Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Colombia seeks development opportunities in a blockchains meeting

The government of Colombia will hold, in September, an event focused on blockchain and digital content. The meeting, called Colombia 4.0, will include a group of conferences, workshops and activities related to new technologies.

Colombia 4.0 will be held on September 25, 26 and 27 in the city of Bogotá, the organizers say. The Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies of Colombia (MinTIC) is the promoter of the activity. Likewise, the Mayor's Office of Bogotá, together with Héroes Fest and INNpulsa Colombia are part of the initiative.

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This is the fifth edition of Colombia 4.0, after its launch in 2015. As in previous deliveries, the Colombian government demonstrates its interest in blockchain, by incorporating this technology back into the content panel. The website of the event indicates that speakers and attendees will be responsible for identifying possible “advantages, limitations and opportunities” offered by blockchain in Colombia, this being its main objective.

Those interested can fill out a form and register to participate in the event, highlighting their personal data, area of interest or research. Tickets are totally free and can be booked online, entering the official website.

All about digital revolution 

The conferences of Colombia 4.0 will not only focus on blockchains technologies and their possible use cases. The summit aims to convene international speakers to discuss digital content and technologies in general.

Animation, video games, electronic music, digital advertising and media are some of the most popular topics that will be played at the conference. Also, talks and workshops on artificial intelligence, smart cities and financial technologies (Fintech) will be held. Children can also learn about new technology at the event, with activities designed especially for them.

The national government ensures that Colombia 4.0 is one of the largest orange economy meetings in the country. According to records from previous editions, in 2018 about 72,100 people participated in the event and a total of 140 speakers attended. Guests from the United States, France, Canada and Argentina, to name a few countries, have also participated in previous events. Similarly, some Colombian startups have managed to capitalize on international financing through this summit.