PROGRAM

Program Odyssey Connect Day 1

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MAIN STAGE
MAIN STAGE
Opening Remarks

Marc Buckley
10:15 - 11:00
Creating Resilient Desirable Futures

Creating Resilient Desirable Futures   
Worlds First Global Moonshot- Earthshot! There is no simple fix to the global grand challenges humanity faces. If we adopt a systems view of life embracing complexity we will carry out the needed paradigm shifts needed to see the world in a different way understanding all the facets for Resilient Desirable Futures.   
 
Marc Buckley, Official UN SDG Advocate   
Marc has been involved in Climate Activism for a long time and would love to show you how to run faster than climate change by being an impactful and exponential human being. One of the first to be trained by Al Gore as a Climate Speaker he has made getting through the Climate Crisis towards Resilient Desirable Futures his life's work. As an Official UN SDG Advocate, Official UN Resilient Futurist, Social Innovation, Climate Change, Agriculture, Food, and Beverage Expert Network member of the World Economic Forum, Global Food Reformist, and Sustainable Futurist, Marc is on a mission to empower billions of global citizens to live an adaptive lifestyle of health and sustainability within planetary boundaries.  

Pitches
11:00 - 12:00
Sneak peek pitches into the 21 challenges

STAGE 1
STAGE 1
Deep Dive
13:00 - 13:45
Infrastructure for Smart Meter Data

INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SMART METER DATA
Deep dive into the challenge on how we could provide smart meter data autonomy for prosumers in order for anyone mandated to use the smart meter data to create new feedback loops and invent new business models.  
 
More info about the challenge  

  • Introduction into the challenge by Michiel Sintenie (Vattenfall)
  • Panel discussion with Michiel Sintenie (Vattenfall), Romy Dekker (Rathenau Instituut), Ewout van der Beek (NEDU), Peter Hermans (Stedin)
  • The value proposition for teams Michiel Sintenie (Vattenfall)


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Deep Dive
14:00 - 14:45
A Digital Architecture for Peace

A DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE FOR PEACE
Deep dive into the challenge on how we could shift humanity’s habits from reacting violently to conflict to prevent human suffering.

  • Introduction into the challenge by Col Dirk-Jan Broks, NLD Ministry of Defence, Head Team Conflict Prevention, and Teohna Williams, CEO, Business Plan for Peace
  • Panel discussion with Col Dirk-Jan Broks, NLD Ministry of Defence, Head Team Conflict Prevention; Teohna Williams, CEO, Business Plan for Peace; Irene Gonzales, the public prosecutor & reserve officer, Public Prosecution Service; Bas Bijlsma, Senior Policy Officer Conflict Prevention, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Moderator: Gertie Arts, Strategic Advisor Resilience, Innovation Center FRONT, Dutch Ministry of Defense.
  • The value proposition for teams by Gertie Aart (Innovation Center FRONT, Dutch Ministry of Defense)
   

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Deep Dive
15:00 - 15:45
Balance the Grid

BALANCE THE GRID
Deep dive into the challenge on how we could incentivize consumers to communicate energy demand and production to allow all stakeholders to balance the grid.  
 
More info about the challenge.  

  • Introduction into the challenge by Axel Erikkson (Vattenfall Sweden)
  • Panel discussion with Axel Erikkson (Vattenfall Sweden), Magnus Berg (Vattenfall), Gadi Michaeli (SolarEdge)
  • The value proposition for teams by Axel Erikkson (Vattenfall Sweden)


STAGE 2
STAGE 2
Deep Dive
13:00 - 13:45
Scalable and Inclusive Living Labs

SCALABLE AND INCLUSIVE LIVING LABS
Deep dive into the challenge on how we could automate access to a public digital ecosystem for citizens and machines in order to grow a conscious city.  
 
More info about the challenge.  

  • Introduction into the challenge by Sven de Laaf (City of The Hague)
  • Panel discussion with challenge Sven de Laaf (City of The Hague), Yvette Entius (City of The Hague), Grisjo Koers (Province South-Holland)
  • The value proposition for teams by Sven de Laaf (City of The Hague)


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Deep Dive
14:00 - 14:45
Driving Adoption of Living Labs

DRIVING ADOPTION OF LIVING LABS
Deep dive into the challenge on how we could incentivize all citizens and companies to interact with the public digital ecosystem of the city in order to improve livability, democratic representation and societal engagement.  
 
