Future of Money and Technology Summit: EngTech Track:
The IEBC is currently reviewing panelists for the first ever EngTech track at a major conference. EngTech, similar in scope as FinTech and InsurTech refers to the use of technology to enhance all Engineering from mechanical to software as well as architecture to designers. EngTech refers to inward applications of human ingenuity such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, etc., as a means of advancing the Engineering profession. Please consider submitting a statement of interest for one or both of the following panels as soon as possible. FOM&T is the pioneering conference of the cryptocurrency and technology space. These posts will fill fast. Please contact Dan Robles: dan (at) ingenesist . com For conference information please see http://futureofmoney.com.
The Future of Money and Technology Summit is held at Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco on December 4, 2017. True to the nature of this Summit, a round table discussion format will attempt to arrive at a consensus from different (rather than similar) stakeholders in the topics outlined below.
Panel A: FinTech, InsurTech and EngTech – A Virtuous Circle
Finance, Insurance and Engineering each play a mutually serving role in a modern economy. A bank cannot lend money unless the asset is insured. An insurance contract cannot be written for an asset that is improperly engineered. Engineering soft costs must be financed before an asset can produce revenue. Today, FinTech and InsurTech are making enormous investments in Blockchain technology while Engineering Firms are lagging. Meanwhile pundits complain that Cryptocurrencies have no intrinsic value. How can EngTech advance the FinTech and InsurTech ecosystems?
- Rep: Fintech
- Rep: Insurtech
- Rep: EngTech
- Rep: Economics, Law, or Crypto expert.
B: How will Blockchain, AI, AV, AR impact the Engineering Profession?
There is not enough money to meet the infrastructure needs of society. In order to bring those costs down we must develop a fundamentally new project delivery system utilizing new technologies to the fullest – but at what cost? Tim Chapman’s wonderful video (to be shown – see here) describes the potential and perils that blockchain, artificial intelligence, autonomous machinery, and augmented reality may pose to the industry. How are we to create senior engineers needed for innovation if the formative junior level jobs are performed by machines? Alternatives?
- Dan Robles / or other – Moderator
- Senior AEC Futurist
- Technical Educator
- AI, IoT, Blockchain futurist
- Social Scientist