Blockchain Forum - Jan 24

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Name: Blockchain Forum - Jan 24
Date: January 24, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

How is university blockchain research helping industry advance?

Seats are limited.  Register early!

Speaker:    Duane Dimos, PhD, vice president of research,  UT Arlington

Panelists:   Kirk Ballou, Founder, 
                   Ram Dantu, PhD, director, center for information and cyber security, UNT
                    Murat Kantarcioglou, PhD, director, data security and privacy lab,  UT Dallas     
                     Venkatesh (Ven) Kumar, CTO, PepsiCo account, IBM 
                     Scott Mairs, partner, Empulse Technology Group
                     Ravi Prakash, PhD, professor, computer science, UT Dallas
Moderator:    Cijoy Olickal, CEO, Plymouth.AI

As blockchain continues to develop and show promise to provide solutions and efficiencies in many areas of business practice, there are still challenges that must be overcome for industry-wide adoptions. These challenges are being addressed by blockchain-focused platform providers and developers across the industry and university landscape.  Ultimately, practice models will be developed and tested that will lead to trusted industry-unique adoptions.

This forum will:
  • show you examples of university blockchain research
  • help you understand how to engage with universities to remove roadblocks to implementation 
  • provide a forum for your input to the challenges that you would like to see adressed, and
  • share what universities are doing to prepare your blockchain workforce.


Duane Dimos, PhD   

Ram Dantu, PhD


 ​M. Kantarciaglou, PhD

Ravi Prakash      

Venkatesh Kumar

Scott Mairs

Cijoy Olickal


The Program will assume the audience has basic to medium understanding of DLT concepts. 
Still have questions about blockchain?  Checkout this quick visual guide by Thomson Reuters.

Payment is necessary at the time of reservations. Due to catering requirements we must charge for reservations not canceled three days prior to the event.  Unclaimed reservations during the event will be relinquished at noon. Walk-in customers will be seated based on space availability.



Legacy North

7300 Lone Star Drive, Suite C200
Plano, TX 75024

Date/Time Information:
check in: 11:30 am
program: 12 - 1 pm

lunch included
Contact Information:
Shannon Skripka
Before Tuesday, Jan 22 
Tech Titans members $10  |  non-members $20

After Tuesday, Jan 22, and at the door:​
Tech Titans members $15  |  non-members $25 

​ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, Jan 23 at noon.
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