Scott Nichols will give a primer on the various technologies involved in setting up a consortium based Ethereum proof of authority (PoA) blockchain. In addition, he will review the off-chain technologies Microsoft has developed (demo Blockchain Workbench) to assist companies in adding Blockchain benefits to their organization. Blockchain technologies still have a long way to go on the maturity scale but they have finally reached a point where businesses have enough functionality to develop production ready solutions.
Scott is a member of the Microsoft Azure Blockchain advisory board and can answer real world questions how these technologies are being used today and in the near future, as well as real limitations that still need to be solved by the community. Please come with questions and prepare for an interactive discussion around this technology set.