Enterprise open source adoption has its own set of challenges, but it becomes easier if you have a clear plan to follow. At Open FinTech Forum, Ibrahim Haddad provides guidelines based on proven practices.

2018 marks the year that open source disrupts yet another industry, and this time it’s financial services. The first-ever Open FinTech Forum, happening October 10-11 in New York City, focuses on the intersection of financial services and open source. It promises to provide attendees with guidance on building internal open source programs along with an in-depth look at cutting-edge technologies being deployed in the financial sector, such as AI, blockchain/distributed ledger, and Kubernetes.

Several factors make Open FinTech Forum special, but the in-depth sessions on day 1 especially stand out. The first day offers five technical tutorials, as well as four working discussions covering open source in an enterprise environment, setting up an open source program office, ensuring license compliance, and best practices for contributing to open source projects.

Enterprise open source adoption has its own set of challenges, but it becomes easier if you have a clear plan to follow. At Open FinTech, I’ll present a tutorial session called “Using Open Source: An Enterprise Guide,” which provides a detailed discussion on how to use open source. We’ll start by answering the question, “Why Open Source,” then discuss how to build an internal supporting infrastructure and look at some lessons learned from over two decades of enterprise open source experience. This session — run under the Chatham House Rule — offers a workshop-style environment that is a mix of presentation and discussion triggered by audience questions. The workshop is divided into five sections, explored below.

Why Open Source?

This question may seem trivial but it’s a very important consideration that even the most open source mature companies revisit regularly. In this part of the workshop, we’ll examine seven key reasons why enterprises should engage with open source software, regardless of industry and focus, and how they can gain incredible value from such engagements.

The Importance of Open Source Strategy

Going through the exercise of establishing an open source strategy is a great way to figure out your company’s current position and its future goals with respect to open source. These strategy discussions will usually evolve around goals you’d like to achieve, along with why and how you’d like to achieve them. In this part of the tutorial, we discuss the many questions to consider when determining your open source strategy and tie that to your product and services strategy for a path to a better ROI.

Implementing an Open Source infrastructure

Once you have identified your company’s open source strategy, you need to build infrastructure to support your open source efforts and investments. That infrastructure should act as a enabler for your efforts in using open source, complying with license, contributing to projects, and leading initiatives. In the workshop, I’ll present these various elements that together form an incredible enabling environment for your open source efforts.

Recommended Practices (17 of them)

When IBM pledged to spend $1 billion on Linux R&D back in 2000, it was a major milestone. IBM was a pioneer in the enterprise open source world, and the company had to learn a lot about working with open source software and the various communities. Other companies have since followed suit, and many more are now entering open source as it becomes the new normal of software development.  The question is: How can you minimize the enterprise learning curve on your own open source journey? We’ve got you covered. In this talk, we’ll explore 17 lessons learned from nearly two decades of enterprise experience with open source software.

Challenges

Beyond implementing these best practices, open source adoption requires a cultural shift from traditional software development practices to a more open and collaborative mindset. Internal company dynamics need to be favorable to open source efforts. As an open source leader inside your organization, you will face several challenges in terms of funding resources, justifying ROI, getting upstream focus, etc. These challenges often require a major shift in mindset and a lot of education up the chain. We will explore various considerations relating to culture, processes, tools, continuity, and education to ensure you are on track to open source success in your organization.

We hope to see you at Open FinTech Forum for an informative and high-value event.

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More than 270 organizations now support leading open source blockchain project, including FedEx & Honeywell International Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO – (September 26, 2018)  Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced 14 members have joined its growing global community. More than 270 organizations are now contributing to the growth of Hyperledgers’ open source distributed ledger frameworks and tools.

“Our community ranges from technology giants and industry leaders to start-ups, service providers and academics,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “We are gaining traction around the world in market segments from finance to healthcare and government to logistics. This growth and diversity is a signal of the increasing recognition of the strategic value of enterprise blockchain and commitment to the adoption and development of open source frameworks to drive new business models.”

Hyperledger is a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort that includes 10 business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Hyperledger enables organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. The latest general members to join the community are: BetaBlocks, Blockchain Educators, Cardstack, Constellation Labs, Elemential Labs, FedEx, Honeywell International Inc., KoreConX, Northstar Venture Technologies, Peer Ledger, Syncsort and Wanchain.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values contributions and participation from various entities. As such, pre-approved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join Hyperledger at no cost as associate members. Associate members joining this month include Ministry of Citizens’ Services of British Columbia, Canada, and the Government of Bermuda.

