Are Banks, Asset Management and Financial Institutions Ready for Blockchain?
Date: 29 June, Wednesday, 14:00 hrs – 15:00 hrs, BST
Abstract: The bitcoin’s underlying technology, Blockchain, is driving a major revolution that is creating a new technology trust protocol, to quote Don and Alex Tapscott. The revolution will firstly affect (or is already affecting) Banks, Asset Management and Financial Institutions.
While many people and enterprises have not yet heard of Blockchain, it is already ‘changing everything’ for banks and financial organisations. It is claimed that that bitcoin was the “opening act” in something bigger – the blockchain revolution that is now taking the centre stage, with the potential to disrupt industries from finance to real estate. Dinis Guarda, who blogs widely on the topic, discusses some of the potential applications and solutions offered by Blockchain.
Dinis Guarda, Intelligenthq.com/ Blockchain Age
Dinis Guarda is Founder and CEO of ZTUDIUM, he also created and manages intelligenthq.com, openbusinesscouncil.org, tradersdna.com and hedgethink.com.
He is a guest lecturer at Copenhagen Business School, Group INSEEC – Monaco University, where he leads the digital masters course in London, and an active speaker and author in conferences and other educational events and workshops. With a Masters degree in New Media, Dinis was recently described as the 8th most influential person in Top 100 Fintech Insiders.
He writes regularly in industry websites such as fool.com, cityam.com about the future of business, trading, investing and how disruptive innovation, big data, social media and technology are disrupting and opening new opportunities for the education, business and financial – fintech world. He was the founder of tradingfloor.com (for Saxo Bank), socialmediacouncil.org and the book and digital platform BlockchainAge. Dinis Guarda’s background experience is in international management, marketing / communications, web, publishing and content working in initiatives with UN, governments, financial companies, and banks. He has been working with Reuters, MasterCard, P&G, Philips, Bloomberg, Vodafone and Nike amongst others.