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Fort McMurray, AB T9H 5C5

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Explore what is blockchain, find out how it will disrupt your industry, and learn how to prepare for a new blockchain dominated future.

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What will you learn from this session?

  • What is Blockchain? - Learn the fundamental concepts and building blocks of Blockchain Technology.
  • What is possible? - Find out how will blockchain disrupts every industry, not just the financial markets?
  • How to win? - Discover how to stop playing catch up and future-proof your career, your business and yourself

What's in this session?

  • A historical context on the rise of the internet of trust
  • Why do we really need blockchain?
  • What are the core building blocks of Blockchain technology
  • What's the true impact of Blockchain on business and life (with real-life use cases)?
  • How do you win in a blockchain dominated future?
  • Ask me anything session
  • Final remarks

Who should attend this session?

  • Entry-level professionals and students - Looking for a career path in blockchain, and to start building the skills needed to get hired by top businesses.
  • Mid-level professionals - Looking to prepare for your next career move and learn how blockchain technology will impact your work and future.
  • Business owners and entrepreneurs - Looking to learn how blockchain changes everything in business and understand how to use this sweeping innovation to the benefit of your organization.
  • Tech professionals (engineers, data scientists, marketers etc.) - Looking to start on the right foot and gain the confidence you need to join the industry and explore a blockchain career.

About the Guest Facilitator: Hussein Hallak:

  • Serial entrepreneur, marketer, mentor, educator, and community organizer, with 25 years business experience, and over 15 years experience in corporate education.
  • Co-founder & CEO of Next Decentrum, an education technology startup exploring how education is designed, structured, and delivered with a focus on emerging technologies | Raised seed funding from Victory Square Technologies.
  • Evangelist at Launch Academy, one of North America’s leading tech incubators with over 700 tech startups incubated and $200 Million raised.
  • Strategic advisor for several successfully funded tech and blockchain startups including Fintrux, Interfinex, Majik Bus, Traction Health, and Peace Geeks.
  • Built his first tech startup in 2002 (acquired in 3 months), and built the world's first and largest marketplace for Middle Eastern art in 2006 (acquired).
  • Featured in Forbes, BBC, BetaKit, Entrepreneur, DailyHive, and Notable.
  • Holds a BSc in Electronics Engineering, has completed the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme, and currently doing his MSc Digital Currency at The University of Nicosia.

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