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2 DAY CONFERENCE

ChainConf 2017 - The conference on Blockchain, FinTech and IoT

Topics covered at #chainconf
Book Now: £795 £395 + VAT Book by 22nd August and pay just £395!

Thursday, 7th - Friday, 8th December at CodeNode, London

13 experts. will be speaking. Starts at 9:00 AM.

Calling all cypherpunks! Ever wondered about the technology that underpins bitcoin? Stimulated by smart contracts? Enchanted by Ethereum or intrigued by how the internet of things could transact in a secure and scalable way? Then ChainConf is for you! Join is at ChainConf to hear all about the latest advances in BlockChain technology, distributed systems their uses and application.

Call for Papers is now CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

Tickets

Registration is open and we have some great offers available so if you are planning to join us for two days packed with BlockChain fun, get your skates on and book your ticket today!

Get Involved

Would you like to help us facilitate a great conference? Help us set up the conference spaces, introduce talks and speakers, field Q&A questions with mics, or support some of the workshops and hacks we've got in store? Sign up as a volunteer and get a free ticket to the conference!

Join us for the ChainConf Bytes evening events at CodeNode

Want to stay in the loop with the latest developments within the blockchain community?

Join us at the brand new ChainConf Bytes series we'll be hosting at CodeNode leading up to ChainConf 2017!

Find more information here!

Thanks to our sponsors

Designing Smart Contracts for Automating CrossOrganizational Collaboration For Blockchain-Tech

Collaborations of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO) engage in agile business networks that commence with the formation of a machinereadable smart contract. Such setup phases use blueprints of businessnetwork models that DAOs populate with tentative service offers. The negotiation of a smart contract may either result in a consensual agreement, a counteroffer, or a disagreement. In the latter case, the smart contract negotiation collapses and the lifecycle returns to the beginning of the selected collaboration blueprints. The distributed governance infrastructure (DGI) for enactment involves agents, policies, services, and so on. Based on a sound understanding of the collaboration lifecycle in a Governance-as-a-Service (GaaS)-platform, a new type of conflict management and resolution must safeguard business-semantics induced consistency rules involving sociotechnical breach detection with recovery aspects. To the best of our knowledge, such conflict management and resolution has not been formalized so far. The paper fills the gap and evaluates the model with means of model-checking methods and a running-case feasibility study. The latter focuses on the establishment of next-generation cyberphysical systems for orchestrating flocks of smart objects and choreographing DAOs that engage in new business models.

Alex Norta

Alex Norta is currently a research member at the Faculty of Informatics/Tallinn Technology University, Estonia, and was earlier a researcher at the Oulu University Secure-Programming Group (OUSPG) after having been a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Value created by cryptocurrencies for non-crypto users

The talk will focus on what value which cryptocurrencies hold and how this can benefit directly to the noncrypto user by using the peer-to-peer model. The talk will also feature the user case of Cashaa - and how it used this value which is moving fiat cash from one city to another.

Kumar Gaurav

Founder & CEO of Cashaa, IT Project Manager, Blockchain expert, Worked on projects for BMW and Ferrari through Wipro. Founding Director of Auxesis an Indian IT innovation center for Fintech & Blockchain.

Dapps for the Masses

Even though the idea and concept of Smart contracts is very powerful and getting popular, Most Dapp (Decentralised application built on blockchain)'s are either still at PoC(Proof of Concept - mostly in private network) stage or limited to virtual applications, such as games, gambling, and prediction markets where you don't see the people you interact with. BlockParty is a meetup management Dapp (with a twist) built on Ethereum Blockchain platform and has been used to manage meetups (currently using testnet, but aiming to move to live network in September). Makoto organises a meetup called London Ethereum Codeup. Even though London Ethereum Codeup is for developers who are keen to learn the Ethereum development, it is still a high hurdle for people to use Dapps. In his talk, Makoto will share the user experience of people using Dapps for the first time, his findings from writing user-friendly Dapps, and the gaps in the Ethereum ecosystem that makes hard for Dapps to go to the masses. The talk contains some (not a lot) code walkthrough as well.

