2019 Speakers

Ramesh Gopinath, VP Blockchain Supply Chain Solutions

Ramesh Gopinath

VP Blockchain Supply Chain Solutions, IBM

Ramesh is responsible for the offering management and development of blockchain solutions at IBM. He leads client engagements in this space and has worked with marquee clients across a number of industries including food safety, banking and financial services, and global supply chain. He played an instrumental role in developing the IBM Food Trust blockchain solution to support food safety currently in use by many of the world’s largest retailers and food companies. He also helped develop the TradeLens technology currently in use by numerous members of the shipping supply chain.

Previously he was the global leader for blockchain at IBM Research which helped incubate IBM’s growing blockchain business. He began his career in IBM Research in 1994 and over the years has led the development of IBM products and services in a broad range of areas including cognitive (speech and text), collaboration, mobile and cloud. Ramesh graduated from Rice University (Ph.D. 1993, M.S. 1990) and the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai (BTech 1987).