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Blockchain & The C-Suite

The CEO and Strategy

Blockchain enterprise adoption is not as simple as switching out the old for new. CEOs and strategy officers need to undertake significant organizational change for the implementation and commercialization of blockchain systems, and manage their firms in a competitive market that requires inter-firm collaboration for successful adoption of the technology.


CIOs play an essential role in successful enterprise adoption, building on legacy systems and software and diffusing the technology across the firm as it affects all departments. Timing is important as well, not only in finding the right kind of talent, but creating and deploying this new system in a receptive environment.

Human Resources and Talent

As the boundaries of the firm are becoming more porous, sourcing and retaining talent come up against some new challenges and opportunities where blockchain can be applied, including the verification of credentials, new search forms for talent, and the transformation of performance measurement for a networked workforce.

Want to learn more?

The Blockchain Research Institute and its research contributors have produced a number of reports to support c-suite executives during their blockchain revolution, including:

  • Building a Framework for Blockchain Adoption: What CEOs Should Know, which guides CEOs through the implementation of blockchain, from choosing the right pilot project to communicating with stakeholders.
  • Blockchain and the Chief Human Resources Officer, which reviews the challenges faced by today’s HR departments and the ways that blockchain can transform this department through the verification of credentials, sourcing talent, and improved talent management in a networked environment.
  • Blockchain and the Global CIO, which addresses the CIO’s challenges in incorporating blockchain into legacy systems, ramping up blockchain talent, creating the right kind of development environment at the right time, and getting the rest of the firm on board as blockchain diffuses across departments.

2019 C-Suite Speakers

Bettina Warburg

Soumak Chatterjee

Hilary Carter

Emily Coleman

Jeremy Epstein

Lana McGilvray

Duri Alajrami

Dale Chrystie

Jillian Friedman

Fahad Shaikh

Tuhina Singh

Oshoma Momoh