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Spotlight on Innovation: Blockchain for Intellectual Property with Saga Arvidsdotter

A revolution in securing your valuable data

Topic: Data
Saga Arvidsdotter

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Blockchain is revolutionizing the world by removing middlemen and putting individuals, groups and things in direct contact. Global and trustless, blockchain forms the internet of value, compared to today’s internet of data. Key properties of blockchain, like immutability, transparency, and decentralization, can solve the problem of digital identities, which can serve as a base for intellectual property.

Join us for this edition of Spotlight on Innovation to find out how blockchain technology can facilitate different types of intellectual property—and transform your business. Artist and blockchain engineer Saga Arvidsdotter explains what blockchain is and discusses the important and varied perspectives you should be familiar with when designing blockchain technology, including philosophy, finance, game theory, and writing code like law. Understanding the multivalent nature of blockchain enables your business to build for the long term and ensure your systems cause their intended behavior.

O’Reilly Spotlight explores emerging business and technology topics and ideas through a series of one-hour interactive events. You’ll engage in a live conversation with experts, sharing your questions and ideas while hearing their unique perspectives, insights, fears, and predictions for the future.

In every edition of Spotlight on Innovation, you’ll learn about, discuss, and debate the future. Best of all, you’ll discover what successful companies have in common and how you can follow their lead with small practical steps to transform your organization and prepare for the Next Economy.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

By the end of this live show, you’ll better understand:

  • What blockchain is
  • Opportunities and challenges for blockchain related to intellectual property
  • How to think about developing blockchain technology
  • How blockchain technology can be used to transform your enterprise

This training course is for you because...

  • Your business creates intellectual property, and you want to learn how best to leverage and protect it with blockchain.


  • Come with your questions for Saga Arvidsdotter
  • Have a pen and paper handy to capture notes, insights, and inspiration

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About your instructor

  • Saga Arvidsdotter is a startup advisor, blockchain engineer, and interdisciplinary artist. She currently travels the world teaching courses on blockchain technology as a tool for defining the future of value. Previously, she spent six years founding and participating in a number of startups. She’s also a ConsenSys-certified blockchain developer, an app development mentor, a lecturer in React Native and Redux, and a computer science and engineering student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. She hosted a workshop at SXSW 2019 on Mycelia LiveBite, a one-year crypto experiment with music maker Imogen Heap, and won the world's biggest blockchain hackathon, ETH Denver, with team Pactful. She was also head of entertainment for the Nobel Prize afterparty and a semifinalist on Sweden’s Got Talent. Saga is an alum of the SAE Institute in electronic music production. She received the Women in Tech Student of Vision Award for her unique vision and initiative of making a difference in tech.


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET

  • Introduction and presentation (15 minutes)
  • Interactive discussion and Q&A (45 minutes)