More info about the challenge.  

  • Introduction into the challenge by Yvo Hunink (City of The Hague)
  • Panel discussion with Yvo Hunink (City of The Hague), Marijn Fraanje (City of The Hague), Yvette Entius (City of The Hague), Grisjo Koers (Province South-Holland)
  • The value proposition for teams by Yvo Hunink (City of The Hague)


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STAGE 3
STAGE 3
Deep Dive
13:00 - 13:45
Building New Critical Infrastructures

BUILDING NEW CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES
Deep dive into the challenge on how to build new critical infrastructures (composed by emergent ecosystems) beneficial for all.   
 
More info about the challenge  

  • Session lead by Jan-Peter Doomernik (Enexis)


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Deep Dive
14:00 - 14:45
Open-Source 911 for Digital Space

OPEN-SOURCE 911 FOR DIGITAL SPACE
Deep dive into the challenge on how we could create an open-source automated dispatch center in the digital space, allowing any organization to improve its reporting, warning and response mechanisms.  
 
More info about the challenge.  

  • Introduction into the challenge by Erik Rutkens (Qbit Cyber Security)
  • Panel discussion with Erik Rutkens (Qbit Cyber Security), Klaas Holtman (Bedrijvenvereniging WEST), Sander Veenstra (RIEC)
  • The value proposition for teams by Erik Rutkens (Qbit Cyber Security)


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Deep Dive
15:00 - 15:45
Building New Critical Infrastructures

BUILDING NEW CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES
Deep dive into the challenge on how to build new critical infrastructures (composed by emergent ecosystems) beneficial for all.   
More info about the challenge  

  • Session lead by Jan-Peter Doomernik (Enexis)


STAGE 4
STAGE 4
Deep Dive
13:00 - 13:45
Inclusive Safety Communities

INCLUSIVE SAFETY COMMUNITIES
Deep dive into the challenge on how we could match the right citizen to the right emergency situation in order to help professionals and create a community that contributes to safety  
 
More info about the challenge.  

  • Introduction into the challenge by Sander Koot (Dutch National Police)
  • Panel discussion with Sander  Koot (Dutch National Police), Laurens van der Varst (Dutch Public Safety Alliance), Jeroen Lemereis (National Control Room for Cooperation), Manon den Dunnen (Dutch National Police)
  • The value proposition for teams by Sander Koot (Dutch National Police)


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Deep Dive
14:00 - 14:45
Circular Economy for Freight Packaging

CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR FREIGHT PACKAGING
Deep dive into the challenge on how we could ensure better reuse of freight packaging in a world without incentives and transparency.  
 
More info about the challenge.  

  • Introduction into the challenge by Danny Mulder (TVM) and Chris van den Broek (TVM)
  • Panel discussion with Danny Mulder (TVM), Geert Kuiper (TConsult), Ernst Tjaden (TConsult), Thomas van Noort (TVM)
  • The value proposition for teams by Danny Mulder (TVM) and Chris van den Broek (TVM)


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Deep Dive
15:00 - 15:45
Compliant Air Cargo Flow

COMPLIANT AIR CARGO FLOW
Deep dive into the challenge on how we could provide transparency on shipping characteristics from and for collaborating supply chain parties in order to ensure a compliant air cargo flow?  
 
More info about the challenge.  


  • Introduction into the challenge by Kester Meijer (KLM Cargo) and Enrica Calonghi (KLM Cargo)
  • Panel discussion with Kester Meijer (KLM Cargo), Enrica Calonghi (KLM Cargo), Armand ter Schure (KLM Cargo), Ruud van der Geer (MSD), Nina Heinz (DHL)
  • The value proposition for teams by Kester Meijer (KLM Cargo) and Enrica Calonghi (KLM Cargo)


STAGE 5
STAGE 5
Deep Dive
13:00 - 13:45
Self-Sovereign Identity in Action

SELF-SOVEREIGN IDENTITY IN ACTION
Deep dive into the challenge on how all Odyssey tracks and hackathon teams benefit from an operational SSI framework and infrastructure, demonstrating the value of SSI in business and societal contexts.  
 
