Unlocking Blockchain for business and government

The SGV Advisory team, led by Partners Ian Lauron, Ian Canlas and Kaye Macaisa, hosted a roundtable discussion on blockchain titled Identifying Potential Applications of Blockchain Technology last 14 November at the Shang Grand Tower, Makati City. The primary speaker during the session was EY Principal and Global Blockchain Innovation Leader Paul Brody.

Mr. Brody discussed how the use of blockchain technology, as a solution to existing problems across several industries, has steadily increased in this era of disruption. He discussed the industrialization of blockchain technology, calling it the biggest IT revolution in 50 years. He discussed various use cases in an enterprise and the technology’s transition as it continues to develop as a standard tool for enterprise interaction. He also presented the potential challenges in implementing blockchain and where and how businesses can begin. An open forum session followed.

Also present during the event were SGV Advisory Services Leader Rossana Fajardo and other Advisory Partners Warren Bituin, Francis Lumbres and Marnelli Fullon. Over 30 representatives from government, academe, and the banking and telco sectors participated in the event.