CGL speaks at DTI’s Blockchain Forum

FSO Advisory Partner Ian Lauron was a guest speaker at the Blockchain Forum organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) last month. The event was part of a series on the Philippine government’s new inclusive, innovation-led, industrial strategy (i3s) led by DTI Assistant Secretary Dr. Rafaelita M. Aldaba. More than 100 professionals from the public and private sectors attended the forum.

With CGL were other blockchain experts from the industry who shared their opinions and views on the technology powering the controversial cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. The event highlighted the use and benefits of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT), in government. Also discussed were the risks and benefits of the technology and its impact on trade, regulations, and service delivery. Most importantly, the forum talked about how to start using the technology and its future applications in government agencies. CGL spoke on the basics of the blockchain technology and shared some views from the financial industry.

Also in attendance were FSO Advisory Associate Director Ben Simon and Associates Irsyad Stamboel and Daniel Joseph Tan.