We cordially invite you to join us for our next Fall Lecture Series event featuring a brilliant mind from Columbia.
Enjoy lots of delicious passed hors d’oeuvres and a 3 hour open bar overlooking the beautiful Glen Ridge country club golf course with views of the city in the distance.
Our guest speaker is Brian Rogers, he is the co-founder of the Columbia University Blockchain Alliance and the founder of the Machine Learning Society - NY Chapter. He holds a M.S. in Technology Management from Columbia University and has guest lectured at the Columbia Business School.
Lecture Topic: What is Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology and are they a viable panacea?
Every time you start talking to someone about the next big disruptor in technology, you predominantly hear about blockchain technology or cryptocurrencies.
There is no doubt that blockchain technologies will change business, money, and government, but there are still many unknowns regarding how pervasive it will be.
Will government regulation stifle innovation?
Is the ICO craze just a bubble, or is it the new way of raising money?
Will blockchain technologies solve our cybersecurity issues or at least radically reduce it?
In this talk you will be brought through the basics of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. There are many different flavors of blockchain, whether it is Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, Corda, or Private blockchains.
You may not walk away as a blockchain expert, but you will get a better idea why people like Marc Andreesen, the co-creator of the first commercial Web browser, Netscape, claims that virtually every programmer that has started to understand blockchain technology will say – “This is the big breakthrough. This is the thing we’ve been waiting for!”
Brian Rogers Bio
Brian is the co-founder of the Columbia University Blockchain Alliance. Brian is also the Founder & CEO of modgital, Inc., a software development company which has been focusing in digital health, machine learning, and recently on blockchain technologies. He has worked in Fortune 500 businesses and as an entrepreneur having started several of his own companies. Earlier in his career he founded the ecommerce division for Wilsons Leather growing it into a multi-million dollar online business. He then went on to management roles in Best Buy. As an entrepreneur Brian has moved from the client-side to the agency-side, building and managing development teams for brands such as Harry Winston, 1-800 Flowers, and UnitedHealth Group. Brian is also an innovator holding two patents pending for advance video technology showcased at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech. Brian also founded the Machine Learning Society NY Chapter (part of a national organization). Recently he has started to guest lecture at the Columbia Business School.
Favorite blockchain book: Blockchain Revolution by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott
Our Venue: Glen Ridge Country Club
Established in 1894, Glen Ridge Country Club is one of the oldest private clubs in the state of New Jersey.
The club recently went through a multi-million dollar renovation and looks spectacular.
It was recognized as the 2017 Club of the Year by the New Jersey PGA.