What impact will blockchain have for travel? - Blockchain Workshop Sydney

Date: 26 Feb 2019    Location: Sydney, Australia    Delegates: 30+


Photo: A previous Ai Events Session being led by Lance Blockley of hosts, Initiatives Group

STOP PRESS: This event is almost full. Register now if you have interest to attend and aren't registered.

Overview: If you google "blockchain," you'll find an amazing 322 million results. Even IATA, the airline industry trade association, has brought out a paper on the topic. So it must be the right thing to do. Or is it? This Blockchain workshop aims to review what are the use cases for Airlines and Travel companies, as well as help delegates come away with a better understanding of whether or not the technology is suitable for their companies, or not.

The objectives of this meeting included to:
• Enable participants to get a better understanding of Blockchain & Distributed Ledger technology
• See some of the use cases currently being deployed in the airline & travel industry
• Be able to better answer the question "is blockchain something we should consider for our business?"

Companies which have participated previously in Ai Events in Sydney included: Accertify, AirAsiaBIG, Airline Information, Bangkok Airways, Cebu Pacific, Changi Airport Loyalty Program, Connexions Loyalty, CyberSource, EVA Airways, IATA, Japan Airlines, Loyalty Advantage, LoyaltyPlus, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, SAUDIA, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Australia and Visa.


Registration if free-of-charge, but spaces are limited. Register now to secure your place. NOTE: THIS SESSION IS NOW ALMOST FULL.

WORKSHOP AGENDA

13.45-14.00:
Registration & Check-in

14.00-14.10:
Welcome Remarks, Introductions & Overview of Objectives
• Lance Blockley, Director, The Initiatives Group

14.10-14.30:
Digital Identity: Current and proposed use-cases for biometric authentication and authorization
• Jono Kempe, CEO, Verifai

14.30-15.30:
The Impact and Use Case for Blockchain in Travel
• Nick Giurietto, CEO & MD, Australian Digital Commerce Association

15.30-16.00:
Coffee Break & Networking

16.00-16.30:
The Use Case for Loyalty at the Enterprise Level:  What EK, SQ and others are implementing
• Phil Shelper, CEO, Loyalty & Reward Co

16.30-17.00:
Beyond the Distributed Ledger & Cryptocurrency Hype:  What should be your next steps?
• David Ojerholm, Director - Consulting, The Initiatives Group

16.45–17.00:
Closing Remarks
• David Ojerholm, Director - Consulting, The Initiatives Group
• Lance Blockley, Director, The Initiatives Group

18.00:
Join us for a Complimentary Evening Networking Reception & Drinks (You can register for the evening drinks along with your workshop registration on the Register Now links on this page.)



Photo: Offices of The the Initiatives Group, Sydney


Offices of The Initiatives  Group
Level 4
151 Castlereagh Street
Sydney
New South Wales, Australia

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