Phoenix, Arizona
March 3-6
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Tuesday, March 3 • 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Panel: Rethinking Public Sector through Blockchain - Bobbi Muscara, Ledger Academy; Saptarshi Choudhury, Paramount Software Solutions; Sean O'Kelly, Former Public Sector CIO

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Governments' and other public sector entities core function is to act on behalf of society to create the laws and rules that must be followed, and to ensure that they are being followed. It is foundationally necessary for governments to have access to accurate, relevant, and complete information in order to fulfill these responsibilities, which is why governments possess legal, regulatory, and judicial mechanisms to compel the truth from all societal participants.

This authority uniquely positions governments' as validators of truth and custodians of trusted information. Emerging technologies continually provide new capabilities that enable creativity and the rethinking of existing processes, interactions, and models. While all emerging technologies will play a role in the public sector, blockchain will certainly be among the most consequential, because of its specific role as a facilitator, validator, and custodian of trusted information.

This technology promises to enable governments' and other public sector entities to interact with societal participants within a larger ecosystem, or fabric, which will break down traditional public-private silos and provide completely new approaches toward governance.The key components of this ecosystem are a) identity (real world items of value (assets) that can be represented digitally), b) interactions (traceability of transactions), c) regulatory compliance (the embedded laws, rules, and contracts that should be followed), and d) governance (the creation, maintenance, and operation of the ecosystem).

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Saptarshi Choudhary

Director Emerging Technologies, Paramount Software Solutions
Saptarshi works in Paramount Software Solutions and primarily focuses on IT Strategy.He has been the Chairperson for the Hyperledger Public Sector SIG.
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Bobbi Muscara

Bobbi Muscara, Ledger Academy
Hyperledger TSC member, Winner of the 2020 Government Blockchain Association's SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD Proven community leader focused on creating an environment of belonging. Featured www.Hyperledger.org https://www.hyperledger.org/blog/2019/09/05/community-spotlight-meet-bobbi-muscara-hyperledger-learning-materials-development-working-group-chair... Read More →
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Sean O'Kelly

VP and CTO
Sean is the current VP and CTO of a professional services firm that helps clients launch new products, deliver professional learning and development, create curated experiences, and meet regulatory compliance requirements. He is responsible for driving technology strategy and investment... Read More →

Tuesday March 3, 2020 2:50pm - 3:30pm MST
101 A
  Business Track