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Jan 13

Tech 101: Blockchain Adoption & Career Outlook with Srikanth Kaja

January 13, 2022 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Tech101 Blockchain Basics and Career Outlook


Blockchain Technology has made significant strides in its development and adoption in recent years, with little signs of this burgeoning trend slowing down any time soon. It is reported that global spending on this technology is predicted to rise from US$5.3 billion in 2021 to US$34 billion in 2026. 

With over 80% of participants in a recent survey conducted by Deloitte noting that their industries will see new revenue streams from applications related to blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT), the sectors expected to head demand for blockchain development and adoption are the ones that require the greatest demand for tamper-proof and verifiable transactions and transfers. These include Automotive, banking, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing, healthcare and life sciences sectors, as well as government bodies. 

The development of standards (both technical and regulatory) and frameworks, driven by the need for interoperable, scalable, and secure solutions, has also served to improve the feasibility of blockchain as a solution by organizations beyond financial services. 

As enterprises are becoming more receptive to blockchain and its associated technologies, creative use cases are emerging increasingly with greater spotlight on them. Non-fungible tokens (NFT), particularly in the case of limited-edition items, has catapulted with many enthusiasts getting on this bandwagon. Glenfiddich, the renowned Scottish distiller, recently conducted the sale of 15 bottlings of a rare 1973 whiskey on BlockBar, a blockchain-backed marketplace for luxury spirits. This sparked attention of many, with fellow distillers such as Dalmore and Macallan following suit. 

To a blockchain professional, these are exciting times indeed. But to a layperson, there is a struggle to reconcile the concept of blockchain and application of it, further than cryptocurrency. What does it all mean to them?  

To break it down for you, HackerTrail is delighted to invite Srikanth Kaja (General Manager, Emerging Technologies @ Daimler Southeast Asia), to Tech 101 on Thursday, 13th Jan 2022 where he will be presenting on the basics of blockchain and its use cases in enterprises. From this backdrop, it is our pleasure to learn more about Daimler’s strategic initiative on Blockchain and how new business models can be developed using the technology.  

In addition, Srikanth will also be covering the skills in demand for Blockchain as well as elaborate on how the space and careers within are expected to evolve and change over the next few years. 

During this session, you can expect to learn about: 

  1. Key aspects of Blockchain 
  2. How businesses can leverage blockchain to develop new business models 
  3. How Daimler is using blockchain in the areas of data decentralization 
  4. Blockchain career opportunities and outlook 


About the Speaker:

Srikanth Kaja is General Manager of Emerging Technologies at Daimler Southeast Asia where he currently leads a team of blockchain specialists focused on implementing the technology into new products.

With more than 12 years of experience working in the logistics, banking, healthcare, and automotive sectors, Srikanth has over the course of his career, the opportunity to work on, strategize and implement a wide range of emerging technologies.

Most recently, Srikanth has been leading a blockchain initiative in the areas of data decentralization and monetization. He is very much excited about the rapid development of the blockchain ecosystem in Singapore, which has been strongly backed by the Government and other organizations. He is now looking to give back and share his experience with, mentor and groom the next generation of students for careers in the blockchain ecosystem.


January 13, 2022
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM