9: Blockchain – Disrupter or Distracter?

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When it comes to blockchain, the jury’s still out. Some believe it’s an example of technology that’s promised much and delivered little. Others think it will have a far-reaching impact on practically every aspect of our lives, much the same way the internet has.

Barry gets together this week with two eminent blockchain thought-leaders, Alex Manders of ISG and Muneeb Shah of Wipro, for the latest episode of the ISG Smartalks™ podcast. Together they define blockchain for the uninitiated and explore how it underpins the existence of cryptocurrencies.

According to Manders and Shah, blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt nearly every industry – from banking and financial services to energy and utilities, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and farming.

They argue that its greatest sphere of influence to date has been on cross-industry supply chains in which the technology helps track and trace goods from their provenance to the point of sale in previously unimagined ways.

The potential range of applications for blockchain is just starting to be understood. In the future, with the advent of interoperability between two or more blockchains, the technology is set to become a key enabler and transformation catalyst to industries and the global economy as a whole.

Whether you’re new to the blockchain debate or have your own views on how the technology will influence our lives, tune in to hear Barry’s lively and enlightening discussion with two esteemed experts in this exciting field.

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