Blockchain 101

North Texas Chapter, Houston/Texas Termin speichern
Beginn:
04.10.2017 | 11:00
Ende:
- 13:00
Ort:
Houston, TX

GACC South & BVL Logistics Roundtable

Blockchain, a technology underlying Bitcoin, has been heralded as disruptive technology with widespread applications in sectors such as finance, insurance, logistics, supply chain, mobility. The Economist labeled it a “trust machine that could change the world.” Big name financial firms, banks, insurance companies, federal agencies, foreign governments, auto manufacturers, and startups are exploring blockchain’s potentials in their respective domains.

 

One of the sectors that has widespread use of blockchain is logistics and supply chain. IBM, Maersk, Walmart are working on blockchain based solutions to solve multiple problems in supply chain including product provenance, fraud detection, compliance etc. No wonder, Harvard Business Review ran an article titled “Global Supply Chains are about to Get Better, Thanks to Blockchain.”


Speakers

Rajat Rajbhandari, PhD, Texas A&M Transportation Institute will give an introduction to blockchain and discuss its application and how it will impact various operational aspects of logistics and supply chain – without using too many technology jargons.

Dustin Hebrank, Chief Financial Officer, Gulf Winds International, will speak about his company's approach towards this new technology.
Gulf Winds International, is a third party logistics (3PL) provider, offering industry-leading container drayage, transloading, and domestic transportation services. Gulf Winds is the largest supplier of logistics services in the Gulf region with over 350 trucks, 1000 owned chassis, and 2.0 million sq ft of port related warehouse space. Gulf Winds culture is about "More than the Move" where the Mission is to continually invest in people and community, through providing world class logistics services.


Event Details

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location:
1900 West Loop South, 3rd floor
Houston, TX 77027

Event Fee: Free admission for GACC South members; $35 for non-members
RSVP: Please register by September 30, 2017

Disclaimer: For cancellations received up to 14 days prior to the event date, 50% of the event fee can be refunded. For cancellations received at any later time, no refund will be provided. Registrations are transferable. Attendance is possible only after payment is received.


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