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The Top Blockchain Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld

Mary Hall
Director, Oracle Blockchain Product Marketing

Oracle Open World is fast approaching and Blockchain is on the agenda. Oracle is preparing to welcome over 50,000 customers in San Francisco, CA the week of Oct. 22-25 at Moscone Center.  In July, Oracle announced the general availability of their Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service with early adopters like CargoSmart, Certified Origins, and Arab Jordan International Bank. The Oracle OpenWorld conference will offer attendees the chance to hear directly from these customers as well as some of the foremost Blockchain industry experts in the world like Leanne Kemp, CEO of UK Blockchain start-up Everledger.  The conference offers use cases, hands-on labs, demos and perhaps most importantly the opportunity for customers to have interactive discussions with developers and users. 

Why Blockchain? 

Why is Blockchain technology so hot? A few simple reasons.  Putting data on the digital ledger of Blockchain enables organizations to quickly share data in a secure environment.  Blockchains can be public or permissioned. Public blockchains are completely open to all users and governed by consensus algorithms.  Permissioned blockchains are set-up to only allow those who have been granted permission to certain transactions or data to have access to it.  

Early users of blockchain technology have benefited from significant benefits including:

  • a reduction in manual paper-based processes
  • accelerated transaction times 
  • increased collaboration among trading partners and organizations

These are just a few of the benefits that will be discussed at Oracle OpenWorld during these sessions:

Customer Use Cases

How to Utilize Oracle Blockchain in the Banking Industry [BOF5018]  ICS Financial Systems, a company that provides software and services for banks and financial institutions, will discuss a  successful blockchain trial using Oracle Blockchain Cloud Services.

Speakers: Ghassan Sarsak, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer and Ra'ad Malkawi, Digital Banking & Innovation Product Manager

October 23, 2018 4:00pm – 4:45pm  Moscone Center, Moscone West - Room 2005

Making Enterprise Blockchain a Reality: Oracle Blockchain Use Cases [BUS4591] This session showcases customer and partner solutions in financial services, supply chain, and other verticals and explains how customers identify applications suitable to enterprise blockchain.


  • Federico Dragoni CFO of Certified Origins
  • Lionel Louie, Chief Commercial Officer, CargoSmart
  • Mark Rakhmilevich, Sr. Director, Blockchain Product Management, Oracle

Tuesday, Oct 23, 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3020

Enterprise Blockchain: Maximizing Global Supply Chain Transactions [THT6996]
In this session hear from KPMG and Oracle as they share their perspective and experience with designing, deploying, and enabling cross-border movement of unfinished and finished goods from source to delivery within global supply chains. The teams also describe the tax trade and customs benefits companies will gain by leveraging smart contracts on a distributed ledger and cloud infrastructure.


Arun Ghosh, Principal, Advisory, Digital Enablement, KPMG

Monday, Oct 22, 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM | The Exchange @ Moscone South - Theater 1

Blockchain: A Killer App for Enterprise Digital Transformation  [PRO5856] This session will feature executives from Oracle and Ephlux presenting a complete “track n trace” capability across an integrated pharma supply chain connecting the production equipment, suppliers, partners and distributors via a universal ledger keeping a real-time account of everything happening in your procurement, warehouse, production floor and the distribution network.


  • Atul Mahamuni, Vice President, Product Development, Oracle
  • Prasen Palvankar, Senior Director, Oracle
  • Ali Nasim, CEO, Ephlux Private Limited

Wednesday, Oct 24, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 104

Leanne Kemp established Everledger to track diamonds using blockchain. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Pictured: Leanne Kemp, CEO of Everledger will be at speaking at Oracle OpenWorld

Enabling Blockchain for Your Enterprise Apps: A Practical Guide [CAS1395].  This session features a panel of 3 early adopters discussing their success with Blockchain technology for healthcare, tracking precious gems and accelerating business transactions.  This  session takes place on Thursday Oct, 25th at 1:00 pm.  Speakers include: 

  • Moses Rajan, SSOT Health
  • Leanne Kemp, CEO everledger
  • Chema Mínguez, Transactional Services Manager, SERES

Thursday, Oct 25, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3000

Meet the Developers

Boost Developer Productivity and Build Fast, Flexible, Secure Blockchain Apps [PRO6682]

  • Todd Little, Blockchain Architect, Oracle

Monday, Oct 22, 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3024

Creating a Trusted, Supply Chain Network Using Oracle Autonomous Blockchain Cloud Service [HOL6309]

  • Deepak Goel, Senior Director, Software Development, Oracle
  • Todd Little, Blockchain Architect, Oracle
  • Victor Mendo Alonso, Oracle
  • Emmanuel Abiodun, Architect, Oracle
  • Guntimadugu Raju, Oracle
  • Sunil Suseelan, Oracle

Monday, Oct 22, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Salon 5/6

Tuesday, Oct 23, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Salon 5/6

Thursday, Oct 25, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Salon 5/6


Authenticating Beer Ingredients with Blockchain  Attendees will have the opportunity to try beers with ingredients authenticated by using Blockchain technolog.  After tasting the beers, attendees can then vote for their favorite beer on our mobile app.
Location: CodeONE, Developer Exchange, Level One, Moscone


Blockchain Applications Use Cases and Live Demos [PRO6215]
Speaker:  David Haimes, Senior Director, Oracle

Wednesday, Oct 24, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 154

Oracle Blockchain Roadmap & Futures

Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service: Strategy and Roadmap [PRO4589]


  • Deepak Goel, Senior Director, Software Development, Oracle
  • Frank Xiong, Group Vice President, Oracle

Monday, Oct 22, 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3018

These are just a few of the blockchain sessions coming up at OpenWorld.  Bookmark this blog post to stay-up to date as we'll add new sessions until the conference date! 


Oracle's Blockchain Cloud Service: Sign-up for a trial before OpenWorld

Oracle's Blockchain Cloud Service is built on top of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric. It is pre-assembled with all the underlying infrastructure dependencies, container lifecycle management, event services, identity management, REST proxy, and a number of operations and monitoring tools integrated under a single console, expediting the set-up and application development process. Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service is an Oracle-managed cloud platform backed by a 99.95 percent availability SLA, with built-in high availability configuration, autonomous recovery agents, as well as continuous ledger backup capabilities that can enable multi-data center disaster recovery across availability domains. Sign-up for a complementary Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service trial today.



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