BLING Mid-term Conference

Blockchain Public Services Across Europe

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3 March @ 10:00 – 15:00 GMT

The conference is aimed at people with an interest in the possibilities of blockchain technology for government. We will highlight our work on use cases and our key notes speakers will give you an understanding of the potential of blockchain for transformation and innovation of public policies and services.


10:00 – 10:05 Welcome by Hannah Rudman

10:05 – 10:45 Blockchain Economics by Roman Beck

Keynote speaker Roman Beck will talk about blockchain economy, which focuses on the role of changing nature of work due to blockchain.

10:45 – 10:50 Introduction to the break-out sessions

11:00 – 11:35 Break out sessions

      • Health Certificate pilot from Oldenburg (Germany)
      • Attendancy Application for meetings from Drenthe (The Netherlands)
      • Using smart constracts for transport from Edinburgh University (United Kingdom)
      • A procurement platform on blockchain from Antwerp (Belgium)

11:45 – 12:00 Start-up presentations: 2 pitches

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 -13:30 European Blockchain Service Infrastructure (EBSI) explained by Daniel Du Seuil

Daniel Du Seuil will explain the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI). This is a network of distributed nodes across Europe that will deliver cross-border public services.

13:30 -13:35 Introduction to the break-out sessions

13:35 -14:10 Break out sessions

      • Healthy on the blockchain from Roeselare (Belgium)
      • Blockchain Readiness Assessing by Gothenburgh University (Sweden)
      • Logistics in ports by Aalborg University (Denmark)
      • Emergency Brake pilot in the Netherlands by CJIB (The Netherlands)

14:20 -14:50 Keynote by Juho Lindman

Juho Lindman, co-author of the latest OECD publication “The uncertain promise of blockchain” will explore some of the findings of this publication. Blockchain is still a fairly young technology and what now is exactly this promise for blockchain in government?

14:50 -15:00 Wrap up by Hannah Rudman


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Further information about the speakers

Roman Beck is Full Professor at IT University of Copenhagen and Head of the European Blockchain Center. Roman is among the top 3% of all German professors in business administration and among the top 1% of information systems researchers in the world.

As Blockchain economist, his research focuses on the role of changing nature of work due to Blockchain with focus on governance and value creation in decentralized systems. He is interested in institutional logics of organizations, organizational mindfulness, and awareness. Roman is Head of the Danish ISO TC 307 Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology standardization group and representative of Denmark at the European Blockchain Partnership Technical Working Group at the EU Commission in Brussels. He is appointed expert at the OECD Blockchain Policy advisory board and at the UNECE Chain where he leads the governance interoperability group.

Daniel du Seuil is convenor for the European Self Sovereign Identity Framework at the European Blockchain Partnership and involved in numerous European initiatives related to blockchain. He is an active member of the EU Blockchain Observatory which aims to accelerate blockchain innovation and the development of the blockchain ecosystem within the EU, and so help cement Europe’s position as a global leader in this transformative new technology.

Juho Lindman is an associate professor of informatics in the Department of Applied IT at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and the director of the University of Gothenburg Blockchain Lab. In 2019, Lindman is a visiting scholar with the SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership at Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States). Lindman was a SCANCOR scholar (Stanford, US) in 2012 and 2015, and he was also a visiting research scholar at London School of Economics (United Kingdom) in 2010.

Hannah Rudman, moderator of the BLING conference, has over 20 years’ experience leading digital and data innovations through leading national programmes and entrepreneurial ventures, including recently DLT scale-up, SICCAR. She is currently Senior Challenge Research Fellow and Data Policy Lead at SRUC, focussing on how digital and data innovation can help society address the Grand Challenges we face – climate change, food safety and security, loss of biodiversity, etc. In 2018, Hannah co-authored Distributed Ledger Technologies in Public Services, a report commissioned by The Scottish Government. She sits on the Executive Management Team of Agrimetrics, is on the independent advisory board of the £10m DECaDE Centre for the Decentralised Economy, and is a technical expert on the Digital Identity Scotland programme.