Interoperability: The Key To Blockchain Adoption


Mike Ward


Imagine sending a text to your friends, but the message doesn’t go through due to everyone being on different mobile carriers. Sounds awful doesn’t it? But if we aren’t careful, we may end up in such a world with blockchain-enabled networks. While blockchains promise a future of peer to peer assets and value, without interoperability we might be recreating the same trapped assets and digital islands of information that we have today. Mike Ward, Head of Product Management, at R3 will highlight how interoperability across applications and the ability to integrate with existing technology is essential to ensure widespread adoption of blockchain.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Solo
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced