Blockchain Training Added to 2016 Mobile Payments Conference Agenda

Chicago, IL (June 21, 2016) – The 2016 Mobile Payments Conference (MPC) conference organizers confirmed that blockchain training will be held on the first day of the event and will be open to all attendees. The 2016 Mobile Payments Conference will be happening during August 29–31, 2016 at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel in Chicago, IL.

“Blockchain stands at the precipice of transforming a wide range of industries,” said Nitin Gaur, Director of IBM Blockchain Labs and MPC speaker. “Work must be done to bridge the gap between what current blockchain fabrics can do and how it can evolve to meet business demands.”

The training session will empower executives with the knowledge to leverage this powerful technology today, and insight to the banking, regulatory and financial factors influencing its evolution. Attendees will learn blockchain’s foundational elements and leave with an understanding of how the technology works and its various platforms.

“Blockchain technology is disrupting the business of commerce, with governments, technology bellwethers and the world’s largest financial institutions investing significant resources to nurture and capitalize on the phenomenon,” said Marla Ellerman, Mobile Payments Conference Chairman.

Earlier this week, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded grants to six companies working on blockchain applications for the government, and the Central Bank of Canada revealed that it is developing a digital version of the Canadian dollar based on blockchain technology.

“The subject matter while new, is having a wide-scale impact,” added Marla Ellerman. “By making this education available to our attendees, we are providing the opportunity to learn about blockchain from the very people driving its adoption.”

The Mobile Payments Conference provides unfettered access to the World’s foremost leaders from banking; financial services; retail; technology; mobile computing; cybersecurity and data privacy; customer experience and loyalty; engagement and marketing; payments and commerce.

Among the speakers at this year’s conference are executives from the Google, Santander Bank, Capital One, McKinsey & Company, Accenture, Hewlett-Packard, Discover, IBM, PayPal, Verizon, FIS Global, GfK Financial, AP Technology, Heartland Payments, Worldpay, Manifold Technology, as well as the United States Federal Reserve, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

For the latest Mobile Payments Conference news, updates and information, please visitwww.mobilepaymentconference.com, or follow the event on Twitter at @mpcevent.

About Mobile Payments Conference

The Mobile Payments Conference (@MPCEVENT) is the industry’s leading mobile commerce event, which convenes executives across the globe from all parts of the mobile commerce ecosystem. 2014 marks the seventh Mobile Payments Conference that Mobile Marketing & Technology will produce.

For additional information, please visit http://www.mobilepaymentconference.com.

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