Olivier graduated as MSc in systems engineering, policy analysis and management at Delft University of Technology on the topic of discrete simulation models as support for continuous process improvement. Throughout his career he worked in various industries, always in roles responsible for both business strategy/process improvement on the one hand and IT development on the other, leading operational and IT teams. During his executive MBA at Nyenrode/Kellogg/Stellenbosch he started in the banking industry. In that time he first came into contact with blockchain and immediately saw the potential, so here the blockchain deep dive journey started.

Things have been moving fast ever since. For the past 4 years he has been working full time as blockchain, smart contract and blockchain governance expert with in-depth knowledge of Ethereum. Besides being CEO at Ledger Leopard a leading emerging tech implementation firm and founder – partner at Emerging Horizons, a leading blockchain consultancy firm in the Netherlands, he is a PhD candidate in blockchain and DAO governance at Delft University of Technology, as one of the original member, he is strongly involved in the Dutch Blockchain Coalition, member of the ISO world standardisation groups for smart contracts and blockchain governance, advisor for the Ethereum start-up SwarmCity, advises various blockchain start-ups on the background, heads the research team of the 2Token project and is guest lecturer at various universities.

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Keynote: Blockchain Based Smart Contracts - implemented in Insurance they can disrupt the industry.

11/02/2020 / 10:30 - 10:45

A keynote with futuristic ideas like car insurance being executed in the moment of a car accident or life policy fulfilling with the moment of a customer’s hospital visit. The implementation ideas are endless and known to the public but what are the practical examples of Smart Contracts being in use in real life right now? Join this keynote to find out learnings and future scenarios.
Smart contracts not only have the potential to change operation processes as we know them but can truly redesign whole insurance companies from the ground up.