More info about the challenge.  

  • Introduction into the challenge by Giulietta Marani (Digicampus) and Andrew Mooijman (Dutch Blockchain Coalition)
  • Panel discussion with Christopher Allen (Blockchain Commons), Marjan van der Plas (ABN AMRO), Sofie Berns (Gemeente Utrecht)
  • The value proposition for teams by Giulietta Marani (Digicampus) and Andrew Mooijman (Dutch Blockchain Coalition)


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Deep Dive
14:00 - 14:45
Future of Acute Healthcare

FUTURE OF ACUTE HEALTHCARE
Deep dive into the challenge on how we could leverage the right combination of caregivers, resources and time across the region for patients in order to improve acute healthcare.  
 
More info about the challenge.  

  • Introduction into the challenge by Tea Martic (AZNN) and Eva Houtsma (ROAZ & Acute Zorg)
  • Panel discussion with Tea Martic (moderator), Eva Houtsma (ROAZ and AZNN) Jetse Goris (UMCG), Bas Bolmer (Lifelines), Afke Boersma (GGD)
  • The value proposition for teams by Monique Taverne (UMCG) and Eva Houtsma (ROAZ & Acute Zorg)


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Deep Dive
15:00 - 15:45
Self-Sovereign Identity in Action

SELF-SOVEREIGN IDENTITY IN ACTION
Deep dive into the challenge on how all Odyssey tracks and hackathon teams benefit from an operational SSI framework and infrastructure, demonstrating the value of SSI in business and societal contexts.  
 
More info about the challenge.  

  • Introduction into the challenge by Giulietta Marani (Digicampus) and Andrew Mooijman (Dutch Blockchain Coalition)
  • Panel discussion with Christopher Allen (Blockchain Commons), Marjan van der Plas (ABN AMRO), Sofie Berns (Gemeente Utrecht)
  • The value proposition for teams by Giulietta Marani (Digicampus) and Andrew Mooijman (Dutch Blockchain Coalition)
 

STAGE 6
STAGE 6
Deep Dive
13:00 - 13:45
Protecting Marine Biodiversity

PROTECTING MARINE BIODIVERSITY
Deep dive into the challenge on how we could enable anyone to act on behalf of nature through stories backed up by data, in a world where data access is limited, especially for low-income communities.  
 
More info about the challenge.  

  • Introduction into the challenge by Nicholas Robinson (ICEL Executive Governor)
  • Panel discussion with Victor Tafur (ICEL Associate Executive Governor), Nicholas Robinson (ICEL Executive Governor), Koh Kheng-Lian (ICEL governor), David Freestone (Sargasso Sea Commission)
  • The value proposition for teams by Victor Tafur (ICEL Associate Executive Governor)


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Deep Dive
14:00 - 14:45
Plastic Pollution to Upcycling Economy

PLASTIC POLLUTION TO UPCYCLING ECONOMY
Deep dive into the challenge on how we could enable more corporations to utilize the global renewable plastics supply chain by ensuring social benefits for communities sourcing plastic from the ocean and beaches.  
 
More info about the challenge.  

  • Introduction into the challenge by Gintaras Pelenis (VMware)
  • Panel discussion with challenge Gintaras Pelenis (VMware), Nicola Peill-Moelter (VMware), Dr. Sobhian Gardiner, Mike Bachman ( Dell Boomi)
  • The value proposition for teams by Gintaras Pelenis (VMware)


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Deep Dive
15:00 - 15:45
Consumer and Organization Driven Decarbonization

CONSUMER DRIVEN DECARBONISATION
Deep dive into the challenge on how we could incentivize consumers and organizations to accelerate decarbonization by creating a CO2 footprint measurement, accountability and investment tool.  
 
More info about the challenge.  

  • Introduction into the challenge by Jan Willem Lammers (VMware)
  • Panel discussion with Jan Willem Lammers (VMware), Nicola Peill-Moelter (VMware), Frank Hartkamp (RVO), Michiel Heij (socialtec), Hairo van den Berg (Belastingdienst)
  • The value proposition for teams by Jan Willem Lammers (VMware)


STAGE 7
STAGE 7
Deep Dive
13:00 - 13:45
Give Buildings a Personality

GIVE BUILDINGS A PERSONALITY
Deep dive into the challenge on how we could aggregate and bundle a real-estate object’s distributed data through a Unique Object Identifier for all relevant stakeholders, demonstrating the benefits to real-estate developers, home-owners and regulatory bodies.  
 
