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Synopsis

Blockchain has attracted a lot of interest in recent years. The popular press usually focuses on this technology in the context of cryptocurrencies in general and Bitcoin in particular. The true potential of blockchain / DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) goes much beyond cryptos and Bitcoin. The technology is widely adopted in enterprise solutions across industries creating tangible value across multiple use-cases (e.g. traceability in the supply chain, digital ID for authentication, micropayments etc.).

EuroCham’s Digital Economy Committee’s webinar “Blockchain beyond Bitcoin” shall take a closer look at Singapore’s blockchain landscape and at applications of this technology across diverse industries. 

The aim of this session is to gain insights from the direct experiences of a wide range of blockchain leaders. We will look at examples of how this technology is creating value across various industries in Singapore and transforming business models. 

 

Programme

3.45 pm Webinar Waiting Room Opens
4.00 pm Welcome Remark by EuroCham
Opening Remarks by Anjaney Borwankar, Co-Chair EuroCham DEC & Co-Founder & CEO, Navozyme

4.15 pm Singapore Government Perspective

– Singapore Blockchain Innovation Programme (SBIP) by Prof. Ooi Beng Chin, SBIP Lead & Distinguished Prof. NUS

4.30 pm Industrial Applications

– FinTech: TradeFlow Capital Management, Tom James, CEO
– Pharma: Zuellig Pharma, Daniel Laverick, Head of IT & SAP Solutions
– Aerospace: Starburst, Arnaud Brolly, Startup Mentor & previously Global Blockchain Lead-SITA

4.50 pm Moderated Panel Discussion and Q&A by Mr Anjaney Borwankar, Co-Chair EuroCham DEC & Co-Founder & CEO, Navozyme
5.25 pm Closing Remarks by Dr Antonio Feraco, Chair of the Digital Economy Committee
5.30 pm End

 

Speakers

Prof. Ooi Beng Chin
SBIP Lead & Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
National University of Singapore (NUS)

Beng Chin is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and NGS faculty member at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is an adjunct Chair Professor at Zhejiang University, a visiting Distinguished Professor at Tsinghua University, and the director of NUS AI Innovation and Commercialization Centre at Suzhou, China. He obtained his BSc (1st Class Honors) and PhD from Monash University, Australia, in 1985 and 1989 respectively. Beng Chin is a fellow of the ACM 2011, IEEE 2009, and Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS) 2016.

Beng Chin’s research interests include database systems, distributed and blockchain systems, machine learning and large scale analytics, in the aspects of system architectures, performance issues, security, accuracy and correctness. He works closely with the industry (eg. National University Hospital, Jurong Health, Tan Tok Seng Hospital and Singapore General Hospital on healthcare analytics and prediabetes prevention, and banks and investment firms on financial analytics), and exploits IT and technology such as 5G for disruption and innovation in various application domains, such as healthcare, finance and smart city. He initiated Apache SINGA — the first Apache Top-Level Project on distributed deep learning. Beng Chin serves as a non-executive and independent director of ComfortDelgro.  More details could be found in https://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~ooibc/

 

 

Tom James
CEO
TradeFlow Capital Management
 

Tom James is CIO & CEO and a co-founder of the Trad Flow Funds,  the innovative digitised trade finance solution for bulk physical commodity transactions being shipped or stored around the world.

He has over 30 yrs of commercial exposure gained through a broad range of senior executive roles in trading, investment management, commodity finance (Trade and Project) & advisory. He is called upon by governments & multinationals for advice & insight on market developments. 

In 2014 he was called upon to serve as a Senior Energy Advisor to the United States Department of Defense (TFBSO) and he currently sits on the “Financing Advisory Resources” panel for Enterprise Singapore, the trade development body of Singapore Government. 

Tom is a serial Commodity FinTech entrepreneur with a history of combining technology with best practice in order to create innovative industry services & solutions within the Commodity Industry. He is also a successful published author, having documented and shared his deep industry expertise through a series of 9 books and publications with Wiley Finance, Palgrave Macmillan and Springer. 

