Chad Hahn

Chad Hahn

Chad Hahn is a Vice President at Pariveda Solutions, a digital consultancy with offices across the US. Chad is a technology executive and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in business development, strategy and execution of technology-focused initiatives. He has started and successfully exited two service businesses, one of which was focused on social enterprise. He has a strong background in digital strategy, organizational change and enterprise architecture, with deep expertise in both traditional and emerging technologies.

What Is Confirmation Bias And How It Affects Your Workplace

How many times have you had a conversation about a topic with a close friend and come away wondering how in the world they could believe what they do when they're obviously wrong?  It happens all the time and it creates enormous division - in politics, in our relationships and even in our workplace. Here's a perfect example - in our tribal politics, both parties have the same set of...

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Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency: Has Facebook Lost Its Mind?

Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency By now you have no doubt heard the news - Facebook is creating a new cryptocurrency and blockchain platform called Libra, which, according to the whitepaper, "is a simple global currency and financial infrastructure that empowers billions of people."  The idea is bold and exciting: to provide a frictionless payment mechanism to roughly 1.7 billion people around the globe that don't have access...

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Phone Interviews: What You Should Know About The Candidate

Let's face it - looking for an engineering job can be a very stressful time, both for the candidate and employer.  Both parties are looking for a new "relationship" and professional dating can be tough.  It is a time-consuming effort that involves putting yourself out there - for technical job-seekers, it means subjecting yourself to difficult, often-times random technical grilling.  For employers, the job search is a multi-layered process that...

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Consensus 2019: Recap on The Cryptocurrency And Blockchain Technology World Conference

Last week I attended my first Blockchain Week in NYC, headlined by the Consensus 2019 Conference from CoinDesk.  Although I missed day 1 of the conference (Mother’s Day duties kept me from traveling sooner – once you’re married, you’ll understand), I found the speakers, panels, and discussions to be lively and indicative of the significant progress in the blockchain space. Here are some musings about the conference and the state of Blockchain...

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Blockchain: Trust Is Not A Binary Option

Trust doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing proposition when it comes to Blockchain Blockchain's primary value proposition is decentralization, the idea that the "truth" can be validated without 3rd party intervention in a trustless environment.  As technology has proliferated over the last several years, we have seen the infrastructure incorporate many different types of protocols: Public  - Fully open blockchains with no barrier to participating (eg, Bitcoin, Ethereum) Permission -...

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Can You Measure Software Developer Productivity?

The cost of software development kills innovation by limiting resources available to solve problems THE PRODUCTIVITY DILEMMA Let's face it - software development is expensive.  Really expensive.  It's not hard to understand why - software development is a complicated and still-maturing industry, and as the sector grows, it actually gets more complicated, not less, because of the acceleration of changes in technologies, programming languages, and toolsets. As a technology consultant,...

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Is Blockchain Truly Decentralized?

Decentralization — the notion that we can build a platform that requires no trusted third party intermediary — is a key aspect of blockchain technology. It’s driving the current gold rush in blockchain space. Investors are pouring money into the ecosystem through ICOs and angel investments as entrepreneurs hope to build "decentralized" versions of everything: money (Bitcoin), file storage (FileCoin), identity (SecureKey), supply chain (Viant) — the list goes on...

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