ITU ESPRESSO: Preparing Your Business for a Future with Blockchain
Blockchains and similar networks change how we organize economies. But how can businesses best prepare for the emerging future with blockchain? In this ITU ESPRESSO talk, we are joined by ITU Professor and Head of the European Blockchain Center, Roman Beck, for a discussion about blockchain for business and the philosophy behind the digital ledger.
Blockchain is much more than a technology for crypto currencies, and it is already widely used by businesses for verification, notarization, and tracking. In this ITU ESPRESSO talk, ITU Professor and Head of the European Blockchain Center, Roman Beck will explain why the real business of blockchain is only beginning to take form and point to what business leaders may gain in the long term from rejecting traditional business thinking.
At its core, blockchain as a digital ledger and database is about making decentralized economic systems work and minimizing the role of central actors. In this light, business leaders and companies may leverage the technology more if they learn to redefine entities, actors, and interactions, as their business boundaries increasingly fade and interweave.
This calls for a decentralized mindset which will allow for businesses to co-create value in networks and ecosystems. With a decentralized mindset, businesses can better leverage the technology and shift away from traditional business thinking and conventional principles of inventing, producing, packaging, and shipping products and services.
In this ITU ESPRESSO talk, we are joined by Head of the European Blockchain Center and ITU Professor on the Master in IT Management program, Roman Beck. Tune in for a discussion about the relevant steps for businesses to take and the role of the decentralized mindset in the blockchain space.
The talk will be streamed on this page on Tuesday 21 September 2021, at 2PM.
Speaker: Roman Beck
Roman Beck is Full Professor within the BusinessIT department at IT University of Copenhagen. He is Lead Researcher and Head of the European Blockchain Center and teaches on the Master in IT Management program.
Roman Beck is among the top 5% of all German professors in business administration. As Blockchain economist, his research focuses on the role of changing nature of work due to Blockchain with focus on governance and value creation in decentralised systems. He is interested in institutional logics of organisations, organisational mindfulness, and awareness.
Moderator: Pernille Enggaard
Pernille Enggaard is a vested Business and Finance Journalist whose areas of interest span from monetary developments, finance, business economics to macro tendencies and IT driven growth.
Pernille Enggaard is known as the hostess of the radio show Millionærklubben which is broadcasted on Euroinvestor (previously on Radio24Syv and TV2 News). Throughout the course of the show, and along with a range of analysts, investors, and executives, she has explored the global financial sectors and financial markets. Since graduating as Market Economist from Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College, Pernille Enggaard has also served as communications consultant for a number of Danish companies, written pieces for the Danish newspaper, Dagbladet Børsen and contributed to several books about digitalisation.