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Ep. 79 – Healthcare Blockchain from a Novartis perspectives & lessons learnt

In this exciting episode we had the great pleasure of interviewing Dan Fritz and Marco Cuomo to hear about the exciting blockchain work they are doing at the pharmaceutical giant, Novartis. In this podcast you will hear about the wealth of experience they have developed by building POCs using Hyperledger, Ethereum and Corda. Dan Fritz...

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Insurance 2030

The world we live in is rapidly changing. Customer exceptions and behaviours are changing. New risks from cyber to climate change are increasingly becoming the norm. Disruption from digital companies are happening left right and centre. Whether it’s Facebook’s Libra Association or Google’s WAYMO the examples keep popping out. What will insurance look like by the...

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Ep. 78 – Legal & General’s blockchain pension reinsurance platform

On the 12th of June 2019, Legal & General launched its Pension Risk Transfer blockchain reinsurance platform called “Estua-re”. Thomas Olunloyo, CEO at the Legal & General Reinsurance Company, based out of Bermuda, joined us in this podcast to share “Estua-re’s background and why blockchain was the best solution to answer his pension reinsurance challenge....

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Ep. 77 – Token Economy – insights from Shermin Voshmgir

Shermin Voshmgir is Director of Cryptoeconomics Research Lab @ Vienna University of Economics and Founder of BlockchainHub which she started nearly 5 years ago. She recently published a book called the “Token Economy”. In this podcast Shermin is going to take us through what are tokens and the token economy. When researching blockchain, Shermin quickly...

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Ep. 76 – Insurance & DLT – a risk manager’s perspective

In June 2019, the CRO (Chief Risk Officers) Forum, published the “Insurance and distributed ledger technology – a risk manager’s perspective” white paper as a practical tool for risk managers to accelerate the accomplishment of the productive phase of DLT. For this podcast we are joined by Dr. Sebastian Rath, Principal Risk Officer at NN...

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Ep. 75 – Commercializing Blockchain

Antony Welfare is the Managing Director of Luxoft, which is part of DXC Technology and has accumulated a wealth of experience on blockchain across industries. He recently published the book Commercializing Blockchain whose content we will be discussing in this podcast. Antony is interested in real blockchain applications and is all about commercializing blockchain – using...

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Ep. 74 – Self Sovereign Identity – insights from Sovrin

Heather Dahl is the CEO of Sovrin, one of the leading self-sovereign identity solutions. In this podcast we discuss how identity has evolved from the offline world, to the limitations of it being online in the internet and finally to the opportunities it brings in a blockchain world.   What is blockchain? Heather Dahl looks...

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Ep. 73 – TradeLens – Supply Chain on the Blockchain

TradeLens is a digital platform that empowers businesses and authorities along the supply chain with a single, secure source of shipping data, enabling more efficient global trade. Join us and Daniel Wilson, director of business development at TradeLens / Maersk and Juan-Jose Ruiz, Head of Strategy & Business Development at TradeLens / IBM to find...

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Ep. 72 – Hybrid Blockchain – Insights from Kadena

Are hybrid blockchains the silver bullet for enterprises wanting to operate in the blockchain world? Join us and Ben Jessel, Head of Growth at Kadena, as we discuss the merits of hybrid blockchains that take on the best of both permissioned and public blockchains.   What is blockchain? A blockchain is a mechanism to have...

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