The blockchain is one of the most promising technologies emerging today. Similar to the early days of the Internet, the blockchain is  likely to disrupt numerous industries including banking, real estate, healthcare, energy, cyber security, supply chain management, government, smart cities, and even voting. When the Internet was young, the impacts were hard to see until suddenly it transformed both our professional and personal lives.

Presented by Alex Ortiz, a blockchain evangelist and connector within the Seattle blockchain ecosystem, this 90-minute session offers a chance to understand some basics about a transformative technology in our already fast-changing world.

  • Learn some history of how these technologies originated and how to understand them (through easy metaphors, not techy jargon)
  • Listen to some informed speculation for how areas such as banking, real estate transactions, health records, energy management, cyber security, supply chain management, government, smart cities, and even voting might be impacted
  • Hear stories about how pioneering business ventures in Seattle and beyond are betting on the blockchain’s future right now
  •  Join a discussion on how this may impact our daily lives and what we should be paying attention to in order to see opportunities ourselves

EVENT DETAILS

February 20, 12-1:30pm,
OfficeXpats in the Bainbridge Pavilion, 2nd Fl
403 Madison Avenue N. Suite 240
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

SPEAKER

Alex Ortiz is a blockchain evangelist and connector within the Seattle blockchain ecosystem. He has met or spoken with nearly 100 CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, COOs, founders, blockchain developers, smart contracts programmers, advisors, IT and management consultants, IoT directors, financial analysts, cloud business managers, angel investors, and software engineers. His broad view of the blockchain ecosystem extends across traditional tech companies, blockchain startups, VCs, legislative and economic development agencies, and the growing local community of blockchain developers, educators, investors, lawyers, miners, network engineers, traders, and others. His interests include self-sovereign identity management, permissioned blockchains, and the social and business impact of distributed ledger technologies