OléChain was born to become the event of reference of the processes that are changing the world. All the innovations that are forcing companies, governments, institutions and society as a whole to reinvent themselves come from the language developed by man to control machines: software.
In just over sixty years, software has become the most powerful industry on the planet. But their codes are still incomprehensible to the majority, while living a world that is impossible to think without the great contributions of the internet and its environment.
The generations before the birth of the internet, which is the moment in which software becomes a reference of the economy, attend to the dismantling of a system of life that ten years before or even could imagine. Thus, two years ago the German industry agreed with the unions to replace workers with robots when they have to take a leave or vacation. In the European Parliament there is debate about whether the machines should contribute to Social Security.
In 2011, several German entrepreneurs, politicians and academics led by the multinational Bosch formed a working group called Industry 4.0 to find out what life would be like in new factories where all processes will be connected by the Internet of Things . The IoT concept was created by the British Kevin Asthon in 1999 in the Auto-ID Center of MIT and allows the interconnectivity between any everyday or industrial object using sensors. In short, it facilitates the digitization of the physical world and represents a revolution in the way people relate to objects.
The denominated Industry 4.0 is the raw material of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where the border between the physical and virtual is diluted. Artificial intelligence, which is the ability of machines to learn and approach the logic of adapting and solving problems of humans, is generating entities capable of competing with people in many fields and, surpassing them in others, as in Chess or the transport of passengers in vehicles without driver.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is underway and the event we propose derives from the need to think about it and, above all, to point to its future and its immense opportunities: what will society be like? the companies? our life? How will we learn? With what energy will we move or warm up? How will that energy be distributed? How will we adapt to this new society? How will we work? How will we govern? All a convergence of processes that will be incorporated to the depths of our daily life. It is time to tackle them together, articulated, seeing what they have to do with each other and, above all, it is time to tackle them head-on. This is what our event, clearly differentiated from others by the fact of joining the deep revolutions (IoT, IA and Blokchain) that are making the Fourth Industrial Revolution possible.
Global news organisations are struggling with financial sustainability, decreasing levels of trust, and worsening budget constraints. In the US, 1,800 newspapers have gone under since 2004, and half of all local news reporters have lost their jobs. Meanwhile, the threats to journalists have increased worldwide. Sixty-three journalists were killed last year, with another another 251 professionals imprisoned for their work in 2018.
The impact is not just on those who have lost their jobs – and lives – but on the citizens around the world who are deprived of the information they need to fully participate in democracy.
We are a group of technologists and journalists from across our industry building a collaborative network and community run by journalists. We’re in the midst of a new wave of technology in the media business, and we believe that journalists should be driving that revolution, not waiting to hitch a ride.
Blockchain technology, better known for feeding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrences, is gaining adherence among financial firms because of its potential to streamline processes and increase efficiency. The technology could cut costs by as much as $ 20 billion a year by 2022, according to Santander.
This innovation, which functions as a distributed ledger, has the ability to transfer and store confidential information in a secure, permanent, anonymous and easily accessible space. This could simplify heavy, costly or logistically complicated financial systems such as remittances and cross-border transfers, shareholder management and exchange of ownership, and securities trading, to name a few.
And outside of finance, it can also reach the world of Media through micro payments that could help lift the damaged business model. It would also help the journalist's work with reliable press freedom because it is a secure and confidential system. Governments and the music industry are already investigating the potential of technology to simplify record-keeping.