Blockchain - Enigmatic or crystal-clear? User cases and insights from Vlaamse Overheid, equensWorldline & DNV GL (N-sight)

Location:Roularta Conference Center, Zellik



The world of IT is buzzing about blockchain and its possibilities. Hyped as an answer to many challenges and concerns, we will take a close look at this new technology in this session.


Our experts will give an overview of what blockchain is all about and where the opportunities lie.  We’ll explore the legal aspects, and what to consider when negotiating a contract for a blockchain project. And we’ll learn from real-life experiences that put the theory into practice.


13:30 - 18:00


Roularta Conference Centre, Z.1. Research Park 120, 1731 Zellik




13:30 Welcome coffee


14:00 Introduction: Participants’ expectations around the table


Ann Guinée, Project Manager, Beltug (English)


14:15 Beyond cryptocurrency

Johan Maes will zoom in on the power of blockchain as a processing platform and show the potential business value of implementing it. Plus, he will share a simple decision matrix to judge when blockchain might be of interest, illustrated with ongoing initiatives in multiple domains.


Johan Maes, Head of Business Architecture & Innovation, equensWorldline Belux (English)


14:45 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


14:55 Blockchain – a legal perspective

Blockchain looks like it could offer a solution to a number of issues. But here, with Erik Valgaeren, we take a moment to review the legal aspects. What should be in your checklist when building a project? What should be included in the contract with your blockchain provider? What areas are important to consider in the relationship with your clients?


Erik Valgaeren, Advokaat-vennoot, Head TMT/IP practice, Stibbe (English)


15:25 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:35 Short coffee break


15:50 Flemish government’s pilot projects

Within the Flemish government, a few blockchain pilot projects are already being set up.  All aim to simplify existing processes by introducing blockchain and rethinking the central role of the government. Daniel Du Seuil discusses the current cases and the first lessons from these proofs-of-concept.


Daniel Du Seuil, Programme manager and architect Blockchain, Vlaamse overheid (Dutch)


16:20 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


16:30 Blockchain in the certification business - a matter of digital assurance

DNV GL has been in the business of building trust for more than 150 years, including in the certification industry. Using blockchain technology, DNV GL is taking a step to provide digital assurance, enabling its customers to show compliance and adherence to rules and standards to their customers. Geert-Jan Rens will explain the context and set up of this service and share DNV GL's insights.


Geert-Jan Rens, Principal Consultant Digital Transformation, DNV GL (English)


17:00 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


17:10 Wrap up & closing drink


18:00 End


You can easily combine this N-sight with the morning session: “Authentication in a digital world - where are we?”. For those who register for both sessions, a light lunch will be provided.