Davos, Switzerland

Discover Polkadot and Join the Web3 Movement at Davos

May 22-26, 2022

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What is Polkadot

A scalable, interoperable & secure network protocol for a better, fairer web

Polkadot is a next generation blockchain protocol and multi-chain network. Designed to connect and secure independent, purpose-built blockchains, allowing them to share arbitrary data and form powerful decentralized networks, Polkadot lays the foundation for Web3.

True interoperability

Blockchains within the Polkadot network can securely transfer any type of data or asset – not just tokens – between each other.

Low Carbon Footprint

Polkadot’s innovative Nominated Proof of Stake technology uses a fraction of the energy consumed by conventional PoW blockchains.

Unprecedented scalability

Thanks to its innovative design, Polkadot provides unprecedented economic and transactional scalability.

Easy blockchain development

Polkadot’s powerful and flexible Substrate framework lets developers create a custom blockchain easier than ever before.

Decentralized governance

Thanks to a sophisticated and fully decentralized governance system, all stakeholders guide the future of the network.

Shared security

Polkadot lets blockchains pool their security, so even new and smaller chains get bank-like security just by connecting to the network.

Join some of Web3’s most prominent pioneers and thought leaders

Don’t miss out on the perfect opportunity to meet the people leading the way to Web3. Attend talks by some of the brightest minds in this flourishing industry and learn how the rapid upsurge in decentralization and unrelenting movement towards transparency are creating fairer economic systems, battling censorship within new media, increasing data privacy and security, supporting innovative sustainable energy solutions, and much more.

Location: Promenade 55, 7270 Davos Platz, Switzerland

May 23

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10:00-10:45
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One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Why Multichain Is the Future of Blockchain
Multi-Chain Derek Yoo Moonbeam Ingo Rübe KILT Protocol Oscar Franklin Tan Efinity Talk Recording

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Derek Yoo Moonbeam Ingo Rübe KILT Protocol Oscar Franklin Tan Efinity Talk Recording

From Bitcoin’s payment applications to Ethereum’s smart contracts, each blockchain protocol has its own use cases. What many don’t have is interoperability. Polkadot is breaking down silos that once kept blockchains isolated from one another, offering new ways to allow them to communicate with each other. This is a defining feature that will broaden the  long-term impact blockchains can have. This panel will explore why multichain is key to the Web3 future, including the real world use cases being realized today.   

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11:00-11:25
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You Don't Own Me: How Blockchains Are Creating Community Economies
Economics
Derek Yoo Moonbeam

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Derek Yoo Moonbeam


A computer that no one person or organization owns, but rather is collectively owned by the community of token holders around it, is a concept that is powering an entirely new branch of Web3 economies. In this session, we’ll explore how these computers and the software running on them are being used to create interconnected economies, and how the growth of blockchain technology will drive a proliferation of software-native communities exchanging value.

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11:30-11:55
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Who, What, Why: Reimagining What Identity Means in the Age of Web3
Identity
Ingo Rübe KILT Protocol

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Ingo Rübe KILT Protocol


Representing the identity of a person, an object or even a service is an ongoing challenge in the digital sphere. Web3 is changing this by replacing the siloed, monopolized data practices of Web2 with the new standard of decentralized identity that will be felt everywhere — from medicine to the metaverse. This presentation will explore what this will mean for users and enterprises in the years to come, and how it can reshape how we define identity for humans, machines, services and IoT devices.

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14:00-14:45
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Tech and the Future of Democracy
Democracy Teresa Hutson Microsoft Damon Beres Unfinished Dr. Hahrie Han Johns Hopkins University Katherine Hsiao Palantir Technologies Talk Recording

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Teresa Hutson Microsoft Damon Beres Unfinished Dr. Hahrie Han Johns Hopkins University Katherine Hsiao Palantir Technologies Talk Recording

Produced by Unfinished - Digital technology has shaken the foundations of democracy itself, empowering small groups of citizens and tech corporations alike in astonishing new ways. From mass communication to algorithmic determinism and the emergence of the blockchain, our era is laced with opportunities and challenges in equal measure—with liberty itself hanging in the balance. If tech companies and governments work together to develop guardrails, norms, and standards now that encourage transparency, authenticity, and collaboration, democratic institutions could come out stronger. But the opposite potentia; looms large. In this session, you’ll hear Terera Hutson and Damon Beres discuss the role technology firms must play in uplifting democracy globally.

