Blockchain Revolution: Evaluating the Role of Public-Private Partnerships

January 30, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize local, state, and federal governments by allowing them to provide more efficient and secure public services. As the private sector spearheads advancement in blockchain, increased collaboration with the public sector offers vast opportunity for intriguing new uses of this emerging technology.

Join Bloomberg Government and C_TEC for a live webinar to explore how public-private partnerships are bringing blockchain technology to governments and the communities they serve.Speakers will share lessons from leading blockchain innovators in government and industry, including:
  • The most promising areas for public sector blockchain use
  • Opportunities and challenges in leveraging private sector blockchain expertise
  • How the U.S. compares to international public-private blockchain collaborations
  • Best practices for building successful blockchain partnership



Laura Criste
IT Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Laura Criste is a federal market analyst with Bloomberg Government. Criste specializes in cybersecurity, IT budget, and IT modernization. Previously, she was an analyst at ANSER’s homeland security federally funded R&D center. There, she informed homeland security strategy, including the 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, by examining activities, mandates, budgets, and threats. Laura has a bachelor’s degree in economics and physics from the University of Virginia and a masters in operations research from George Mason University. Follow me @Laura_Criste

Michaela Ross
Bloomberg Government

Michaela Ross covers the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Bloomberg Government. Previously, Ross covered tech and telecom policy for Bloomberg Law. She completed her B.A. at Carthage College and a master's in journalism at the City University of New York.

Mark Fisk
IBM Digital

Mr. Fisk is a Partner in IBM Digital for Global Business Services focused on the Public Service Industry.  Mr. Fisk has over twenty-five years of experience in executive consulting, release management, project management, software development, and technical leadership roles. As leader of IBM’s Public Service Blockchain initiatives (#blockchain) he is working with federal/state governments, higher education institutions, as well as citizen advocates in order to address dilemmas with the current roadblocks which reduce value and prevent trust, transparency, and accountability in today’s business networks. In combination with Blockchain capabilities, Mr. Fisk is leveraging Design Thinking, Cognitive Process Design, Personalization, and technologies such as IoT and Analytics in order to re-imagine how Public Services organizations will work in the future to support the full lifecycle of business network interactions – especially those involving the constituents of government (#CitizenCentricGov).