IEEE International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing
7–10 June 2021 // Paris, France


Title: Blockchain, What’s Next ?

Guest Panellists:
Renaud Lifchitz (CSO Holiseum)
Renaud Lifchitz is a French senior IT security consultant. He has a solid penetration testing, training and research background. His main interests are secure programming, protocol security (authentication, cryptography, protocol security, information leakage, zero-knowledge proof, RFID security) and number theory. He currently mostly works on wireless protocols security and was speaker for several international conferences. Renaud’s significant security studies are about: contactless debit cards, GSM geolocation, blockchain, RSA signatures, ZigBee, Sigfox, LoRaWAN, Vigik and quantum computing.
Sylvain Cariou (CEO Crystalchain)

Sylvain Cariou is the CEO of a company that has developed a platform for traceability of products on the blockchain technology. Crystalchain focuses mainly on two industries : food, and luxury/fashion. For Crystalchain, Sylvain is also in charge of the consulting line of services and bring his expertise to companies by analyzing their needs and those of their ecosystems.

Sylvain is also the chairman of the French Commission for the ISO normalization of blockchain.

Sylvain holds a degree in engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique and a MBA from Essec.

Sara Tucci-Piergiovanni (CEA LIST)
Sara Tucci-Piergiovanni is senior research engineer at CEA – LIST, Université de Paris-Saclay, France. I’m currently leading the laboratory for trustworthy, smart and self-organising systems. Domains relevant for laboratory’s research activity are: distributed computing, decision theory, trust management, formal methods, software engineering.
Matthieu Quiniou (Co-founder Legalbrain/Chaire ITEN/UNESCO)

Attorney-at-law member of the Paris Bar (co-founder of Legal Brain Law Firm), he holds a Ph.D. in Law and several certifications in data law (CNIL) and financial law (AMF).  

He gives lectures on digital humanities and blockchain at several universities (Universities Paris 8, Paris 13, CY and Savoie Mont-Blanc) and business school (ESSEC). He is a member of the UNESCO Chair ITEN and member of the Laboratory Paragraphe in ITC at the University Paris 8.  

He has written two books on blockchain: “Blockchain: The advent of disintermediation” published by Wiley and “Investir et se financer avec la blockchain” at ENI. He has also co-authored the Blockchain Glossary for UNESCO 1st blockchain international conference.  

Emmanuel Bertin (Orange)

Emmanuel Bertin is an expert community leader at Orange and an adjunct professor at the Institut Mines-Telecom, France. His activities are focused on 5G and 6G, Blockchain and service engineering, with more than 100 published researched articles. He is chairing the BRAINS conference series dedicated to DLT and smart-contracts.

He received a Ph.D. and an habilitation in computer science from Sorbonne University. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

Panel Chair:
Yackolley Amoussou-Guenou (CEA-List, Université Paris-Saclay)
Yackolley Amoussou-Guenou is a researcher at CEA-List, Université Paris-Saclay. He holds a PhD from Sorbonne Université and a M.Sc. from Université de Paris (ex Paris-Diderot), both degrees in theoretical computer science.
He is currently working on various aspects of blockchain technologies: the consensus protocols, the distribution of rewards, and the use of game theory to study the incentives.
More generally, his research interests span from distributed systems to algorithmic game theory and their combination.