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There is currently a lot of excitement surrounding Blockchain. Is a hot new transformational technology or just a hammer looking for a nail beyond crypto-currency? Paul Chang, Leader for Blockchain for Distribution & Industrial Markets at IBM, will broadly discuss use cases, benefits, new consortiums being formed, adoption paths, and lessons learned from hundreds of engagements over the past several years. At the event, Paul will lead an open discussion to help us evaluate if Blockchain is a good fit for our specific business challenges.
Paul is responsible for the evangelism, enablement, and business development of IBM’s Blockchain offerings targeting Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, and Sales & Marketing functions. Paul has deep expertise in the Retail, Consumer Products, Wholesale/Distribution, Automotive, and Industrial sectors and is a globally recognized expert in supply chain.
Paul has more than 27 years of experience the market development of new technologies such as traceability, biotech, IoT and optical networks. Most recently, Paul has led the global initiative at IBM in the product tracking technology for pharmaceutical, food, and retail sectors. He has also been actively involved with the US FDA's drug anti-counterfeiting and food safety initiative since 2003. Prior to joining IBM 13 years ago, Paul worked with several venture-back startup companies developing brand new markets leveraging innovative technologies.
WHEN: December 15, 2017 from 8 AM - 10 AM
WHERE: 1751 Pinnacle Dr Ste 1600, McLean, VA 22102