For many of us, blockchain is a bit of an enigma. It sounds promising, but exactly how, when and where does it bring value? In the ISG Blockchain Now™ podcast series, we’ve set out to answer that question. Come along with us as we explore six real-life use cases in which enterprises have implemented blockchain technology and lived to tell about it. We’ll discuss concrete and measurable benefits they are seeing and possible expansion as they learn how to leverage the tools they have for bigger return. The potential of blockchain technology is real – but sometimes we need to see the proof for ourselves. These stories are just that. Join us for this interesting and enlightening six-part conversation and solve the mystery of blockchain for yourself.
Blockchain at the Heart of the Supply Chain
In the final episode of the 2020 ISG Blockchain Now podcast mini-series, hosts Alex Manders and Jason Stading recap the past five episodes, discussing together what it is that keeps them interested and motivated to continue sharing the real-world implications of blockchain technology with their listeners.
Much has been written about the financial applications of blockchain in particular, with bitcoin and cryptocurrencies taking a good deal of the airtime in debates around its use. However, Alex and Jason are more excited about the practical applications for people and businesses.
From the episodes covering use cases in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, food, telecoms and network industries, it’s clear that supply chain is where blockchain is already making a difference for enterprises and consumers.
In fact, blockchain’s potential role in the mass roll-out of COVID vaccines around the world in the coming months is huge. The technology makes it possible to monitor, track and intervene in the supply chain should certain vaccines need to be withdrawn or recalled for any reason – something that could have far-reaching influence over the speed and safety of roll-out plans around the world.
Looking forward to 2021, Alex and Jason will be back with a new mini-series of recordings that shine more light on the platform side of the technology and delve further into its role in transforming supply chain management. If you’re interested in how blockchain and platform technologies are transforming the world of business, listen in to hear more.
Blockchain and the Future of Networking
In this podcast series, we’ve taken a look at use cases across a range of industries, including healthcare, life sciences and food production. It’s clear that blockchain technology has moved past the hype stage and is now part of a maturing market likely to have a transformative effect on business around the world.
In this episode, host Alex Manders takes a deeper look at the network technology facilitating the growth of blockchain, and how blockchain itself is shaping the future of networking. His guest, Lyle Paczkowski, Senior Technology Strategist at T-Mobile, is a veteran of the IT innovation world with impressive credentials in the enterprise wireless voice and media markets. Listen in as they discuss how we are moving from a telecom era to a “datacom” era and the implications of blockchain for 5G technology, data security, privacy and much more.
How to Succeed with Blockchain – the What, Why and Who
In this episode of the ISG Blockchain Now™ podcast, Alex Manders and Jason Stading talk with Kim Harrington of Bayer about her experience setting up a blockchain center of excellence (CoE).
Harrington has been involved in emerging technology and innovation programs for several years, including leading the blockchain CoE at Bayer. She describes how she has worked with blockchain technology to find efficiencies in the way businesses in her industry interact with each other and shares her insight with the team on how to prioritize projects, who to involve and other factors that drive success.
Listen in as they discuss her blockchain journey, her motivations, and lessons learned.
3: Blockchain in the Food Supply Chain
Alex Manders and his co-hosts from the ISG Blockchain Now™ team talk this week with Kaylei Perry of Dole, the largest producer of fresh fruit and vegetables in the world. For the past 18 months, Perry, a supply chain systems specialist, has been responsible for implementing blockchain to improve transparency and traceability of food items from the supplier to the customer across Dole’s vegetable division.
Listen in as Perry describes her work with blockchain and how the technology is already having a far-reaching impact on the entire food industry. From enhancing safety to improving sales and business operations, blockchain technology has enormous potential to transform the food industry of the future.
Blockchain in the Healthcare Industry
Join Alex Manders and his co-hosts from the ISG Blockchain Now™ team as they explore the application of blockchain technology in the healthcare industry. Their guest is John Bass, a principal voice in the development of the global blockchain healthcare market and founder and Chief Executive of Hashed Health, a leading platform for blockchain innovation in healthcare.
Hashed Health partners with healthcare enterprises to build software and network solutions, including ProCredEx (a new business model for credentialing), Signal Stream (a shared business process automation technology) and Bramble (a rational marketplace for buying and selling healthcare products and services.
Listen in as they discuss how blockchain could transform the healthcare industry, from promoting new levels of trust and transparency and better alignment with the customer to making available valuable healthcare data to the market.
Blockchain in the Pharmaceutical Industry Supply Chain
In this inaugural episode of the ISG Blockchain Now™ podcast, Alex Manders and his co-hosts from the ISG Blockchain Now™ team explore the application of blockchain technology in the pharmaceutical supply chain with guest Muffie Fulton, Senior Director of Pharmaceutical Solutions at Chronicled. Listen in as she describes how the MediLedger project she leads is helping solve a number of industry challenges and responding to recent legislation affecting the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Really enjoyed listening to this. Insightful and interesting content.