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    BlockChain 2.0 Finance Discussion, Featuring Mike Sutcliff and Frank Marsala

    January 23, 2019
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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    103 West 103 West Paces Ferry Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30305  Directions


    $15.00 Member Fee

    Join ASFIP for a continuation of our initial Block Chain discussion in 2018. Providing guidance and viewpoints on the current state of Block Chain technology focused in Corporate applications, our program speakers will include:

    • Mike Sutcliff – Group Chief Executive, Accenture

    Overview of Block Chain from the perspective of Corporate applications, including specific case examples.

    • Frank Marsala – Vice President, Analyst, Gartner Invest

    Overview of Block Chain and its application as a Security and Privacy component, with emphasis on applications in the Investment community.

    Please join us and bring your questions related to the future of Block Chain technology.

    Mike Sutcliff is Group Chief Executive of Accenture Digital.  Mike helps clients create or react to digital disruption across industries around the world.  He builds teams capable of applying digital platforms, technologies, and techniques to imagine and deliver better experiences and more profitable business models. 

    Mike is a thought leader in digital transformation topics providing insights with business and technology media such as Forbes, Financial Times, Huffington Post, CIO Magazine, CIO Insight, CXO Talk, ZDNet, Expansion, and Baseline Magazine. His areas of expertise include digital marketing, experience design, commerce & content solutions, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence, mobile applications, the internet of things, blockchain, artificial and augmented reality, smart products, and smart manufacturing.

    Mike played a key role in the launch of Accenture Digital in 2013 and continues to lead its evolution. Under his leadership, Accenture’s revenue for digital-related services has grown to be $18B.  His responsibilities include Accenture Interactive, Accenture Applied Intelligence, and Accenture Industry X.0 businesses and the digital technology delivery teams to support their work.  With Mike at the helm, Accenture was positioned as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape, “Worldwide Digital Transformation Consulting and Systems Integration 2017 Vendor Assessment.” Also, Ad Age named Accenture Interactive the largest digital network worldwide in its 2018 agency report.  

    Mike joined Accenture in 1987 and was named partner in 1999.  He is a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee. Prior to assuming the role as Accenture Digital’s Group Chief Executive, he was senior managing director of Accenture’s Financial Services business in North America, with broad responsibility for the group’s strategy, client relationships and financial performance.  Between 2002 and 2005, he created the New Businesses team at Accenture.  Prior to 2002, he led Accenture’s Global Finance & Performance Management global service line.

    Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical/computer engineering and a master of science degree in business from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Connect on LinkedIn. Connect on Twitter @MikeSutcliff.

    Frank Marsala is a VP Analyst, with 11 years at Gartner, 31 years industry experience.

    Frank is a Vice President responsible for the Communications Equipment and Security sectors for Gartner Invest. In this role he analyzes and expands upon the work produced by Gartner industry analysts covering these sectors, with an eye toward the need of the investment community:

    Networking & Communications Equipment & Services

    Security, Privacy & Blockchain Technology

    Blockchain & Enterprise Applications

    Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Marsala was on Wall Street for nine years where he was responsible for coverage of telecommunications equipment and services companies. Prior to this, he was with Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) for 12 years, where he was involved with business planning for the company's wireless and wireline divisions.

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