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Blockchain and Digital Assets: Introduction and Regulations

April 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Blockchain seminar brought to you by IEEE Young Professionals Ottawa
An exciting event on blockchain, hosting two excellent speakers:

Tejas Sawant of Ingersoll Rand
Topic: Introduction to Blockchain and Digital assets
History of Blockchains
Basics of Blockchain Architecture
How do Blockchains work?
Blockchain Use-cases
and a Networking and Cryptocurrency exchange activity

Tanya Woods of The Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada
Topic: Blockchain and Digital assets regulations
This presentation discusses Blockchains and Digital assets regulations with a focus on Canadian regulations.

* 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM: Blockchain Basics and Digital assets, by Tejas Sawant

* 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM: Blockchain and Digital assets regulation, by Tanya Woods

* 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM: Networking Session and Refreshments

Room Number: ME4359


Tejas Sawant is a Carleton University Alumni who studied Bachelor of Engineering, Aerospace. He currently works as an Account Manager for Digital and Energy services solutions at Ingersoll Rand. Tejas has also co-owned, Corepack Renewable Energy, a Solar Installation company in the past that dealt with residential and commercial Solar installs. He is currently the VP of the Association of Energy Engineers- Canada East chapter in Ottawa, which promotes the community of Energy Managers. Tejas is also a part of the leadership team of Ottawa’s chapter for Singularity University-a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies such as AI, Machine learning, Robotics, Distributed Ledgers/ Blockchains, digital biology and more to tackle the world’s biggest challenges such as but not limited to energy, environment, food, space, and water.

Tanya Woods brings more than a decade of successful strategic advocacy experience to her role at the Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada. Tanya has served as the Interim Executive Director for the Blockchain Association of Canada and is a champion for Canada’s digital innovation ecosystem, domestically and globally. Tanya has held senior level positions in industry representing national and multinational organizations in the telecommunications, technology and entertainment sectors, including BCE Inc., Microsoft and Nintendo. She has also advised and represented the Government of Canada in global trade negotiations and on the growth of the country’s blockchain ecosystem. Tanya is a global public speaker and published author with degrees from London School of Economics, Ottawa University and American University Washington College of Law. She was named among the top 10 “Leading TechWomen in Canada” by the Government of Canada, a “Trailblazer” by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a “Top 40 under 40” in Canada’s Capital by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ottawa Business Journal.


April 30, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT


4359 ME (Mackenzie Building)
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, On K1S 5B6 Canada
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