New member quotes:

BetaBlocks

“We are proud to join Hyperledger and thrilled about the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most talented individuals in the distributed ledger space,” said Antonio Manueco, CTO of BetaBlocks. “At BetaBlocks, we educate and help entrepreneurs build the next generation of amazing companies using blockchain through our co-building program. It is important for us to support The Linux Foundation and Hyperledger in order to help the open source community continue building world class software. We are looking forward to collaborating with some of the other important members of these great organizations.”

Blockchain Educators

“Blockchain Educators is excited to join the Linux Foundation and Hyperledger,” said Thomas Rivera, CEO of Blockchain Educators. “We firmly believe blockchain technology will usher in the next generation of business activity and that Hyperledger is at the forefront. Blockchain Educators is fully dedicated to increasing awareness and enhancing blockchain education for beginners, entrepreneurs, corporations and developers. We look forward to working closely with Hyperledger and its community members.”

Cardstack

“To achieve broad adoption of blockchain technologies, we need to focus on orchestrating cohesive experiences on top of decentralized protocols as well as cloud services, so new value networks can form over existing data assets and market relationships,” said Chris Tse, Founding Director of Cardstack. “We are honored to join the Linux Foundation and Hyperledger to contribute open source software, compile architecture patterns, and share solution templates to bring real use cases to the marketplace. Since 2017, we have been developing on the Hyperledger Sawtooth platform with our client-partner dotBC and their network of music industry innovators to architect and develop a new decentralized media rights registry. Cardstack is excited to leverage other Hyperledger projects and share our experience building decentralized ecosystems with our open-sourced framework and tools.”

Constellation Labs

“We are honored to be a part of the premier organization in technology and the blockchain space. Constellation is working with the Hyperledger community to explore new architectures and frameworks that will usher in a new era of applications built on distributed ledger technology,” said Benjamin Diggles, VP of Business Development at Constellation Labs. “Contributing to this project will be imperative to our focus of applying blockchain scalability to real-world, viable enterprise use cases.”

Elemential Labs

“We’re excited to join Hyperledger and bring blockchain infrastructure to the Indian growth story,” said Raunaq Vaisoha, CEO at Elemential Labs. “With our membership, we look to offer additional value to our customers.”

FedEx

“We believe that blockchain has big implications in supply chain, transportation and logistics,” said Kevin Humphries, Senior Vice President, IT, FedEx Services. “We are excited for the opportunity to collaborate with the Hyperledger community as we continue to explore the applications and help set the standards for wide-scale blockchain adoption in our industry and others.”

Honeywell International Inc.

“Honeywell Aerospace, whose solutions are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft in service today, is pleased to join Hyperledger,” said Sathish Muthukrishnan, Chief Digital and Information Officer for Honeywell Aerospace, “We look forward to leveraging the blockchain technology to solve critical customer needs and enable our position as a leading Software-Industrial Company through the Power of Connected.”

KoreConX

“In Hyperledger Fabric, we found a credible blockchain platform designed especially for financial transactions,” said Oscar A. Jofre, CEO of KoreConX. “This is a highly professional community of technologists who are thoughtful and focused on creating enterprise-class applications, keeping safety and security foremost. A number of respected financial institutions are also building applications with Fabric, which raises our level of confidence and comfort.”

Northstar Venture Technologies

“Northstar is thrilled to join Hyperledger and The Linux Foundation,” said Dean Sutton, CEO of Northstar Venture Technologies. “Having direct access to the Hyperledger resources and community is of great value in our work with enterprise, financial services and capital markets organizations. We look forward to being active contributors to this open standard of ongoing innovation and bringing new platform solutions to market for Northstar and our clients.

Peer Ledger

“Peer Ledger is the creator of the MIMOSI blockchain application for Responsible Sourcing and an Identity Bridge product, which provides identity resolution services among identity systems and multiple blockchains. With MIMOSI, we showcase how the highly modular Hyperledger Fabric can be implemented using a hybrid governance model, providing subscribers with the now-accustomed convenience of zero installation, while still using the Fabric’s distributed consensus mechanism correctly to ensure data consistency and to detect and prevent double spend. No blockchain outside the Hyperledger family would allow us as much flexibility around implementation governance,” said Dawn Jutla, CEO at Peer Ledger. “Hyperledger Fabric’s flexibility and its community of developers enabled our firm to produce this sophisticated blockchain-based SaaS for Responsible Sourcing in under two years. We are thrilled to join and to contribute further as a member of the Hyperledger community.”

