The climb of a technology thought leader : Nick Ayton… A worldwide reputable tech thought leader, Nick works with CEOs to help them understand the pervasive nature of new technologies that include Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, QuantumAI, Nano Materials, VR and Blockchain, as opportunities and threats for business operating model improvement, customers and the top line growth.
Nick Ayton on the bitcoin generation: Bitcoin is part of a tech wave that I call all at once, and where the Bitcoin blockchain is one of several technologies that by themselves will have a profound impact: Deep learning, Virtual Reality, Quantum Computing, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and therefore the magnitude of change we can expect will dwarf anything we have seen so far. I have some idea of the impact of these technologies but all at once in a decentralization model is the most interesting and the most scary, for some. Think: elitism, the establishment, the upper class, royalty – these are intertwined through history with politics that set the rules, make laws and decide how they want the people to behave. These constructs are all centralized, like managing a business where hierarchy within a capitalist system allows the resources and wealth to be owned by a handful and dictates the dissemination of power that flows from top to bottom of any organization. That is until you build a decentralized or autonomous (DAO) business where rules, consensus, and decisions are handled differently. Where responsibility and benefits are shared and behavior is set by consensus.
Nick Ayton has spent more than 40 years in tech fields, trasforming businesses and implementing the latest tech for competitive advantage. He has the knack of making the complex feel familiar and gets to the issue quickly. He gets you thinking and helps you take action, to have the right plans in place for what is to come. Nick Ayton is currently writing a book entitled “Blockchain Design and Implementation Strategies” due to be published in 2017. Nick has published a range of White Papers and articles and is London’s correspondent for CoinTelegraph. Some of his articles include: Myths about Blockchain, 50 Shades of Blockchain, Ignoring Blockchain is Corporate Suicide, Blockchain Returns Trust, Blockchain will Change Asset Management as we know it. White Papers include Global Custody Asset Management, Insurance Claims and Marine Insurance on the Blockchain.
OK dismiss Blockchain as a fad… I dare you. A lot of things are written about Blockchain and some are very quick to dismiss it as just another NEW technology…but here is the thing. Blockchain isn’t new, as most of the underlying technology has been around for a long while and is mature. The underlying parts, the network, the devices (Smart Phones) and the servers used by Blockchain have been around for a while. The consensus mechanisms that create the rues and deliver the governance are quite old, the encryption used has been around for 3 decades or more, and the underlying software languages JAVA and C++ and others are also quite mature and stable. Explore extra info on Nick Ayton.
“We were so fortunate to not only have Nick Ayton as Keynote on our Global Accelerator Program but also a speaker at our Global Investor Summit in London on 17th July 2019. Working with Nick is so inspirational I was indeed taken with his knowledge, experience and expertise, an outstanding speaker, both charming and entertaining” Chainstarter Ventures has a broad International contact base of Investors, Funds, UHNW and Families where we match project opportunities with capital. Nick Ayton has published several White Papers discussing how Blockchain will disrupt Global Custody, Asset Management, Legal Services, Accounting & Audit, Banking and several other sectors. His book – how to design and implement Blockchain Operating Models will be available in the second half of 2017.
NickAyton on crypto app tokes : But it gets better. You have to take part in the community, and peer reviews using machine learning that select from the community, which ensure fair play and the integrity of the ecosystem is maintained. This is how an App Token has to work: you have to earn it, do something and make your contribution. Earning tokens delivers community, strength in numbers and a support infrastructure to create a movement, a shift that anchors new behaviours.