Keynote at DC Blockchain Summit Announced as IBM Senior Vice President and Director of Research

The Chamber of Digital Commerce has announced that Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research, will be a keynote speaker at the Chamber of Digital Commerce’s DC Blockchain Summit at Georgetown University on March 3rd, 2016.

Krishna oversees IBM‘s Blockchain initiatives, which includes the recent proposal of nearly 44,000 lines of code to the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project. IBM Blockchain code is designed to help developers build secure distributed ledgers that can be used to exchange anything of value. IBM recently announced new cloud-based blockchain services for developers, new garages in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London that will focus on blockchain and a range of added consulting services to advance the use of distributed ledger technology across multiple industries.

In addition, Krishna helps guide IBM Research’s overall technical strategy and oversees approximately 3,000 scientists and technologists located at 12 labs across the world. He is the recipient of a distinguished alumni award from the University of Illinois, is the co-author of 15 patents, has been the editor of IEEE and ACM journals, and has published extensively in technical conferences and journals.

Perianne Boring, Founder and President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, commented: “Blockchain technology is re-imagining the way we transfer, store, and secure assets, including currencies, commodities, property, and identity. We’re honoured to welcome IBM to the DC Blockchain Summit to share their perspective on this ground-breaking technology with Washington, DC.”

The DC Blockchain Summit will also feature Blythe Masters, CEO of Digital Assets Holdings, as a keynote speaker. Additional speakers include: Don Tapscott, Best Selling Author; Sean Murphy, Global Head of Blockchain, Norton Rose Fulbright; Matthew Roszak, Founding Partner, Tally Capital; C. Alden Pelker, FBI; Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ); Jeff Garzik, Core Developer and Co-Founder, Bloq; Adam Ludwin, CEO, Chain; and more. It is open to the DC community, technologists, students, and all those interested in blockchain technology.

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