ABIE Sunset Seminar at the OECD brings together expert panel on transformational value of Blockchain

  • Complimentary for ABIE and OECD members
  • Special student rate of 20 €
  • Non-member rate is 35 €

An expert panel including multi-award winner Leanne Kemp, Caroline Malcolm and Professor Nicolas Prat will participate in a Sunset Seminar: Future-proofing your business using Blockchain on Monday, 11 March 2019.

To be held in the remarkable OECD Auditorium in Paris, the Seminar will debate how Blockchain could change the way we work, and how government policies are shaping Blockchain for business.

The internationally acclaimed panel includes:

Founder & CEO of Everledger, Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur, member of the World Economic Forum’s Blockchain Council and Co-Chair for the World Trade Board’s Sustainable Trade Action Group.

Leanne has been awarded, amongst other accolades, Innovator of the Year 2018 at the Women in IT Awards and named as one of Forbes’ Top 50 Women in Tech in 2018.

Head of the OECD’s new Blockchain Policy Centre, the hub for the OECD’s work relating to distributed ledger technologies.

Caroline has spent many years working on the tax implications of emerging technologies and new business models.

Associate professor of information systems and information technology, ESSEC Business School.

Nicolas’ areas of expertise include blockchain analytics, business intelligence and analytics, design science research, and data traceability and provenance.

Leanne Kemp has over 20 years of experience in the tech sector, and was one of the first to understand the transformative value of Blockchain when founding Everledger.

After recognising that numerous stages, people and machines are involved in transactions “across the pipeline”, Leanne worked towards becoming “the connective tissue of industry.”

She believes that the impact of Blockchain will be rapid and widespread.

“Within 2 to 3 years, we will not be talking about Blockchain. What we will be talking about is applications; how this has transformed industry, and how this has transformed data security and privacy, not just for companies, but also for consumers.”

Professor Nicolas Prat added: “Blockchain promises to revolutionise the way in which individuals and organisations exchange and store value. Blockchain can be applied to transfers of all types: money, merchandise, real estate … it permits ‘smart contracts’ to be put in place and then be executed the moment a condition is verified.”

Caroline Malcolm believes that blockchain can transform economic development, government and global cooperation.

Referring to the ‘blockchain revolution’, she said: “Blockchain has implications right across the spectrum. Everything from international tax policy, domestic tax policy issues, right through to tax administration, tax crime investigation.”

Registration for the Sunset Seminar: Future-proofing your business using Blockchain have been extended until 10h00 local time, Friday, 8 March 2019.

The event is free for ABIE members, and a special student price of 20 € has been introduced.

To register, click here.