In this talk Mr Matthew Johnson will discuss lessons learned from nation state deployments of blockchain infrastructure starting with Estonia. In Estonia, blockchain has been deployed by government institutions since 2007 acting as an integrity substrate for all data transactions including government repositories, health-care and event logging. His talk will discuss why integrity matters for government, how blockchain can enable integrity and how it is critical for increasing trust between citizens and government. He will present case studies of deployments and finish with a discussion on developments in the United States, including a recent DARPA announcement on blockchain research.

Matthew Johnson

Mr. Johnson has over 15 years of experience of cyber industry leadership. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and a distinguished veteran of the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations, where he served as a Special Agent focusing on cyber security, cloud, weapons development, intelligence, and related-security operations.

Mr. Johnson also lead the innovation and incubation initiatives in data security, cyber-forensics, security information and event management, and active defense as a Director for CACI’s (NYSE: CACI) National Security Cyber Group. Most recently he served as a Vice President of Strategy and Mission Assurance for Modern Technology Solutions Ltd in Alexandria, VA.

Smart Nation IoT Security Conference 2016

The inaugural Smart Nation IoT Security Conference 2016 will discuss the theme Towards a Secure and Resilient Smart Nation. Over 30 prominent speakers from industry, government and academia will share international best practices and their thoughts on IoT Security over breakout sessions and leading edge technical presentations.

Held in conjunction with the Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW), the Smart Nation IoT Security Conference is organised by the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) and Cyber Security Agency (CSA), supported by A*STAR's Institute for Infocomm Research and the Smart Nation Programme Office (SNPO).

We look forward to meeting you on Wednesday, 12 October 2016. 14.30 - 15. Venue: MR 333, level 3.