Portland I Blockchain - Another Disruptor Emerges
Directors are increasingly challenged by rapidly changing technologies affecting the businesses they oversee. Developments such as blockchain have the potential to streamline and accelerate business processes, increase cybersecurity and reduce or eliminate the roles of trusted intermediaries (or centralized authorities) in industry after industry. Blockchain is also expected to interact in unpredictable ways with other rapidly developing technologies such as the Internet of Things and asset-sharing digital market places in the sharing economy. Understanding the risks and opportunities of blockchain, its fundamental nature, and the tax, legal and policy implications it will raise in the next three-to-five years is critical for directors.
Location and Time
Ruth's Chris Steak House
850 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
4:00 - 4:30 pm: Registration and Networking
4:30 - 6:30 pm: Program
Paul BrodyWe are privileged to have Paul Brody, Principal, and Americas Strategy Leader, Technology Sector, at EY in San Francisco, speak with us about blockchain and related new technologies. Paul leads EY's advisory work around technology, strategy and innovation. He is responsible for shaping the Firm's own vision as well as advising clients on blockchain, the Internet of Things, mobile devices and process transformation. He joined EY from IBM where he led the effort to create a new architecture for connecting devices in the Internet of Things. Paul previously co-founded an on-line movie and content company and worked at McKinsey & Co.