Join the Wharton Club of South Florida to kick off it's 2018 - 2019 event schedule as the club presents an exciting exploration of blockchain innovation.
Bitcoin may have everyone's attention, but it’s blockchain — the encoding technology behind cryptocurrencies and thousands of other data applications— that is transforming everything from banking to healthcare to the music industry. Sound like hype? Not according to these guests of the Wharton Club of South Florida who represent both large corporations and new startups in the blockchain space.
Rafael Mercado is the Chief of Staff to the General Manager and an Associate Partner of IBM Business Consulting, the $17 billion unit responsible for business applications of blockchain. As the current marketplace leader in the deployment of blockchain technology, IBM is at the forefront of working with industry partners to implement services in banking, logistics, and healthcare. Mr. Mercado leads the Client Experience Office ensuring high-quality engagements with IBM's clients across industries and works with numerous clients in the South Florida area, from agriculture to hospitality.
Albert Santalo is founder and CEO of 8base, an application development platform, and ecosystem that is using disruptive technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence to greatly accelerate digital transformation. 8base unites the entire world of software authors, contributors and users working together in a thriving decentralized ecosystem. He is the former Chairman and CEO of CareCloud, a company he founded in 2009 that is working to modernize the antiquated healthcare industry with a cloud-based platform. CareCloud reached #127 on the 2014 Inc. 500 list and is backed by NVP, Intel Capital, First Data Corp. and others.
We expect wide interest from our entire Wharton community for this event and encourage our members to invite other alumni, non-members and guests to come and network, learn and experience the benefits of the Wharton Club of South Florida.
6:30 - 7:30 - Registration & Cocktail Hour
7:30 - 8:30 - Presentation and Q&A
Wharton Club of South Florida Members & Guests: No Cost
Non-Members: $25 *Early Bird* registration, $35 after September 29
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