Tuesday, January 23, 2018

GMC Blockchain Technology 101 Event Held on January 23, 2018

Today, Dr. David Krause, director of the AIM Program at Marquette University, moderated a panel of FinTech presenters discussing the use of Blockchain Technology from various industries.

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GMC Blockchain Technology 101

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
11:30-12:00 Networking
12:00-1:30 Blockchain Technology 101 Presentation & Panel


What is Blockchain Technology? 

Many are asking if blockchain technology is the "new internet." And, what is the relation to Bitcoin and other emerging cryptocurrencies?

Join us at a special lunch and learn for GMC members only to learn more about this emerging technology.

The blockchain is an undeniably ingenious invention – the brainchild of a person or group of people known by the pseudonym, Satoshi Nakamoto. But since then, it has evolved into something greater, and the main question every single person is asking is: What is Blockchain?

By allowing digital information to be distributed but not copied, blockchain technology created the backbone of a new type of internet. Originally devised for the digital currency, Bitcoin, the tech community and many local companies in Milwaukee are now finding other uses for the technology.
Bitcoin has been called “digital gold,” and for a good reason. To date, the total value of the currency is close to $233 billion US. And blockchains can make other types of digital value. Like the internet (or your car), you don’t need to know how the blockchain works to use it. However, having a basic knowledge of this new technology shows why it’s considered revolutionary. 
Join us for a special lunch and learn on Blockchain Technology beginning with an educational primer presentation by Bob Cornell, lead emerging technology analyst with Northwestern Mutual. 
Dr. David Krause, director of applied investment management at Marquette University will moderate a panel of local presenters discussing the use of Blockchain Technology from various industries. Marcie Bomberg, CEO of Confidentia Group, will round out the discussion with a brief presentation on enterprise-wide risk considerations for adopting Blockchain Technology. Panelists include:
  • Derek Urben, chief financial officer, Coinigy
  • Girish Ramachandra, senior manager, WIPFLI
  • Michael Adam, founder, DocLaunch
  • Mindi Giftos, partner in technology, manufacturing & transportation, Husch Blackwell
Following the panel, GMC members will have an opportunity to ask questions.