Arun S M

Arun S M

Vice Chair - Hyperledger TOC

Arun S M

Arun S M

Vice Chair - Hyperledger TOC

Arun areas of interests are cryptography & security, distributed systems and building scalable cloud solutions. He is a maintainer and an active contributor to the Hyperledger projects.

David Enyeart

David Enyeart

Architect - IBM Blockchain

David Enyeart

David Enyeart

Architect - IBM Blockchain

Dave Enyeart is a software engineer from IBM, and maintainer and release manager on the Hyperledger Fabric project. Dave graduated from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Operations Research. He has spent his career working on enterprise software projects with a focus on data architecture, B2B, and business process management solutions. When enterprise blockchain came into existence, Dave started working on Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, and shortly thereafter became a maintainer and release manager for the project.

Jim Zhang

Jim Zhang

Co-Founder - Kaleido

Jim Zhang

Jim Zhang

Co-Founder - Kaleido

Jim Zhang is co-founder and Head of Protocol Engineering of Kaleido. He is a maintainer of the Hyperledger FireFly project, member of the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance Technical Spec Workgroup and has contributed to Quorum and Hyperledger Besu open source code bases. Jim was a maintainer of the Hyperledger Fabric project, responsible for the node.js SDK and node.js chaincode support. Before starting Kaleido, he held a STSM role as IBM’s blockchain platform lead architect. Jim has written popular articles on the topics of comparing consensus algorithms and comparing Enterprise blockchain protocols. He has 15 years of experience in building a diverse range of enterprise systems including cloud services, enterprise mobile, and Java EE.

Marcus Brandenburger

Marcus Brandenburger

Research Staff Member - IBM Research Europe

Marcus Brandenburger

Marcus Brandenburger

Research Staff Member - IBM Research Europe

Marcus is a Research Staff Member at the IBM Research Lab in Zurich, Switzerland working in the area of Blockchain Security and Applications. His research is focused on secure distributed systems using confidental computing.

Peter Somogyvari

Peter Somogyvari

Software Product Architect Manager - Accenture

Peter Somogyvari

Peter Somogyvari

Software Product Architect Manager - Accenture

Peter is a technology architect manager at Accenture where he is one of the maintainers of the top level Hyperledger project called Cactus that aims to be an enterprise grade framework for blockchain integration/interoperability.

Stephen Curran

Stephen Curran

Technical Architect, DevOps and Blockchain - Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. / Quartech Systems, Ltd.

Stephen Curran

Stephen Curran

Technical Architect, DevOps and Blockchain - Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. / Quartech Systems, Ltd.

Stephen Curran is a veteran in Software Development and DevOps who dove full on into the Hyperledger Indy world in 2017. Working with the British Columbia (BC) Government, Stephen has helped define, build and launch the Verifiable Organizations Network (VON) – a production instance of Hyperledger Indy that makes public information about Organizations (Incorporations, etc.) in BC available in the form of Verifiable Credentials. Stephen is a regular agitator in the Hyperledger Indy community, facilitating discussions and driving interoperability. He created of the Hyperledger Indy chapter of Hyperledger’s “Blockchain for Business” EdX course. Stephen has presented on Blockchain and the Hyperledger Indy project at a number of events, including the Hyperledger Global Forum (Dec. 12-15, 2018 in Basel). Stephen is a member of the Sovrin Foundation Technical Governance Board.

 Tracy Kuhrt

Tracy Kuhrt

TOC Chair - Associate Director, Blockchain and Multiparty Systems Architecture - Accenture

 Tracy Kuhrt

Tracy Kuhrt

TOC Chair - Associate Director, Blockchain and Multiparty Systems Architecture - Accenture

Tracy Kuhrt is a Senior Technology Architect within Accenture’s Blockchain and Multiparty Systems group with 20+ years of experience covering the entire software development lifecycle. Tracy has been involved in the blockchain space since 2015, with a focus on Hyperledger. At Accenture, besides architecting and delivering solutions for clients, Tracy is educating the next group of Blockchain and Multiparty Systems Technology Architects, is a frequent speaker on the topic, and is an advocate for inclusion and diversity in the technology. Tracy drove Accenture’s efforts to open source its Blockchain Automation Framework and Blockchain Integration Framework, which is now Hyperledger Cactus. Prior to joining Accenture, Tracy was a Hyperledger Community Architect.

