There has been a visible surge of enterprise blockchain adoption this year. What challenges does blockchain solve in the enterprise, and what are the key real-world use cases in the enterprise? This panel of thought leaders will highlight the most compelling use cases in the enterprise covering fintech, healthcare, supply chain and logistics.
Gangesh Ganesan - President & CEO, Peernova
Gangesh Ganesan is a co-founder of PeerNova and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ganesan is a sought-after, inspirational thought-leader and frequent speaker at blockchain technology conferences. He is an experienced technologist and entrepreneur and has worked in senior management, technical, marketing and product-management roles in many prominent companies in the semiconductor, cloud, and software industries. Before founding PeerNova, Mr. Ganesan worked on streaming real-time applications in Big Data platforms like Hadoop. The company, Locomatix, was acquired by Twitter and the platform open-sourced as Heron. Prior to that, Mr. Ganesan was President and CEO of Ubicom, a network processor company that was acquired by Qualcomm. Mr. Ganesan has over two decades of experience in networking, deep-packet inspection and distributed systems. Prior to joining Ubicom, Mr. Ganesan served as Director of Strategic Marketing for Marvell Semiconductor and as Director of Marketing for TCAMs and Networking Search Engines at Cypress Semiconductor. Mr. Ganesan started his career as an ASIC designer and Systems Architect at the Telex communications division of Bosch Communications. Mr. Ganesan has an MBA and an MS, both from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a BE from College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai, in India.
Joe Vander Zanden - Growth Chef, Consensys
Joe Vander Zanden has over 10 years of experience in technology solution alliances, business development, partnerships, and sales. Prior to ConsenSys, Joe developed strategic partnerships for Cisco Systems in the IoT and Applications Division. Before Cisco, Joe worked for PayPal developing new markets and industry segments.
Mark Rakhmilevich - Sr. Director/ Product Management/ Strategy, Oracle
Mark Rakhmilevich is Senior Director of Blockchain Product Management at Oracle. He's working on Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service and works with enterprise IT developers and ISVs, who are building blockchain applications and integrating enterprise systems with this platform. His background is in enterprise transaction processing, SOA, PKI/security, and legacy modernization. He works closely with customers leveraging blockchain in financial services, payments, telecomm, supply chain, and public sector to help guide their journey from assessing the requirements, recommending solutions, to guiding their implementation projects.
Srinivasan Sriram - Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Skuchain
Sriram is a passionate entrepreneur looking to bring efficiencies into the Supply Chain. He has previously built Risk Management software at Salomon Bros., founded an ecommerce startup during the dot-com heyday and played EIR with a small fund. He has been a qualified Captain of ocean going merchant ships, enjoys hackathons and has done the Executive Program at Stanford GSB.
Jorden Woods - Founding Partner, StarChain Ventures
Jorden Woods is a Founding Partner of StarChain Ventures, a VC fund focused on foundational blockchain technologies and enterprise blockchain solutions. He is a successful 3-time serial entrepreneur with exits and a pioneer in decentralized technology and globalization strategy. Jorden is also a Managing Partner at DoubleNova Group, a blockchain advisory based in Silicon Valley.
Jorden has raised over $48 million from top tier Silicon Valley and global investors for his own companies and an additional $125 million for advised startups. He has also generated millions of dollars in revenue and expanded startups both nationally and internationally. Jorden is an advisor to top blockchain startups as well as governments and international accelerators.
Jorden is an expert in enterprise blockchain, fundraising, startup acceleration, and global entrepreneurship, and actively publishes on Medium. He has been an invited guest speaker at Stanford University, Google, UC Berkeley, and leading blockchain conferences in Silicon Valley, as well as a featured speaker on blockchain-focused podcasts and radio shows. Jorden holds a BS in astrophysics from Caltech and an MS in physics from University of Washington.