E-commerce Working Group - Demystifying Blockchain and Crypto Market

June 21, 2018


The global data economy is worth over $900 billion and yet who is safeguarding our personal data? Company such as Google, Facebook, Alibaba, Tencent are currently extracting their financial value. Data analytics will soon be indispensable to any economic activity and decision-making process, both public and private. Blockchain technology is a cryptographic tool offering solutions to put data governance into the hands of citizens. It offers to radically change our digital future and pave the way for more traceable and transparent commerce and better personal privacy for all of us.

Come join us to understand what is blockchain technology ? Understand what is Bitcoin, the first real use case of the blockchain technology ever created and the new era of crypto economy coming ahead of us.
The first blockchain appeared in 2008 with the digital currency bitcoin. Blockchain is the underlying technology. If blockchain and bitcoin have been built together, there are many players today that envisage blockchain technology for other uses than digital currency.
Blockchain may be defined as a storage and transmission information technology that is transparent, secured and that works without intermediary/central review body.
This technology opens up major prospects of transformation in many fields.
What is the legal framework of this technology? Is code law? What are the different uses of blockchain? (crypto-currencies, tokens, Smart contracts, dApps, inscriptions on blockchain, etc.) What are the legal issues at stake? 




Mr. Mehdi Bedadi 
Chief Information Officer, Lesaffre

Mehdi Bedadi is a Operation and IT professional working in Asia Pacific region. He has been featured in newspapers, webzines, radio interviews and television spotlights. Mehdi frequently speaks at educational institutions and professional conferences on topics such as digital transformation, entrepreneurship, non-profit work and diversity.
Graduated with Master Degree in Information System from the Academy of Computer Science of Paris in 2009 and later attended HEC Paris (École des hautes études commerciales de Paris) in 2015. Mehdi worked in several industries (automotive, advertising, retail, etc.)
He is currently Chief Information Officer at Lesaffre Group a French yeast manufacturer and the world's largest producer he is also Mentor at EGI Booster which is a vertical International SaaS Ecommerce Solutions acceleration program.
Recognized by Microsoft Corporation with a “Microsoft Valuable Professional” award from 2008 to 2011 and listed in the top 100 CIO 2014 and 2015 by CIO Asia magazine, Mehdi is passionate about assess and improve business operation efficiency, using technology as leverage to increase productivity, helping entrepreneurs to build and scale a business.


Ms. Anne Lambert  
Senior Associate, DS Avocats

Anne Lambert is a French qualified lawyer, member of the Paris Bar and has been working in the field of new technologies for 10 years. She joined DS Avocats in China 4 years ago. She assists French and European companies doing business in China and inversely Chinese companies doing business in France, whatever their business activity, on a wide range of information technology and telecommunications issues: IT projects or services (integration of information systems turn key solutions, deployment of ERP software (CRM, HRIS, LMS, etc.), hardware/software maintenance, hosting, outsourcing, cloud computing services, etc.), e-commerce strategies, information systems security, personal data (compliance with cybersecurity law in China or GDPR in Europe), blockchain, IoT, etc.
Prior to joining DS Avocats, Anne had experience in other French and International law firms in Paris (Courtois Lebel, Bignon Lebray, Clifford Chance) and she was also in-house lawyer (VIE) with BNP Paribas Private Bank in Singapore for 2 years. Anne holds a Master’s degree in Private Law (Maitrise de droit prive) from Pantheon-Assas University (Paris II) as well as a Post-graduate degree (DEA) in Business Law. 



Mr. Hugo Aguado
CEO, Ecritel

Hugo spent most of his professional career in the retail industry working: first as retail software consultant, as an entrepreneur, as IT head of successful retailers and finally as CEO of Ecritel China a leading company providing cutting-edge cloud solutions and services. During his last working experience, Hugo help a major French retailer to build his e-commerce / omni-channel strategy in China. Main challenge being to connect a big offline channel network (1000 stores) with online platforms (WeChat, T-Mall, JD, own-website) giving to the customer a consistent and unique experience in term of offer, pricing, image and to the brand a real 360 customer view.



Date : Thursday, 21st of June, 2018
Time : 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Language : English



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