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Blockchain: Secret Sauce or Snake Oil?

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Cohaesus @ FORA

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Back again by request Julian Browne (Ex O2 & British Gas Hive) talks all things Blockchain, and Matt Meckes, our resident guru, dives into cryptocurrency.

In the traditional hype cycle, blockchain must surely now be riding the peak of inflated expectations. Blog posts and start-ups promise a utopian future that will guarantee styles of banking, legal processes, commerce, and data provenance only read about in sci-fi books. And all without a corruptible central authority.

But the concept is 10 years old and thus far none of these things have come true. The techniques that underpin blockchain are even older. So is 2018 the breakthrough year? Or is it so over-hyped only disappointment will follow?

Although it is being applied to lots of different problems, the obvious use for blockchain is still cryptocurrency. Matt will explore how a truly digital currency can open up ways of storing and transferring value and explore how it applies to markets such as energy and insurance.

This accessible talk, designed to appeal to both technical and non-technical audiences, looks at exactly what a blockchain is and how one works, with the aim of answering some of those key questions

Join our team of experts for this series of monthly events that will delve into the vast world of business and explore the way companies procure, develop and improve digital technology.


The Itinerary

6:30 pm - Welcome drinks
7:00 pm - Julian Browne: Blockchain: Secret Sauce or Snake Oil?
7:30 pm - Matt Meckes - Blockchain for cryptocurrency.
8:00pm - Q&A
8:30pm - Canapés & Networking

If you’d like to be updated about our future events, please write to Events@cohaesus.co.uk and we’ll send you an email when bookings are live.


The Speakers

Julian Browne

A versatile hands-on software professional who thrives on leading architecture and development teams to success against the odds. Primary areas of expertise include: implementing organisational agility, internet of things, big data, digital transformation, open platform strategies, & large-scale distributed architectures, blockchain & machine learning.

Matt Meckes

Serving as principal technologist, overseeing our technology practices. Matt is a passionate digital architect, helping clients think like startups, setting new benchmarks for speed, agility, and user-friendliness. Matt has delivered technology for some of the best global brands in the world.

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