Beyond the Hype – Practical Examples of Blockchain Use Cases in Action from Logistics and Healthcare

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Beyond the Hype – Practical Examples of Blockchain Use Cases in Action from Logistics and Healthcare

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Much of the focus of blockchain applications to date has been with cryptocurrencies.  This has spread wider into financial services but has been somewhat slower to enter in other industries. The panel will address the readiness, willingness and attempts of incumbent non-financial industry players to deploy blockchain solutions.

The panellists from EY and Guardtime will describe the first marine commercial blockchain solution in history which their companies launched along with Maersk, Microsoft and the insurance industry.  The solution known as InsurWave will initially address the expense ratio issue facing the industry plus the ability to do real time pricing for vessels at sea.  The panel will discuss the impact and reuse of this to other industries such as construction, energy and aviation.

The panel will go on to discuss the use of blockchain in the healthcare industry with a focus on specific application to the Greater Bay Area and the Silk Road.

About the speakers

As EY Global Vice Chair – Industry, Shaun Crawford is responsible for ensuring EY is at the forefront of industry disruption and convergence issues. From globalisation to technological innovation, businesses around the world are exploring new and different ways of succeeding.

Responsible for 16 sectors – from automotive and transportation to consumer and retail to financial services – he oversees the global teams responsible for helping  industry leaders understand and navigate the forces reshaping their businesses.

Shaun has been in the financial services industry for 26 years, having worked in consulting and line management with leading London-based insurers and retail banks. Previously, he led the Global and UK Insurance sector as well as Insurance Advisory services across EMEIA.


David Piesse is the Chief Risk Officer, Evangelist and Advisory Board Member of Guardtime which is establishing standards in data governance and compliance for Industrial Blockchain for defence, government and telco industries and is helping to establish the global insurance and financial services blueprint for the company and is involved in all aspects of cyber liability as an emerging risk.

David is also the Chairman of the International Insurance Society Ambassador program, and Advisory Board Member of Ultimate Risk Solutions, an independent financial modelling and predictive analytics company. He is a frequent speaker at cyber conference worldwide on cyber liability and the use of blockchain technology for data centric security and data provenance.


About the moderator

Hanif Kanji is the founder and CEO of Sinophi Healthcare, a company which invests in and manages hospitals in China, focusing on public general hospitals and selected specialty hospitals.

Sinophi works in partnership with hospitals in China’s rapidly growing urban areas to deliver improvements in the delivery of healthcare. Sinophi brings to hospitals in China international hospital expertise and technology, and builds partnerships with leading UK and international healthcare service and product partners.

Earlier in his career, Hanif qualified as a doctor and practiced in the UK. He then spent eleven years in investment banking in corporate finance, derivatives and asset management with financial institutions including Prudential-Bache in London and New York, and Société Générale (SocGen) in Paris and Hong Kong. 

Returning to healthcare in 2000, Hanif undertook (as COO for Hong Kong) the restructuring of then HK-listed which he turned from loss to profit in nine months. This included the development of an innovative, web-based, combined medical claims processing and clinic management software and its implementation to Hong Kong’s largest physician group of over 700 doctors.

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Beyond the Hype – Practical Examples of Blockchain Use Cases in Action from Logistics and Healthcare

Fri, October 12, 2018
12:15 PM - 02:00 PM

Shaun Crawford, Global Vice Chair, Industry, EY


David Piesse, Chief Risk Officer and Evangelist, Guardtime


Moderated by: Dr Hanif Kanji, CEO, Sinophi Healthcare, and Chair, British Chamber Healthcare Committee

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