Panel: Why Blockchain Works for Real Estate.
Topics will include:
Why blockchain makes sense for keeping land and title records.
The challenges and opportunities with the switchover to a new way of processing and holding records.
What companies are doing (and maybe not yet doing) preparing for the move to blockchain technologies.
John Mirkovic currently serves as Deputy Recorder (Communications/IT) for the Cook County Recorder of Deeds, the first County Government office in the US to openly experiment with blockchain. In that role, he serves as office spokesman and is responsible for internal and external communications, legislative advocacy, the CCRD Property Fraud Unit, and has implemented numerous technology advancements at CCRD. Prior to joining the Cook County Recorder’s Office, he worked as a communications and committee staffer for the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives for nine years.
David Conroy is a R&D Engineer for NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Technology & CRT Labs, Dave Conroy investigates emerging technologies, educates NAR members & the public through presentations, webinars, blogs and podcasts, and develops products for use by members. An experienced Research And Development Engineer with a demonstrated history of innovation in the real estate industry. Strong experience with Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies, Prototyping, Software Design, Management, and Networking.
Bill Barbino is a Member of the Corporate Engagement Team at FinTank. He works to promote the FinTank brand by locating, developing, and fostering long term business relationships in the Chicago financial technology (fintech) market. Prior to joining FinTank, Bill was the cofounding CFO/COO of Washlava. Washlava’s goal is to modernize and consolidate the self-service laundry industry by inventing new internet of things (IoT) devices and related technologies to improve the industry for both owners and their customers.