Blockchain for Property Governance Conference
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Vivanta by Taj – Ambassador, New Delhi

Program Schedule and Speakers:

1100 – 1130: Registration & Welcome Tea

1130 – 1235: Inaugural Session

Building Trust, Transparency and Security through Technology
Mr Baladevan Rangaraju, Founder-Director, India Institute & Co-Founder, India Property Rights Alliance

Introductory Remarks: Technology for a World without Hunger
Dr. Ronald Meinardus, Regional Director, FNSt

Theme Address: Blockchain Technology- Applications for Property Governance
Mr Vishal Batra, Blockchain Solutions Architect, IBM Research, New Delhi

Keynote Address: Creating Eco-systems for Tech- Driven Public Service
Mr J A Chowdary, Special Chief Secretary & IT Advisor to the Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh

1235 – 1315: Networking Lunch

1315 – 1430: Session 1: Securing Property Rights through Blockchain– Global Case Studies
Mr Guillermo Pena, CEO, Fundación Eléutera, Honduras
Mr Or Perelman, COO & Co-founder of ChromaWay, Sweden

1430 – 1445: Tea/ Coffee Break

1445 – 1600Session 2Opportunities & Challenges for Distributed Land Registries in India
1. Dr Vishnu Chandra, Deputy Director General, DDG & Group Head – RS & GIS Utility Mapping and Urban Development, National Informatics Centre
2. Mr Sunil Kumar, Director of Land Laws and Policy, Landesa India
3. Mr Ambrish Mehta, Trustee, Action Research in Community Health and Development (ARCH) Gujarat

Moderator: Mr Ananth Padmanabhan, Fellow, Carnegie India

1600 – 1720: Session 3: Public Policy for Blockchain and Data Protection
1. Dr Madabhushanam Sridhar Acharyulu, Central Information Commissioner, Central Information Commission
2.Mr Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Research Director, Centre for Internet and Society
3.Mr J A Chowdary, Special Chief Secretary & IT Advisor to the Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh

Moderator: Mr Nikhil Narendran, Partner, Trilegal

1720 – 1730: Vote of Thanks: Mr Manoj Mathew, Focal Point, India Property Rights Alliance


The Conference will take place on August 9, 2017 (Wednesday) at the Taj Ambassador and commence at 11:30 am. It is requested that the participants be seated by 11:25 am.