On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wanted to personally take this opportunity to welcome you to the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance. The WSBA’s mission is to advocate for the deployment of blockchain, distributed ledger and smart contract technology in the financial markets and to help its members play an active role in that endeavor.
As a WSBA member, you will be kept informed of Alliance and industry news and activities via the monthly e-Newsletter, the WSBA Perspectives blog and the WSBA Twitter stream. Please take a moment to keep current with these services, and feel free to provide feedback at any time.
You will also receive email invites to attend both online and in-person events, including webinars, lunchtime discussions, Working Group meetings and conferences, either free of charge or at a discount.
Our recent Blockchain for Wall Street Education Day took place on November 29, 2016 at the New York Law School, and provided valuable insights and perspectives on the deployment of distributed ledger technologies for financial markets applications, drawing on the experience of senior financial services and IT experts. The event was widely hailed throughout the industry as a great success, and we look forward to doing it again next year.
In 2017, we will also be moving forward on the full launch of our WSBA Certification Framework (WCF), a professional-grade education platform which provides industry professionals with comprehensive blockchain knowledge and implementation skills.
In addition, the next round of WSBA “Roundtable” events, our members-only evening cocktail receptions for senior executives in financial markets, will kick off in January. And of course, you can anticipate thought leadership in the form of white-papers, podcasts, webinars, global calls and more throughout the coming year.
Please also stay tuned to find out what initiatives the various Working Groups are engaged in, and see whether you would like to engage one of the Working Groups directly.
Once again, welcome to the WSBA community! Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org at any time with questions or other feedback.