Department of Information Technology & Electronics

Government of West Bengal

Global Blockchain Congress

18 & 19 December, 2018 - Kolkata, India

Global Blockchain Congress

18 & 19 December, 2018 - Kolkata, India

Call for Projects

Consensus 2018

18 & 19 December 2018
Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, New Town, Kolkata

About Global Blockchain Congress

Department of Information Technology & Electronics has taken focused approach towards leveraging Blockchain technology to establish West Bengal as a front-runner in becoming an emerging Technology Hub. Blockchain is a vast distributed ledger or database running on millions of devices, where not just information but anything of value - money, titles, deeds, music, art, intellectual property etc. can be stored securely and privately. The world is looking at Blockchain as the next biggest disruptive technology after internet. Among the financial institutions, almost 50% of the banks are expected to use this technology by 2020 and there is a huge transformation expected to take place in the non-financial sector as well, within next few years. Blockchain is expected to create a significant impact in the job market as knowledge of this disruptive technology is in high demand in numerous sectors of the industry.

The aim of the event is to build a holistic ecosystem on Blockchain technology in West Bengal through knowledge sharing, workshops, awareness generation and providing a single platform for all stake holders - Industry, Academia, Startups, Corporates, Governments and Investors to understand, collaborate & explore the potential of Blockchain technology.

The event will be hosting international acclaimed speakers on blockchain and 2000 enthusiast participants from Industry, Academia, Corporates, startups, Governments and Investors.

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Eminent Speakers

Programme Schedule

08:00 - 10:00

Registration & Tea

10:00 - 10:05

Welcoming the dignitaries

Mr. Debashis Sen

IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, DIT&E, Government of West Bengal

10:05 - 10:35

Address by Country representative

10:35 - 11:00

Welcome Address & Inauguration of the event by Hon'ble Minister

Dr. Amit Mitra

Minister in Charge, Finance, Industry, Commerce & Enterprises, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Textiles, Information Technology and Electronics, Government of West Bengal

11:00 - 11:30

Refreshment Break

Key Note Session

11:30 - 12:15

Ms. Rosine Kadamani

Co-Founder, Blockchain Academy, Brazil

12:15 - 13:00

Prof. Bart Preneel

Expert Blockchain & Cryptology, University of Leuven, Belgium

13:00 - 13:30

Blockchain Architecture

Padmashri Dr. Bimal Roy

ISI Kolkata

13:30 - 14:30

Networking Lunch

14:30 - 15:00

"Call for Projects"

Presentation / Demonstration of Blockchain Projects

15:00 - 15:30

Industry Expert on Blockchain Potential

Ms. Mani Dasgupta

CMO, IBM Global Business Services, USA

15:30 - 16:00

Thought Leadership on Blockchain

Mr. Sreeram Ananthasayanam

Partner - Blockchain, PwC India

16:00 - 16:45

Panel Discussion

Unleashing Blockchain

Mr. Sandeep Shukla, IIT Kanpur
Dr. Satya Lokam, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Labs
Prof. Dhiren Patel, VJTI, Mumbai

16:45 - 18:00

Networking High Tea

08:00 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:10

Welcoming the dignitaries

Mr. Debashis Sen

IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, DIT&E, Government of West Bengal

10:10 - 10:25

Address by Country representative

Key Note Session

10:25 - 11:10

Cryptography & Blockchain

Prof. Kouichi Sakurai

Kyushu University, Japan

11:10 - 11:30

Refreshment Break

11:30 - 12:15

Mr. Rajesh Nambiar

General Manager, IBM Corporation, Singapore

12:15 - 13:00

Industry representation

13:00 - 13:25

Felicitating the Winners of "Call for Projects" & Summarizing the takeaways

13:25 - 13:30

Closing Note address & Vote of Thanks

Mr. Debashis Sen

IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, DIT&E, Government of West Bengal

13:30 - 14:30

Networking Lunch

14:30 - 15:00

Walk the Stalls & Networking

Stay Ahead

Be a part of the emerging technology revolution in West Bengal.

Experience the leading blockchain event in India.


Like minded beauracrates, academicians & progressive professionals all under one roof providing a excellent platform for networing.

Network with 2000+ attendees from government, academia, industry & corporates.

New Thinking

Listen to the renowned international speakers as they demystify their experience.

Get a clarity on prospects & future roadmap in the field of blockchain.

Event Partners

We wouldn't be able to host our conference without help from these amazing organisations. A huge thanks to all our partners!

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