from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM GMT 1

Telecom ParisTech 46 Rue Barrault 75013 Paris

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If you register before 31 July 2018, discount is 30 %! Code to use: SuperEarlyBird

From 1 August 2018 and until 30 September 2018, there is a regular Early Bird period, with a discount of 20%. The promotion code "EarlyBird" will be available on 1 August. Until then, use the SuperEarlyBird code

N.B. Discount codes will be requested at the time of payment

Admission price includes coffee breaks, lunch, evening cocktail!

Rates shown are net (VAT exempt)

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Arnaud Saint-Paul
Executive Chairman - The Give Foundation
Roxanne Andrieux
Director - Ideation
Stéphane Voisin
Climate-Chain research and Green-Data-Lab initiatives coordinator - Institut Louis Bachelier
Sajida Zouarhi (to be confirmed)
Blockchain Architect & R&D Lead - ConsenSys
Patrick Duvaut
Head of innovation - Institut Mines Telecom
Manon Gaudefroy
Communication consultant & Co-leader of the Blockchain offer - Havas
Michel Saloff-Coste
Directeur - Institut International de Prospective sur les Ecosystèmes Innovants
Khai Uy Pham
Tribe Product owner, PlanetFunds Blockchain platform - BNP Paribas
Sarah-Diane Eck
Founder - Sandblock
Luc Jarry-Lacombe
CEO - BC Diploma
Claire Deflou-Caron
President - Govership
Vidal Chriqui
Co-founder - BTU Protocol
Jean-Michel Mis
Député de la Loire, Co-rapporteur de la mission d’information sur les blocs de chaînes - Assemblée Nationale
Riccardo Bonazzi
Professor of business model innovation - University of Applied Science (HES-SO)
Mihai Dinulescu
Blockchain expert - Ambisafe-Financial
Laura Degiovanni
Founder / CEO - TiiQu
Sébastien Jehan
CEO / CTO - Rockchain
Daniel Shavit
Blockchain expert - La Fabrique du Futur & Co
Patrice Geoffron
Director of research centre in Energy and Climate Change Economics - Paris-Dauphine University
Alexis Collomb
Associate Professor in finance - CNAM
Noémie Dié
Chief digital & science development officer - Institut Louis Bachelier
Philippe Honigman
Co-founder & Partner - Tribute
Anthony Munoz Cifuentes
Founder / CEO - PRISM
Joëlle Toledano
Professeur émérite - Chaire Gouvernance & Régulation
Emmanuel Pesenti
President - French Road
Lucas Zaehringer
Founder & Blockchain Positivist - Positive Blockchain


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Blockchain Agora is a partner event of D.R.A.W. (Digital Research  & Art Wave), International Digital Week, due from 12 November to 2 december 2018