What the ? is blockchain?

It’s been called "the next internet" and is transforming how Kiwis do business. So how should you be thinking about blockchain? Find out here.
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Blockchain technology is set to disrupt everything. From how financial services are transacted, to how sensitive information (like health data) is shared, to how distributed supply chains are managed. But for developing businesses and early-stage entrepreneurs, knowing what blockchain is and how to use it to build a business can be daunting, time-consuming and costly. Especially when you don’t know where to start.

At MYOB’s special Techweek event, futurist-in-residence Keran McKenzie will explore the power of blockchain in today’s tech-enabled business environment. He will highlight how New Zealand businesses – from small start-ups to large enterprises – can unlock their true potential by using blockchain to increase efficiency and reduce costs, while improving transparency, trust and security with customers.

You'll also hear from leading tech expert Jerome Faury. He will share his own experiences growing one of the world’s leading blockchain companies, Centrality, which recently raised more than NZ$100 million worth of the Ethereum virtual currency in just six minutes.

This is a not-to-miss event for Kiwi start-ups, early-stage ventures and entrepreneurs.

About Keran

Keran is a self-confessed geek who is fascinated by new technology and how it is transforming the way we live, work and play. He often looks to his children growing up in a tech-centric world – and how what used to be innovative business tools are now kids toys. 

He is the Futurist-in-Residence at cloud-based accounting software provider MYOB. Keran is dedicated to helping businesses – small to large – achieve success by embracing new ideas and new technologies.

His previous career spans a number of senior management positions within the tech and telecommunications sectors, driving API and add-on ecosystems as well as cloud technology across Trans-Tasman markets.

Keran is an engaging speaker who frequently talks on how artificial intelligence, blockchain and automation are revolutionising the face of business.

About Jerome

Jerome is Group General Manager at world-leading blockchain venture studio Centrality. This blockchain-based ecosystem enables separate node/scene businesses to work together to gain scale through shared acquisition of users, data, content and merchants.

Centrality is partnering with leading innovators in key industries (tourism, health, mobility and banking) to create a marketplace of applications. These applications allow consumers to manage everyday tasks and experiences using peer-to-peer transactions — all via one login and using blockchain-enabled infrastructure.

Jerome was one of the founding members of Payment Express, turning it into one of the largest processors in AsiaPac, and transacting more than $40 billion per annum across more than 15,000 merchants. He has led many key innovations, including cashless vending, tokenisation, IP EFTPOS and direct to scheme and bank links.

Jerome currently leads CentraPay, connecting consumers and retailers directly, leveraging digital assets and smart contracts on blockchain to provide next generation payment experiences.

 

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automation
  • Blockchain
  • Data
  • Internet of Things
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Jerome is Group General Manager at world-leading blockchain venture studio Centrality. This blockchain-based ecosystem enables separate node/scene businesses to work together to gain scale through shared acquisition of users, data, content and merchants.

Centrality is partnering with leading innovators in key industries (tourism, health, mobility and banking) to create a marketplace of applications. These applications allow consumers to manage everyday tasks and experiences using peer-to-peer transactions — all via one login and using blockchain-enabled infrastructure.

Jerome was one of the founding members of Payment Express, turning it into one of the largest processors in AsiaPac, and transacting more than $40 billion per annum across more than 15,000 merchants. He has led many key innovations, including cashless vending, tokenisation, IP EFTPOS and direct to scheme and bank links.

Jerome leads CentraPay, connecting consumers and retailers directly, leveraging digital assets and smart contracts on blockchain to provide next generation payment experiences.
Keran is a self-confessed geek who is fascinated by new technology and how it is transforming the way we live, work and play. He often looks to his children growing up in a tech-centric world – and how what used to be innovative business tools are now kids toys.

He is the Futurist-in-Residence at cloud-based accounting software provider MYOB. Keran is dedicated to helping businesses – small to large – achieve success by embracing new ideas and new technologies.

His previous career spans a number of senior management positions within the tech and telecommunications sectors, driving API and add-on ecosystems as well as cloud technology across Trans-Tasman markets.

Keran is an engaging speaker who frequently talks on how artificial intelligence, blockchain and automation are revolutionising the face of business.
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