1:40pm - 2:00pm

Jason Rupe- IEEE Blockchain Initiative

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) decided as of January 1, 2018, to start an initiative around blockchain technology. These IEEE initiatives focus on advancing technology for humanity, and are founded on the belief that the IEEE can help foster and lead developing technologies to improve them, and help strengthen their applications. The IEEE believes that blockchain will be a very important technology to advance its mission, so has created an initiative focused on developing blockchain technologies through six pillars: education, publication, community development, special projects, conferences and events, and standards. In this talk, I will discuss each of these efforts, with the activities we have identified to work on in each. I expect attendees will away with knowledge to help them understand a few things including what is the IEEE doing that might influence what they are doing, how can they gain advantage from these opportunities, and how can they further the efforts that they wish to.

Jason Rupe / Vice Chair, IEEE Blockchain Colorado