2018 - PI World - Barcelona - Transportation
Exploring Blockchain Technology with OSIsoft Research, Streamr and Blocxs
OSIsoft Research is actively exploring blockchain technology together with a number of partners. We are working together with Blocxs, a blockchain startup company based in Amsterdam. Blocxs has performed a case study on how the PI System could be used in conjunction with blockchain technology to track and manage the lifecycles of assets using Hyperledger Fabric. Streamr is another partner that focuses on enabling the data economy by building a decentralized infrastructure for real-time data streams. They have recently launched their Data Marketplace, where real-time data can be shared and monetized.
In this session we will introduce blockchain as a technology, and discuss a number of the possibilities. Our goal for this session is to start a dialog among OSIsoft, our customers and our partners on how this revolutionary technology could solve some of the challenges that we are facing. All of us want to be ready for the potential disruption that blockchain brings.
Michael van der Veeken
Michael joined OSIsoft in 2011. Before that he worked for one of our partners for 5 years, developing applications on top of the PI System. Michael joined first as a vCampus Team member (now PI DevClub) to later join OSIsoft’s engineering department as part of the team that developed PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS. Recently, Michael has moved to OSIsoft Research to explore his newfound passion: blockchain technology.
At 18, Johan founded his first company delivering web applications for companies. Johan worked for several System Integrators, Partners and ISV's building business applications and frameworks within the Microsoft technology stack. Being passionate and enthused of the evolving world of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, Johan studied the principles of blockchain while thinking of its practicalities in the real world. Together with two other blockchain-enthusiasts Marco Wieling and Peter Kranenburg the idea for the Blocxs foundation and the Blocxs company where born. The foundation aims to inform and educate about blockchain for consumers and corporations while the company will offer commercial services and products based on blockchain or distributed ledger technologies by using a use-case first approach. Our motto is to keep things simple so everyone can benefit from blockchain-driven solutions.
Henri Pihkala is an entrepreneur and software engineer with a passion for data. Before founding the prizewinning Streamr project he was a CEO/CTO at two financial trading companies and led the development of a series of high-frequency algorithmic trading platforms. He set up Streamr to make data more usable for all and is a strong believer in the decentralisation of applications and digital infrastructure. He has an MSc from Helsinki University of Technology.