An ACCA UK internal audit webinar
This webinar will provide an introduction to blockchain:
- what is it?
- how does it work?
- why is it so different?
- what is the potential for it to be disruptive?
- what are crypto currencies?
- what is the connection between blockchain and crypto currencies?
Professor Michael Mainelli, director, Z/Yen Group Limited FCCA
Michael is an ACCA member who co-founded Z/Yen, the City of London's leading commercial think-tank and venture firm, in 1994 to promote societal advance through better finance and technology. Z/Yen boasts a core team of respected professionals as well as numerous associates, and is well-capitalised due to successful spin-outs and ventures. A qualified accountant, securities professional, computer specialist and management consultant, educated at Harvard University and Trinity College Dublin, Michael gained his PhD at London School of Economics where he was also a Visiting Professor. His PhD was on the application of risk/reward methodologies involving chaotic systems. Michael's career summary is a decade of technology research, followed by a decade in finance, then two decades at Z/Yen.
At Z/Yen, Michael's speciality is enhancing the performance of profit-making, charitable and government organisations and investments in conditions of high uncertainty. Michael has worked in the public sector on privatisations and strategy; in the private sector in a variety of industries (banking, insurance, manufacturing, media, retail, utilities, television, distribution) on problems ranging from strategy through information systems, quality, human resources, environmental systems and R&D; and in the voluntary sector on a number of assignments to improve performance. Michael's current research interests at Z/Yen include those of Long Finance.
Michael has held numerous advisory posts, for example with Hitachi UK, HM Treasury and BIS/BEIS, as well as sitting on editorial boards for the Journal of Strategic Change and Journal of Business Strategy. He lectures widely around the world and has published over 50 journal articles, 180 commercial articles and four books.
Professor Michael Mainelli
director, Z/Yen Group Limited