Tech Talks

Tech Talks: November 5th 2019

The Tech Talks are held by industry leaders, researchers and startups, about their projects and research topics, to explore the state-of-the-art of privacy, cryptography and blockchain technologies.


12.00 - 13.00

Decentralisation, DLTs, blockchains   

[Masterclass] Developer journey, implementing a zero-knowledge proof flow with Zenroom   

Alex Puig, Caelumlabs   

A debate about transparency,  accountability and privacy in blockchain 

Antonio Tenorio, Decentralized Science   

Chair:​ Andrea D'Intino and Puria Nafisi,

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch break, networking and exploring the showcase

14.00 - 15.00

Decentralisation, DLTs, blockchains   

The Prosume smart grid management platform 

Alex D'Elia and Alessia Borge, Mangrovia   

Enhancing relational and social capital of communities   

Roberto Sanlorenzo, Merits     

Superrr, promoting the ethical use of technology 

Julia Kloiber, Superrr, Ashoka 

Iuvia private cloud

Santiago Saavedra, Heimdall

Chair: ​Andrea D'Intino and Puria Nafisi, 

15.00 - 16.00

New Frontiers of Privacy 

[Masterclass] The future of cryptography and the  Miracl Core library 

Mike Scott, Miracl   

Security and privacy, an unsustainable balance 

Sofia Celi, Centro de Autonomía Digital     

Miracl Trust built on Miracl Core  

Michael Tanaka, Miracl     

Limits of anonymization and challenges in privacy-preserving data analysis 

Andrea Gadotti, Imperial College London 

Chair: Rob Van Kranenburg, IoT Council

16.00 - 17.00

Tools and rules for Data Commons -  presentations and discussion

Jaya Klara Brekke, Durham University

Data Rights model and how can it be achieved 

Valentina Pavel, Mozilla Fellow   

My reputation is your reputation: how to  improve people’s capacity to check  companies' trustworthiness and affect their practices 

Kamel Ajji, Paris2 Pantheon Assas University

Chair:​ Javier Ruiz Diaz, Open Rights Group  and DECODE Advisor

17.00 - 18.00

Data sovereignty, privacy and security 

[Masterclass] Assured identities with valuable data –  the Dizme framework 

Fabrizio Leoni, Infocert   

Classic identity & access rebuilt with Self-Sovereign Identity Tech 

Andre Kudra, Esatus the decentralized press search engine 

Simon Descarpentries, Siltaar   

Chair: ​Rob van Kranenburg, IoT Council