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14 Mar 2019
What is the future of Blockchain?

A World Economic Forum survey suggests that 10% of global GDP will be stored on blockchain by 2027

This leadership evening is by invitation only

For all of the claims that blockchain will revolutionise the way the economy works, supporters of the crypto-revolution seem to overlook the necessities of enterprise adoption.

Join our leadership evening to discuss and find out what fellow technologists think about potential hurdles to adoption. Listen to suggestions on how to assess the impact and feasibility and start extracting value in the short term. Tackle misconceptions about the advantages as well as the limitations of the technology, and hear what other organisations are doing when it comes to adoption

The evening will comprise presentations followed by a facilitated group discussion.

Agenda
17:00
Drinks and canapes reception
17:45 Welcome and introduction
17:50 Presentation. Danny Nicholson | Enterprise Architect | Landsec. Blockchain - The seasons winter into spring.
18:20 Presentation. Andy Bell | Director Enterprise Architecture | Travelport. Case study: Blockchain in the travel and leisure industry
18:50 Break
19:00 Group discussion. What is the future of Blockchain?
19:55 Summary
20:00 Close

Presentation descriptions

Andy Bell | Director, Enterprise Architecture | Travelport
Case study: Blockchain in the travel and leisure industry
Travelport has been working alongside IBM for the past year to develop blockchain technology to manage the complex maze of different bookings required for holidays, where multiple operators across a number of platforms are involved. With their aim of releasing a minimum viable product over the next few months, Andy will discuss the partnership in more detail and how they assessed the viability of blockchain to them.


Danny Nicholson | Enterprise Architect | Landsec
Blockchain - The seasons winter into spring
The blockchain winter is now upon us after several years of hype. Business and IT leaders must prepare for the blockchain "spring" that will emerge once core-enabling technologies and use cases evolve and mature, resulting in significant benefits for the enterprise.



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 14 March 2019


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Speakers

Andy Bell

Director Enterprise Architecture, Travelport


Summary

Andy has over thirty years of experience in the civil aviation and travel industry. For the past three years, he has been Director of Enterprise Architecture for Travelport, an NYSE listed company which provides a variety of technology solutions to the travel and tourism industry as one of the world's three major global distribution system operators. Prior to his current role, Andy was a Senior IT Architect at British Airways.

Danny Nicholson

Enterprise Architect, Landsec


Summary

Danny is a digital business leader and enterprise architect with a wealth of experience in the not-for-profit and property sectors. He has excellent technical and design experience complemented by digital transformation and digital business leadership expertise alongside strong commercial expertise. Landsec is the largest commercial property development and investment company in the UK, and a constituent of the FTSE 100.

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