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Wednesday, October 4

11:00am EDT

How Blockchains and Cryptocurrency Can Transform Colleges in a Networked World
Blockchain is the technology for decentralized management of distributed data that underpins BitCoin and other cryptocurrencies. Researchers have recently noticed that Blockchain technology is also useful for transforming other previously centralized activities into distributed autonomous organizations, and that has spurred a flood of investment. Blockchains are ideally suited to create a universal ledger that records all educational events, transactions, and outcomes into a kind of global super-transcript that does not require validation or administration by centralized authorities. Such a ledger would be secure, private, tamper-proof, and timestamped but it would also be open so that third-party developers can create applications that deliver value to students, employers, and institutions. These applications would be deeply disruptive to accreditors, federal regulators, the personnel recruitment industry, rankings, credentialing, and other middle-man industries that create unnecessary friction in higher education, ultimately driving up the cost of education.

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Rich Demillo

Executive Director, Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U), Georgia Tech
Richard DeMillo is the Charlotte B. and Roger C. Warren Professor of Computing and Professor of Management, former John P. Imlay Dean of Computing, and Executive Director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Author of over 100 articles... Read More →

Wednesday October 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room E - Marquis Two - Lower Lobby Conference Center 285 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30030
Thursday, October 5

11:00am EDT

Getting Your Entrepreneurial Kicks As A Badass Intrapreneur
It is more than likely that you not will start a grounbreaking, disruptive company. And not everyone is cut out to work in the crazy roller coaster ride of the young startup struggling to find its market and place in the world. That doesn't mean opportunities to be an entrepreneurial leader are restricted to just startups. In this workshop hosted by former intrapreneur and product leader, Chidi Afulezi, attendees will participate in a conversation about how employees of a company that have the requisite entrepreneurial attributes can become corporate innovators driving intrapreneurship at their organizations. The workshop will hit on a number of potent topics including:What makes an intrapreneur? What is the difference b/w an entrepreneur and an intrapreneur?What is the scope of an intrapreneur?How do intrapreneurs drive innovation within their companies?Building a culture of experimentation within a bureacracy.Becoming part of the intrapreneurial and corporate innovation parts of your organization

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Chidi Afulezi

Co-Founder, aKoma
Chidi Afulezi is a product guy and digital insurgent, with a day job of co-founder of aKoma, a content management and storytelling platform for Africa and fans interested in Africa focused content. He also is a product management consultant and trainer, working with product teams... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room C - Harris Tower - Floor 24 233 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta GA 30303

1:30pm EDT

Love Mondays: Why Work Isn't Working
As humans, most of us are on a quest to find meaningful work. And yet, that same quest often robs us of our humanity. We search job boards for hours, update our LinkedIn profile, attend networking events, send applications to faceless companies, cross our fingers and hope for a response. And when we find work, it frequently leaves us feeling misunderstood, disengaged, and underutilized. Does it have to be this way? Is it an objective fact that looking for work has to feel dehumanizing? In this talk, Chris Turner makes a bold prediction. That looking for work will soon be as enjoyable as discovering music on Spotify. Backed equally by industry research and surprising consumer insights, Turner captains an optimistic voyage into the future of work; one where we gladly hand our jobs to robots and where entire companies exist in the cloud.

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Chris Turner

CEO, Tentrocket
For the past three years, Chris Turner ran Tenrocket, a startup building apps for startups in 10 days for $10k. After overseeing the development of more than 50 apps without hiring a single employee, Chris did some soul searching and realized Tenrocket was really about helping people... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Room E - Marquis Two - Lower Lobby Conference Center 285 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30030
Friday, October 6

1:30pm EDT

WorkingNation Presents: The Future of Work
As the world evolves, so do job trends and job descriptions. Theresa Coddington of WorkingNation discusses trends and predictions on how employment is evolving.

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Theresa Collington

Executive Producer of Digital and Content Partners, WorkingNation
Theresa Collington is known for her expertise in digital media and re-aligning traditional business work flows to include digital content gathering and production, generating high traffic and engagement to content published on digital platforms, analysis of digital metrics, and overseeing... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Room A - South Tower - Floor 22 225 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta GA 30303