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Blockchain Technology & Recent Trends

August 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Galveston Bay Section (GBS) Presents 

Blockchain Technology & Recent Trends IEEE-GBS-SMC-20190827

UHCL –Delta Building D140

August 27th, 2019, 6:00-7:30 PM

Presentation Abstract:

Emile will discuss the basics of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and “Blockchain”, some of the recent trends and use cases for this new technology along with some of the challenges for adoption.

The promises for this area of innovation (Blockchain Tech) are vast for Government, Business and Personal applications, some of the advancements will radically change how things will be done as process/transaction friction is reduced.

Some projects are moving rapidly but we are seeing pockets of innovation on standby due to slowed adoption / extended trials and regulatory uncertainty.

It is our premise that understanding of use case solutions for DLT technology is growing at a rapid pace, and we can expect significant implementations underpinning several verticals over the next 2-5 years. This presentation is to explore a couple of areas for awareness.


Key topics for discussion:

Opening – What’s all the Buzz about?

DLT Technology – What is it, What’s Involved, Areas to Explore

Key Aspects of Blockchain – Trends, Use Cases, Statistics

Digital Assets – Types, Uses, Securities, Tokenization

Challenges for Adoption – Capabilities, Technology Awareness, Regulatory issues, and framework.



Presenters Bios:

Emile Toups, WorldPMO

Emile Toups is an EFFORT architect and practitioner that works with companies and entrepreneurs to bring “Ideas to Outcomes” using proven methods of working to address inefficiencies in the framing, staging, and delivery of the complex activity.

Emile believes that accelerated change in the future and digital technologies are leading the shift into the new economy. With the widespread adoption of digital technologies, the rules of business are changing causing complete shifts in value creation and how supply chains of the future will operate. His primary focus is on Activity Transformation “how things will be done” in the new world of digital-enabled supply chains.

Working delivery of efforts around the world, Emile has supported team development and orchestration of Engineering / Technical projects and programs for over 25 years. He is the founder of WorldPMO and the EFFORT companies that have delivered over 2000 projects in 50+ countries for a variety of businesses including Shell Oil, Hewlett Packard, Molecular Health and Norton Rose Fulbright.

Emile has a passion for waste reduction and balanced innovation with goals to increase the effectiveness in the delivery of the activity. His belief is that society faces “peak everything” across many resource channels. This will require industry to work smarter, much smarter as the scales tip towards a digital (automated) future that will impact the workforce balance we have known for the last 100 years.


Shane McAlister, WorldPMO

Professional Information Technologist, Project, and Program management practitioner.  Shane works with different companies facilitating excellence in delivery with a technological focus, while futurizing operations.

Shane began his career straight out of high school as a “white hat” security consultant for such companies as Computer Science Corporation (CSC), T-Systems North America, and Shell Oil Company.



August 27, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm