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Block Chains: Myths and Realities

Monday, April 15, 2019 -
17:00 to 20:00
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Say the words block chain, and many immediately think of bitcoin.  They think of speculative investments with wild returns and financial model beyond understanding.  How can block chain have a role in proper business society? 

As with many emerging technologies, people often confuse one particular application of that technology with the underlying goals and concepts.  Bitcoin is just one application using block chain technology to validate financial transfers between two parties.  Block chain is a new technical approach primarily focused on addressing the challenges faced when recording transactions in an open, distributed ledger.  Accomplishing this requires distributed and synchronized computation on a national or global scale, publishing results in a controlled fashion, with conflict detection and resolution. 
So, what is block chain, and how can it be used?  Come and find out for yourself.

Learning Objectives:

  • What are the current challenges and issues?
  • What is block chain and how can it help?
  • What strengths, drawbacks, and limitations does block chain have?

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Event Details: 
$10 for guests (non-chapter members). Free for IIBA Albany Capital District Chapter members. Agenda: 5:30 - 6:00: Networking, Refreshments 6:00 - 6:15: Upcoming Events, Announcements 6:15 - 7:30: Feature presentation 7:30 - 7:45: Question & Answer Session 8:00: Meeting adjourned
Event Location: 
NTT DATA’s Conference Room 18 Corporate Woods Blvd, Albany NY Training room in the NTT Data Office on 2nd floor.
Speaker: 
Rick Cobello
Location Name: 
NTT Data Office
Event Directions: 
Take Exit 5A off I-90 for Corporate Woods. Building on left, immediately before 2nd light
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