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Herve Francois, Blockchain Expert at ING Bank

Hervé Francois, Blockchain Initiative Lead at ING Bank

Banks and Digital Assets

During Bitcoin Wednesday on 4 December, 2019, ING Bank’s Blockchain Initiative Lead Hervé Francois will talk about his latest work and his vision of the impact that the technology will have on the market.  ING’s Blockchain program has delivered more than 44 proof of concepts in collaboration with the following business areas at the bank: payments, trade finance and working capital solutions, financial markets, post-trade, bank treasury, lending, compliance and identity.

Hervé joined ING in 2011, and currently focuses on digital assets. He is responsible for bringing proof-of concepts into production, capitalizing on the potential of technology in order to unlock mass-scale value. One example of this work is the HQLAx project, a new collateral exchange to manage liquidity more effectively and more cost efficiently. Developed on R3’s Corda platform with 5 other banks, HQLAx is now in production.

Hervé has more than 18 years experience in the financial industry, has served as a quantitative analyst and a member of the structuring team and has worked in trading and innovation. He is an active leader in global consortia and industry regulatory groups.  He has worked in five different countries, the U.S., France, Hong Kong, Japan and The Netherlands and is currently involved in many different innovation projects related to Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology.  He is also a mentor at Startupbootcamp and Kickstart accelerator and a regular speaker at diverse Blockchain conferences.

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