Alex Kaplan leads IBM’s global work on the application of emerging technologies as an enabler of lifelong learning pathways and talent transformation. This work encompasses leading IBM’s learning credential network blockchain initiative. Previously, Alex worked closely with the IBM teams that created Personalized Learning on Cloud, Watson Classroom, and Watson Tutor. Alex has closely collaborated with leading organizations in education, including Apple, Pearson, and Sesame Workshop. He speaks and writes frequently on the topic of the transformational potential of advanced technologies on learning and talent transformation. Alex has spoken at; both the Harvard and Columbia Graduate Schools of Education, the IMS Global Learning Consortium, the Getty Foundation, IBM Research, Blockchain Revolution conference and many others. Alex is the Global Leader, Blockchain and AI for credentials in IBM’s Talent & Transformation practice. He is also a Member of the IBM Industry Academy and serves on the board of directors of the IMS Global Learning Consortium.