More info about the challenge.  

  • Introduction into the challenge by Nick van Apeldoorn (Kadaster)
  • Panel discussion with Nick van Apeldoorn (Kadaster), Micha Reusen (Bouwinvest), Esther van Kooten Niekerk (Contakt Consulting), Danielle Freriks (Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations Department of Buildings & Energy), Achim Jedelsky (FIBREE)
  • The value proposition for teams by Nick van Apeldoorn (Kadaster)


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Deep Dive
14:00 - 14:45
Energy Singularity - Participation in Decentralized Energy Communities

ENERGY SINGULARITY - PARTICIPATION IN DECENTRALIZED ENERGY COMMUNITIES
Deep dive into the challenge on how utilities and DSOs could participate in local, decentralized energy communities and markets. How to connect the wholesale market to a market with micro-products?.  
 
More info about the challenge.  

  • Introduction into the challenge by Ewald Hesse (Grid Singularity)
  • Panel discussion with challenge lead and challenge stakeholders: Etienne Gehain (Engie), Jan Pellis (Stedin, Alliander, Enpuls), Kerstin Eichmann (Innogy)
  • The value proposition for teams by Ewald Hesse (Grid Singularity)


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Deep Dive
15:00 - 15:45
Energy Singularity - Consumer Opportunities

ENERGY SINGULARITY - CONSUMER OPPORTUNITIES
What happens when you as a final consumer anytime can decide your price, volume, time and source to buy your energy? Let's go beyond energy data apps and make energy a communication tool for consumers. Get inspired for the Hackathon by learning the top 10 ideas (which are not yet to build!) for new forms of interaction on top of energy.  
 
More info about the challenge.  

  • Introduction into the challenge by Ewald Hesse (Grid Singularity)
  • Top 10 ideas presentation and conversation with all participants
  • The value proposition for teams by Ewald Hesse (Grid Singularity)


Program Odyssey Connect Day 1

Program Odyssey Connect Day 2

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MAIN STAGE
MAIN STAGE
Opening Remarks

Christopher Allen
10:15 - 10:45
Opening Keynote

Christopher Allen, founder of Blockchain Commons   
 
Christopher is an entrepreneur and technologist who specializes in collaboration, security, and trust. As a pioneer in internet cryptography, he’s initiated cross-industry collaborations and created industry standards that influence the entire internet. Though he’s worked within numerous privacy and security sectors, Christopher’s recent emphasis has been on engines of trust such as blockchain, smart contracts, and smart signatures, in particular decentralized self-sovereign identity.  
 
Christopher’s focus on internet trust began as the founder of Consensus Development where he co-authored the IETF TLS internet-draft that is now at the heart of all secure commerce on the World Wide Web. Christopher is co-chair of the W3C Credentials CG working on standards for decentralized identity. Christopher has also been a digital civil liberties and human-rights privacy advisor, was part of the team that led the first UN summit on Digital Identity & Human Rights, and was the producer of a half-dozen iPhone and iPad games, and of Infinite PDF, a non-linear media app.

Session
10:45 - 11:15
To be announced

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Audrey Tang
16:15 - 16:45
Digital Minister, Taiwan

Audrey Tang is Taiwan’s Digital Minister in charge of Social Innovation.  
 
Audrey is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin.  
 
In the public sector, Audrey served on Taiwan national development council’s open data committee and K-12 curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project.  
 
In the private sector, Audrey worked as a consultant with Apple on computational linguistics, with Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography, and with Socialtext on social interaction design.  
 
In the social sector, Audrey actively contributes to g0v (“gov zero”), a vibrant community focusing on creating tools for the civil society, with the call to “fork the government.”

