Seminar on Applications and Opportunities of Blockchain


Monday May 20th, 2019,

at Kurtén auditorium, Tervahovi building, University of Vaasa

The workshop is organized by the School of Marketing and Communication, School of Management, School of Technology and Innovation, School of Accounting and Finance and the Digital Economy Research Platform, University of Vaasa, Finland

Program Schedule 20.5.2019

Workshop Registration and Coffee: 8:30-9:00

Opening: 9:00-9:15: Opening and Welcome Word, Introducing the Program

Opening Session: 9:15-10:30:

Keynote Speech 1

Prof. J. Tuomas Harviainen, Tampere University

Blockchain-based business – current and future applications

Keynote Speech 2

Kimmo Mäkinen, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Finance

Blockchain in data management – a governmental perspective

Coffee Break 10:30-10:45

Session I Blockchain Use Cases (á 15 minutes): 10:45-12:30

  1. Prof. Merja Koskela & Assistant Professor Jukka Sihvonen: How Blockchain as Technology is Discussed in Journalism and the Annual Reports of Businesses
  2. Prof. Tanja Sihvonen: How Blockchain Introduces Value, Ownership, and Scarcity in the Digital World
  3. Dr. Khuram Shahzad, Supply chain and Blockchain, but how close to Project Management
  4. Prof. Vesa Annola: Blockchain and Smart Contracts
  5. Dr. Amin Shokri-Gazafroudi: Islanded Microgrid Management Based on Blockchain Communication
  6. Assistant Prof. Klaus Grobys and PhD Student Niranjan Sapkota: Digital Finance and Blockchain


Lunch Break 12:30-13:30

Session II Interactive Hands-on Blockchain “Adopthon” Workshop: 13:30-15:30

Explore Blockchain - Use cases, design thinking, challenges & new solutions: facilitated group work

- come and explore your added value to creating the blockchain solutions of the future!

Organizer: and BlockStack

Closing Session for Blockchain Adopthon: 15:30-16:30

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The seminar and workshop is free of charge and open for all interested in Blockchain!

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