[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Showcasing the practical applications of Blockchain technology and transforming Business, Government and Society.
Blockworks will be New Zealand’s premier blockchain event covering a wide range of topics – From Supply-Chain to Smart Cities, Digital Identity, Finance, Transport and Services.
Blockworks will be New Zealand’s premier Blockchain event; including a hackfest on October 6 and 7, workshops on Thursday 11 and a full-day conference on Friday 12. The event aims to give people a practical insight on the potential for Blockchain to benefit Kiwis, bring prosperity, and support the New Zealand.economy.
Savannah Peterson, Blockworks MC and workshop host says, “Blockchain technology is fundamentally about increasing speed while decreasing fraud. New Zealand, a tight-knit nation with an incredible sense of community and trust, already has the cultural foundation to be a hotbed for Blockchain.
Small nations similar in size are already seeing success in the space. I look forward to learning more about the Kiwi projects in the space and empowering businesses here to achieve the global visibility they deserve on the Blockworks stage.”
Headline speakers include international Smart Cities expert Prof. Boyd Cohen, an urban strategist focused on smart cities and the Internet of Mobility who will present on creating innovative and entrepreneurial urban environments, of great relevance to New Zealand’s rapidly evolving cities; and Associate Prof. Alex Sims from the University of Auckland Business School, will focus on the practical applications of Blockchain to transform business and society.
Aaron McDonald, CEO of Centrality.ai and winner of the Technology and Emerging Industries Category at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, 2018, will provide insight on New Zealand’s economic potential as we take back ownership and control of information.
Blockworks conference partners include: Microsoft, Centrality.ai, IBM, Cryptopia, the Blockchain Association of New Zealand, NZTE and ATEED. The full-day conference will be at the 680-seat ASB Waterfront Theatre in Wynyard Quarter, Auckland.
Blockchain’s attraction as a technology is its ability to deliver trust and security, because each block in a Blockchain is a digital, tamper-proof record of information. It’s built using cryptography, a way of storing and transmitting data so it can only be read and processed by the recipient, making it very effective in managing identity, financial information, social and medical records, transport and supply chain, and much more.
Centrality.ai GM Strategic Partnerships Andy Higgs says it’s a critical time to capture the potential and value of Blockchain.
“This emerging industry has grown exponentially, thanks to interest from both private and public sectors. We see the importance of momentum and maximising opportunities enabled by Blockchain, for the broader tech ecosystem.
“Blockworks, from Centrality’s point of view, is a timely opportunity to showcase the exciting business and GovTech applications of Blockchain for New Zealand Inc.”
“Blockworks will be an event where people will learn the benefits of blockchain technology for themselves, organisations, Government, communities and the country as a whole—it will be really hands on—anyone with an eye on the future needs to come and be part of it.”
Tickets for Blockworks are available at blockworks.co.nz[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]