ACS Blockchain Technical committee. My aim was to mention the ACS' reports on blockchain, but the first speaker has already mentioned them.
- Blockchain Innovation: A Patent Analytics Report by IP Australia
- Blockchain 2030: A Look at the Future of Blockchain in Australia.by CSIRO
- Blockchain Challenges for Australia by the ACS Blockchain Technical Committee (I suggested to the section on blockchain for education)
Two speakers mentioned the idea of a Blockchain Cooperative Research Center (CRC). I don't think this is a good idea. Blockchain is moving so fast it needs something more flexible than a CRC. This could be linked to the startup centers associated with universities and bodies such as the ACS.
The last question we were asked was what the National Blockchain Roadmap should be called. we looked at each other on our table and typed in: "National Blockchain Roadmap". ;-)
I am sitting next to the Blockchain Collective, who have developed an Advanced Diploma of Applied Blockchain. Also I bumped into Neil Alexander from coina.ge (in the ACS Harbour City Labs in Sydney).
ps: It is a very Utopia event, with the MC mentioning there had been an episode of the TV comedy sending up government blockchain use.Already I have had two lawyers tell me about their parenting techniques, and received one invitation to give a presentation on the ethics of IT. ;-)