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Trends in Blockchain technology, applications, and management

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location:  Microsoft – Playa Vista 13031 W. Jefferson Blvd Suite 200. Playa Vista, CA 90094

Blockchain is not only Bitcoin. This technology promises to revolutionize the management of sensitive data across all industries and is being incorporated into banking, government, science and more. Find out where, how, and who is developing and implementing this radical technology and why there is so much interest. Learn how the UCLA Blockchain Lab is building a collaborative community of blockchain advocates to increase awareness and advance progress of blockchain technologies. As an IT Professional, discover where you can plug into the blockchain landscape.

Heidi Pease and special panelists Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Ph.D. – Director of USC Viterbi Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things, Engineering Professor – University of Southern California will present on the topic with Q&A afterward.

Heidi Pease – Cofounder, Los Angeles (UCLA/USC) Blockchain Lab
CEO and Cofounder, ProofOfArt

A leader in the Los Angeles blockchain ecosystem, Heidi promotes blockchain technology. She is cofounder of the Los Angeles (UCLA/USC/City of LA) Blockchain Labs — a collaborative community of universities, government, startups, enterprise, nonprofits, and investors on a mission to educate, elevate and innovate in blockchain technologies. In addition, Heidi is CEO of Proof Of Art – a social publicity network used to promote and pay artists using blockchain; and Cofounder of HomeSidekick – a peer-to-peer mortgage-lending platform using smart contracts. She is also an advisor for numerous startups including Spire (mobile crypto wallets for emerging markets) and DApper Network (developing blockchain technical talent), a guest lecturer at UCLA and USC, and a hand-selected participant for Richard Branson’s Blockchain Summit where 40 global thought leaders were invited to address blockchain’s potential for social impact. Prior to her blockchain activism, Heidi focused on turning around distressed assets, growing small businesses into top-tier national firms, and leading sales teams for companies including Ascension Insurance Services and AIG.

Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Ph.D. – Director of USC Viterbi Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things, Engineering Professor – University of Southern California

Dr. Krishnamachari’s LinkedIn profile shows he is an academic researcher working on the internet of things, blockchain technologies, connected and autonomous vehicles, machine learning, network economics, distributed edge computing, and next-generation wireless networks including robotic wireless networks.
He is co-author of more than 200 technical publications, that have together received more than 20,000 citations and best paper awards including at IPSN and Mobicom.
He is listed in MIT Technology Reviews TR-35 and Popular Science’s Brilliant 10. Advisor and teacher to graduate and undergraduate students in electrical engineering and computer science at USC.

Eric Chung – Founder, DApperNetwork and Cofounder, UCLA Blockchain Lab

DApperNetwork’s mission is to encourage the mainstream adoption of decentralized applications by growing a strong community of early adopters of blockchain technology. That includes the trailblazers (not fazed by bugs in new technology), the sharp folks who cut through the hype to dig deep and identify real use cases, and the entrepreneurs who get off the sidelines and build prototypes. These are the DAppers driving change. DApperNetwork sends a daily email newsletter that distills current developments in the DApp space into content that can be easily understood. They grow the technical talent through monthly Developer Bootcamps. Join the family.

Register: Members $25, Non-members $35. Validated parking $10.

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About AITP-LA:
Association of Information Technology Professionals LA (AITP-LA) meets in West LA with a focus on keeping members abreast of trends and best practices in managing technology, and provides strong networking opportunities.

AITP-LA is about technology – bringing experts in their field to share cutting-edge ideas with members. Helping members connect the dots, take the next steps, grow in their ability to apply technologies to competitive advantage.

AITP-LA is part of a national organization that provides leadership, professional development, certification and personal growth opportunities to IT managers and technologists. The core of the AITP experience is the chapter network, with 400 professional and student chapters throughout the country.

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