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Monday, September 11 • 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Blockchain Learning Track

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Blockchain Learning Track sponsored by Microsoft

Brief Description: Blockchain offers the opportunity to revolutionize business processes and dramatically increase economic empowerment for everyone. Established business organizations and Start-Ups are focusing more development resources on Blockchain initiatives.  In this Learning Track, we will attempt to provide a "get started" overview of the following:

1-What is Blockchain and why is it potentially so revolutionary?
2-What are companies like Microsoft providing to enable Blockchain Solution development?
3-How can Analytics help focus your Blockchain Initiatives to deliver value?
4-Blockchain Start-Up Inspiration Presentation and Learning Track Wrap-up

  • 1:00 - 1:30: Sprint Blockchain Opportunity and Why You Should Care Overview - presented by Lyle Paczkowski, Senior Technology Strategist at Sprint's Advanced Technology Development Division
  • 1:30 - 2:30: Microsoft Blockchain Strategy & Blockchain as a Service Overview - presented by PJ Johnson, Principal Architect at Microsoft, and Michael Binggeli, Senior Software Engineer at Sogeti
  • 2:30 - 3:00: How Analytics Can Help Focus Your Blockchain Initiatives - presented by Fred Hefer, CEO of Pomerol Partners
  • 3:00-3:30: Blockchain Start-Up Inspiration Presentation & Learning Track Wrap-Up - presented by Nicolas Fierro, CEO of Mimir Blockchain Solutions

Please use entrance on North side of building.

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Mike McRoberts

Founder, MCS, LLC
Mike McRoberts is a KC Angel Investor and Sprint Accelerator Mentor focused on Ag Tech, Business SaaS and Blockchain Business Solutions. Mike believes in helping entrepreneurs and businesses transform and enhance their solutions to deliver more value via the elegant application of... Read More →

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Michael Binggeli

Senior Software Engineer and Consultant, Sogeti
Michael Binggeli is a Sr. Software Engineer & Consultant with Sogeti, an enterprise global consulting company. He is a Intrapreneur, Innovator and Disruptor and has been writing code for a little over 20 years.
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Nicolas Fierro

CEO, Mimir Blockchain Solutions
Nicolas Fierro is a programmer, technologist, and operations developer who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. Nicolas' knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with... Read More →
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Fred Hefer

Co-Founder, Pomerol Partners
Fred is the US and global CEO of Pomerol Partners. This 2013 spin-out from Deutsche Bank (London) is a leading analytics services provider and developer of Blockchain solutions.  During his tenure at DB, he served the Equities Prime Services division in various finance roles... Read More →
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PJ Johnson

Principal Architect, Microsoft
PJ Johnson is a Principal Architect focusing on business and technology strategy.  His areas of concentration include M&A and exit strategies, new value realization, strategic IT management and IT rationalization across many domains such as emerging technologies, security, cloud... Read More →
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Lyle Paczkowski

Senior Technology Strategist, Sprint Advanced Technology Development (Core Technology Office)
Lyle Paczkowski is a Senior Technology Strategist for Sprint’s Advanced Technology Development division.  Mr. Paczkowski is credited for the directing the development of several advanced enterprise wireless voice and media applications and products, including converged and integrated... Read More →

Monday September 11, 2017 1:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Sprint Accelerator