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Thursday, November 8 • 9:30am - 10:15am
Blockchain: The Big Picture for Publishing!

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Blockchain is a revolutionary technology that has the potential to completely change many industries, including publishing. This session will provide a look into “What is blockchain technology and how could it fundamentally change the publishing industry?”

Dr. van Rossum will provide an overview on the core elements of blockchain technology and why those make it a fit for the publishing industry. He will then look in more detail at blockchain technology and how it could disrupt key facets of the ecosystem from originating, managing and disseminating content, to supporting alternative business/economic models and currencies. Dr. van Rossum will not only look at what is possible but will examine examples of where organizations are already starting to apply blockchain technology.

After presenting this overview, Dr. van Rossum will open the conversation to the floor and drive a lively Q&A session around all aspects of blockchain in publishing.

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Anthony Watkinson

Principal Consultant, CIBER Research

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Joris van Rossum

Blockchain Lead, Digital Science
I've been working in scholarly communication for over 20 years, mostly in product development and innovation roles. At Digital Science, I'm researching and working on implementing blockchain in scholarly communication.

Thursday November 8, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am EST
Grand Ballroom 3, Gaillard Center