Blockchain: multi-application viewpoints and opportunities

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Blockchain: multi-application viewpoints and opportunities
Tuesday, 19 November, 2019

Purpose and Scope:

Blockchain is increasingly showing its value to business. Blockchain has been defined as a “single version of the truth” made possible by an immutable and secure time-stamped ledger. Multiple parties hold copies of the ledger, and blockchain has the potential to deliver trust to many facets of business while decreasing or eliminating fraud and counterfeiting. However, there are technology challenges that still needs to understand and how it’s shaping the use of data and what it can do for information security professionals.

This webinar will highlight the cybersecurity and privacy multi-applications and opportunities in blockchain technology. In collaboration with the SOFIE, PRIViLEDGE and MyHealthMyData (MHMD) projects, this webinar will be focusing on how blockchain technology can benefit the areas that the specific use cases of the following R&I projects, like healthcare, finance, etc.

Registration is now open!

Who should attend:

The webinar is open to all interested in blockchain technology and opportunities in with enhance privacy, protection, digital privacy, anonymity, efficient decentralized consensus for distributed ledgers technologies (DLT) and forecast accuracy in energy data exchange, e-diploma in marketplace and healthcare sector.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn more about Blockchain technology that are helping organisations to  decreasing or eliminating fraud and counterfeiting
  • Get insights on different opportunities of blockchain in different areas and use cases
  • Understand the connection with other technologies toward the creation of new data-driven services and market
  • How blockchain can fill the technological gap in energy sector and what pre requirements are needed
  • Become part of our cybersecurity community

Draft Agenda: 

11:00 -11:05 - Blockchain offering new opportunities and challenges - Nicholas Ferguson, Trust-IT Services,

11:05 - 11:15 - Free energy data - how blockchain helps to enable energy flexibility services through data exchange between owner and service providers - Priit Anton, Guardtime, SOFIE project

11:15 - 11:25 - Applying Block Chains for Electronic Voting Bulletin Boards - Sven Heiberg, Smartmatic-Cybernetica Centre of Excellence for Internet Voting, PRIViLEDGE project

11:25 - 11:30 - Q&A

11:30 - 11:40 - How Blockchain technologies are transforming data privacy and security in the Healthcare sectors and the role of SMEs – general perspectives and the example of the EU-funded project MyHealthMyData – Mirko De Maldè, Lynkeus, MyHealthMyData (MHMD)

11:40 - 11:50 - GDPR and its implications on Blockchain technology, Anastasia Botsi, ICTL Legal,

11:50 – 12:00 – Blockchain opportunities to Marketplace and its services, Maria Diaz, European Digital SME Alliance,

12:00 - 12:05 - Q&A

12:05 – 12:10 – Closing Remarks





Anastasia Botsi

Anastasia Botsi is trained in European law, and has Professional University Certificate (ECPC-B DPO) from the European Centre of Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC) in Maastricht University. She has also been sponsored by the Dutch Science Foundation to conduct research on the legal issues of managing cyber-security risks and cyber-attacks.

Maria Diaz

María Díaz Oliver holds a degree on political sciences and specialises in political communication and lobbying.
She currently works at the European DIGITAL SME Alliance and is interested in digital policy, cybersecurity, data protection, AI, and finally, she is passionate about representing interests of SMEs who lack digital literacy and  competences in the EU panorama.

Mirko De Maldè

Mirko De Maldè, Coordination team of the EU-funded project MyHealthMyData, COO @ Lynkeus - Mirko is active in a variety of blockchain in healthcare initiatives. Mirko is an active member of the healthcare group of the International Association of trusted blockchain applications (INATBA), he is also Italian ambassador for the peer-reviewed journal Blockchain in healthcare today, member of the global Healthcare WG within the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) and of the Blockchain for health data management of the Research Data Alliance (RDA).

Priit Anton

Priit Anton is program manager and business analyst at Guardtime dealing with customer’s specific requests and business development to solve challenges they are facing. Priit manages also different R&D projects and Proof of Concepts for key customers. His responsibility is to bring Guardtime technology to new emerging business sectors, such as energy, logistics and space technology. His previous experience is in business development, export in Earth observation, GIS in Forestry and Agriculture sector in company Reach-U.

In the energy sector he is currently related to H2020 project SOFIE - Secure Open Federation for Internet Everywhere and H2020 project SYSFLEX - Pan-European system with an efficient coordinated use of flexibilities for the integration of a large share of Renewable energy source where he is responsible for project management and business analysis.

Sven Heiberg

Sven Heiberg is a Product Manager at Smartmatic-Cybernetica Centre of Excellence for Internet Voting OÜ. Since 2014, Sven leads the development of online voting platform TIVI ( He has been involved with the development of Estonian online voting system since 2004.

Sven is currently related to H2020 project PRIViLEDGE - Privacy-Enhancing Cryptography in Distributed Ledgers - where he is responsible for the online voting use-case.


Nicholas Ferguson

Nicholas Ferguson, Digital Communications Strategist & Project Manager. Nicholas has an MSc in Educational Management and a BA Hons in Politics and Sociology. He is the coordinator of the Common Dissemination Booster (CDB) as well as the coordinator of Previously, he was the coordinator of the CloudWATCH2 project and deputy coordinator of CloudWATCH, SLA-Ready, SIENA and OGF-Europe. He excels in building & promoting innovative tools and services in the ICT innovation landscape. His work focuses on raising awareness of novel tools and services in ICT, in the private, especially SMEs and public sectors as well as providing contributions to the adoption of ICT Standards. Since its launch in 2009, Nicholas managed the Cloudscape Series, that grew from a funded initiative by the EC to becoming a self-sustaining event attracting international thought leaders in the cloud space in Europe. Nicholas has also played an instrumental role in the evolution of the yearly concertation meetings of the CloudWATCH & CloudWATCH2 projects.

Future Events

Supporting Specialised Skills Development: Big Data, Internet of Things and Cybersecurity for SMEs (EASME/COSME/2017/007)


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