Rutger van Zuidam

Blockchain

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Global Grand Challenges

Blockchain is a widely used technology that gained popularity over the last few years. What makes it so revolutionary? Rutger will introduce us to the concepts of blockchain and tell us why it’s all about Trust. He will share applications that are currently changing the world and elaborate on how blockchain will impact our lives, organizations and society in the future.

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Blockchain is a widely used technology that gained popularity over the last few years. What makes it so revolutionary? Rutger will introduce us to the concepts of blockchain and tell us why it’s all about Trust. He will share applications that are currently changing the world and elaborate on how blockchain will impact our lives, organizations and society in the future.

Blockchain is a technology that has recently passed the peak of the hype cycle. What are the key insights? What makes it so revolutionary? Where to use it, and where not to use it? Rutger will introduce us to the concept of blockchain, digital public infrastructure, and explains us why it’s all about trust and collaboration.

Perspective is brought from both the technological and human point of view. Because the world doesn’t need blockchain or AI perse. Rather it needs new ways of collaboration to address the challenges of the 21st century, whether they are societal or economical, on a global scale or within an industry. We are currently seeing public blockchain networks such as Bitcoin and Ethereum enable new ways of collaboration and Rutger will explain how this can be applied in many other areas, from supply chain to the global sustainability goals.

Rutger has worked with the European Commission and EUIPO – European Union Intellectual Property Office (Trade marks and designs) to discover solutions for “the next level anti-counterfeiting infrastructure”, closely linked to supply chain. He is also working with many corporate and governmental clients like KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, TVM Logistics Insurance on multiple solutions.

Biography

Rutger van Zuidam is the Founder and CEO of Odyssey.org. The Odyssey Open Innovation Program enables developers, creatives and entrepreneurs to work together with governmental and corporate launching partners, scientists, regulators and industry experts on complex challenges and find out how blockchain and AI can lead to break-through solutions, focused at open digital public infrastructure and digital commons. The Odyssey Hackathon, is the world’s largest blockchain & AI hackathon and takes place annually in Groningen, the Netherlands (third edition: April 11-15, 2019), with 100 teams that work on 20 challenges in 12 Tracks. Rutger is also Faculty Lead Blockchain & Crypto Currencies for Singularity University Benelux and serves Drenthe College, where 9000 students enjoy intermediate vocational education, as member of the supervisory board.

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