Venkatraman Ramakrishna

Venkatraman Ramakrishna

Senior researcher - IBM Research Lab in Bangalore

Venkatraman Ramakrishna

Venkatraman Ramakrishna

Senior researcher - IBM Research Lab in Bangalore

Venkatraman Ramakrishna is a senior researcher in the IBM Research Lab in Bangalore, India. As an IBMer, he has also been on a temporary assignment as a research staff member at the IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation in Singapore. Ramakrishna’s current research area is blockchain and smart contracting technology, with a focus on blockchain and distributed ledger interoperability.

David Treat

David Treat

Governing Board Chair - Senior Managing Director - Accenture

David Treat

David Treat

Governing Board Chair - Senior Managing Director - Accenture

Dave Treat is a Senior Managing Director, leading Accenture’s Metaverse Continuum Business Group as well as the Technology Incubation Group which includes its Blockchain and Multi-Party Systems business which he formed in 2015, along with its Extended Reality, and Quantum Computing businesses. He is also the Global Technology Lead for Capital Markets and has nearly 25 years of experience in Financial Services.  Dave serves on the Board of Directors on Hyperledger—a Linux Project, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, Global Blockchain Business Council (Board Chair), Interwork Alliance, Linux FINOS, and the ID2020 Alliance.  Dave is a member of the World Economic Forum C4IR Global Blockchain Council, Digital Currency Governance Consortia, and Project Advisor for the World Economic Forum’s Digital Identity Initiative and the Known Traveler Digital Identity project.  He is a program advisor for the Chamber of Digital Commerce, and co-Chairs the New York Fintech Innovation Lab. Dave holds over 101 blockchain patents and pending patents and was named one of the Sci-Tech 100 2018: The Architects of the Future by Silicon Republic.

Gabi Zodik

Gabi Zodik

Director of Blockchain and Web3 - IBM Research

Gabi Zodik

Gabi Zodik

Director of Blockchain and Web3 - IBM Research

Gabi Zodik is the Director of Blockchain and Web3 at IBM Research. He works on strategy to transform the fascinating ideas of IBM Research scientists around the world into new blockchain solutions such as CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) that brings value to clients around the world. Gabi’s vision is to harness blockchain technology for new and existing processes and transactions so they execute in seconds instead of days or weeks, increase privacy so individuals own and manage their digital identities, and build applications that have more transparency for all the stakeholders involved. He also manages the Blockchain and AI Technologies department at IBM Research – Haifa. In this role, he oversees the lab’s R&D efforts in blockchain, Business Automation, Drone solutions. Gabi has an MSc and BSc in electrical engineering from the Technion, and an MBA from the University of Haifa. He is a frequent speaker on the challenges and opportunities in blockchain and the future of AI and IoT systems.

Kei Fukuta

Kei Fukuta

Director of Blockchain Planning Department - Hitachi

Kei Fukuta

Kei Fukuta

Director of Blockchain Planning Department - Hitachi

Kei Fukuta is the Director of Blockchain Planning Department at Hitachi.. Kei Fukuta has 30 years of experience in solution planning and development for various kinds of business sector including financial institutions. He has experiences working globally, working in the US for 4 years and working in China for 3 years to develop new IT solutions in those countries.

Johnna Powell

Johnna Powell

Managing Director, Technology Research and Innovation - DTCC

Johnna Powell

Johnna Powell

Managing Director, Technology Research and Innovation - DTCC

Dr. Johnna Powell is a Managing Director at DTCC, Global Head of Technology, Research and Innovation.

Previously, she was the Global Co-Head of ConsenSys NFT. She was at ConsenSys for 5 years, based in New York, and has served multiple Fortune 100 clients on product design, development and launch. Some of her work includes launching a carbon credit trading platform with a global alliance of 4 banks, and designing a securities issuance and lifecycle management platform with 10 of the largest global banks.

Under her leadership, the ConsenSys NFT team spearheaded a number of high-profile endeavors in NFT collections across industries including art, entertainment and music. This includes one of the highest-value, globally-recognized NFT projects (along with Palm and Heni): Damien Hirst - the Currency project, which achieved a $600m market cap and was 6x oversubscribed. Additionally, her team launched the second largest-ever Ethereum NFT collection, The Merge: Regenesis. Additionally, she and her team have partnered with 18+ global luxury brands (including LVMH, Prada, Cartier, and more) to launch the next wave of new utility NFTs, exploring loyalty, membership, personalization and creative user journeys. Also, in the world of global sports, Dr. Powell brought the Sports Illustrated Ticketing relationship to ConsenSys, which resulted in the development and launch of a global NFT ticketing platform, managed and delivered by her team. Additionally, she spearheaded the acquisition of Treum (a digital assets platform and creators of Eulerbeats) to ConsenSys, a groundbreaking platform in generative art & music, rights & royalties.

