Charity Technology Breakfast Briefing: Is blockchain the future for charities?

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In partnership with Civil Society we invite you to a breakfast briefing exploring the opportunities and challenges facing charity IT leaders. This interactive seminar will provide a unique forum for open debate and an opportunity to connect with your peers. This event will seek to answer the question 'Is blockchain the future for charities?'


106-109 Saffron Hill

The programme is as follows:

9.00AM - 9.25AM - Morning coffee and informal networking

9.25AM - 9.30AM - Chair's welcome - Dan Hall, Chair of Charity IT Leaders and head of information technology services, GDST

9.30AM - 9.35AM - Ice-breakers - A chance to get to know your peers.

9.35AM - 10.00AM - What is blockchain and will it build trust in charities?

Charities are under increasing scrutiny, and while public trust is still high, it has been under pressure from scandals around fundraising practices and poor governance. With smart contracts and increased transparency could blockchain offer part of the solution? This session will offer a broad overview of what blockchain is, how it could benefit charities and consider some of the risks to be aware of.  Tris Lumley, director of innovation and development, Think NPC

10.00AM - 10.25AM - Bringing transparency to social funding

Last year Alice launched as a social funding and impact management platform that incentivises charities to run projects transparently and launched a pilot with St Mungo’s to fund a project supporting rough sleepers. Raphaël Mazet and Areti Kampyli will speak about what they have learnt so far and their future plans for the platform. Raphaël Mazet, CEO and Areti Kampyli, COO, Alice 

10.25AM - 10.50AM - Coffee and networking break

10.50AM - 11.15AM - How charities can make use of blockchain

How are charities making use of blockchain technology? In this session Karl Hoods will look at some of the practical applications of blockchain and explain what Save the Children has been doing in this area.   Karl Hoods, CIO, Save the Children 

11.15AM - 11.30AM - Q&A with speakers

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