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Blockchain Bistro – COVID19 and the economic downturn’s effect on P&C insurance

  Welcome to the Insureblocks first Blockchain Bistro. Blockchain Bistro is a new show that we are adding to our range of podcasts. It’s a live webinar on Linkedin Live where we aim to discuss interesting subjects with a panel of experts. For this first show we had the pleasure of having Patrick Schmid, Vice President...

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Ep. 111 – COVID19 and the economic downturn’s effect on P&C insurance: An opportunity for technology?

Patrick Schmid is the Vice President of The Institute’s RiskStream Collaborative a risk management insurance blockchain consortium. In this podcast Patrick discusses with us the impact of COVID19 and the economic downturn’s effect on P&C insurance and whether or not this represents an opportunity for technology. What is blockchain? Blockchain is a distributed ledger that...

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Ep. 110 – The European Commission’s approach to blockchain

Peteris Zilgalvis is the Head of Unit, Digital Innovation and Blockchain, Digital Single Market Directorate at the European Commission. In this podcast he walks us through the European Commission’s approach to blockchain by listing out a number of the key bodies and initiatives that are furthering the development of blockchain across the EU. Peteris is...

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Ep. 109 – World Economic Forum Blockchain Development Toolkit

Nadia Hewett is the project lead at the World Economic Forum (WEF), in blockchain and digital currency. In this exciting podcast she takes us through her very comprehensive report entitled the “World Economic Forum’s Blockchain Development Toolkit – Supply Chain Focus” that was recently published on the 28th of April 2020. WEF is the international...

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Ep.108 – End to end solutions against COVID-19 – insights from Blok BioScience

Areiel Wolanow is the CTO of Blok BioScience and Managing Director of Finserv Experts. In this podcast we get to learn about the exciting work Areiel and his team are doing in developing end to end solutions against COVID-19. You’ll hear insights about how they developed a self-sovereign “immunity passport”, population testing protocols, supply chain...

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Ep.107 – Why enterprise blockchains fail? No economic incentives

Stephanie Hurder is the Founding Economist and Partner at Prysm Group. She’s also a CoinDesk columnist and an academic contributor to the World Economic Forum. In this podcast she joins us to discuss a recent article she published in CoinDesk entitled “Why Enterprise Blockchains Fail: No Economic Incentives”.   What is blockchain? Blockchain is a...

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Ep.106 – IBISA Network – Alliance of Space Technology & Blockchain

Maria Mateo Iborra is the co-founder of the IBISA Network. Maria has a background in telecommunication engineering and has been working for 15 years in satellite communications in the space industry. In parallel to that she has also co-founded several companies and start-ups and experienced both successes and failures. Since 2015 she discovered blockchain and...

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Ep.105 – GoDirect Trade, Honeywell’s blockchain airplane parts

Lisa Butters, is the General Manager at GoDirect Trade, a marketplace for used aerospace parts, part of Honeywell . Used aerospace parts is a $5 billion a year industry of which almost none of it is done online. Numerous emails and phone calls along with paper work is used to close a transaction. Blockchain was...

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Ep. 104 – AAIS’ OpenIDL update and developing a network data strategy

Joan Zerkovich, Senior Vice President, Operations at American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) walks us through how AAIS have expanded their OpenIDL blockchain application beyond streamlining regulatory reporting for carriers. In this episode she explains to us how OpenIDL helps insurers develop a network data strategy that provides data standards and a secure, scalable and...

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