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Hyperledger Project Executive Director to keynote blockchain conference ‘Distributed: Trade’

According to latest announcement, Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project, will be delivering a keynote address at the upcoming ‘Distributed: Trade’ – the first global conference event focusing on blockchain technology applications for both trade networks and financial services – to be held on June 14 in St. Louis.

Behlendorf most recently served as managing director of Mithril Capital Management LLC, a global technology investment firm. A founding member of the Apache Software Foundation, he has served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013. He was also founding CTO of CollabNet and CTO of the World Economic Forum.

“We’re thrilled to have the Hyperledger Project lead the conversation with us as we consider how distributed ledgers will reimagine the world’s trade networks, including supply chains, insurance services, global payments and more at Distributed: Trade”, the announcement reads.

Behlendorf joins the list of prominent financial services and supply chain executives and founders of leading blockchain technology innovators including Gurvinder Ahluwalia, CTO of Cloud Solutions, IBM; Anthony Di Iorio, CDO, Toronto Stock Exchange; Micah Winkelspecht, Founder and CEO, Gem; Brian Wink, SVP, Mergers and Acquisitions, MasterCard; David Bailey, CEO BTC Media; Jeff Garzik, Bitcoin Core Developer and Cofounder, Bloq; Madhav Goparaju, ED, Financial Services Advisory, Ernst & Young; Lamar Wilson, Founder and CEO, Fluent; and many others.

Companies attending the event include Fidelity, Deloitte, Oracle, EdwardJones, TD Bank, MasterCard, HCA, State Farm, Northwestern Mutual, China UnionPay, TSYS, US Bank, FedEx, Equifax, Monsanto, RGA, AstraZeneca, and Weber Shandwick.

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