July 31, 2017 – by Maroane Abdallaoui
In July, Joe Inkenbrandt, CEO of Identify3D, presented its software solution for securing the digital supply chain at a Techmeeting in San Francisco devoted to Blockchain organized by SAP and the US Chapter of the Global Open Innovation Network. With more than 150 attendees, other large corporations participating in the event included Airbus, Bosch, and Siemens. After a short introduction to the SAP Startup Focus program and a fireside chat on blockchain protocol, Abhishek Gutgutia, Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence Lead at Accenture Ventures, moderated a panel discussion focused on the challenges and opportunities of enterprise adoption of blockchain. Afterwards, six startups, including Identify3D, pitched their solutions and products.
Read a full description of the event below:
“Last week, the US Chapter of the Global Open Innovation Network held a Techmeeting devoted to Blockchain at SAP.io’s office. With more than 150 attendees, many large corporations showed interest in the topic and participated in the event including Airbus, Schneider Electric, Accenture, Valeo, Samsung, Bosch, Flex, Blue Shield of California, Macy’s, PG&E, Accenture, BNP Paribas, UBS private bank, Siemens and of course SAP.
After a short introduction to the SAP Startup Focus program by Domitilla Caputo, Ram Jambunathan, SVP and Managing Director at SAP.iO kicked off the event with a fireside chat with Elizabeth Stark, CEO and Cofounder of Lightning, a protocol based on blockchain. By using real Bitcoin/blockchain transactions and using its native smart-contract scripting language, Lightning creates a secure network of participants which can transact at high volume and high speed.
Elizabeth mentioned that the redundancy inherent to the public blockchain makes it extremely secure, but it also makes it slow and wasteful. The public blockchain is also very interesting if full transparency and anonymity is one of the benefits searched.”