For almost three years it was on the agenda at CHAINSTEP: in the Digital Hub Logistics Hamburg regular events belong to “Business Blockchain” with a focus on logistics and supply chain management. For COBILITY and with our partners and customers, we have already held various events at the hub, but it was IBM that gave us the impetus for our first Hub meetup (in this case together with IBM) on our core topic – Business Blockchain.
Title of the event: “Blockchain in real life.” A good fifty participants ensured a well-filled Meetup Room. After the welcome by Johannes Berg, Managing Director of Digital Hub Logistics Hamburg, Christan Schultze-Wolters, IBM Business Unit Manager Blockchain Solutions D-A-CH, gave an interesting overview of the various activities within the IBM Food Trust Initiative. The charts are available here.
Afterwards, three members of the HANSEBLOC consortium (Sovereign Speed, Kühne Logistik Universität (KLU) and CHAINSTEP) explained the state of development of the BMBF-funded project. Click here for the presentation and here for the project page.
After the presentations there were several questions from the interested audience. A nice get-together with finger food and drinks rounded off what we believe was a successful event.
For CHAINSTEP this was the starting signal for further Meetups around Business Blockchain. We are planning events on the blockchain-based ecosystems that are currently being created for the maritime industry, on our previous customer projects and on other current funded projects. At the request of many of the participants of the Meetup on 25 February, we will also be holding a basic event “Getting Started with Business Blockchain”, where participants will have the opportunity to discuss their questions about the use of the blockchain with experts after an introduction to the topic.