The conference will be held between 3 and 6 March in Phoenix, Arizona. The gathering is open to everybody who is participating in development or interested in learning about Hyperledger’s open source blockchain solutions.
The Hyperledger Global Forum is the global conference for all contributors and users of Hyperledger projects where they can meet, socialize and exchange ideas and good practices. Whether you are a member or not, everybody can directly chat with the Technical Steering Committee or the Hyperledger project maintainers.
Happening for a second year, the forum will gather more than 1,000 Hyperledger users, members, contributors and service providers, from all parts of the world.
The seminar will host a keynote speech from Don Tapscott, who is the co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute and is also the co-author of “Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World”.
As the forum lasts four days, it will include another keynote session from the Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum – Sheila Warren.
Tapscott believes that “the transformation from an internet of information to an Internet of value is well underway,” and added:
“Leaders in enterprise and government who not just embrace this new technological transformation, but lead it, will reap the benefits. However blockchain needs stewardship and forums like this are critical to understanding, partnerships, governance and widespread adoption.”
As seen in the agenda, the forum offers more than 70 sessions, workshops, panels, breakout sessions and even a Demo Theater. When it comes to the included topics there’s a lot of variety, ranging from technical matters like Hyperledger Fabric 101, to business sessions such as Governing DLT Networks.
We can also noticed some forward-thinking topics like Building Identity and Credit Solutions for the Developing World Using Hyperledger Technology.
Hyperledger wanted their forum to consist of interesting content organized in the best way possible, that is also structured around issues that trouble or fascinate the community.
This is why they appointed an external Program Committee which conducted a thorough analysis and chose the right speakers for the forum.
The executive director of Hyperledger, Brian Behlendorf, shared his thoughts on the premier Hyperledger forum:
“The inaugural Hyperledger Global Forum in Basel energized our community and helped drive much of the momentum we’ve seen on the development and deployment fronts in 2019.”
As for the upcoming 2020 edition he believes:
“Hyperledger Global Forum 2020 will bring even more people together for a deep dive into all things Hyperledger. Thanks to our distinguished keynote speakers and the calibre of the content curated by our hard working Program Committee, we anticipate our event will fully engage both business and technical audiences and further boost the energy and excitement within the Hyperledger community and broader enterprise blockchain market.”