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2020 Pre-Conference Workshop: Building Blocks: Grasping Blockchains and Their Potential in Payments
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2020 Pre-Conference Workshop: Building Blocks: Grasping Blockchains and Their Potential in Payments

Pre-Conference Workshop: Building Blocks: Grasping Blockchains and Their Potential in Payments

 Export to Your Calendar 4/6/2020
When: Monday, April 6, 2020
12:30–3:30 p.m.
Where: Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada  89109
United States
Contact: Heidi Kaliher
(952) 546-1880, ext. 4

Online registration is available until: 4/6/2020
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 Pre-Conference Workshop:
Building Blocks: Grasping Blockchains and
Their Potential in Payments


Date and Time Monday, April 6, 2020
12:30–3:30 p.m.

About the Presenter
Darron Dickinson, MBA, MSCIS, ChainTheory
Darron Dickinson, MBA/MSCIS, is a thought leader, consultant and frequent speaker on disruptive technologies, specializing in digital transformation strategy and design that leverages cloud, artificial intelligence, robotic process automation (RPA) and blockchain for numerous industries, including financial services. With over 20 years of experience in the banking industry, he has held numerous leadership positions in payment systems, corporate trust, investment services, student lending and mortgage. Prior to consulting, Darron was the chief information officer at Collegiate Funding Services, which was acquired by J.P. Morgan Chase.

In 2012, Darron began assessing the disruptive potential of cryptocurrencies, particularly bitcoin, and started a mining operation to further deepen his knowledge. In 2014, Darron expanded his thought leadership focus to include artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, and in 2018, he created and currently hosts the MN Artificial Intelligence meetup, which engages over 1,100 AI enthusiasts.

He holds numerous industry certifications including: Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP), Certified Blockchain Expert (CBE), Certified Hyperledger Developer, and has passed the CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) exam, currently in development. In RPA, he is a certified developer in both Workfusion and UiPath.
Darron received a BA in Economics and Legal Studies from Hamline University, an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the University of Minnesota, and an MSCIS from the University of Phoenix.

Description  Blockchains have the potential to change the way we transact by combining the openness of the internet and the security of cryptography, but it’s impossible to grasp the power of blockchains in payments if you don’t understand them. Blockchains can be complicated. They were created by cryptographers and software developers, and there’s a lot of technical jargon that can be confusing.

This session leaves the technical jargon to the developers and explains the blockchain in easy to understand terms with real-world use cases at a level that everyone can grasp.
Walk out with the knowledge to:
-Explain the different types of blockchains.
-Evaluate how various implementations tackle authenticity, security and immutability.
-Identify opportunities within payments for further exploration.

Who Should Attend

All end-users and providers are welcome.

  • intended for an audience who are are beginners or intermediate 
  • for directors, vice presidents and executives, this course is all you will need for a solid knowledge base
  • for program administrators, this course is a good spring board for future program management education
  • for anyone new to Blockchain, this session will help you more fully absorb content presented during the conference following the workshop

CPCP Points Attending this workshop is good for (1) point toward CPCP initial eligibility or recertification. 

Registration Fee

NAPCP members: $349.00
NAPCP complimentary subscribers: $449.00

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Cancellation Policy for Pre-Conference Workshop

If you need to cancel your registration, you must send an
email to There are three available options:

  • Request to transfer your registration to a delegate of equal membership status.
  • Cancel and request a future event credit (FEC) to apply toward another NAPCP event during the next 12 months.
  • Cancel your registration and request a refund. A partial refund will be issued for cancellations made one week prior to the event start date. A 50 percent administrative fee applies.

Registered delegates who do not attend or cancel less than one week prior to the event, are liable for the entire registration fee; no refunds or FEC will be given.

WORKSHOP CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS: The NAPCP reserves the right to make changes in session and speakers or to cancel the workshop if enrollment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond its control prevail. The NAPCP will make every effort to contact each registered individual if the workshop is cancelled. If the workshop is not held for any reason, the NAPCP's liability is limited to the refund of the workshop fee only.

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