Local Leaders Talk the Definition — and Implications — of Blockchain at Atlanta Data Center Summit

ATLANTA, GA – The lifeblood of any data center is composed of one thing – data. CAPRE appreciates the criticality of this opaque concept, and that’s why The End-User Mindset: How are Corporations Working with Data, Compute, and Adoption of Disruptive Technologies like Blockchain, IoT and AI? was one of the showcase sessions at CAPRE’s Fourth Annual Atlanta Data Center Summit in August. Moderator Steve Brumer, Partner, BH IoT Group looked to one of his panelists, Daniel Gouldman, CEO & Co-Founder of Ternio, to give the room an elevator pitch. Specifically, what is a clear definition of what blockchain really is? "It is secure, it is encrypted, it is real-time data sharing. And the difference between blockchain technology and traditional databases is a payment layer," replied Gouldman. "The payment layer that sits on top of the data layer is the most transformational part of the blockchain. at least they don’t today, but they might in a few years." "That’s why I asked the question, because a lot of us are trying to get to a place where we understand, what does this mean?," remarked Gouldman in turn. "We all talk to people on airplanes and have to explain the things we do." At that point, Gouldman's co-panelist Tracy Levine, CEO of Advantage Talent & Member of the 2018 Forbes Coaches Council offered another take. "I’m going to be a contrarian, because I’m from Wall Street and I deal with the…