On 11-13 November 2019, key members of the blockchain and IT industry from all around the EU, North and South America, Africa, Asia, Japan and the Middle Easta are gathering in Màlaga, Spain (Trade Fair and Congress Center of Malaga) for Convergence, designed to be the first truly global and interdisciplinary blockchain conference. By providing a direct dialogue with regulators, policymakers, industry influencers and members of the social impact community, as well as a direct say in setting global blockchain priorities for the coming year, Convergence offers participants a unique opportunity to not just discuss blockchain but also actively shape the industry.

The event will include a number of high-level panels, roundtables and working groups which will explore the future of blockchain in domains of AI, IoT, Finance, Mobility, Energy, Logistics, Identity, Privacy, Interoperability, Education, Governance, Standardisation, and many others. With participation from thought leaders and executives in key technologies and industries outside of blockchain, Convergence is the first global conference to aim for a truly transversal experience – exploring convergent trends in blockchain technology, regulation and research as well as blockchain’s impact on the economy, business, and society as a whole.

Lynkeus will be attending the event representing two of its leading Horizon 2020 blockchain projects: MyHealthMyData (MHMD, 2016-2020) and euCanSHare (2018-2022). As MHMD Project Coordinator, Lynkeus is organising, together with other members of the consortium (including the Panetta&Associati law firm, Athena Research Center, Siemens Healthineers, gnùbila) a panel session focusing on project-developed privacy-enhancing technologies applied to healthcare data (13 November, 10:00 – 10:30 CET) developed during the project, including synthetic dataset generation, secure multiparty computation, distributed learning and homomorphic encryption. This last innovation, developed at University of Transilvania Din Brasov, has been awarded the Category Winner Prize within the EC’s Innovation Radar Award 2019.

Lynkeus will be also running an exhibition booth dedicated to the two projects, where technical experts responsible for different activities will be available to discuss and answer questions on the project(s) development and innovations.