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Blockchain: The Next Wave of the Internet…?

February 15, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Free – $75.00

Bitcoin, introduced in 2008, promised to transform the way payments are conducted through a new digital crypto-currency or alternative to conventional systems. Today, Bitcoin continues to garner attention despite market price fluctuations challenging its stability and market uncertainty shaking the viability of Bitcoin’s long-term adoption. The technology underpinning Bitcoin is Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).  Hailed by some as the next transformative change to the Internet providing infrastructure to enable the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, Robots / Drones / Chatbots, Social, Mobility, Big Data / Machine Learning / Predictive Modelling, Virtual Reality and more. The hype surrounding Blockchain / DLT has resulted in an industry wide effort and investment to determine how best to utilize this technology. At its heart, is a call to the financial services industry challenging centralized / trusted ‘bank’ models especially within payments, in favour of a decentralized models. Blockchain / DLT solutions vary and will evolve as the industry rethinks the status quo. This is an invitation to learn more about this transformative technology and understand how it is impacting the financial services industry.

Jason Dodkin, Director of Emerging Technology Strategy, RBC Solution Acceleration & Innovation Team

Jason Dodkin, Director of Emerging Technology Strategy, RBC Solution Acceleration & Innovation Team

Jason Dodkin is the Director of Emerging Technology Strategy with RBC’s Solution Acceleration & Innovation Team.

  • The team is RBC’s source for technology innovation and promotes a start-up culture to drive technology change at the bank and to ensure RBC remains an innovation leader over the long term.
  • Jason completed his Master’s degree in Management from Queen’s University and spent his career focused on driving business strategy enabled through innovative technology to address varying business pain points across Financial, Insurance, Retail and Manufacturing sectors.
  • His current focus is on leveraging Block chain innovation across RBC’s businesses to modernize back-end infrastructure and payment systems to enhance customer / client experiences.

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February 15, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free – $75.00


Fairmont Palliser Hotel
139 9th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2M3 Canada
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