Supply Chains and Switzerland: Hyperledger’s Inaugural Global Forum

Supply Chains and Switzerland: Hyperledger’s Inaugural Global Forum

Hyperledger business blockchain technologies from across the globe meet, align, and plan together in-person.

Supply Chains and Switzerland: Hyperledger’s Inaugural Global Forum

This week I’m in Switzerland attending the inaugural Hyperledger Global Forum. As 2018 comes to a close it’s a perfect time to gather and discuss just how far blockchain for business has come this year. There are a lot of important and timely topics on the agenda ranging from identity and security to interoperability and everything in between. I’m looking forward to connecting with members of our industry and community at the event.

One growing area for blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) right now is supply chain. It is a broad subject that covers a lot of ground and I have the opportunity to lead a panel at the forum with several academics, researchers, and practitioners discussing just this. We’ll explore some of the key issues, benefits, and opportunities of where Hyperledger is being used in supply chain finance, maritime, and other process industries.

Filament’s current work in this space includes helping large corporations streamline their operations for more transparency, trust, and efficiency. One example is Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) who has partnered with us to establish a peer-to-peer platform for its remanufactured components using blockchain technology. Our Blocklet™ USB Enclave will automate and streamline DTNA’s aftermarket remanufacturing operations by enabling transparent and immutable data records, secure transactions, and the execution of smart contracts within a blockchain.

I’m looking forward to the discussion with my fellow panelists to learn about their experiences using Hyperledger in supply chain applications. It will be important to understand the various use cases and market opportunities as well as the implications and benefits of the technology.

If you are at Hyperledger Global Forum in Basel, Switzerland this week, I encourage you to come to our panel on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. to join in the conversation.

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