CONFERENCE

2 DAYS

Our aim is to bridge the multi-faceted knowledge gap between those who understand the technology, with those who understand sustainability issues, to those who regulate, and with those who create new solutions.

DAY 1

APRIL 1st 2019

OPENING SPEECH
by Shermin Voshmgir & Helga Kromp-Kolb

09:00-09:30

Helga Kromp-Kolb: Intro to the State of Sustainability (9:00)
Shermin Voshmgir: Blockchain as a Game Changer (9:15)

BLOCK 1

LOCAL CURRENCIES
09:30-10:30

Building Self-Sufficient Societies
Rob Hopkins, Founder Transition Towns

Building green, inclusive and prosperous Cities using Qoin
Edgar Kampers, Qoin

Humanitarian Aid on the Blockchain
Houman Haddad, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

BLOCK 2

SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY
11:30-12:30

Blockchains in Logistics - Opportunities & Challenges
Mario Dobrovnik, Research Associate @ WU Vienna

Supply Chain Management with Blockchain and IoT - Real Use Cases
Angel Versetti, CEO Ambrosus

markta: Short & Decentralised Supply Chains for Local Farmers
Theresa Imre, Founder markta

LUNCH & MINGLE

12:30-13:30

BLOCK 3

GOVERNANCE, TRANSPARENCY,
ACCOUNTABILITY
13:30-14:30

Privacy on the Blockchain
Elad Verbin, Lead Scientist @ Berlin Innovation Ventures

The dxDAO - A community governed DAO for the DutchX
Mareen Gläske, Project Manager @ Gnosis Ecosystem Fund

The Future of Crypto Donations: Realigning Incentives around the Commons
Griff Green, Founder Giveth

BLOCK 4

THE POWER OF INCENTIVES,
PURPOSE DRIVEN TOKEN
15:30-16:30

Tokenizing Energy Savings
Omar Rahim, CEO EnergiMine

Tokenizing CO2 – How DLTs can help reduce Carbon Emissions
Franz von Weizsäcker, Head of GIZ Blockchain Lab

Etherisc: Decentralized Insurance & How to Incentivise Risk Transfer?
Stephan Karpischek, Founder Etherisc

PANEL DISCUSSION & CALL TO ACTION

17:00-18:00

Panelist

Brigitte Lutz (Data Governance Coordinator @ City of Vienna)

Jürgen Schneider (Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism)

Shermin Voshmgir (Direktor @ WU Institute for Cryptoeconomics)

Giulia Moscardelli (Finance and Monitoring Expert at UNIDO)

Jason Slater (Head of Financial Management at UNIDO)

moderated by Nikolaus Jilch @ Die Presse

DAY 2

April 2nd 2019

The second day is invite only. Three to five pilot projects will be selected to engage in deep dive workshops to help develop the concept and identify potential bridges to further their cause. We are on the hunt for projects/products/initiatives/start-ups that uses or is interested in using blockchain technology to address one or more of the SDGs and are keen on extending their reach beyond the EU. Project themes may include (but are not limited to) impact entrepreneurship, supply chain transparency, behavioural change, tokenisation and governance.

Apart from pioneering entrepreneurs/projects we are also looking for those interested in funding these projects or are eager to collaborate and help with the successful implementation. Selected pilots will be contacted by the first week of March.

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SPEAKERS

More speakers to be announced soon

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Mareen Glaeske

Project Manager of the Gnosis Ecosystem Fund
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Elad Verbin

Lead Scientist & Founding Partner @ Berlin Innovation Ventures
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Shermin Voshmgir

Cryptoeconomics Research Lab @ Vienna University of Economics and Business
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Giulia Moscardelli

Finance and Monitoring Expert at UNIDO
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Stephan Karpischek

Co-founder Etherisc
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Helga Kromp-Kolb

Climate scientist, co-founder of the Climate Change Center Austria
Angel Versetti (Ambrosus) - Supply Chain Speaker

Angel Versetti

Co-founder and Global CEO of Ambrosus
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Nikolaus Jilch

Panel Moderation by Die Presse
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Griff Green

Founder of Giveth
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Rob Hopkins

Transition Towns Movement
Mario Dobrovnik

Mario Dobrovnik

Institute for Transport and Logistics Management WU Vienna
Houman Haddad

Houman Haddad

Head of Emerging Technologies at the United Nations World Food Programme
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Omar Rahim

CEO & Founder - Energi Mine
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Theresa Imre

Founder of MARKTA
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Jürgen Schneider

Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Toursm
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Edgar Kampers

Founder Qoin
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Brigitte Lutz

Data Governance Coordinator @ City of Vienna
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Franz von Weizsaecker

Head of Blockchain Lab at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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Jason Slater

Chief of Financial Management of Technical Cooperation at UNIDO
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TBA

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EXHIBITORS & PROJECTS

A full day exhibition space in an inspiring location

Startups and other projects will have the opportunity to showcase their ideas in an open space next to the conference room. This open space is in the library building designed by the late famed architect Zaha Hadid; the flagship building where many students and researchers flow through. Conference visitors will have long breaks between the sessions providing ample time to interact with the Start-ups and projects. If you are interested, please pre-register on the link below.

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The Vienna University of Economics and Business is located in the heart of the 2nd district in Vienna and is well connected with the public transportation network. The University is 40 minutes away from the airport and the nearest underground stations are U2 Messe Prater or U2 Krieau.

LOCATION:
Welthandelsplatz 1,
1020 Wien

Building: LC

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