Sydney

August 4-5, 2018 ICC Sydney

August 4th-5th in Sydney, more than 50 teams and 200 entrants from around the world competed to “Hack the Outback” building DAPPs on the EOSIO Platform that addressed environmental issues.

Challenge

Hack the Outback – Australia is one of the largest countries in the world, its ocean territory is the third largest, and more than 91% of its landmass is covered by native vegetation. Blockchain technology enables the creation of scalable applications that can trace and measure transactions and reward individuals for environmental preservation activities. The Challenge: Create a DAPP on the EOSIO platform that will empower the public to play a role in sustaining natural environments for the future.

 

Winners

A DAPP that enables environmentally-motivated individuals to build smart contracts for land preservation - all without writing a single line of code

Location | Australia Team Leader | Lachlan Greenbank

A DAPP that allows farmers, suppliers and consumers to record, decentralize, and verify the provenance of food produce

Location | Australia Team Leader | Oleksandr Rybalko

A DAPP that empowers individuals to plant and grow trees in exchange for tokens

Location | Australia Team Leader | Nathan Challen

A blockchain game allowing the public to discover, snap and collect Australian wildlife and landmarks while also playing a part in sustaining Australia’s future environments

Team Leader | Kyle Mantesso

A DAPP that incentivizes the packaging industry to adopt more sustainable industrial activities and discourage non-sustainable activities through a token based incentive model

Team Leader | Bishal Bhansali

@AlfredCheuk - The hardest choices require the strongest wills. Hacking through the night to save the environment in #Sydney! #EOSHackathon

Team Leader | Alfred Cheuk

BUILD ON CHANGE.
BUILD ON EOSIO.

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Sydney #EOSHackathon Recap Video

Judges

Rob Jesudason

Block.one Group President

Rob is a member of Block.one’s Board of Directors and is responsible for group global operations. Prior to joining Block.one, he worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA), a global top-12 bank by market capitalization (A$125 billion) for six and a half years, most recently as its Chief Financial Officer. Before CBA, Jesudason worked at Credit Suisse as Head of Global Emerging Markets for its Financial Institutions Group. Earlier in his career, he held positions at JPMorgan, Barclays, GE Capital and McKinsey & Company.

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Rob Jesudason

Block.one Group President

Rob is a member of Block.one’s Board of Directors and is responsible for group global operations. Prior to joining Block.one, he worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA), a global top-12 bank by market capitalization (A$125 billion) for six and a half years, most recently as its Chief Financial Officer. Before CBA, Jesudason worked at Credit Suisse as Head of Global Emerging Markets for its Financial Institutions Group. Earlier in his career, he held positions at JPMorgan, Barclays, GE Capital and McKinsey & Company.

Andrew Bliss

Block.one CFO

Andrew is a financial professional, investor and entrepreneur and has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Block.one since its inception. Prior to joining Block.one, Andrew held several financial and accounting positions with global avionics and technology multinational Rockwell Collins, where he worked for just under a decade. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Iowa.

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Andrew Bliss

Block.one CFO

Andrew is a financial professional, investor and entrepreneur and has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Block.one since its inception. Prior to joining Block.one, Andrew held several financial and accounting positions with global avionics and technology multinational Rockwell Collins, where he worked for just under a decade. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Iowa.

Lina Lim

NSX Limited Tempus Adventus Head of Technology, Managing Director

Lina Lim is the Head of Technology at the National Stock Exchange of Australia (NSX), where she is responsible for the strategic direction on innovative product and technology adoption for the business. Recognised by CIO50 Australia 2017 as a rising star, Lina was included on the CIO50 Ones to Watch list. She also is the Managing Director & Co-founder of Tempus Adventus, a start-up company that focuses on promoting and delivering blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies in the financial market and services industry. She is actively involved in blockchain for social impact, fintech, and promoting women in financial technology and impact investing space as her deep passions. Lina is also one of the founding Directors of Blockchain Philanthropy Foundation (BPF), a not for profit organisation with purpose statement is to enable and accelerate humanitarian and social good projects and initiatives worldwide, through blockchain technology. BPF is committed to be the catalyst of change for the world by providing thought leadership in Blockchain for Philanthropy and social good space, connecting NFPs, corporates, governments, philanthropists and blockchain community together to build a better future.

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Lina Lim

NSX Limited Tempus Adventus Head of Technology, Managing Director

Lina Lim is the Head of Technology at the National Stock Exchange of Australia (NSX), where she is responsible for the strategic direction on innovative product and technology adoption for the business. Recognised by CIO50 Australia 2017 as a rising star, Lina was included on the CIO50 Ones to Watch list. She also is the Managing Director & Co-founder of Tempus Adventus, a start-up company that focuses on promoting and delivering blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies in the financial market and services industry. She is actively involved in blockchain for social impact, fintech, and promoting women in financial technology and impact investing space as her deep passions. Lina is also one of the founding Directors of Blockchain Philanthropy Foundation (BPF), a not for profit organisation with purpose statement is to enable and accelerate humanitarian and social good projects and initiatives worldwide, through blockchain technology. BPF is committed to be the catalyst of change for the world by providing thought leadership in Blockchain for Philanthropy and social good space, connecting NFPs, corporates, governments, philanthropists and blockchain community together to build a better future.

Jonny Hendriksen

ShuttleRock Founder & CEO

Jonny is a seasoned entrepreneur, with more than 20 years of experience within the ever-changing digital marketing scene. He has had a pioneering impact within the Japanese market in particular, where he founded and listed ValueClick Japan on the Tokyo Stock Exchange with a monthly reach of 40 million users. Jonny is the first foreigner to list a company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. In addition to personally investing in multiple tech startups, Jonny founded Shuttlerock, the global leader in content and ad creative solutions in 2011.  Shuttlerock are close to releasing an exciting blockchain project that will transform creative industries.

