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ACS Half Day Summit: The Commercial Application of Blockchain (Beyond Crypto)

This event will look at the applications of blockchain technology in a variety of industries.

Registration End Date: Mon, 21 Jun, 12:00 PM

Closed for Registration
  • where

  • Technology Park Function Centre (Seminar Room 3)
    2 Brodie Hall Drive (Corner Hayman Road)
    Bentley WA 6102
  • when

  • Event Start: Tue, 22 Jun, 09:00 AM
    Event Finish: Tue, 22 Jun, 12:00 PM
  • event price

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<p><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1615363140000"></img><br><br><b>IMPORTANT NOTICE: </b>PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA<br>This is an in-person event to be held in Perth, Western Australia. <br>It will <b><u>NOT</u></b> be available online.<br>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>When the word blockchain is mentioned, the first thing that often comes to mind for many is crypto currency. The potential application of blockchain technology extends into many possible applications in day-to-day business operations. Applications that are occurring now in a variety of businesses here in WA. This half day summit will explore a number of these innovative uses of this rapidly emerging technology.<br><br><br><b>Blockchain for Hemp Provenance in Australia - presented by Vidy Potdar and Srinivas Boyapati</b><br><br>The presentation will discuss the Hi-Track traceability platform for Hemp provenance. Jointly presented by A/Prof Vidy Potdar and Srinivas Boyapati, they will share their experience in building the Hemp traceability platform using Hyper Ledger Fabric blockchain. <br><br>The session will cover:</p> <ul><li>The current state of agriculture supply chain challenges</li><li>Blockchain as a transformative technology to address some of these issues</li><li>Case study on application of Blockchain for the Australian Hemp Industry</li></ul> <br><b>How to apply blockchain to drive growth, reduce cost and remove risk? - presented by David Barker</b><br><br> partners with industry to build people literate technology platforms with the potential to disrupt and transform industries. That’s the promise of blockchain, so where do you start? <br><br>During this session, Rowan will provide a case study on using blockchain technology to address a niche industry challenge while partnering with industry to build a multi-customer orientated solution to streamline a common supply chain process.<br><br>Rowan will provide a demo of the application and highlight the practical business benefits that can be delivered in the immediate term while establishing a platform for business and industry transformation.<br><br><br><b>How Blockchain is facilitating innovative transformation of energy industry - presented by Vinod Tiwari</b><br><br>We are rapidly transitioning towards a more distributed energy system, driven largely by the proliferation of distributed energy resources (DER) like rooftop solar, battery storage, smart inverters, electric vehicles etc. Power Ledger is helping facilitate this transition to the distributed energy systems in an organised innovative way. Power Ledger uses the Blockchain technology to provide new solutions enabling people and businesses to transact energy, trade in environmental commodities and invest in renewables. We give companies and communities the tools they need to develop a new energy system that is resilient, low-cost and low-carbon.<br> <br>Power Ledger has developed an integrated business model which utilises Blockchain to capture multiple value streams to improve the efficiency and transparency of distributed energy markets. Our platform is now being deployed in every major region including the United States, Europe, India, North and South Asia and Australia. <br><br>This presentation will discuss Power Ledger&#39;s journey and global leadership through their projects, deployments, applications and use - cases of Blockchain enabled solutions in energy industry.<br><br><br><b>IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ATTENDEES</b><br>Due to the importance of contact tracing for COVID-19 purposes if required, it is important to have your attendance registered.<br><br>On arrival, please make sure to have your event confirmation e-mail with QR code ready to present at registration. This can be provided via your phone or a printed copy.

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Vinod Tiwari

Vinod Tiwari

Based in Perth, Western Australia, Vinod leads Power Ledger’s global Business Development and Sales teams.

Vinod is leveraging his many years working within the energy sector with Perth Energy, Future Effect and Regen Power to connect with client stakeholders and formulate global partnerships and alliances across power and business domains, as well as across various third party providers in Australia and overseas markets to support the delivery of Power Ledger’s blockchain offerings for energy trading, renewable energy certificates trading and renewable asset financing. 

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Vidyasagar Potdar

Vidyasagar Potdar

Vidy Potdar is the Director of the Blockchain R&D Lab, Curtin University.

The lab, run in partnership with Natsoft Corporation, is a one-stop shop for students, academics and industry representatives interested in blockchain and cryptocurrency technology. It develops solutions based on industry and government agency requests, and accelerates development of proof of concepts and minimum viable products.

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Srinivas Boyapati

Srinivas Boyapati

Srinivas Boyapati is the Managing Director at Natsoft Consulting, Australia –subsidiary of Natsoft Corporation, USA, a global digital transformation services company providing  Blockchain, IIOT & Big Data and Robotic Process Automation solutions.

Srinivas Boyapati is a seasoned executive with 30+ years of experience in Industrial Control Systems, Information and Operations Technology, delivering large complex integration programs and solution outcomes using various methodologies and technologies across a multitude of industries and geographical locations.

Prior to Natsoft, Srinivas worked with companies like IBM and Deloitte and successfully executed large ICT and Automation projects for process industries and currently also a Curtin University Associate.

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David Barker

David Barker

David is a computer scientist, dreamer and co-founder of a start-up called 

As a computer scientist David is passionate about developing, researching and releasing new ideas and technology using software.

As a dreamer David likes to challenge the status quo, to look for new ways of thinking, to bring this thinking and technology to our day to day lives.

As a co-founder of he is excited to use his skills as a computer scientist and a dreamer to bring innovation and new ideas to large enterprise. Rise-x wants to make a difference, by reducing waste, making work more accessible and to look at new opportunities for ecosystem optimisation. is building a cloud native, multi-party ecosystem, called Diana.

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2 Brodie Hall Drive (Corner Hayman Road),Bentley,WA,Australia

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