Blockchain Summit at CNM Monday, May 21

May 17, 2018

Blockchain technology will transform how CNM empowers students. At this summit, CNM staff and local professionals will present how the college is transforming certification and learning. We’ll help you understand how blockchain technology such as cryptocurrency, smart contracts, distributed databases, and public ledgers are, and will continue, to transform the Higher Education sector.

We’ll share our story of local start-ups focusing on blockchain; how blockchain technology will empower the truth; fighting Credit Card fraud; degree and diploma fraud; providing validated, irrefutable education and experience validation for students and job seekers.

A secure public ledger concept can be applied to many aspects of the education sector to remove roadblocks and provide real-time access to trusted, verifiable data.


Welcome and Introductions (Feng Hou, CIO): 1:00 – 1:15 pm

 Blockchain Technology & Training (Bill Halverson): 1:15 – 2:00 pm

-Q & A: 2:00 – 2:15 pm

 CNM’s ICO Proof of Concept & Digital Badging (Tobe Phelps, Bill Halverson): 2:15 – 3:00 pm

- Q & A: 3:15 – 3:30 pm

7 Criteria for Selecting the Right Blockchain Solution in Education (Feng Hou): 3:30 – 4:00 pm

- Q & A: 4:00 – 4:15 pm

Panel Discussion (Presenters, Deans, Community & Partner Representatives), Moderated by William Halverson                           4:15 – 5:00 pm