Demystifying Blockchain: Platforms, tokens, Identity, Supplychains & Business Models

Demystifying Blockchain: Platforms, tokens, Identity, Supplychains & Business Models

The Irish Institute of Digital Business and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology are delighted to invite you to attend a 2-hour blockchain seminar discussing a number of implications of blockchain adoption, tokenisation and coin offerings.

When: Friday, 31 May 2019, 10:30 – 13:00

Where: Room 1041, GMIT Galway Campus, Old Dublin Rd, H91 T8NW


10.40 – 10.55:

Speaker: Ms. Liz Grover, Communications Manager at AKASHA Blockchain Innovation Hub

Talk title: Introduction to the AKASHA Blockchain Innovation Hub


Speaker: Mr Eamon Walsh, Head of Department of Accounting and Information Systems at GMIT

Talk title: Digital Identity: Born on the Block


Speaker: Dr Pierangelo Rosati, Assistant Professor of Business Analytics at DCU and Director of Industry Engagement at The Irish Institute of Digital Business

Talk title: Leveraging Security Token Offering to democratise access to “elite” products: the case of algorithmic trading

11.40- 11.55:

Speaker: Dr Andrew Le Gear, CTO of Horizon Globex

Talk title: Blockchain Utopia Meets Regulated Reality: Why the SEC Ruined the Token Party


Speaker: Dr Kosala Yapa, VistaMilk SFI Research Centre

Talk title: Food supply chain management using blockchains


Speaker: Mr Alan Bermingham, Blockchain Lead at Exertis Supply Chain Services

Talk title: Incorporating Blockchain into your Business Model: Possible Implications of Blockchain Adoption


Speaker: Mr Jonas Pfannschmidt, Principal Blockchain Engineer at Blockdaemon

Talk title: Top Blockchain Platforms – compare and contrast.


Lunch and Networking



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