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Saturday, August 18 • 10:30am - 11:30am
704 - Blockchain: What Is It and Why Should We Care?

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Blockchain, or distributed ledger, is being described as the next disruptive technology. This session gives attendees an overview of the technology: what it is, how it works, and why archivists and records managers should be interested. Government agencies and businesses are exploring uses for this technology and potential use cases include digital identity, land titling, and smart contracts. Audience discussion is encouraged! Moderator: Meredith Stewart

Chair
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Meredith Stewart

Digital Services Expert, United States Digital Service
Meredith Stewart is a Digital Services Expert at the United States Digital Service and is currently working on modernization efforts at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Meredith was previously the Innovation Hub Director for the National Archives and Records Administration.

Speakers
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Sharmila Bhatia

Electronic Records Format Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration
Sharmila Bhatia is an Electronic Records Format Specialist at the National Archives and Records Administration. She currently is on the SAA Foundation Board.
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Anthony Wright de Hernandez

Community Collections Archivist, Virginia Tech
Anthony Wright de Hernandez is Community Collections Archivist at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. He is a member of the SAA Finance Committee and ACRL Residency Interest Group Web Committee. He holds an MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool.



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