Blockchain in the new digital economy has the potential to ensure a safe and sustainable cyber-physical-social ecosystem which is densely instrumented, closely interconnected and interoperable. Blockchain is a vast database with a digital timestamp within a million computers all over the world. This distributed ledger stores transactions of value — assets, information, money or records.
Blockchain builds transparency and trust into business transactions, and it cannot be changed, enabling frictionless collaboration and significantly reduces settlement times for transactions. As such, some consider blockchain as a new type of business currency, while public and private organizations in virtually any field can use blockchain to conduct business more efficiently and securely, reducing the risk of fraud.
While more and more organizations recognize the potential benefits of adopting blockchain, they face questions about the technology’s use and its impact on their infrastructure. They encounter many challenges, one of the most fundamental and immediate of which is how to educate and train the next generation of developers, users and providers of blockchain.
In conjunction with the International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS series), Fordham University NYC and IBM is hosting a blockchain workshop on January 26, 1 – 4 pm at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus. Speakers from the FBI, IBM, Fordham and hedge fund MacKay-Shields will offer their thoughts on how academia and students can play a role in advancing this technology in a wide variety of fields and job roles.
IBM will also present demos of the technology to bring its use cases to life. Due to its interdisciplinary nature and broader impact, we like to encourage more interaction between speakers, panelists, and attendees from diverse disciplines such as STEM disciplines, social sciences, law and business.
Blockchain for 21st Century Leaders of the New Digital Economy
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 1 – 4 pm
Location: Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus
Joseph McShane, S.J., President, Fordham University
Joseph Battaglia, Cyber Division, FBI
Erick Rengifo Minaya, Fordham University
Dan Ramsden, Fordham Business School Adjunct Faculty, Oberon Securities
Anthony Vigilante, MacKay-Shields
Gregory Xethalis, Kaye Scholer, LLP
Brigid McDermott, VP Blockchain Business Development, IBM
Visit IBM Blockchain for more information about this technology in the new digital economy.
Learn more about the The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project and how communities and developers are building frameworks and platforms for blockchain.
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