An Introduction to Blockchain for the Uninitiated - Part of Blockchain Ireland Week #blockchainireland
If you are a trainee or a newly qualified solicitor you need to be Blockchain aware. Blockchain is your future! We have all heard of Blockchain. We are told it will have a huge influence on our lives and how lawyers carry out their work in the future, but do you really know what it is?
Come and find out more at this free event: hosted by the Education Centre, Law Society of Ireland as part of BLOCKCHAIN IRELAND WEEK a celebration of blockchain community around Ireland 24-31 May #blockchainireland
Where: Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place Dublin
When: 3.30pm to 5.30pm 28 May 2019
Followed by: Drinks Reception
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Chair and Speakers include:
Pearse Ryan, Solicitor, Arthur Cox. Pearse is a consultant in the Technology & Innovation Group and member of the firms cross-departmental FinTech Group and Cyber Security Group. Pearse specialises in the areas of digital transformation/cloud computing, commercialisation of technology innovation/technology related IPR, computer security/fraud, cyber insurance, e-commerce and Fintech. Pearse is a member of the Irish Blockchain Expert Group, as well as the new Lex Mundi Blockchain Group. Pearse is a frequent writer and speaker on FinTech and cyber security topics.
Cillian Leonowicz, Director, Consulting, Head of Business Development and Co-Lead of the EMEA Blockchain Lab
Cillian is a Director in Deloitte’s Consulting Practice and Co-Leads the firms EMEA Blockchain Lab. His experience at Deloitte includes the development of the Irish Funds Regulatory Reporting Blockchain, a Blockchain for funds distribution and leading the solution design for the world’s first live Blockchain production project for asset certification. Cillian holds a BCL from UCC and an MBS in Management Consulting from the Smurfit School at UCD.
Niall Dennehy, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of AID:Tech. AID:Tech’s mission is to bring transparency and efficiency to the distribution of funds and resources by Governments, Banks and NGOs. AID:Tech combines decentralised digital identity and blockchain technology to accomplish this. AID:Tech were the first company in the world to deliver humanitarian aid using blockchain technology in a completely transparent manner.
Stephen Moran, Head of Research & Development, Bank of Ireland
Stephen leads Bank of Ireland's research programme for emerging technologies. With over 20 years’ experience as engineer, researcher, and technology analyst, he is particularly focused on the potential of blockchain/DLT to radically alter international trade; improving the customer experience, increasing organisational efficiency, and reducing costs. Stephen currently serves on the European Banking Federation (EBF) and Euro Banking Association (EBA) blockchain taskforces.
Sam Hare, Solicitor, Arthur Cox. Sam is an associate in the Arthur Cox Corporate Insurance department and a member of the Blockchain Ireland Legal Working Group. He holds an undergraduate degree in Law and Mathematics from Maynooth University and an MSc in Law and Finance from Oxford University. He has completed levels I and II of the Chartered Financial Analyst exams.
Max Reigel, Trainee Solicitor, Arthur Cox. Prior to joining the firm in 2017 Max worked for cyber security company Palo Alto Networks at the Amsterdam EMEA headquarters. Max hold an LL.B in Law and German (2014) from Trinity Colege, Dublin and an MSc in Business and Management (2015) from the same university.