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 November 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM

The Blockchain Hype: What's reality
by Meagan Metzger

 

Abstract
Chances are that you have heard about the promise of blockchain. Some say that blockchain will revolutionize the world's economy, and not just around digital currency. Blockchain can be used for supply chain, data exchange, and more. But is it really the silver bullet? Join us to learn more about what problems the blockchain can solve and how it can potential improve transparency, prevent fraud, and make sure data doesn't end up in the wrong hands. We'll also discuss the challenges companies will face when adopting blockchain, the major security concerns, and the potential unintended consequences.

About the Speaker
meagan metzgerMeagan is the Founder and CEO of Dcode, an accelerator program to help technology companies break into the Federal Government market. Dcode is currently running a blockchain focused program to help agencies successfully implement these solutions. Prior to Dcode, Meagan served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of a mobile and cloud government products and services company, helping to stand up and grow it by over 200% in its first two years. She previously served as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for government IT consulting firm, helping the company grow from $500K in revenue to over $12 million in only two years. The company was placed on Washington Technology’s Fast50 list, as one of the fastest growing small businesses in DC, for three years in a row. Meagan has worked closely with senior leadership across DoD and civilian agencies, providing hands-on support for the execution of multi-million dollar IT programs and projects, ranging from $1M - $70M+ budgets.

Meagan also currently serves as a mentor for startups through Springboard Enterprises, a network of innovators, investors and influencers who are dedicated to building high-growth technology-oriented companies led by women. Meagan also serves at the chair of a Career Advisory Board in the Athletic department at George Washington University, her alma mater, where she was a captain of the nationally ranked Division I gymnastics team.

 

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Non-members are welcome without charge! Light refreshments will be served.

 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:30 PM

Center for American Progress (CAP)
1333 H St. NW
10th Floor
Washington, DC, 20005

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