The Center for Technology Innovation sponsors a series of day-long workshops on cutting-edge technology issues with nationally-known speakers. Open to the public, the $165 registration fee includes handouts, breaks, lunch, and parking in the UWM Union parking structure. Discounted rate is available for UWM MIS/ITM alumni for $145.

Friday, December 7, 2018
8:30 am – 4:30pm
Lubar Hall, N333

Workshop presenter, Nitin Kalé, is an Associate Professor in the Information Technology Program (ITP) and the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California.  He has taught at ITP since 1995 in the areas of programming, web design, interactive multimedia, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and data analytics. He has also been teaching at ISE since 2005 in the area of database design and implementation. Nitin’s current areas of interest are blockchain, cryptocurrencies, database modeling, enterprise information systems, business intelligence and big data analytics.  Nitin developed a minor in Enterprise Information Systems in 2012. In 2016 he led the effort to launch a Minor in Applied Analytics which has garnered popular interest from undergraduate students at USC and is growing rapidly.


Blockchain is an innovative new way of recording transactions in a distributed public (or private) ledger. Bitcoin! The cryptocurrency that has been applauded, ridiculed, hacked (well, not directly), and dismissed. Yet it is trading at a high exchange rate against the USD. Whatever the fate of bitcoin, the technological breakthrough is worth studying. Blockchain is the distributed and decentralized database technology behind this cryptocurrency.

This workshop explores the fundamentals of the public, transparent, secure, immutable and distributed database called blockchain. Blockchains can be used to record and transfer any digital asset not just currency. Its potential impact on financial services, government, banking, contracting and identity management will be discussed. This workshop will explore both enterprise blockchains as well as public blockchain (bitcoin).

The topics you will learn are:

  • Basics of blockchain – what, why, where, who?
  • Basics of bitcoin – what, why, where, who?
  • Enterprise blockchain – use cases


Recent workshops have included:

  • Azure IoT Suite
  • Applications on Kubernetes
  • Building Native Mobile Apps with Angular and Typescript
  • Microservices Architecture and Design
  • Building Evolutionary Architectures
  • Test Driven Development in Java using JUnit 5
  • Functional Programming in Swift
  • Angular 2/4 Hands-on Programming Codecamp
  • Six Essential Soft-Skills for the Technology Professional

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The Center also sponsors panel discussions with IT leaders who present their thoughts on topics of interest to the local IT community. Audience participation follows the presentation.

For More Information

Dr. Atish Sinha
Director, Center for Technology Innovation
Professor, Information Technology Management
Lubar Hall N363
(414) 229-3301