Building peace in the minds of men and women

Blockchain: practices and perspectives


Fri, 17 May
9:00 to 9:30



9:30 to 10:00


  • Moez CHAKCHOUK, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO
  • Ghislaine AZEMARD, Director UNESCO Chair ITEN, Vice-President Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme and Vice-President for Digital University Paris 8
  • Greg MEDCRAFT, Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs at OECD
  • Dorothy GORDON, Chairperson, UNESCO’s Information for All Programme
10:00 to 10:30

Theme 1 - Introduction to the blockchain

Scientific animation

  • Matthieu QUINIOU, Lawyer and Researcher UNESCO Chair ITEN

Keynote: Evolution of the blockchain ecosystem: from cypherpunks to startups and institutions

  • Ken TIMSIT, Managing Director - ConsenSys Enterprise Solutions, ConsenSys France
10:30 to 11:15

Theme 2: The functioning of blockchain


Distributed ledger technology and blockchain

  • Jean-Jacques QUISQUATER, Professor, Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain

Moderator: UNESCO


New technical developments? Practical advice on consensus systems, scalability, interoperability between blockchains and the emergence of quantum computers.

  • Caroline MALCOLM, Head, Blockchain Policy Centre at OECD
  • Nitin GAUR, IBM Blockchain Labs - Director, IBM WW Digital Asset Labs
  • Robert POGGI, Territorial Director (Seine Saint-Denis and Val de Marne) at ENEDIS
  • Rong CHEN, Chairman, ELASTOS


11:15 to 12:30

Theme 3: Characteristics and uses of blockchain


Practical presentation of smartcontracts and decentralized applications (Apps)

  • Kadan STADELMANN, CTO, ethical hacker and blockchain engineer, KomodoPlatform

Moderator: Christophe DE BONNEUIL, blockchain expert and trainer for OECD


Impact of blockchain on society, economic and law? Blockchain as a new vector of disintermediation.

  • Peijiang ZHU, General Secretary, Chinese Blockchain Association
  • Marcus GODDARD, VP Intelligence, NETEXPLO
  • Almudena DE LA MATA, co-founder, Innovation for Change, Blockchain Intelligence Law Institute, Impact Hub, Blockchain Espana
  • Ismael ARRIBAS, Directeur de KUNFUD, président du comité de normalisation d'Alastria, représentant espagnol de l'UNE, President of Spain Chapter of Government Blockchain Association
12:30 to 14:00

Lunch break


14:00 to 14:45

Use case n°1: Blockchain, education and open science

Panel and use case presentation:

Toward new pedagogical forms and open science carried by blockchain and learners' data management?

Moderator: Zeynep VAROGLU, Programme Specialist Education and ICT, UNESCO

  • Romain LECLERC, In the Pockette
  • Sandra MARTIN, In the Pockette
  • Claudio TESSONE, Assistant Professor of Network Science, University of Zurick Blockchain Center
  • Sönke BARTLING, Founder, Think Tank Blockchain for Open Science
  • Yiyu CAI, Professor Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Christoph STECK, Director Public Policy & Internet Telefonica
14:45 to 15:30

Use case n°2: Blockchain and artistic creation

Panel and use case presentation:

Blockchain as an efficient copyright management tool?

Moderator: UNESCO

  • Damien CALLEROT, Founder, SCENSO.TV
  • Aleksandra SMILEK, Founder, EP7
  • Jérôme PONS, Founder, Music Won't Stop
15:30 to 16:15

Use case n°3: Blockchain and democracy

Panel and use case presentation:

Blockchain: a tool for direct democracy?

Moderator: Guy Berger, Director of Division for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO

  • Jacques TRAORE, Orange Lab
  • Jean-Christophe FINIDORI, blockstack evangelist, BLOCKSTACK
16:15 to 16:45



16:45 to 17:15

Use case n°4: Blockchain, sustainable territories and creative cities

Panel and use case presentation:

Blockchain and territorial innovation

Moderator: Patrick COQUET, CAPDigital

  • Yonathan PARIENTI, Founder and CEO, Horyou
  • David RICHARD, Lawyer
  • Susanne TARKOWSKI TEMPELHOFF, founder of Bitnation
17:15 to 18:00

Use case n°5: Blockchain and social innovation financing

Panel and use case presentation:

Initial Coin Offering, tokennization, crypto-lending for social innovation social, responsible and sustainable innovation

Moderator: Lucien Castex, General Secretary, Internet Society France Chapter

  • Julien BERANGER, Abie Co-Founder, CMO at iExec
  • Laurent LELOUP, CEO at Chaineum, Author of Blockchain, la révolution de la confiance
  • Anna JUUSELA, Yanca
  • Sacha IVASILEVITCH, CFA, President at Leconsultant SAS
  • Kohei KURIHARA, President, Government Blockchain Association Japan Chapter
18:00 to 18:30


Blockchain and prospectives

  • Moez CHAKCHOUK, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO

Cocktail / Networking