Virtual State-Wide Event --> Blockchain Panel, The Past, Present, and Future of this Revolutionary Technology!

  • Friday, April 24, 2020
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Zoom teleconference meeting


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We're looking forward to seeing you at our April 2020, Zoom teleconference WIT@Work event -- Blockchain Panel: The Past, Present, and Future of this Revolutionary Technology.

  • Meeting and Panel Discussion: 7:30 - 9 am
  • No registration fee! We want to see everyone join in the learning!

Event Information:

Blockchain is widely considered to be a once in a generation revolutionary technology. It is poised to fundamentally change the way we use the internet. Most people know it in its original form of a crypto-currency called Bitcoin, but it has since evolved into so much more.

This widely applicable technology is set to massively impact our financial systems, our approach to personal digital identities, our governments and much more.

This panel discussion will bring together some of the state's most important figures in the blockchain community to talk about the past, present and future of the space.

About the Panelists:

Dave Hughes: Dave is a 25-year veteran of the CPG industry who leads IT & Digital for Kimberly-Clark's Walmart business. He is a transformational leader with a track record of identifying and delivering disruptive business capabilities (e.g., Big Data Insights & Visualization, Digital Commerce, Prescriptive Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Distributed Ledger Technology, etc.) that create a competitive edge. Dave is passionate about cognitive analytics, blockchain use cases, and frictionless digital workplaces and sees a bright future for organizations that embrace these concepts.

Mark Lucente: Mark is a Managing Partner at Zilker Technology who refuses to stop getting his hands dirty with customer engagements and new technologies. Mark specializes in new consulting practice areas for Zilker Technology using technologies such as Blockchain, Machine Learning, and Microservices. For the past 1.5 years Mark has been engaged with a large, "founder level" Blockchain client where his team is building a distributed ledger system for a consortium of Healthcare and Pharmacy companies.

Marcie Bomberg: Marcie Bomberg is moderating the blockchain panel. Marcie is a Senior Manager at Wipfli in Milwaukee. She is a Chair on the Marquette University Blockchain Lab. She brings over 25 years of experience in executive leadership roles in both

financial institutions and private enterprise to her engagements. She has developed a

high level of proficiency, leading a myriad of complex enterprise-wide endeavors such as

mergers and acquisitions, strategic analysis and plan implementation, capital planning

and innovative product and service development. Marcie is highly sought after for her

wide range of experience with advising traditional regulated financial institutions, bank

holding companies, community development organizations and financial technology

(fintech) companies.

Girish M. Ramachandra: Girish leads national Technology Industry practice and leads the blockchain initiate for at Wipfli, Milwaukee. Over the past 21 years, he has been an entrepreneur himself and has worked with a number of technology companies helping them to scale up to the next level. Prior to joining Wipfli, he built Iteamic, a technology consulting firm, as one of the co-founders, which was acquired by CIBER in 2009. During this time, Girish focused on helping clients in the banking, financial services, securities and insurance (BFSI) domain, transform their business through digital transformation. As a technology industry leader at Wipfli, he leverages his vast experience and knowledge of how technology plays a transformational role in optimizing operational efficiencies as well as maximizing growth potential, to help start-ups and/or scale-ups, and investors to collaborate and establish sound business models.

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