Monthly Luncheon

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SPEAKER

Joel Schappell
Business Development Executive, Global Trade & Supply Chain, IBM Blockchain

 

TOPIC
Digitizing the Global Supply Chain with Blockchain 

 

Short Bio
Mr. Schappell has over 33 years of business and information technology experience, working with clients across multiple industries including Travel and Transportation, Consumer Products, Utilities, and Industrial Manufacturing.  He currently leads business development and consulting with clients seeking to optimize global trade and supply chain logistics through industry platform solutions powered by Blockchain.  Mr. Schappell previously led industry solutions and business development for the travel & transportation industry in North America in which he designed and developed solutions enabling digital transformation.  He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and resides in Dallas, TX. 

 

But what exactly is Blockchain?

There are many ways to implement Blockchain and therefore a lot of explanations. We found a pretty basic one on the WIRED YouTube channel we'd like to share with you and hope it'll give you a basic understanding about it. In the below video, the political scientist and blockchain researcher Betina Warburg is challenged to explain blockchain technology to 5 different people; a child, a teen, a college student, a grad student, and an expert.

Please be patient while the video is being loaded below. 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHERE: Sheraton North at George Bush Intercontinental
15700 John F Kennedy Blvd, 
Houston, TX 77032  

DATE: October 10th, 2018
TIME: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 


EVENT FEES:

PRE-PAY (until Friday, Oct 5): BEST VALUE!
Members - USD $35
Nonmembers - USD $45

REGISTER AND PAY AT THE DOOR: 
Members - USD $40.00
Nonmembers - USD $50.00

LATE RATE/WALK-INS (starting Saturday, Oct 6):
Members/Nonmembers - USD $55 

EDUCATOR/STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS (PREPAID ONLY/1 ticket per student/educator)
$25.00 for Educators 
$15.00 for Students 

  

PARKING: Free 

Additional parking can be found on the street behind the Sheraton as well as at the DoubleTree Hotel.

 

 

 

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