London Ethereum Codeup

Blockparty

Makoto Inoue

Makoto Inoue is a web developer working in London. Makoto discovered Ethereum back in March and started a charity study group so that he can learn Ethereum coding with other like minded people (while raising money for Whizz-Kids https://simplybusiness.everydayhero.com/uk/makoto ) . He built Blockparty Dapp to solve his own problem of unpredictable free meetup attendancy rate. The more info is at http://makoto.github.io/me.

The DAO heist and Ethereum Classic - Who are the bad guys?

Laurence will tell the fascinating story of the $50M DAO heist and the subsequent establishment of Ethereum Classic. Showing how this event posed difficult questions for the community and brought better understanding of the blockchain ecosystem.

Laurence Kirk

Laurence is a developer with more than 10 years experience developing financial software.

Music on the Blockchain

Both in the media and at industry events, there has been an explosion of interest in recent months in the potential impact of blockchain technology on the music industries, in particular those associated with recorded music. Yet while the debate between ‘for’ and ‘against’ camps has at times seemed black and white, it is important to remember that the blockchain is a technology rather than a particular product, and its applications are already diverse. What is called for is a critical, analytical overview.

This talk attempts such an overview, drawing on the recent Music on the Blockchain report.

Marcus will highlight four areas in which blockchain technology does appear to have transformative potential for recorded music, as well as questioning other claims for blockchain technology. Finally, he will set out the significant barriers to adoption.

Although there's a focus on music, this talk will be relevant to the creative industries more broadly.

Marcus O'Dair

Marcus O’Dair is a senior lecturer in popular music at Middlesex University in London, where he co-leads the Popular Music programme and is the convenor of the Blockchain for Creative Industries research cluster. His Music on the Blockchain report was published in 2016. Different Every Time, his 2014 biography of the musician Robert Wyatt, was a Radio 4 book of the week and was shortlisted for the Penderyn music book prize. As well as academic journals including Popular Music and Strategic Management, he has written for the Guardian, the Independent, the Financial Times, the Irish Times, Uncut, the Wire and Jazzwise. He has also given talks at venues including the V&A, the Barbican and Queen Elizabeth Hall. As one half of Grasscut, he has released three acclaimed albums and performed across Europe.

Towards Safer Smart Contracts

After the $50M DAO heist there has been an increased desire for robust smart contracts and good programming practices in Ethereum. It is vital that the development community comes together to share our best practices in order to reduce risk. Laurence will give an overview of design patterns and best practices in Solidity, showing how they can improve the safety of code and demonstrating the steps taken to ensure smart contracts are robust, error free and properly tested.

He will also present his research into a new language for the Ethereum Virtual Machine, explaining how this overcomes some of the shortcomings of Solidity.

Laurence Kirk

Laurence is a developer with more than 10 years experience developing financial software.

Smart Philanthropy with Smart Contracts

Raphael would like to introduce Alice, a philanthropy platform that helps charities raise funds in a radically transparent way. It works by locking funds into smart contracts (on Ethereum), so that donors only pay when the charity can demonstrate it's made an impact. The motivation for building this comes from the amount of bad press the charity sector has been getting recently: recent surveys show the public's trust in charities is at a historic low. Raphael wants to help them overcome that trust deficit and increase donations thanks to hyper-transparent fundraising.

Alice is backed by the Nominet Trust and Bethnal Green Ventures. Some coverage below:

UK Fundraising

Huffington Post

NewStatesman

Raphaël Mazet

Raphaël is a #blockchainforgood entrepreneur, and CEO of Alice.si. He started his career in financial communications and government relations, working mainly for bluechip companies in Europe and the Americas. He then moved into digital advocacy, co-founding CliqStart, a campaigning platform for charities and social pressure groups. Raphaël graduated from the LSE and has lived and worked in London, Paris, San Francisco, Bogotá and São Paulo.

