Part 1: What is Blockchain, and When is it Useful?

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Date:
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:00am PDT
Presenter:
Chris Rowell, Ph.D.

With all the buzz about cryptocurrencies, Dr. Rowell will dissect the basic features and capabilities of blockchain technologies.  He will explain how it is currently being used to enhance established organizational processes and how your business may benefit.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gain a broad, non-technical understanding of what blockchain is
  • Understand the features of blockchain and what it can do  
  • Learn about the kinds of processes and applications where blockchain can add value

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About the Facilitator:

Chris Rowell is a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow at the UBC Sauder School of Business, and received his Doctorate in Science, in the field of Technology Strategy and Venturing, from Aalto University in Helsinki. His research is in strategy and innovation, with a particular focus on blockchain and other new technologies that hold potential to fundamentally disrupt established ways of organizing. He is currently following the emergence of the blockchain field in British Columbia and more broadly, and studies how blockchain technologies can change the ways that we organize and interact, and the implications of this for companies and industries.


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