16 May 2017

Blockchain Conference Astana to Discuss How Blockchain May Change Food Industry

On June 14, 2017, a global-scale blockchain summit Blockchain Conference Astana in Kazakhstan will feature over 20 speakers delivering practical solutions to the issue of blockchain technology use in e-Gov, FinTech, energy sector, food industry and other spheres.

The CEO of a Swiss company FoodBlockchain.XYZ Angel Versetti will share a blockchain solution for the food industry. He will devote his speech to the influence of smart contracts and distributed databases on the food supply system, provision of new levels of food quality and safety, and development of new levels of transparency for end users.

Angel Vercetti is a CEO of FoodBlockchain.XYZ, the world’s first blockchain solution based on Ethereum for the global food industry. Previously, he worked in various departments of the United Nations Organization (the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)), as well as World Resources Forum, Bloomberg, and was on probation at Google. He also manages a television media project at Dukascopy Bank and often participates in conferences and meetings of the highest level (Vatican, Davos, UNESCO, etc.).

BConference Astana creates the largest platform for discussing the role of blockchain in the Kazakhstan’s economy modernization. Proceeding from this mission, the conference organizers make the event program to be as useful as possible for the state bodies, banking & financial sector as well as energy and food industries.

Participation in the conference is open to everyone interested. To attend the conference, please register on the site.

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12 May 2017

IBM World Blockchain Experience to be shared at Blockchain Conference Astana

The IBM representative will speak at the global blockchain summit Blockchain Conference Astana in Kazakhstan on June 14, 2017. The conference program will also feature performances by representatives of Microsoft, Deloitte, KPMG, Humaniq, Juscutum Attorneys Association, Sofitto and many other companies. The conference will involve over 20 speakers and 150 guests from around the world.

The speech of the IBM Kazakhstan’s leading developer Mikhail Korotko will be devoted to the company’s approach to the blockchain as well as participation in the world-famous HyperLedger project and its business application. Let us recall that the alternative blockchain system HyperLedger is a product that allows companies to build solutions based on the distributed ledger technology of its own design.

Mikhail Korotko is a highly qualified and certified IT architect with over 14 years of experience in the IT sphere. He has over 35 international certificates in the field of IT (Open CA – a master certified IT architect, certified architect of IBM, CCEE, CCAA, CCA, MCSE, MCITP, MCSA, VCP) and two international awards (VMware vExpert). Mikhail has an extensive expertise in planning, managing, designing and implementing of medium and large IT projects (Cloud Computing, IT Infrastructure, Big Data, industry solutions, etc.) including pre-sale / sales, architecture development and implementation, system integration and services. Mikhail has a great experience of work in the team as a technical manager with distributed international and multicultural teams.

BConference Astana promises to become one of the most significant events in Kazakhstan. The conference will be devoted to the blockchain technology capabilities for the financial environment, solutions for banks, payment systems, money transfers, exchange operations, etc.; composition of public services with the help of blockchain; energy trading and renewable energy; data tracking and analysis using the blockchain.

On the second day of the conference, June 15, 2017, BConference attendees will have a tour to the unique complex of Expo 2017 Future Energy demonstrating the exhibits from over 200 countries around the world.

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10 May 2017

KPMG Representative to Speak About the Future of Blockchain in the Notary at Blockchain Conference Astana

Blockchain Conference Astana to be held on June 14 – 15, 2017 in the capital of Kazakhstan promises to be one of the greatest blockchain events in the country. The program of the conference already includes performances by representatives of Microsoft, IBM, Deloitte, Humaniq, Juscutum Attorneys Association, Sofitto and many other companies. The conference will involve over 20 speakers and 150 guests from around the world.

The senior consultant of the management consulting department at the IT consulting group in KPMG Kazakhstan and Central Asia Zarina Kazhmaganbetova will share practical application of the blockchain technology in the notary. In particular, the KPMG representative will explain why the distributed network technology is ideal for checking signatures and documents in legal transactions.

Zarina has over 10 years of experience in the IT sphere. In 2013, Zarina received a degree of Master of Science from the Imperial College London. Today, she is a student of PhD Computer Science at the L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University. Zarina’s expertise includes projects on architecture development, technical writing (ERP choice), IT infrastructure audit, and system inspection for compliance with information security requirements. The industry experience includes public sector, telecommunications, banking, transport, and logistics.