Looking Forward to a Talk from Philip Treleaven!

Philip Treleaven

Philip Treleaven is Director of the UK Centre for Financial Computing and Professor of Computing at UCL. Twenty years ago his research group development much of the early fraud detection technology and built the first insider dealing detection system for the London Stock Exchange. For the past 12 years Prof. Treleaven’s research group has developed algorithmic trading systems with many of the leading investment banks and funds, and for the past 4 years they have worked on HFT trading risk and systemic risk with the Bank of England and FCA. Current research includes the application of blockchain technology to financial compliance and regulation.

Excited for Jutta Steiner's ChainConf talk!

Jutta Steiner

Dr. Steiner is the COO and co-founder of Ethcore. She previously oversaw the IT security audit for the Ethereum foundation before the launch of the public blockchain in 2015. She also is a co-founder of Project Provenance Ltd., a London based start-up that employs blockchain technology to make supply chains more transparent.

Looking Forward to a ChainConf talk by Dimitri De Jonghe!

Excited for Hugh Halford-Thompson's ChainConf talk!

Stoked for James Littlejohn's ChainConf talk!

James Littlejohn

James Littlejohn became an Associate of the Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University in July 2016. Previously he worked as an independent consultant advising on blockchain opportunities in the area of science and health. An early adopter and developer using bitcoin, ethereum and maidsafe etc. He setup dsensor.org that is building a blockchain specifically designed for the needs of science. His interest in Peer to Peer technologies developed during his Economics degree from Aberdeen University in 1995 which he followed with three entrepreneurial ventures in fintech, e-commerce and text data mining.

Stoked for Nick Ayton's ChainConf talk!

Nick Ayton

Nick is part of SmartLedger and Blockchain-X a Blockchain Consulting business and has been involved in 7 tech Starts ups, the most recent a Self Service Fintech Pensions Platform launched in 2013. He is a 35 year IT Services and technology outsourcing veteran and has held senior management roles at Capgemini, CSC, Siemens and Getronics. Nick authors many articles on Blockchain and is writing a Book on Blockchain Implementation Strategies.

Looking forward to a ChainConf talk from Jamie Burke!

CodeNode

In August 2015, Skills Matter opened the doors to CodeNode, our new 23,000 sqft Tech Events and Community venue. CodeNode provides fantastic meetup, conference, training and collaboration spaces with unrivalled technology capabilities for our tech, digital and developer communities - a long held dream coming true !

With fantastic transport links and located in the heart of London's Tech City, we could not think of a better location for our 60,000 strong engineering community!

With seven event rooms, including a 300 seater lecture room, thousands more community members will be able to visit CodeNode to learn and share skills, code and collaborate on projects.

CodeNode features a 5,000 sqft break-out space, complete with fully-licensed bar, plenty of power sockets, meeting and collaboration spaces and entertainment areas.

CodeNode will also see the opening of a permanent Hack Space, stacked with microprocessors and the latest tools and devices to play with. A community film studio will be opening too, which you can use to record any tutorials or demo's you may want to share with our community.

If you're interested in hiring CodeNode for your upcoming event, check out more details here.

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CodeNode

Skills Matter | CodeNode, 10 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB, GB


View details, travel and nearby hotels

Call for Papers is now CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

Volunteer at ChainConf 2017!

Want to help us facilitate a great conference? Help us set up the conference spaces, introduce talks and speakers, field Q&A questions with mics, or support some of the workshops and hacks we've got in store? Sign up as a volunteer and get a free ticket to the conference!

If that sounds like fun, email conferences@skillsmatter.com and we'll be in touch shortly to sign you up to this year's volunteering team.

Whether you are seeking to improve visibility of your tools, devices or projects, or simply would like to support ChainConf's passionate community through your engagement, our sponsorship team will be able to help you select the best sponsorship package for you! Email sponsors@skillsmatter.com or phone 0207 183 9040.