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Jonny Hendriksen

ShuttleRock Founder & CEO

Jonny is a seasoned entrepreneur, with more than 20 years of experience within the ever-changing digital marketing scene. He has had a pioneering impact within the Japanese market in particular, where he founded and listed ValueClick Japan on the Tokyo Stock Exchange with a monthly reach of 40 million users. Jonny is the first foreigner to list a company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. In addition to personally investing in multiple tech startups, Jonny founded Shuttlerock, the global leader in content and ad creative solutions in 2011.  Shuttlerock are close to releasing an exciting blockchain project that will transform creative industries.

Dr. Jane Thomason

Blockchain Quantum Impact CEO

Dr Jane Thomason is a thought leader, and a frequent global commentator, speaker and blogger on the application of blockchain technology for social impact. In 2017, she published peer-reviewed articles  on: blockchain, climate finance and the poor; and on blockchain as an accelerator for women’s and children’s health. Jane is an adviser to several blockchain startups with applications that solve global problems, and is currently working with collaborators to co-develop blockchain POCs in several emerging economies. She was a hackathon judge and mentor at London Blockchain Week, London Fintech Week and the Consensys Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition Hackathon. She is an advocate for the education and empowerment of women generally and #WomeninBlockchain. Dr Thomason is a Global Ambassador and  Advisory Board member of the British Blockchain Association, and was awarded the Global Quantum Impact Champion Award at the launch of the UN Decade of Women, where she was also named on Top 10 Digital Frontier Women list.

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Dr. Jane Thomason

Blockchain Quantum Impact CEO

Dr Jane Thomason is a thought leader, and a frequent global commentator, speaker and blogger on the application of blockchain technology for social impact. In 2017, she published peer-reviewed articles  on: blockchain, climate finance and the poor; and on blockchain as an accelerator for women’s and children’s health. Jane is an adviser to several blockchain startups with applications that solve global problems, and is currently working with collaborators to co-develop blockchain POCs in several emerging economies. She was a hackathon judge and mentor at London Blockchain Week, London Fintech Week and the Consensys Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition Hackathon. She is an advocate for the education and empowerment of women generally and #WomeninBlockchain. Dr Thomason is a Global Ambassador and  Advisory Board member of the British Blockchain Association, and was awarded the Global Quantum Impact Champion Award at the launch of the UN Decade of Women, where she was also named on Top 10 Digital Frontier Women list.

Joe Cincotta

Thinking Studio Managing Director

Joe Cincotta is the Founder and Managing Director of Thinking.Studio, a digital consultancy for financial services and insurance, based in Sydney, Australia. Since founding Thinking.Studio in 2003, Joe and his team have crafted digital experiences, code and patents for multiple start-up ventures in the UK, US and Australia, while also innovating with large corporate and government clients like Intel, P&G, Tourism Australia, Sydney Opera House Trust, Macquarie Bank, Westpac Group, Steadfast Insurance Group and Endeavour Energy.

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Joe Cincotta

Thinking Studio Managing Director

Joe Cincotta is the Founder and Managing Director of Thinking.Studio, a digital consultancy for financial services and insurance, based in Sydney, Australia. Since founding Thinking.Studio in 2003, Joe and his team have crafted digital experiences, code and patents for multiple start-up ventures in the UK, US and Australia, while also innovating with large corporate and government clients like Intel, P&G, Tourism Australia, Sydney Opera House Trust, Macquarie Bank, Westpac Group, Steadfast Insurance Group and Endeavour Energy.

Reece Proudfoot

WWF-Australia Innovation Strategist

Reece Proudfoot is Innovation Strategist at WWF-Australia. In 2017, Reece founded WWF-Australia’s sustainable technology accelerator: Panda Labs, with a mission to develop, support and scale innovative, global solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. Panda Labs supports both social enterprise start-ups and corporate ventures and is currently incubating two blockchain venture partnerships. In 2017, Reece authored the report “Can Technology Save the Planet?” and developed the WWF global network’s global blockchain strategy. Reece currently chairs the WWF global blockchain working group.

Reece’s career began in advertising at News Limited in Sydney before making a significant pivot to work for two years in the Kingdom of Tonga – on capacity building and climate change adaptation with the Tongan business sector. Reece joined WWF in 2012, working on climate change campaigns, including Earth Hour, which engages hundreds of millions of ordinary people on sustainability, climate change, and energy every year. Reece now has over fifteen years experience in innovation strategy and capacity building, campaigning, and coalition building. Reece has a Masters Degree in International Social Development from the University of New South Wales, and is especially motivated by building public participation in problem solving and solution design.

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Reece Proudfoot

WWF-Australia Innovation Strategist

Reece Proudfoot is Innovation Strategist at WWF-Australia. In 2017, Reece founded WWF-Australia’s sustainable technology accelerator: Panda Labs, with a mission to develop, support and scale innovative, global solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. Panda Labs supports both social enterprise start-ups and corporate ventures and is currently incubating two blockchain venture partnerships. In 2017, Reece authored the report “Can Technology Save the Planet?” and developed the WWF global network’s global blockchain strategy. Reece currently chairs the WWF global blockchain working group.

Reece’s career began in advertising at News Limited in Sydney before making a significant pivot to work for two years in the Kingdom of Tonga – on capacity building and climate change adaptation with the Tongan business sector. Reece joined WWF in 2012, working on climate change campaigns, including Earth Hour, which engages hundreds of millions of ordinary people on sustainability, climate change, and energy every year. Reece now has over fifteen years experience in innovation strategy and capacity building, campaigning, and coalition building. Reece has a Masters Degree in International Social Development from the University of New South Wales, and is especially motivated by building public participation in problem solving and solution design.

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