|Date||Tuesday 21 May 2019|
18:30 for 18:45 to 20:00
|Speaker||Matt Lucas, Global Blockchain Engagement, IBM|
Blockchain is a shared, replicated ledger that underpins technology such as Bitcoin. Blockchain's reach is wider than cryptocurrency however, as it sets out to provide the foundation for a new generation of transactional applications that establish trust and transparency, while streamlining business processes. Are you curious about Blockchain and what it can do? This session gives an overview of Blockchain for business applications, why it is so important, where it is being used and how IT professionals can get started and grow their blockchain skills.
Matt Lucas is a technologist with over 20 years of industry experience, currently working at IBM in the global blockchain team. He is an advisor for the British Blockchain Association and considered a world-wide expert on distributed ledger technologies for businesses, advised on blockchain solutions. He spends a lot of time teaching Blockchain good practices and industry/product trends and directions. His career has spanned most aspects of software engineering, from development and test, through team leadership, software design, architecture, consultancy and software product management.