Solving Humanitarian Issues Through Blockchain

Solving Humanitarian Issues Through Blockchain


Marie Wieck


We live in a time where global systemic challenges are pushing against the collective progress of the world. In this session, Marie Wieck, General Manager for IBM, will lead a panel discussion with partners such as The Plastic Bank’s co-founder Shaun Frankson to showcase how leading humanitarians are using Blockchain to tackle the world’s biggest problems, those aligned with many of the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). The conversation will range from disruptive marketplaces to end poverty, improve economic growth, sustainable energy, micro-credentialing platforms that democratize education and more. Ultimately the disruptors will discuss how they are using Blockchain to increase trust, provide new access to the underserved, and create new models for change.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Dual
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced