DECHEMA Autumn Special – The Blockchain Forge
Strike while the iron is hot
Blockchain is a hot topic in many sectors, but is it also relevant for the process industry? How can it be applied and what are its “pros” and ”cons”? And what is a blockchain anyway?
Hammer it out
In our DECHEMA Autumn Special you will find out what distinguishes a blockchain from a conventional database and what the advantages and disadvantages are. Blockchain applications in the process industry may range from production, logistics, and quality management to finance, controlling, and beyond. If you are currently evaluating whether a blockchain is the right solution for your application, reports on use cases may help you.
Connect the links into a chain
Evonik, Covestro, and Novartis will share their experience in identifying possible use cases and how to implement a blockchain project. Developers and providers of blockchain solutions will give insights into technical implementations of blockchains which have already been executed within the chemical sector.
Avoiding weak links
For business applications, reliability, security, and trust are important aspects. Let’s discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the technology with blockchain experts who have a wide range of cross-industry experience.
Welcome to the forge!
|Industry||160 €||175 €|
|Academia||90 €||105 €|
|Students||40 €||55 €|
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|10:00||Welcome and Introduction|
|10:15||Introduction to Blockchain technology and examples
F. Green, Innoblock
|Session 1: Use-Cases in Process Industry|
|10:45||Potential impact of blockchain technology on traditional business processes
H.-G. Lux, Evonik Digital GmbH
|11:10||Visual Demo 1 – Hash Values|
|11:15||Blockchain as enabler for plastics tracing and high value recycling
B. Zimmermann, Covestro; J. Fox, Covestro
|11:35||Visual Demo 2 – Creating a block|
|11:40||Blockchain-anchored Identities and credentials enabling digital transformation in Pharma
D. Fritz, Novartis
|12:00||Q&A: Operator view on Blockchain projects – from idea to implementation
H.-G. Lux, B. Zimmermann, J. Fox, D. Fritz
|13:00||DECHEMA status paper Blockchain in Process Industry|
|Session 2: Building Trust
|13:10||Cloud Identity Wallet for Regulated Industries
C. Stöcker, Spherity
|13:30||Bridging the Gap - 'blockchainifying' industrial processes and goods by using dedicated blockchain hardware
S. Becker, Riddle&Code
|13:50||Podium discussion - Governance, Security and Trust
C. Stöcker, S. Becker
|14:15||Visual Demo 3 – Building a Blockchain|
|Session 3: Partners for Implementation
|14:20||How Blockchain delivers value and increases transparency & efficiency in your business
C. Schultze-Wolters, IBM
|14:40||Circular economy in plastics with the help of blockchain
M. Sabur, Circularise
Finding the right partner for my project? ecosystem provider, specialized start-up, or consultant
C. Schulze-Wolter, M. Sabur, F. Green
|15:15||Meet the experts|
|16:00||End of the event|
Blockchain technology offers powerful and multidimensional stacks that can help to raise the efficiency, security and the level of automationfor industrial processes. On top of that, the settlement and incentivization options of tokenization enables new business opportunities. But in order to plan and govern this new infrastructure of tomorrow, we need to fully understand the dependencies and also how to securely roll out blockchain technology end-to-end.
Covestro is piloting blockchain-based material tracing to increase partner transparency and extend the value chain to new players that are needed to support a circular economy.
Blockchain is a team sport. Now we start a journey to lead the development of interoperable solutions that can eliminate waste, enhance security and privacy, build trust and ultimately benefit patients and the healthcare ecosystem.
Blockchain can be a game changer to create trust, reduce misunderstandings and to pull together in the same direction.
Circularise’s blockchain technology is used to trace materials, parts and products in the plastic value chain and to track CO2 footprints for some of the products. The company also enables businesses to share data about their products while retaining privacy over sensitive information.
A recently published worldwide IBM study describes that 71% of all consumers confirm that it is important to them to know the origin of the goods they are buying and that they are willing to pay (a little) more with the brands that create this transparency.
IBM has built blockchain based solutions that deliver this transparency in a secure and trustful way.
Spherity has already successfully applied its skills in the field of E2E verifiability and supply chain transparency of pharmaceutical products in our projects for the pharmaceutical industry. Spherity's identity wallet technology can provide a breakthrough in digital transformation projects for the regulated process industries.
Covestro is piloting blockchain-based material tracing to prove the origin of recycled materials and enable high value recycling together with Circularise. A new open standard for the industry will play a major role for adoption and value creation.