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  • Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • Time: 7:00AM - 11:55AM
  • Cost: FREE for Government Attendees
  • Location: Willard InterContinental Hotel
    1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20004

Registration Now Open

Blockchain may be best known as the purveyor of bitcoin, but federal managers increasingly are turning to the distributed ledger technology for efficient and secure solutions across a variety of operations and government programs.

Blockchain operates as a continuously growing list of records (blocks) that are linked and secured using cryptography. The blockchain creates a distributed ledger that is managed in a decentralized, peer-to-peer way. Because the blocks are permanent and unalterable, the technology is considered highly secure.

With possibilities in cryptocurrency and beyond, the General Services Administration has created a pilot program to explore blockchain’s uses in the federal government. Federal agencies are looking to blockchain technology for solutions in everything from financial and contract management to procurement and medical records-keeping to maintaining federal personnel workforce data.

As with other great technological breakthroughs, industry analysts warn against dismissing blockchain as hype. Research firm Forrester said blockchain “will be a critical economic and market capability,” and its counterpart, Gartner, said the technology “offers the potential for substantial change.”

This workshop brings together government and industry leaders to discuss how blockchain technology fits into federal government operations.

Potential topics to be addressed include:

  • The scope of blockchain solutions and how they can be applied to various agencies
  • The potential ROI of using blockchain
  • Possible risks/challenges (and mitigation strategies) with blockchain
  • How to secure data in blockchain
  • The best management practices of blockchain
  • How blockchain works with other distributive technologies like IoT
  • Is blockchain a long-term solution, or a short-term fix?
7:00 - 8:00AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking    
8:00 - 8:05AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:05- 8:35AM
Opening Government Keynote
8:35 - 8:50AM
Technology Insights I
8:50 - 9:20AM
Case Study I
9:20 - 9:35AM
Technology Insights II
9:35 - 9:50AM
Networking Break
9:50 - 10:20AM
Case Study II
10:20 - 10:35AM
Technology Insights III
10:35 - 11:05AM
Case Study II
11:05 - 11:20AM
Technology Insights IV
11:20 - 11:50AM
11:50 - 11:55AM
Closing Remarks

The Willard InterContinental Hotel

Via Metro

The Federal Triangle Metro stop (orange/blue lines) is 2 blocks away and the Metro Center metro stop (red line) is three blocks away, both within walking distance of the hotel.

Via Driving

The Willard Hotel offers valet parking at the main entrance on Pennsylvania Ave NW. The hotel public parking entrance is located on F Street NW behind the Willard Hotel, between 14th Street NW and 15th Street NW. There are additional public garages on F Street NW and at the National Press Building, with two entrances on 13th Street NW. Please note that the lots fill up early, so allow extra time.

Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.

CPE Credits Available

3 CPE Credits are available for the FCW Blockchain Workshop

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

Delivery Method: Group Live, Specialized Knowledge and Application, Registration # 137543

1105 Media PSMG is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.learningmarket.org

Presented By

To Sponsor:

    Stacy Money
    1105 Public Sector Media Group
    Phone: 415-444-6933
    Stacy Money