June 13/14, 2017, the Annual Global Technology Distributors Council (GTDC) Summit EMEA took place in Vienna. At the GTDC all the “big guys” from the IT industry meet the large IT distributors like TechData or Ingram Micro to discuss the newest development in the professional IT business. The event was packed full with market insight and trend reports. CHAINSTEP had the honour to be a panelist at the “Meet your Next Business Unit” session hosted by well-know Bob Snyder, Editor-in-Chief of CHANNEL MEDIA EUROPE Ltd. During the talk we explained about the massive potential of blockchain for based cloud solutions like Sia or Storj and about the upcoming change uttered by new blockchain based license management systems as License.Rocks is working on.

The other panelists where Harald Burchardt from PureLifi (great concept to transmit data via light) and Harald Steindl from HST Consulting (gave interesting insight on the smart home development). Over all it was great to discuss with all the senior management participants about the deployment of blockchain in the high volume IT business. Still it might take some time until the first key player in that market will start to adapt blockchain technology, but the feedback from the audience was clear: there are for sure promising blockchain based use cases in the IT market. Attached you find the presentation Bob held as at the start of the “Next Business” session.

 


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