The Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute (CPRI) and the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI) at the University of California, Irvine invite you for a conference on …

Using Blockchain to Secure the Supply Chain

with Paul Chang, Global Blockchain Industry Lead, Distribution & Industrial Markets, IBM and Tracy Frost, Director, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Manufacturing Technology

and contributions from:

  • Bryan Cunningham, Executive Director, Cybersecurity Research & Policy Institute, UC Irvine
  • Bill Maurer, Director, Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion and Dean, School of Social Sciences, UC Irvine
  • Quinn DuPont, Research Associate, University of Washington School of Information, Author of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains
  • Rachel O’Dwyer, Research Fellow, CONNECT, Trinity College Dublin, Curator of the Openhere P2P & Digital Commons Festival


Up to 80% of cyber breaches may involve supply chain compromise. Digital economies for soft goods (software and digital creative content, including art and music) and a globalized economy for vital hard goods (from medical devices to food to precious goods like diamonds) rely on the coordination of complex supply chains involving multiple producers, manufacturers, resellers, and service providers. Meanwhile, emerging blockchain technologies show promise for securing the supply chains for software and critical infrastructure and for reliably tracking titles to property, the provenance of precious goods, the ownership of art and other intellectual property, and much more. How might blockchain technologies help make supply chains more secure and reliable—thus reshaping the future of the global economy?

Join an expert group of industry leaders, academic researchers, and government actors as we explore the innovative potential of the blockchain to transform supply chain security!

Full agenda with additional speakers from industry & academia coming soon!



Registration is $199Registration for UCI alumni is $99. Registration is free for UC Irvine faculty, staff, and students. Fee includes attendance at the all-day conference, parking, and breakfast, lunch, and afternoon reception.


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