Johnna was previously a senior consultant at McKinsey & Company, where she focused on corporate strategy and commercial (e.g., marketing & sales optimization, go-to-market strategy) engagements. As a leader in the Pricing practice, she worked with product development teams to develop and launch pricing tools across multiple organizations.

Johnna holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from MIT, where she conducted research in millimeter-wave imaging systems and Ultra-Wideband ("5G") antennas for military applications. While at MIT, she won the IEEE International Best Paper Award for her research, along with a patent for her designs. In addition, BMW used her designs and prototypes in their Ultra-Wideband systems testing.
Sophia Lopez

Sophia Lopez

General Member Representative - Founder and President - Kaleido

Sophia Lopez

Sophia Lopez

General Member Representative - Founder and President - Kaleido

Sophia Lopez is Founder and President of Kaleido, an award-winning Web3, blockchain, and digital assets platform that provides scalable and secure infrastructure to enterprises globally. Its clients include the world’s largest banks, top healthcare and insurance networks, gaming companies, 80% of the world’s supply chain leaders, top retail companies, organizations such as SWIFT, World Bank, and IMF, along with 100s of global enterprise networks. Sophia helped launch the IBM Blockchain Platform, the industry’s first blockchain managed service. She held executive P&L responsibility for the blockchain product portfolio. Previously, Sophia held multi-billion dollar P&L executive roles at IBM for enterprise software and hardware lines of business. Sophia currently serves on the Hyperledger Foundation Governing Board and is a senior advisor for Web3 to McKinsey & Company. Sophia serves as an advisor to startups, helping facilitate Web3 masterclasses and blockchain sessions at Davos, Milken Institute, SIBOS, HIMSS and other industry leading events, and providing mentorship in Web3 programs such as the ConsenSys Tachyon accelerator. Sophia has an engineering degree from Harvard University and MBA from UNC Chapel Hill.

Daniela Barbosa

Daniela Barbosa

Executive Director

Daniela Barbosa

Daniela Barbosa

Executive Director

Daniela Barbosa serves as General Manager Blockchain and Identity at the Linux Foundation and as Executive Director at Hyperledger Foundation, with overall strategic and operational responsibility for staff, programs, expansion and execution of Hyperledger’s mission. Daniela has more than 20 years of enterprise technology experience, including serving for four years as Hyperledger’s Vice President of Worldwide Alliances with responsibility for the member community as well as broader industry and business community outreach and overall network growth. She started her career at Dow Jones where she worked with the top global brands across various sectors, including finance, consumer and energy, to architect and deliver enterprise systems, ontologies and semantic web solutions. In the early 2000s, Daniela became involved in the early web 2.0 community helping to advance the concept of digital identity and data portability as the pathway for people to reuse their data across interoperable applications.

David Boswell

David Boswell

Senior Director, Community Architect

David Boswell

David Boswell

Senior Director, Community Architect

David Boswell is a community expert who has worked with Mozilla, Open Networking Foundation, NASA, Sun Microsystems, Nokia and more on their community strategies. Through these past experiences he has expertise with both launching a new community as well as scaling existing communities. He is an O’Reilly author who has co-authored a book about Mozilla development and has also written several articles about community building. He has a Masters degree from Columbia University where he studied how technology can be used for public benefit.

Emily Fisher

Emily Fisher

PR Lead

Emily Fisher

Emily Fisher

PR Lead

Emily leads the day-to-day PR and content operations for Hyperledger

Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas

Marcomms Lead

Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas

Marcomms Lead

As the MarComms Lead for the Hyperledger Foundation, Ben Thomas plays a pivotal role in strategically steering and managing the brand and marketing communications of the organization. His expertise is central to developing and executing marketing strategies that not only strengthen the Hyperledger Foundation brand but also align with the Foundation's mission and goals. Ben's responsibilities include overseeing the development of compelling marketing materials, crafting and disseminating key messages across various channels, and ensuring that the Foundation's communications effectively resonate with their target audiences. 

Hart Montgomery

Hart Montgomery

CTO

Hart Montgomery

Hart Montgomery

CTO

Hart has extensive experience in blockchain and cryptography, and previously worked in blockchain and cryptography research at Fujitsu Research where he helped lead Fujitsu’s efforts in Hyperledger.  Prior to Fujitsu, Hart received a Ph.D. in cryptography at Stanford under Dan Boneh, where he was a Stanford Graduate Fellow.  Hart has numerous academic publications and patents in cryptography and blockchain and brings a wealth of experience in these areas to the Hyperledger Foundation.

