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With Liana Guzmn (SVP, Blockchain) & Bruce Weed (Chief Developer Advocate, IBM).
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 06:00 PM    Cost: Absolutely Free
Thought Works, 99 Madison Ave, 15th Fl

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This has been the year of cryptocurrency & decentralized digital contracts. The industry has experienced unprecedented growth, we've seen the emergence of new assets like ICOs, & increased applications of blockchain technology. This week, we're exploring the intersection of blockchain & artificial intelligence with industry leaders from Blockchain & IBM.

**NOTE to register, you must also RSVP on Eventbrite. We will use Eventbrite registrations for check-ins.**


6:00pm - Networking & Pizza
6:30pm - Kickoff & Sponsors (ThoughtWorks & IBM)
6:40pm - Talk #1: Liana Douillet Guzmn
7:10pm - Talk #2: Bruce Weed
7:40pm - Extended Q&A & Open Member Discussion

Talk #1: BitCoin has garnered much of the public attention with initial negative news on contraband & hacking moving on towards lottery ticket style dreams & explosive growth. There's more to blockchain than just BitCoin though. Our digital future can involve all sorts of asset exchanges, asset tracking, contract agreements, & more. Learn about private & public blockchains, ICO's, wallets, & how the AI interconnected future may shape up.

Bio: Liana Douillet Guzmn is a member of the executive leadership team at Blockchain, the leading software platform for digital assets. As SVP. Liana is responsible for all outward facing aspects of the business, including Strategy, Partnerships, Expansion, Talent, Marketing & Communications. She is a noted FinTech leader & featured speaker at events across the world. Before joining the ranks at Blockchain, Liana headed up Branding & Communications at Axiom, a professional services firm, & helped them grow to a $250 million dollar industry leader with 2000 people in 17 offices globally.

Talk #2: What does blockchain development look like & where does it apply? This session on Blockchain will cover some basic fundamentals to make sure everyone is grounded in the same version of the truth. It will then dive into programming assets called Developer Journeys to help you get started with your coding projects. Lastly. the session will touch upon some real world use cases in different industries to give you ideas on how the technology can be implemented. You will leave with a better understanding of Blockchain & some assets you can leverage to start coding today!

Bio: Bruce Weed is the New York City Leader/Chief Developer Advocate for IBM's Digital Business Group. Mr. Weed is a thought leader around AI/Watson, IoT, Blockchain, Cloud & Big Data with industry knowledge in the following: Retail, Finance, Healthcare, & Automotive. He runs LinkedIn groups with over 55K+ members on IBM Watson & IoT, IBM Big Data andAnalytics, & Blockchain for Business; these groups look at both use cases & technology trends.

**This event was put on by the Bots & AI Meetup Group. We are one of the largest & highest rated meetups in NYC focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning & bots. Join us on our Meetup group to be notified of future events at
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