Available Packages

    • 256-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (4.5m x 2.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 8 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 8 free exhibitor passes
      • 6 of your #chainconf related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 50 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 3 gifts or printed items in swag bags
      • 4 places at speakers dinner
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (extra large) logo displayed on:

      • ChainConf 2017 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ChainConf 2017 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • ChainConf Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
      • Conference swag bags
      • Lanyards worn by every attendee
      • Conference t-shirt

      Featured at the ChainConf 2017 Party

      • On party tickets
      • On beer mats
      • On party banners
    • 128-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (3m x 1.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 6 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 6 free exhibitor passes
      • 4 of your #chainconf related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 25 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 2 gifts or printed items in swag bags
      • 2 places at speakers dinner
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (large) logo displayed on:

      • ChainConf 2017 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ChainConf 2017 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • ChainConf Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
      • Conference swag bags

      Featured at the ChainConf 2017 Party

      • On party tickets
      • On beer mats
    • 64-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (1.5m x 1.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 4 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 4 free exhibitor passes
      • 2 of your #chainconf related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 10 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (medium size) logo displayed on:

      • ChainConf 2017 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ChainConf 2017 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • ChainConf Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
    • 32-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Your own flipchart in central conference break-out area
      • 2 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 2 free exhibitor passes
      • 1 of your #chainconf related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (small) logo displayed on:

      • ChainConf 2017 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ChainConf 2017 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
    • 16-Bit Sponsorship
    • Engagement Benefits

      • 1 free exhibitor pass
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (extra small) logo displayed on:

      • ChainConf 2017 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ChainConf 2017 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue


To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the team:

Thanks to our sponsors

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Overview

Calling all cypherpunks! Ever wondered about the technology that underpins bitcoin? Stimulated by smart contracts? Enchanted by Ethereum or intrigued by how the internet of things could transact in a secure and scalable way? Then ChainConf is for you! Join is at ChainConf to hear all about the latest advances in BlockChain technology, distributed systems their uses and application.

Call for Papers is now CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

Tickets

Registration is open and we have some great offers available so if you are planning to join us for two days packed with BlockChain fun, get your skates on and book your ticket today!

Get Involved

Would you like to help us facilitate a great conference? Help us set up the conference spaces, introduce talks and speakers, field Q&A questions with mics, or support some of the workshops and hacks we've got in store? Sign up as a volunteer and get a free ticket to the conference!

Join us for the ChainConf Bytes evening events at CodeNode

Want to stay in the loop with the latest developments within the blockchain community?

Join us at the brand new ChainConf Bytes series we'll be hosting at CodeNode leading up to ChainConf 2017!

Find more information here!

Thanks to our sponsors

Programme

Designing Smart Contracts for Automating CrossOrganizational Collaboration For Blockchain-Tech

Collaborations of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO) engage in agile business networks that commence with the formation of a machinereadable smart contract. Such setup phases use blueprints of businessnetwork models that DAOs populate with tentative service offers. The negotiation of a smart contract may either result in a consensual agreement, a counteroffer, or a disagreement. In the latter case, the smart contract negotiation collapses and the lifecycle returns to the beginning of the selected collaboration blueprints. The distributed governance infrastructure (DGI) for enactment involves agents, policies, services, and so on. Based on a sound understanding of the collaboration lifecycle in a Governance-as-a-Service (GaaS)-platform, a new type of conflict management and resolution must safeguard business-semantics induced consistency rules involving sociotechnical breach detection with recovery aspects. To the best of our knowledge, such conflict management and resolution has not been formalized so far. The paper fills the gap and evaluates the model with means of model-checking methods and a running-case feasibility study. The latter focuses on the establishment of next-generation cyberphysical systems for orchestrating flocks of smart objects and choreographing DAOs that engage in new business models.

