March 17, 2017




100 Tickets


8+ Professional Speakers

About the event

The Blockchain Summit, organized by the UNICOM will take place on 17th March 2017 Bangalore, India. The Blockchain Conference 2017 will bring together a diverse range of experts who will discuss all the opportunities, challenges and exciting possibilities in innovation and disruption that can be leveraged in Bangalore using this technology.

Blockchain is a revolutionary technology that minimizes fraud and maximizes efficiency, security & transparency in supply chains, healthcare, global money systems, financial technologies, democratic elections, auction of public assets, energy trading, electronic record authentication, delivery of Government services, IoT and much, much more. Blockchain technology in the information age represents the critical intersection between the financial rails, social networking, and powerful decentralised networks. It is critical for stakeholders to formulate careful legal and business strategies around novel business models as the technology and infrastructure, as well as the corresponding market appetite and regulatory structures, evolve rapidly in disparate global markets.

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Kunal is a startup entrepreneur, the Founder and CEO of uTrade Solutions, and Hashcove, India based Fintech firms.

Previous Kunal has worked in Capital Markets in Lehman Brothers, Nomura and BNP Paribas in London. He holds a Computer Science Engineering degree from PEC, Chandigarh, India, and an MBA from Essec, Paris, France

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Evolution of Blockchain technology is quite intriguing , it started as a distributed and decencentralized currency solving blockades in the financial space and it is destined to unriddle the consumer-supplier interactions by SMART CONTRACTS.

Blockchain can be considered as a subconscious mind which takes an input as Smart Contract from conscious/rational mind. The logics(contracts) or their consequences(transactions) cannot be altered once it is deployed in blockchain just as we cannot alter our basic composition and the past. So, we are in an ecosystem(blockchain) where we can build our future as we like.

Smartcontract plays a pivotal role in the blockchain system. Unlike traditional market where technologies are behind consequences, but Blockchain is behind the cause. How? Here we are eliminating third-party involvement which is contrary to other technologies.

How transactions are made?
How the data is stored?
How the transactions are verified?
How the Public and Private blockchain works?
Scalability of technology?
Will be covered.

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Blockchain consultant, trainer(freelancer) and Engagement officer at BEN. Worked as Blockchain developer at Syntel.

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I'm Sumukh Shetty, co-founder at Automte. Automte is working on building next generation decentralised applications using the ethereum blockchain. The first step to achieve that goal is to build a fully automated microexchange for buying ethers. Our product is in the MVP stage now.

We believe that blockchain will be playing an important function in society, just like the internet. We see that this is India's opportunity to build world class applications and our vision is to facilitate it as much as we can, hence the speaking engagement. We work from Bangalore.

I will be talking about the potential of the ethereum blockchain, give a basic understanding of how it works, and what are some of the interesting projects on the ethereum blockchain.

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Goutham Upadhyaya: Cloud Solution Architect with Architecting experience on multiple Public Cloud Platforms - IBM Bluemix, AWS and Microsoft Azure. Trusted Cloud Advisor of Enterprise Customers. Influenced many Enterprise customer's Cloud Strategies. Drives IBM Bluemix Services Usage through optimal solutions on IBM Cloud for Enterprise Customers. Having a decade experience in Consultation, Design, Development, Implementation of Mobile and Web Based Applications. Implemented /Solutioned couple of Blockchain POC using Hyperledger for customers in IBM. Regular speaker in industry forums like Techdays, TechEd and other community based events for Microsoft in past and have given technology talks in IBM India on IBM Cloud Technologies for GSI. Have presented in colleges in India for IBM as part of UR. More:

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- Customer experience
- Technological (AI, ML, Analytics, IoT),
- Business processes,
- cultural

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AJ is a long standing expert in the Digital business landscape. A respected speaker and thinker, AJ has guided many Fortune 500 firms into the dynamics surrounding Digital technologies. AJ has a track record of incubating and executing large and complex strategies in the areas of Social, Mobility, Advanced Analytics & IoT leading global cross cultural teams across geographies and in the process performed multitude of roles that includes delivery, consulting, ideation and product incubation. He is passionate and interested in tapping the potential of Digital business and its convergence with Blockchain and mainstream IT. AJ is presently founding a startup after having spent over two decades in corporate industry. He collaborates with a wide range of business, technology and academia thought leaders on how Digital and Blockchain paradigm changes many aspects of our working lives. He lives in Bangalore, India.

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Private blockchains were a controversial topic few years ago but now there are hundreds of them. In this discussion, I will try and explain the significance of private blockchain in Enterprise context and decipher what they are and how they are useful. Blockchains are considered to be a new database paradigm and we will discuss why Public blockchain or Ethereum for that matter is not really suitable for Enterprises for at least a decade. We will discuss reasons for the same and also how Private blockchains will be adopted earlier than Public blockchains and are more suitable for large enterprises in near term.

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Nitin is a business leader at Mpahsis with accomplishments and awards in ideation, innovation and business transformation in Financial Services domain. He likes to explore uncharted territories and experiment with new initiatives and technology.

He firmly believes that blockchain and digital banking is the next big thing in Banking & Financial Services and innovators will be challenged to explore disruptive business models in these areas. Currently, he runs a research lab at Mphasis that experiments with multiple facets of blockchain technology and writes about blockchain adoption in Public services from India perspective.

