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Pre-Conference Workshops

Business Readiness

Workshop A Monday, October 07

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Engaging Your Business in Blockchain and Developing the Roadmap for Adoption

Workshop Leader: Gregg Gorniak, U.S. Serialisation Market Lead, Supply Chain & Strategy, GlaxoSmithKline

Blockchain implementation requires collaboration across multiple stakeholders, not only across the value chain, but also within your organization. As a consequence, the groundwork and preparation required before you start is absolutely essential for successful implementation. This workshop will look at the first year of blockchain adoption, from the experience of a leader who has initiated the blockchain journey within their own organization.

The session will address 3 key steps at the outset of blockchain adoption:
  • Engaging your business in blockchain
  • Identifying potential partners and reviewing opportunities to join a consortium
  • Setting out a roadmap to kick-start your first blockchain proof of concept

Gregg Gorniak, U.S. Serialisation Market Lead, Supply Chain & Strategy, GlaxoSmithKline

Proof of Concept

Workshop B Monday, October 07

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Blockchain for the Supply Chain: Use Case Development

Workshop Leader: Heather Flannery, Co-Founder & Board Chair, Blockchain in Healthcare Global – IEEE ISTO

This session will demonstrate 1-2 examples of blockchain use case developments – walking you through the practical steps to demonstrate the value of blockchain to solve specific supply chain challenges. Looking at practical examples we will answer questions such as why blockchain vs. other technologies? How to demonstrate ROI and value? How to get business buy-in for a blockchain project.

We will go through the following steps in detail:

  • Analytics to demonstrate the business problem
  • Measurement for what transformation could achieve
  • Review why blockchain vs other solutions
  • Developing metrics for ROI demonstration

Heather Flannery, Co-Founder & Board Chair, Blockchain in Healthcare Global – IEEE ISTO