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Canberra members' forum

A look at the Future of Blockchain

Registration End Date: Mon, 17 Jun, 05:05 PM

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  • Hyatt Hotel Canberra. Assembly Room
    120 Commonwealth Ave
    Canberra ACT 2600
  • when

  • Event Start: Tue, 18 Jun, 05:30 PM
    Event Finish: Tue, 18 Jun, 07:30 PM
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<img alt="Blockchain_18 June 2019" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1558512330000"></img><br>Blockchain technology is a distributed ledger technology where data is shared across numerous users, but changes to the data are validated by mechanisms that provide high integrity. This emerging technology can potentially be used to improve business processes, increase transparency, and drive the creation of new jobs and industries.<br><br>Commonly promoted use cases for Blockchain include common reference points such as government registries. This may mean more reliable integration across government services, improved mobility and consistency across jurisdictions and organisational boundaries, as well as better regulatory oversight. <br><br>At this session, Rob Hanson will share his research findings, insights and highlights from the <b>ACS Blockchain 2030: <a href="" target="_blank">A look at the future of Blockchain in Australia report</a></b>. He will cover the following areas: <ul><li>An overview of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, smart contacts, emerging use-cases and next generation consensus mechanisms</li><li>Industry profile of blockchain activity </li><li>The future workforce of blockchain professionals, how we can better prepare ourselves for the transition of blockchain evolution</li></ul> The event will conclude with a discussion on the practicalities, policy and geopolitical implications of these systems. <br><br><b>References: </b> <ul><li>ACS Blockchain 2030: <a href="http://" target="_blank">A Look at the Future of Blockchain in Australia</a> report</li><li>ACS <a href="" target="_blank">Blockchain Challenges For Australia</a></li><li>Data61 Blockchain: <a href="" target="_blank">What does the future hold for blockchain in Australia</a> report</li></ul>

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Robert Hanson

Robert Hanson

Rob Hanson is the foundation director of Data61’s Digital Trust Institute, and product owner of the consumer data right standards.  He is a senior researcher and futurist at CSIRO’s Data61 where he was the lead author of their 2017 Blockchain report.  

Rob has degrees covering information technology and systems, public policy and strategic foresight.  He also has professional qualifications for the Cyber Security and control of information technology as well as risk management. 

Rob focuses on the impact of emerging technology. With a diverse background that covers operations, service delivery, policy and strategy; Rob is an experienced and interdisciplinary professional with a pragmatic outlook.

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120 Commonwealth Ave,Canberra,ACT,Australia

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