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UW Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Virtual Panel to Discuss Quantum Entanglement

September 23, 2020

The third annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede will have two new roundtable events to discuss “Quantum Entanglement -- Emergent Impact.” The roundtables will explore economic diversity in Wyoming. 

The virtual roundtable events, hosted by the University of Wyoming, are scheduled Friday, Sept. 25, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

“Computing touches every industry and every aspect of our lives, and will be central to the new economy of Wyoming,” says UW President Ed Seidel. “I look forward to working with university leaders and communities, community colleges and businesses across the state to build our capacity in all areas -- from computational science and big data to artificial intelligence (AI) and their applications, to every discipline and market sector. The Wyoming Blockchain Stampede is a great step in this direction.”

Those interested in participating can register for free at www.wyohackathon.io.

Drawing from their experiences, panelists in the first roundtable will discuss supercomputing, AI, machine learning, and high-performance and quantum computing. Their discussion will tackle the future opportunities research in these fields could have on the university and Wyoming’s economy.

“Creating an innovation hub in Wyoming for next-generation computing offers a future with high-quality jobs for Wyoming and University of Wyoming graduates,” says Rich Kopcho, producer of the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede event.

Chris Snook, managing director of LODE, will moderate the panel. In addition to Seidel, panelists include:

-- Paul Dabbar, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) undersecretary for science.

-- Dario Gil, the director of IBM Research.

-- Mark Gordon, Wyoming’s governor.

-- Charles Hoskinson, the CEO of Input Output (IOHK).

Panelists in the second roundtable will engage in a moderated conversation about what ecosystem build-out is required to diversify an economy. The discussion will focus on what infrastructure needs to be in place and the importance of educating and skilling a workforce; the vital role entrepreneurs play leading these efforts; and how ecosystems can support entrepreneurs.

“Bringing together the DOE technology transfer team, educators, economic development, entrepreneurs, technologists and venture capital is about exploring ways to develop new, quality jobs in Wyoming,” Kopcho says.

Snook also will moderate the second panel. Panelists are:

-- Josh Dorrell, the Wyoming Business Council CEO.

-- Tim Draper, the founder of Draper Associates.

-- Marten Lai, a venture capitalist.

-- Steve Lupien, from UW’s Blockchain Center of Excellence.

-- Connor Prochaska, DOE’s chief commercialization officer.

-- Kyle Wiley, DOE’s senior adviser to the chief commercialization officer.

For more information about the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede, go to www.wyohackathon.io; follow on Twitter; join on Telegram at https://t.me/WyoHackathon; or connect on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/wyohackathon.

For more information, call Kopcho at (307) 223-2239 or email rich@wyohackathon.io.

 

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