Title: The Next Radical Internet Transformation: How Blockchain Technology is Transforming Business, Governments, Computing, and Security Models
Speaker: Mark Mueller-Eberstein
What Attendees Will Learn:
Why is the combination of peer-to-peer networking and cryptography so powerful?
Is Bitcoin different from blockchain technology?
What are smart contracts?
A model to discuss security of blockchain usage
What are the plans of companies from the financial sector to Disney with distributed ledgers and blockchain technology?
How do governments think and engage with blockchain technology and crypto currencies?
Why China has such a special role and interest in the blockchain technology
CEO & Founder at Adgetec Corporation, Professor at Rutgers University, Senior Research Fellow at QIIR
Mark Mueller-Eberstein is one of the world’s leading experts on how businesses can leverage key technology trends, transform organizations and to drive a competitive advantage. He is an internationally renowned business leader, entrepreneur, investor, consultant, best-selling author, and teaches at Rutgers University’s Business School. He leads “The Innovation Economy Research Institute”, works with the Shenzhen (China) based Qianhai Institute for Innovation Research (QIIR), APEC and delivers guest lectures.
Mark founded and is leading the Adgetec Corporation’s consulting business since 2010.
Discovering, understanding, and explaining future trends of technology and communication technologies and what they mean for business, are the key focus areas of Mark and Adgetec. Mark predicted social media, communication technologies, and cloud computing as a key ICT capability enabler for businesses and resulting transformation for the IT industry and professions. Mark is now also actively invested into organizations focusing on the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain technology and crowdfunding. Current research leads into innovation acceleration through removing inefficiencies (e.g., around financial transactions).
Having worked in technology leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies, including Hewlett Packard and Microsoft, Mark has more than 25 years of experience in the information and communication technology industry. He has worked with companies and governments around the world to choose, adopt, roll out, and measure the impact of new technologies to increase productivity, accelerate collaboration, and improve people’s lives.
CEO, PrivacyShell and Chair of the ACM PB Conference Committee
Toufi’s background is mainly in Machine Learning, Decentralized Governance, Distributed Computing, and Cryptography. He has authored and co-authored several algorithms, protocols, and patents. Toufi’s companies have had several exits for software that he built from ground up. He sits on multiple Silicon Valley startup boards, is the founder of the TodaQ foundation, and Chair of the ACM Practitioner Board Conference Committee. Currently, Toufi runs a startup factory and InfoSec advisory with Todd Gebhart (ex- Co-President of McAfee & Vice-Chairman of Intel Security) and Dann Toliver (ex-NASA scientist and cryptographer). The firm is called PrivacyShell Corp with offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Toronto. PrivacyShell’s portfolio founders have an aggregate of over $27B in exits. PrivacyShell academic partners are growing, currently from Cornell, Stanford, Maryland, Technion, University of Toronto, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Berkley, and MIT. Toufi’s #1 goal in life is enhancing technology to help achieve global prosperity while building profitable businesses and enablements from within.