Friday 28 June 2019, 9.30am - 5.00pm

Exhibition Space, 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Huddersfield

You are invited to take part in this Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), University of Cambridge and University of Huddersfield supported workshop on the use of the emerging Blockchain technology in the Built Environment, where we will discuss Blockchain implamentation opportunities for the industry and some recent research findings.


John Palfreyman - Founder, Palfreyman Ventures, Ex-Blockchain Director, IBM

Dr Robert Learney - Lead Technologist - Blockchain & DLT, Digital Catapult

Matthias Geipel - Consultants & Blockchain Experts, Arup (Germany/UK)

Chris Kinnaird - Consultants & Blockchain Experts, Arup (Germany/UK)

Manuel Jimenez - Director of Infrastructure, Construction and Real Estate, Grant Thornton (Spain)

Dr Algan Tezel - Senior Lecturer, University of Huddersfield 

Pedro Febrero - RA, University of Huddersfield, Founder, Bityond


9.30 - 10.00am Arrival/Coffee/Networking
10.00 - 10.15am Welcome
10.15 - 11.00am

Keynote presentation - What is Blockchain and why should we care?

John Palfreyman

11.00 - 11.45am

Keynote presentation - Making Blockchain Happen

Dr Robert Learney

11.45am - 12.30pm

Keynote presentation - Blockchain in the Built Environment 

Matthias Geipel and Chris Kinnaird

12.30 - 1.00pm Lunch
1.00 - 1.45pm

Keynote presentation - Blockchain use cases in the Built Environment: Spanish Experience

Fernando Valero

1.45 - 2.30pm

Blockchain in construction research findings

Dr Algan Tezel and Pedro Febrero

2.30 - 2.50pm Coffee break
2.50 - 4.20pm Discussion and validation
4.20 - 5.00pm Networking