Blockchain Tech and Sustainable Cities
Professor Horst Treiblmaier will present the subject of blockchain tech and sustainability at Bitcoin Wednesday on 6 February, 2019. Dr. Treiblmaier is a Professor of International Management at MODUL University Vienna, Austria who studies the economic and business implications of Blockchain technology and cryptoeconomics. He currently serves on the board of the “City of Blockchain”, an Austrian association that promotes distributed ledger and other cryptographic technologies and participates in the United 4 Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative of the United Nations, which will be the subject of his talk.
When it comes to sustainability in the context of Blockchain and related technologies, many people think of the energy consumption of Bitcoin mining. However, Blockchain technologies can also help to create solutions to enhance sustainability by making supply chains more efficient or by allowing for new economic models. In my talk I will connect conceptual ideas to practical solutions that are currently implemented by startups. I will also present “Blockchain for Cities” (B4C), a program recently launched by the UN as part of the United 4 Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative, and will give use cases from this project that highlight the potential of the Blockchain to contribute to a more sustainable world.
Dr. Treiblmaier has contributed to projects with Microsoft, Google and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and has worked on methodological and epistemological problems of social science research and gamification. He received a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems in 2001 from the Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria and has been a Visiting Professor at Purdue University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of British Columbia (UBC), and the University of Technology in Sydney (UTS).