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What is Blockchain Technology? Evening Panel Discussion

  • Thursday, 12 March, 2020 - 18:00 to Thursday, 12 March, 2020 - 20:30
  • Future Leap, 1-3 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8AA
  • Bristol
  • The Future Economy Network
  • businesses, SME's, sustainable interests, blockchain enthusiasts, companies looking at using blockchain, technology interests, individuals with sustainable interests, students


What is Blockchain? How does it relate to sustainability? How can it help or hinder you and your business?

We will invite Digital Catapult, Finserv Experts & DOVU to speak on Blockchain's sustainability opportunities & impacts.

Dr. Robert M. Learney, Lead Technologist at Digital Catapult, will be taking us through the potential impact of Distributed Ledger Technology on sustainability and the economy and giving us examples of projects exploring this potential currently under development.

Areiel Wolanow, Managing Director, Finserv Experts

Areiel will be addressing use cases for how blockchain is already being used to make progress towards some of the UN Sustainable Development goals, both in the UK and around the world.

Krasina Mileva, Co-Founder, DOVU

Krasina will talk about the latest trends in transportation and their effects on the environment. She will explore innovative solutions which could help individuals to offset their carbon footprint in a very automated way, with the help of blockchain technology. She will cover the simple way to "talk" with a human via digital channels in a digital world and how we can change behaviour while aiming to do good for the environment and improve sustainability.


18:00 - 18:20 - Registration

18:20 - 18:30 - Introduction from The Future Economy Network

18:30 - 18:45 - Digital Catapult - Robert Learney

18:45 - 19:00 - Finserv Experts - Areiel Wolanow

19:00 - 19:15 - DOVU - Krasina Mileva

19:15 - 19:55 - Panel Discussion

19:55 - 20:00 - 60 Second Pitches

20:00 - 20:05 - FEN Events and Close

20:05 - 20:30 - Networking and Nibbles

Meet The Speakers!

Dr. Robert M. Learney, Lead Technologist - Blockchain & DLT, Digital Catapult

Rob Learney is the Lead Technologist for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) at Digital Catapult, the UK’s leading vendor-neutral organisation for accelerating the uptake of advanced digital technologies by the manufacturing and creative industries.

Areiel Wolanow, Managing Director, Finserv Experts

Areiel Wolanow is a thought leader in Blockchain, and delivered IBM’s first Blockchain project in Singapore. He is an industry leader in AI, Machine Learning, and Blockchain, and is an advisor to the parliamentary group on AI and Blockchain. Areiel is an experienced and practiced presenter, and an author of a chapter in “Commercialising Blockchain”.

Krasina Mileva, Co-Founder, DOVU

Krasina is a registered European lawyer with over 12 years of experience in Contract and Commercial Law. Krasina has headed an international legal department in a law firm, having to deal with various civil and international matters. Then she became a sole-practitioner, focused mainly in Contract, Commercial and Company Law, whilst co-founding a construction business in Belgium. As Head of Legal at a million-dollar ad-tech company she discovered her passion around Data protection, Privacy and Smart legal agreements. Currently working on DOVU where smart contracts, sustainability and new ways of moving and operations are her way life.

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