Karen Ottoni

Karen Ottoni

Sr. Director of Ecosystem and Strategic Initiatives

Karen Ottoni

Karen Ottoni

Sr. Director of Ecosystem and Strategic Initiatives

Karen Ottoni is the Sr. Director of Ecosystem and Strategic Initiatives for Hyperledger.

Min Yu

Min Yu

Program Manager

Min Yu

Min Yu

Program Manager

Min provides program management to scale the growth of an open source project community and to support the activities of the project governance and various committees at The Linux Foundation.

Ry Jones

Ry Jones

Senior Community Architect

Ry Jones

Ry Jones

Senior Community Architect

Ry Jones serves as the Senior Community Architect at the Hyperledger Foundation, where he contributes to the development and growth of the community. His role involves fostering collaboration within the global ecosystem​m, and administrating the developer communities. 

Sean Bohan

Sean Bohan

Community Architect

Sean Bohan

Sean Bohan

Community Architect

Over the last 20+ years Sean has worked in digital innovation, from CDRoms and websites to digital video, social networks, strategy, and product development. A member of the team that contributed what is now Hyperledger Indy, Sean has been directly involved or cheering-on Hyperledger from the sidelines since 2017. He recently joined as a Community Architect, working with David and Ry to help the projects and community scale.

Tomaz Sedej

Tomaz Sedej

Ecosystem Manager

Tomaz Sedej

Tomaz Sedej

Ecosystem Manager

Tomaz is also a Guest Researcher at Copenhagen Business School. His research focuses on the implications of enterprise blockchains for inter-organizational relationships. He is also working with the researchers from MIT Center for Information System Research, investigating the topics of Digital Ecosystems and Digital Partnering. Before starting to research enterprise blockchains, he worked at various multinational companies, such as L’Oréal and Coca-Cola, within the areas of digital transformation, process optimization, and financial controlling.

Keith Chan

Keith Chan

Community Director, Greater China

Keith Chan

Keith Chan

Community Director, Greater China

Keith Chan is the Community Director of Greater China.

Sueyoung Chang

Sueyoung Chang

Ecosystem Manager, Korea

Sueyoung Chang

Sueyoung Chang

Ecosystem Manager, Korea

Sueyoung Chang is the Ecosystem Manager of Korea.

Matt Nelson

Matt Nelson

Hyperledger Besu & Web3Signer PM - Consensys

Matt Nelson

Matt Nelson

Hyperledger Besu & Web3Signer PM - Consensys

Matt is a Senior Product Manager at ConsenSys, focusing on Hyperledger Besu and Web3Signer. He works on Ethereum core development, leveraging his skills in product management and technical consultancy. His role involves planning and implementing digital projects, particularly in the blockchain and Ethereum spaces.
Yacov Manevich

Yacov Manevich

Senior Research Software Engineer - IBM Research

Yacov Manevich

Yacov Manevich

Senior Research Software Engineer - IBM Research

Yacov Manevich is a Senior Research Software Engineer at IBM Research, focusing on blockchain technology, consensus mechanisms, and cryptography. He plays a key role as a maintainer of the Hyperledger Fabric core, contributing to its development and evolution in the field of distributed ledger technology. 

Conor Svensson

Conor Svensson

Founder & CEO - Web3 Labs

Conor Svensson

Conor Svensson

Founder & CEO - Web3 Labs

Founder and CEO of Web3 Labs, creator of Chainlens, and author of "The Blockchain Innovator's Handbook," Conor also hosts the Web3 Innovators Podcast. 
Hanna Zubko

Hanna Zubko

Co-Founder and CEO - IntellectEU

Hanna Zubko

Hanna Zubko

Co-Founder and CEO - IntellectEU

Hanna Zubko is co-founder and CEO of IntellectEU Inc, a leading blockchain infrastructure and emerging technology company focused on serving the financial services community globally. IntellectEU delivers robust, enterprise-scale solutions with sustainability in mind. In addition to her role at IntellectEU, Hanna serves as an Operating Partner at Tioga Capital, a European early-stage Blockchain VC Fund. As a regular speaker at global technology conferences, including Sibos, Money2020, and Berkeley University events, Hanna contributes insights on DLT use cases and adoption trends. 

Hanna's journey with Hyperledger began in 2016, when she became a founding member with IntellectEU. Since then, she has been a committed contributor to the Hyperledger Foundation. Hanna's commitment to the community is exemplified by her roles as Vice Chair for the Hyperledger Marketing Committee and Co-Chair of the Blockchain for Social Impact working group. Her active involvement extends to the Budget and Strategy Committees during her prior term as a Hyperledger Governing Board Member.

 

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