Logistic Applications of Blockchain – Presented by Klara Paardenkooper, Rotterdam Business School

Logistic Applications of Blockchain – Presented by Klara Paardenkooper, Rotterdam Business School, at the Cargo Innovation Conference, which will take place on Jun 07, 2018, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands. Read the interview

Blockchain is a new disruptive technology, which is still in the phase of inflated expectations in the hype cycle of Gartner. This means that according to Gartner it will take 5 to 10 years until it is implemented on a large scale in practice. However, there are already numerous initiatives to apply Blockchain in the logistics sector. The main applications of Blockchain are tracking and smart contracts. With the right implementation Blockchain can increase the trust and transparency between parties, simplify processes, eliminate paperwork and decrease transaction costs. This presentation addresses best practices, opportunities and challenges of Blockchain.

About Dr. Klara Paardenkooper
Klara Paardenkooper is born is Szeged, Hungary in 1969. After a study English, Russian and Italian she moved to the Netherlands where she acquired a master title in economic history. In 2014 she received a PhD at the Erasmus University in Economic and Business History with a well cited thesis on the history of container transport between the Port of Rotterdam and its hinterland. Next to her thesis, which has also been published in Dutch entitled TEUREKA, she has numerous publications on port related subjects. Since 2014 she works at the Rotterdam University of applied sciences as a senior lecturer and researcher. Currently she is teaching research skills at the Graduate Department of the Rotterdam Business School and she is a Chain manager Blockchain at the RDM Centre of Expertise. Klara lives in Delft, the Netherlands, with her husband and three children.

About Rotterdam Business School
Rotterdam Business School (RBS) is the international business school of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

International business is what it is all about at Rotterdam Business School (RBS). Over 2,500 students are currently enrolled in our English-taught bachelor and master programmes.

Education, business placements, exchange programmes and practical research projects; they are all aimed at preparing our students for a career in international business. Real-life business cases provided by international companies are at the heart of many courses. They challenge our students to learn to act quickly and decisively, and to base their decisions on growing experience and healthy reflection.

About Cargo Innovation Conference
The logistics industry is gearing up for possibly the biggest challenge in its history. Digital technologies disrupt the traditional valuechain. Disruption is everywhere. The traditional players have to adapt quickly, otherwise new entrants will threaten their positions or even take over.

The Cargo Innovation Conference addresses the impact of digitalisation of logistics processes on efficiency, profitability, user friendliness, transparency and more.


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