“The Power of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain” Conference to Be Held at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Executives from IBM and startups will speak at the student-organized conference at UNC Kenan-Flagler on Nov. 16.

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The Blockchain Club at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School will host a conference on “The Power of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain” on Nov. 16.

The event will bring together MBA and computer science students with blockchain and AI industry leaders to expand their understanding of AI and blockchain and learn about future applications of both technologies.

Several executives from IBM will speak: Jerry Cuomo, vice president of blockchain; Phaedra Boinodiris (BSBA ’94, MBA 08), chief learning innovation officer; Michael Martin, director, offering management, global business solutions; Joe Kozhaya, Watson solution architect; and Bill Le Voir-Barry, chief technology officer at IBM Esports. Other speakers include David Conover, serious video games learning experience designer at Connally High School; Darron Goodgion, CEO of Not Rocket Science; Kenneth Bibbins, founder of PrepWorld; Gregory Kuhnen, senior director at the Advisory Board Company; Stephen Hyduchak, CEO at Bridge Protocol; and Akash Ganapathi, CEO at Trill A.I.

Topics will cover the potential that can be found at the intersection of AI and blockchain, the ethical implication of AI, blockchain digital identities and how AI and blockchain solve business problems in education, governance, esports, finance, healthcare and agriculture.

The UNC Blockchain Club is a joint initiative of MBA and computer science students who are passionate about blockchain technology. The conference is free UNC students. Visit the conference website to learn more.

About the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
Consistently ranked one of the world's best business schools, UNC Kenan-Flagler offers a broad range of programs – Undergraduate, MBA and Master of Accounting, PhD and Executive Development – and extraordinary, real-life learning experiences. Faculty demonstrate unparalleled dedication to students’ learning and a commitment to world-class research that addresses critical business challenges. Contributing to the School’s thought leadership is the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, which promotes innovative, market-based solutions to vital economic issues. UNC Kenan-Flagler’s collaborative culture is rooted in core values that date back to its founding in 1919, and graduates are renowned as effective, principled leaders with the technical knowledge and leadership skills to deliver results in the global business environment.

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