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Date: 13 June 2018
Time(s): 0800-1000
Venue: 84-86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2
'Innovation Forum Seminar - Blockchain Overview, Applications and Standards' image
No new technology in the past decade has generated the amount of hype and buzz that Blockchain has created. Much of this excitement is due to Blockchain comprising the underlying security protocols, algorithms, and ledger system behind crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin. This talk will focus on the other side of Blockchain as used for business and describe the differences between public, private and permissioned blockchains, the situations when blockchains can provide value in business settings, and changes in business practices being driven by Blockchain. We are delighted that Sean McKenna will provide insights into several ongoing IBM projects. 
Like all new technologies, what about the standards associated with them? 
ISO has formed a committee to develop international standards for Blockchain and DLT. It is expected that the first set of standards will be released in the near future. Vikas Sahni, as convener and chair of the Irish mirror Blockchain committee, will update the audience about the status of their work.
Therefore, if you are a CIO/CTO/CFO/COO/Business Analyst, Head of Digital Transformation or just keen to understand more about the business opportunities afforded by Blockchain, you are welcome to register for this free to attend breakfast briefing, support by IBM, NSAI and the Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet, on Wednesday 13th of June from 0800-1000.
0800-0820 Networking Teas/Coffees
0820-0830 Welcome Dave Feenan Innovation Forum Manager
0830-0845 Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies - The Emerging International Standards - Vikas Sahni Convener and Chair of the NSAI Blockchain Committee
0845-0925 Blockchain – Overview and Applications – Sean McKenna IBM Ireland
0925-0945 Q&A
0945-1000 Close/Networking
The Innovation Forum wishes to thank IBM Ireland, NSAI, Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet and our other sponsors for their support in facilitating this briefing.