The role of smart contracts in the definition and coordination of investments, architectures and governance
Technological innovation may just increase the efficiency of an industry, significantly transform it, or even disrupt entirely it. To transform or to disrupt, innovation needs to change the industry players and the way they interact. For example, industry change may be driven by consumers pushing the path from smart technologies – which any utility may implement itself to manage its own assets – to smart transactions, where smart technologies create new coordination tools within the industry.
By gathering practitioners from the industry, academics and representatives of the institutions, this workshop develops further the debate started at the Open Marketplaces & Enabling Technologies workshop that took place last March in Brussels. The various sessions of the workshop will explore how distributed ledger technologies like the blockchain can effectively transform the energy industry and enable new forms of interaction among the actors of the supply chain. The possible emergence and the organisation of new platforms and contractual arrangements will be investigated. Finally, the workshop will address the governance and regulatory issues that the adoption of these new technologies raises.
Participation in the event is upon invitation only.
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