Syncsort

“We see blockchain emerging as a next-generation platform with tremendous potential that can be enabled by data integration and data quality,” said Tendü Yoğurtçu, CTO, Syncsort. “Connecting blockchain to existing infrastructure and legacy platforms across the enterprise is consistent with Syncsort’s leadership in Big Iron to Big Data, making enterprise-wide data accessible to next generation platforms and applying it to pressing business use cases. We are excited to join Hyperledger and to identify areas where Syncsort can contribute to maturing the platform and making its benefits more achievable for our customers.”

Wanchain

“Wanchain is honored to join Hyperledger and become a part of this ecosystem to advance an open standard for distributed ledger technology,” said Jack Lu, Founder and CEO of Wanchain. “Wanchain is working to bridge blockchains and connect the world’s digital assets. We are excited to collaborate with member organizations and enterprises to further develop and advance the industry as a whole. The Wanchain team is looking forward to cooperating with such a diverse and global community of industry leaders and contributing our insights on cross-chain technologies.”

Join industry peers in helping build and shape the ecosystem for blockchain technologies, use cases and applications. More information on joining Hyperledger as a member organization can be found here: https://www.hyperledger.org/members/join.

About Hyperledger

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

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Join us Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:00 a.m. Pacific for an introductory webinar showing how to deploy Hyperledger Fabric.

Deploying a multi-component system like Hyperledger Fabric to production is challenging. Join us Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:00 a.m. Pacific for an introductory webinar, presented by Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky and Nicola Paoli of AID:Tech.

Why should you care?

Hyperledger Fabric is rather awesome, but deploying a distributed network has been known to give headaches and even migraines. In this talk, we will not be providing you with a guillotine that forever gets rid of these headaches, but instead we will talk you through some tools that can help you deploy a functioning, production-ready Hyperledger Fabric network on a Kubernetes cluster.

Who should attend?

Ideally, you are a Dev, an Ops or a DevOps interested in learning more about how to deploy Hyperledger Fabric to Kubernetes.

You might know a little bit about Hyperledger Fabric and about Docker containers and Kubernetes. We assume limited knowledge and will do our best to as possible and explain and demystify all the components along the way.

What we will talk about?

In this webinar, we will lower the threshold so that you can deploy your very own Hyperledger Fabric network onto Kubernetes. So what is each of these?

Hyperledger Fabric is a permissioned (unlike the permissionless Ethereum network) framework, allowing you to create consortium Blockchain networks, where one or more organisations share an immutable ledger of records and smart contracts (called “chaincode” in Hyperledger Fabric).

Kubernetes is a platform for deploying microservices (i.e. containerised applications, typically using Docker) applications on a cluster, such that the applications:

  • use fewer resources than when using dedicated (bare metal or virtual) machines for each component,
  • are self-healing, such that failed containers are restarted
  • and are configured in a declarative rather than procedural way, making them robust

We do this by using a set of Helm Charts. Rather than using a monolithic Helm Chart for the whole deployment, we use separate charts for each Hyperledger Fabric component, namely the Certificate Authority, Peer, CouchDB and Orderer. We demonstrate how to get these charts working together to provide a unified blockchain system.

Along the way, we will explain the different concepts you need to understand your Hyperledger Fabric network:

  • What is a Certificate Authority?
  • Why is the network split across Orderers and Peers?
  • And what are CouchDB and Apache Kafka doing in all of this?

We’ll also guide you in the right direction to other resources you can look at to expand your understanding on how Hyperledger Fabric works, including:

  • the official EdX course and our upcoming chapter on Composer,
  • Sasha’s own course on Hyperledger Fabric and Composer, and
  • we will be using the Helm Charts (Kubernetes packages) we created to make our own lives easier.

When and where?

The webinar will be running on Wednesday, September the 26th, 9-10am PDT.

What are you waiting for? Register here!

About the presenters

Sasha and Nicola work at AID:Tech, developing blockchain solutions leveraging a microservice architecture and Hyperledger Fabric and Composer frameworks to provide digital identities to transparently trace charitable donations and remittances as digital assets are exchanged.

Don’t miss Open FinTech Forum, October 10 and 11 in New York.

