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Wednesday, May 18 • 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Blockchains: The End of the Corporation or its Reinvention?

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The Internet has enabled decentralized exchange of information, but until know, any exchange of value had to rely on a trusted third party, even in the digital economy. With Blockchain Tech, even transactions can be managed in a completely distributed fashion, removing the need for any intermediary at all: it is "the Ultimate Uberization". Does this mean corporations will eventually disappear, or morph into blockchain-based DAOs - "Decentralized Autonomous Organizations" ? Or in the contrary, will the transparency and efficiency of blockchain technology open a whole range of possibilities for businesses to reinvent their industry, hopefully for the better?

Moderators
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Benjamin Tincq

OuiShare
French social entrepreneur and strategist focused on open source and decentralized technologies for new economies. Co-founder of OuiShare: a global network of projects and people exploring the edge and intersections of collaborative economies, emerging communities and digital transformations ; and POC21: a global community of eco-hackers developing open source solutions for sustainable living. Currently building a new-generation Investment Fund... Read More →

Speakers
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Claire Balva

Co-founder, Blockchain France
Claire Balva co-founded Blockchain France in September 2015 in order to enlighten and spread blockchain as well as to develop the blockchain ecosystem in France. Recently, in January, she and her team organized the first big event about blockchain in France. Blockchain France also offers blockchain training sessions & workshops to companies. | Last year, Claire gratuated from ESCP Europe with a Master in Management.
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Philippe Dewost

Deputy Director, Caisse des dépôts
Philippe Dewost is an executive with a dual corporate & startup track in high  | tech and telecom, and has been recognized over the past 15 years as an  | innovation driven, game changing, and inspiring leader.  | As Wanadoo co-founder, he helped build Europe’s #1 ISP, held senior  | marketing and business positions in european startups, relaunched Orange France Telecom’s home devices  | business... Read More →
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Vincent Fily

Business Developement Manager Finance, Microsoft
Vincent leads the strategy midterm to grow Microsoft impact in the Banking and | Insurance industries in France and co-lead Microsoft France Blockchain virtual team. | Vincent moved back from Seattle where he managed Microsoft Strategy for the Capital | Markets and Securities industry at Microsoft Corp. With over 15 years of experience in | investment banking and information technology industry, Vincent has developed an | impressive experience in... Read More →
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Arno Laeven

Head of Blockchain Lab, Philips
Arno is initiator and head of the Blockchain Lab at Philips. With a dedicated team of developers, designers, business modellers and legal experts Philips is creating a strategic, technical and legal framework for the use of Blockchain in Healthcare. They do so by building working prototypes for real use cases in healthcare. Arno has a background in tech, media and innovation and has seen and lived the transformation of media. His interest in... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
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