FedEx Institute partners with Good Shepherd Pharmacy to build a blockchain — FreightWaves

Dr. Jasbir Dhaliwal, chief innovation officer and graduate school dean at U of M, said in a release: “This initiative is designed to help the University recruit world-class talent from around the nation to its master’s and doctoral programs in the STEM disciplines, which will help grow the regional technical workforce in computer science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics and real-time IT algorithms.”

Dhaliwal added, “Given the global shortage of talent in these technical areas, these common efforts provide a significant advantage in attracting industries of the future to our region.”        

University president M. David Rudd said, “We are very thankful for FedEx’s continued overwhelming support and presence on our campuses. The FedEx IT Command Center provides another wonderful venue for our graduate students to not only gain valuable work experience but to earn wages to help make college more affordable.”

UMRF Ventures chief executive Tom Kadien added, “This is yet another example of FedEx making a positive difference on our campus and in our community. “These graduate students will have a terrific work experience alongside FedEx professionals, and it will help them secure better jobs in the future.”

FreightWaves has covered use cases for blockchain application from tracing food in the complicated supply chain, to the low-tech world of small farmers, to the types of businesses that the future of blockchain will thrive with, to smart contracts and the power of instant settlement, to blockchain’s role in smoothing trade across borders.

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