Past Meetup

Blockchain: what it is and what it means for business

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An evening of 2 talks explaining what blockchain and what you can do with it

Kingsley Davies: WHAT THE BLOCK?!
A gentle and beginner friendly introduction to blockchain technology.

Kingsley will cover:
- The history of blockchain technology
- Why should I care about blockchain
- Blockchain vs Bitcoin?
- How blockchain works
- where next?

Jon Harris: Blockchain as a transformative technology for business

How do distributed ledger systems promise to reshape the technical and business landscape in the coming years?

About the speakers:

Kingsley is a Partner at Underscore consulting, and has spent nearly two decades designing, developing and supporting large scale systems for a number of clients including, Betfair, the BBC, Barclaycard and others that don't start with a B ;-)

While working to make things better, he’s seen a steady evolution towards functional programming, a sharper focus on development operation teams and tools and decomposing big things into smaller composable things commonly called services.

Most recently he's also dived into the ethical tech and tech for good pools and is keen to encourage and support initiatives in these areas.

Jon has over 20 years’ experience in building relationships between businesses and their customers across a broad range of sectors. His career has seen him work both client and agency side for both global and local businesses. He has previously worked across, retail, tech, finance and creative consulting, for business such as Virgin, Ann Summers, S&P Global, Unilever, London Stock Exchange and Madison Square Garden to name a few. Jon has been with Omnitude since its inception and is passionate about the potential that blockchain technology has in changing the dynamic between brands, businesses and individuals.