Blockchain technology is a potentially powerful method for maintaining secure distributed ledgers without relying on a trusted third party. While cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have made the headlines and fueled financial speculation, the underlying technology of blockchains shows strong promises for streamlining and securing business processes without providing any direct means of payment. The May 12, 2018 session of the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum will focus on entrepreneurial opportunities related to those blockchain technologies – ones that do not market or depend on cryptocurrencies.
What are the potentials?
Opportunities for startup businesses?
Our program will kick off with a keynote talk by Leonard Adleman, of the University of Southern California. Prof. Adleman has been a pioneer in public key encryption, the co-inventor of the RSA encryption algorithm that is at the heart of many of the systems that help protect secure records and communications. A successful entrepreneur as well as academic, Adleman co-founded RSA Data Security and has insights into what it means to be a business based on encryption technology.
A highly interactive panel discussion will follow, delving into the opportunities and challenges of starting a successful business based on distributed encrypted ledgers. The current panel line-up includes a Venture Capitalist, a Supply Chain Management specialist from Accenture and a serial software entrepreneur working in Blockchain.
Professor Leonard M. Adleman
University of Southern California
Co-founder, RSA Security
Joe Andrieu, PMP
W3C Credentials Community Group
Producer / Moderator
Arnold & Porter, Kaye Scholer LLP
Founder and CEO
Z-Field Technologies LLC
Russell M. Frandsen
The Business Legal Group
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EARLY Registration – $30.00
($40.00 at door).
Advance Registration: $15.00
(Student registration at door: $25.00)
Caltech Students, faculty and administration
are admitted free with ID.
*Note: All Students must show current valid ID or will be
charged full price at door.
8:00 – 9:00 AM
9:00 – 11:30 Program
11:30 Networking, Continued
You’ll find plenty of FREE parking on California Street (please obey signs and street markings) and in the underground lot located at the end of the street. Turn Right at signal on east side of Cahill (at tennis courts); follow the signs to the parking lot entrance (appx. 75 yards on right).
Bring plenty of business cards for networking!