Day & Time: Monday November 13th, 2017
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Speaker: Omid Sadeghi
Director of BlockchainHub at York University
Location: Room: ENG 288, George Vari Centre for Computing and Engineering
245 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
Organizer: WIE IEEE Toronto, Instrumentation-Measurement/Robotics-Automation, Magnetics, and Computer Science Department of Ryerson University.
Abstract: Blockchain protocol and technology are said by many to be among the greatest accomplishments of human intellect since the Internet. Blockchain is the software technology underlying what is commonly known as Bitcoin, however, the technology is not exclusive to Bitcoin. Swarms of innovators are working feverishly to design and deploy new business platforms that incorporate blockchain technology.
In this session, we learn about the concepts of cryptocurrency and blockchain, what are the potential for this technology and when a blockchain solution would be applicable to an enterprise.
Biography: Omid Sadeghi is a serial entrepreneur and technology advisor with domain expertise in commercialization and developing customer-centric products. Omid holds an undergraduate degree in Design Engineering and an MBA degree from Schulich School of business (Winner of more than $40,000 student awards).
He is the director of BlockchainHub at York University to connect Research, education, and commercialization in Blockchain space. BlockchainHub currently run numerous educational programs and run various projects including setting up a state of the art Blockchain-based certification system for York University.
Omid is active in building and supporting technology and engineering communities, especially in Toronto. He is on the advisory board of different blockchain initiatives and a board member of Professional Engineers of Ontario-ETC.