Separating Myth from Reality: Blockchain in Oil and Gas in 2019

What is blockchain’s role in oil & gas?  What problems can this innovative technology solve? During this session separate myth from reality to understand the true potential of this breakthrough technology.  Moving beyond the technological side of blockchain, understand the business applications and the practical approach to identify projects that would benefit most from its utilization.   Overcome common misconceptions to gain a comprehensive understanding of the current and future capabilities of blockchain.  This session will provide details of the current work being done by the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection including their pilot program to use blockchain technology to verify NAFTA and CAFTA certificates which will improve pipeline traceability, and the programs they are conducting to ensure interoperability across blockchain platforms.

  • Vincent Annunziato, Director, Business Transformation & Innovation, Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection