Dublin, Ireland | September 12-14, 2022
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Monday, September 12 • 17:20 - 18:00
Panel Discussion: All Things Cross-Chain - Jim Zhang & Sophia Lopez, Kaleido; Venkatraman Ramakrishna, IBM; Takeuchi Takuma, Fujitsu

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As enterprises and organizations increase their adoption and deployment of blockchain technology and networks, the overall complexity of systems are growing exponentially. A host of new requirements for cross-chain sharing of data and transaction management arise, which necessitates a clear strategy on multi-chain connectivity and cross-chain interoperability. In this panel, leaders from Hyperledger Cactus and Hyperledger FireFly projects, as well as other blockchain experts will share their thoughts on all things cross-chain. We’ll cover: -The necessity for cross-chain connectivity in a multi-chain world -Challenges with implementing cross-chain functionality -Emerging technologies for building cross-chain solutions -And more!

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Takuma Takeuchi

Research Manager, Fujitsu
Takuma is a Research Manager of the Data & Security Research Laboratory within Fujitsu Limited responsible for blockchain interoperability technologies that are critical to Fujitsu's Sustainable Manufacturing plays. He is also working as one of the maintainers of Hyperledger Cactus... Read More →
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Sophia Lopez

Founder and President, Kaleido
Sophia Lopez is a Founder and President of Kaleido, an award-winning digital transformation platform and a leading global blockchain-as-a-service. Its clients include the top healthcare and insurance networks, top third of the world’s largest banks and 80% of the world’s supply... Read More →
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Venkatraman Ramakrishna

Senior Researcher, IBM
Venkatraman Ramakrishna is a Senior Researcher in IBM Research-India (Bangalore) and an IBM Quantum Ambassador. Following a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur and an MS and PhD (ubiquitous computing) from UCLA, he worked in the Bing Infrastructure team... Read More →
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Jim Zhang

Co-Founder and Head of Protocol, Kaleido
Jim Zhang is a co-founder of Kaleido, an active member of the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance Quorum Workgroup and has contributed to the Quorum open source project code base. Jim is also a maintainer of the Hyperledger Fabric project, responsible for the node.js SDK and node.js chaincode... Read More →

Monday September 12, 2022 17:20 - 18:00 IST
Wicklow Hall 1