Join Open FinTech Forum: AI, Blockchain & Kubernetes on Wall Street next month to learn:

  • How to build internal open source programs
  • How to leverage cutting-edge open source technologies to drive efficiencies and flexibility

Blockchain Track:

Hear about the latest distributed ledger deployments, use cases, trends, and predictions of blockchain adoption. Session highlights include:

  • Panel Discussion: Distributed Ledger Technology Deployments & Use Cases in Financial Services – Jesse Chenard, MonetaGo; Umar Farooq, JP Morgan; Julio Faura, Santander Bank; Hanna Zubko, IntellectEU; Robert Hackett, Fortune Magazine
  • Enterprise Blockchain Adoption – Trends and Predictions – Saurabh Gupta, HfS Research
  • Blockchain Based Compliance Management System – Ashish Jadhav, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited

Artificial Intelligence Track:

See how financial institutions are increasingly using AI and machine learning in a range of applications across the financial system including fraud detection, DDoS mitigation, marketing and usage pattern analysis. Session highlights include:  

  • Build Intelligent Applications with Azure Cognitive Service and CNTK – Bhakthi Liyanage, Bank of America
  • Will HAL Open the Pod Bay Doors? An (Enterprise FI) Decisioning Platform Leveraging Machine Learning – Sumit Daryani & Niraj Tank, Capital One
  • Using Text Mining and Machine Learning to Enhance the Credit Risk Assessment Process – Bruce Brenkus, Spotcap

Cloud Native & Kubernetes Track:

Learn how Kubernetes and other cloud native applications help provide integration and automation between development and deployment for platform or infrastructure as code. Session highlights include:

  • Panel Discussion: Real-World Kubernetes Use Cases in Financial Services: Lessons Learned from Capital One, BlackRock and Bloomberg – Steven Bower, Bloomberg; Michael Francis, BlackRock; Jeffrey Odom, Capital One; Paris Pittman, Google; Ron Miller, TechCrunch
  • Multi-tenancy and Tenant Isolation on Kubernetes – Michael Knapp & Andrew Gao, Capital One
  • Building a Banking Platform on Open Source & Containers to Achieve a Cloud Native Platform – Jason Poley, Barclays

Open FinTech Forum also offers deep dive sessions on building internal open source programs (governance, compliance, establishing an open source program office, contributing and more) as well as tutorials on blockchain, containers and cloud native.

Whether you are already using open source, or just getting started, Open FinTech Forum offers learnings, insights and connections that can help inform IT decision makers about the open technologies driving digital transformation and how to best utilize them.

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Continued growth in adoption of blockchain technology spurs creation of new opportunities to gain and demonstrate skills

SAN FRANCISCO, September 5, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for the new LFD271 – Hyperledger Fabric Fundamentals training course. Additionally, Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator and Certified Hyperledger Sawtooth Administrator exams will be released later in the year. A Professional Certificate Program – Blockchain for Business – was launched earlier this year on edX along with a free course entitled Blockchain: Understanding Its Uses and Implications.

“Blockchain technology adoption is increasing at a rapid pace – with TechCrunch reporting blockchain jobs as the second-fastest growing in today’s labor market – leading to a shortage of professionals who are qualified to implement and manage it on an enterprise scale,” said Linux Foundation General Manager, Training & Certification Clyde Seepersad. “After seeing more than 100,000 students take our free introductory Hyperledger course, we knew it was time for more advanced training options, and certification exams to demonstrate the extent of professionals’ knowledge.”

LFD271 – Hyperledger Fabric Fundamentals

The Hyperledger Fabric Fundamentals course introduces the fundamental concepts of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, as well as the core architecture and components that make up typical decentralized Hyperledger Fabric applications. Students will work with Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Fabric Certificate Authority and the Hyperledger Fabric SDK. In addition to the reading material, the two day, self-paced course includes a set of hands-on lab exercises that guide students towards setting up a Hyperledger Fabric business network and through the various stages in the lifecycle of a decentralized Hyperledger Fabric-based application.

LFD271 is designed for developers and application developers. Developers will learn how business logic is implemented in Hyperledger Fabric through chaincode (Hyperledger Fabric’s smart contracts) and review the various transaction types used to read from and write to the distributed ledger. Application developers will be shown how their applications can invoke transactions using the Hyperledger Fabric JavaScript SDK.

The course instructor, Jonathan Levi, is a hands-on computer scientist, applied cryptographer and mathematician, as well as the founder of HACERA, the blockchain technology company. He is one of the early contributors to Hyperledger Fabric, helped shape the Membership Services (the permissioning layer of Hyperledger Fabric) and was the official release manager of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0. He has built several large-scale mission critical systems that had to be highly available, secure and fault-tolerant. Over the last five years, Jonathan has worked with several blockchain technology stacks – from Bitcoin to building the first Ethereum class with Professor Dan Boneh at Stanford University.

The course is available to take now at a limited time, introductory cost of $199 (regularly $299).

Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator Exam

The Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator (CHFA) will be able to effectively build a secure Hyperledger Fabric network for commercial deployment. To pass the exam, professionals must demonstrate the ability to install, configure, operate, manage, and troubleshoot the nodes on that network. Although completion of LFD271 is not required to take the CHFA exam, it is recommended as it helps serves as preparation for the exam.

Exam topics will include:

  • Application Lifecycle Management
  • Installing and Configuring the Network
  • Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
  • Membership Service Provision
  • Network Maintenance and Operations

The full list of Domains and Competencies for CHFA can be found here.

Certified Hyperledger Sawtooth Administrator Exam

The Certified Hyperledger Sawtooth Administrator (CHSA) will be able to effectively build a secure Hyperledger Sawtooth network for commercial deployment. To pass the exam, professionals must demonstrate the ability to install, configure, operate, manage, and troubleshoot the nodes on that network.

Exam topics will include:

  • Installation
  • Configuration
  • Permissioning, Identity Management & Security
  • Lifecycle
  • Troubleshooting

The full list of Domains and Competencies for CHSA can be found here.

Both the CHFA and CHSA exams will be available to take before the end of the year. As with all Linux Foundation certification exams, the exams will be available remotely from virtually any location with a stable internet connection and webcam. Those who fail to pass the exam on their first attempt will be able to retake the exam one additional time at no cost.

You can read more about the CHFA and CHSA certification exams and the community members that contributed on the Hyperledger blog.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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Enterprise blockchain production use cases, business leaders & technical experts to take the stage in Basel, Switzerland

SAN FRANCISCO – (August 29, 2018)  Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry business blockchain technologies, today announced the full schedule and initial keynote speakers for its inaugural Hyperledger Global Forum. The event will take place December 12-15, 2018, in Basel, Switzerland. Confirmed keynote speakers to date include:

    • Alexis Gauba, Co-Founder, Mechanism Labs and She(256); R&D, Blockchain at Berkeley; R&D, ThunderCore
    • Leanne Kamp, Founder & CEO, Everledger
    • Bruce Schneier, Fellow and Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
    • Frank Yiannas, Vice President, Food Safety, Walmart

“From tech and commerce giants and global policy groups to start-ups, blockchain creates new opportunities for collaboration, efficiency, transparency and, ultimately, growth,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Hyperledger Global Forum is the first chance for the worldwide community to come together for an extended conversation about where and how to maximize the value of blockchain technologies using Hyperledger frameworks and tools. The packed schedule features a broad range of content and connections for business and technical audiences. This event is a must for anyone eager to understand blockchain implementations in real production settings, best practices and lessons learned.”

Hyperledger Global Forum will cut through the hype and focus on adoption, spotlighting real uses of distributed ledger technologies for business and how these innovative technologies run live in production networks across the globe today. Attendees will see first-hand how the largest organizations in the world go beyond experimentation to lead blockchain production applications with measurable impact.

Attendees will walk away from the event with a clear understanding of the Hyperledger business blockchain projects, how they differ from other ledger platforms, and how to contribute and determine which one best suits an existing architecture. In addition to a line-up of business and technical experts and leaders, the forum will feature demos and presentations from organizations taking the lead in speeding blockchain to market, including Diamond Sponsor, Accenture, and Gold Sponsors, Cisco and IBM.

Hyperledger Global Forum Agenda Highlights:

Business track

  • Financial Inclusion: How DLT Provides Hope For 1.7 Billion Unbanked People – Matthew Davie, Kiva
  • Verifiable Organizations Network: A Production Government Deployment of Hyperledger Indy – John Jordan, Province of British Columbia & Stephen Curran, Cloud Compass Computing, Inc.
  • Creating a Blockchain Platform for Our Citizens and Companies – Gorka Oteiza, Lantik, S.A.
  • Blockchain is Reshaping the Supply Chain Ecosystem – Roberto Mancone, we.trade
  • Teaching Blockchain to University Students and Professionals – Approach, Experiences and Reflections – Imre Kocsis, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Technical track

  • Wrangling Hyperledger: Usability Lessons Learnt the Hard Way & Proposal For Steps Ahead – Sudheesh Singanamalla, Microsoft Research
  • How Consumers Are Taking Ownership of Their Digital Identity – Julie Esser, CULedger & Drummond Reed, Evernym
  • Blockchains in the Cloud – Nodes, Clusters, and Distributed Systems – Casey Kuhlman, Monax
  • Cryptography, Security Modelling, Privacy, and Confidentiality in Hyperledger – Hart Montgomery, Fujitsu Laboratories of America
  • Case Study: Santiago Stock Exchange Blockchain Lending Repository. How to Get a Blockchain Project in Production – Marco Alarcon, Bolsa Comercio Santiago