TECH
TECH
Trent McConaghy
11:30 - 12:15
Insights & learnings from open data ecosystems

Insights & learnings from open data ecosystems  
 
In this session, you can discover how to build open data ecosystems with Ocean Protocol. Learn from the recent insights from Data Economy Challenge where Ocean Protocol tackled issues around data marketplaces, network integrations, and more. Explore how you can use Ocean Protocol in solving your own chosen challenge during the hackathon.  
 
Trent McConaghy, Ph.D. is founder of Ocean Protocol, aiming to democratize data for use in AI. He did AI research for two decades, including machine creativity and AI to help drive Moore’s Law. For the last several years he has worked on blockchain technology, including Ocean, BigchainDB, and ascribe.

Matan Field
13:15 - 14:00
co-founder & CEO at DAOstack

Matan Field, co-founder & CEO at DAOstack  
 
Matan is a blockchain researcher and entrepreneur, dedicated to decentralise the world and make it a better place. Starting as a theoretical physicist, Matan has completed his PhD at the Weizmann Institute, researching fundamental physics and String Theory in particular. For two decades, Matan has been curious about alternative economic and organisational models, while increasingly bothered with a feeling that “something is broken”. During his postdoctoral research at the Technion, he has discovered the blockchain and founded La’Zooz, a decentralized real-time ride-sharing network. Field then co-founded Backfeed to develop the basis for decentralised governance and organisations. Matan is dedicated today to bring the first truly decentralised organisation into life.

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Janneke Hoedemaekers
14:15 - 15:00
Nanotechnology Inside

Nanotechnology Inside  
How will nanotechnologies impact our lives? What research developments do we see in academia? How are nanotechnologies being commercialized? This talk will provide an overview of current activities in nanotechnology that will enable solutions for industrial and societal challenges, for example in healthcare, energy and ICT.  
 
Janneke Hoedemaekers, Business Director at MESA+ and Nanolab  
Janneke is a Director Strategic Partnerships at the University of Twente (UT) and develops impact driven multidisciplinary programs, connecting the expertise of the UT research community to corporates and other stakeholders. For the past 5 years, Janneke was managing director of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Twente and director of High Tech Fund, an equipment lease fund for startup/SME companies in high tech systems and materials. Janneke has a degree in Applied Physics and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society and is passionate about accelerating the (co-)development of new technologies and the complex path towards adoption into society.  
Earlier in her career, Janneke worked at the Netherlands Office for Science and Technology (RVO) in San Francisco (USA) connecting research & innovation activities in nanotechnology. She continued as advisor and national contact point for the European Commission’s research and innovation program (FP7/ Horizon2020) at the Dutch ministry of Economic affairs, responsible for the themes Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials and Production technologies (NMP) and the participation of small and medium-sized enterprises. Janneke is involved in the European Commission SME Accelerator as jury expert.

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Session
15:15 - 16:00
To be announced

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ECOSYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
ECOSYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
Neil Smyth
11:30 - 12:15
Ecosystem Validation: Increasing chances of success

Ecosystem Validation: Increasing chances of success  
The focus of the session is on translating approaches learnt from the startup world for optimising chances of success and taking that into the massively more complex challenge of realising new ecosystems.  
 
Neil Smyth, Digital Technical Director at YES!Delft  
Neil is the technical director at YES!Delft Digital Hub, focused on building up the AI & Blockchain ecosystem around The Hague. Experienced entrepreneur, deep into the implications of technical disruption on society. Coached 30+ startups over the course of 2019 – and also looking at how to enable ecosystem success systematically moving forward.

Arno Laeven
13:15 - 14:00
Don’t believe consultants: there are no recipes for building a successful consortium

Don’t believe consultants: there are no recipes for building a successful consortium  
In this session, consultant Arno Laeven will talk about what it’s like to build consortia like the Energy Web Foundation. Why would you need a consortium in the first place, what are some pitfalls he encountered, what are examples of good and bad consortia?  
 
Arno Laeven, Head of Strategy & Market Dev at Energy Web Foundation  
Arno Laeven has been active in the blockchain space since 2015 and he has founded and led several corporate blockchain teams, most notably in Philips and Shell. Today he works for clients like the Energy Web Foundation and others to create real open decentralised operating systems. This goes beyond blockchain and beyond technology alone, it creates the opportunity for industries to face 21st century challenges in dealing with large scale coordination in cyber-physical systems.

