Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Wake up and Touch the Blockchain: SIP Talks March 22

SIP Talks: Wake up and Touch Blockchain: March 22 at ThatChannel, Toronto
Society of Internet Professionals Blockchain SIP Talks
Wake up and Touch Blockchain: March 22, 2018 at ThatChannel, Toronto

Join us for the 3nd Blockchain: Technology, Applications and Implications event of #SIPTalks and explore what is Blockchain and how it will affect your life....very, very soon!

Wake up and Touch Blockchain
Integrating Blockchain in Your Business

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: 6 pm - 8:30 pm
Registration, refreshments and meet SIP Team and Speakers at 5:30 pm

Venue: Internet TV Station - ThatChannel.com
Location: 600 Bay St, Suite 510, Toronto, ON M5G 1M6, Toronto

Event Description:
We are pleased to invite you to the Final of the three series in our newly launched #SIPTalks.
We began with a successful January session: “Wake up and Smell Blockchain” including three experts discussing how to harness Blockchain in your life.
The Second session: "Wake up and Taste Blockchain" three expert 'Talks' followed by a panel discussion about security, legalities and mining of various cryptocurrencies.
For this Event "Wake up and Touch Blockchain", once again we will follow the same structure, three experts who will simplify Cryptocurrencies in 20 minutes talk time each, followed by a panel discussion.

Come early, by 5:30 to Network and meet Peers and Industry Leaders.

Paul Liu, the Founder and President of Fast Access Blockchain.
Paul is a leading IT expert with over 20 years’ experience in developing financial, supply-chain applications. He was the first general manager of China Unionpay Financial Network where he led and developed a series of large scale applications. Paul designed the FAB model to achieve highly scalable enterprise applications that can support a high number of transactions and information using important ground breaking technologies including KanBan, SCAR and CCUA. Those unique technologies together make FAB one of the first blockchain that meets real business and commercial uses.
Topic: Blockchain scalability and practical enterprise applications

Garlam Won, the Chief Strategy Officer at TIP Blockchain.
Garlam is a strong strategist with background in Investment banking and management consulting from JP Morgan and Deloitte. He has built numerous products in his career through his startups and as a product manager. Currently, Garlam is working at TIP Blockchain to build a product that is easy and familiar to use for average users.
The blockchain space is currently littered with projects and functionalities that make it hard for the average user to understand, let alone use the technology. Mainstream adoption will only be possible once people are free from checking their address 5 times, character by character, before they can send money to themselves.
Topic: User Un-friendly Blockchain

Russell Korus, Co-Founder and CEO of EZ.Exchange.
Russell is a self-avowed futurist and a leading IT expert with over 20 years’ experience in developing financial, supply-chain applications. He has been a Blockchain visionary and cryptocurrency evangelist since first discovering this groundbreaking and innovative space. As an angel investor, Russell has been focused on investing and start-up incubation for new tech ventures.

Topic: Breaking down the barriers of entry into the crypto market

+ 'Surprise 4th Guest Speaker'

In panel discussion we will be incorporating Personal Experience on Floating Cryptocurrency
Panel Moderator:
Elena Yunusov, the Founder and Head Marketer of Communicable Inc.
Elena works at the intersection of digital communications and experience design and her marketing firm works well with large organizations and tech startups, including Pressly, Ritual, City of Toronto, Symbility Intersect, MaRS, EDIT by Design Exchange, Influitive, Wealthsimple, Connected Labs, Vox Pop Labs, Ontario Arts Council, Jane's Walk, Toronto Maker Festival, and others.

Network with our sponsors, your peers and some industry leaders.

Registration Information:
$30. Early Registration, before March 18 is $25.

Free for SIP members, become a member (only $50/year).
Existing Members, please send an email to sippost@sipgroup.org to reserve your ticket.
Membership has many other perks, including Live Streaming of the event. Link will be emailed on the day of the event.

