When and where is it on?

Comtrade Digital Services, the leading software engineering services and solutions provider, today announces its Blockchain Hackathon, which will explore how Blockchain technology can be applied within the aviation industry. The event will take place across 19th and 20th January 2018 at Dublin Business School on Aungier Street, Dublin.

How many years has it been going?

This is the first event of this kind, exploring how Blockchain technology can be applied within the aviation industry.

What was the inspiration to start it?

Dejan Cusic, Business Director, Ireland and UK, Comtrade Digital Services said: “We live and breathe digital transformation and Blockchain is something that people in the industry cannot escape nowadays. We want to enable a deeper dive into Nodes, Hashes, Smart Contracts and more! We are hoping that this international group of bright brains will lead to innovative ideas using breakthrough technologies.”

What exciting things can people look forward to for the 2017 version?

There will be mentoring sessions involving specialists working with the technology, which enables secure value transactions across a distributed ledger. There will also be the opportunity for attendees to pitch new ideas to industry experts and network with individuals from the international business and tech communities. In particular, the event will explore how Blockchain could have value within the aviation industry in terms of improving outdated processes, creating new business models, enriching loyalty programmes and unlocking new service levels that benefit both passengers and airlines.

 Who will be speaking?


As well as international speakers and Blockchain specialists, the event will be attended by thought leaders from the aviation industry, entrepreneurs with an interest in the area and Comtrade Digital Services’ Mobility and Travel team. Comtrade Digital Services is also inviting all those interested in the technology to attend the hackathon, including business analysts, young professionals, students, software engineers and designers.

How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?

For more information about the Blockchain Hackathon, visit the Comtrade Digital Services website, http://content.comtradedigital.com/blockchain-hackathon/dublin. Tickets (€20) are also available from Eventbrite.

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?

The event will explore areas of Blockchain that have not been analysed before.

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