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SXSW 2017

Look Up for Infrastructure, It's Now in the Sky

Open: short animation showing an earthquake disaster response in Haiti set in 2020. The U.S. government donates a kit that, instead of having grain or rice, will have IPhones and 3-4 small wifi-emitting drones. With that kit, the Haitian government can now begin the process of instantiation and maintenance of public records, using the hardware (IPhone) to begin biometric registry, and wifi to connect back to the world economy, ordering supplies from Amazon and directly broadcasting its needs to donors. But where to record this information w/ flooded servers? On the distributed ledger called blockchain executing on top of the cloud. Discussion to follow: the heart of infrastructure is now up

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Jason Killmeyer, Sr Consultant Strategy & Operations, Deloitte Consulting

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