Can blockchain transform your organization? We talk with Yorke Rhodes III about Microsoft’s blockchain journey, and the value of blockchain technology.
Reid Jackson: Very excited for today's show. We're going to be talking about blockchain, which I know everyone is a buzz about and have been for quite some time. On today's show we have Yorke Rhodes with us. He's currently the principal program manager, blockchain engineering at Microsoft Azure. He's also the co-founder of blockchain at Microsoft. He's an adjunct professor at NYU, teaching a class on digital and eCommerce marketing. He's also a graduate of NYU and previously in his career, earlier he worked for Microsoft and Goldman Sachs and IBM and he just has a wealth of knowledge on blockchain and other topics. But today it's about blockchain and so Yorke, welcome to the show.
Is blockchain scalable? How can it transform your organization? Hear from Yorke Rhodes III, Co-founder of Blockchain at Microsoft and Principal Program Manager Azure Blockchain Engineering, as he discusses the company's blockchain journey and how CIOs of today must recognize the value of blockchain in a way never seen before.
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About Yorke E. Rhodes III
Yorke E. Rhodes III is Co-founder of Blockchain @Microsoft and Principal Program Manager Azure Blockchain Engineering. He is a passionate technologist with broad interests, always drawn to the next shiny object. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science from NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He has worked in industry for over 20 years, in enterprises such as Microsoft and IBM, and startups in wireless, mobile, digital marketing, and e-commerce. At Goldman Sachs Investment Bank he built their first wireless internet ingress and advised bankers in wireless, telecom, and media. As a young developer he saw the beginnings of client server databases, obscure languages like ada, lisp, and paradox, and the birth of the internet. Blockchain piqued his interest in the summer of 2015 with the launch of Ethereum. An Adjunct Professor at NYU, he has taught digital marketing, e-commerce and intrapreneurship.
About Reid Jackson
As Vice President, Corporate Development, Reid Jackson helps leads the investigation of new technologies, partnerships and business opportunities to increase the relevance and reach of GS1 Standards. Drawing on his extensive IT background and experience implementing solutions for both large and small corporations in retail, grocery, healthcare and manufacturing, Mr. Jackson helps lead the exploration of collaboration opportunities to help businesses leverage emerging technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision.
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