To read more, go to this link , the initial engagement started during the visit of Ronen Siman Tov from IBM Alpha Zone Israel, as the keynote speaker at the Blockchain and Crypto-Currency event in November 2017. Multiple meetings were then set, followed by a visit of Uri Hayik from IBM Alpha Zone Israel in Rhode Island as part of the continued discussion.
Official Commerce RI video of the announcement.
Picture taken during the announcement, from left to right, Daniel Behr, (Brown University) Stephen Piper, (IBM) Stefan Pryor, (RI Secretary of Commerce) Henry Hu , (IBM) Jeff Land (IBM) and Avi Nevel (RIIC)
Picture taken during the Blockchain conference November 2017, from left to right, Ronen Siman Tov, (IBM Alpha Zone) Dr. Roey Tzezana (RIIC) Avi Nevel (RIIC)