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Thought leaders reimagine their industries at blockchain summit

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What will happen when you bring together a bunch of early blockchain adopters, influencers and visionaries looking to disrupt their industries? A whole lot of innovation — at least that’s what I hope! Today, at the IBM Blockchain Summit in Atlanta, senior executives will be taking advantage of an exclusive opportunity to connect with blockchain experts and learn how blockchain is transforming the way people do business. They’ll get to explore different approaches to blockchain, see how it works through a series of demos, discuss challenges they’ve encountered in working with the technology, and discover how IBM Blockchain solutions can help them achieve their business goals.

Watch the event on Facebook Live if you can’t make it in person.

Jerry Cuomo, IBM Fellow and vice president of blockchain technologies, will speak about the IBM perspective on blockchain, which is based on three main principles: trusted, open and for business. He’ll discuss several use cases, including:

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The blockchain summit will be a great way to see how real businesses are reaping the benefits of blockchain. Alex Tapscott, the co-author of “Blockchain Revolution,” will be a special presenter at the event. All I know right now is that his topic is Blockchain Evolution. However, I’ve heard him present before, so I’m sure he’ll have some great insights to share!

Veena S. Pureswaran, IBV Global Research Leader for Blockchain, will review findings from a recent study that tried to determine if C-suite executives were going to use blockchain to shape their future strategy and how they planned to do that. The study is a great resource for anyone thinking about using blockchain in their enterprise, so be sure to download the report.


Marie Weick, General Manager of IBM Blockchain, will be hosting a fireside chat with guests from AIG, SecureKey and CDC. These industry clients will answer questions about their blockchain journey. Watch the video below to learn more about the AIG story.

The final breakout sessions on Financial Services, Distribution, Communications + Supply Chain, and the Public Sector will provide attendees with a chance to connect with experts as well as peers in their own industries. I’m most excited to see what kinds of ideas will come out of these collaborative sessions.

It promises to be a busy day, but I’m sure attendees will say it was worthwhile. If any of these topics interest you, find out how you can get started on your own use case through the IBM Bluemix Garage for Blockchain.

If you did happen to miss this summit, watch the replays and then connect with the IBM Blockchain community to find out about future events:

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