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Department of Computer Science Distinguished Lecture
2019 Series

Blockchain in Action: Business Models, Application Examples, and Strategies

Prof. Jian Pei
School of Computing Science
Simon Fraser University

Date: June 14, 2019 (Friday)
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Venue: LT1 (SCT501), Cha Chi Ming Science Tower, Ho Sin Hang Campus

While blockchain is being highly regarded as a disruptive technology, surprisingly there are not many successful business cases reported so far. In this talk, let us explore some possible business models and applications of blockchain other than cryptocurrencies. Specifically, through a few examples of blockchain applications in supply chain, we illustrate how a decentralized and trustworthy data platform can reduce the cost of trust in trust economy. Moreover, we envision how blockchain can support business and deliver values, build networks and connect partners.

Jian Pei is a Professor in the School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is renowned for his productive research in the general areas of data science, big data, data mining, and database systems. He has published prolifically and his publications have been cited over 84 thousand times. He is recognized as an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow and several prestigious awards. In his recent leave-of-absence from the university, he acted as a Vice President of and a Technical VP of Huawei Technology. He has extensive experience in industry R&D, strategy consulting, and business operation.

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