Alex Norta

Alex Norta is currently a research member at the Faculty of Informatics/Tallinn Technology University, Estonia, and was earlier a researcher at the Oulu University Secure-Programming Group (OUSPG) after having been a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Value created by cryptocurrencies for non-crypto users

The talk will focus on what value which cryptocurrencies hold and how this can benefit directly to the noncrypto user by using the peer-to-peer model. The talk will also feature the user case of Cashaa - and how it used this value which is moving fiat cash from one city to another.

Kumar Gaurav

Founder & CEO of Cashaa, IT Project Manager, Blockchain expert, Worked on projects for BMW and Ferrari through Wipro. Founding Director of Auxesis an Indian IT innovation center for Fintech & Blockchain.

Dapps for the Masses

Even though the idea and concept of Smart contracts is very powerful and getting popular, Most Dapp (Decentralised application built on blockchain)'s are either still at PoC(Proof of Concept - mostly in private network) stage or limited to virtual applications, such as games, gambling, and prediction markets where you don't see the people you interact with. BlockParty is a meetup management Dapp (with a twist) built on Ethereum Blockchain platform and has been used to manage meetups (currently using testnet, but aiming to move to live network in September). Makoto organises a meetup called London Ethereum Codeup. Even though London Ethereum Codeup is for developers who are keen to learn the Ethereum development, it is still a high hurdle for people to use Dapps. In his talk, Makoto will share the user experience of people using Dapps for the first time, his findings from writing user-friendly Dapps, and the gaps in the Ethereum ecosystem that makes hard for Dapps to go to the masses. The talk contains some (not a lot) code walkthrough as well.

London Ethereum Codeup

Blockparty

Makoto Inoue

Makoto Inoue is a web developer working in London. Makoto discovered Ethereum back in March and started a charity study group so that he can learn Ethereum coding with other like minded people (while raising money for Whizz-Kids https://simplybusiness.everydayhero.com/uk/makoto ) . He built Blockparty Dapp to solve his own problem of unpredictable free meetup attendancy rate. The more info is at http://makoto.github.io/me.

The DAO heist and Ethereum Classic - Who are the bad guys?

Laurence will tell the fascinating story of the $50M DAO heist and the subsequent establishment of Ethereum Classic. Showing how this event posed difficult questions for the community and brought better understanding of the blockchain ecosystem.

Laurence Kirk

Laurence is a developer with more than 10 years experience developing financial software.

Music on the Blockchain

Both in the media and at industry events, there has been an explosion of interest in recent months in the potential impact of blockchain technology on the music industries, in particular those associated with recorded music. Yet while the debate between ‘for’ and ‘against’ camps has at times seemed black and white, it is important to remember that the blockchain is a technology rather than a particular product, and its applications are already diverse. What is called for is a critical, analytical overview.

This talk attempts such an overview, drawing on the recent Music on the Blockchain report.

Marcus will highlight four areas in which blockchain technology does appear to have transformative potential for recorded music, as well as questioning other claims for blockchain technology. Finally, he will set out the significant barriers to adoption.

Although there's a focus on music, this talk will be relevant to the creative industries more broadly.

Marcus O'Dair

Marcus O’Dair is a senior lecturer in popular music at Middlesex University in London, where he co-leads the Popular Music programme and is the convenor of the Blockchain for Creative Industries research cluster. His Music on the Blockchain report was published in 2016. Different Every Time, his 2014 biography of the musician Robert Wyatt, was a Radio 4 book of the week and was shortlisted for the Penderyn music book prize. As well as academic journals including Popular Music and Strategic Management, he has written for the Guardian, the Independent, the Financial Times, the Irish Times, Uncut, the Wire and Jazzwise. He has also given talks at venues including the V&A, the Barbican and Queen Elizabeth Hall. As one half of Grasscut, he has released three acclaimed albums and performed across Europe.

Towards Safer Smart Contracts

After the $50M DAO heist there has been an increased desire for robust smart contracts and good programming practices in Ethereum. It is vital that the development community comes together to share our best practices in order to reduce risk. Laurence will give an overview of design patterns and best practices in Solidity, showing how they can improve the safety of code and demonstrating the steps taken to ensure smart contracts are robust, error free and properly tested.

