The Block Chain Conference is a cryptocurrency agnostic conference. Rather than focusing on Bitcoin exclusively, the Block Chain conference focuses on “accelerating the development and deployment of blockchain based approaches by global businesses.”
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The Block Chain Conference: When and Where
Scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, the conference will be held at Mission Bay conference center, located on the campus of UCSF Mission Bay of San Francisco. Produced by Lighthouse Partners, Inc., “a business and technology consulting firm advising on positioning of innovative enterprise technologies,” the conference will feature Peter Harris as Conference Chair.
The conference is tailored for senior business innovation and product marketing executives, as well as senior technologists from companies deploying enterprise IT systems; this kind of people are the ones expected to attend. You must be 18 years or older to attend, without specific dispensation.
The highlight of the conference will come from IBM’s keynote, being delivered by Global Blockchain Offering Director John Wolpert, titled “How to Make Block Chain Real for Business.” Providing IMB’s point of view on the potential that block chain technology has, it will focus on the company’s collaboration with The Linux Foundation.
“A key mission of The Block Chain Conference is to educate business innovators and technology architects from companies deploying enterprise IT on the potential benefits and challenges of leveraging block chains, distributed ledgers and smart contracts, with lots of reality and zero hype. – Conference Chair Peter Harris”
16 additional presentations will be given in addition to the IBM keynote, with topics ranging from Bitcoin’s place in corporate and personal payment settings, Etherum involvement within Microsoft Azure, as well as Factom blockchain technology uses.
As Bitcoin and the block chain both become words that are spoken more often, it is good that we to see conferences like this one pop up with a focus on introducing new people to cryptocurrency technology, compared to conferences that focus solely on Bitcoin. If interested in signing up for the conference, the rate of the entrance is $495 online and $595 at the door.
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