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Jack Shaw

Jack Shaw

The World’s Leading Professional Speaker on Blockchain and Related Technologies
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$10,001-$15,000
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Program Descriptions

The Blockchain Transformation: How Blockchain Enabled Digital Transformation Will Change Your Business, Your Industry, and the World
From his forthcoming book of the same title:
The world will change more in the next 5 – 10 years than it has in the past fifty. And perhaps no technology will drive that change more than Blockchain. It will affect every organization in every industry– just as the Internet has. Executives are becoming aware that Blockchain is important, but it is still not well understood by most.

The enabling technology underlying the digital currency Bitcoin, Blockchain lets people and businesses have trustworthy interactions without requiring costly third party intermediaries. They can create and maintain cryptographically secure, completely immutable, totally verifiable records of transactions, ownership of assets, authentication of identity, exchange of digital currencies, and smart contracts.

Smart Contracts are created using computer code on a Blockchain rather than written language. Like a traditional legal document, a Smart Contract defines rules and consequences, stating the obligations, benefits, and penalties for each party in given situations. But unlike conventional contracts, as computer programs, Smart Contracts also can receive and process information and take actions as needed – including the ability to electronically execute and enforce contractual commitments in real-time.

Blockchain technologies extend the concept of Digital Transformation beyond individual process and specific geographical locations. They enable the Digital Transformation of entire business and social ecosystems.

Legal Implications of Blockchains, Smart Contracts, and Digital Transformation
Digital Transformation will change the world more in the next 5 – 10 years than it’s changed in the past twenty. And perhaps no technology will drive that change more than Blockchain. Combined with such other emerging technologies as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D Printing, and Augmented / Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Blockchain is enabling the Digital Transformation of business ecosystems from financial services to energy to healthcare to supply chains around the world.

No industry, process, or profession is immune to the impacts of Digital Transformation. And legal processes themselves can also be digitally transformed – promising great benefits in speed, costs, risk management, and certainty of legal outcomes. AI is already dramatically increasing partner and associate productivity at leading firms. For example, cases that were previously economically untenable become viable when AI can be used to automate the review of thousands or millions of documents.

Businesses are increasingly aware that Blockchain, and the Smart Contracts it makes possible, constitute an important emerging technology, but neither are yet well understood by most executives – including in-house legal professionals. Smart Contracts are created using computer code rather than written language. Like a traditional legal document, a Smart Contract defines rules and consequences, stating the obligations, benefits, and penalties for each party in given situations.

But unlike conventional contracts, as computer programs, Smart Contracts also can receive and process information and take actions as needed - including the ability to electronically execute and enforce contractual commitments in real-time. And in the near future, AI-enabled Intelligent Agents will be able to create and execute Smart Contracts on behalf of their organizations!

Corporate executives must understand the impact of Blockchain and Smart Contracts on their businesses. And they must understand both their legal implications and how they will be able to and will need to work differently with their law firms in the rapidly emerging digital legal environment.

As Executive Director of the American Blockchain Council, Jack Shaw is a leading expert on Blockchain. He has also served as Vice President of Commercial Systems for a leading provider of AI technologies. Thus, he is one of the few people with a deep understanding of both AI and Blockchain. He also has been voted one of the world’s Top 25 Professional Speakers for 2017 in an international poll of over 27,000 meeting planners, conference attendees, and corporate executives.

The Blockchain Transformation of Accounting and Auditing
Digital Transformation will change the world more in the next 10 years than it’s changed in the past fifty. And perhaps no technology will drive that change more than Blockchain. Blockchain is enabling the Digital Transformation of business ecosystems from financial services to energy to supply chains around the world. No industry, process, or profession is immune to the impacts of Digital Transformation – least of all CPA’s.

CPA firms and corporate accountants and auditors are increasingly aware that Blockchain is an important emerging technology, but it is still not yet well understood by most accounting professionals. Blockchain technologies promise to finally make near real-time accounting and Continuous Auditing truly viable.

But the implications of Blockchain go far beyond just how traditional accounting services are delivered. CPA firms must understand the impact of Blockchain on their organizations and on the overall Financial Ecosystem. And they must understand how Blockchain will impact their clients’ industries. Specifically, they will have to ask themselves two key questions: -How do we stay a step ahead of our clients and help them adapt to inevitable changes? -How do we leverage Blockchain technologies to deliver more value more productively?

Understanding Blockchains and the Digital Transformation of Healthcare
Digital Transformation will change the world more in the next 5 – 10 years than it’s changed in the past twenty. And perhaps no technology will drive that change more than Blockchain. Blockchain is enabling the Digital Transformation of business ecosystems from financial services to energy to supply chains around the world. No industry, process, or profession is immune to the impacts of Digital Transformation – least of all healthcare.

