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Thursday, May 18 • 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Blockchain: Myth or Missed Opportunity?

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Blockchain’s decentralized, open & cryptographic nature makes it virtually impossible to hack. But is having a tamper-proof ledger enough to protect any voting system? There are many advocates for blockchain, but what role can it actually have in election technology -- or does it have a role at all?


Moderators
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Timothy Yim

Director of Data & Privacy, Startup Policy Lab
Privacy, Data Security, Data Processing, Global Privacy Operations & Compliance, Startups, Local, State, & Federal Policy

Speakers
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Josh Benaloh

Senior Cryptographer, Microsoft
Josh Benaloh is Senior Cryptographer at Microsoft Research, an affiliate faculty member of the University of Washington, and an elected Director of the International Association for Cryptologic Research. He holds an S.B. in Mathematics from MIT and M.S., M. Phil., and Ph.D. degre... Read More →
avatar for Nimit Sawhney

Nimit Sawhney

CEO & Co-Founder, Voatz
Nimit has 15+ years experience in mobile software development, information security and embedded systems including 5 yrs as the business/technical head of a R&D unit. Nimit holds a Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Business Management from the Carneg... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Swislow

Daniel Swislow

Partnerships Manager and Representative to Silicon Valley, National Democratic Institute
Dan Swislow serves as partnerships manager and representative to Silicon Valley at the National Democratic Institute (NDI), a $100+ million, 1,300-person, non-profit organization with programs in 70 countries that works to strengthen democratic institutions worldwide. Dan lead... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 12:50pm - 1:50pm
UC Hastings Room A 198 McAllister Street San Francisco CA 94102