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VIVVO Networking Sessions

Selected by PSPC as a Built-in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) vendor, Vivvo CitizenOne is a digital transformation platform that provides citizens with a single window to government services. It allows government departments, agencies, and municipalities to streamline the citizen user experience and easily move services online. CitizenOne manages citizen identity, privacy, trust, consent, the movement of data and government service policy. CitizenOne dramatically decreases the time and cost of digital transformation.

Join us on December 5th at the Palais des Congres de Gatineau at one of two (2) sessions (10:00 am, or 2:00 pm) as we demonstrate how other governments have used this platform to great success.

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Circle Square | Interactive Session

Digital government leaders from more than fifteen (15) countries will converge on Ottawa to chart the course of government tech, connected citizens, digital policy and the future of society.  Please join Becker-Carroll’s very own Ed Therriault as he discusses blockchain in an interactive session.

 

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Converge Technology Partners, Inc. Acquires Becker-Carroll

Converge Technology Partners, Inc. recently acquired Becker-Carroll, a company with experience bringing powerful blockchain solutions to customers.

Ottawa, ON – February 5, 2018

Converge Technology Partners, Inc. (“Converge”) and Becker-Carroll today announced that Converge has completed their acquisition of Becker-Carroll. The acquisition comes on the heels of Becker-Carroll’s recent involvement in the implementation of Hyperledger Indy, a blockchain technology that enables enterprise applications and services to participate in digital, centralized identity (self-sovereign) ecosystems and organizations to establish trusted relationships with one another through a verifiable, claims-based architecture. The knowledge gained from this and related initiatives positions Becker-Carroll to build enterprise-class self-sovereign identity blockchain solutions that respect and secure the privacy and liberty of the people and organizations that use them.

“We are excited to incorporate Becker-Carroll’s expertise in the areas of blockchain, privacy, access and identity management, and IM/IDM standards into our organization. Their abilities will uniquely qualify us to solve client problems around GDPR, HIPAA compliancy, enterprise procurement, smart-contracts, and supply chain,” said Shaun Maine, CEO and President of Converge Technology Partners, Inc. “As we continue to grow as an organization, Becker-Carroll’s capabilities will prove invaluable for helping our clients navigate the changes that blockchain and self-sovereign identity are bringing to the business world.”

“It is my belief that the concept of self-sovereign identity is going to fundamentally change the way that our clients deal with their customers and partners. I see it as the first way that blockchain will impact enterprise IM/IT,” said Don Cuthbertson, CIO and Head of Blockchain Innovation at Converge Technology Partners, Inc. “The acquisition of Becker-Carroll will allow us to help our clients deal with this change given their expertise and capabilities in the areas of service design, access and identity management, blockchain, privacy, IM/IT standards, and regulations.”


About Becker-Carroll

Becker-Carroll is a group of information and technical professionals committed to helping clients deliver trusted, high-value digital services headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. Their managing partners have been involved in IT and information management for over twenty years. Under their direction, the company has grown into one that supports a common-sense approach to successfully transforming complex analogue and online services into fulfilling digital service experiences.


About Converge Technology Partners Inc.

Converge Technology Partners, Inc. is building a national platform of regionally focused IT infrastructure firms in the US and Canada by connecting best of breed services and solutions to clients. In an increasingly digital marketplace, technology is no longer merely supporting business operations but shaping business strategies. Converge Technology Partners, Inc. has the industry knowledge, strategy, and leadership to embrace the forces that are transforming business objectives and customer expectations. For more information, visit www.convergetp.com.

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Why You Should Link Up with Blockchain

Like a hypnotist bent on making you cluck like a chicken, blockchain technology has infatuated the world market with its promise of innovation, transparency, and immutability. Now I know everyone and their mother is changing their MO to be blockchain oriented, but that shouldn’t deter stakeholders from trying their hand in the promising landscape that is blockchain.

There are literally millions of articles online, written daily, that all drone on about the way blockchain operates. This blog’s goal isn’t to disseminate what blockchain does; you can visit IBM and read their white paper. The point of this post is to highlight the influence that blockchain has over the market.

At this point, many of us have heard whispers in our respective industries about the implications of the distributed ledger technology to change the very way we conduct business and implement business solutions. In this past year, these whispers have become battle cries for the banking sector, with big players like Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Fidelity, etc. jumping onto the bandwagon with their full weight of support behind their investment.

The technology behind blockchain presents an opportunity for different market sectors to expand the way they conduct business, intertwining itself with IoT technology to remotely monitor supply levels and transaction integrity. IoT will go together with the blockchain vision seamlessly, presenting an opportunity for expansion of interconnectivity among devices, clients, and other entities.

What blockchain ultimately represents is the most concise way to deal in business. Smart contracts are becoming the standard by which companies operate. This means that more and more industries will have to eventually migrate over to the publicly distributed ledger system in order to keep up with market business administration trends.

The rub with blockchain is it’s a race to a reliable method of monetization. No one exactly knows how to make a profit off this incredible technology, and if there is a way, no one is talking about it publicly just yet. Many companies are banking on the promise of blockchain, perhaps buying into the hype without really understanding the purpose or means in which the technology will benefit their industry.

What we can be certain of is that blockchain in 2018 will attract the attention of brilliant minds across a vast array of markets. With all the leading thinkers in the world with their eye squarely fixed on blockchain, there is no way this technology won’t become widespread in the coming years. Monetization of blockchain is the riddle that everyone is trying to answer, but are we smart enough to mold this technology to our advantage?

The importance of blockchain is clear from a business and customer standpoint, but the bottom line is what your accounting department will worry about. From where the current market stands the investment into blockchain is a gamble worth betting on. The technology is going to change the perspective by which we view our business outcomes, and will likely determine the projected evolution of the IT industry moving forward.

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