Blockchain Workshop & Alps Cycling

  • Location

    Gstaad, Switzerland

  • Duration

    3 days | 2 nights

  • Length

    25 - 50km daily

  • Climb

    200 - 800m daily

4 Sep 2019 - 6 Sep 2019

Based in Gstaad Switzerland, a workshop on blockchain in business designed for corporate senior leadership with cycling in the Alps.

This is an event to provide insights on blockchain technology and its potential for businesses. This is designed for business leaders with a desire to understand how blockchain technology will disrupt their businesses by offering a 3-day workshop in Gstaad, Switzerland. Although optional, the cycling component is encouraged and caters to all levels from those with no experience to an expert cyclist. Bianchi bikes will be provided for the workshop participants.

It is perfect for business leaders at the executive level who are:

* Looking to understand why blockchain technology is forecast to be more disruptive to business models than the impact of the internet.

* Keen to hear real-world use cases of how blockchain technology offers an enormous commercial opportunity.

* Interested in connecting with subject matter experts and fellow executive leaders.

We have partnered with the 5-star Park Gstaad Hotel to provide the perfect atmosphere for a workshop. Savour the personal attention where your comfort is paramount and attention to your needs is their passion. This serves as not only a stage for some of the most beautiful cycling and hiking in the world, but also well-positioned in Gstaad, located in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. Gstaad is easily accessible from Switzerland's major airports (1h 30m from Bern airport and 2h 30m from Geneva airport).

The workshop is hosted by Grand Tours Projects, and its founder Keith Tuffley. His roles have included: former Managing Director of Goldman Sachs, Governor of WWF-Australia, Managing Partner & CEO of The B Team, and Founder of NEUW Ventures SA, an entrepreneurial impact investment company based in Switzerland. He is currently the Vice Chairman and Senior International Adviser with Citigroup.

This workshop brings together thought leaders in the blockchain space, Nick Gatland and Mike Simpson. Nick has a background leading a range of technology companies including previous CIO/COO/CEO roles at Virgin Mobile (Australia/South Africa). Mike, a former Partner with McKinsey and a Ph.D. in Economics, has previously been Head of Products and Executive Director of Mobiles at Telstra. Nick and Mike have now co-founded Locii, helping businesses transform through the use of blockchain in four areas: Proof of Identity, Proof of Provenance, Proof of Reputation and Proof of Engagement. Nick & Mike partner with industry leaders such as ConsenSys and Laava.

*If you know someone else who might be interested, please direct them to us.

Total price: 4,500 CHF

  • Can't join us for all 3 days or prefer to join for a specific workshop? One day option possible, contact us for more information on price (lunch and dinner included)
  • Blockchain Workshop
  • Luxury 5* accommodation
  • Quiet roads, ideal for bike riding
  • Breathtaking alpine scenery
  • Bianchi bike rental included (Infinito CV disc + Ultegra di2 electronic)
  • Enjoy the luxury Bianchi lounge at Park Gstaad hotel
  • All meals in restaurants chosen for their regional products
  • Day 1 - Wednesday 4th September

    “We guide our 3 day overnight workshop members through practical uses of blockchain in their industries”

    Afternoon ride and workshop session.

    Upon your arrival, we will be waiting to welcome you at the Gstaad Park Hotel (11:30 am- 12:30 pm). We will help you to settle in and prepare your bike. You can then join us for an optional short but beautiful ride as we take you through the high alpine pastures and ride past iconic wooden chalets of the region (1:00 - 3:00 pm).

    In the late afternoon the first of the workshops will be delivered: “Introduction to blockchain and demonstration of use cases (will be delivered tailored to your industries)” (4:00 - 7:00 pm).

    We will enjoy dinner in the hotel and engage in discussion while tasting the wonderful local cuisine.

  • Day 2 - Thursday 5th September

    "How blockchain will affect business strategy in the future and how it can safely be integrated into businesses now"

    Morning ride and afternoon workshop.

    Mountain bike legend Christoph Sauser, Olympic Bronze medalist Sydney 2000, 4 x World Champion, 14 world cup wins, and 6-time Swiss champion and now owner of Horizonte Coffee Roasters will host today's ride. We will cycle the region's classic climbs - Col des Mosses (1,445m) & Col du Pillon (1,546m). There will also be a casual option to cycle through the scenic valley of Gstaad. These rides will pass through a number of beautiful alpine villages (9:00 - 11:30am).

    Following lunch (12.00 - 1.00pm), the second workshop will take place "How blockchain will disrupt legacy businesses models" (1:00 - 5:00 pm).

    We will enjoy dinner in the hotel and engage in discussion while tasting the wonderful local cuisine.

  • Day 3 - Friday 6th September

    "The future for digital identity & how it unlocks payments in the developed & developing world "

    Morning workshop and afternoon ride.

    This event will conclude on Friday with a morning workshop "The future for digital identity & how it unlocks payments in the developed & developing world " (8:00 - 11:45).

    Following lunch, we invite you to join us for a final yet optional short ride around this spectacular alpine region (1:00 - 4:00 pm). Either way, it's time to say farewell and return home and share your Alpine Gstaad stories... and photos!