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Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting CEO Karen Abramson Participates in Blockchain Challenge Broken Bots ‘N’ Blocks Open to US College Students Studying Accounting, Finance or Data Science

Abramson Congratulates Challenge Participants and Winners for Exploring the Potential of Blockchain

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting CEO, Karen Abramson, joined industry thought leaders and blockchain experts as a judge in the Broken Bots ‘N’ Blocks challenge designed to educate, explore and empower students and professionals on the fundamentals and potential of blockchain.

Participation in the Broken Bots ‘N’ Blocks challenge, organized by TrueUp, included 186 students from 34 US colleges and 62 mentors from 32 Firms. The challenge required students to execute a transaction in blockchain, analyze data from a blockchain ledger, and audit the blockchain network. Challenge winners included students from CSUN, Iowa State University, Loyola University Chicago, Northridge, Portland State University and University of North Dakota.

“The tax and accounting profession is standing at the crossroads of change and disruptive technology like blockchain is a part of that transformation,” said Karen Abramson, CEO of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. “It is an honor to be a judge in this blockchain challenge that allows the next generation to collaborate with established professionals. Cross-generational collaboration empowers individuals to ideate and refine innovations that could catapult the profession into the next revolution.”

Abramson’s role as a judge in the Broken Bots ‘N’ Blocks challenge enhances the way Wolters Kluwer supports the next generation of professionals. Throughout the year, Tax & Accounting employees volunteer their time to act as mentors at the annual HackUTD, teach code at the Society of Women Engineers Expo and offer job shadowing programs to high school students.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the health, tax & accounting, finance, risk & compliance, and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2017 annual revenues of €4.4 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.

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