“Blockchain Real-World Use Cases and board seat elections – April 10th meeting”

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About the event

Blockchain has been around for a while. It is now past the “Peak of Inflated Expectations” and probably more in the “Trough of Disillusionment” on the Technology Adoption Curve. But what are the barriers to realizing this technology? Which companies are having successes and which are having failures? And as we begin on the “Path to Enlightenment,” are there real use cases achieving actual results that we can begin to pin our expectations and planning on?

Join us for the SIM Portland April 2019 meeting when we will follow one CIO’s process of discovery relating to the component software technology that is Blockchain. Through the eyes of a key information system decision maker, and by querying local experts, we’ll review what is happening with Blockchain. Our experts include developers working hard on developing the business leaders creating new blockchain models. Come learn what new opportunities and challenges are here today and on the horizon with the implementation and operational management of this technology.

Key topics that will be explored include,

  • A CIO’s approach to evaluating blockchain
  • Review of current status Blockchain technology
  • Major adoption areas in Blockchain.
  • Examples of Blockchain project successes and failures

The Speakers/Panelist

Cian Montgomery, Director of Technology, LO3 Energy

Cian Montgomery is a 24-year software development veteran. He worked at Intel Corporation for 14 years on a wide variety of projects and technologies including compute kernels, embedded graphics, computational photography and as a software architect in Intel’s Blockchain Program Office & maintainer of the Hyperledger Sawtooth Blockchain project. He is currently Director Of Technology and Chief Blockchain Architect at LO3 Energy. 


Benjamin Diggles, VP Business Development, Constellation Labs

Benjamin Diggles is the VP of Business Development at Constellation Labs which is a consumer and enterprise grade distributed ledger technology that enables the world’s smart devices and machines to seamlessly interact and transact. Constellation is a member of Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation and The MOBI Mobility Foundation and is working with enterprise companies around the world to explore market viability and go-to-market requirements for Blockchain solutions. Prior to working at Constellation, Benjamin was at Oracle and was responsible for building out the B2C Cloud Marketplace as well as managing mobile strategy for Fortune 500 companies.

nathan Nathan DeNero, Cofounder, YouBase

Nathan Deniro - Nathan is a technology executive and advisor with nearly 30 years of experience in diverse industries including healthcare, technology and government. He has turned his energies toward blockchain technologies as the founding member of YouBase, a development platform enabling collaborative blockchain projects.

aloy Aloysius John Keralavakkayil, S Manager, HCL Technologies

Aloysius is an accomplished business technology consulting leader with 15+ years of experience working with leading global corporations. He is a professional with innovative ideas in building and running successful IT organizations. He has an excellent understanding of emerging technologies and business processes. Aloysius has extensive ERP Consulting Practice building experience leading multiple large-scale ERP implementations and rollouts at the global level for several fortune 100 companies. Aloysius is also part of HCL Blockchain Labs group helping with HCL CoTrust Blockchain product.\


aloyJordan Masanga, CIO, PERS

Jordan Masanga is in his 15th year at Oregon PERS, Jordan Masanga is leading the agency in a digital transformation journey that will usher in new business capabilities and technology. As Chief Information Officer, Mr. Masanga leads a 77-person IT organization that manages and administers Oregon’s Public Employees Retirement System that consists of over 350,000 members and 1,000 employers. Oregon PERS has four major retirement plans, and a portfolio at nearly $80B. Prior to Oregon PERS, Mr. Masanga help start-up company in music industry and was VP of Engineering at ADC Telecomm Broadband Division where he led an engineering organization consisting of 5 domestic and international offices. In total, Mr. Masanga has 29 years’ experience in software engineering and information technology.

aloyTony Alferez, 2 Worlds Tech Consulting

Tony Alferez - Tony (Moderator) is a senior technology leader and consultant helping midsize and large companies implement new software technologies. From his early days, implement secure email systems for the US Army in the early 90’s, Tony has been an advocate for achieving business goals with new technology. He has launched “first ever” business applications for online pharmacies, healthcare insurance providers, on-demand manufacturers and a host of vertical business workflows. His current emerging technology efforts include strategies for moving to cloud-based infrastructure, distributed development environments, new Javascript models, and enterprise blockchain systems. 



When & Where
Apr 10
10th April 2019
05:30 PM - 08:15 PM
Portland, OR
2019-04-10 05:30 PM 2019-04-10 08:15 PM America/Los_Angeles “Blockchain Real-World Use Cases and board seat elections – April 10th meeting” April Monthly Meeting 1225 Southwest 6th Avenue Portland, OR, United States 97204

University Club of Portland

Address: 1225 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204


SIM Portland member price is $35.00 (To get member price, please log in!). If you have issues with login please email membership@simpdx.org


5:30 pm to 6:20 pm Social

6:20 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Talk

8:15 pm Close

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

Portland Historic Landmark[2]

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