Crypto-Anchors – The End of Fakes

World’s Top 50 Innovators 2019 – 23rd to 25th September 2019

Imagine shelling out thousands of dollars for a Chanel handbag or an Armani suit, or requiring a life-saving medicine, only to find it’s fake..! You’d be vexed, or perhaps in some countries, even dead. Thanks to an innovation known as a crypto-anchor, we could buy with more confidence and take medicines safely in the future. So what’s the magic?

Developed by IBM, crypto-anchors are the world’s smallest computers. Smaller than a grain of salt and containing up to 1 million transistors, crypto-anchors could be invisibly embedded in to physical products to monitor, analyse and communicate that a product has been handled properly throughout its journey from manufacture to consumer, thereby guaranteeing its provenance. All this for less than 10 cents. And what’s more, once embedded, a product would need to be destroyed to rid it of the crypto-anchors.

Don’t miss Rene Bostic, VP of Innovation at IBM, give a Codex Talk on how crypto-anchors and blockchain technologies could spell the end of fakes, revolutionise global supply chains, and create a safer world.

We have invited a stellar line up of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and visionaries who are moving the world forward with the power of their technologies and ideas.

Confirmed T50 speakers and event schedule can be viewed here:

Technology areas to be examined:

Blockchain Technologies
The Future of Mobility
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Technologies to Preserve the Oceans
The Future of Healthcare
Cyber Security
Educational Technologies
Industry 4.0 and The Internet of Things
Technology and the Impact on Society


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The format will be a series of Codex Talks. A Codex Talk is a concise presentation, lasting 15 minutes (or less), in which the speaker addresses a challenging question faced by their technology or industry today and ends with a bold prediction for the future.

Codex Talks are engaging, entertaining and elucidating. They give the audience something they can walk away with: valuable insights, actionable information, fresh perspectives, and renewed optimism.

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About Codex

We selected the name “Codex” as Leonardo da Vinci was the embodiment of the Renaissance ideal. His “Codex”, or notebooks, are a testament to his interest in a multitude of subjects and to visionary ideas which were centuries ahead of their time. Codex’s mission is to evoke a similar spirit of enlightenment by inspiring technology leaders and entrepreneurs to apply their collective imaginations to deliver technologies that will continue to transform our lives. Whilst the creativity of Leonardo da Vinci was captured in his notebooks, Codex shares the wisdom of today’s great innovators via Codex Talks and events.

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