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TOPIC         Blockchain:  Why, What and How


If you have been following banking, or cryptocurrency over the last ten years, you may be familiar with “blockchain,” the foundational record-keeping technology behind bitcoin. You may have encountered a definition like this: “blockchain is a distributed, decentralized, public ledger." And there is a good chance that this makes only so much sense.

Please join us for a discussion on Blockchain, where we will attempt to demystify this upcoming technology by reviewing the core concepts, data architecture considerations as well as future opportunities and risks associated with it. Several guest contributors will each cover a topic related to Blockchain with the first contributor providing a brief overview and then participating in a group discussion and Q&A.

Shown below are the confirmed contributors: 

    Torsten Buchholz, SCMP, Director of Business Dev, UppstART  - Will provide an introduction to Blockchain concepts.

    Rob Hitchens, Blockchain Advisor, Solidified -Will talk about identifying valid use-cases for Blockchain technology.

    Darin Padlewski - Quadrus Development Inc. - Will cover ethical and environmental topics associated with Blockchain technology.

    Mike Brown - Director of Product Innovation, ATB

    Brent Cheal - UppstART

    Leah Bortolin - Ecosystem Development, GuildOne - Will discuss the challenges related to developing a Blockchain ecosystem. 

    Ryan Kneer - Software Developer, The South Sea Company of 1720

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 13th

5:00 pm:  Social - Fishbone Analytics has agreed to be the "Pizza Sponsor" for this event.
5:15 pm:  Intro and presentations
6:45 pm:  Closing remarks, Post meeting social at a nearby location
WHERE   TransCanada Tower, 450 1st St SW, Room 217 (+15, NW Corner)