Scottish Blockchain Meetup: Revolution, Evolution and Adoption of Blockchain Tech (Panel Discussion)

Revolution, Evolution and Adoption of Blockchain Tech (Panel Discussion)

This event will be a panel discussion involving attendees. It will be an open forum for questions.

I am VERY conscious we don't have any female panelists (for now) - I've reached out to my network already. Please let me know if you know anyone who would be interested in participating - [masked]

Host - Paul Forrest - Chairman, MBN Solutions -

Paul has some twenty-five years experience of helping businesses to solve complex business problems, deliver their transformation goals and to achieve tangible strategic outcomes.

Panelist 1 - Stuart Fraser - Managing Director at Wallet.Services -

Stuart’s role spans technology vision, product architecture, finance, and overall leadership. Stuart successfully founded and built the first Scottish domestic cyber security and cryptography company DNS before its ultimate sale to Dell Corp. He has a wide appreciation of the application of technology and the risk and issues of information security and continues his involvement with the cyber community. Stuart completed his MSc in High Performance Computing at EPCC and was founding CTO at online Identity provider MiiCard, specialising in advance Internet Identity technologies. Over the last few years Stuart has brought his skills to bear on the emerging blockchain technologies which culminated in the creation of Wallet.Services.

Panelist 2 - Duncan Johnston- Watt - Co-founder and CEO of Blockchain Technology Partners -

Duncan is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer with thirty years experience in the software industry. He is co-founder and CEO of Blockchain Technology Partners, whose mission is to radically simplify enterprise adoption of blockchain technologies.

He founded Cloudsoft Corporation, creator of the Apache Brooklyn open source project, serving as its CEO for nine years. Previously he was founder & CTO of Enigmatec Corporation which was sold to iWave and subsequently acquired by EMC.

Prior to this he had a number of fintech roles. At Instinet he led the delivery of their Fixed Income brokerage platform. In recognition of this work pioneering the use of Java enterprise technologies in Financial Services he was nominated for a Computerworld Smithsonian Award. Duncan holds an MSc in Computation from Oxford University where he was a graduate student at Balliol College.

Panelist 3 - Liam Bell - Research Lead of the Blockpass ID Lab -

Liam Bell the Research Lead of the Blockpass ID Lab will talk about why it is important to decentralize the concept of digital identity and how blockpass is working on achieving it by deploying blockchain technology. He will also talk about the pitfalls of designing identity systems which are challenges to overcome during his work.

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A chance for people to get together regularly to talk blockchain tech, Bitcoin, Ethereum and decentralisation in general. The group is open to everyone involved in the blockchain and Bitcoin communities - experts, amateurs, miners, critics, whoever. If in doubt, come along and learn something new.