Møde i DIKU Business Club - om Blockchain
Dette årets første møde i DIKU Business Club er et åbent møde, hvor eksisterende og potentielle nye medlemmer inviteres til at deltage. Der deltager desuden studerende fra datalogi og beslægtede uddannelser.
Blockchain: What, how, what for, and is it legal?
Vi vil forsøge at komme hele vejen rundt om emnet Blockchain. Vi afvikler arrangementet på engelsk.
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|16.00-16.10||Welcome by Head of Dept. Mads Nielsen, DIKU|
|16.10-16.20||Blockchain - brief intro by professor Fritz Henglein, DIKU Business Club|
|16.20-18.15||Talks by confirmed speakers|
What is accepted as payment has changed over time, and so have the ways in which payments are made. Bitcoin, a cryptographic, blockchain-based computer protocol, represents for some just another currency to release and receive payments. For others to speculate or to diversify into an alternative asset class. The Bitcoin protocol illustrates the first prototype of a cryptographic economic system, which is organized both autonomously and distributive, without any point of central control or single point of failure. The protocol pilots the merger of cryptography and economics, where organizational operations adhere to the intractable institutions set by the protocol. More precisely, it showcased the worldwide first economic system on autopilot, which might not only change the “Nature of the Firm”, but also the nature of economic value creation and development itself, on the foundation of a more and more information systems based economy.
In this presentation, I will discuss current and future blockchain-based research trying to answer the question if we witness the emergence of a global trust-free economic village?
My research focuses primarily on the role of IT and the changing nature of work on individual and organizational level. More specifically, I am interested in value creation in service sourcing, service management, and service design with a special focus on social media analytics, cryptographic economic systems, and virtualization.
Theoretically, I am interested in institutional logics, organizational mindfulness, and organizational awareness, applying multi-method approaches, including qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as design science. I have an economics background with 15 years of experience in MIS research in e-finance and service science.
Blockchain is often hyped as a silver bullet technology. It's time to ask less what specific problems blockchain can solve, and more what can be the potential added value of blockchain from business and organizational perspectives. How can blockchain reframe our business models and work processes? Can blockchain change the fundamentals of doing business or is it merely much ado about nothing?
Michel Avital is Microsoft Chair and Professor of IT Management in Copenhagen Business School and also a Visiting Professor in the applied research institute Viktoria ICT, Gothenburg, Sweden. He has published four books and over 100 articles on topics such as sharing economy, big data, open data, open design, generative design, creativity, innovation, green IT and sustainable value. He is an editorial board member of seven leading IS journals and has served in various organizing capacities in major international conferences on organization studies and management information systems.
More info: https://www.cbs.dk/en/staff/mavitm
Over the last 20 years I have co-founded several startups such as Araneum, one of the first Danish web-companies, with Alexander Aghassipour, co-founder of Zendesk, and with other prominent Danish IT-entrepreneurs such as Thomas Madsen-Mygdal and Nikolaj Nyholm. I serve on a number of boards of eCommerce and IT or web companies where my primary contributions comes from my unique combination of business, technology and legal insight and experience.
More info at: https://dk.linkedin.com/in/vonhaller - @vonhaller
Fritz Henglein is professor of programming languages and systems at DIKU, the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH), previously of Technische Universität München, Rutgers University, IBM Research, New York University, Utrecht University, Hafnium ApS (co-founder) and IT University of Copenhagen. He has held guest professorships at the University of New South Wales, Cornell University and Kellogg College, Oxford.
He presently directs the UCPH-based Strategic Research Center on Functional High-performance Computing for finance (HIPERFIT) and chairs the steering committee of the Danish Innovation Network on Finance IT (CFIR).
His research interests are in semantic, logical and algorithmic aspects of programming languages, specifically type inference, type-based program analysis, algorithmic functional programming and domain-specific languages, and the application of programming language technology in high-performance stream processing (www.diku.dk/kmc), data-parallel programming (hiperfit.dk), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and e-health.
I’m used to work within a SCRUM environment focusing on interactive and agile software development I have been working with interactive medias, technical design, innovation and audio production throughout the last 15 years.
Specialties: Technical Project management, implementation strategies, entrepreneurship, innovation, technical design and audio design. Skilled user in note based systems and overall advanced technical setups with focus on performance and user experiences. Experienced in project management, entrepreneurship, It consulting and rich media productions.
More info: https://dk.linkedin.com/in/mikkelchr
Danske Bank’s retrospective on blockchain in 2016 and wishes for 2017
Lars Stage Thomsen is a business development and strategy consultant in Danske Banks business, corporate and institutional divisions. Among other things, Lars is responsible for Danske Banks activities within distributed ledger technology and blockchain. From previous roles in the Danish finance sector and the Danish Central Bank, he has vast experience in financial infrastructure and technology (fintech).
More info: https://dk.linkedin.com/in/larsstagethomsen
|18.15-18.30||- Omri Ross: Future Blockchain events in Copenhagen
- Inge Hviid Jensen: DIKU Business Club – what do we offer
- Fritz Henglein: Summing up on this event
|18.30ff||Food, drinks and mingling in the Southern end of HC Ørsteds Instituttet|
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What is Blockchain?
The term blockchain describes a distributed database system for storing a tamper proof list of records of any kind, without requiring (or even admitting) privileged access by any single party that operates or uses it.
Peer-to-peer and distributed database systems are not new. Why then is blockchain on OECD's 2016 list over the 10 most important technology trends, why does the World Economic Forum predict that 10% of global GDP will be stored on blockchain technology within just 10 years, and why does Gartner Group's 2016 Hype Cylcle for Emerging Technologies have blockchain approaching the peak of inflated expections?
We invite you to learn about blockchain, its computer science foundations, business and public applications and legal ramifications from academic, legal and business perspectives and discuss its potential for fundamentally changing major parts of society.