With the rise of Blockchain POC’s and some recent high-profile blockchain Pilot announcement by DTTC, SWIFT and others, Financial Institutions are further exploring “What applications could benefit the most from their Blockchain technology POC investments?” and “How will they get to a Blockchain Pilot in 2017?”
In this session we will start with some recent trends and application specific to the Payments and Loyalty Industry and consequently we will cover 8 Decisions that will help Financial Institutions move their Blockchain concepts from the Lab to Pilot Phase in 2017
About the speaker:
Bart is a Partner with IBM’s Global Business Services Team driving Blockchain Technology. He previously was the Founder and Global Leader of Capgemini’s Blockchain, Crypto Currency and Distributed Ledgers user community.
Bart has been investigating the potential of Blockchain as an innovative technology within Financial Services for the last 3.5 years. He has been an active participant in the Bitcoin and Blockchain community and has been analyzing its wide range of applications in various financial services sub-domains. He recently joined IBM and was previously with Capgemini and the FinTech industry where he led several blockchain initiatives and other transformations in corporate banking and global payments.
Bart has a Master in Commercial Engineering (Information Technology) from the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and resided for the last 17 years in Charlotte, NC.