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Posted: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 9:43 AM


Professional & Technical Consultants Association presents:

Blockchain and the Internet of Things

Thursday, July 13, 6:00pm-9:00pm, Sunnyvale


The algorithms for Bitcoin were revealed to the world in 2008. However, Blockchain technology is not just for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. It provides an alternative to centralized databases for Internet-connected device data and control. It also affords opportunities to help with data provenance, quality, and security.

While Blockchain technology is still considered to be in its infancy, it has the potential to become as useful, ubiquitous, and invisible as TCP/IP. Although financial applications have dominated discussions of Blockchain technology, dozens of organizations are experimenting with solutions for a variety of non-financial use cases where there are disadvantages to relying on centralized databases. Many of these relate to networks of sensors and control devices.

This presentation explains how Blockchain technology works and how it is being adopted for a variety of IoT use cases. For example, distributed ledgers containing time-stamped, immutable records of device configurations and data generated by IoT devices. Also, enabling devices to interact and transact at the "edge" of the network, instead of in the "cloud."

The $10 price in advance includes 2 slices of pizza and unlimited soda. Other items such as salad bar are available for purchase direct from the restaurant. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP and pay online. Payment at the door is $15.

Thursday, July 13

Roundtable Pizza
1220 Oakmead Parkway
Sunnyvale, CA, 94085

$10-in advance; $15-at door.

Email: info -at-
Phone: 800-747-2822
Contact: Tonia Forbus

About Professional & Technical Consultants Association:
PATCA is a nonprofit professional association of independent consultants and principals who work in small consulting practices. Since its founding in 1975, PATCA members have been highly respected for their professionalism, integrity, objectivity and competence. PATCA offers a free Post a Project referral service for clients searching for an expert consultant.

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