Blockchain Technologies & Internet Governance: Secrets & How To’s

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The Internet Society Middle East Bureau, in collaboration with ISOC Lebanon Chapter, invite you to a “Blockchain Technologies & Internet Governance: Secrets & How To’s”.

The program entails a morning session in the form of an interactive exercise in which participants learn about the mining process (proof-of-work) in a crypto-currency simulation. Also, the session covers some of the exciting yet primarily misunderstood aspects of blockchain technology such as smart contracts and decentralized apps (DApps).

The afternoon session, however, is in the form of a discussion about blockchain technologies use cases and implications for the internet and society at large. The event ensures active participation of attendees and provides a thorough introduction to blockchain technology to attendees with various levels of experience.

This interactive learning experience will have you start thinking about how this rapidly growing technology may impact day-to-day online activities from social media networking to e-health and from online payments to e-banking.

Agenda

Morning Session Agenda:

The program entails a morning session in the form of an interactive exercise in which participants learn about the mining process (proof-of-work) in a crypto-currency simulation. Also, the session covers some of the exciting yet primarily misunderstood aspects of block chain technology such as smart contracts and decentralized apps (DApps).

Timetable:

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Registration and networking over coffee.

9:30 – 11:30 AM: Training Session Part 1

11:30 – 12:00 AM: Coffee Break

12:00 – 2:00 PM: Training Session Part 2

Afternoon Lecture Agenda:

In the form of a discussion about block chain technologies use cases and implications for the internet and society at large. The event ensures active participation of attendees and provides a thorough introduction to block chain technology to attendees with various levels of experience.

This interactive learning experience will have you start thinking about how this rapidly growing technology may impact day-to-day online activities from social media networking to e-health and from online payments to e-banking.

Timetable:

2:00 – 3:00 PM Lunch

3:00 – 3:30 PM: Registration and networking over coffee.

3:30 – 5:00 PM: Afternoon Session (Blockchain Open Forum)

5:00 – 6:00 PM: Networking Reception

Speaker

Dr. Walid Al Saqaf is a Senior lecturer at the Södertörn University in Stockholm Sweden since 2014. He currently pursues research in areas around blockchain technology, data verification, analysis, and visualization as well as journalism and media technology at large.

Beyond research, Al-Saqafs interests focus on the non-commercial use of ICTs and its impact on democracy and promotion of development. As a member of the global technical community, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society (ISOC) and is Vice President of the ISOC Blockchain Special Interest Group.

For more information.

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Date and Time

Tuesday 10 July 2018

Location

Mövenpick Hotel Beirut

Général de Gaulle Avenue, Beirut, Lebanon

Speaker

Walid Al-Saqaf

Member, Internet Society Board of Trustees

Walid Al-Saqaf is a Senior Lecturer at Södertörn University in Stockholm where he specializes in the use of the Internet and media technology for journalism, access to information, freedom of… Read more

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