Contributors

After first being elected to the European Parliament representing the East Midlands in 2009, Emma joined the Parliament’s International Trade Committee (INTA) in early 2012. By 2014, Emma was appointed as the ECR Group Coordinator for the committee, meaning that she is the lead MEP in the Group on Trade matters. This includes the EU‐US […]

Peter has over 30 years of experience providing consulting services and software solutions to the retail and consumer goods industries. As part of Oracle’s Global Consumer Markets team, Peter focuses on emerging technologies such as Blockchain, AI and IoT and how they can be utilized in the industry. Peter creates and maintains industry solutions that […]

Michael Forhez is Global Managing Director for the Consumer Markets Industry Solutions Group at Oracle. He brings over 30 years of diversified sales, marketing and management consulting experience to his current role. Forhez is frequently called upon to write and speak on various subjects germane to the consumer products and retail sectors. He serves as an evangelist within […]

Carlos is a Nicaraguan computer science engineer and global head of enterprise education at ConsenSys. He co‐founded two start‐ups, one was purchased and, the other, acquired by one of its shareholders. He leads the Academy Program of Opinno, a tech consultancy firm and the Spanish editors of MIT Technology Review and Harvard Business Review. He’s […]

Areiel is the managing director of Finserv Experts, an independent consultancy providing delivery and advisory leadership services in technology‐enabled business transformation for banking, insurance, and financial markets worldwide. Areiel has led Blockchain implementations for global financial enterprises, such as HSBC and Lloyd’s of London. He has advised central banks and financial regulators in Asia, Europe, […]

Chris is a Solution Architect at Oracle Corporation. He has a degree in Computer Science from Kent University and is a software developer at heart. Currently his interests include the application and development of Machine Learning for Document Analysis; Blockchain technologies and its use cases; and Computer Vision and OCR. Chris has appeared at multiple […]

Geri is currently CEO and co‐founder of MonoChain, a Blockchain start‐up which is developing provenance and tracking for the luxury second life market. He has been in the blockchain space since 2014 doing research for a Bitcoin ETF and Bitcoin use cases in other industries while he was working as a VC at Velo Partners. […]

Vikram is a Blockchain and cloud solutions architect who currently works for Oracle in their Financial Services team. He is married with two kids and lives in London with a cat affectionately known as scaredy cat. He often speaks at conferences, meetups and to customers about Blockchain strategy and use cases within enterprises. He has […]

Nikhil Vadgama is the Deputy Director (Acting) and a Research Associate of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies. He is also a Lecturer in FinTech at the UCL School of Management. He is a founding member of the Retail Blockchain Consortium, which focuses on the adoption of DLT in the retail value chain, founded by […]

Paolo is a fintech economist specializing in P2P financial systems. He has served as an advisor on Blockchain technologies for different international organizations including the EU Parliament and the United Nations. Paolo is founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT) at University College London.

Member of Parliament for Southport and Chairman of the All‐Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Blockchain. Damien was born in Cumbria, and spent most his childhood there. He moved to Preston in 2002 where he studied for a bachelor’s in history at the University of Central Lancashire. He spent the majority of his career in the […]

Marta serves as the director of ecosystem at Hyperledger. Prior to Hyperledger, she worked as a security archi-tect at Blockstream. Marta obtained her BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology and a double master’s in Computer Science and Informatics at Technical University of Berlin and Warsaw University of Technology. Her undergrad […]

The views, thoughts, and contributions in this book do not represent the views of the United States Air Force or the United States. Eric Wallace has spent the last 3 years independently researching and developing frameworks and architectures for distributed ledger technology solutions for both enterprise and government use cases.

Welcome to Commercializing Blockchain: Strategic Applications in the Real World. I have been part of the Blockchain world since 2016 and I have been obsessed with this exciting new world ever since. Imagine a world where the data that we produce on a daily, if not hourly, basis is “owned” by us – it is […]

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