How Blockchain Can Change Government Tech: Panel & Discussion

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Discover how blockchain technology can change the technology landscape of New York City. The NYC BigApps Blockchain Innovation Challenge aims to bring blockchain technology to the public sector– where will this be most effective? Who will it impact? How can blockchain improve the lives of New Yorkers?

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Explore these topics with a panel of experts in both government and blockchain technology. Join us at Samsung NEXT NY on July 23rd at 6pm.
Panel 1: How Can Blockchain Improve Governments?

Karen Bhatia, Senior VP of Creative & Applied Technology at NYCEDC - Moderator
Yossi Hasson, Managing Director at Techstars Blockchain
Clyde Vanel, NY State Assemblyman & Subcommittee on Internet & New Applied Technology
More to come!

Panel 2: The Future of Government Technology

Song Hia, Senior Product Manager at the Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity
Vedesh Persaud, Assistant Vice President, Real Estate Asset Management team at NYCEDC
Nitin Patel, CIO & Deputy Commissioner at the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services


6:00pm - Welcome
6:15pm - 7:15pm - Panel featuring blockchain experts discussing how blockchain can affect how governments interact with Real Estate, Identity, and Energy
6:15pm - 7:15pm - Panel featuring NYC government stakeholders
7:15pm - 7:30pm - BigApps Innovation Challenge Walkthrough
7:30pm - 8:30pm - Drinks and networking

New York City is seeking blockchain solutions to solve their most pressing technology problems in Identity, Real Estate Asset Management, and Energy– are you up for the challenge? Applications for the NYC BigApps Blockchain Innovation Challenge are open now until July 31st. Apply now with your proposal!

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