Meet our speakers: Danny Thankachan, Chain Advisors
On October 24, 2017, at the Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas, leaders in blockchain and cryptocurrency will converge for a one-day Blockchain Boot Camp. This intense seminar will provide interested business professionals with a top-down view on blockchain basics as well as in-depth analysis on use cases for companies utilizing this innovative technology in the legal and financial industries. The Boot Camp will host a number of speakers to share their expertise in their respective fields.
Danny Thankachan of Chain Advisors has broad experience in the legal technology space and will be speaking at the Boot Camp about blockchain use cases. Thankachan received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Los Angeles and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Cardozo School of Law. His strong expertise in legal technology includes a term as the Litigation Technology Services Director with Thompson and Knight LLP, followed by a role as Chief Operating Officer with Tritura Information Governance LLC.
Thankachan is currently a partner with Chain Advisors, a Dallas firm that specializes in “deciphering the opportunities and myths of Blockchain and related technology as well as the business and legal considerations facing the industry and the innovators,” he told us in a recent interview. He has followed cryptocurrencies for some time and then became extremely interested in the possibilities following the advent of smart contracts. All relationships in the legal world are based on trust between interested parties, the system, clients, adversaries, and advisers. Thankachan recognizes that blockchain technology creates an opportunity to reduce inefficiencies in the current legal systems while enhancing the trust between parties.
Thankachan has a history of supporting the continuing education of business professionals, especially around the legal technology space. He is currently an instructor at the Southern Methodist University Continuing and Professional Education (SMU CAPE) on the subject of e-discovery. He also participates in a variety of community education opportunities and is looking forward to the opportunity to speak at the Blockchain Boot Camp. His experience and wisdom are certain to provide a unique and valuable insight into the benefits and risks of blockchain technology.