Chartered Accountants Ireland

Blockchain - what it is and how is it impacting accountancy & business in Ireland today?

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As part of blockchain Ireland week we are delighted to host a breakfast briefing. Think of a technology with the possibility of being as transformative as the internet. Briefing will consist of a short keynote on what is blockchain and demonstrate its value and impact through real life examples across a number of industries. A panel discussion will follow on the merits and challenges facing adoption of the technology and what the future looks like.

Venue details:  
Chartered Accountants House, , Dublin
Start date & time:  
28 May 2019 08:30
End date & time:  
28 May 2019 09:30
Price: €0.00 
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Speaker details
First nameLast name
Claire Fitzpatrick
Mai Santamaria


Product type:  
CPD course
Information technology

Who should attend

This is open to all. All members whether those working in practice or industry or anyone having an interest in the positive outcome we believe blockchain can bring to business.

Course overview

  • Introduction to blockchain
  • Demonstration of value of technology through real use cases
  • Impact for accountants in practice & industry
  • Challenges & opportunities for the future

Key learning outcomes

  • Understand blockchain characteristics
  • Appreciate the value of the technology through real use cases
  • Appreciate the broad impact for the profession for an ethical approach to business
  • Appreciate the size of the opportunity

Speaker Bio

Claire leads the scaling of ConsenSys. ConsenSys designs, builds and deploys enterprise software blockchain solutions powered by the Ethereum blockchain. Consensys employs 1,000 people worldwide and its clients include Forbes Global 2000 companies. ConsenSys Ireland launched in June 2018 and acts as a technology delivery hub for the EMEA Region. Claire was a founder of Red Planet a consultancy bringing outside in start-up innovation to large corporates which she sold to Deloitte in 2017.

Speaker Bio

Mai Santamaria is Senior Financial Advisor at the Department of Finance, and heads up the Financial Advisory team within the Shareholding and Financial Advisory Division. She was co-author of the department's discussion paper on virtual currencies and blockchain.