Frans Kempen will serve as Session Chair for Bitcoin Wednesday on 1 November, 2017. He currently leads IBM’s Blockchain Practice for the Banking and Insurance industry in The Netherlands and Belgium. He has worked for IBM for more than a decade, and before that was able to
Frans Kempen of IBM will be the session chair for Bitcoin Wednesday on 2 May 2018. He was also the session chair on 1 November, 2017 and 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. In addition, he is currently working with IBM on a blockchain solution for the automotive industry.
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.