Healthcare providers, payors, suppliers, and technology companies are increasingly aware that Blockchain is an important emerging technology, but it is still not yet well understood by most healthcare professionals. Blockchain technologies promise to finally make Patient Mediated Health Data Exchange truly viable by providing patients with self-sovereign, patient-centered Electronic Healthcare Records.

But the implications of Blockchain for healthcare go far beyond just the EHR. Areas that Blockchain will help to dramatically transform over the next few years include:

  • Healthcare Claims Adjudication and Payment
  • Integration of such Medical devices as sensors, monitors, and wearables into the EHR
  • Doctor-Vendor RFP Services
  • Counterfeit Drug Prevention and Detection
  • Supply Chain Provenance of Parts and Materials
  • Health Document Notary Services
  • Clinical Trial Results
  • Population Health Management

    Healthcare providers, payors, suppliers, and technology companies must understand the impact of Blockchain on their organizations and on the overall Healthcare Ecosystem. And they must understand the kinds of skills and capabilities they’ll need to survive and prosper in the rapidly emerging digital healthcare environment.

    The Blockchain Transformation of Procurement and Supply Chain Management
    From his forthcoming book, “The Blockchain Transformation” The world will change more in the next 5 – 10 years than it has in the past fifty. And perhaps no technology will drive that change more than Blockchain. It will affect every organization in every industry– just as the Internet has. Executives are becoming aware that Blockchain is important, but it is still not well understood by most.

    The enabling technology underlying the digital currency Bitcoin, Blockchain lets people and businesses have trustworthy interactions without requiring costly third party intermediaries. They can create and maintain cryptographically secure, completely immutable, totally verifiable records of transactions, ownership of assets, authentication of identity, exchange of digital currencies, and smart contracts.

    Smart Contracts are created using computer code on a Blockchain rather than written language. Like a traditional legal document, a Smart Contract defines rules and consequences, stating the obligations, benefits, and penalties for each party in given situations. But unlike conventional contracts, as computer programs, Smart Contracts also can receive and process information and take actions as needed – including the ability to electronically execute and enforce contractual commitments in real-time.

    Blockchain technologies extend the concept of Digital Transformation beyond individual process and specific geographical locations. They enable the Digital Transformation of entire business and social ecosystems. This means a radical transformation of how all aspects of procurement and supply chain management will work in the near future.

    Understanding Blockchains and the Digital Transformation of the Oil and Gas Industry
    Digital Transformation will change the world more in the next 5 – 10 years than it’s changed in the past twenty. And perhaps no technology will drive that change more than Blockchain. Blockchain is enabling the Digital Transformation of business ecosystems from financial services to healthcare to supply chains around the world. No industry, process, or profession is immune to the impacts of Digital Transformation – least of all oil and gas.

    Oil and Gas producers, distributors, marketers, industry suppliers, and technology companies are increasingly aware that Blockchain is an important emerging technology, but it is still not yet well understood by most. Blockchain technologies promise to reduce costs, validate data, streamline interenterprise business processes, and bring about faster trading and settlements.

    Applications for Oil and Gas that Blockchain will help to dramatically transform over the next few years include:
  • Cross-border payments
  • Record management
  • Supply chain management
  • Smart contracts
  • Emerging markets
  • Transparency and compliance
  • Cyber threats and security
  • Joint Interest Billing
  • Revenue Distribution

    Oil and Gas producers, distributors, marketers, and suppliers must understand the impact of Blockchain on their organizations and on the overall Oil and Gas Ecosystem. And they must understand the kinds of skills and capabilities they’ll need to survive and prosper in the rapidly emerging digital ecosystem for oil and gas.
  • Why Book Jack Shaw?

  • A Business Technology Futurist

  • An authority on using technology to enable winning business strategies.

  • An expert with decades of experience in the design and implementation of breakthrough business technologies.
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    Jack Shaw is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the American Blockchain Council. As such, he is a leading expert on the strategic business implications of Blockchain technology who has spoken and consulted on Blockchain around the world.

    He is a world renowned Keynote Speaker. He was recently voted one of the World’s Top 25 Professional Speakers by over 27,000 meetings planners, executives and conference attendees – the only Technology speaker to be accorded this recognition.

    Jack has been a Technology Futurist for over 30 years – helping others to understand the impact of emerging technologies. In addition to Blockchain, he is widely recognized for his expertise in such breakthrough business technologies as:

  • Artificial Intelligence,
  • Internet of Things, and
  • 3D Printing

    He has advised such Fortune 500 Companies GE, Coca Cola, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Oracle, and SAP as well as hundreds of small to mid-sized businesses.

    A charismatic speaker, he’s delivered more than 1000 keynote speeches and executive presentations in 23 countries and every U.S. state. Jack graduated from Yale with a degree in Business Administration and has an MBA from Kellogg in Finance and Marketing.
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