QESP BLOCKCHAIN WORKSHOP
Date: Thursday 14th March 2019
- 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Networking & Registration start at 5:30 pm)
Location: Swissôtel, 68 Market Street Sydney 2000
Blockchain expertise captured the No. 1 position on the latest skills index by Upwork for being the hottest in the U.S. job market (Forbes ). In Australia, Blockchain was one of the factors whereby ACS became the first professional association in the ICT sector to be admitted as a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in September 2018, and multiple incubators and accelerators developed and grew massively to support the adoption of this technology.
This Workshop is focused on use cases of the Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. We will answer questions about how to apply blockchain, why and “is it right for us?”. The workshop will feature Keynote presentations by Blockchain experts, and a panel will answer questions from the audience.
The first Keynote presenter is Dr Liming Zhu, Research Director, Software and Computational Systems of the CSIRO and a Blockchain GURU, who has participated in many international forums.
The second Keynote presenter is Steve Lennon, Digital Partner for Cognizant in Australia and NZ. He has been an active contributor with the IoT Association of Australia since its inception. His role covers the key digital technologies now impacting the business landscape, including IoT, data analytics, Blockchain, AR/MR, robotics, automation and 360? customer experience.
The third Keynote presenter is Darren Younger. He is the Chief Growth Officer and Co-Founder of the Lakeba Group, an established technology innovator, or “Reverse Incubator” recognised for developing an innovative business platform for conceiving, creating, and commercialising at scale, disruptive, digital solutions.
Everyone interested in this new exciting area is welcome to participate, senior decision-makers from the public and private sectors, experts, students, academics and stakeholders in general.
|5.30 – 6.30 pm||Registration & DRINKS/NETWORKING|
|6.30 – 6.40 pm||Introduction by Hilda Rozenberg (Co-founder QKIP. One wallet. All certifications.)|
|6.40 – 7.00 pm||Keynote #1 (Liming Zhu. CSIRO)|
|7.05 – 7.25 pm||Keynote #2 (Steve Lennon. Cognizant A&NZ)|
|7.30 – 7.50 pm||Keynote #3 (Darren Younger. Lakeba)|
|7.55 – 8.55 pm||PANEL (Q&AS)|
|8.55 – 9.00 pm||Closing comments and future Workshops, by Hilda Rozenberg|
Non Members: $40
QESP and ACS members: $20 – ACS Members can earn 2 CP Hours
Students or seniors: $20.
BLOCKCHAIN WORKSHOP SERIES – ABSTRACT
Blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) has the potential to transform the functioning of a wide range of industries. Its features can increase transparency and traceability, which helps to secure trust between parties, facilitates market access and improves the efficiency of transactions.
What is Blockchain?
By design, a blockchain is resistant to modification of the data. It is an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way.
For use as a distributed ledger, a blockchain is typically managed by a peer-to-peer network collectively adhering to a protocol for inter-node communication and validating new blocks. Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively without alteration of all subsequent blocks, which requires consensus of the network majority.
Reality shows that for some uses cases Blockchain technology can be very useful, effective and efficient, and for others it’s not appropriate and can make some issues worse.
Blockchain offers an opportunity to streamline and improve business processes and provides them with tamper proof evidence. Blockchain is a tool to make companies and individuals accountable, enabling multi-party trust. However, its use must be carefully examined.
In this new space, national governments, international standard developers, as well as private sector companies and practitioners play a significant role in influencing policies and best practice frameworks, which support the blockchain challenges and create an environment that fosters blockchain and DLT innovation.
The QESP workshops will address the benefits and risks of blockchain for different industries and society, by focusing on use cases and experience attained in Blockchain implementations.
At the same time, they will help identifying the best practice frameworks needed to support the application of this exciting technology.
Everyone interested in this new area is welcome to participate, senior decision-makers from the public and private sectors, experts, academics and stakeholders in general.
We will focus on,
- Blockchain implementations. Emphasis on use cases. The experiences from these pioneers will provide invaluable insight into the challenges of adopting and adapting Blockchain to business processes.
- Blockchain’s potential global and local impact
- Implications on Supply Chains
- Implications on privacy and cybersecurity
- Using blockchain to drive best practices
- Using blockchain to promote and support sustainability
- Using blockchain to reinforce governance and compliance