Using Blockchain to Digitize Global Trade Supply Chains

Global trade is a hugely interconnected ecosystem whose cost, size and complexity continue to grow, and where challenges with inefficiency and paper-based processes provide great opportunities for improvement. Over a year ago, IBM and Maersk initiated a partnership in global trade digitization. Its goal is to bring to market a trade platform for containerized shipping—connecting the entire supply chain ecosystem, and tackling the challenges of digitization and trust in this market using Blockchain solutions. We have certainly learned a lot on this journey. This session shares our findings, experiences and best practices for Blockchain-based industry solutions, as well as specific insights for supply chain and global trade.

  • Ana Biazetti, Chief Architect for TradeLens, a Blockchain Solution for Global Trade Digitization, IBM