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The Hyperledger project is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger as a Collaborative Project under the foundation. Hyperledger is Open Source, collaborative software development approach can ensure the transparency, longevity, interoperability and support required to bring blockchain technologies forward to mainstream commercial adoption.

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Mani has around 14 years of experience with exposure to both industry and academia. He holds a post graduate in Computer Science Engg and currently pursuing research in Social media Analytics.

As a part of Ecosystem development team at IBM he works with startups having Blockchain based solutions and assist them with Hyperledger and IBM Bluemix services. He is mentor to Blockchain community in Bangalore supporting community sessions on IBM Blockchain/Hyperledger and IBM Cloud ( In his current role in Ecosystem development team at IBM he assists enterprises/startups/incubators in adopting to IBM technologies by conducting/mentoring enablement sessions and hackathons.

Mani has authored few publications in the areas of Manets, Recommender Systems Sentiment analysis. He has also authored a chapter on IBM Watson for healthcare published by IGI Global( For more details about my interests please look online for my social footprints.

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A B and Zee of IoT Blockchain
After the immergence of cloud, analytics, mobility, social and security we are witnessing disruptions in conventional systems like operations and finance. Operations traditionally remained you of shop floor and finance trade barter is thousands of years old.

New business models with software as epicenter has shaken the traditional business models and new business models emerge which do not follow the conventional wisdom and practice. Who would have thought that Facebook, Uber, Air bnb and Alibaba will emerge as leading content provider, largest cab less service, zero real estate owner and no inventory respectively.

Let’s consider operations and finance, with the IT and OT convergence theme – Internet of things give rise to possibility where MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) will feed the ERP, EAM and SCM. With shared decentralized ledger, terms and conditions of the contract will be visible to all parties and verifiers for depute resolution.

If you read about Internet for things for next two weeks you will realize that it is all about real time events and sensor data and use cases of Asset Health, availability and tracking and efficiency. If you read about Blockchain for next two weeks you will realize it is all about hashing and encryption.

Watson IoT Platform and Mainframe Z are two foundation technologies from IBM which is a perfect match in heaven. Watson IoT platform provides highly reliable, Scalable and Extensive IoT platform and which can handle millions of messages per second real time. Mainframe Z can provide 7x faster Hashing and 6x faster encryption for blockchain transactions.

If you are IoT and blockchain applications, like Farm to Table which details use case where vegetables and fruits or flowers need to reach from destination A to destination B and multiple parties are changing hands which are party to a shared smart contract with agreed terms and conditions. The sensors of the goods container can transmit the temperature events to the IoT platform and IoT platform can write to the blockchain. In the event of malfunction, the reviewer can validate the event data from Blockchain.

In the same example if the bank, telecom or manufacturing wants to validate the end customer documents which will also involve external 3rd parties or wants to view the shared smart contract in the example above. Then the Content application can write the unique document identifier as a block in the blockchain. This block will be accessible to the verifying agencies, parties and vendors who can then validate the identity of the customer or contract documents.

As a developer, you don’t need to worry about the validation and verifications of the business transactions since that part will be addressed by the Blockchain with assured performance (hashing) and security (encryption)

Speaker Profile

Amar has 17 yrs of experience working with Enterprise customer and building software solution.

He has been in IBM for 12 yrs and is a Senior IoT Solution Architect in IBM India Software Labs.

He is responsible for working with GSI's (Global System Integrators) to build IoT use cases on IBM Watson IoT Platform.

He is Open Group Certified IT Specialist - Level 2 and in his current role has penned down 3 IoT recipes which are available on the IoT Developer Works recipe site.

He is also authored Watson Content Analytics Redbook.

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A Smart Contract is a program that can fully articulate and implement the business rules in machine-executable language and can be deployed to the Blockchain.

This session will demonstrate What are the Best practices involved in order to write the smart contract and the execution of smart contract on Blockchain.

This session will also cover how Smart contracts can facilitate the transaction across organizational boundaries in B2B Business transaction scenerios and the use cases using Blockchain.

Speaker Profile

This topic is taken by Shalini Gupta who is currently leading Blockchain team in TCS. She is having technical expertise and 4.3 years of experience all of which is in IoT domain and Blockchain. Her vast knowledge in IoT domain & other new innovative technologies enabled her to present various POCs to various clients as part of her current project in TCS.


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Event Speakers

Kunal Nandwani

Founder and CEO

uTrade Solutions

Abhijith Naraparaju

Engagement Officer

Blockchain Education Network

Goutham Upadhyaya

Cloud Solution Architect

IBM India Pvt. Ltd.

Bharadwaj Raghuraman



Mani Madhukar


IBM India Private Limited

Nitin Narkhede

VP & Head - Service Innovation and Blockchain CoE


Shalini Gupta

Blockchain Lead

Tata Consultancy Services

Amarjeet S Mundi

Sr. IoT - Technical Solutions

IBM India Software Labs

Sumukh Shetty



Event Price list (17th)

Super Early Bird

Till 31st January
15% Service Tax

Early Bird

Rs 12,999
Till 28th February
15% Service Tax


Rs 14,999
Till 17th March
15% Service Tax

Event FAQS

Blockchain Summit 2017 in Bangalore is open to anyone who has an interest in the technology/telecoms industry or any related field.


Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.

A. As this is predominantly an event for the Blockchain, if you are interested in attending. Please note that there will be a charge to attend as a student(can avail special discount as a student).


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Hotel Novotel Bengaluru Techpark
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