Emerging Technologies for Business: Blockchain Basics (2018)

Feb 8, 2022 | Innovative Technology

NW Innovation Resource Center hosted a talk about Blockchain Basics on May 22, 2018. Blockchain technology is poised to be the most important business innovation since the Internet. This talk will show how the technology is a powerful disruptor whose core technology can be used by any industry. Adoption of blockchain technology is important for businesses to understand for its potential to be the key to continued growth in NW Washington.

In this talk Lawrence Lerner, CEO of Pithia will explore the basics of blockchain, applications of the technology and show how blockchain is set to disrupt traditional industries and what questions should you ask? From startups to established businesses, or anyone curious about the next industrial revolution, this series will focus on how blockchain technology will influence business growth in NW Washington. The next in the series will focus on how blockchain applies to the industries of food and agriculture, advanced manufacturing, and healthcare.


The NWIRC is a non-profit organization that works with entrepreneurs in the NW Region of Washington to develop their ideas into new startup businesses. NWIRC works with entrepreneurs and businesses to build business strategy and identifies the resources, tools and community support needed for long-term success.

The event was sponsored by: BECU NWIRC WSU – Everett

About the Speaker: During his career, Lawrence has worked across industries in multiple roles (executive, lead technologist, public board director) to enable digital transformation, scaling up businesses using edge technologies and processes creating $100Ms in new revenue. Whether it was re-architecting Dun&Bradstreet’s core product (35% growth), delivering the next generation of coupons across 31,000 retailers, growing an outsourcing business by $100M, defining Motorola’s smartphone strategy or helping launch a dozen startups he’s generated wealth for businesses, owners and shareholders. Today he is the CEO of Pithia, a blockchain corporation with $170M in assets. Pithia’s first two investments are Identity based blockchain companies.


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