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Perhaps best known for its use in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is a groundbreaking technology that has the potential to transform many industries from health care and natural resources, to clean tech and transportation.
Experts are saying blockchain is to business as the Internet was to information, and it will revolutionize how we purchase and consume goods and services.
What is blockchain?
Blockchain is a secure and shared record book of transactions or account balances that’s controlled by the masses — not a central authority.
Dig In! with us on Dec. 7 and explore how blockchain:
- Is revolutionizing technology around the world;
- Could impact your personal life and business in Calgary; and
- Still has much untapped potential to offer.
Meet Terry Ross
Terry Ross, PhD’17, has more than 15 years’ experience in business development, policy development and social science research fields. He’s currently working with UCalgary’s Schulich School of Engineering on establishing research partnerships and supporting entrepreneurial initiatives. He recently completed his PhD which focused upon analyzing the emergence of Alberta’s system of innovation and the role of an entrepreneurial government. Terry is focused upon understanding the disruptive potential of distributed ledger technologies, such as blockchain, their potential to upgrade the Alberta economy and working with stakeholders from government, academia and industry to trial new projects. You can reach Terry on LinkedIn or at email@example.com.