Mac Devine – Vice President & CTO, Cloud Native Center of Competency IBM Cloud Division
February 17 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm EST
Blockchain’s Ongoing Global Market Disruption
A little over eleven years ago the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto published his famous Bitcoin paper, apparently envisioning a world set free of fiat currencies and government control of markets. However, the real revolution that he set off may turn out to be much less about cryptocurrency than about enabling traditional businesses to reinvent themselves. In this talk, we’ll examine how Blockchain is disrupting different Industry verticals. We’ll discuss the digital enablement of Supply Chains and Global Shipping, improving the sustainability of food safety while minimizing waste and how Blockchain is being used in Healthcare to address the thousands of deaths and preventable injuries each year that result from poor coordination and communication. These current disruptions give us a glimpse at the ultimate power of Blockchain to address coordination problems that plague many spheres of human endeavor, and hint at the long term global effect of this revolutionary technology.
Short Bio: Mac has 30 years of experience with networking and virtualization. Mac is a Master Inventor (2006), IBM Distinguished Engineer (2008), a Member of the IBM Academy of Technology (2009), IBM Fellow (2016). Mac served 2 years as Chief Architect for System z Enterprise Software., co- authored Springer’s Handbook of Cloud Computing used by colleges and universities, served 2 years as the CTO for IBM Cloud partnerships and client innovations within IBM Corporate Strategy team, served 2 years as Director and CTO for Cloud Portfolio within IBM Global Technical Services, served 2 years as VP/CTO for Emerging Technology and Advanced Innovation within the IBM Cloud Division, lead technical due diligence for SoftLayer acquisition which lead to creation of IBM Cloud Services Division. Mac currently serves as Vice President and CTO of the Cloud Native Center of Competency, Watson Cloud Division and as the IBM Executive for Clemson and MIT. Mac is a faculty member for the Cloud Expo, Things Expo and IoT LinkedIn Community.