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ICT Graduate School: Blockchain Technology Symposium (Wellington)

28 November, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wellington ICT Graduate School is pleased to present the 2016 Blockchain Technology Symposium on 28 November 2016. The Symposium will serve as an introduction to this technology and investigate the issues and opportunities of blockchain (distributed ledger) technology. Whether you are a novice, a sceptic or evangelist – we can all agree that blockchain technology is definitely going to impact the way New Zealand does business in the future. Featuring industry thought leaders and technology experts, we’ll cut through the hype to introduce the technology and then discuss how this can be applied for data integrity, trust, accessibility, and more.

Tickets cost $143.75 ($125 + GST) each

Opening Address:

Minister Steven Joyce, Minister for Economic Development, Science and Innovation, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.

Speakers include:

  • Mark Pascall, Owner of 3Months – “Blockchain 101”
  • Mandy Simpson, former COO NZX, now CEO Cyber Toa – “Commercialising Blockchain”
  • Anu Nayar & Heath Tolley of Deloitte – “Blockchain and the Internet of Value-Exchange”
  • Simon Jensen, Partner at Buddle Findlay – “Smart Contracts”
  • Katie Williams, Senior Solicitor at Buddle Findlay – “Blockchain Regulation”
  • Russell Craig, National Technology Officer, Microsoft – “Blockchain as a service”
  • A panel discussion and questions from the floor
  • Stephen Macaskill, President Blockchain Association


28 November, 2016
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Wellington ICT Graduate School


Function Centre, Te Aro Room, Macs
4 Taranaki Street
Wellington, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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Blockchain is the first successfully tested distributed ledger technology. The technology is a catalyst for the Age of Decentralisation, paving the way for business models that have not been possible before. It is providing us with new opportunities for human achievement.

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