The Transformative power of Blockchain

This is a joint event with the IET Ottawa and open to all at no charge.

Frank Rayal will introduce you to the context and the tools to assess the opportunity and threat of blockchains to your business and career. As a platform for decentralized economy, the transformative power of blockchains impacts every industry sector. Despite the hype surrounding blockchains which created a perception of extremes, blockchains is here to stay.

The lecture will cover the following topics around blockchains:
• The market: Overview of the industry and the Top 10 blockchain market trends to watch
• The technology: Under the cover look at what enables the technology
• Case studies: Implementation and results from blockchain projects

Speaker: Frank Rayal – Founder Partner , Xona Partners
Date: Thursday, Thurs 25, 2018.
Time: Thursday 25th January 2018
Place: RA Centre, Courtside A, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa


18:00 – 19:15 Networking and dinner in the Fieldhouse Restaurant
19:15 – 19:30 Move to Courtyard Room for lecture
19:30 – 20:30 Lecture 20:30 – 21:00 Q&A

Please register using the link below

or email Bhagvat Joshi, SMIEEE, MIET Chair AICN at

About the Speaker

Frank Rayal is founding partner at Xona Partners, a boutique management and technology advisory firm. His focus is on enabling companies leverage new technologies and market trends to develop new revenues. For over two decades, Frank worked to bridge the divide between technologies and markets by leading new product introductions through the entire life-cycle from concept to roll-out. Frank co-founded wireless pioneer BLiNQ Networks. He held senior product management, marketing and business development positions at Ericsson, Redline, and Metawave. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and an MASc in electrical engineering and an MBA from the University of Toronto, Canada. He is a senior member of IEEE, and a member of Professional Engineers Ontario.


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