BConference Astana creates the largest platform for discussing the role of blockchain in the modernization of priority sectors of Kazakhstan’s economy. Proceeding from this mission, the conference organizers make the event program to be as useful as possible for state bodies, the banking & financial sector as well as the energy sector.

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03 May 2017

What is the Fintech Future of Kazakhstan?

What potential does Kazakhstan have for the fintech development? What role will blockchain play in modernization of the country’s economy? What blockchain practices are the most relevant for Kazakhstan today? These and many other questions will be answered on June 14, 2017 by the key speakers of Blockchain Conference Astana.

As is known, Kazakhstan has headed for accelerated technological modernization of its economy having identified online trading, mobile banking and digital services to be its priority sectors for development.

Blockchain Conference Astana has every chance to become one of the most effective platforms of the country for the exchange of information and experience in implementing the best solutions in the global world of blockchain.

The Conference program will consist of 3 main panels:

  • Advanced blockchain solutions for financial industry
  • Prospects of blockchain for e-government
  • Blockchain innovations for energy environment

The Conference organizers plan to pay special attention to the sphere of fintech.

Alexander Vasylchenko, who in 2016 together with an EU bank founded Sofitto, a fintech start-up merging Blockchain technology into conventional banking card products, will speak about the use of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) on existing Banking infrastructure and in a fully regulated environment. Today, Sofitto’s banking cards with integrated store of value enable hyper secure data management with zero knowledge about Data and no transaction costs. The transactions history is stored in Blockchain providing unprecedented automation and scalability. Sofitto payment scheme introduces DLT advantages on an existing banking infrastructure and in a fully regulated environment. Sofitto is introducing an alternative Domestic and International scheme secured by Blockchain in several EU countries.

BlockEx CEO Adam Leonard will introduce the conference participants to the platform operation for the exchange of BlockEx digital assets as well as principles of using the blockchain technology to build more transparent and accessible capital markets. Having 20 years of experience in creating and developing Payments, Ad-Tech and Fintech solutions, Adam was in charge of creation of several award-winning platforms in Ad-Tech and Gaming industries. Since 2011, upon getting involved in crypto currencies, Adam has been focusing exclusively on the sphere of Fintech.

In the near future, the full program of the Conference will be announced. In order to keep abreast of all the news of BConference Astana, please sign up for newsletters and stay tuned on the website bconference.kz.

 

28 Apr 2017

MOST Business Incubator has become an Official Partner of Blockchain Conference Astana

The official partner of Blockchain Conference Astana to be held on June 14 – 15, 2017 in the capital of Kazakhstan will be the Kazakh business incubator MOST. The goal of cooperation between these two teams lies in joining efforts to allow building an effective dialogue between the conference attendees in order to share knowledge and experience in using blockchain in the FinTech, e-gov and energy sectors.

A huge potential of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the development of the FinTech sphere indicates that Blockchain Conference Astana has every chance to become an effective tool for interaction of experts and implementation of state programs on modernization of the Kazakhstan economy.

One of the conference panels will be moderated by MOST Business Incubator co-founder and head Pavel Koktyshev. Pavel is a graduate of the Suleyman Demirel University, a director of the Institute for Development and Economic Affairs and a representative of the Global Entrepreneurship Network in Kazakhstan, which is a part of the Global Shapers community of the World Economic Forum. Pavel is also a presenter on the Kazakh TV channel and a blogger.  He regularly speaks at and moderates prestigious conferences in Kazakhstan and abroad (WEF Annual meeting, Davos, Switzerland, 2014, WEF Special Meeting on Unlocking Resources for Regional Development, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014, World Business Angel Forum, Istanbul, Turkey 2016, etc.). Pavel is a consultant and manager of international and national projects in the field of entrepreneurship development.

BConference Astana attendees will be able to communicate with Pavel Koktyshev during the event. To participate in the conference, please register on the website.

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27 Apr 2017

Blockchain-as-a-Service. Microsoft Azure Experience to be shared at Blockchain Conference Astana

The company’s representative will share its experience of successful integration of Microsoft Azure cloud service with blockchain and potential for its use in Kazakhstan at Blockchain Conference Astana to be held June 14 – 15, 2017 at Diplomat Hotel & Business Center.

