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August 1, 2017

Tuesday, 9AM - 12PM

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Hyperledger Fabric, an open source project from the Linux Foundation, recently went to V1.0. IBM leverages Hyperledger Fabric to deliver enterprise blockchain offerings. What do these offerings include? How are your competitors already taking advantage of blockchain technology?

Join IBM experts to hear about IBM’s leading-edge technologies and growing ecosystem, and how you can use blockchain to drive innovation for your organization and industry.


See firsthand accounts of blockchain projects


How blockchain applies to your industry


Discover the value of IBM Blockchain Platform, an enterprise-ready cloud solution


Gain insight into how Hyperledger Fabric is geared specifically for the enterprise

Guest Speakers

Mike Varley

SecureKey Technologies

Professional Summary:

Mike Varley has worked at SecureKey since 2011 designing and implementing innovative solutions around authentication, identity, and mobile payments. Mike's primary focus has been on solutions that balance usability, security, privacy, and functionality in the consumer identity sector. He is currently co-author of the OpenID Connect iGov specification and works closely with public and private sector organizations to help develop new opportunities for digital identity across industries including financial,telecomm, commercial, health care, and government. He is currently focused on SecureKey's user centric and privacy based blockchain identity project.

Robert Brinkman

Infrastructure Architect and Distinguished Engineer
IBM Client Centers
IBM Systems

Professional Summary:

Robert works with clients globally to transform their infrastructure by aligning it to their business initiatives. Blockchain, Hybrid Cloud, Computing Grids, Storage and Networking are core competencies of Robert. His primary industry is Banking and Financial Markets. Robert has in depth knowledge of major applications such as transaction processing, low latency trading, core banking, high performance computing, and payment systems and the impact of these applications on the underlying infrastructure. He currently leads the deployment of IBM’s Enterprise-class Blockchain cloud service.


Time Session
09:00 - 09:15 AM Blockchain 101 Ted Talk
09:15 - 09:30 AM IBM Point of View on Blockchain Technologies
09:30 - 10:00 AM DEMO + Break
10:00 - 11:00 AM SecureKey Keynote
11:00 - 12:00 PM IBM Blockchain Platform

** Refreshments will be served upon arrival. Lunch will be served immediately following at noon to allow for questions and conversation.

Event Details

Date: August 1, 2017
Time: 9AM - 12PM

Event Location

Think Lab
3rd Floor
590 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022

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