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The Business Resilience Network

University of Exeter Business School

Monday, 27 November 2017 from 17:00 to 19:00 (GMT)

The Business Resilience Network

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The International Business Resilience Network Presents:

BLOCKCHAIN

Monday 27th November – 17.00 – 19.00

The Innovation Centre, University of Exeter

The International Management programme at The University of Exeter in partnership with CMI and SetSquared are delighted to host a series of early evening events under the theme, International Business Resilience. These events are framed around a topical theme with an invited authority leading our discussions. At your table you have the opportunity to work on tangible business issues with several members of Exeter’s multinational cohort. From amongst students from Asia, Europe, India and Africa you have the opportunity to identify novel solutions, spot business opportunities, make international connections and engage with the energy and intellect of postgraduate students that represent the future of management thinking.

The Blockchain: Learn how it will affect everything you do within the next 10 years.

Only this week the head of a Chinese investment bank says he believes bitcoin's underlying technology is more important than the cryptocurrency itself. Fan Bao, the CEO of China Renaissance, said in an interview with CNBC that while bitcoin's market may be a bullish one, he believes that underlying blockchain tech is more attractive and "probably the most disruptive technology...in the financial services industry."

"I'm a strong believer in blockchain in terms of its wider application in our industry," he added.

Blockchain, which first emerged as the software underpinning cryptocurrency bitcoin, is a shared record of transactions that is maintained by a network of computers on the internet. Financial institutions have been investing millions of dollars in the technology in the hopes that it can help them cut costs and simplify some of their back office processes.

By allowing digital information to be distributed but not copied, blockchain technology created the backbone of a new type of internet. Originally devised for the digital currency, Bitcoin, the tech community is now finding other potential uses for the technology. It can be applied to identity applications in the following areas: Digital Identities, Passports, E-Residency, Birth Certificates, Wedding Certificates, IDs.

17.00 – drinks reception

17.30 – take your seat for the keynote

18.15- opportunity to explore business challenges

Speaker: Keld van Schreven

Keld van Schreven is a board member at Kryptonite1, a publicly listed company that seeks opportunities in the Blockchain and cryptocurrency space and performs due diligence on all the major projects coming to market, assessing their potential in line with their mantra 'Team, traction and tech.’ van Schreven also founded TireTagz, an innovative car technology product, in 2005 and it was acquired in 2007 by NB Capital.

 

We look forward to seeing you from 17.00 

Do you have questions about The Business Resilience Network? Contact University of Exeter Business School

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The Innovation Centre
University Of Exeter
Streatham Campus
EX4 4RN Exeter
United Kingdom

Monday, 27 November 2017 from 17:00 to 19:00 (GMT)


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