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Blockchain-based networks are transforming the way entire industries work, with new business models and new revenue streams. But before fully embracing blockchain’s potential at your organization, you’re likely looking for answers to key questions about the technology. What are its true benefits? What are its costs and risks? What’s the expected ROI?

In this episode of Now Being Served, you’ll have these questions and others answered by innovators at organizations already seeing blockchain success. You’ll also gain insight from top analysts at Forrester, offering their market outlook, trend analysis, and a framework of how to evaluate the financial impact of IBM Blockchain.

Learn more about: • Expanding revenue streams through new business models. • Discovering new forms of cost efficiencies powered by blockchain. • Measuring and preparing for anticipated costs and risks. • Applying blockchain technology for diverse use cases

Blockchain experts in this episode

Vikram Singh

Vikram Singh - Alectra Utilities

Vikram is currently the Director of Advanced Planning at Alectra Utilities. In his current role, Vikram focuses on identifying ground-breaking new energy solutions that can be piloted within Alectra’s territory and eventually transitioned into full-scale commercial offerings that benefit both the customer and the grid. 

Alex Rosen

Alex Rosen - Chainyard

Alex is VP of Business Development for Chainyard. In this role, Alex consults with leaders in the blockchain ecosystem at enterprises, technology providers, and consortiums to help them identify how to rapidly gain advantage from blockchain technology.

Mohan Venkataraman

Mohan Venkataraman - Chainyard

Mohan has more than 25 years of experience, including 10 years focused on technology consulting. He has previously held consulting, engineering, and senior management roles with companies including Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group, MomentumSI, Nortel, MCI (now Verizon), NTT Data and Tranzyme Pharma.

Oscar Roque

Oscar Roque - Interac

Oscar is the AVP, Mobile Platform and Products at Interac responsible for the digital commerce and blockchain strategies. Previous to joining Interac, Oscar led strategy development and innovation in FinTech partnerships across several business areas including Retail Payments, Channels, and Personal & Small Business Banking for a major financial institution. 

Julia Fadzeyeva

Julia Fadzeyeva - Forrester

Julia Fadzeyeva is a consultant for the Total Economic Impact practice at Forrester. In this role, she has worked with a number of technology clients to demonstrate and justify the business return on investment (ROI) and value of technology investments, based on the costs, benefits, flexibility, and risk associated with specific investments.

Martha Bennet

Martha Bennet - Forrester

Martha serves CIOs and other tech leaders, helping them understand the impact of emerging technologies on their business. In her blockchain research, Martha focuses on demystifying this emerging technology, helping CIOs and strategy teams identify appropriate use cases and navigate the broad ecosystem of startups and established providers offering software and services.

Stephen Odell

Stephen Odell - Forrester

Steve Odell is a consultant for the Total Economic Impact practice at Forrester. In this role, he has worked with a number of technology clients to demonstrate and justify the business return on investment (ROI) and value of technology investments, based on the costs, benefits, flexibility, and risk associated with specific investments.

Andre Boysen - SecureKey

Andre is the CIO and responsible for positioning SecureKey’s growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing markets, and promoting demand for the company’s solutions globally. He serves as SecureKey’s digital identity evangelist. He was recognized as a global leader in digital identity by One World Identity (2017) and Innovate Identity (2016). Andre serves on the boards of the identity standards organizations of DIACC and the Kantara initiative.

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