Bob Blessing-Hartley is the Chief Architect for IBM’s Hyper Protect platform. His key responsibilities are leading client engagement and the deployment, security and operations of IBM’s cloud services based on IBM LinuxONE technology. He recently served as CTO for the IBM Blockchain Platform which runs on IBM LinuxONE in IBM’s global network of cloud data centers. Bob’s career in technology, integration and cloud spans over two decades, including 19 years at IBM where he has held various leadership roles in the IBM Cloud and Systems organizations. His career started in software development and has grown to include experience in lab services, technical sales, M&A, transformation, and strategy.