Use of blockchain in international trade and logistics,
Tomi Dahlberg, Blockchain Forum Finland

This presentation describes first the basics and differences of alternative blockchain code bases and the status in the international blockchain standardisation of blockchain cases. The presentation then explains how Open source Hyperledger Fabric and Open Peppol are used to automate the exchange of international and domestic trade transactions from ordering to invoicing.

Tomi Dahlberg is an Information Systems Science (ISS) professor at Turku School of Economics and a board professional (independent director and senior adviser, Directors Institute Finland – Hallitusammattilaiset) in finance and IT industries. He has worked over 30 years in executive positions in software, finance, telecom, and platform businesses. Tomi Dahlberg has written over 100 publications on various ISS topics. He chairs DBE Core ltd and its Linux Foundation Hyperledger DBE Core Laboratory Helsinki, ICT Leaders Finland (ILF), the selection committee for the CIO of the year and the digital leader of the year in Finland, and the SFS standardisation committee SR-308 (IT governance and IT service management with a membership in the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC40). He participates to the standardisation of blockchain within ISO (e.g. TC-307) and the European CEN/CENELEC (WG19) through SFS and Metsta. He is one of the three founders of Blockchain Forum Finland in 2017. His interest in blockchain are especially in supply-chains, procurement, logistics and trade finance.

Self-sovereign identity: an overview,
Gabriella Laatikainen, University of Jyväskylä

The emerging self-sovereign identity (SSI) technology can enable trustful digital interactions by providing a new, human-centric digital identity infrastructure. SSI relies on distributed ledger technologies and verifiable credentials. In SSI solutions, the trust among actors can be established in a decentralized manner, while the identity holders can own and control their confidential data. In this discussion, we provide an overview of the technology, its current state, potential benefits, feasibility in various use cases, and the challenges and barriers of its adoption.

Gabriella Laatikainen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä. Her current research interests lie in self-sovereign identity and blockchain, with a focus on the business aspects and governance of these decentralized ecosystems. She also worked as a software developer for several years before pursuing her Ph.D. in Information Systems Science.

Presentations are held in English.