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Introduction to Blockchain In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination - the Blockchain. Speaker Bio Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereum. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a multi-faceted approach of strategy and enterprise business development. Andrew graduated from Loyola University in Maryland and Unive... (more)

Sponsorship Opportunities at @CloudEXPO New York | #CloudNative #Serverless #DevOps #IoT #SmartCities #DigitalTransformation

DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the conference tracks for CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throughout enterprises of all sizes. Register for Full Conference "Gold Pass" ▸ Here (Expo Hall ▸ Here) Show Prospectus V041818 ▸ Here Speaking Opportunities ▸... (more)

Blockchain - A Bridge for the Masses | @ExpoDX @MimirBlockchain #FinTech #Blockchain #Crypto #Bitcoin #Litecoin #Ethereum

DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Nicolas Fierro joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Nicolas will present two Blockchain sessions at the event. Session: Blockchain and Decentralization: Securing IoT Product connectivity goes hand and hand these days with increased use of personal data. New IoT devices are becoming more personalized than ever before. In his session at 22nd Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, Nicolas Fierro, CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions, will discuss how in order to protect your data and privacy, IoT applications need to embrace Blockchain technology for a new level of product security never before seen - or needed. Session: Blockchain - A Bridge for the Masses In a environment where increased digitalization is driving new business models, creating more efficien... (more)

Mike D. Kail Joins @CloudEXPO NY Faculty | @MDKail #Serverless #AI #DevOps #FinTech #Blockchain

DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Mike D. Kail joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Mike has been a CloudEXPO / DevOpsSummit faculty member since 2014. As Cybric's Chief Technology Officer, Mike D. Kail is responsible for the strategic vision and technical direction of the platform. Prior to founding Cybric, Mike was Yahoo's CIO and SVP of Infrastructure, where he led the IT and Data Center functions for the company. He has more than 24 years of IT Operations experience with a focus on highly-scalable architectures. Previously, Mike served as VP of IT Operations at Netflix, where he was responsible for Employee Technology and various Engineering components. Before that role, Mike was VP of IT Operations at Attensity, where he was responsible for the Americas data center ope... (more)

Blockchain Proof of Concept | @ExpoDX #IoT #FinTech #Blockchain #Bitcoin

We get it. If your company isn't up on blockchain, your future is doomed. At least, that's the general vibe industry leaders are putting out - scrambling to understand and utilize a framework that is more frequently associated with cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. In other words, block chain is, generally, poorly understood. So, should your company stand back and let it mature, or wade into the fray and hope for the best? The answer, as it usually does, falls somewhere in the middle. Recently, a Gartner blog highlighted the mad dash of companies trying to capitalize on blockchain, and the main takeaway is that companies should pursue the technology, but be wary of diving into a "pointless" project: There are multiple causes for disappointing project outcomes, including rapid rate of technology evolution," said Ray Valdes, vice president and Gartner Fellow. "However, a... (more)

Blockchain for Business | @IBMCloud @ReneBosticatIBM #FinTech #Blockchain #SmartCities #DigitalTransformation

DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that René Bostic joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. René will present "Blockchain for Business" session at the event. René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a member of the Society of Information Management (SIM) Atlanta Chapter. She received a Business and Economics degree with a minor in Computer... (more)

Blockchain: Why It’s So Much More than Bitcoin By @EFeatherston | @ThingsExpo #IoT

(Note: This is the first in a series of posts dedicated to the topic of blockchain technology.) There's a new kid on the block of disruptive technology. Blockchain. A day doesn't go by that you can't find numerous articles about it. Topics range from how JP Morgan is making significant investments in exploring the technology, to the Republican GOP using blockchain to allow online voting in the recent Utah caucus. It's definitely a hot topic of discussion. At times it sounds like blockchain is replacing cloud in discussions as the technology panacea that will solve all problems. On the flip side, one of the first statements I invariably hear when blockchain enters the conversation with clients is, "We're not interested in Bitcoin." For many, the terms blockchain and Bitcoin are synonymous. Blockchain ≠ Bitcoin! In a recent weekend tweetchat (#CIOChat hosted by Myle... (more)

Blockchain Business Innovation | @ExpoDX #AI #FinTech #Blockchain #Bitcoin #Ethereum

Is There More Than Bitcoin to Blockchain? Absolutely, because today's blockchain is opening up a pathtowards the delivery of trusted online services. To understand this statement, you need to see blockchain as more that it's more famous bitcoin use case. As a fundamental digital tool, blockchain is a shared, immutable ledger for recording the history of transactions. If used in this fashion, it can enable transactional applications that can have embedded trust, accountability and transparency attributes. Instead of having a Bitcoin blockchain that is reliant on the exchange of cryptocurrencies with anonymous users on a public network, a Business blockchain can provide a permissioned network with known and verified identities. With this kind of transactional visibility, all activities within that network are observable and auditable by every network user. This end-to... (more)

Blockchain: Byzantine Generals and Achieving Consensus | @CloudExpo #Cloud #FinTech #Blockchain

When discussing disruptive technologies, the topic of blockchain inevitably enters the conversation. Gartner recently listed blockchain as one of the ‘Key platform-enabling technologies to track.' Approximately $1.4B has been invested in blockchain just this year, according to PwC executive Seamus Cushley. IBM announced this week a Blockchain-as-a-Service Enterprise offering at their Interconnect Conference. While there is a lot of ‘hype vs reality' discussions going on, there is no arguing that blockchain is being taken very seriously across industries and cannot be ignored. In simple terms, blockchain is a digital ledger. You can think of it as a spreadsheet. The blockchain ledger comprises a constantly growing list of transactions called "blocks" - all of which are sequentially connected. Each block has a link to the previous one in the list. Once a block is in th... (more)

Is Blockchain the Ultimate Open Source Disruptive Technology? | @CloudExpo #Cloud #FinTech #Blockchain

Is Blockchain the Ultimate Open Source Disruptive Technology? Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures has been talking a lot about the blockchain recently, so I decided to learn more about it.  I read the Marketing the Blockchain e-book, watched The Grand Vision of a Crypto-Tech Economy video and the video keynote of Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne at the Bitcoin 2014 conference, and did some more research on my own.  While far from an expert, I do see some interesting similarities to the adoption of open source software. Here’s what I’ve learned — please comment and tell me if I’m wrong: What’s the Big Deal about the Blockchain? Blockchain is a distributed ledger system using crytography and open source software. The goal of the blockchain is to allow anonymous and secure record-keeping. But here’s the big thing: instead of those records being kept in one central, alleged... (more)

[slides] Innovation and Growth with #Blockchain | @CloudExpo @IBMcloud #AI #DL #DX #FinTech

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here How to Realize New Opportunities for Innovation and Growth with Blockchain Technologies Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across supply chain networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost and time for product recall as well as advance trade. Are you curious about Blockchain and how it can provide you with new opportunities for innovation and growth? Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In her session at 20th Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, discussed the basics of Blockchain, and explored real world use cases across a variety of industries. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Sp... (more)