Consensus: Distributed is coming up quickly. This free, virtual version of the annual conference starts on Monday, May 11, and runs until May 15. Sessions will run round the clock to make sure there’s content for every market and every timezone.
Hyperledger will be front and center in discussions around enterprise blockchain. In addition to a Hyperledger virtual booth, members like PwC, Oracle and Cognizant will be available via online office hours for more intimate networking and one-on-one meetings. We will also have a playlist of virtual member demos to check out.
Further, Hyperledger is part of Foundations, a new program within Consensus designed to put the spotlight on thriving blockchain ecosystems. The focus will be on Hyperledger on Wednesday, May 13, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT. During this session, Executive Director Brian Behlendorf will talk about the State of Hyperledger. Brian will be joined by Arnaud Le Hors, Chair of the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee (TSC), who will give a brief update on technical milestones. This Changelog talk will be followed by a Q+A with James Wester, Research Director, Worldwide Blockchain Strategies at IDC.
We’ll then transition the conversation to Hyperledger Avalon, one of the latest projects to join the greenhouse. Avalon aims to address concerns around confidentiality and blockchain transactionality. Dan Middleton, Head of Technology for Intel’s Blockchain and Distributed Ledger program and a member of the Hyperledger TSC, will provide a quick introduction, speak to the traction, and explain how others can contribute to this up-and-coming project. Finally, Jonathan Hamilton from Accenture will join for the last 10 minutes to provide an exclusive peek at a brand new project, just accepted into Hyperledger. He will speak to the intention behind the project, the process of getting it from a lab to an official project in the greenhouse and its future at Hyperledger.
Other Hyperledger sessions you definitely don’t want to miss: Brian will take part on the State of Enterprise Adoption workshop at 2:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 12, and join the panel First Principles for a Decentralized Future for a conversation about the World Economic Forum’s Center “Presidio Principles” at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 13.