Production demos

  • Fighting Counterfeits from the Ledger – Benjamin Djidi, Amazon
  • The Industry Convergence of Automotive and Blockchain – Jason Bennick and Wes Reid, Dealer Market Exchange
  • Securing Cross-Border Exchange of eHealth Data in the EU through Blockchain – Ioannis Komnios, EXUS Software Ltd
  • Lessons from 2008 Financials Crisis: Combining AI and Blockchain for Loan Securitization – Siddhartha S & BS Anil, Intain Technologies

View the full schedule for Hyperledger Global Forum: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/hyperledger-global-forum-2018/program/agenda/

Prices to attend to Hyperledger Global Forum will increase after September 30, register today to save: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/hyperledger-global-forum-2018/attend/register/

About Hyperledger

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

Diverse lineup of new members includes Blinking, Estateably and Yale University

SAN FRANCISCO – (August 28, 2018)  Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced 13 new members have joined to the project. From digital identity management to estate settlement and business services to academia, the newest members represent the broadening interest and investment in blockchain technologies.

We have a front row view of enterprise blockchain’s transition from a promising technology to a strategic business approach,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Our growing community reflects the diverse range of businesses that are embracing blockchain to improve how they and, often, their entire industry do business. The increasing adoption and application of Hyperledger, especially to power cross-segment initiatives, industry platforms and interoperability, shows the value of deploying blockchain technologies and solidifies the business case for more and more organizations. We welcome these new organizations and their contributions to the community.”

Hyperledger is a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort that includes 10 business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. A full breakdown of these projects are available in the new white paper An Introduction to Hyperledger, a comprehensive overview of why Hyperledger was created, how it is governed, and what it hopes to achieve. The paper covers the basic concepts of blockchain, Hyperledger’s open source approach and design philosophy and a line-up of use cases.

Hyperledger’s goal is to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. The latest general members to join the community are: Bezant, Blinking, ChainNinja, China Securities Credit Investment, Datapace, Estateably, FinFabrik, Intain and SoluTech.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values contributions and participation from various entities. As such, pre-approved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join Hyperledger at no cost as associate members. Associate members joining this month include AAIS (American Association of Insurance Services), Center for CPS & IoT (CCI) at USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Penn Blockchain Club and Yale University.

New member quotes:

Bezant

“Bezant is delighted to be part of the Hyperledger community and contribute to its mission,” said Steve Tay, Foundation Representative Director of Bezant. “As we strive to drive business growth and innovation with our blockchain and services platforms, our team looks forward to collaborating with Hyperledger and fellow members to accelerate the development and adoption of blockchain technology in all industries.”

Blinking

“We are very much thrilled and proud to join the Hyperledger community,” said Alex Migitko, CEO of Blinking. “Blinking offers a multi-factor authentication ID-management tool that gives users complete control over their data. It is an online platform for creating, managing and confirming digital identities that enables users to truly own their personal private data. For businesses, we created a proprietary KYC tool and GDPR-compliant storage. We rely on Hyperledger and chose Hyperledger Fabric as Blinking core framework because it is a very well designed solution with a great balance between simplicity and features required to build a high-quality business solution. Hyperledger Fabric’s easy integration with other technologies, strong community and sound support truly give us a chance to focus on our expertise – developing a digital identity management system that gives users a true digital representation of their identity based on many personal features including biometrics.”

ChainNinja

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Linux Foundation and join the Hyperledger community in shaping the future of Blockchain while accelerating the growth of ChainNinja as a premier Blockchain professional services company,” said Lisa Marks, CEO of ChainNinja. “In collaboration with the members of the Linux Foundation and Hyperledger, we are excited to turn a corner with such a disruptive technology. Teaming with the top technical and business professionals in the world will be key in realizing our goal of deploying and scaling the best decentralized applications.”

China Securities Credit Investment Co., Ltd.

