Innovative Applications

Innovative Applications

This track will feature innovators from diverse industries introducing their blockchain solutions and discussing their global impact. We will hear from Irving Wladawsky-Berger, the Chair of the Committee for the Enterprise Blockchain Awards, as he interviews this year’s EBAs finalists. There are many incredible applications in operation or development that leverage blockchain in novel ways, creating new avenues of value creation, streamlining existing processes, and providing global leaders with new and innovative toolsets.

Want to learn more?

The Blockchain Research Institute and its research contributors have produced a number of reports featuring innovative applications, including:

  • Social Media on the Blockchain, which takes a look at the AKASHA project, a censorship-resistant social media application being developed on the blockchain.
  • Ride-Sharing on the Blockchain, which examines the Eva project, a decentralized and community-based ride-sharing application.
  • The Future of Travel, which explores how Winding Tree is disintermediating global distribution systems and online travel agencies so that airlines, hotel, and car companies can offer available inventory directly to consumers.

2020 Innovative Applications Speakers

Paul DiMarzio

Paul is the Marketing Director for the InterWork Alliance. Before joining the IWA, Paul was the Director of Community for the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and held senior market development roles at Digital Asset and IBM, focusing on smart contract programming languages and Hyperledger Fabric, respectively. He has more than 30 years of experience in the Continue reading

Jenny Cieplak

Ms. Cieplak provides broad-based corporate counsel to financial institutions, infrastructure providers, start-ups, and newly created consortiums. Her practice largely focuses on arrangements between commercial users of technology, such as large financial institutions, and technology providers — both in licensing and services arrangements, as well as in collaborative relationships between technology users and technology providers, including Continue reading

Nadia Hewett

Nadia Hewett leads projects for the World Economic Forum that shape the future of technology governance. Under her leadership, in collaboration with a global hub of expertise and multi-stakeholder communities, deliverables focus on maximizing data use and emerging technologies to benefit society while protecting users from risks associated with the data economy. The frameworks and Continue reading

Pramita Mitra

Dr. Pramita Mitra is a Technical Expert, IoT and Blockchain Applications at Ford Motor Company Research and Advanced Engineering division in Dearborn, Michigan. She leads a cross-functional team to develop secure and robust solutions for smart factories of the future. Dr. Mitra earned her Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from University Continue reading

Lucy Hakobyan

Lucy is the Head of Program at MOBI, a consortium of companies, institutions, government agencies and public organizations exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technology to improve mobility, transit, and, logistics. Lucy is a subject matter expert in topics of blockchain enterprise adoption, particularly in mobility. She has led the first blockchain standard in mobility space Continue reading

Daniela Barbosa

Daniela Barbosa serves as Vice President of World Wide Alliances for Hyperledger, where she is responsible for the full lifecycle management of Hyperledger’s membership community while overseeing the broader industry and business community outreach and network growth. Daniela has developed and led growth and innovation strategies for more than 18 years with a background working with financial services, media, and enterprise software. Continue reading

James A. Regenor

In the spring of 2019, James unlocked the 4th Modality of Logistics Digital by merging 3D printing in a distributed edge network and Blockchain provenance. Now, James is creating a digital commerce marketplace called VeriTX for the B2B supply chain interactions needed to power Industry 4.0 across the aerospace, medical, and industrial verticals. Prior to Continue reading

Marley Gray

Marley Gray currently serves as the Principal Architect for the Azure Multi-Party and Blockchain Engineering team responsible for envisioning, developing and delivering the company’s multi-party contract & compute platform. Marley is a founding member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) and serves on the Board of Directors and Technical Steering Committee. He is also the Continue reading