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Dr. Konstantinos Votis
Blockchain Hyperledger

Dr. Konstantinos Votis

Senior Technical Management

Dr. Votis Konstantinos is a computer engineer and a senior researcher (Researcher Grade C’) at Information Technologies Institute/Centre for Research and Technologies Hellas (CERTH/ITI) and Director of the Visual Analytics Laboratory of CERTH/ITI. He is also a visiting professor at the De-Montfort University in UK in the field of Human Computer Interaction, VR, AR. He received an MSc and a Ph.D. degree in computer science and service oriented architectures from Computer Engineering and Informatics department, University of Patras, Greece. In addition, he holds an MBA from the Business School department in the University of Patras. His research interests include Human Computer Interaction, information Visualisation and management of big data, knowledge engineering and decision support systems, as well as pervasive computing, with major application areas such as m-Health, eHealth, and personalized healthcare. His PhD was in the domain of service Oriented Architecture and Information management systems in e-inclusion and healthcare.

Since 2001, he has published more than 80 international scientific articles on eHealth, m-health, human-technology interaction visualisation (AR, VR, information visualisation with visual analytics), mobile and ambient technologies as well as human-centred design, etc.

Hyperledger Framework – Bringing blockchain technologies closer to tomorrow's businesses

You might not have heard of Hyperledger or not know much about it, but you must have heard of the Linux Foundation and IBM. Well the Linux Foundation, in 2015, announced the creation of the Hyperledger Project. This was the way they thought blockchain technologies and smart contracts can be better adapted to business needs and tomorrow’s digital landscape. IBM has jump into the opportunity with their contributions to the Hyperledger Fabric project and has thus far met unprecedented acceptance by large corporations like MAERSK and Walmart, whilst the Intel-contributed Hyperledger Sawtooth is now used by Huawei and T-Mobile.

Our workshop is focused on the Hyperledger Sawtooth, its versatility and the advantages it brings to businesses. We will go through the basics of Hyperledger frameworks and the differences between Fabric and Sawtooth. Then it is hands-on all the way starting with Docker & Sawtooth installation, moving to the details and how things work and closing with two case studies utilizing and working on transaction families (smart contracts). Can you afford to miss it?

The minimum recommended available hardware - 4GB Ram, 2-core CPU, 10GB free HD space. The recommended operating system in order to follow all the steps - Ubuntu Linux or a virtual machine running Ubuntu Linux

Supported by KONFIDO an H2020 project and by Hyperledger.org, a Linux Foundation project

In cooperation with Sofia Terzi