Blockchain and the Future of Finance – Part I

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Course Features

  • Course date:02/06/2020
  • Course Duration: 1 Day
  • Level: Beginner-intermediate
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Method: Live & Virtual
  • Venue: MicroTek
  • Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Dress Code: Business Casual

Blockchain and the Future of Finance – Part I

Many enterprises are currently in the process of experimenting with blockchain technology or considering its applicability to their businesses. We can find examples almost in any industry: Big Pharma such as Pfizer and Merck are experimenting with blockchain pilot projects to alleviate supply chain and counterfeit problems; State Farm one of the largest insurance companies in the US is expected to launch its blockchain solution to handle claims processing by  end of 2019; Luxury brand conglomerate LVMH, owner of the iconic Louis Vuitton label, is preparing to launch a blockchain for proving the authenticity of high-priced goods; and in the financial industry, JP Morgan built its own blockchain, Quorum, which is a private version of the public blockchain, Ethereum, and as of late also launched its own stablecoin, JPM Coin.

Big tech companies are investing heavily in blockchain. Both IBM and Microsoft have built their own blockchain and are offering blockchain services to businesses. Both have created consortiums to explore blockchain solutions in supply chain, data processing and data protection. Microsoft presented, last May, its prototype blockchain solution, aiming at empowering users to own and control their own data. With Amazon launching in May 2019, their Blockchain as a service (BaaS) solution platform and Facebook gearing up with intention to launch its cryptocurrency, Libra, it seems that all “big players” in the global economy are very active participants in the new blockchain economy, and no one is willing to take a chance on missing out on this opportunity.

Businesses don’t necessarily have to develop their own blockchain, they could join one (of many) blockchain consortiums such as R3 or IBM or Microsoft or IIN or GBBC and the list goes one.  All of them are global and are aimed on providing cross-border, blockchain solutions for businesses.

Blockchain technology is most definitely here to stay, and it will affect any industry and business as we know it today!

Who should attend:

Bankers; financial analysts; compliance professionals; investment advisors and consultants; portfolio managers; traders; private equity; asset management; risk management; hedge fund managers and associates; investors; compliance professionals and regulators; and anyone wishing to further their understanding on blockchain technology and how it is going the change financial markets and business as we know it today.

Agenda

Agenda is subject to change. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies space is very dynamic and evolving rapidly. Therefore, agenda will be updated as things evolve to make sure that the course encompasses the most updated state of what is happening in this space. Course is interactive, incorporating and encouraging Q&A as we go over the different topics. The case studies stated below are only a few examples of case studies. We will cover as many case studies as time permits.

The case studies stated below are only a few examples of case studies. We will cover as many case studies as time permits.

We will cover in this course, the following, but not limited to:

 

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Instructor

  • Merav Ozair, PhD is a data scientist, a quant strategist and a Crypto/Blockchain expert. She has more than 12 years of business and consulting experience. She has in-depth knowledge and experience in global financial markets and its market microstructure. Currently, Dr. Ozair applies her unique expertise to investigating the blockchain ecosystem, digital assets, and crypto markets. …
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