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Jamie Burke
14:15 - 15:00
Investing in web3: this time it’s different

Investing in web3: this time it’s different  
 
Jamie Burke, founder & CEO at Outlier Ventures   
Jamie is the founder and CEO of Outlier Ventures, Jamie is a well-known face in the industry regularly speaking at conferences around the world and advocating for the professionalization of the industry in media like Forbes, Wired, Reuters and CNBC.  
 
Outlier Ventures is Europe's 1st blockchain venture builder & early-stage fund that pioneered the 'convergence thesis'; blockchain as foundational to key emergent trends like AI, IoT, Mixed Reality and Autonomous Robotics with huge significance to Health, eGovt, Industry 4.0, Mobility, Smart Cities & Finserv.  
 
Over his career he has cultivated a powerful ecosystem of corporate partners, investors and government agencies to help the Outlier’s portfolio scale effectively earning their trust from a frank and honest approach to the space.

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Aleksandr Bulkin
15:15 - 16:00
Collective Engineering 101: the intuitive basics of incentive-based socio-technical systems

Collective Engineering 101: the intuitive basics of incentive-based socio-technical systems  
A holistic view of any computer system must include the understanding of people -- users and operators. But nowhere is the human component quite as relevant as in decentralized systems. This talk will focus on this human component of decentralized networks, and will announce the birth of a new profession, that of a Collective Engineer. A Collective Engineer is one who defines the process by which computer systems interact with people: request actions or input, and offer services, choices, opportunities, and even support. Collective Engineering is much more than just user experience design. It is a study of everything socio-technical: interface, user experience, incentive alignment, mechanism design, coordination, game theory, even economics and market dynamics. So let’s dive in and build a simple intuitive grasp of Collective Engineering before the term appears on GlassDoor and Wall Street starts hiring them by the thousands.

Aleksandr Bulkin - formerly a co-founder of CoinFund, currently working on ADAPT — an infrastructure for critical data management  
Alex is a multidisciplinary thinker with a special interest in social and technological innovation. He has 13 years of experience in developing pricing, risk management, and high-frequency trading software at Goldman Sachs. Holding a dual degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from New York University and a Masters Degree in Organizational Psychology from Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon, Alex bridges technological insight with social science and psychology.

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GOVERNANCE & REGULATORY
GOVERNANCE & REGULATORY
Michael Zargham
11:30 - 12:15
Computer Aided Governance: Data Science meets Mechanism Design

Computer Aided Governance: Data Science meets Mechanism Design  
 
Social and Economic networks are increasingly entangled with technology platforms. Data science applies computational methods to understand human behavior while mechanism design is used to induce desired behaviors. Token Engineering is an emerging discipline blending mechanism design and data science to design, test and govern complex systems from crypto-networks to smart cities.  
 
Michael Zargham, founder & CEO at BlockScience  
Michael is a systems engineering PhD with focus on optimization and control of decentralized systems, and over a decade of experience applying data to business decision-making applications. His career started as a data scientist, deriving algorithms to isolate professional network effects in enterprise software adoption for technology market research firm Techtel Corp in 2005. He has also worked on adaptive aerospace materials, the guidance system for an arctic robot, gossip algorithms & reputation, evolutionary game theory, multi-agent control, coordination in decentralized optimization, green tech adoption & impact, machine learning & sensor fusion, and network resource allocations to prevent pandemics.

Panel Discussion
13:15 - 14:00
Take-off: How to prepare for a successful Odyssey Hackathon from a legal perspective

Take-off: How to prepare for a successful Odyssey Hackathon from a legal perspective  
In this session, our legal experts from Loyens & Loeff will help you understand the importance of spotting the legal aspects of each challenge before the Odyssey Hackathon, so that you could prepare accordingly in timely manner. Topics will include (but are not limited to) GDPR, intellectual property (open source aspects), but also regulatory, ethical and international law aspects that affect all challenges.  
 
Panel Speakers: 1. Yannick Geryszewski 2. Jonathan Ruff 3. Nina Orlic 4. Kim Lucassen (moderator).

