Pistoia Alliance Debates. Webinar – So that’s what a blockchain is! An in-depth introduction

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Date(s) - 18 Sep 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


As a follow-on to last year’s blockchain overview webinar, and as a run-up to the Pistoia Alliance Blockchain Bootcamp in October, we are please to bring you an in-depth introduction to blockchain technology.

Wolfgang Prinz and Wolfgang Gräther (Fraunhofer FIT)

What you will get out of the session:
Attendees will gain an understanding of the underlying technology, the current uses of blockchain in other industries, and when blockchain is appropriate for various use-cases, followed by a demo.

Who should attend:
Anyone in Life Sciences IT or R&D who is responsible for evaluating application of new technologies to their domain or is curious about how blockchain could be applied.

Anyone planning on joining the Pistoia Alliance 2-day Blockchain Bootcamp (October 8-9 – Boston) is strongly urged to attend this webinar as a useful prerequisite.


Speaker Bios

Prof. Wolfgang Prinz, PhD studied informatics at the University of Bonn and received his PhD in computer science from the University of Nottingham. He is vice chair of Fraunhofer FIT in Bonn, division manager of the collaboration systems research department in FIT, and Professor for cooperation systems at RWTH Aachen. His research department at FIT is addressing the challenges and potentials of digitization offered by new cooperation platforms in combination with mixed reality and flexible communication infrastructure as well as the investigation of application areas such as mobility and digital energy. In the context of the Fraunhofer FIT Blockchain Lab, Wolfgang Prinz investigates the technical foundations as well as the development and analysis of blockchain based applications.  https://www.fit.fraunhofer.de/en/wolfgang-prinz.html

Wolfgang Gräther is a senior researcher at Fraunhofer FIT, the Institute for Applied Information Technology of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. He has worked in several national and EU research projects as well as industrial contract research. Currently he is a project manager of the Blockchain for Education project. His expertise spans cooperation systems, social media, design thinking and blockchain technology.

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