When: Fri., March 8, 7:15-9:15 a.m. 2019
An incorruptible, world-wide digital ledger of transactions, Blockchain allows for greater trust, transparency, and collaboration across various constituencies, in addition to offering the use of "smart contracts" - a never-before-possible means of automating and auditing transactions. Come hear industry leaders speak about why brands including Walmart, Nestle, and Kroger are embracing this technology, including case stories around supply chain management, retail systems, and money movement/payments. ABOUT FRIDAY FORUMS At this signature event, local retailers gather together for a time of networking, breakfast, and learning. FEATURED SPEAKERS Phu Nguyen, Co-Founder & CEO, Omega ICO LLC Phu is a developer with a strong passion for advancing cryptocurrency on a global scale. Currently the founder and CEO of Omega ICO and COO of Block Star. As a Department of Defense Software Engineer, he made program changes that helped thousands of U.S. Soldiers worldwide. In his spare time Phu leads the RVA Blockchain Developers group and organizes the annual Block 9 Conference. Phu is passionate about technology and focused on advancing RVA as a technology hub. Chris Eide, CTO, Connexus Secure A serial entrepreneur with over 20 years in the IT industry. Currently the CTO @ Connexus Secure where he is providing financial data portability for account holders so they can enhance their lives. After work he is chilling on the organizing committee for ScrumRVA, RVA Blockchain Developers, and RVA Blockchain Conference BC9.