September 25, 2019
“Blockchain in the Enterprise: Applications, Business Models and IP Protection”
Marta Belcher, Attorney, Ropes & Gray
Jason Cross, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Rymedi
Jason Kenagy, Zume
David Maher, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Intertrust
Samir Raiyani, CEO, Dolcera
Co-Moderators: Efrat Kasznik, Foresight Valuation and Bob Weber, Patent Kinetics
Blockchains are secure, verifiable, distributed databases that create the foundation for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. While cryptocurrencies have captured media attention due to their wild pricing swings, there is a growing list of enterprise players that have been applying blockchain technologies in a broaDed range of applications, including: supply chain management, consumer identity verification, counterfeiting prevention, health insurance claim management, media access and global rights management, and more. Market research firm IDC estimated that total corporate and government spending on blockchain will quadruple from $2.9 billion in 2019 to over $12 billion in 2022. Companies that are already involved with blockchain include: IBM, Accenture, Walmart, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Alibaba, Microsoft, and Facebook.
Our panel of experts includes a diversified group of participants in the Blockchain ecosystem: corporate executives, legal experts, VC investors and startups. The panel will address some of the key topics associated with the successful deployment of Blockchain technologies in the enterprise:
- High-level overview the underlying Blockchain technology concepts
- Applications and use-cases that are common for Blockchain technology in enterprise situations
- Emerging business models applied in connection with Blockchain technologies
- Hurdles to adopting Blockchain technology in corporate settings
- The current Blockchain patent landscape in the U.S. and abroad.