On October 23rd-24th, R3 hosted their annual flagship conference in London. Bringing together over 800 leaders in industry, technology and Corda enthusiasts alike; showcasing key trends in blockchain, particularly the latest blockchain applications built/developed on the Corda network.

This event was made up of two different days: Developer Day (DevDay) on October 23rd, and Business Day (BizDay) on October 24th. Each included a variety of sessions and talks by key industry players. DevDay focused on all things Corda; their open-source and enterprise grade platform, CorDapp development, Corda product roadmap, and technology focused sessions. BizDay showcased a variety of leaders in the industry, providing a detailed insight into key initiatives and current trends in blockchain - fundamental for those interested in implementing blockchain at an enterprise level.

everis was one of the featured sponsors of the event, alongside NTT Data and other reputable companies such as Intel and Microsoft Azure.

On the demo-floor, we worked together with the blockchain team at NTT Data where we had the opportunity to showcase our internal assets: Stampchain and MYTRUST. We met with a significant number of company representatives, the likes of whom all had an interest and fascination in the solutions we are building.

Roberto Fernández Hergueta gave an intuitive talk on ‘Making DLT Real for Business: MYTRUST (Digital ID) and LACChain (LatAm)’. Giving an in-depth insight into our internal digital-identity asset MYTRUST and our consortium LACChain, discussing how the utilisation of Corda has helped develop these assets.

The closing keynote speech was given by Col Dame Kelly Holmes MBE, who inspired us all through her talk about striving for the best in both our professional and personal lives. Drawing on her own experiences training to become a two-time gold medal winner at the 2004 Olympics.

Thank you to R3 for hosting such a fantastic event, it was such an honour to be a part of it.

Save the date for next year: 16-17 September 2020. See you there!