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The Blockchain Journey

A Guide to Practical Business Applications

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The Blockchain Journey by Nico Abbatemarco
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The book clearly shows which industries are the most impacted by blockchain technologies and it provides several decision support tools to business executives. Managers in the most affected industries should no longer postpone the launch of blockchain-inspired initiatives, being those initiatives either large implementations or pilot tests aimed at growing the maturity level on this technology. Once decided to launch a project, other key options are related to what type of platform to implement, as well as on which consensus mechanism to rely on. The book provides a useful state-of-the-art to address these decisions. On the other side, managers working in the less impacted industries might look at blockchain as a unique opportunity for innovation, pointing their attention on some cross-industry applications.

Author Biography

Nico Abbatemarco is a Research Associate of Practice on Information Systems and Digital Transformation at SDA Bocconi School of Management. At SDA Bocconi, he is part of the core team of the research Lab "Digital Enterprise Value and Organization" (DEVO Lab). His research activities focus on digital transformation and in particular on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies and their impact on the business community. Nico earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Science in Management both from Bocconi University in Milan. He has also been a visiting student at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. As a master student, he won the 2018 ""Move the Field Forward Best Paper Award"", conferred jointly by IBM, the Center for Business Analytics (CBA) at the Milgard School of Business and the International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP), for the research paper ""A Structured Framework to Assess the Business Application Landscape of Blockchain Technologies"" (Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2018, ISBN: 978-0-9981331-1-9). Leonardo Maria De Rossi is a Research Fellow at SDA Bocconi School of Management and contract lecturer at Bocconi University. He graduated with honors in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology at Bocconi University in Milan and he holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Management from Ca' Foscari University in Venice. He joined SDA Bocconi after working as a consulting professional at Monitor Deloitte within the strategy practice in the financial services industry. His research interests include digital technology in financial services, blockchain infrastructure and digital transformation. Gianluca Salviotti is Associate Professor of Practice on Information Systems and Digital Transformation at SDA Bocconi School of Management. At SDA Bocconi, he is coordinator of the research Lab "Digital Enterprise Value and Organization" (DEVO Lab), Professor of Management Information Systems and Digital Transformation at the Executive MBA. He is Director of the Executive Education programs "IT Governance", "IT Risk Management", "Digital Architect". His research activities focus on enabling technologies for digital transformation. In 2014, he won the Google Faculty Research Award with a study on small and medium enterprises digitalization. Gianluca earned a Degree and a Ph.D. in Business Administration & Management both form the University of Pavia. He received the International Teachers Program diploma from the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS, Shanghai-Beijing).
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August 30th, 2018
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Bocconi University Press
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