The Truth About Blockchain
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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You’ve heard the hype: Blockchain will revolutionize business. And according to Harvard Business School professors Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani, it just might be true.
In their HBR article “The Truth About Blockchain,” Iansiti and Lakhani term blockchain a foundational technology with the potential to dramatically reduce the cost of transactions and, if adopted widely, reshape the economy. It could affect every agreement, process, task, and payment.
But the blockchain revolution faces major barriers, and adoption could take decades. Still, to avoid getting left behind, Iansiti and Lakhani advise companies to identify opportunities to begin investing in and getting experience with blockchain.
On March 1, in a live, interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, Iansiti and Lakhani will describe how blockchain works, provide a framework for blockchain adoption (based on the adoption of other foundational technologies), and offer guidance for thinking about blockchain investments.
If you have heard about blockchain, want to better understand it, and want insights into what your company can and should be doing now, join HBR and Professors Iansiti and Lakhani on March 1.
About the Speakers
Marco Iansiti, David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration, heads the Technology and Operations Management Unit and the Digital Initiative at HBS. Professor Iansiti is an expert on digital innovation and transformation, with a special focus on strategy, business models, and new product development in high technology industries. His research studied innovation and operations in both firms and firm networks.
Karim R. Lakhani is Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, the Principal Investigator of the Crowd Innovation Lab and NASA Tournament Lab at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science and the faculty co-founder of the Harvard Business School Digital Initiative. He specializes in technology management and innovation. His research examines crowd-based innovation models and the digital transformation of companies and industries. Professor Lakhani is known for his pioneering scholarship on how communities and contests can be designed and managed to achieve innovative outcomes. He has partnered with NASA, TopCoder and the Harvard Medical School to conduct field experiments on the design of crowd innovation programs. His research on digital transformation has shown the importance of data and analytics as drivers of business and operating model transformation and source of competitive advantage.