Breakfast menu includes tips on blockchain and business technology

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Everyone’s heard of blockchain as the next thing in business tech, but what impact will it really have on your business? And, how can you be sure that new technology is more than a fad, but something that will deliver bottom-line results?

The answers to these questions will be served up hot at the September SEEC Alumni breakfast event with guest speaker Henry Kim, professor of operations management and information systems at the Schulich School of Business and co-director of the BlockchainLab.

The morning’s program aims to show – in non-technical language – how understanding and embracing the implications of new technology can guide your organization to new opportunities to succeed and grow. It will also give you valuable information on strategic planning tools that will help you align new technology with business objectives.

The message Kim will deliver is not about future trends. Today’s technology is a fundamental enabler of corporate ROI, competitive business imperatives and employee productivity. It’s about innovations such as the Blockchain, Internet of Things, and Big Data and Data Analytics, that are impacting organizations now. “These technologies are ‘ready for prime time’,” said Kim. “The most compelling story to me is how organizations will realize value from deploying these technologies, not how the technologies work. And that’s the story that I want to share.”

This SEEC Alumni event is open to all and begins Sept. 11, at 7:30 with a complimentary breakfast and networking. Register today!

About the speaker

Henry Kim is professor of operations management and information systems at the Schulich School of Business and co-director of the BlockchainLab. The lab is engaged in projects with the Canadian Government, the United Nations, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Don Tapscott’s Blockchain Research Institute and various start-ups and companies. Kim has written about, or advised on, blockchain applications in supply chain, minerals mining, agriculture and insurance. Moreover, for 25 years, his primary research has been in enterprise modelling using AI-based ontologies.

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