EEA Telecom Work Session Meeting at Mobile World Congress Americas

The Telecom Special Interest Group (SIG) will be holding a one-day work session on blockchain use cases on Tuesday, September 11th in advance of the Mobile World Congress Americas Conference in Los Angeles, CA. Any member of a qualified telecom carrier is welcome to attend this free event. Please register below. Event registration must be completed at least six (6) days prior to the event.

At this meeting, participants will discuss and refine a list of blockchain use cases that is currently in production by the Telecom SIG. Outside parties are invited to participate in this effort and share in their knowledge of the how blockchain can reduce costs, generate new efficiencies, introduce new business units or extend existing business units, and/or any and all forms of B2B, B2C and B2B2C transactions.

Event Details:

Date: September 11, 2018

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location:  USC Michelson Center, Suite #102, 1002 West Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Cost: Free (advanced registration is required)

Schedule located below

Space Shuttle Visit: At the conclusion of the work session, we will be walking to the California Science Center where, David Knight from Terbine has arranged a guided tour of the Space Shuttle Pavilion which houses the orbiter Endeavour. The tour will include numerous space capsules, prototypes of space probes, major interior Shuttle components, and much more.


  • Dr. Inhyok Cha, Executive Vice President, SK Telecom
  • Takuya Sawada, Manager, KDDI Corporation
  • Ron Resnick, Executive Director, EEA
  • Ken Fromm, SIG Evangelist, EEA
  • Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Director, USC Viterbi Center for CPS & IoT

Sponsors: Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, SK Telecom, KDDI Corporation, T-Mobile, ConsenSys, BuildETH, Terbine, The University of Southern California


Time Duration Subject
8:00 30 Registration and Greeting
8:30 15 Welcome Speech by TSIG Chair and EEA Representative
8:45 15 Talk: Kapi Attawar, ConsenSys, Telecom Use Cases
9:00 15 Talk: Block Gemini, Smart City
9:15 5 Q&A
9:20 15 Talk: Masafumi Kinoshita, Hitachi, KYC using Biometrics
9:30 10 Talk: TBD
9:40 5 Q&A
9:45 20 Blockchain Architectures and Design – Bhaskar Krishnamachari, USC
10:05 20 Coffee Break
10:25 90 Use Cases Document Breakout and Review
11:55 70 Lunch Catering
13:05 15 Talk: Keepgo, Global Roaming
13:20 15 Talk: David Knight, Terbine, IOT
13:35 5 Q&A
13:40 10 Talk: ShoCard, Identity
13:50 15 Talk: Masashi Salvador Mitsuzawa, LayerX, Content Distribution
14:00 5 Q&A
14:05 30 Use Case Whiteboard Session
14:35 20 Coffee Break
14:55 60 Preliminary Findings and Next Steps
15:55 5 Wrap
16:00 15 Walk to California Science Center
16:15 45 Tour of Space Shuttle Pavillion
17:00 End

Speaker Bios