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Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence [NYC]

Oct 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


This has been the year of cryptocurrency and decentralized digital contracts. The industry has experienced unprecedented growth, we’ve seen the emergence of new assets like ICOs, and increased applications of blockchain technology. This week, we’re exploring the intersection of blockchain and artificial intelligence with industry leaders from Blockchain and IBM.

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6:00pm – Networking and Pizza
6:30pm – Kickoff and Sponsors (ThoughtWorks and IBM)
6:40pm – Talk #1: Liana Douillet Guzmán
7:10pm – Talk #2: Bruce Weed
8:00pm – Extended Q&A and Open Member Discussion

Talk #1: BitCoin has garnered much of the public attention with initial negative news on contraband and hacking moving on towards lottery ticket style dreams and explosive growth. There’s more to blockchain than just BitCoin though. Our digital future can involve all sorts of asset exchanges, asset tracking, contract agreements, and more. Learn about private and public blockchains, ICO’s, wallets, and how the AI interconnected future may shape up.

Bio: Liana Douillet Guzmán is a member of the executive leadership team at Blockchain, the leading software platform for digital assets. As SVP. Liana is responsible for all outward facing aspects of the business, including Strategy, Partnerships, Expansion, Talent, Marketing and Communications. She is a noted FinTech leader and featured speaker at events across the world. Before joining the ranks at Blockchain, Liana headed up Branding and Communications at Axiom, a professional services firm, and helped them grow to a $250 million dollar industry leader with 2000 people in 17 offices globally.

Talk #2: What does blockchain development look like and where does it apply? This session on Blockchain will cover some basic fundamentals to make sure everyone is grounded in the same version of the truth. It will then dive into programming assets called Developer Journeys to help you get started with your coding projects. Lastly. the session will touch upon some real world use cases in different industries to give you ideas on how the technology can be implemented. You will leave with a better understanding of Blockchain and some assets you can leverage to start coding today!

Bio: Bruce Weed is the New York City Leader/Chief Developer Advocate for IBM’s Digital Business Group. Mr. Weed is a thought leader around AI/Watson, IoT, Blockchain, Cloud and Big Data with industry knowledge in the following: Retail, Finance, Healthcare, and Automotive. He runs LinkedIn groups with over 55K+ members on IBM Watson & IoT, IBM Big Data andAnalytics, and Blockchain for Business; these groups look at both use cases and technology trends.


Oct 11, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:


Bots and AI


Thought Works 99 Madison Ave., 15th Floor, New York, NY
Thought Works 99 Madison Ave., 15th Floor
New York City, NY 10016 United States
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