Arnold Beckmann received his PhD and Habilitation in Mathematics from University of Münster, Germany. He gained post-doctoral experiences at University of Oxford, University of California in San Diego, and Vienna University of Technology. He is currently Professor of Computer Science at Swansea University.
Arnold conducts research in foundations of Computer Science, based on Mathematical Logic and Theoretical Computer Science. He has developed a profile for transferring his expertise to applications. He is founding member of the Swansea Blockchain Lab http://www.swanseablockchainlab.com/, and involved in several projects that explore the application of blockchain technology to real world problems.
Thane has been with Thales for 14 years mainly working on projects around Defence and Security and over the last three years has been looking at Blockchain applications associated with supply chains and asset tracking. Thane has explored the benefits and challenges to Blockchain adoption in this application space for both internal use cases and for customer requirements alike. Thane setup and ran the Bristol Blockchain Meetup Group for 18 months which also brought him into close contact with teams working in other Blockchain application spaces.
Alexander J. M. Milne received his degree in computer science from Swansea University, Wales, UK in 2018. Following his degree, he worked at Swansea University on a CHERISH- DE funded project in collaboration with Oyster Bay Systems. This project was to implement a prototype blockchain system for tracking a specific simple asset. He is currently a student at Swansea University doing a KESS II funded masters by research on blockchain where he has built a generic framework for tracking assets and storing their data securely on the blockchain. His research interests are in the field of Blockchain Technologies, security and protocols, and logic.