Introduction to Blockchain

Date/Time:
Tuesday 1 November 2016, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Venue:
BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Cost:
Free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members.

Speaker:
Gary Nuttall, Managing Director of Distlytics

Details:

In the 1980's a team established a protocol known as TCP/IP upon which the Internet is based. In 1990 a protocol called HTTP was introduced which resulted in the World Wide Web. In 2008 a paper on a protocol known as Bitcoin was published. Said to be the next major evolution of the Internet, the technology underpinning Bitcoin, known as Blockchain, or even Distributed Ledger Technology is seeing major investments by Financial Institutions. This presentation will provide a non-technical background to the protocol which is currently gained a significant amount of publicity and is "the" latest buzzword.

About the speaker:

Gary is Immediate past Chair of BCS's the Business Information Systems SG.
He is a bespoke consultancy specialising in Distributed Ledger technology, will share his insights about how we're going to see the technology be truly transformational - across both business and our personal lives.