Blockchain is a word that is growing in usage – in both the IT and information management
worlds. It is one of the most exciting and potentially game-changing technologies. But what is
it and what does it mean? And as information professionals what do we need to know? What will
be its impact on the management of information and knowledge?
This NetIKX session will introduce the concept of Blockchain and how it is shaping the
future of operations and data assets. It will give some background to a number of benefits,
issues and possible applications of Blockchain. This will be done from a technology and
information management perspective. The session will also show a number of specific Blockchain
projects that are being developed by The National Archives.
The speakers are:
Noeleen Schenk, who has over twenty years' experience of working in
the information sector as a practitioner, researcher and consultant. Her recent projects have
focused on all aspects of information and knowledge management – from governance to assurance,
helping clients successfully manage their information and minimise the risk to their
Marc Stephenson, who is the Technical Director at Metataxis. Marc has
worked on the design, implementation and ongoing management of information systems for over 25
years, including organisations in health, central and local government, banking, utilities,
new media and publishing. He has architected and implemented many IT solutions, ranging from
intranets, document management systems, records management systems, and ECM portals.
John Sheridan, who is the Digital Director at The National Archives,
where he leads the development of the organisation's digital archiving capability and the
transformation of its digital services.
Mark Bell, who is a member of The National Archives' Digital Research
team. Mark has over 20 years' experience working with database technologies, both as developer
and designer, including organisations in government, telecoms, and banking.
A pdf giving details of the meeting can be downloaded from here.
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