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Strengths and Weaknesses of the Blockchain Technology (co-hosted with HKUST)
Why is blockchain, a distributed ledger that is transparent, decentralized, and invariable, important for business? What are the disadvantages of blockchain? How is blockchain used beyond Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies)? How will it impact you?

In this session, the speakers will review the strengths and weaknesses of the blockchain technology and its applications in various economic sectors. The session will conclude by identifying some challenges faced by blockchain applications.

Oct 27, 2020 06:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Co-hosted by HKUST Business School and UBC Sauder School of Business
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Prof. Carson WOO
Stanley Kwok Professor of Business @University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business
Carson Woo’s research interests include conceptual modeling, systems analysis and design, and requirements engineering. At UBC, he is part of two research clusters: Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. He was Head of Sauder IT (2011-2013) and introduced IT governance to the school. He and Dr. Yair Wand has a UBC spinoff company (modiviz.com) for assisting teams in their operational clarity, effectiveness, and efficiency. Dr. Woo is editor of Information Technology and Systems Abstracts Journal, Social Science Research Network (SSRN), and serves or has served on several editorial boards, including ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, Business & Information Systems Engineering, Information and Management, and Requirements Engineering. He is chair of Conceptual Modeling Conference steering committee (2019–2020) and was president of Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (2004-2006) and chair of ACM Special Interest Group on Office Information Systems (1991-1995).
Prof. Kai-Lung HUI
Elman Family Professor of Business @Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School
Kai-Lung Hui is Elman Family Professor of Business, Associate Dean for Research and Deputy Head and Chair Professor of ISOM at the HKUST Business School. His research interests include information privacy and security, Fintech, IT policy, and electronic commerce. He has published numerous scholarly journal papers and provided consultancy services for government and non-government organizations on these technology topics. Professor Hui is currently serving as a Senior Editor for Information Systems Research and an Editorial Board Member for Journal of Management Information Systems, two of the top three information systems journals used in the Financial Times’ business school ranking. He is also serving as an advisor or expert panel member of various organizations and companies. Professor Hui has taught a wide range of courses from undergraduate, MSc, MBA, EMBA, PhD, to executive courses. He obtained his BBA and PhD degrees from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.