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Some believe that blockchain will be like the next internet, revolutionizing the way we run businesses, markets, governments, and manage data. Building on the foundations of the first webinar, Dr. Seidel and Dr. Rowell will be discussing how blockchain could disrupt existing businesses and industries, lead to new ways of organizing and creating assets and markets, and what this means for established companies. Both will also share what current research they are involved in and the educational initiatives being conducted at UBC.

Key Takeaways:

  • Get a broad overview of the disruptive potential of blockchain
  • Learn about the kinds of industries that are most likely to be disrupted by blockchain
  • made obsolete by blockchain and similar technologies that enable distributed trust

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About the Facilitators:


Marc-David L. Seidel is an Associate Professor of OBHR at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. Having worked with the creator of the first Campus-Wide Information System (CUInfo) well before HTML and the internet existed, he sees similar potential in blockchain technologies for fundamentally changing many of our existing assumptions about official organizations.

Chris Rowell is a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow at the UBC Sauder School of Business, and received his Doctorate in Science, in the field of Technology Strategy and Venturing, from Aalto University in Helsinki. His research is in strategy and innovation, with a particular focus on blockchain and other new technologies that hold potential to fundamentally disrupt established ways of organizing.