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Blockchain Communities of Practice: Fostering Innovation at the Intersection of Academia and Business

Cody Behles | 1. day, Lecture

The FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis, Tennessee (USA) is a unique collaboration between a public research institution and one of America's largest companies to address the challenges surrounding emerging technologies. Research is ongoing in the fields of autonomous vehicle technology, smart cities technologies, biologistics, cybersecurity, additive manufacturing, and other emerging technologies.

This talk will focus on how the FedEx Institute of Technology has engaged this public-private partnership to construct a community of blockchain experts that makes the city of Memphis a magnet for blockchain innovation. It will explore the significance of this technology for the information professions, and look to how it might develop in the near future.