He will also present his research into a new language for the Ethereum Virtual Machine, explaining how this overcomes some of the shortcomings of Solidity.

Laurence Kirk

Laurence is a developer with more than 10 years experience developing financial software.

Smart Philanthropy with Smart Contracts

Raphael would like to introduce Alice, a philanthropy platform that helps charities raise funds in a radically transparent way. It works by locking funds into smart contracts (on Ethereum), so that donors only pay when the charity can demonstrate it's made an impact. The motivation for building this comes from the amount of bad press the charity sector has been getting recently: recent surveys show the public's trust in charities is at a historic low. Raphael wants to help them overcome that trust deficit and increase donations thanks to hyper-transparent fundraising.

Alice is backed by the Nominet Trust and Bethnal Green Ventures. Some coverage below:

UK Fundraising

Huffington Post

NewStatesman

Raphaël Mazet

Raphaël is a #blockchainforgood entrepreneur, and CEO of Alice.si. He started his career in financial communications and government relations, working mainly for bluechip companies in Europe and the Americas. He then moved into digital advocacy, co-founding CliqStart, a campaigning platform for charities and social pressure groups. Raphaël graduated from the LSE and has lived and worked in London, Paris, San Francisco, Bogotá and São Paulo.

Looking Forward to a Talk from Philip Treleaven!

Philip Treleaven

Philip Treleaven is Director of the UK Centre for Financial Computing and Professor of Computing at UCL. Twenty years ago his research group development much of the early fraud detection technology and built the first insider dealing detection system for the London Stock Exchange. For the past 12 years Prof. Treleaven’s research group has developed algorithmic trading systems with many of the leading investment banks and funds, and for the past 4 years they have worked on HFT trading risk and systemic risk with the Bank of England and FCA. Current research includes the application of blockchain technology to financial compliance and regulation.

Excited for Jutta Steiner's ChainConf talk!

Jutta Steiner

Dr. Steiner is the COO and co-founder of Ethcore. She previously oversaw the IT security audit for the Ethereum foundation before the launch of the public blockchain in 2015. She also is a co-founder of Project Provenance Ltd., a London based start-up that employs blockchain technology to make supply chains more transparent.

Looking Forward to a ChainConf talk by Dimitri De Jonghe!

Excited for Hugh Halford-Thompson's ChainConf talk!

Stoked for James Littlejohn's ChainConf talk!

James Littlejohn

James Littlejohn became an Associate of the Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University in July 2016. Previously he worked as an independent consultant advising on blockchain opportunities in the area of science and health. An early adopter and developer using bitcoin, ethereum and maidsafe etc. He setup dsensor.org that is building a blockchain specifically designed for the needs of science. His interest in Peer to Peer technologies developed during his Economics degree from Aberdeen University in 1995 which he followed with three entrepreneurial ventures in fintech, e-commerce and text data mining.

Stoked for Nick Ayton's ChainConf talk!

Nick Ayton

Nick is part of SmartLedger and Blockchain-X a Blockchain Consulting business and has been involved in 7 tech Starts ups, the most recent a Self Service Fintech Pensions Platform launched in 2013. He is a 35 year IT Services and technology outsourcing veteran and has held senior management roles at Capgemini, CSC, Siemens and Getronics. Nick authors many articles on Blockchain and is writing a Book on Blockchain Implementation Strategies.

Looking forward to a ChainConf talk from Jamie Burke!

Venue

CodeNode

In August 2015, Skills Matter opened the doors to CodeNode, our new 23,000 sqft Tech Events and Community venue. CodeNode provides fantastic meetup, conference, training and collaboration spaces with unrivalled technology capabilities for our tech, digital and developer communities - a long held dream coming true !

With fantastic transport links and located in the heart of London's Tech City, we could not think of a better location for our 60,000 strong engineering community!

