Introduction to Blockchain and Applications
19 Jan 2018 Friday, 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
COM2 Level 4
Executive Classroom, COM2-04-02
FACULTY DISCUSSANT: Dr. Um Sungyong
STUDENT DISCUSSANT: Mr. Wang Zhiyi
Blockchain, most simply defined as a shared, immutable ledger, has the potential to be the technology that redefines the transaction processes. The seminar introduces fundamentals in blockchain: what it is, how it works and how this technology will revolutionize transactions and business networks. To demonstrate its applications in various industries, I will also cover several use cases on how blockchain can be applied in various sectors, e.g., healthcare and financial services. While blockchain projects have gained momentum, research in blockchain is in its infancy. At the end of this seminar, I will outline current research status and future research opportunities for business and management researchers.
Lusi Yang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Information Systems and Analytics at the National University of Singapore. Her research interests include human behaviors and economics in crowd-based innovation platforms, theory of strategic management and IT-enabled entrepreneurship. She has been involved in three major streams of research each involving different aspects of crowd-based innovation: IT-enabled entrepreneurs' learning behaviors and adaptation strategies, network externalities and online competitions as well as crowdfunding campaign marketing strategies and design implications. Specifically, her dissertation seeks to understand the dynamics of crowdfunding from across- and within-campaign perspectives, where she explores the role of prior experience in entrepreneurial learning and entrepreneurs' explorative and exploitative actions over the course of crowdfunding process. She has presented her research at major conferences including the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM), the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), the Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS), and the INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST).