Dine and Learn: Block chain basics, pitfalls, and use cases for the communication industry


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The Denver Section would like to invite you to join us for the latest presentation in our Dine and Learn series!

Come join your fellow IEEE members and local engineers for a fun filled evening of appetizers, networking, and dinner, while we discover exciting new innovations in technology. Once a month one of your local Denver IEEE Societies will host the event and bring in a unique speaker related to their field to present. This provides you, our members, with a unique opportunity to explore and learn about exciting new technologies being developed around you. Early on in the evening you’ll also have ample opportunity to mingle with your fellow engineers and colleagues delving into a broad range of technical expertise.

We will provide the appetizers, but dinner is at your own expense. Dinner for students is free.

If there is a specific speaker or topic you find interesting please let us know and we will try to accommodate it in the schedule.

Upcoming presentations:

February: Comsoc Presentation 

March: Widely Open! 

  Date and Time




  • 10633 Westminster Blvd
  • #900
  • Westminster, Colorado
  • United States 80020
  • Building: Rock Bottom Brewery
  • Room Number: in the "Promenade Room"
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  • Co-sponsored by Lanbing Shan
  • Starts 19 December 2018 11:55 AM
  • Ends 08 January 2019 09:30 PM
  • All times are US/Mountain
  • No Admission Charge
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Jason Rupe

Jason Rupe


Blockchain basics, pitfalls, and use cases for the communication industry

Jason will go through what blockchains and distributed ledgers are good for, exposing some weaknesses and strengths. Then the talk will go over several use cases for them i the communication area, with particular attention on what service providers could do with them to improve their businesses. Last, the talk will cover some of the design issues associated with distributed ledgers and blockchains which are important concerns to those who wish to use them. 


Dr. Jason Rupe got his Ph.D. a long time ago, conducting research on large scale systems and networks for reliability and performance modeling. He taught quality control, reliability, and even a few software and electronics courses at various universities. He has worked at USWEST Advanced Technologies, Qwest Communications, Polar Star Consulting, Tenica, and as an independent consultant to the IEEE. In these companies, he has had titles including technical staff, senior technical staff, and director; but he has always been the companies’ expert on reliability and quality. In these roles, he has been able to design or help design several networks for the government and private sector, assure broadband deployments are profitable and reliable, design solutions that meet targeted service level agreements, design and test network solutions for high reliability, and invent a few cool things too. He is heavily involved in the IEEE, in various roles at conferences, on the IEEE Reliability Society ExCom (elected), as a co-chair for the IEEE Blockchain Initiative, and as chair of IEEE Denver Section. Currently, he is the Principal Architect for Proactive Network Maintenance at CableLabs, where he is the champion for all opportunities to help the industry improve service reliability for the cable industry. He holds two patents, and is working on a bunch more.


6:00 - 6:15 Registration and Appetizers

6:00 - 7:00 Dinner and Networking

7:00 - 8:30 Presentation

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