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ACS WA February Branch Forum 2019 - Blockchain: Holy Grail or Big-time scam?

Welcome Back! It is time to kick off 2019 with some amazing events in WA and this will be our first Branch Forum!

Registration End Date: Tue, 19 Feb, 05:30 PM

  • where

  • Adina Apartment Hotel
    33 Mounts Bay Road
    PERTH WA 6000
  • when

  • Event Start: Tue, 19 Feb, 05:30 PM
    Event Finish: Tue, 19 Feb, 07:30 PM
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Distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain has been in the spotlight for the past couple of years. This hype that was by the skyrocketing bitcoin price before plummeting around 80% in the span of a year in 2018 has drawn a large divide between 2 factions, those who treat blockchain as the holy grail solving all problems and those who think it is just a scam. <br>So, what exactly is distributed ledger technology and how can it play a part in the Digital Transformation (DX) journey of enterprises?<br><br>Join us as we discuss these popular blockchain topics:<br><br>•    What is Blockchain?<br>•    Common misconceptions of blockchain.<br>•    Types of Blockchain.<br>•    What are tokens? What types of tokens are there?<br>•    Blockchain Use Cases<br>•    Smart Contracts.<br>•    Challenges of Blockchain.<br>•    Is my organisation Blockchain-ready?

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Enterprise and business architecture (STPL) - 5


Jeff Xie

Jeff Xie

Jeff Xie is IDC Asia/Pacific senior market analyst for Security Research. He is responsible for research and analysis on the latest technology trends revolving around cybersecurity. His research will cover the security aspects of the latest advancements in technology such as cloud, internet of things (IoT) and Blockchain, among others. He will also provide analysis on vendor performance and strategies, technology and market trends, as well as market forecast. is also the founder of InfoGuard, a Cybersecurity consulting firm that focus on assisting organizations in their cybersecurity journey. Apart from information systems audits to identify cyber vulnerability and weaknesses in an IT infrastructure, Jeff also conducts security education, training and awareness programs to strengthen the human aspect of security in an organization.Prior to joining IDC and starting InfoGuard, Jeff served as an IT security manager in which he worked with financial and government partners to enhance IT infrastructure security to mitigate risks and protect sensitive data. He was involved in several nationwide projects and provided consultancy services on security requirements. His extensive experience in, as well as his passion for, the security field keeps him updated on the advancement of technology and threats.Jeff graduated from Murdoch University with a double major degree in Cyber Forensics, Information Security Management and Business Management. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Professional (Cybersecurity) of the Australian Computer Society.

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33 Mounts Bay Road,PERTH,WA,Australia

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