Being launched in 2015, an experimental platform BaaS Microsoft Azure allows companies to create private blockchains and build smart contracts, which are automatically executed when certain actions or conditions are met. To date, by using available Azure tools, users without experience of work with the blockchain technology may experiment with applications before their integration, and companies using this technology may develop their own applications, according to Microsoft.

Andrey Andreev, Microsoft Kazakhstan’s Azure Product Marketing Manager, will deliver his report at the conference. Andrey has been engaged in technological developments for Microsoft for over 5 years. Today, Andrey is fully responsible for the development of Azure service in Kazakhstan.

In addition, Blockchain Conference Astana will feature speeches by the representatives of Deloitte, Humaniq, Juscutum Attorneys Association, BlockEx, Sofitto, QWAY Energy and many other companies.

The BConference Astana program will consist of the following three key panels:

 

  • Prospects of blockchain for e-government

 

  • Advanced blockchain solutions for financial industry

 

  • Blockchain innovations for energy environment

 

BConference Astana may be attended by representatives of banking and financial sectors, managers and owners of companies in the field of money transfers and exchange operations, energy companies, oil & gas sector representatives, save-energy companies, blockchain start-ups as well as representatives of public authorities at all levels.

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20 Apr 2017

Blockchain and Government: Ways of Development and Prospects for Interaction to be discussed at Blockchain Conference Astana

Less than 2 months are left before one of the key events in the world of Blockchain. On June 14 – 15, Astana will host Blockchain Conference Astana, which will bring together representatives of the blockchain industry from around the world to talk about their successful experience of using this technology in the governmental, financial and energy environment.

The Conference program will consist of 3 key panels:

– Prospects of blockchain for e-government

– Advanced blockchain solutions for financial industry

– Blockchain innovations for energy environment.

 Oleg Strelenko will speak during the panel dedicated to the usage of blockchain for e-gov. The blockchain developer with 5 years of experience, founder and head of cyber security agency DDO-Expert will cover the topic of domestic and international blockchain protocols.

A lawyer, founder and managing partner of the law society Juscutum Artem Afian will inform whether the state registry will be replaced by the blockchain. Artem is a member of the expert council at the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Informatization and Information Technologies, a member of the committee at the Internet Association of Ukraine on Intellectual Property and a head of the legal committee at the Association of Information Technology Enterprises of Ukraine. In addition, Artem actively supports legalization of Bitcoin in Ukraine. He will speak about legal nuances of regulation of cryptocurrencies and blockchain in the world and the CIS.

In the near future, the full program of the Conference and e-gov panel in particular will be announced. In order to keep abreast of all the news of BConference Astana, please sign up for our free newsletters and stay tuned on the website bconference.kz

14 Apr 2017

Deloitte representative to speak at the blockchain conference in Kazakhstan introducing an innovative solution for EDM

In June 2017, the capital of Kazakhstan will host a large-scale Blockchain Conference Astana. On June 14 and 15, the conference will bring together representatives of the blockchain industry from around the world to talk about their successful experience of using this technology in the financial and energy environment.

A senior manager of the consulting department & a head of the technology division of Deloitte Ukraine Sergey Bondarenko will make a presentation of their innovative project DocSensus. DocSensus is a registry of corporate documentation based on the blockchain technology, which protects documents against unauthorized changes, forgery and losses. The project was presented in March 2017 in Kyiv. This is Deloitte’s first technology blockchain development in the CIS.

“DocSensus is an entire concept of decentralized workflow based on the blockchain technology for business, citizens and the state. Its launch will allow superseding numerous schemes and underhand dealings that can be performed only in the paper paradigm,” Sergei shared the uniqueness of the project with BConference Astana organizers.

Sergei Bondarenko has over 20 years of experience in the field of IT and telecommunications. At Deloitte Ukraine, Sergei is a top technology specialist. He leads Technology and Integration Group in the consulting department. He has extensive project management experience in IT audit, enterprise architecture development, IT strategy development and long-term plans development, harmonization of relations between IT departments and business, implementation of electronic document management systems and software development. Sergei has been a member of ISACA since 2008 as well as a certified IT auditor (CISA).

