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Blockchain and Intelligent Mobility

Event date
Milton Keynes


Blockchain, the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) behind Bitcoin, has the potential to revolutionise many areas of the digital world, including the Intigelligent Mobility (IM) sphere. As a trustless, decentralised, distributed, pseudonymised database, there are many opportunities for Blockchain to address challenges that, so far, have proved impossible to solve. From data privacy to logistics, the potential applications of Blockchain for IM are numerous, and these should be mapped, and priority areas identified for exploration. An example of a recent application of Blockchain is IBM and Maersk’s supply chain and logistics project to digitize, manage, and track shipping transactions[1].

"Distributed ledger technology has the potential to transform the delivery of public and private services. It has the potential to redefine the relationship between government and the citizen in terms of data sharing, transparency and trust and make a leading contribution to the government’s digital transformation plan."

- Prof. Sir Mark Walport, UK Government Chief Scientific Advisor

The University of Sheffield, in collaboration with Transport Systems Catapult, bring you this interactive workshop (including lunch and refreshments), that aims to achieve the following.

  • Raise awareness and understanding of Blockchain in IM sphere (academia, industry and gov.)

  • Identify new applications of Blockchain in IM

This workshop is for those who understand the innovation challenges in IM and want to learn more about Blockchain, and equally for Blockchain experts to help identify new appllications of the technology.

The event will include the following presentations.

  • Blockchain: A Primer - Dr. Achim Brucker, Senior Lecturer in Software Assurance & Security, University of - Sheffield
  • Blockchain: Customer Projects & Lessons - John Palfreyman, Director - Blockchain at IBM Cloud Division

There will also be interactive sessions focussed on Blockchain applications in specific areas of IM, inlcuding MaaS, Cyber Security and Freight & Logistics.