Lighthouse Partners have announced they are hosting “The Block Chain Conference” http://www.theblockchainconference.com . The purpose of the conference is to play an important role in accelerating the development and deployment of block chain-based approaches by global businesses. With a number of influential speakers including a keynote speech by IBM the conference is intended to offer a program driven by reality, cutting through the hype and highlighting block chain use cases for several vertical industries, including securities, banking, payments, insurance, legal, accounting/audit, energy and healthcare, as well as approaches to identity, content ownership/digital rights management and supply chain processing.
The conference will take place on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at the Mission Bay Conference Center, located on the UCSF Mission Bay Campus in San Francisco.
Sponsors contributing to the program include Gem, Symbiont and Tendermint.
Additional program contributions will come from: Alphapoint, Ascribe, BlockApps, Blockchain Capital, Blockchain Clearing Corp., Celent, ConsenSys, Factom, Gem, Global Tax Accountants, HitFin, MultiChain, Needham & Company, Overstock.com, SAP, SmartContract, Symbiont, t0, Tendermint, The Bancorp, Wedbush Securities, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, and World Economic Forum.
IBM’s Keynote – delivered by its Global Blockchain Offering Director John Wolpert – is titled “How to Make Block Chain Real for Business” and will provide IBM’s point of view on the potential of block chain technology, highlighting the company’s open source collaboration with The Linux Foundation.
“A key mission of The Block Chain Conference is to educate business innovators and technology architects from companies deploying enterprise IT on the potential benefits and challenges of leveraging block chains, distributed ledgers and smart contracts,” said Conference Chair Peter Harris.