What is blockchain and what does it mean for your business?
According to a 2018 Deloitte survey
, nearly three quarters of respondents reported that their organizations see a compelling business case for the use of blockchain, and more than half expected their company to deploy a blockchain application in the next year.
Why all the buzz? Blockchain is a decentralized database in which transaction records, or blocks, are stored across multiple computers. Each block has a timestamp and a link to a previous block, and no single user can alter the chain without authorization from all users on the chain. The result is higher security, increased transparency, and greater efficiency. This technology has applications across many businesses, as it can be used to record financial transactions, store medical records, track the flow of goods through a supply chain, execute contracts, and more.
At April's Executive Speaker Series, our panel of experts will speak about what opportunities the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries could hold for our region. We’ll discuss how this emerging technology could affect your business, as well as the challenges ahead and the possible tax and regulatory implications for this field.
About the Executive Speaker Series:
Co-Founder & CEO
Founder and Executive Chairman
Deja vu Security
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Dr. Joseph Williams
Director of Economic Development, Information and Communication Technology Sector
Washington State Department
Chair, Blockchain Council
Our monthly Executive Speaker Series events each focus on a unique industry and feature top business leaders who discuss the successes, challenges, and opportunities facing their sector. A plated lunch and time for networking are included.
Visit the Executive Speaker Series Program page
to see all of our other Executive Speaker Series events!
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