The Blockathon will be held in the heart of the European Union in Brussels from 22 to 25 June 2018 (see programme) and will assemble top specialists in law, IP rights, anti-counterfeiting, track and trace, ecosystem dynamics, logistics and security to support the 11 selected teams. The total prize to be awarded is EUR 100.000. This is the unique opportunity to work together with everyone you need to achieve the best possible solutions and to explore how blockchain technology can actually make a difference and lead to a better society.
Andrus Ansip (European Commission Vice-President for Digital Single Market)
Lowri Evans (European Commission Director General, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs)
Christian Archambeau (Deputy Executive Director EUIPO)
Christian Archambeau - Deputy Executive Director EUIPO
Vinay Gupta - Founder of Mattereum and Initiator Internet of Agreements
Paulo Santos - European Commission, Director Digital delivery of Customs and Taxation Policies, DG TAXUD
Charles Wright - Amazon Marketplace, Associate, General Counsel on Intellectual Property
Matthew Bassiur - Vice President, Head of Global IP Enforcement, Alibaba
Geoffrey Belboom – VP Global Head of Accounts Receivable at DHL express
Andrea Di Carlo - Deputy Director, European Observatory on Infringements of IPR, EUIPO
Christopher Ferris – CTO Open Technology - IBM
Rodolphe Gintz – Directeur Général - French Customs
Siân Jones - Head of the European Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology Forum
Tim de Knegt – Treasurer and Manager Strategic Finance and Treasury - Port of Rotterdam
Jason Law - Co-founder and CTO of Evernym
Paul Maier - Director European Observatory on Infringements of IPR, EUIPO
Romain Mallet - Global Internet Enforcement Director CHANEL
Nellie Simon - Director, Digital transformation department, EUIPO
Vasily Suvorov - VP Technology Strategy - Luxoft
Eirini Zafeiratou - Director of EMEA Public Policy Amazon
EUIPO executive director Antonio Campinos: ‘The EUIPO is determined to explore the potential of blockchain to interconnect systems and ensure security and immutability of data in order to add trust to our legitimate ecosystem for the benefits of citizens, enforcers and companies alike. We believe a strong networked alliance can be built to secure logistics, ensure the authenticity of goods, protect consumers and combat criminal and illegal activities.’.
The Blockathon will be held at AutoWorld, a museum housed in an emblematic location built during the industrial revolution and used for the International Exposition of 1897, at a time when society moved away from using horses to ‘horseless carriages’. A perfect place to return to the future to unleash the potential of blockchain technology and to make history together!
The Blockathon is inspired and supported by the team that created the largest Blockchain Hackathon in the world which took place between 5 and 8 April 2018. Get a taste.