Blockchain Technology Workshop Features IGI Global Title

IIITM-K Workshop on Blockchain Technology Features IGI Global Title

By IGI Global on Mar 2, 2017
Blockchain Technology Workshop Features IGI Global TitleFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 2, 2017, Hershey, PA – IGI Global is pleased to announce the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) will organize a workshop on ‘Blockchain’, a cutting-edge technology designed to provide a tamper-proof and immutable data storage system and transparency in digital applications at Technopark on March 3.

Described as the most promising technological innovation after the advent of Internet, the Blockchain technology leverages the idea of a distributed and decentralized ledger. The history of all the transactions that had ever occurred is stored in the ledger as “blocks” and distributed across the decentralized peer-to-peer network. All of the validated transaction blocks are linked from the beginning of the chain to the most recent block, hence the name “blockchain.”

A clutch of experts, including Dr. Dilip Krishnaswamy, senior research scientist, IBM Research Labs; Mr. Michael Gord (Blockchain Education Network); and Mr. Harsh Pokharna, blockchain system architect co-founder, will be the main speakers.

Dr. Asharaf S., associate professor at IITM-K and author of Decentralized Computing Using Blockchain Technologies and Smart Contracts: Emerging Research and Opportunities, will chair the workshop which is to deliberate on a slew of issues like ‘Concept of Block Technology’, ‘Business Potentials’, ‘Research Opportunities’ and ‘Future Models and Practical Use cases’.

The workshop will be held at Travancore Hall, Park Center, Technopark from 9-5:15 p.m. It will explore the upcoming research opportunities, business innovations and employment opportunities provided by blockchain technology. A panel discussion will cover the upcoming ideas and challenges in the domain of blockchains.

There will also be sessions to explore the potential application of blockchains in various business domains like banking, supply chain, financial services (fintech), asset registry, decentralized IoT, inventory, identity management, healthcare, insurance, public notary, e-KYC, besides managing and intangible assets (votes, ideas, reputation, intention and health data).

The Blockchain technology has caught the fancy of technocrats and business executives across the globe. The workshop will be an interactive platform for students, researchers, software professionals and business executives to explore deep into the concept of blockchains.

Hailed as the backbone technology, it helps to establish trust among unknown entities without the need of middleman or third parties, thereby ensuring transparency in digital transactions. Most of the big players in the market predict that blockchains have the potential to disrupt various business domains such as cyber security and banking services in the near future by performing quicker, secure and transparent transactions. For registration and further details, please visit:

About IGI Global: Founded in 1988, IGI Global, headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania USA, is an international publisher of books, encyclopedias, journals, teaching cases, proceedings, and databases focusing on innovative technology research in the areas of: business, education, computer science, healthcare, library science, engineering, environmental science, government, and social sciences. IGI Global produces high-quality scholarly publications that provide academic librarians and the greater knowledge community with peer-reviewed research on emerging innovation in diverse fields. For more information, please visit

About IIITM-K:Originated in the 1990s, IIITM-K, headquartered in Thiruvananthapuram, India, is a premier institution of excellence in Science, Technology and Management related to Information that develops professionals and leaders of high calibre imbued with values of entrepreneurship, ethics and social responsibility. IIITM-K will actively promote higher education and industry across Kerala and beyond through its IT facilitated education programs and services. For more information, please visit
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