Join Us Feb 17th 4pm PST - What I Wish I Had Known Before Venturing Into Blockchain - Free Online Information Session

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February 11, 2021

Why You Can’t Ignore Blockchain – Free Online Information Sessions

Blockchain is an emerging technology that’s becoming critical for organizational innovation. In a Deloitte 2020 Global Blockchain Survey, 55% of leaders said that blockchain is a top-five strategic priority.

It can be difficult, however, to cut through the hype around blockchain, understand why blockchain is relevant, and what’s needed to adopt and implement blockchain solutions.

In these two information sessions, we shed light on the opportunities – and challenges – blockchain presents, and why you can’t ignore this technology. As you’ll see, many of the skills needed to capitalize on blockchain technology are not strictly technical, but rather a holistic understanding of the technology, how it can drive business value, and how to prepare for successful blockchain implementations.

Session 2: What I Wish I had Known Before Venturing Into Blockchain 

In this second information session, two blockchain professionals who have worked as founders and product managers in successful blockchain ventures describe their blockchain journey, the lessons they learned along the way, and what they wish they knew before they ventured into blockchain.

Guests :

Layne Lafrance, Flow Product Lead, Dapper Labs & Co-founder, CryptoKitties
Qayyum Rajan, Founder and CEO, ESG Analytics & Co-founder, iComply Investor Services

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm Pacific Time

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In both sessions, you’ll also hear from blockchain researcher and adviser Chris Rowell, DSc, and head instructor for the UBC Certificate in Blockchain Innovation and Implementation, an exciting new program to help business professionals identify and evaluate blockchain opportunities, guide strategy and implement solutions.

When you register, you’ll receive instructions on how to join the information session. Can’t make the scheduled times? We’ll send a link to the recording to everyone who registers.

If you have any questions, please contact our team at (604) 822-1444 Monday to Friday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm Pacific Time or

Watch Session 1: Why Blockchain Matters, and Who Should Pay Attention

In this first of two sessions, blockchain experts Tejinder Basi, founder and CEO of Cyberium Consulting and Solutions Group, and Michael Cholod, CEO of Peer Social and Manyone, discuss why blockchain is important, what organizations need to understand about this technology, and who should be being attentive.

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:00 - 5:00 pm Pacific Time

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