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Blockchain for the Public Sector


December 3 - 4, 2019  ·  Ottawa, Ontario
 
   
 
Day Two Agenda | Wednesday, December 4, 2019
 
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
9:00 - 9:15
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
Mark MacDonald, Leader, Government & Public Sector (Ontario), Public Finance Management (Global), Ernst & Young LLP
 
9:15 - 10:00
At the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Blockchain: The Transformative Nature of Blockchain Technology
Keynote Address: Namir Anani, President & CEO, The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)
  • The growing demand for instantaneous and unfettered exchange of value anchored in speed and trust
  • Use of blockchain in turning massive amounts of data and algorithms into monetary gain
  • How blockchain is empowering a new era of service delivery for governments and the private sector using Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data
  • Why blockchain is emerging as an economic enabler with a key role in the implementation of government services
  • Broader impacts and opportunities for governments and businesses in a global context
 
10:00 - 10:45
Warren Tomlin, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

 
10:45 - 11:00        Networking Break
 
11:00 - 12:00
Using Blockchain for Comprehensive Management of Public Budgets
Abhishek Sinha, Canada Partner, Technology Consulting, FSO Advisory, Ernst & Young LLP

 
12:00 - 1:00        Luncheon Break
 
1:00 - 2:00
Regulating More Effectively and Efficiently With Smart Contracts
Andrea Johnson, Partner, Dentons Can LLP
  • Uses of blockchain in automating, verifying and time stamping completion of contractual steps
  • Implications of integrating computer code in a contract to perform a set of instructions
  • Strategies and impacts for the case where a smart contract must be changed due to a logic error or coding bug
  • Impact on need for intermediaries, reducing costs, rendering transactions traceable, transparent and irreversible
  • What about offer, acceptance, consideration and governing law?
  • Complex jurisdictional issues
 
2:00 - 2:15        Networking Break
 
2:15 - 3:00

 
3:00 - 4:00

 
4:00        End of Day Two
 
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