Topical/Vertical: Blockchain enabling Verticals




Session Outline: Blockchain and Distributed systems have always presented complex challenges, and technology trends are in many ways making the software designer’s job more difficult. In particular, today’s systems must successfully handle: – Privacy: Regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for Europe and the California Consumers Privacy Act (CCPA) require much stronger security for personal data, and that system owners must delete all personal data based on a user’s request or completion of a transaction. – Access control complexity: Modern access control often uses rules that depend on data from sources outside the organization, requiring high performance networks with data integrity guarantees. – “Internet of Things” and ubiquitous sensor nodes: Data sources can include building sensors, smart watches, medical sensors, and many other sensor types. In short, systems must handle more data from disparate sources, and at the same time be responsive to new and emerging privacy and data retention requirements. Recent developments in distributed ledger technology (DLT) have been applied to some of these challenges, with only limited success. There are many critical use cases in the health sector and the energy supply sector.

Session 1: Blockchain enabling Verticals 

Moderator :  Latif Ladid



Ramesh Ramadoss, Co-chair IEEE Blockchain

Richard Kuhn, Computer Scientist, NIST, USA

Diego Lopez, Chair, ETSI DLT ISG, Head Technology Exploration, Telefonica, Spain

Session 2: Blockchain enabling Verticals 

Moderator :  Ramesh Ramadoss



Gora Datta (Blockchain for Healthcare)

Claudio Lima (Blockchain for Transactive Energy)

Chris Gorog (Blockchain for Privacy & Security)


Sessions C-Chairs:

Ramesh Ramadoss Latif Ladid
co-chair Founder & President
IEEE Blockchain Initiative IPv6 Forum
USA Luxembourg

Ramesh Ramadoss is an entrepreneur, researcher, author, and international speaker based in Silicon Valley. He is a co-chair of the IEEE Blockchain Initiative. He leads the IEEE Blockchain Standards Committee. He also leads the IEEE Blockchain Community and was instrumental in launching 30 IEEE Blockchain Groups all over the world. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai Kamaraj University, India in 1998 and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA in 2003. Between 2003 and 2007, he was employed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Auburn University, Alabama, USA. He moved to Silicon Valley in 2008 and has over a decade of industrial experience in technology companies. He conducted R&D projects for DARPA, NASA, US Army, US Air Force, Sandia National Labs, and Motorola Labs. He is the author or co-author of 1 book, 3 book chapters and 55 research papers. He has delivered talks at over 70 international conferences in 30 countries.

Latif LADID, Founder & President, IPv6 FORUM ( ); Member of 3GPP PCG (Board) (; IEEE 5G World Forum founding co-chair, Member, IEEE Blockchain Initiative Europe. Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society – ISOC (; IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program Board (; Chair, ETSI IPE/IPv6 Industry Specification Group; Member of Future Internet Forum EU Member States (representing the Luxembourg government

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