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Academic appointed Group Chair of the IEEE UK and Ireland Blockchain Group

Academic appointed Group Chair of the IEEE UK and Ireland Blockchain Group

A University of Wolverhampton research academic has been appointed as the Group Chair of the IEEE UK and Ireland Blockchain Group. 

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The IEEE UK and Ireland Blockchain Group was founded in November 2018 with the vision of an active and dynamic forum focused on member value. The aim of the IEEE UK and Ireland Blockchain Group is to serve as a forum for professional networking, learning, and growth for our IEEE UK and Ireland members in the rapidly emerging Blockchain field and to organise events covering the start-of-the-art Blockchain technology and applications. 

Professor Prashant Pillai, Director at the University’s Cyber Quarter - Midlands Centre for Cyber Security and Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange at the University has been appointed Group Chair. 

He said: “Blockchain, as a disruptive technology, is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary specialism.  It is by far the most forward thinking, impactful, and disruptive emerging technology family that the Future Directions Committee and the IEEE has sought to embrace. 

“At the Cyber Centre we carry out a lot of research and development around Blockchain. We have had a few externally funded projects in this area, a granted patent and a University spin-out company, Cydon Ltd.  

“Distributed Ledger technologies including Blockchains have enormous applications across various sectors and it is a key research area for us and it’s fundamental that we engage with the wider community. IEEE groups like these provide an excellent forum for bringing all professionals in an area together. This not only helps with looking into current technical challenges and future research and development opportunities, but also look at how we can train the next generation of Blockchain leaders and entrepreneurs for the country.” 

The newly formed UK & Ireland Blockchain Group is currently seeking members with relevant competence and interest in all domains and specialisms. With more than 421,000 IEEE members in more than 160 countries, now is the perfect time to find out more information about IEEE and this Blockchain group. Follow the links below to stay up to date with upcoming events and activities of the group.  

Website IEEE UK and Ireland Section: 

Website IEEE UK and Ireland Blockchain Group: 

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