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Ep. 92 – Blockchain for procure-to-pay – insights from Siam Commercial Bank

Procure-to-Pay, in today’s supply chains, is a complicated and lengthy process for corporations and their suppliers across the world. Listen to Orapong Thien-Ngern, CEO of Digital Ventures a subsidiary of Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) in Thailand, as he talks to us about how blockchain technology has reduced procure-to-pay process time by 50% and costs by...

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Ep. 91 – User experience on the blockchain – insights from RBS

Andrew Speers, Director of Product and Innovation at RBS, is passionate about user experience and developing customer centric propositions. In this podcast he discusses the important role blockchain can help as an enabler of other technologies to delivering great user experiences within the financial industry and beyond.   What is blockchain? Andrew recognises that there is...

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Top 10 Podcasts for 2019

  2019 was an amazing year for Insureblocks. We grew out of covering blockchain stories on insurance to ones in the pharmaceutical and supply chain logistics. We saw Insurwave turn 1 and John Carolin become B3i’s new CEO. We had our first public debate on Public vs Private blockchains for enterprises with R3 and Consensys. 2019...

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Ep. 90 – Securing oracles for smart contracts – insights from Chainlink

As smart contracts adoption on the blockchain continue to grow, ensuring end to end security is becoming more important. Oracles, trusted source of data, are increasingly seen as the weakest link in blockchain. In this podcast, Johann Eid, Product Manager and Developer Evangelist, at Chainlink  explains to us the role decentralised oracles can have in...

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Ep. 89 – Blockchain from an Aviva perspective & lessons learnt

Turlough O’Brien is Head of IT at Aviva Commercial and Aviva UK Blockchain advocate. In this podcast we discuss Aviva’s perspective and lessons learnt with blockchain technology. Aviva is the largest insurer in the UK. It’s a composite that spans right away from car insurance through to equity release products.   What is blockchain? Turlough...

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Ep.88 – Reforming contracts with self-executing contracts

In this podcast we look at the amazing opportunity reforming contracts with self-executing contracts can have on insurance, distributed ledgers and beyond. To take us through this journey we are joined by Rory Unsworth, who until recently was Swiss Re’s Director at Smart Contracts Counsel. Rory has a background as a UK lawyer with a focus...

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Ep.87 – Plastic Bank – Blockchain for social good

David Katz, is the CEO and founder of the Plastic Bank, a unique organisation that is using blockchain technology for social good. They make plastic waste a currency to fight ocean plastic and poverty. Listen to David as he explains to us how he transforms plastic waste into a unit of positive value that large brands are...

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Ep.86 – Real estate on the blockchain – insights from Coadjute

John Reynolds is the CEO and founder of Coadjute. John has a background in enterprise technology and helping organisations optimize internally. In this podcast he talks to us about the exciting blockchain opportunity they’ve unlocked in the real estate and construction industry which is worth $10 trillion globally!   What is blockchain? John perspective on...

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Ep.85 – Are insurance cells an opportunity for blockchain Insurtechs?

Atlas Insurance is the first European insurer to convert to a protected cell company. In this podcast, Ian-Edward Stafrace, Chief Strategy Officer at Atlas Insurance in Malta, talked to us about the advantages an insurance cell can provide to Insurtechs to rapidly innovate within the insurance industry by effectively becoming an insurance carrier themselves without...

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