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Rocket City AFCEA Luncheon - Tom Culpepper and Sean Markert - "Blockchain Explained"

  • 09/25/2018
  • 11:30 - 13:00
  • Jackson Center 6001 Moquin Dr NW Huntsville, AL 35806

Please join Rocket City AFCEA for a luncheon featuring Tom Culpepper, Enterprise Capability Architect, and Sean Markert, Senior Financial Analyst, with IBM, who will be speaking on "Blockchain Explained", an introduction to Blockchain for business.

In this presentation by local IBM practitioners, Tom Culpepper and Sean Markert, you will be provided with a high-level overview of Blockchain and the constructs that make it work. They will provide example use cases that are shaking up industries and provide some technical background that is the foundation for Blockchain. This discussion will help you become smarter about Blockchain and able to begin thinking about how to use Blockchain in your domain.

Tom Culpepper is an entrenched day-to-day “enterprise capability architect" that unifies the various business unit leaders around common goals that drive value to the organization. He has worked for Fortune 500 Companies in designing, developing, and delivering large scale systems in healthcare, insurance, and finance. In the defense industry, he has worked with AMC, ASA(ALT), PEO MHS, LOGSA, and APCE to drive them to the forefront of technology necessary to meet the Army’s Readiness goals. Tom’s specialties include: Blockchain, Watson, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Business Intelligence, Service-Orientation and Service-Oriented Architecture, Relational and Big Data Databases, Data Architecture, Business Rule Management Systems, and Business Process Management.

Sean Markert is a Senior Financial Analyst, Blockchain Consultant and Managing Consultant for IBM. In addition to managing financials and teams for IBM, Sean is the Co-Founder and CFO of BitBros LLC, a bitcoin mining co-location. Sean also co-founded the Blockchain and Crypto Mining Association (BCMA) where he serves as the Treasurer. The BCMA is a non-profit aimed toward education and community engagement regarding crypto currency mining. Sean's specialties include: Blockchain, crypto currency mining, quantitative modeling, financial planning & analysis, resource management, and strategic planning.


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