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15:00-15:45
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Fighting the Climate Crisis: How Web3 Is Solving Some of the World’s Biggest Challenges
Energy Jesse Morris Energy Web Foundation Etienne Gehain Engie Talk Recording

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Jesse Morris Energy Web Foundation Etienne Gehain Engie Talk Recording

Energy Web and its community of 100+ major energy companies from around the globe are proving how blockchain, crypto, and other decentralized technologies can be used today to simultaneously fight climate change and unlock business value for enterprises. Join this panel to hear first-hand accounts from Energy Web and major global energy companies about what business problems they are solving with Web3 technologies that are critical for humanity’s survival in the face of climate change.

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16:00-16:45
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The World’s Greatest Untapped Asset: Why Web3 Means Data Freedom For Everyone
Data Bruce Pon Ocean Protocol Vineet Budki Cypher Capital Pierre Samaties Roland Berger

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Bruce Pon Ocean Protocol Vineet Budki Cypher Capital Pierre Samaties Roland Berger

Everything from global economies to our individual digital social lives are built on data. However, as it stands, we’re not in control of our data; a handful of big companies are. This has led to data becoming siloed and its value extraction concentrated in the hands of these few dominant players. In this session, we’ll explore how Web3 is creating a new data economy that gives people back control of their data, and the new possibilities of privacy and diverse monetization that Ocean Protocol is already unlocking today.

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17:00-18:00
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Podcast with a Live Audience
Podcast Alex Kantrowitz Big Technology Podcast Nick Clegg Meta

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Alex Kantrowitz Big Technology Podcast Nick Clegg Meta

The Big Technology Podcast takes you behind the scenes in the tech world featuring interviews with plugged-in insiders and outside agitators. This episode comes from Davos, featuring Nick Clegg, former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and current President of Global Affairs at Meta.

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18:30-21:00
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Polkadot Community Meetup
Networking

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Take time out of the hectic Davos schedule to relax and socialize at the Polkadot Community Meetup! We’re putting together a casual gathering for people in the blockchain and Web3 space to catch up over drinks and forkless bites. It’s the perfect chance to meet fellow Davos attendees and share your event highlights! 

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May 24

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10:00-10:45
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Limitless Future-Proofing: How Any Blockchain Use Case Can Be Built With Polkadot
Blockchain Žiga Drev Origin Sergei Lonshakov Robonomics Chris Carmona Bit.Country Talk Recording

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Žiga Drev Origin Sergei Lonshakov Robonomics Chris Carmona Bit.Country Talk Recording

The future of Web3 depends on teams having the freedom to utilize blockchain technology for any use case, in any way. Building from scratch requires blockchain protocols and ecosystems that are completely flexible and future-proof — this is something that has been lacking up until now. In this session, we will explore why Polkadot’s flexible and adaptive network architecture is empowering Web3’s builders to cater for any use case — from global supply chains to the infinite possibilities of the metaverse.

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11:00-11:25
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Where Cybernetics and Economics Meet: Building the Machine Economy
Industry 4.0 Sergei Lonshakov Robonomics

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Sergei Lonshakov Robonomics

Robots and digital twins will be the single largest industry-agnostic technology trend within the next decade. As a result, it is only natural that robots will need to be given access to many of the social institutions that were previously available only to humans. This session will explore what this means for humanity and our economics, including a focus on the ‘robofirms’ capable of providing services to both humans and other robots for money.

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11:30-11:50
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Healthcare That Won't Fail: Building Transparency Into Pharma Supply Chains With Blockchain
Supply Chain Žiga Drev OriginTrail Courtney Soulsby BSI

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Žiga Drev OriginTrail Courtney Soulsby BSI

Supply chain information should be accessible and affordable for everyone. This is especially critical for ensuring that medicines and other health supplies reach areas in need quickly and with complete confidence. In this session, we will explore how OriginTrail’s Decentralized Knowledge Graph brings trust and transparency to pharma supply chains with AidTrust, a joint product by Trace Labs and BSI that showcases how donated medicines reach intended patients in a fully transparent way.

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11:55-12:10
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Humanity’s Assets Organized: Why OriginTrail’s Decentralized Knowledge Graph Has Been Described as the Google for Web3
Data Branimir Rakic OriginTrail

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Branimir Rakic OriginTrail

The physical and digital worlds are still largely disconnected. Transparency is key to bridging this gap, and Web3 is creating new data capabilities that link assets together in ways that create demonstrable value. This session examines how OriginTrail’s Decentralized Knowledge Graph is helping organize all of humanity’s most important assets to be discoverable, verifiable and valuable.

