Diversity meets Tech Innovation

experience a different kind of tech conference

About our conference

We started of as the Hamburg chapter of Google’s Women Techmakers Chapter in Hamburg and are now a non-profit focusing on making the tech world more inclusive.

Our conference on Bockchain is for everyone that wants to learn about this technology that is on top of Gartner’s Hype Cycle.

We encourage meaningful relationships between our community, Blockchain experts and the media.

Inspiring Talks

Get inspired about all aspects that this new technology brings us. We include people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring you a multidimensional perspective.

Our Workshops

We believe that “hands on” you learn and network the best. Thats why in addition to talks we offer a set of different workshops. Last year you could build your own smart contract for example. Be sure that this year we have more exciting topics waiting for you.

Our Speakers

Meet our international Blockchain Experts

DR. FRIEDERIKE ERNST

COO Gnosis

Friederike Ernst is the COO of Gnosis and the General Secretary of the German Blockchain Association.

Rouven Heck

Product Lead - Digital Identity - Consensys

Rouven is leading the product development of the uPort Digital Identity solution and Enterprise Architecture across ConsenSys

Katharina Fegebank

Second Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Katharina Fegebank is second mayor of the city of Hamburg and minister for science, research, equalities.

Min-Si Wang

Chief Product Officer, BitPesa

Min-Si is in charge of product development at BitPesa, a Kenyan bitcoin payments startup.

    Sébastien Couture

    Co-Founder of Epicenter and Stratumn

    Sébastien Couture is co-founder at Stratumn. He is also the co-founder and host of Epicenter podcast

    Dr. Nina-Luisa Siedler

    Lawyer, Partner DWF

    Nina is partner of the international law firm DWF and has 18 years of experience in advising on financing transactions.

    Schedule

    Join our opening ceremony with nobody less than our 2nd mayor of Hamburg Katharina Fegebank. Hamburg is committed to play its role in shaping the transformation to digital industries. Diversity is the mother of creativity and innovation in the tech space. In this ceremony we would like to welcome all of our speakers and the audience from various backgrounds and countries.

    Katharina Fegebank (2nd Mayor City of Hamburg), Anja Schumann (Founder moinworld), Daria Suvorova (Blockchain Lead moinworld)

    Now is time to shift gears and guide the community towards a blockchain implementation with purpose and meaningful impact to society. We have at hand the strongest tool to enable positive change and a strong community ready to drive on the social impact wave.

    Grace Torrellas

    Adi is a serial entrepreneur with deep experience in the digital and crypto currency space. She co-founded AppCoin in 2012, raising $8M to build a local currency platform that enabled families, students and fashion lovers, amongst others, to trade goods and services. Adi recently founded Fractal to assist companies with their ICOs, primarily in planning sustainable economies with their tokens. She holds a B.A. in economics and and M.B.A in Business Management. In this talk she will give us the fundamentals that we need to understand about money.

    Adi Scope Karmon
    Moderation: Sebastien Couture Panelists: Dr. Friederike Ernst (Gnosis), Linda N. Lee (ZCash), Prof. Dr. Volker Skwarek (HAW Hamburg)
    Moderation: Daniel Resas Panelists: Dr. Nina-Luisa Siedler, Michele Finck, Sarah Compani, Florian Glatz, Michele Hess

    About the panelists:

    Yael Rozencwajg: CEO of Bl0ckch21n startup building and operating blockchain solutions for Enterprises and Internet of Things, and co-founder of the Blockchain Israel Organisation, also mentor at Google.

    Elias Haase: Elias has been spending the past 10 years planning, building and running digital products. His main focus these days is decentralised technology.

    Sophia Ha-Ho: Sophia is a finance professional who has recently made the move into tech entrepreneurship after nearly a decade working in the finance sector.

    Rouven Heck: At ConsenSys, Rouven is leading the product development of the uPort Digital Identity solution and Enterprise Architecture across ConsenSys.

    Desiree A. Dickerson: Blockchain and Digital Currency Fellow at Women for Women International (https://www.womenforwomen.org/), and VP Blockchain at IDPayments (http://idpayments.org/).

    Moderation: Yael Rozencwajg Panelists: Elias Haase, Sophia Ha-Ho, Rouven Heck, Desiree A. Dickerson
    11:15 PM - 12:15 PM
    A beginners guide to Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology -how Blockchain can be used for social Innovation and how large Corporations like SAP are bringing Blockchain to the Enterprise

    This workshop introduces Blockchain as a powerful technology to transform the world as we know it, as well as Bitcoin as one of the most famous vertical applications on top of Blockchain. Concepts like Proof-of-Work and Decentralized Trust will be introduced in a playful way. Participants will be guided in setting up digital wallets. Bitcoin and Ether will be sponsored. Lastly, we will see how Blockchain can be used for social innovation and how large corporations like SAP are bringing Blockchain to the enterprise

    Artiona Bogo

    Most of Russia is covered with permafrost. In remote regions, people live depending on expensive fossil fuels that can be delivered by road only one month per year. While these areas supply the majority of Russia’s natural resources, the people of Siberia and the arctic struggle with extremely low average temperatures, and spend up to fifty percent of their income on energy. Due to the low population density and harsh conditions, these regions with highest rate of fossil fuel extraction, pay the highest prices, even with government subsidies. Here renewable energy would cost less, fuelling sustainable development and helping to preserve local languages and traditions.

    Calum Bowden will introduce Phi, a project proposing ways of leveraging speculative design, blockchain networks, and renewable energy to enable sustainable social forms.

