IBM has about 1,500 employees working around the globe on blockchain — and it’s looking to hire.
In middle school, Eileen Lowry swapped her band class out to try her hand at computer science. She hasn’t looked back since.
“I’ve always been fascinated with ‘how do things work?'”
Today, she’s tackling what some analysts are calling the most transformative technology since the dawn of the internet as a program director for IBM Blockchain Labs & Garage North America in New York City.
Blockchain is a record of transactions — a transparent and tamper-proof digital ledger — that allows users to share information quickly, freely and without fear that it could be altered without user detection. While many associate the technology with the digital currency bitcoin, its uses have expanded in a big way, currently being applied by leading companies like IBM and Wal-Mart across industries including financial services, retail and logistics.
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