Session ID: 
BC3

A Top Down look at Blockchain - the Federal Perspective

11:15am - 12:15pm Monday, February 11
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W206A

Description

Decision makers at all levels of government are bombarded with new technologies, but in the end, nobody buys technology, they buy solutions. This session takes a look at decision making processes, with a focus on what makes a new idea stand out, and how a technology can become part of the design guidelines that can have far-reaching implications on how we tackle the big problems facing our country today.  Using blockchain as a case study, our keynote speaker will explore how technology becomes part of the discussion in government, what lessons have past technologies taught us, and how does he sees this particular technology impacting micro-services and data layers.  As we look forward, this session will consider how the public and private sectors can work together to ensure that the best solutions become a part of the available solution set.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Outline the work of HHS and the role they play in technology decisions
  • Demonstrate how HHS looks at new technologies, and how technologies like blockchain become part of the discussion
  • Discuss HHS’s current blockchain strategy and the expected near and medium term impacts of those efforts
  • Review key considerations for the private sector as they design impactful solutions

Audience: 

CIO, CTO
CISO/CSO
Investor/Entrepreneur

Level: 

Intermediate