Guest post: Alissa Worley, Accenture
As the business blockchain community convenes in Basel in a few weeks for the first Hyperledger Global Forum, the blockchain team at Accenture would like to share three things that really excite us about this technology and market.
1. Diversity and inclusion
To achieve its breakthrough potential, blockchain desperately needs more talent and more diversity. We’ve been talking about this for a long time and working hard to make blockchain a diverse and inclusive career path.
If you share our passion for and commitment to this cause, please join us on the evening of December 11 for a fun and inspiring Diversity and Inclusion in Blockchain reception. Find all details and register here.
Interoperability has emerged as a hot topic across the industry. Multiple DLT platforms are gaining traction in the market and different verticals and ecosystems are gravitating towards different platforms. Concern about picking the ‘wrong system’ or looking ahead to perceived challenges to connecting blockchain-based ecosystems that may be on different platforms has been a hindrance in moving the technology forward.
Accenture has developed and tested two technology solutions that enable two or more blockchain enabled ecosystems to integrate.
The Accenture solutions show that blockchain platforms from Digital Asset (DA Platform) and R3 (R3 Corda) as well as Hyperledger Fabric and Quorum can integrate to securely orchestrate business processes.
Accenture’s business and technical experts will be at Hyperledger Global Forum to discuss interoperability and many other topics. You will find us in our booth and giving demos in the Demo Theater.
Accenture’s Dave Treat will keynote on the topic of DLT Path to Production at Scale. Dave will discuss how enterprises are pushing the boundaries of the technology and proving it can more than meet the demands. He’ll also cover technical advancements like interoperability and business models like multi-stakeholder governance.
Schedule a meeting with any of our experts by sending an email to blockchain at Accenture dot com. Please specify the nature of your interest so we can try to connect you with the most appropriate member of our team.
3. Developers! Developers! Developers!
The Hyperledger community is one that is becoming more and more robust every day in terms of the number and backgrounds of developers actively contributing. At Accenture, we think that is very important and pertinent to a thriving technology ecosystem. But with being an open source project, there are challenges in knowing who is doing what exactly with the technology. There are so many interesting projects and developments under way! In fact, to further explore what can be built with Hyperledger technologies, we’ll be hosting our second Blockchain for Good hackathon on Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16, immediately following Hyperledger Global Forum. This year, we are focusing on Sustainable Supply Chain. Mentors and judges from Accenture, Hyperledger and leading sustainability organizations will work with hackers during this two-day sprint. The hackathon is open to in-person and online participation, but spots are limited. Find out more and register here.
In conclusion, Accenture has its sights set on being the preeminent independent advisor, implementer and operator of enterprise blockchain systems. Greater diversity, breakthrough innovation, and practical solutions to global challenges like sustainable supply chain are key pillars to achieving this vision. Our team of experts will descend on Basel to roll up our sleeves and work with the entire community on these and other important topics.
We look forward to connecting with you there!