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Panel Discussion
14:15 - 15:00
Aftermath: What to bear in mind to successfully upscale your solution after the Hackathon

Aftermath: What to bear in mind to successfully upscale your solution after the Hackathon  
In this session, our legal experts from Loyens & Loeff will discuss the legal do’s and don’ts to successfully collaborate with the business partners and other stakeholders in the Odyssey ecosystem.  
 
Panel Speakers: 1. Stéphanie De Smedt 2. Marc Wiggers 3. Olivier Marquais 4. Martijn Schoonewille (moderator)

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Yvette Mulder
15:15 - 16:00
Managing interoperability, trust and success in digital ecosystems

Managing interoperability, trust and success in digital ecosystems  
Yvette is the committee manager and program lead in standardization of ICT / digital services at NEN.  
 
As a consultant she is advising members of technical committees, creating and influencing standards. These standards (simply put: agreements) improve international cooperation, set basic safety and efficiency demands, and take away trade barriers worldwide.  
 
Her current topics of focus are: artificial intelligence, big data, information management & archiving, biometrics, ICT professionalism & digital competences, automatic identification, interpreting services, and preservation of digital cinema movies.

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ETHICS & CULTURE
ETHICS & CULTURE
Simoon Fransen
11:30 - 12:15
Responding to 21st century challenges through awareness based systems change

Theory U in the context of Odyssey: Responding to 21st century challenges through awareness based systems change  
 
In order to meet the challenges of our time, we need to shift our thinking as individuals and as a society. The profound changes that are necessary today require a shift in our paradigm of thought and a shift in consciousness from an ego-system to an eco-system awareness. This introduction in Theory U can help you develop new social technologies by looking deep into the root causes of the challenge so that we can start designing our collective answers based on those.  
 
Simoon Franse, Core Team at Presencing Institute - Netherlands  
 
Simoon’s work focuses on capacity building, application through consultation, leading labs and change projects, and finally on community development. She has been leading change processes for government, education, and business since 2005.  
 
As a member of the u.lab team, she is hosting the Government Track and coördinating the Hub Host community. Since the beginning of u.lab in 2015 she never missed a year hosting a hub (in 2019 for the 6th time in the Netherlands for the regional government). Together with the Dutch national government, she initiated ’For Tomorrow’s Harvest”, a social lab with the aspiration to reinvent agriculture.  
 
Moreover, Simoon studies and applies biomimicry, an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. With that nature-based approach, she works with individuals, teams, communities and organizations, exploring pathways to cultural transformation with Theory U as her underlying framework.

Gilles Gravier
13:15 - 14:00
Open Source Consulting Practice Director at Wipro

Gilles Gravier is the Director of the Open Source Consulting Practice at Wipro.  
 
Director in the Open Source Consulting Practice and a member of the internal blockchain council at Wipro, he provides global open source and blockchain strategy consulting and advisory services to Wipro's top customers.  
 
Prior to that, he was Director of Product Management for the Network Security, Quantum Key Distribution and Quantum Random Number Generation products, at ID Quantique, a company leader in high-performance multi-protocol network encryption, based on conventional and quantum technologies, aiming at providing future-proof encryption for time sensitive data.  
 
During his career, he has been involved in both security and open source, in roles such as chief technology strategist for security and open source at Sun Microsystems, advising the largest accounts globally on their IT security or their open source strategy. He moved on to develop global market and business development strategies for open source and security in public sector, still at Sun, and then Oracle. He has been active in lobbying activities, in particular for these companies, around cryptography, DRM, and open standards.

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Nora Bateson
14:15 - 15:00
Founder, International Bateson Institute

Nora Bateson, Founder, International Bateson Institute  
 
Nora is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and educator, as well as President of the International Bateson Institute, based in Sweden. Her work asks the question “How we can improve our perception of the complexity we live within, so we may improve our interaction with the world?”. An international lecturer, researcher and writer, Nora wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary, An Ecology of Mind, a portrait of her father, Gregory Bateson. Her work brings the fields of biology, cognition, art, anthropology, psychology, and information technology together into a study of the patterns in ecology of living systems. Her book, Small Arcs of Larger Circles, released by Triarchy Press, UK, 2016 is a revolutionary personal approach to the study of systems and complexity.
 
