Frans Kempen of IBM will be the session chair for Bitcoin Wednesday on 1 November, 2017. He was also the session chair for Bitcoin Wednesday’s 4-year Anniversary Edition on 5 July, 2017. He has been with IBM for more than a decade, and currently leads IBM’s Blockchain Practice for the Banking and Insurance industry in The Netherlands and Belgium.
Frans sees distributed ledger technology as a key enabler for Digital Transformation Programs in the financial sector. Before coming to IBM, he was able to combine his technical and commercial background in roles with Unilever, KPN and British Telecom. He earned a degree in Civil Engineering and a degree in Business Economics at Erasmus University.