Jerry Cuomo

Blockchain digital event: What every CTO must know for 2018

You’ve heard the hype. Blockchain has the potential and ability to change the world as a platform for truth and trust. But how can it be applied to businesses across a variety of different industries? How can business leaders make sense of the technology enough to understand potential use cases for their organization? These are […]

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Blockchain in demand: Breaking into the growing job market

Now that companies across a broad range of industries have gone from trying Blockchain to starting blockchain-based networks, demand for blockchain skills is exceeding supply. The technology is still new enough that the talent pool for it remains light, and opportunities exist for people with the right skills. Job opportunities in blockchain Many people think […]

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So, what are you doing with blockchain?

As hundreds of people, representing over 75 companies, gathered for the IBM Blockchain Summit 2017 in Atlanta, the main question echoing in the halls was, “What are you doing with blockchain?” While I smiled each time I heard this, I was more ebullient that over half the responses involved the actions being taken and the […]

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Thought leaders reimagine their industries at blockchain summit

What will happen when you bring together a bunch of early blockchain adopters, influencers and visionaries looking to disrupt their industries? A whole lot of innovation — at least that’s what I hope! Today, at the IBM Blockchain Summit in Atlanta, senior executives will be taking advantage of an exclusive opportunity to connect with blockchain […]

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Blockchain highlights and replays from IBM InterConnect

Last week, attendees at IBM InterConnect 2017 got to learn more about advances being made in security, cloud and mobile. Through use cases and demos, they saw how emerging technologies are being leveraged in various implementations. One of the hot topics this year was blockchain, the distributed ledger technology underlying Bitcoin that is now making […]

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IBM InterConnect: Blockchain in enterprise ecosystems

In the words of Jerry Cuomo, Vice President of Blockchain Technologies at IBM, “Blockchain is a team sport. Your business thrives because it’s part of an ecosystem of interconnected businesses.” He said this during the blockchain keynote at IBM InterConnect 2017, and over the course of the conference I’ve come to agree with him. Blockchain […]

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Why blockchain will be a hot topic at IBM InterConnect

Imagine a world where you could go to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and be out in ten minutes. Better yet, imagine a world where you no longer need to go to the DMV for anything. You don’t need to spend 45 minutes on the phone with your insurance company to get one piece […]

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Financial institutions adopting blockchain faster than expected

According to a recent Reuters article, widespread financial adoption of blockchain technology was thought to be at least 5 to 10 years away. But a recent IBM study shows 15 percent of top global banks intending to roll out full-scale commercial blockchain products in 2017. Fireside chats and panelist sessions at Money20/20 hinted at this […]

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Blockchain wows World of Watson

While the sessions surrounding blockchain at World of Watson were as varied as the industries blockchain applies to, one thing was clear: the demand for information surrounding this emerging technology is rampant. Whether these sessions interfered with the lunch hour or even surrounding keynotes, each one was standing room only, overflowing with attendees fascinated with […]

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