Blockchain has plateaued for the past months as it losses its hype, however more and more enterprise use-cases being developed to create a consortium network. One of the main challenges of Blockchain has always been the high barrier of entry to develop smart contracts and interface them to existing systems.

With Azure Blockchain Service, creating a consortium is simple on B2B scenarios, where actors' permission is abstracted away when signing transactions in the Blockchain. Using Power Apps and Power Automate, it is very seamless to integrate with smart contracts as if you're just calling a web api.

This session will guide you on how you can get started with using Blockchain without spending days or weeks to set up complex architecture.




Power Platform Saturday Sydney 2020


Michael John Pena

Michael is an experienced technologist based in Sydney, Australia, a Microsoft MVP since 2015, and a certified professional with over 10 years of working experience ranging from Mobile, Cloud, Web and DevOps. He is currently the head of Research and Innovation for an Australian startup: "Lumachain". His role allows him to explore the cutting edge technologies of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, IoT, Edge Computing, and the Cloud. Michael is a former CTO and Director of his Microsoft-partner company and has worked with various Microsoft clients and consulting partners delivering valued Consulting, Delivery, Training, Technical Presales and Support services. He is also a Microsoft Student Partner alumnus and has worked in Microsoft during his internship. Michael is passionate to all things technology and data. He recently co-authored a book titled "Cloud Analytics with Microsoft Azure" available for download at Michael also enjoys mentoring, attending conferences and user group meetups. He is also an international speaker having spoken at numerous events including the Microsoft Ignite, NDC, DDD, Cross-Platform Summit, and various in-person and virtual meet-ups.

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