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Kochi to Host Second Edition of ‘Blockhash Live’ from Dec 12

In Business
November 22, 2019

Top blockchain experts and thought leaders from around the world will assemble in Kochi for a two-day summit from December 12, sharing ideas and leading discussions on collaborative opportunities in leveraging the technology for public good, and making Kerala the country’s blockchain hub.

The conclave, ‘BlockHash Live 2019’, being organized by Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA) at Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty, offers a rare opportunity for the global businesses in blockchain to expand their operations in Kerala in particular and India in general.

The second edition of the summit will be a platform to explore the disruptive potential of the blockchain technology for public good through capacity building and promote research, development and entrepreneurship. The meet will also look into the possibilities for the companies using blockchain to step up their presence in Kerala.

Discussions will be held on how to take local entrepreneurship to global level through blockchain technology, and how foreign institutions, including banks, are effectively making use of this technology.

Lead speakers attending the event are Marta Piekarska-Geater, Director of Ecosystem, Hyperledger; Julian Gordon, Vice President – Asia Pacific, Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation; Dr. Jane Thomason, Global Social Impact Thought Leader, Centre for Blockchain Technology UCL, Social Impact Editor Frontiers in Blockchain; Bob

Crozier, Head, Global Blockchain Chief Architect, Customer Platforms Allianz Technology SE; Neel Bhatia, Director, Strategic Business Collaborations, Asia Region Platform Security Division, Intel; Wong Chun Danny, Lead Blockchain Architect, Allianz Technology; Nappinai M.S, Advocate-Cyber Laws, Constitution, Criminal and IPR; Devie Mohan, Co-Founder and CEO, Burnmark; Sreeram Ananthasayanam, Partner, PwC; and Sunil Raveendran, Chief Technical Architect and Global Blockchain Centre of Competence Allianz Technology India.

For more details, visit: http://blockhash.live.

An initiative of the Government of Kerala, KBA comes under the diverse portfolio of the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management –Kerala (IIITM-K).

KBA offers a massive in-person training programme aiming to create a vast pool of 25,000 blockchain professionals within next three years in Kerala under the Accelerated Blockchain Competency Development (ABCD) programme of K-DISC. Since its inception in 2017, globally-recognised vibrant ecosystem of KBA has been offering certification programmes, R&D activities and consultancy.