Details and registration: https://SIPblockchain3.eventbrite.ca
SIP Membership Details: http://www.sipgroup.org/membership/

For more information or sponsoring opportunity, send an email to
Vikas Ramrakha, VP Events at events@sipgroup.org or phone 416-558-3061

Check out our SIPTalks First Blockchain series discussion Wake up and Smell the BlockChain!
Check out our SIPTalks Second Blockchain series discussion Wake up and Taste the BlockChain!

If you would like to learn more, please read an article by Cory Popescu Why Incorporate Blockchain in Your Business?

Photos of the event are posted on the Facebook

Photos: Final Panel Discussion of Blockchain event of #SIPTalks. Speakers: Paul Liu, Garlam Won, Russell Korus, Kyle Bowles. The panel was moderated by Slava Apel. 

Photos of the event are posted on the SIPgroup Facebook.
Please tag them and use the hash tag #SIPTalks.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Why Incorporate Blockchain in Your Business?

Society of Internet Professionals Blockchain SIP Talks
Wake up and Touch Blockchain: March 22, 2018 at ThatChannel, Toronto

This article, authored by Cory Popescu was first published on the blog of the Society of Internet Professionals (SIP). SIP is a not-for-profit, Toronto (Canada) based International organization to connect, learn and share. Our Vision is to provide the opportunity to leverage technology to have an inclusive future for everyone. Since 1997, SIP has spearheaded many initiatives, educational programs, and networking events.

Blockchain, the database (underlying the bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies) transactions is shared by all nodes present in a system. During the transaction, every connected computer receives an instance or copy of this chain with data records.  They provide proof of every transaction which takes place at every network location and address with their corresponding costs and benefits.

So, why would a business incorporate blockchain? Since it presents several powerful features, as described below, this progressive technology opens extraordinary ways to develop new fields and solve current matters.

Simplifying Operations
Being a distributed database, blockchain operates as an open electronic ledger. It contains the records at each location allowing transaction transparency and ease of processes. Consequently, it leads to simplifying business operations for the parties involved in each transaction. Thus, one can evaluate the returns based on the values committed to every particular location of the blockchain database.

Abiding Transactions
When during the existence of a transaction many steps exist and data records prove necessary to synchronize with the company or industry business model, blockchain supports creating unchangeable and permanent records in the chain. They are easily viewable depending on the security access model used. They are not dependent upon a centralized hub and the blockchain permits the generation of immutable records for every transaction passing through different states within the database.

Problem Solving putting Business and Organizational change First
Due to its flexible, dynamic and powerful structure, blockchain allows change in your business and organizational models to successfully complete the expected goals.  By using the right approach to analyze and act first and foremost on the business and organizational structures in order to change aiming for improvement, this avant-garde technology can be engaged with outstanding results in resolving current industry issues.

Adding Value
In current economy one finds numerous business processes which carry the burden of costly intermediaries who provide no value. Blockchain technology provides fertile place for introducing and utilizing it eliminating steps which do not add meaningful value and which benefit the industries currently requiring intermediate channels.

With above-mentioned aspects suitably applied in various circumstances the blockchain technology that provides the base for cryptocurrencies transactions inaugurates and could successfully expand in all fields and industries while having a profound and prevalent impact.

Techloyce LTD: Blockchain Technology Explained to Understand it
Fundera Inc.: Entrepreneurs: Here’s Blockchain Explained Just for You

Cory Popescu

Your comments are welcomed

Click on the links below to read the other articles by Cory Popescu:
Blockchain: Unbelievable Transactions Blockchain Can Promote!
Blockchain: Growth and Limitations
Efficient Action Lists: Your Effective Time Management Tool

SIP Talks panel discussion Wake up and Touch the BlockChain!

If you found this article of interest and would like to learn more, please consider attending SIP Talks panel discussion Wake up and Touch the BlockChain on March 22, 2018 to explore what is blockchain and how it will affect your life....very, very soon!
Read more and register here: https://sipgroup.blogspot.ca/2018/03/wake-up-and-touch-blockchain.html