With seven event rooms, including a 300 seater lecture room, thousands more community members will be able to visit CodeNode to learn and share skills, code and collaborate on projects.

CodeNode features a 5,000 sqft break-out space, complete with fully-licensed bar, plenty of power sockets, meeting and collaboration spaces and entertainment areas.

CodeNode will also see the opening of a permanent Hack Space, stacked with microprocessors and the latest tools and devices to play with. A community film studio will be opening too, which you can use to record any tutorials or demo's you may want to share with our community.

If you're interested in hiring CodeNode for your upcoming event, check out more details here.

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CodeNode

Skills Matter | CodeNode, 10 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB, GB


View details, travel and nearby hotels
Get Involved

Call for Papers is now CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

Volunteer at ChainConf 2017!

Want to help us facilitate a great conference? Help us set up the conference spaces, introduce talks and speakers, field Q&A questions with mics, or support some of the workshops and hacks we've got in store? Sign up as a volunteer and get a free ticket to the conference!

If that sounds like fun, email conferences@skillsmatter.com and we'll be in touch shortly to sign you up to this year's volunteering team.

Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors

Whether you are seeking to improve visibility of your tools, devices or projects, or simply would like to support ChainConf's passionate community through your engagement, our sponsorship team will be able to help you select the best sponsorship package for you! Email sponsors@skillsmatter.com or phone 0207 183 9040.

Available Packages

    • 256-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (4.5m x 2.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 8 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 8 free exhibitor passes
      • 6 of your #chainconf related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 50 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 3 gifts or printed items in swag bags
      • 4 places at speakers dinner
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (extra large) logo displayed on:

      • ChainConf 2017 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ChainConf 2017 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • ChainConf Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
      • Conference swag bags
      • Lanyards worn by every attendee
      • Conference t-shirt

      Featured at the ChainConf 2017 Party

      • On party tickets
      • On beer mats
      • On party banners
    • 128-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (3m x 1.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 6 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 6 free exhibitor passes
      • 4 of your #chainconf related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 25 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 2 gifts or printed items in swag bags
      • 2 places at speakers dinner
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (large) logo displayed on:

      • ChainConf 2017 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ChainConf 2017 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • ChainConf Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
      • Conference swag bags

      Featured at the ChainConf 2017 Party

      • On party tickets
      • On beer mats
    • 64-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Exhibitor booth (1.5m x 1.5m) in central conference break-out area
      • 4 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 4 free exhibitor passes
      • 2 of your #chainconf related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 10 conference party drink tokens to give away at your booth
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags
      • Your 300-word news item, interview or blog post plus visual announced on conference sneak preview pages and in social media
      • Your 140 char post-conference News Item & hotlinked URL shared in post-conference email shared with all attendees

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (medium size) logo displayed on:

      • ChainConf 2017 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ChainConf 2017 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • ChainConf Bytes Meetup pages, which feature monthly community events leading up to the conference
      • In pre- and post conference attendee news update emails
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
    • 32-BIT SPONSORSHIP
    • Engagement Benefits

      • Your own flipchart in central conference break-out area
      • 2 free conference tickets, worth £650 each (subject to availability) which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum)
      • 2 free exhibitor passes
      • 1 of your #chainconf related tweets retweeted by @skillsmatter before or during the conference
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (small) logo displayed on:

      • ChainConf 2017 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ChainConf 2017 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue
      • Conference Closing Speech Sponsor Thank You Slide
    • 16-Bit Sponsorship
    • Engagement Benefits

      • 1 free exhibitor pass
      • 1 gift or printed item in swag bags

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Your (extra small) logo displayed on:

      • ChainConf 2017 Sponsor Pages (size relative to sponsorship level)
      • Your dedicated 200-word Company Profile with visual on skillsmatter.com
      • All ChainConf 2017 Conference Pages (at bottom of page)
      • Name badges worn by every attendee
      • Printed conference programme booklet
      • Main Stage re-Boards and on banners throughout the venue


To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the team:

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