“As a leading credit tech service provider in China, CSCI is dedicated to building an infrastructure to support the full lifecycle of credit-based asset, from asset generation to asset trading and asset management. Because our capabilities are embedded in the entire credit value chain, we’re able to reduce the cost of credit risk management, improve the efficiency of asset circulation, and mitigate the investment risk. All of these cannot be achieved without the support of our proprietary technological application of blockchain, artificial intelligence, and big data. Not only have we already applied these technologies to our business scenarios, but we are empowering our partners with such technical capabilities,” said Mr. Hao Chen, the Chief Data Officer of  CSCI (China Securities Credit Investment Co., Ltd.). “CSCI is very pleased to be a member of Hyperledger. We already have a top-tier blockchain team working in this domain. As a member of Hyperleger, CSCI will actively engage in technical collaboration with other members. By working together to mobilize resources, CSCI endeavors to lower the barriers of adopting blockchain technologies in credit service. In addition, CSCI will also contribute our codes and best practices to the Hyperledger community. We expect to collaborate with other members to explore the various applications of blockchain technologies, especially innovative application in the credit-tech service area.”

Datapace

“With open source and blockchain being synonyms for trust, Hyperledger was the natural choice for developing Datapace, a decentralized data marketplace powered by blockchain technology and the global network of sensors and telemetry-equipped locations,” said George Saleh, Datapace CEO.”Furthermore, the private, permissioned nature of Hyperledger is a perfect match for our enterprise-focused data marketplace mission of providing secure and automated monetization and exchange of data to unlock its enormous value.”

Estateably

“In most jurisdictions around the globe, the pace of estate settlement – the process whereby the assets of a deceased person are transferred to beneficiaries – is impeded significantly by the lack of trust that exists amongst multiple participants using their own systems of record,” says Ari Brojde, CEO of Estateably. “We believe that distributed ledger technology is the key to bringing Estateably’s mission of facilitating near-instant estate settlement while maintaining compliance with local rules and regulations to life. Given that Hyperledger Fabric is the most advanced open-source platform for enterprise-grade blockchain networks, we feel it is best suited to meet the business requirements of estate settlement participants and drive efficiencies for our target users in both governments and professional firms offering estate administration services. We are delighted to join the Hyperledger family and look forward to working with its community to promote the development of blockchain technology.”

FinFabrik

“FinFabrik is fueling the reinvention of finance with the most useful, interoperable and future-proof technology. We are enabling clients’ and partners’ growth with cross-chain capabilities for primary issuance of digital asset-backed securities and easy-to-use secondary multi-assets trading,” said Alex Medana, FinFabrik co-founder and CEO. “Joining Hyperledger is an amazing step in FinFabrik’s journey towards reinventing capital markets. We can’t do it solely on our own and are looking forward to collaborating with all players in the ecosystem to bring value to a larger audience.”

Intain

“I don’t know if it was brave or foolhardy, but, in an industry plagued by PoC fatigue even for a complex use case like asset securitization, Intain directly went into a production pilot,” said Siddhartha, founder and CEO of Intain. “This decision meant that we needed to work with the Hyperledger community as we crossed various hurdles over the last four months. Our membership, in a way, formalizes this association. In addition, through our new Blockchain Competence Center, which is focused on Hyperledger Fabric and is 80% women, we hope we can strengthen the Hyperledger community and add to its diversity.”

SoluTech

“The SoluTech team is extremely delighted to be able to work with the growing Hyperledger community to create enterprise blockchain solutions for all businesses, ” said Nathan Pitruzzello, CEO of SoluTech. “The Scroll Network, SoluTech’s premier blockchain solution, is being built to satisfy all data management requisites for businesses worldwide. With the cross integration of Hyperledger solutions, we believe the Scroll Network will be able to service our future clients in any way they need distributed ledger technologies.”

Join industry peers in helping build and shape the ecosystem for blockchain technologies, use cases and applications. More information on joining Hyperledger as a member organization can be found here: https://www.hyperledger.org/members/join.

About Hyperledger

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

Join 500+ CIOs, senior technologists, and IT decision makers at Open FinTech Forum, October 10-11 in New York.

The Schedule is Now Live for Open FinTech Forum!

Join 500+ CIOs, senior technologists, and IT decision makers at Open FinTech Forum to learn the best strategies for building internal open source programs and how to leverage cutting-edge open source technologies for the financial services industry, including AI, Blockchain, Kubernetes, Cloud Native and more, to drive efficiencies and flexibility.

