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 - www.linkedin.com

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 - Peter Ferry - Founder & Commercial Director at Wallet.Services - www.linkedin.com

Peter earned his spurs as a software developer spanning the adoption of the PC and the Internet. As a hotshot techie he co-founded Microsoft Scotland and spent much of the dot com boom in the large financial services institutions of Scotland, consulting on web, infrastructure and security projects. Peter's corporate career continued ultimately leading Microsoft's Cloud and Partner programs and building the Microsoft Technology Centre to demonstrate the business impact of disruptive tech.

Peter gets excited about leapfrog technology that can change the World. That’s why he founded Wallet.Services to simplify and realise the potential of BlockChain technologies.

Panelist 2 - Duncan Johnston- Watt - Co-founder and CEO of Blockchain Technology Partners - www.linkedin.com

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 - www.linkedin.com

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.