Keynote : Marta Piekarska

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Directrice de l'écosystème chez Hyperledger

Marta serves as the Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger. Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. Prior to Hyperledger, Marta worked as a Security Architect at Blockstream. Marta obtained her BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology and a double Masters from Computer Science and Informatics at Technical University of Berlin and Warsaw University of Technology. Her undergrad Thesis was on Voice Encryption on Android Platform and grad work on GPU-aided Payload Delivery on Linux Kernel. Marta recently received a PhD in User-Informed Design of Privacy Tools, while working for one of the hottest Silicon Valley startups, Blockstream, as their Security Architect. Previously, she was associated with Deutsche Telekom as the Lead Architect on the Future of Mobile Privacy, a collaboration with Mozilla and Deutsche Telekom improving Firefox OS. As a Post-doc, Marta also teaches and works at Technical University of Berlin. Her technical interests are covered by what she does - user-informed privacy and security, applications of Bitcoin technology beyond cryptocurrency, and lock picking.

About her Talk : Enterprise Blockchain: Finding Trust and Security in the Chain

If Blockchain, the distributed ledger (DLT) underlying bitcoin is “the new black”, then it is time to ask: is it secure? We know it is more valuable than the currency it supports and enterprises have already started to put distributed ledger technology into practice. However, it’s also important to understand the security implications for the industry and how blockchain potentially impacts transparency and trust. In this inspirational keynote, we’ll explore the advantages of public vs. private blockchains and highlight some innovative lessons learned from enterprises successfully employing real-world blockchain solutions. By the end of the talk, attendees will understand the ecosystem of The Linux Foundation, Hyperledger and the importance of Open Source for Enterprises.