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Free Event: Blockchain and New Media

ICS has joined with BlockW to present a spotlight webinar series for Autumn 2020.

The series will be introduced By Professor Joyce O’ Connor; Co-founder and Chair of Block W, Chair of Digital Futures Group of the Institute of International and European Affairs, Founding President of National College of Ireland.

This third webinar in the series will feature presentations and discussion on the subject of decentralised approaches to new media and broadcasting.


Chris Wang, Neusoft. Dalian City, China. 

Introduces a blockchain-based eCommerce marketing service with an originality provenance solution for cross-border social influencers live-streaming product demos on AliExpress and other international eCommerce platforms. 

About Chris

Chris Wang, MBA, Durham University Business School. Director, Global Delivery Center, Neusoft Cloud Technology, Dalian, China. Expert, WG6 Use cases, ISO TC307 Blockchain and DLT technologies. Secretary/Editor, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC40 (IT Service Management and IT Governance) Working Group 3 (IT Enabled Business Process Outsourcing). Liaison, SC40 to JTC1/TC307 Blockchain and DLT technologies

Sebastiaan van der Lans, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Introduces WordProof. The €1,000,000 EU award-winning 'fake news buster'. A plug-in for WordPress and other popular content and commerce platforms that helps people, search engines, and social media to verify your content!

About Sebastiaan

Sebastiaan van der Lans has a big heart for open source. In 2006 he co-founded Amsterdam’s first WordPress agency Van Ons, which is a leading digital agency now, serving over 100M page views a year. In 2019, Sebastiaan founded WordProof, the winner of Europe’s Blockchains for Social Good contest 2020. Sebastiaan has a strong passion for improving the playing fields of publishing, SEO, and e-commerce. Solutions by his teams are actively being used by over 100.000 organizations. Let’s fix the broken web, together!

John Scott, choreographer and artistic director with Irish Modern Dance Theatre. Commissioner of streamed video performances and artistic director of live-stream dance festivals - with an eye on new audience development.

Bio: John Scott, Dublin born, apprenticed and danced with Dublin City Ballet. His company, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, has performed throughout Ireland and internationally. John is also one of the subjects of Sadlers Wells’ 52 Portraits with Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargin and Hugo Glendinning. He is founder of ‘Dancer from the Dance’ festival of Irish choreography in New York and Dublin. Photo: Dara Mac Donaill.

Moderator: Fiona Delaney, CEO and co-founder at Origin Chain Networks. EU Innovation and Standards Award-winner 2020. Expert member of ISO TC307, IEEE, CEN-LEC and UNCEFACT blockchain working groups. Block W Steering Committee member. 


Webinar start: 12pm

Webinar end: 1.30pm

Please note that our webinars are run on the Zoom platform.

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28th Oct (Wed)


Begins at 12:00 and ends at 13:30


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