New Kids on the Blockchain

The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.” Don & Alex Tapscott, authors Blockchain Revolution (2016)

New Kids On The Blockchain is an event for those interested in the rapidly growing blockchain technology and related cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Blockchain technology's ability to disrupt industries is already being demonstrated in banking, online transactions, cybersecurity and healthcare and has many experts describing it as revolutionizing the way information is stored.

Attendees of this event will gain a ground-up understanding of blockchain technology from Karen Hsu of BlockCypher, as well as gain insight into several issues and case uses related to blockchain technology. In addition, a diverse group of speakers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines will deliver presentations and participate in a discussion panel throughout the day's events. This is a can't miss event for those interested in being ahead of the curve on one of today's most important technological innovations!

**Note: This event is free for students enrolled at a post-secondary university or college. For non-students, the cost of the event is $25. 

**Non-students will automatically be directed to the payment page once registering below (http://www.uwindsor.ca/epicentre/). Please ensure that you pay the $25 fee if you are a non-student.

Speakers

Karen Hsu

Karen is the Head of Growth at BlockCypher, a rapidly growing blockchain company. Blockcypher provides developers with web services and infrastructure so they don't have to work from ground zero when integrating with or developing applications for blockchains. Karen has 20 years of experience in tech companies with notable contributions in data integration, business intelligence, and CRM solutions. A graduate from Stanford’s Management Science and Engineering program, Karen is the co-inventor of 5 patents and has worked in a variety of roles at companies including Siebel Systems, IBM and SugarCRM. She is on the board of the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students, a student-run organization she co-founded while at Stanford.

Amy ter Haar

Amy is the President of Integra Canada, is involved in the day-to-day operation of the Integra Ledger “Blockchain for Law”, and she is part of the recently announced Global Legal Blockchain Consortium. She is also a Program Lawyer with Osgoode Professional Development and the organizer of Toronto Legal Hackers, one of the largest such groups in the world with nearly 1,000 members. Amy practiced law for 10 years, and she has published many articles and spoken to groups such as the World Council of Credit Unions, the Parliament of Canada, and the International Telecommunications Union. She is a graduate of Western University in London, Ontario, where she earned her LL.B and LL.M. degrees and is currently pursuing her Ph.D.

Joshua Ndolo

Joshua is a former member of EPICentre’s Fall Founders program and the CEO and Co-Founder of the blockchain technology company Amani. His startup aims to use blockchain technology to manage, track and protect domestic and international trade transactions. Joshua is also a former varsity athlete, competing for the University of Windsor track and field team. Joshua is native of Nairobi, Kenya currently attending the University of Windsor to earn his degree in economics.

Dr. Muharem Kianieff

Dr. Kianieff is an Associate Professor at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. Prior to joining Windsor law, Muharem completed his Ph.D. at the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. Muharem has studied consumer electronic payment systems and consumer protection as an area of concentration for his research. His dissertation was entitled “Consumer Retail Online Electronic Payments: Potential Liberation Technology or Source of Despair?”

Dr. Brent Furneaux

Brent Furneaux is an Assistant Professor at the University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business. He received his Ph.D. from York University’s Schulich School of Business and is currently pursuing research that seeks to better understand information system obsolescence, discontinuance, and the value and sustainability of technological innovations. Brent’s research has been published in a wide range of top tier journals including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Information and Management, DATABASE, and Communications of the AIS as well as numerous book chapters and international conference proceedings. Prior to his academic career, Brent worked and consulted extensively within the pharmaceutical and hospitality industries.

 

**Note: This event is free for students enrolled at a post-secondary university or college. For non-students, the cost of the event is $25. 

**Non-students will automatically be directed to the payment page once registering below (http://www.uwindsor.ca/epicentre/). Please ensure that you pay the $25 fee if you are a non-student.

Registration for this event is now closed.

  • When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Venue: Room 123, Odette School of Business, University of Windsor

    Where: 401 Sunset Ave., Windsor Ontario N9B 3P4

    Cost: Free for Students / $25.00 for Non-Students