Next month - Scotland hosts progressive global blockchain event

Michael Young of MBN Solutions:

MBN Solutions in partnership with RBS, Deloitte, R3 CEV, BigchainDB, Blockstream and Spiritus Partners host Blockchain event – 11 November 2016.

Scotchain16 is a unique event designed to cater for ‘C’ suite executives and business leaders and their need to know more about the ‘what’, the ‘how’, and the ‘how much’ of implementing meaningful Blockchain solutions. A high-energy, high impact Blockchain event hosted for the first time ever in Scotland, Scotchain will focus on detailing why Scotland is a Blockchain powerhouse though a series of strategic use cases, practical examples and guidance on how to implement successful solutions.Scotchain features use case-based discussion and answers from leading, global Blockchain industry players such as R3 CEV, BigchainDB, Blockstream, Deloitte, RBS and Spiritus Partners. Panel discussions include financial services, supply chain management, healthcare, digital rights, insurance and many more. All speakers will also be available for networking throughout the event and a hosted Q&A session will provide the opportunity for further questions.

“Never before will have so many leading Blockchaincompanies assembled in Scotland to help their audience focus on realities and hype of distributed ledger technologies” said Michael Young, CEO, MBN Solutions.  He further stated, “we hope this event illustrates how Scotland is blazing a trail in this important technological area”.

Bill Cook, Scottish Enterprise said “this is a prestigious event focused on helping Scottish businesses to galvanise their knowledge of Blockchain – we hope this event will show the rest of the UK, Europe and the world at large, that Scotland has the skills, the outlook and the people to realise value through Blockchain”.

Susan Ramonat, CEO at Spiritus Partners said “Spiritus is pleased to partner with MBN Solutions and the sponsors in creating a world-class blockchain event.  ScotChain16 puts the spotlight on Scotland’s significant assets as a globally competitive IT sourcing location.  It also highlights the nation’s commitment to supporting entrepreneurial ventures focused on solving tough problems at the intersection of business and society.  Scotland’s IT talent is top-flight and growing – the fruit of strong collaboration between the business community, universities, and its innovation centres, including The Data Lab, Digital Health and Care Institute, and IBioIC”.

Kent Mackenzie, Director at Deloitte UK said ‘Weare really excited to be part of this event and look forward to sharing our perspective and some examples of the work we are doing in this space.  Blockchain has the potential to play a massive role in disrupting many industries, not least Financial Services – drawing together a cohort of technologists, sectors SMEs, and industry experts sets the tone for what will be a fascinating day’

This event represents the very best opportunity to mingle, discuss and debate use cases, hype and pitfalls with leading Blockchain practitioners from around the world.  It will be a chance to learn more about how the UK is responding to Blockchain opportunities whist hearing more on what is happening in leading Global economies.