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SIM-Portland April Meeting - "Blockchain: Getting beyond the hype to real world use cases."

University Club of Portland
1225 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)

The University Club is located in the heart of downtown Portland at the intersection of Southwest Sixth Avenue and Jefferson Street on the northwest corner.

Online registration is available until 1159pm 4/9/2019 SIM Portland Member $35, SIM Portland Non-Member $120, SIM Portland Student $25.

SIM, http://simpdx.org, is a professional organization of senior IT practitioners; CIOs to IT managers. The monthly SIM event is a NO SALES ZONE. IT vendors/service providers may contact [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities.



Blockchain has been around for a while. It is now past the “Peak of Inflated Expectations” and probably more in the “Trough of Disillusionment” on the Technology Adoption Curve. But what are the barriers to realizing this technology? Which companies are having successes and which are having failures? And as we begin on the “Path to Enlightenment,” are there real use cases achieving actual results that we can begin to pin our expectations and planning on?

Join us for the SIM Portland April 2019 meeting when we will follow one CIO’s process of discovery relating to the component software technology that is Blockchain. Through the eyes of a key information system decision maker, and by querying local experts, we’ll review what is happening with Blockchain. Our experts include developers working hard on developing the business leaders who are creating new blockchain models. Come learn what new opportunities and challenges are here today and on the horizon with the implementation and operational management of this technology.

Key topics that will be explored include,
• A CIO’s approach to evaluating blockchain
• Review of current status Blockchain technology
• Major adoption areas in Blockchain
• Examples of Blockchain project successes and failures

Cian Montgomery, Director of Technology, LO3 Energy
Benjamin Diggles, VP Business Development, Constellation Labs
Nathan DeNiro, Cofounder, YouBase
Aloysius John Keralavakkayil, S. Manager, HCL Technologies
Jordan Masanga, CIO, PERS
MODERATOR: Tony Alferez, 2 Worlds Tech Consulting

5:30 PM Social
6:30 PM Dinner
6:50 PM Meeting Start
7:00 PM Keynote and Q&A
8:15 PM Close