Blockchain Conference: Decentralising Data

Venue: Adelphi House

With potential applications ranging from fraud prevention to processing passport applications, some experts believe blockchain could be a disruptive technology to rival the internet and the printing press. Through the use of distributed digital legers, blockchain would allow the public sector to greatly improve the way it protects and shares sensitive data.  The 2016 Government report “Beyond Blockchain” states that the UK’s digital infrastructure and strong research community means the country is in a “unique position to explore” blockchain and “maximise the benefits to our public services and our economy”. By embracing blockchain and becoming early adopters, organisations could drive efficiencies, reduce waste and improve transparency.  

Register today for the Blockchain Conference 2017 where leading experts will explain how technology based on distributed ledgers will shape the future of services. Anticipate the benefits and limitations of adopting blockchain, understand how public sector leaders can facilitate early adoption and see how this new technology could revolutionise everything from voting to taxation.

The event will explore:

  • Blockchain technology integration
  • Areas where Blockchain could be applied to improve trust and process
  • Data integrity in Blockchain
  • Challenges of scaling and power usage required to run a distributed ledger
  • Legislative and regulatory hurdles
  • How will regulation address taxation, money laundering, security and other issues Blockchain may present?
  • Smart contracts and the challenges they create for contract law
  • Blockchain in the healthcare system
  • Moving patient data within the Blockchain
  • Data sharing in healthcare – patient privacy and security
  • Increased trial visibility; automated patient consent and patient privacy

Complimentary delegate places are available for University staff. Please contact One CPD Salford Professional Development by email to register your interest.