Are you prepared for a future with blockchain? Blockchain has shifted from hype to reality across many industries. Viewed as both an opportunity and a threat, blockchain technology enables you to reimagine business networks and the fundamental ways they exchange value and information.

Blockchain allows business networks to create shared ledgers which are distributed and replicated to provide a single view of the truth by delivering transparency, provenance and immutability in the ownership and transfer of business assets. All industries can benefit from this technology, whether dealing in tangible assets in manufacturing and distribution sectors, through to intangible assets such as finance and intellectual property.

Join us for an exciting 2.5 day deep dive to get up to speed on blockchain and how it is transforming your industry. Learn about real use cases covering financial transactions, identity management and supply-chain efficiency direct from companies like yourselves and experts in the field. Share your challenges and ideas with your peers and IBM experts. You’ll leave this event inspired and, best of all, you'll have a clear roadmap on how to get started with blockchain.

What will be covered?

The IBM Client Center Montpellier created the Blockchain Competency Center in September 2016 to support development and implementation of Blockchain application prototypes on IBM Cloud and IBM Systems.

Through demonstrations and use case examples, the following will be addressed:

At the end of this event, you will have a better understanding of blockchain concepts, how to start a blockchain project and how to integrate a blockchain application within an existing IT environment.

Who should attend:

This event has been developed to bring together both non-technical industry leaders with their IT teams to examine the potential of blockchain together. These teams should be responsible for creating new business models for their organization, reducing costs, improving efficiency, reducing risks, and ensuring security of vital business processes/operations.

Day 1 and Day 2, until midday, are suitable for both technical and non-technical audiences getting to grips with the concepts. Labs will begin on Day 2 after lunch, including high level technical presentations. Day 3 will consist of Hands-on Labs. Non-technical Industry leaders are welcome to stay for the full event, but may choose to leave after lunch on Day 2.

Reasons to Attend:

Learn. Quickly get up to speed on Blockchain use cases and technologies.
Accelerate. Hear real world stories to understand how others have started to transform using Blockchain, and start to define your next steps.
Network. Meet and network with peers, influencers, and IBM subject matter experts.
Experience. Get hands on with building key blockchain components.

Travel and Accommodation:

This event is open to clients and IBM business partners; the event is free of charge for clients, business partners are required to register using PGI or Server competency vouchers.
IBM will cover the costs of transport to and from recommended hotel and IBM Montpellier, and all food and beverages whilst at the center, including a networking dinner.
IBM has block booked a number of rooms in this hotel for your use. Please contact them directly to reserve your room and mention the IBM Blockchain event. Delegates are responsible for all hotel charges.

Crowne Plaza Montpellier - Corum Address: 190 Rue d’ Argencourt , Montpellier, 34000, France

Participants are asked to cover their own travel expenses from home to Montpellier and all lodging costs, including taxis to and from the airport or train stations.

The Montpellier logistic team pssc@fr.ibm.com +33 (0)4 99 58 00 25 can assist you with hotel or travel logistics concerns.

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