Chapter PD: Demystifying Blockchain

March 19, 2020

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Recent years have seen significant investment into blockchain-based applications across a myriad of areas, including supply chain and asset tracking solutions, finance, land titles, healthcare, energy, charity, and voting. However, there remains significant confusion, myths, and misconceptions around what exactly blockchain is and how it can be applied, and navigating through the flood of information available about blockchain and related technologies can be daunting and time consuming.

This workshop provides participants with a starting point to their blockchain journey. We will clear up some common myths and misconceptions in an interactive manner. We then shed light on the current state of blockchain emergence and provide a basic primer of its important features. In doing so, we illuminate how blockchain’s potential extends far beyond crypto-assets into a diverse array enterprise, government, and market-based use cases.

Who should attend:

Members both in public practice and in industry seeking a basic introduction to blockchain technology, how it is being applied, and why it could matter for them.
Participants will benefit from:

  • Exposure to a range of different blockchain use cases
  • An understanding of key terms and definitions
  • Dispelling common myths and misconceptions about blockchain
Chapter PD
Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020
Where: UBC Robson Square – Room C180, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Time: Registration & Breakfast Networking: 7:30 am – 8:00 am & Presentation: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Cost: $70+ GST
CPD: 2 Hours
Course Level: General
To register: Click Here

Speaker:

Chris Rowell is a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow at the UBC Sauder School of Business and Manager at Cyberium Group. He has a doctorate in science in the field of technology strategy and venturing from Aalto University in Helsinki. Chris researches strategy and innovation, with a particular focus on how blockchain and other new technologies affect how firms organize, create and capture value, and compete.

Tejinder Basi is the founder and CEO of Cyberium Group and an adjunct professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business. He advises public- and private-sector organizations on the effective and secure use of leading technology, and regularly speaks on these topics. Tejinder has over 30 years of experience in business leadership, IT consulting, audit, and cybersecurity across Europe and North America, and was formerly a partner with Deloitte in BC, leading the firm’s cybersecurity, risk management, and data analytics services.

*As a courtesy to our speaker and other seminar attendees, please remember to arrive on time for events.
*Please also note that a light breakfast will be available at this seminar from 7:30 am – 9:00 am.

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