 

Daniel Laverick
Head of SAP & IT Solutions
Zuellig Pharma
 
Daniel Laverick is an SAP and IT solutions expert, evangelizing the use of technology to drive digital transformation and innovation. Combining his 20 years of experience working within the SAP arena for MNCs in Banking, Pharma, Oil & Gas and Telecoms, he strategises and develops new solutions using the latest platforms including the Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Blockchain and others.
 
In his role at Zuellig Pharma, he managed and oversaw the largest SAP migration in Asia to a public cloud, along with the development of the first Blockchain hosted drug traceability application in Asia named eZTracker. Daniel has also championed the use of machine learning to streamline internal operations with the introduction of bots.

 

Arnaud Brolly
Startup Mentor &previously Global Blockchain Lead at SITA 

Arnaud Brolly is currently Head of Blockchain Solutions at SITA.aero, a world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and information technology. Prior to SITA, Arnaud developed warfare solutions for the defence industry. Later, he joined Orange, a global Telecom Operator where he held several positions in Strategic Sourcing and Product Management. In 2004, he was assigned for 4 years in Beijing to conduct Orange-China Telecom strategic sourcing partnership.

As a digital business leader with 20 years of experiences in the Technology area, Arnaud has successful track records in transferring innovation into the market in collaboration with Labs, Startups and technology partners. He is also leading various collaborative Blockchain-based projects development in Air Cargo Supply chain, Aircraft maintenance, Digital Identity and Airport Operations. Arnaud also collaborates with international organizations such as International Air Transport Association (IATA), World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (GATF). 

Arnaud has certifications in Blockchain Technology and Artificial Intelligence from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and holds master’s degrees in Software Engineering (Ecole Centrale), Business Management (IAE) and International Relations & Geopolitics (IEP). He also animates the Singapore FrenchTech Blockchain chapter, represents the Global Business Blockchain Council (GBBC) as regional Ambassador and co-chair of the Digital Identity working group. Finally, Arnaud is a volunteer within the Singapore Computer Society (SCS) as IoT chapter Vice President.

Arnaud lives in Singapore for more than 8 years and proud daddy of lovely 8 years old twins daughter.

 

Moderator

Anjaney Borwankar
Co-Founder and Chief Executive
Navozyme

Anjaney Borwankar(Anjan) is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Navozyme, an award-winning Singapore headquartered technology scaleup that is pioneering the use of blockchain-enabled platforms for maritime certification related processes. Navozyme currently works with leading maritime organisations in Spain, Singapore, UK and the Philippines and has developed solutions for Port Clearance, MARPOL Waste, Seafarers’ Training and  Ship Registry. These solutions provide clients enhanced benefits related to regulatory Risk & Compliance, Decarbonisation, Cybersecurity and Productivity. (Please visit www.navozyme.com for more information) 
Anjan is a serial entrepreneur and a seasoned business executive with over two decades of management experience with prestigious global organizations such as McKinsey & Company, A.P.Moller (Maersk) and IESE Business School. He is a thought leader on Digital Transformation and Blockchain and a regular speaker at leading conferences worldwide. He teaches blockchain strategy to maritime decision-makers on behalf of The Nautical Institute, UK and has led workshops & executive education programmes at IMO (The International Maritime Organisation, the UN’s highest international maritime body) & the Singapore Management University. 
As Advisor at Heywood & Sons, a European pioneer in Corporate Venture building, Anjan has worked closely on corporate innovation initiatives with Fortune 500 companies to turn technologies and opportunities into 100M+ Euro businesses. Anjan is also the Co-Chairman of the Digital Economy Committee at EuroCham Singapore and an Advisor to the prestigious IESE Business School.
Anjan has a Blockchain Strategy and FinTech Certification from Oxford University (Said Business School), an MBA from IESE Business School. He was awarded the runner’s up prize winner for the prestigious President of India’s gold medal at T.S.Rajendra-Chanakya, University of Mumbai, where he studied for his Bachelor of Science in Nautical Studies.
Anjaney is a marathon runner, a certified permaculture designer and a regular volunteer for initiatives related to raising human consciousness and mental well-being.

 


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