 
The IBI integrates the sciences, arts and professional knowledge to create a qualitative inquiry of the integration of life. As President, Nora directs research projects at the IBI that require multiple contexts of research and interdependent processes. Asking, “How can we create a context in which to study the contexts?”, an impressive team of international thinkers, scientists and artists have been brought together by the IBI to generate an innovative form of inquiry, which Nora coined “Transcontextual Research”.

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Dimitri de Jonghe & Rutger van Zuidam
15:15 - 16:00
Culture eats tech for breakfast: the pulse of ecosystems

Culture eats tech for breakfast: the pulse of ecosystems  
The internet culture has proven to us that technology is only half of the battle when building the web3. If the technology is just a tool, then culture is the catalyzer that fosters ecosystem adoption which ensures its success. That's why, culture eats tech for breakfast. Join the session to discover how culture enables technology to make a difference. And, let's meme the f*#% out of Odyssey!   
 
Dimitri De Jonghe, Founder and Ideas Guy, Keyko  
Rutger van Zuidam, Founder & CEO, Odyssey

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Dave de Fijter
11:30 - 12:15
Enable the machine economy through permission-less ecosystems

Enable the machine economy through permission-less ecosystems  
Kickstart your Odyssey with IOTA and its building block. Find out how IOTA protocol can help you go beyond the traditional blockchain by being fee-less, permission-less, fast and scalable. In this talk Dave'll cover what IOTA is and has to offer for you to help you win your track.  
 
Dave de Fijter, Developer Advocate at IOTA Foundation  
The IOTA Foundation developed a novel cryptographic protocol for a new paradigm in data transfer and enabling the machine-to-machine economy and secure value transfer. They do this through an open ecosystem of public institutions, innovative start-ups and non-profit organizations. Their innovation is a free-to-use, distributed ledger known as the IOTA Tangle, which overcomes many of the challenges of traditional blockchains through its novel architecture, bringing the vision of a decentralized, trusted and resilient Internet, or Web 3.0, within reach.

Ricardo Rius
13:15 - 14:00
The foundation for a decentralized future

The foundation for a decentralized future  
 
Polkadot's impact on democratizing and making a better web; focusing on the world-changing and trust-building features that this technology will bring to the world. Building with Substrate to create the decentralized layer. Learn about it's modular design and the advantages of forkless upgrades  
 
Ricardo Rius, Developer Advocate at Parity  
 
Ricardo Rius is a Runtime Engineer and Educator living in Berlin, Germany. Currently, he develops in Rust for Parity Technologies and creates new alternatives for building a more private, secure and egalitarian web. He builds hardware prototypes for enabling real-world interaction from the digital world.

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Gintaras Pelenis & Vivek Srivastava
14:15 - 15:00
From Pilot to Production with VMware Blockchain and DAML

From Pilot to Production with VMware Blockchain and DAML  
You need an enterprise-grade platform to move from PoC to production with audit and compliance in mind. You need a blockchain platform that will not waste all your energy and CPU time or increase your carbon footprint dramatically. VMware Blockchain is a secure, scalable and energy efficient blockchain service with support for leading execution environments such as DAML and EVM. Learn about DAML - an open-source programming language for writing decentralized applications quickly, concisely, and correctly.  
 
Gintaras Pelenis, EMEA Blockchain Specialist at VMware, and Vivek Srivastava, Client Engineering at DAML  
VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure & digital workspace technology, accelerates digital transformation for evolving IT environments.  
DAML is an open-source programming language for writing decentralized applications quickly, concisely, and correctly. It runs on the leading blockchain platforms which means that you can build your application now and pick which platform works best for you later.

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Sasha Ivanov & Inal Kardanov
15:15 - 16:00
Ride, Smart Assets and NFT: Reducing the barriers to implementing blockchain technology

Ride, Smart Assets and NFT: Reducing the barriers to implementing blockchain technology  
 
Speakers: Sasha Ivanov, Founder & CEO at Waves Platform & Inal Kardanov, Developers Advocate at Waves Platform  
 
Waves platform is an open blockchain platform and development toolset for Web 3.0 applications and decentralized solutions. Waves’ technology is designed for companies and developers who want to leverage security, auditability, verifiability and the trustless execution of transactions and programming logic.

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Program Odyssey Connect Day 2