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14:00-14:45
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What Will it Take to Build a Better Web?
Web3 Dr. Gavin Wood Polkadot Frank McCourt Project Liberty Andy Serwer Yahoo Finance Talk Recording

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Dr. Gavin Wood Polkadot Frank McCourt Project Liberty Andy Serwer Yahoo Finance Talk Recording

Web 1.0 and 2.0 ushered in radical opportunities for sharing information online. Of course, its pitfalls are also plentiful. In this session in collaboration with Web3 Foundation, we’ll hear from some of the leading minds in tech and ethics about how user-owned platforms can build a better web. How might blockchain allow for broader participation in the digital economy? And while we’re at it, how to get ahead of the potential flaws of Web 3.0 on the road to constructing a more equitable future.

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16:00-17:00
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Podcast with Dr. Gavin Wood and Live Audience
Web3 Dr. Gavin Wood Polkadot Alex Kantrowitz Big Technology Podcast Talk Recording

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Dr. Gavin Wood Polkadot Alex Kantrowitz Big Technology Podcast Talk Recording

The Big Technology Podcast takes you behind the scenes in the tech world featuring interviews with plugged-in insiders and outside agitators. This episode comes from Davos, featuring Dr. Gavin Wood, founder of Polkadot.

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18:00-22:00
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Party Like It’s DOT
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Join us for the official Polkadot Davos party! We’re making Blocktails at the bar, serving up forkless bites, with DJ and producer Isaac Ferry playing an eclectic mix of soul, funk, disco and electronica. Come and meet some of the Polkadot project teams and network with other WEF Annual Meeting attendees as we celebrate Polkadot’s first time in Davos!

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May 25

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10:00-10:45
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The New New Media: Exploring the Possibilities of Communication and Compensation in the Next Generation of the Web
Media Michael Casey Coindesk Nick Thompson The Atlantic Leela de Kretser Reuters Jamil Anderlini Politico Talk Recording

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Michael Casey Coindesk Nick Thompson The Atlantic Leela de Kretser Reuters Jamil Anderlini Politico Talk Recording

Produced by Unfinished - Even before the pandemic, journalism was an industry in crisis. Will digital innovations—including a decentralized web—actually hold any of the answers to the media’s woes? In this session in collaboration with Web3 Foundation, we’ll talk to leading journalists about the opportunities presented by Web 3.0. We’ll explore the potential applications of the blockchain: from compensating reporters and revolutionizing the ad market to source verification and —if we’re lucky— combating fake news.

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11:00-11:45
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Can Blockchains Be a catalyst For a Green Future? Unpacking the Blockchain Sustainability Debate
Green Adam Carver Bitgreen Micha Benoliel Nodle Uli Gallersdörfer Crypto Carbon Ratings Institute

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Adam Carver Bitgreen Micha Benoliel Nodle Uli Gallersdörfer Crypto Carbon Ratings Institute

Join us for an exploration of how blockchain projects are working to address long-standing criticisms of the technology's sustainability.

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14:00-14:45
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TikTok at War: Trust and Truth at a time of Conflict
Truth Salvatore Romano Tracking Exposed Nabiha Syed The Markup Vivian Schiller Aspen Institute Talk Recording

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Salvatore Romano Tracking Exposed Nabiha Syed The Markup Vivian Schiller Aspen Institute Talk Recording

Produced by Unfinished - Propaganda and disinformation go back thousands of years, but never have the tools been as effective when it comes to this vital weapon of war. From deep fakes to platform bans and cyber-attacks, we’re in an arms race to decipher and debunk events on the ground around Russia’s war on Ukraine and the global response. In this session, we’ll hear from experts on the front lines of decoding the algorithms to win hearts and minds as we explore the nature of trust in this new era.

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15:00-15:45
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Metaverses: Magic, or Matrix Hype?
Metaverse Oscar Franklin Tan Efinity Chris Carmona Bit.Country

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Oscar Franklin Tan Efinity Chris Carmona Bit.Country

Metaverses represent the next stage of social connection. New democracies will be created with distinct economies, with users able to impact and change the lives of the people they interact with. The concept of these infinite new digital worlds is being met with confusion and even distrust by some though. In this session with Bit.Country and Efinity, we’ll explore the true potential of metaverses, including addressing popular misconceptions, and how NFTs allow unique models for digital goods and services across these new frontiers.

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