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There’s a huge premium for the engineers who nail new stacks and architectures early on. Blockchain is up for the grabs.

You’re an Engineer, I am one too. We both remember how cool it was when we first started coding, but we also know that the tech we used back then has been long forgotten. The tech market is crazy fast, and today’s tech might not be there tomorrow either. In software, there’s a huge premium for the ones who nail new stacks and architectures early on. Blockchain is up for the grabs.

Talent alone won’t make you a success. …

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At the end of my Keynote Speeches, I always have a row of CTOs and Innovation Directors asking me where to start a Blockchain Roadmap in their companies. They feel Decentralisation will radically change the market they operate in, but they feel lost with all the buzz around ICOs and Cryptocurrencies. They don’t know where to start, and their job is to figure it out.

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” — Bobby Unser

Throughout 2018, I’ve been fortunate enough to work on countless Blockchain use cases across several industries, company sizes and geos. We started the year with a big focus on ICOs, cryptocurrencies were at all time high prices, the noise was overwhelming and the use cases were mostly futuristic and farfetched to say the least. Nowadays, ICOs have cooled off quite a bit, and Enterprises are taking Blockchain more seriously. As we all embrace this shift in the Blockchain space, the use cases are maturing and now Enterprise stakeholders find them much more realistic and doable. …

Enterprises are now actively exploring Blockchain. They are doing it mostly on a very private level, where it returns the lowest benefits. They all see that Blockchain can bring tremendous value to their industries, but that requires bringing together otherwise distrusting and even competing parties.

Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people. — Steve Jobs

Let’s use a very academic case: the English Premier League. Let’s imagine that Manchester United comes up with an ingenious idea to bring together all the league participants. In this hypothetical case, the idea would be to split the TV rights and Sponsorship funds transparently and fairly through the Premier League’s clubs, in a way that they wouldn’t need the League itself taking a fair share of the profits to act as a centralised intermediary. …


Sergio Pereira

Entrepreneur | CTO | Blockchain and Tech Consultant | Keynote Speaker

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