The Fifth Elephant 2017

On data engineering and application of ML in diverse domains


Blockchain for business and government

Submitted by Mani Madhukar (@manimadhukar) on Monday, 20 March 2017

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Section: Crisp talk for Data in Government track Technical level: Beginner


The talk will focus on how Blockchain technology has matured to infuse trust based systems and hence apt for implementation in Businesses and government programs. We will also focus on the early adopters of Blockchain with use cases and industry solutions on Blockchain. Further how Open standards are key to BLockchain adoption in Enterprises and government.


The talk will focus on how businesses can adopt to Blockchain to make data and transaction more secure and transparent. I intend to cover the various usecases and live production examples of Blockchain implementation and also the technology side of adoption of Blockchain.

Speaker bio

Mani has around 14 years of experience with exposure to both industry and academia. He holds a post graduate in Computer Science Engg and currently pursuing research in Social media Analytics.
As a part of Ecosystem development team at IBM he works with startups having Blockchain based solutions and assist them with Hyperledger and IBM Bluemix services. He is mentor to Blockchain community in Bangalore supporting community sessions on IBM Blockchain/Hyperledger and IBM Cloud ( In his current role in Ecosystem development team at IBM he assists enterprises/startups/incubators in adopting to IBM technologies by conducting/mentoring enablement sessions and hackathons.
Mani has authored few publications in the areas of Manets, Recommender Systems Sentiment analysis. He has also authored a chapter on IBM Watson for healthcare published by IGI Global( For more details about his interests please look online for his social footprints.
Twitter- @manimadhukar // FB- manimmadhukar



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  • Sandhya Ramesh (@sandhyaramesh) Reviewer 2 years ago

    Hi Mani, we’re evaluating proposals currently. Could you upload your slide deck and a two minute video of you walking us through your talk? Thanks!

    • Mani Madhukar (@manimadhukar) Proposer 2 years ago

      HI Sandhya, I will upload the slide deck today.

    • Mani Madhukar (@manimadhukar) Proposer 2 years ago

      I am not able to find link for uploading the slides/video, I have sent the mail to the support team to assist and waiting for the revert.

  • Zainab Bawa (@zainabbawa) Reviewer 2 years ago

    Mani, why is this proposal relevant to The Fifth Elephant? It is better suited to a payments conference or a focussed discussion on Blockchain.

    • Mani Madhukar (@manimadhukar) Proposer 2 years ago

      Hi Zainab, Blockchain is making inroads in almost all the domains in industry including payment, IOT, E-commerce, governance to name a few, hence it will make a lot of sense to include Blockchain as a topic in The Fift Elephant to proved a holistic view to the participants about Blockchain covering the major techincal aspects under the pervue of The Fifth Elephant.

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