    Calum Bowden

    Let’s face it: the housing market is broken. All around the world, too many urban dwellers are resigning themselves to a lifetime of rent. It is time to change this unsustainable mode of urban living.

    DOMA is a shared ownership platform for affordable housing. Its principle is simple: to break down the value of urban property into thousands of blockchain-based digital tokens that can be traded autonomously. This logic, in turn, will enable access to the housing market and its benefits to people that are currently priced out of it.

    Operating as a non-profit cooperative, DOMA continuously purchases housing stock in the most dynamic urban areas and makes it available to the platform’s users. It provides equity shares in return for monthly payments, progressively turning its users into homeowners.

    DOMA slips between the built environment and its community of users to create the housing architecture that the contemporary city needs.

    Maksym Rokmaniko

    terra0 is a company built on the Ethereum network that provides automated resilience systems for forested ecosystems. Via instantiating a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO) atop areas of land to manage them, terra0 aims to create technologically-augmented ecosystems that are more resilient, and able to act within a predetermined set of rules in the economic sphere as agents in their own right.

    The talk will discuss the various possibilities and advantages of using Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) to managing ecosystems. There are numerous advantages for having DAOs manage natural assets thanks to their organisational structure, methods of incentivising interaction, and the fact that DAOs are acting in their own best-interests in managing the ecosystem. These advantages, once coupled with the recognition that many possibilities for actions with corrupt motivations and accidental mis-management are substantially reduced via the removal of human actors from much of the management level, brings about a scenario in which the economic interests of a company are aligned with the environmental aims. Systems which different incentive and verification models could be applied to a wide range of cases, from nature resilience to sustainable and verifiable forestry.

    Paul Seidler and Max Hampshire
    11:15 AM - 2:45 PM ( with Lunch Break)
    Workshop: Developing Smart Contracts on the Ethereum Blockchain
    Rhian is a software engineer with profound interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. She is the co-developer of cryptocurrency portfolio tracker CountMyCrypto, an adviser to the Yope.io payment platform and the co-founder of London Women in Bitcoin.
    Elias is one of the founders of B9 Labs. He has spent the past 10 years planning, building and running digital products. His background is in Artificial Intelligence. Since the early days of bitcoin he has been following the progress of blockchain tech and gathered experience with smart contracts / trustless computation.
    Elias Haase & Rhian Lewis
    11:00 AM -11:30 AM
    Blockchain in the aerospace business: staying ahead of the game

    Mona joined Airbus innovation team in 2016 and helped create an innovation centre for Airbus Customer Services.

    She is now part of Airbus Blockchain team to push the boundaries of Blockchain in the various industry use cases relating to Aerospace business.

    In her talk she will let us know how to stay ahead of the game by applying the Blockchain technology in the aerospace business.

    Mona Darouez
    Moderation: Darina Onoprienko Panelists: Kathleen Ohlstedt (Fleetboard Innovation Hub), Florian Seffert (Imperial Logistics International), Michael Karschau (Allianz Esa) more to be announced soon

    Enterprises must be ready to face the hype behind blockchain technology. In this panel we want to discuss R&D projects, projects that are just there for investigation and learning, projects that have immediate business benefit and projects that have long-term transformational potential.

    Moderation: Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner Panelists: Artiona Bogo (SAP), Elke Kunde (IBM), Regine Haschka-Helmer (IOTA), Ina Kirsten Voigt (Ernst & Young)

    coming soon

    Julie Maupin
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Usability and how to get cryptocurrencies widely accessible and adopted

    As the user experience researcher at Zcash, Linda will be talking about usability and how to get cryptocurrencies wide accessible and adopted. She will also elaborate on how Zcash is going to address current usability issues.

    Linda N. Lee

    Blockchain technology has the potential to bring financial inclusion to the world’s 2 billion unbanked by providing low-cost banking and financial services, reducing risk and enhancing financial innovation. Nairobi-based BitPesa offers a pan-Africa platform for global money transfers. MinSi manages all things product at BitPesa and will share her insights.

    Min-Si Wang

    uPort is a complete self-sovereign identity system built on Ethereum. uPort identity is a complete digital representation of a person (or app, organization, device, or bot) that is able to make statements about who they are when interacting with smart contracts and other uPort identities, either on-chain or off-chain. At ConsenSys, Rouven is leading the uPort Digital Identity project and will tell us more about this project.

    Rouven Heck

    How can we make blockchain products that people actually need and want to use? What does designing for trust really mean? This talk will cover the challenges in designing experiences for blockchain applications and how we approach these problems using low-fidelity prototyping, design thinking methodologies, and user research.

    Sarah Baker Mills

    Humanity faces many challenges. Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies will help us solve some of these challenges but is certainly not all. We will share reflections on where we’ve come from in this space and where we’re going.

    Moderation: Carmen Hentschel Panelists: Kei Kreutler (Gnosis), Masha McConoghy (BigChainDB), Carolyn Reckhow (ConsenSys), Andrea Bauer
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Interactive session: weeve: Enabling IoT devices to utilize the Blockchain

    30 min: Technical review of Blockchain technology and it’s potential

    30 min: Work in groups Discuss various business models on the examples of 4 industries

    • IoT & Blockchain in Commercial Real Estate
    • IoT & Blockchain in Logistics
    • IoT & Blockchain in Agriculture
    • IoT & Blockchain in InsurTech

    30 min: presentation of results and discussion

    Martin Maurer
    Maide Guezel, Thilo Knoop (Lufthansa Industry Solutions)

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