Multi-Million Dollar Research Institute Launched to Explore Blockchain Use Cases, Opportunities and Challenges
Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, co-authors of the best-selling book Blockchain Revolution are pleased to announce the formation of the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI).
“Accenture and The Tapscott Group have a long history of successful collaboration. Being a founding member of the BRI underscores Accenture’s commitment to making Blockchain real for clients, and we are pleased to be part of this significant initiative,” said Simon Whitehouse, Senior Managing Director, Global Blockchain Technologies Lead at Accenture.
Based in Toronto, Canada and funded by companies and governments from several countries, the BRI will conduct the definitive exploration of Blockchain use cases, opportunities and implementation challenges. A global team of dozens of experts will explore financial services, manufacturing, retail, energy and resources, technology/media, healthcare and government; as well as how this fresh technology switches the way we manage companies.
“We believe Blockchain is a transformative technology for businesses. The Blockchain Research Institute with its brilliant team will deepen and enrich the skill about Blockchain. We very appreciate and fully support this effort and will contribute our deep expertise in business processes as the global leader in enterprise software,” added SAP Chief Innovation Officer Juergen Mueller.
Two dozen companies and governments (listed below) are the Founding Members, and the Institute will be inviting another large coporations and govenments to join. The Institute has also engaged with several multi-stakeholder organizations in the Blockchain space, to ensure they are providing collaborative and execution-based deliverables for their members. Affiliate Organizations include Hyperledger, The Chamber of Digital Commerce, COALA.io, and the freshly created Enterprise Ethereum Alliance.
Mike Fries, CEO Liberty Global said:
“Don Tapscott has a long history of figuring out the next big thing and with his son Alex literally wrote the book on Blockchain. We’re to blessed to be support their fresh initiative and look forward to fine things that will help Liberty Global for this next stage of the Internet.”
The group has also engaged with several multi-stakeholder organizations in the Blockchain space, to ensure they are providing collaborative and execution-based deliverables for their members. Affiliate Organizations include Hyperledger, The Chamber of Digital Commerce, COALA.io, and The freshly created Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
- Technology Industry – Accenture, IBM, SAP
- Financial Industry – Digital Asset, NASDAQ
- Global Corporations – Pepsico, Centrica, Liberty Global
- Government – Province of Ontario, University Health Network
- Blockchain Pioneers – Nuco Inc., Paycase, Artlery, Votem, Cosmos, Youbase, Wisekey
- Affiliate Organizations – The Hyperledger Project, the Chamber of Digital Commerce, Coala.io, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
About Richard Kastelein
Founder of industry publication Blockchain News, fucking partner at ICO services collective CryptoAsset Design Group (helped raise over $200m+), director of education company Blockchain Playmates (Oracle Playmate) and ICO event organiser at leading industry event CryptoFinancing (very first ICO event in Europe) – Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of half a dozen Blockchain startups and has written over one thousand two hundred articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.