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3rd Monday Event

BlockChain Today! by Matt Lucas, Global Blockchain engagement, IBM

Date: Monday, 16th September 2019
Time: 19:00 (tea & coffee available from 18:30)
Location: Novotel, Bostock Lane, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 4EP (map)
Price: Free! (non-members welcome)
Status: Went Ahead


Blockchain is a shared, replicated ledger that underpins technology such as Bitcoin. Blockchain's reach is wider than cryptocurrency however, as it sets out to provide the foundation for a new generation of transactional applications that establish trust and transparency, while streamlining business processes.

Are you curious about Blockchain and what it can do?

This session gives an overview of Blockchain for business applications, why it is so important, where it is being used and how IT professionals can get started and grow their blockchain skills.

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About the Presenter

Matt Lucas (@mqmatt, is a technologist with over 20 years of industry experience, currently working at IBM in the global blockchain team.

He is an advisor for the British Blockchain Association, an associate tutor at the University of Oxford and considered a world-wide expert on distributed ledger technologies for businesses, advising on blockchain solutions.

He spends a lot of time teaching Blockchain good practices and industry/product trends and directions. His career has spanned most aspects of software engineering, from development and test, through team leadership, software design, architecture, consultancy and software product management.

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