On Wednesday, the 22th of February, our CEO Roeland Gielen will talk about Blockchain & Self-Sovereign Identity: Promises & Challenges at the Leuven Mindgate Events Visionary Seminar in Leuven.

In today’s increasingly digital world, both the scale and scope of data collection is unprecedented. Everything about one’s personal search habits, purchases, physical locations and patterns are gathered and cross-correlated by numerous stakeholders, providing detailed insights on our habits and the people with whom we associate at every hour of the day. Privacy issues are clearly at stake, yet the sharing and exchange of such information can also provide significant benefits for every stakeholder involved, including the private individual - as long as the that individual stays in control of their data. And that’s easier said than done. 

Blockchain holds the promise of self-sovereign identity, putting every person (or company) in the driver’s seat when it comes to managing the accuracy and sharing of their data. Blockchain’s ability to both encode and verify the credentials of one’s individual identity opens numerous new applications of this technology in every sector to improve the monitoring of existing processes or provide more accurate information to myriad stakeholders."

This seminar shed light on the future of the Blockchain technology by learning from world class experts and visionaries about the technology, current and future applications, and also the legal and technological implications of blockchains.

The full programme


Welcome coffee


Welcome by Paul Zuber, Chairman of the programme
Senior Researcher, imec


Blockchain: the missing layer of the internet, until now
Matthew Van Niekerk, CEO SettleMint


Blockchain: under the hood
Bart Preneel, Prof. KU Leuven


Legal aspects of blockchain implementation
Niels Vandezande, legal researcher KU Leuven CITIP – imec


Coffee break


Mobile Wallets: from Paper to Hardware Implementations
Alexander Vasylchenko, CEO Sofitto


Non-financial use cases for blockchain technology
Dimitri De Jonghe, lead developer BigchainDB


Blockchain & Self-Sovereign Identity: Promises & Challenges

Roeland Gielen, CEO Kunstmaan


Networking with drinks and snacks