4. February 2021

The fourth International Blockchain Forum had its focus on the application of Blockchain technology in the Healthcare sector.

Once again, we brought together renowned scientists, promising start-ups and successful established companies from Switzerland and our partner countries Great Britain, USA and Canada. Due to the actual situation the event was helt online.

The conference is a premier event for scientists, business representatives, students and other interested parties. Even in the online version the event facilitated the dialogue between academia and industry around this topical issue. We came up with something special for this. All presentations have been pre-recorded and are available for registered participants in advance. Registration if free of charge.

Have a look at our Agenda.


4. February 2021


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Embassy Round Table
Moderated discussion with representatives from the Embassies and Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology:

  • Pamela Hay (Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of Canada to Switzerland in Berne)
  • Olaf Kranz (Regional Manager for Science and Innovation DACH, British Embassy)
  • René Hüsler (Dean School of Computer Science and Information Technology)


Networking Break


Academic Discussion Session
Moderated discussion with our academic speakers:

  • Lucila Ohno-Machado (UC San Diego, USA)
  • Schallum Pierre (Université Saint-Paul, Canada)
  • Navin Ramachandran (University College London Hospital, UK)
  • Marco Cuomo (Novartis, Switzerland)


Bar Camp
Discussion on the following topics:
Women in Blockchain – Blockchain & Ethics – Data privacy – Health records – COVID-19 – Blockchain & Pharmacy – Healthcare Supply Chain – Identity.


Start-up & Company Session
Moderated discussion with our speakers from start-ups and companies:

  • Abdullah Albeyatti (Medicalchain, UK)
  • Amber Hartley (BurstIQ, USA)
  • Koleya Karringten (Canada Blockchain Consortium)
  • Raja Sharif (Farmatrust, UK)
  • Sandro Cilurzo (Sedimentum, Switzerland)
  • Sebasitan Bürgel (HOPR, Switzerland)
  • Schallum Pierre (REED - Réseau d'expertise en éthique de données, Québec, Canada)



Detailed presentation titles can be found here.

The event was moderated by
Douglas MacKevett

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts


Amber Hartley

BurstIQ, USA

Raja Sharif

Farmatrust, UK

Schallum Pierre

Université Saint-Paul, Canada &
REED - Réseau d'expertise en éthique de données, Québec, Canada

Lucila Ohno-Machado

UC San Diego, USA

Abdullah Albeyatti

Medicalchain, UK

Koleya Karringten

Canada Blockchain Consortium

Sebasitan Bürgel

HOPR, Switzerland

Sandro Cilurzo

Sedimentum, Switzerland

Marco Cuomo

Novartis, Switzerland

Navin Ramachandran

University College London Hospital, UK

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The event will be organized by

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Blockchain Lab

Tim Weingärtner

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Impressions from IBFR 2020

The third Blockchain Forum was successfully held on the Zug-Rotkreuz campus on 19th February 2020. Exciting speakers talked about their applications of blockchain for clean energy.

Find impressions from this event here.


The International Blockchain Forum Rotkreuz is organised by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

This event is only possible by the generous sponsorships of the embassies of Canada, Great Britain and United States.