BConference Astana claims to be one of the most important events in Kazakhstan. Its organizers promise that the attendees will be informed about capabilities of blockchain technologies for the financial environment, solutions for banks, payment systems, money transfers, exchange transactions, etc.; energy trading and renewable energy; smart grids; data tracking and analysis using the blockchain

On the second day, June 15, 2017, BConference attendees will have a tour to the unique complex of Expo 2017 Future Energy, which will feature exhibits from over 200 countries around the world.

The Conference may be of interest to representatives of banking and financial sectors, managers and owners of companies in the field of money transfers and exchange operations, energy companies, oil & gas sector representatives from around the globe, save-energy companies, blockchain start-ups as well as representatives of public authorities at all levels.

BConference Astana will take place in the Diplomat Hotel & Business Center on June 14-15, 2017. To participate in the conference, please register on the website.

21 Mar 2017

Blockchain Conference to Take Place in the Country of New Fintech Opportunities – Kazakhstan

The capital of Kazakhstan will host Blockchain Conference Astana on June 14 – 15, 2017. The conference organizers have chosen Astana to be the conference location for several reasons. Firstly, Kazakhstan has a great potential for development of the fintech industry. The country has shaped its course for accelerated technological modernization of the economy. Secondly, in 2017 Kazakhstan will become the center of attention for the whole world as the world-famous exhibition EXPO will take place in its capital from June to September.

According to the Kazakhstan President, the top priority fintech sectors for the state development include online commerce, mobile banking and digital services. In 2017, the government developed Digital Kazakhstan Program. Moreover, the state plans to create an international techno park to attract entrepreneurs and investors from around the world. To this end, some appropriate infrastructure and favorable tax and labor conditions for business will be established. Digital Kazakhstan Program pays particular attention to the blockchain technology.

As an international platform for the exchange of information and experience when   implementing the best solutions in the blockchain world, BConference Astana stands a good chance to become an effective tool for communication of experts and achievement of set objectives within Digital Kazakhstan Program.

The conference program will consist of two days – June 14 and 15. The first day of the event will focus on the following topics:

  • Blockchain technology capabilities for the financial environment: solutions for banks, payment systems, money transfers, exchange operations, etc.
  • Energy trading and renewable energy
  • Smart grids
  • Data tracking and analysis using the blockchain

The second day, June 15, 2017, will involve a tour to the unique Expo 2017 Future Energy complex, where exhibits from over 200 countries of the world will be presented.

Participation in BConference Astana may be of interest to representatives of banking and financial sectors, managers and owners of companies in the field of money transfers and exchange operations, energy companies, oil & gas sector representatives from around the globe, save-energy companies, blockchain start-ups as well as representatives of public authorities at all levels.

BConference Astana will take place at the Diplomat Hotel & Business Center on June 14-15, 2017.

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28 Feb 2017

Blockchain Conference Astana on Energy and FinTech to Take Place in Kazakhstan

Blockchain Conference (B Conference) will take place June 14-15, 2017 in Astana. The event organizers have chosen this captivating city not by chance. During the period of June to September 2017, the capital of Kazakhstan will become a centre of innovation and development for the whole energy sector of our planet. The World’s Fair EXPO 2017 Future Energy will start on June 10, 2017, involving Blockchain Conference Astana in the global struggle for cleanliness and safety of our planet.

Leading experts from around the world will attend B Conference Astana to share their experience in implementation of the best solutions in the blockchain global world. The conference program will consist of two days on 14 and 15 June. The first day of the event will be devoted to the following topics:

  • Blockchain technology capabilities for the financial environment: solutions for banks, payment systems, money transfers, exchange operations, etc.
  • Energy trading and renewable energy
  • Smart grids
  • Data tracking and analysis using the blockchain

The tour to a unique complex of Expo 2017 Future Energy demonstrating the exhibits from over 200 countries around the world will take place on the second day of the event, June 16, 2017.

Participation in B Conference Astana may be of interest to representatives of banking and financial sectors, managers and owners of companies in the field of money transfers and exchange operations, energy companies, oil & gas representatives from across the world, save-energy companies, blockchain start-ups, as well as representatives of public authorities at all levels.

B Conference Astana will take place at the Diplomat Hotel & Business Center on June 14-15, 2017.

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