TAPA – The Americas continues its supply chain security webinar series. On Thursday, October 10th, the topic will be, “Blockchain: The Basics.”

Supply chain security is an ever-increasing topic among global manufacturers, as incidences of theft, fraud, and counterfeiting and even infiltration by cyber-attackers become more frequent and more widespread. That said, there is still a mystique around blockchain. Blockchain certainly offers some exciting possibilities to fix some of the persistent security issues associated with the global supply chain. However, technology alone will not eliminate the many risks associated with the industry.

Andy Fletcher, Chief Technology Officer with Overhaul, will provide a simple overview of blockchain. This webinar is designed to give audience members tools to understand how to think about the technology, and the terminology to discuss how it relates to their business. Following the presentation, time will be allocated for a question and answer period to demystify the often-confusing promise of blockchain applications in non-financial industries.

Andy Fletcher is the Chief Technology Officer for Overhaul, an Austin-based supply chain integrity solutions company. Andy is an experienced startup executive with a diverse technical and business background. After ten years of engineering at Intel and AMD, Andy co-founded Local Plant Source, a supply chain services & marketplace company in the commercial landscape industry. At LPS, Andy served as COO, CTO, and CEO. Since joining Overhaul, Andy worked as VP of Operations and VP of Engineering before moving into his current role of Chief Technology Officer.

Learning Objectives
After this presentation, the audience will have a better understanding of the following objectives:

  • What is Blockchain and where did it come from?
  • What are the benefits of Blockchain and how does it apply to our operations?
  • What questions do we need to ask ourselves when evaluating Blockchain's potential within our company?

You are Invited
We invite our supply chain security colleagues to join us for this webinar on Thursday, October 10, 2019. You can register here and no cost - https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3942786426504353292