Blockchain for Business Beyond Bitcoin

Jai Arun

Abstract

“What internet did with information, blockchain will do the same with transactions”. Blockchain is a transformational technology for businesses as it drives re-imagination of processes and business models in a distributed and decentralized manner. Many business executives either do not have the true insights about the blockchain technology and its potential usage and value for their business and industry or they have misconception about it due to its origin from bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

Let’s hear and discuss with Jai Singh Arun about how CxO and Business or Technology executives can get a simple and pragmatic point of view of the Blockchain technology, its capabilities and values from business perspective. He will highlight various real-world examples, implementation approaches and industry specific as well cross-industry use cases.

This session will enable business and technology leaders to understand and evaluate Blockchain technology and its potential on how to drive transformation by identifying a right business use case; defining a business model and governance structure; establishing a team; and determining costs, return on investments, and a financial structure.

Speaker

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Jai Singh Arun
Senior Program Director, Strategy and Offering Management,
IBM Security, Cloud and Cognitive Software

Jai is a senior technology business executive driving IBM’s Cybersecurity services strategy and offerings management with accelerated development and go-to-market execution. Jai has led IBM Research Strategy, Offering Management and Business Development for Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and Quantum Computing innovations.

Jai brings over 22 years of technology experience working with IBM for over 16 years, and 6 years with Unisys, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and a start-up organization Diablo Technologies. He has a vital mix of business and technology leadership experience with varied functional skills in product management, corporate business strategy, marketing, sales enablement, software engineering and development, customer support for enterprise-class business solutions and services. He has led many multi-million dollars new businesses to penetrate into new markets, industries and segments.

Jai holds several USPTO granted patents and inventions published on ip.com. He earned an MBA degree in Strategy, Marketing and Finance from Kenan-Flagler Business School at University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA and Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering from VJTI, University of Mumbai, India and Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology, Bhopal India. He also attended Harvard University for executive leadership and management program. Jai is also a certified information security manager (CISM from ISACA) and project management professional (PMP from PMI).

Jai is an invited and featured speaker at many business and technology innovation conferences and events across the globe. He has written several emerging technologies blogs, articles. He is also a co-author of a book “Blockchain for Business” (https://www.amazon.com/Blockchain-Business-Jai-Singh-Arun/dp/0135581354 ) published in April 2019 and Amazon’s best-selling books in banking category and appreciated by many business leaders from Samsung, IBM, Digital Chambers of Commerce and mentioned in Wall Street CIO Journal.

You may find more information about Jai on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jsarun/

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