TEKsystems Hosts Blockchain Networking Event
TEKsystems hosts successful blockchain networking event after identifying an appetite for blockchain and cryptocurrency knowledge-sharing amongst clients.
“Blockchain and cryptocurrency have become extremely hot topics,” says Bronagh Fogarty, senior account manager at TEKsystems.
“Through various conversations with our clients, contractors and candidates we recognised that our customers are eager to find out more about this emerging technology, the skills that are required and how it can be applied in their businesses.”
TEKsystems wanted to facilitate that conversation and on 21 June hosted 35 guests at The Gable in the heart of Tech City. Over drinks and canapes, Bronagh, Melissa Usher and John Meyers brokered introductions while guests networked with peers.
Representing subject matter experts as well as enterprise organisations from a variety of industries including retail, technology, marketing, gambling, publishing and finance, delegates took the opportunity to discuss challenges, share wins and exchange ideas.
Conversation circled around topics such as the lack of knowledge within the industry about blockchain and cryptocurrency, nervousness around security issues and safeguarding the future of the industry. The lack of experienced blockchain developers was also a much-discussed topic.
“As an emerging technology, there will naturally be a shortage of skills until developers with an interest in blockchain have had an opportunity to gain experience and upskill themselves,” says Bronagh.
“However, we have noticed an incredible passion for the technology amongst our contractors and candidates, with many pouring hours of personal time into learning the theory and its applications.”
The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all. With no fixed agenda or allocated speakers, this was a relaxed opportunity for TEKsystems customers to get together, share their expertise and learn from each other.