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IPMA PD Event - Topic: Introduction to Blockchain | The Next IT Disruption in State Government

Event Date and Time: 
Mar 27 2018 - 8:00am - 12:00pm


The cost to attend this event is $99 per person.  Payment is due at the time of registration to confirm your registration.  Space is limited to 150 participants. There are no refunds, however substitutions are permitted. Sign-in at the event begins at 7:30 am.  Come early for refreshments and networking opportunities.


Intended Audience:

State & local government communities of interest in IT and business:  IT leaders; executive branch management; chief financial officers and accounting; Human resource managers; agency business leaders; legislative branch; public safety community; judicial community;  commerce staff; OCIO policy; contracts staff; and security staff.

Abstract of Seminar Contents:

Blockchain is touted as the next IT disruption since the Internet and it isn’t just about cryptocurrency. The technology has the potential for a myriad of government business application – everything from financial services, healthcare, mobile payments, public safety, election voting, smart contracts vital records and so on.

This session will provide government business leaders and IT leaders a foundation and common understanding for the potential use of blockchain within the government construct.  Top-level keynotes, interactive discussion, case studies in other states, and a panel will look at various industries and government challenges and opportunities that blockchain will present.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will walk away with advice on how to prepare for blockchain as it evolves.  There will be lessons learned, best practices, standards, legislation and regulation all in time.

1. Blockchain beyond cryptocurrency
2. Business applications (healthcare, energy, vital statistics, financial transactions, contract, etc.)
3. Levels of security and privacy
4. Public vs. private blockchains
5. Government Applications | Case studies from other states
6. Which industries use blockchain
7. Government Workforce  Preparation
8. The future of blockchain
9. Matching technology & policy

Speaker Biography's:

Speaker bios can be found under attachments.

Blockchain Event Agenda

Registration Check-In and Refreshments

7:30 - 8:20

Welcome | Connie Michener OCIO

  • Facilities
  • IPMA Upcoming events
  • Speaker Introductions

8:20 - 8:30

Representative Hudgins Introductory Remarks

8:30 - 8:40

Framework for Blockchain | Gartner - Rick Holgate

  • The Mystique of Blockchain in Government
  • Five Questions You Should Ask
  • The Structure of Blockchain

8:40 - 9:40


9:40 - 9:55

Integrating Governments |     IBM - Marquis Cabrera

  • Potential Use Cases for Government
  • Citizen Trust | Business Trust
  • Healthcare | Financial | Public Safety

9:55 - 10:55

The Next Government Revolution| Deloitte - John O'Leary & Wendy Henry & Prakash Santhana

  • Enterprise Relevance?
  • Is Blockchain on Your Agenda?
  • Considerations for Data Security & Privacy
  • Workforce Development

10:55 - 11:55

Closing Remarks

11:50 - 12:00




Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin's University
United States
Blockchain Speaker Bios.docx379.81 KB
22671 Deloitte IPMA Conference - Final v2.pdf1.73 MB
IBM - IPMA - Washington Blockchain Presentation.pdf3.79 MB
Gartner Blockchain for Government Mar 2018.pdf2.32 MB