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A Framework for Identifying Business Value Through Blockchain Technology

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Fidelity Information Services, 7805 Hudson Road, Suite 100, Woodbury, MN 55125


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Presentation Abstract

Blockchain is the distributed ledger technology that uses cryptography and network consensus to record transactions or other information that is immutable and secure.  As such blockchain technology creates an environment for trustless commerce that many believe will be transformation in the coming decades. The potential for smart contracts and commerce conducted without the need for trusted third parties may dramatically alter how business takes place in the future.  We provide an overview of blockchain and present a number of use cases.  Then we present a framework that can be used to identify how business value is achieved through blockchain technology.



Dr. Frederick J. Riggins,
Director, Center for Enterprise Business Analytics,

Fred Riggins is a Professor of Management Information Systems in the College of Business at North Dakota State University.  He is also the Director of NDSU's Center for Enterprise Business Analytics.  Dr. Riggins has previously served on the faculty at Georgia Tech, the University of Minnesota, and Arizona State University. In a 2009 study of researcher productivity he was ranked #9 on the list of top IS researchers in the world for the five-year period 2003-2007 based on number of publications and quality of journal outlets. He has over fifty journal and conference papers and more than 4,000 citations for his publications. His work is considered foundational in several areas including trading partner incentives for interorganizational systems, use of information and communications technology in microfinance, management reactions to the digital divide, and business issues related to the use of RFID and the Internet of Things. His current research interests include blockchain commerce, smart device management, and ICT in microfinance. Dr. Riggins currently teaches Blockchain Commerce and Business Analytics Strategy.



8:30 Registration & Networking
9:00 Opening Remarks
9:15 - 11:30  Presentation 

11:30 - 11:45  Open Q&A




 State of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

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