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Join us for a two-day workshop exploring blockchain in business.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 6 and 8
University of Lethbridge Penny Building
324 5 St. South, Lethbridge, Alta.
This comprehensive two-day workshop will cover concepts from business management and blockchain to cryptocurrencies and smart contracts with a focus on energy, agriculture and manufacturing. Disruptive trends such as artificial intelligence, cloud-computing and the internet of things will provide clarity for business leaders with a future focus.
Sessions will be led by TerraHub founder, Dan Giurescu. Dan created TerraHub after he attempted to build a blockchain product and found it difficult to find realistic and knowledgeable sources. Dan saw the need for a company to help cut through the myths and provide real-world advice and guidance. TerraHub now offers workshops and guidance around blockchain to companies across North America.
Industrial Blockchain Foundations and Business Management
● Blockchain history: how did we get here?
● Business management and blockchain - how to deal with the sudden change, what to
expect in the next 10 years?
● Industrial blockchain overview: contract management, supplier management, order
delivery, and invoicing
● Internet of Agreements (IoA) - legal considerations for smart contracts
● Business opportunities for smart contracts: internal and external to an organization
● Impacts of smart contracts on Legal, Regulatory and M&A activity
● Cryptocurrency overview and smart contracts - how mining, cryptocurrencies and smart
contracts work together
● Security vs Utility vs Stable tokens
● Financial feasibility and risk profile of cryptocurrencies
With the energy and agriculture industry fast-growing adoption of Internet-enabled products, the business-to-business market for "Internet of Things" (IoT) communicating using blockchain technologies allows for IoT data to be shared and sold without the need for 3rd party consolidators.
● Industrial Blockchain and Internet of Things coming together to digitize the oilfield
● Blockchain technology vs. Distributed Ledger Technology vs Tangle technology
● Both use distributed ledgers, both are tamper proof, how are they different and when
should you deploy either?
● The opportunities and the risk associated with automating the oilfield and agriculture
● What makes a good investment? What type of ROI should be considered?
● Internet of Things and industry applications of blockchain
● Sharing IoT data with your peers, buying and selling IoT data, like location-specific
environmental data, without a 3rd party intermediaries
Day 1 recap
● Use cases of blockchain products in Energy and Agriculture: royalty payments,
regulatory compliance, 3rd party vendor engagement (oilfield services), buying/selling of
energy products, tracking and traceability of products, farm to plate.
A wave of digital transformation is changing how we will work in the future: from Cloud Computing, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, to Blockchain – how are these technologies changing the companies you advise? A look at blockchain impacts to global sourcing.
Recap of day one, and questions
● Smart contracts and Internet of Agreements
● Cryptocurrency: security vs utility vs stable tokens
● Industrial Blockchain
● Disruptive technology trends beyond blockchain: Cloud Computing, IoT, Artificial
Intelligence, to Blockchain – how are these technologies changing the companies you
advise? How is human performance affected by these changes? What to look for, in
● Decision making: blockchain brings transparency and makes an overwhelming amount
of information available. How will a team of executives know what is relevant for critical
Start a Project - live workshop
Teams of 4 people. Each team gets three blockchain opportunities to evaluate. Which is the
best technology investment?
● Each team choose one of the blockchain opportunities using learnings from both days:
risk profile, strategic fit, human impacts, financial feasibility
● Each team will present their selection to the group and justify their choice
Transforming Supply Chain … one of the first industries to see the largest impact from blockchain
● Global supply chain: a brief history of the last 100 years
● Fixing the gap between AP and AR, getting a handle of working capital
● How is blockchain changing: Procurement, Transportation and Logistics, Warehousing,
and Invoice Settlement
● Introducing “Liquidity” in supply chain and helping those on the edge
● Industry use cases in transportation, wholesale and retail.
Day 2 Recap
● Digital transformation and impacts on human performance.
● Using blockchain for better decision making
● Transformations in supply chain and the future of business: a liquid supply chain
● You have now started your own blockchain project, what is next?
Registration: $795, includes lunch and refreshements both days.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.