Unlocking Blockchain: is it truly disruptive?

06/Sep/2018 from 19:30 a 20:45

Madrid, Camino del Cerro del Águila, 3

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Digital Transformation fueled by blockchain, is powering innovative business models and enabling new distributed, trusted and efficient transactions across many industries.  Understanding how blockchain can facilitate the creation of infrastructure that can generate sophisticated networks and ecosystems, that enable trusted payments, sales, trade, distribution, transactions, supply chains and community engagement, is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage. While public and private blockchain technologies are still in evolving, there are driving forces that make the evolution of distributed ledger technologies a requirement to address the growing needs for regulatory transparency, trusted brands and data driven efficiencies.

Speakers:
Cristina Dolan, Co-Founder and COO of iXLedger
Prof. Philip Moscoso, Operations & Technology Management and Eurest Chair of Excellence in Services, IESE
 

The session will be in English.

Speakers

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    Holder, Eurest Excellence in Services Chair / Academic Director, PDD Madrid Program / Member, Editorial Board of the 'IESE Insight' magazine

    Philip Moscoso holds the Eurest Chair of Excellence in Services and is Full Professor in the department of Operations & Technology Management at IESE Business School. Philip has completed a Service Management Program at Harvard Business School, a General Management Program (PDG) at IESE, and received his M.Sc. and Doctorate in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.

    At IESE, Prof. Moscoso teaches executives in both open enrolment programs as well as in-company programs, and to master students in the different MBA programs of the school. Furthermore, Philip is the academic director of several programs at IESE, and since many years he is a Visiting Professor at the Chinese business school CEIBS and at the fashion business school ISEM.

    His research analyses how operations excellence and innovation can generate competitive advantage for companies, with a particular attention to service and consumer product companies. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to develop his areas of interest through teaching, research projects and consulting work. Philip has published more than 40 articles in international journals, such as Ergonomics, Journal of Engineering Design or Production Planning & Control, in conference proceedings and in business newspapers. He has also authored more tan 30 teaching cases and technical notes, as well as two books on operations management.

    Professor Moscoso complements his scholarly work with advisory services to companies. He has worked for international consultancies as Bain & Co. and KPMG, and over 15 years has advised clients from different industries on issues as strategy, organization, or performance and service improvement.
  • Cristina Dolan

    Cristina Dolan is Co-Founder and COO of iXLedger, an MIT Media Lab alumna and Internet pioneer with over two decades of experience building software, Internet, AI and FinTech related businesses.

    She was a co-founder of OneMain.com, which grew to be the 10th largest ISP after a successful IPO (Acquired by Earthlink). Formerly, Ms. Dolan held executive roles Disney, Hearst, IBM and Oracle.  She is a member of Forbes Technology Council and the Vice Chair and former Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum in New York, where she hosted several blockchain and fintech events with industry leaders.

    The award-winning student competition she founded, Dream it. Code it. Win it., was the subject of her TEDx Talk, Just Solve It.  She earned a Master?s Degree from the MIT Media Lab and holds a Master of Computer Science and Bachelors of Electrical Engineering with concentrations in Computer Science, Data Communications and Business.