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Blockchain and Hurricane Harvey - What do they have in common?

July monthly meeting 

July 9, 2019 @ 6:00pm
IBM Client Experience Center, 11501 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758

Natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey serve as economic, social, political, and environmental disruptors that pose a critical threat to the wellbeing of all citizens. Inadequate planning and coordination and inefficient recovery processes diminish survivors’ quality of life, impair effective management of time-sensitive scenarios, delay clean-up efforts, and make it nearly impossible to invest in future, preventative efforts. Through the development of a blockchain-based citizen assistance application, the goal of the IBM Resiliency and Recovery Support to Texas project was to transform back-end processes and enable community stakeholders to establish a culture of natural disaster preparedness, catalyzing a public shift in focus from reactive, recovery-based initiatives to proactive, resiliency-based initiatives.

Join us as two leading experts, Krystal Webber, Global Design & Strategy Leader, and Christopher Magdelain, Design Lead & Consultant, from IBM Blockchain Services walk us through the scenario and the ongoing solution.


Blake Holman

CIO St. David's Foundation

"For over a decade, SIM has been vital to me in creating and growing my professional network. It has afforded me the chance to meet and share experiences with IT leaders across the U.S. on a deep and broad basis. When I changed jobs in 2015 from Dallas to Austin, SIM Austin was instrumental in providing me a jumpstart to meeting like-minded IT leaders and acclimating to Austin much more quickly than I could have done without SIM. My SIM associations are not just network connections, they are truly friends and colleagues."

Blake Holman

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