Blockchain luminary Don Tapscott relies on the know-how of our colleague Stefan Hopf


Our senior consultant Dr. Stefan Hopf wrote a white paper on “Blockchain and Industry 4.0” for the globally recognized Blockchain Research Institute (BRI). In order to do so, he analyzed concrete case studies and led interviews with industry experts in the fields of economy, law, technology and production. Among others, he talked to Dr. Reinhold Achatz, CTO of ThyssenKrupp AG, Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Arnold Picot, the late head of research for information, organization and management at LMU Munich, and Güngör Kara, Director of Global Application and Consulting at EOS GmbH.

The founder of the Blockchain Research Institute, Don Tapscott, took notice of our Blockchain expert during his time at Airbus, when he was working on a related project. The two have been cooperating with each other since May 2017. Don Tapscott represents for the worldwide Blockchain community, what famous conductor Kent Nagano represents for today’s classical music: pioneership and expertise. Initially he received attention in the professional public by establishing the think tank nGenera Insight in 1993. The entrepreneur and former mayor of Edmonton has written over 15 books, including best sellers such as Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. In 2016 he made noise in the world of Blockchain for the first time; in cooperation with his son Alex Tapscott, he produced the popular scientific publication Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World. Subsequently, they initiated the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI). Since then the institute has been involved in over 70 Blockchain related projects.

Stefan Hopf’s article underlines once more: Blockchain is no longer just a pipe dream for teckies – it has also arrived in our global economy. Boeing, for example, is working on lifecycle data collection and storage through Blockchain. Maintenance companies will be able to access data on manufacturing, operations and upkeep of an airplane over a distributed ledger system.



Source: My IBM

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