Blockchain-powered Big Data Analytics Platform

Date: Friday, March 15, 2019, 16:30 to 17:30

Title: Blockchain-powered Big Data Analytics Platform

Speaker:  Mukesh Mohania


Abstract: As crypto-currencies and other business blockchain applications are becoming mainstream, the amount of transactional data as well as business contracts and documents captured within various ledgers are getting bigger and bigger. Further, blockchains provide enterprises and consumers with greater confidence in the integrity of the data that have been captured. This gives rise to the new level of analytics that marries the advantages of both blockchain and big data technologies to provide trusted analysis on validated and quality big data. Particularly, blockchain-based big data is a perfect source for subsequent analytics because the big data maintained on the blockchain is both secure (i.e., tamper-proof and cannot be forged) and valuable (i.e., validated and abundant). In addition, data integration and advanced analysis across on-chain and off-chain data present enterprises with even more complete business insights. In this paper, we first discuss a blockchain-based business application for micro-insurance and AI marketplaces, which render blockchain-generated big data scenarios. Then, we describe the design of a blockchain-powered big data analytics platform as well as our initial steps being taken along the development of this platform.


Biography: Mukesh Mohania was an IBM Distinguished Engineer in IBM Research - India, and is currently working in IBM Research - Australia, in the areas of Blockchain, and Cognitive Data and Analytics. He is also an Adjunct Professor at University of SouthAustralia, Australian National University, and University of Melbourne. He has worked extensively in the areas of Information Management and Autonomic Computing. His work in these areas has led to the development of new products and also influenced several existing IBM products. He has received several awards within IBM, such as "Best of IBM", "Excellence in People Management", "Outstanding Innovation Award", "Technical Accomplishment Award", "Leadership By Doin", and many more. He has published more than 120 Research papers in International Conferences and Journals and also filed more than 80 patents in these or related areas, and more than 50 have already been granted. He is an IBM Master Inventor and a member of IBM Academy of Technology. He has held several visible positions in professional activities, like VLDB 2016 Conference Organizing Chair, ACM India Vice-President. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and currently chairing ACM Distinguished Service Award Committee in 2017-2018.


Venue: Room 513 William M.Mong Engineering Building (Engineering Building II), the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 16:30 to 17:30