Featured Sessions Include:

  • Build Intelligent Applications with Azure Cognitive Service and CNTK – Bhakthi Liyanage, Bank of America
  • Smart Money Bets on Open Source Adoption in AI/ML Fintech Applications – Laila Paszti, GTC Law Group P.C.
  • Adapting Kubernetes for Machine Learning Workflows – Ania Musial & Keith Laban, Bloomberg
  • Real-World Kubernetes Use Cases in Financial Services: Lessons learned from Capital One, BlackRock and Bloomberg – Jeffrey Odom, Capital One; Michael Francis, BlackRock; Kevin Fleming, Bloomberg; Paris Pittman, Google; and Ron Miller, TechCrunch
  • Distributed Ledger Technology Deployments & Use Cases in Financial Services – Hanna Zubko, IntellectEU; Jesse Chenard, MonetaGo; Umar Farooq, JP Morgan; Julio Faura, Santander Bank; and Robert Hackett, Fortune
  • Enterprise Blockchain Adoption – Trends and Predictions – Saurabh Gupta, HfS Research
  • Why Two Sigma Contributes to Open Source – Julia Meinwald, Two Sigma
  • Three Cs to an Open Source Program Office – Justin Rackliffe, Fidelity Investments

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New event hosted by The Linux Foundation brings together leaders in open source technology and the financial services industry

SAN FRANCISCO, August 23, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the agenda of sessions and speakers for Open FinTech Forum, taking place October 10-11 in New York.

Featured sessions include:

 

  • Enterprise Blockchain Adoption – Trends and Predictions – Saurabh Gupta, HfS Research
  • Build Intelligent Applications with Azure Cognitive Service and CNTK – Bhakthi Liyanage, Bank of America
  • Why Two Sigma Contributes to Open Source – Julia Meinwald, Two Sigma
  • Real-World Kubernetes Use Cases in Financial Services: Lessons learned from Capital One, BlackRock and Bloomberg – Jeffrey Odom, Capital One; Michael Francis, BlackRock; Kevin Fleming, Bloomberg; Paris Pittman, Google; and Ron Miller, TechCrunch
  • Smart Money Bets on Open Source Adoption in AI/ML Fintech Applications – Laila Paszti, GTC Law Group P.C.
  • Three Cs to an Open Source Program Office – Justin Rackliffe, Fidelity Investments
  • Distributed Ledger Technology Deployments & Use Cases in Financial Services – Hanna Zubko, IntellectEU; Jesse Chenard, MonetaGo; Umar Farooq, JP Morgan; Julio Faura, Santander Bank; and Robert Hackett, Fortune

Updated keynotes include:

  • AI in the Real World: Today and Tomorrow – Hilary Mason, Cloudera
  • Adapting Kubernetes for Machine Learning Workflows – Ania Musial and Keith Laban, Bloomberg

The full agenda is available here.

Focusing on the intersection of financial services and open source, Open FinTech Forum will provide CIOs and senior technologists guidance on building internal open source programs as well as an in-depth look at cutting-edge open source technologies, including AI, blockchain/distributed ledger and Kubernetes/containers, which drive efficiencies and flexibility.

Registration is $995 for both days of the event. Those wishing to only attend the first day, consisting of keynotes along with a series of tutorials and working discussions around containers, cloud native, blockchain, establishing an open source program office, using open source, complying with open source licenses and contributing to open source may do so for $449. Registration for only the second day, which includes technical tracks and keynotes, is $649. Additional academic, non-profit and CIO discounts are available as well; details are available on the event registration page.

The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at dbrown@linuxfoundation.org.

Open FinTech Forum is made possible thanks to sponsors Black Duck by Synopsys, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, GitLab and Sensu.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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First time event to encourage collaboration between leaders in open source technology and the financial services industry

SAN FRANCISCO, August 9, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynote speakers for Open FinTech Forum, taking place October 10-11 in New York.

Focusing on the intersection of financial services and open source, Open FinTech Forum will provide CIOs and senior technologists guidance on building internal open source programs as well as an in-depth look at cutting-edge open source technologies, including AI, blockchain/distributed ledger, Kubernetes/containers and quantum computing, which all can be leveraged to drive efficiencies and flexibility.

Keynote speakers include:

    • Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
    • Sally Eaves, Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Adviser and Member of the Forbes Technology Council
    • Yuri Litvinovich, Senior Cloud Engineer, Scotiabank
    • Hilary Mason, General Manager of Machine Learning, Cloudera
    • Rob Palatnick, Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect, DTCC
    • Bob Sutor, Vice President for IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem, IBM Research

The full event agenda will be announced on August 23rd.

Registration is $995 for both days of the event. Those wishing to only attend the first day, which consists of an open source strategy workshop, keynotes, and 4 tutorials covering containers, cloud native, blockchain and security, may do so for $449. Registration for only the second day, which includes technical tracks and keynotes, is $649. Additional academic, non-profit and CIO discounts are available as well; details are available on the event registration page.

The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at dbrown@linuxfoundation.org.

Open FinTech Forum is made possible thanks to sponsors Black Duck by Synopsys, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, GitLab and Sensu.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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