Smart Contracts & Machine Learning

Challenges and opportunities underlying the use of Smart Contract & Machine Learning in the AEC Industry


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Hyperledger's Applications Ecosystem

Marta Piekarska

As the Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger, Marta is involved with the 'Fabric Framework' and similar projects hosted by the Linux Foundation.

Fabric is intended as a foundation for developing applications or solutions with a modular architecture, Hyperledger Fabric allows components, such as consensus and membership services, to be plug-and-play. Fabric also leverages container technology to host smart contracts called “chaincode” that comprise the application logic of the system. Fabric was initially contributed by Digital Asset and IBM, as a result of the first hackathon.

Marta obtained her BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology and a double Master from Computer Science and Informatics at Technical University of Berlin and Warsaw University of Technology. Marta received PhD in User-Informed Design of Privacy Tools while working at one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley - Blockstream. Marta also taught at Technical University of Berlin as a Post-doc. As part of her role in Hyperledger Marta evangelizes the technology and Open Source at conferences around the world and helps enterprises with applying permissioned Blockchains to their use-cases. Marta is passionate about how Blockchain can help in non traditional spaces, such as identity, last mile aid and education delivery and sustainability.

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ArkiToken & Challenges in the AEC industry

Huw Thomas

Huw was a Partner at Foster + Partners from 1987 - 2017 working initially on the King’s Cross redevelopment and BR International Terminal. I continued masterplanning with work on the Cannes Masterplan, Austerlitz Station, the Sagrera plan in Barcelona, Manchester's 2000 Olympics bid, Wilhelminapier in Rotterdam, a waterfront city for Durban, Wembley Stadium, Tangier Harbour and the Jordan Rift Valley Masterplan.

He has worked on numerous transport projects, including proposals for the airport station in Hong Kong, Central Station re-development in Kuala Lumpur, St Pancras station for CTRL, Luton Airport’s masterplan and terminal facilities, QAIA in Jordan and most recently the four new stations on the Haramain line in Saudi Arabia and the expansion of Doha International Airport. HE has also contributed to numerous designs including the new library at the Cranfield Institute of Technology, a congress hall in Valencia, the Treasury building in London and Wembley Stadium. Competition projects have included major developments around the world.

Huw is currently working as an Independent Consultant on various projects world wide and a series of innovative infrastructure and technology led developments which seek to change the way we approach strategic issues by adopting a more holistic approach.

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Accord: A new standard for smart legal contracts

Tom Hansen

Thomas is UK Lead at The Accord Project and a future trainee at White & Case LLP. His work with the Accord Project has centred around building a consortium of law firms, corporates, technologists and industry associations to create open-source legal and technical standards for smart legal contracts. The Accord Project currently works with over 50 law firms world-wide and consults widely with strategic partners to develop and standardise the ever-growing ecosystem of smart and connected contracting.

Prior to earning his law degree at Cambridge, he studied economics and finance at University of Sydney.

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The psychology of groups - why every new team is open to new ways of working

Tony Llewellyn

Tony Llewellyn is a collaboration director at Resolex. He is a specialist in interpersonal dynamics and the effectiveness of project teams.  Originally training as a surveyor, he has spent over thirty years working on major construction projects. Tony has published two books on the topic of team coaching and is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster where he runs a masters module on Developing Effective Project Teams.

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IOTA & Smart Buildings

Navin Ramachandran

Dr. Ramachandran is a medical doctor and a Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL with a focus on data research. He is a member of the IOTA foundation, looking at the use of novel scalable distributed ledger technology in data provenance and security, as well as traditional transactional scenarios.

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