Introduction to Blockchain - Making Blockchain Real for Business

Thursday 9 February 2017, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA.
The nearest underground stations are Covent Garden and Charing Cross.


Matthew Golby-Kirk, Global Blockchain Enablement, CTO Europe Office, IBM


Blockchain is a shared, distributed ledger that underpins technology such as Bitcoin. Blockchain's reach is wider than cryptocurrency however, as it sets out to provide the foundation for a new generation of transactional applications that establish trust and transparency, while streamlining business processes. This session gives an overview of Blockchain, why it is so important and how IBM is helping clients adopt this exciting technology.

About the Speaker:

Matthew Golby-KirkMatthew is part of IBM’s global Blockchain engagement team, within the CTO Europe Office. He is based at IBM’s development laboratory in Hursley, England and has worked with IBM for almost 20 years on a variety of integration and middleware technologies. Most recently he spent several years working on IBM Integration Bus in the product development team, responsible for many areas of product functionality. You can email Matthew at


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