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Jeremy Barnett leads the way in blockchain for construction and algorithmic trading

Jeremy Barnett leads the way in blockchain for construction and algorithmic trading

Jeremy Barnett is to conduct a seminar at LSE on the Law of Algorithms and the use of Algorithims to resolve disputes in Automated Trading and major Construction Contracts. The event is at the Systemic Risk Centre at LSE on 9th October 2017. Together with Professors Treleaven and Penn, he has launched the Construction Blockchain Consortium [CBC] at UCL, which is the leading research and industry group on emerging technologies in the Built Environment.

For 18 months, Jeremy Barnett has been working with Professors Philip Treleaven and Alan Penn at UCL, to develop research into the use of blockchain in conjunction with other emerging technologies. Jeremy was previously visiting professor of Law Informatics at Leeds University where he developed expertise in Online Dispute Resolution arising out of complex global disputes.

UCl has now formed the Construction Blockchain Consortium [CBC] to support knowledge transfer, arrange commercial and academic presentation, assess and test commercial services and technology, conduct research, and drive policy, regulation and understanding of the radical consequences of technology and services. Jeremy, together with Professors Treleaven and Penn, will be appointed Directors of the CBC.

The Consortium has the support of a number of global architects, developers, contractors, consultancies, software developers, insurers, law firms as well as government and trade bodies. The CBC specialises in the disruptive effect of Blockchain and the interface with other emerging technologies such as BIM [Building Information Modelling], AI [Artificial Intelligence] and IoT [Internet of Things].

The CBC has held a number of events including a workshop on BIM and blockchain and a seminar on 14th July on Blockchain and Security which was attended by approximately 90 people. The CBC intends to build open source 'building blocks' to encourage innovation in this space, and have also set up a meetup group where a number of application developers hold regular meetings to encourage new applications to be developed.

Jeremy is also working with Professor Treleaven on the Law of Algorithms, in particular in Algorithmic Dispute Resolution, where computer programs are designed to resolve contractual disputes that arise in automated trading and other complex disputes such as construction contracts.

On 9th October 2017 Jeremy is conducting a seminar at the Systemeic Risk Centre at LSE. This is part of the BARC project [Blockchain Technology for Algorithmic Regulation and Compliance at UCL]. where he will discuss the governance and regulation of algorithms and the potential use of this technology to resolve complex disputes.

For any advice and assistance for issues like these please do call Jeremy on 0844 2722322 or submit a comment below. Jeremy will come back to you at the earliest convenience.

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