Blockchain: What Business Leaders Need to Know About This Disruptive Technology, IE Brown Program Director Patrick McHugh

Patrick McHugh, MBA, PhD

IE Brown Executive MBA Director and Brown University School of Engineering Professor of Practice Patrick McHugh opens this Information Week article with some sage advice about the revolutionary peer-to-peer, digital ledger technology, blockchain:  

“Some are calling blockchain the next Internet, saying that it holds the promise to disrupt (and hopefully improve) our lives in ways we can’t even imagine. While there’s a healthy dose of hype fueling that statement, there’s also enough potential to merit giving blockchain a closer look.”

With financial services and technology firms around the globe have invested more than $1 billion in blockchain in 2016,

“Now is the time,” informs McHugh, “for IT and business leaders to determine if and how it can improve their business models and offer a competitive edge going forward.”

Read the rest of the article to look at some blockchain use cases that illustrate its usefulness in healthcare, real estate, financial services, media and entertainment, and transportation.

See the full story: Blockchain: What Business Leaders Need to Know About This Disruptive Technology

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