Bridget Van Kralingen

SVP Global Industries, Clients, Platforms & Blockchain, IBM


Bridget van Kralingen is Senior Vice President of IBM Global Industries, Clients, Platforms & Blockchain. She leads the company-wide mission for IBM blockchain, spanning R&D, solutions, platforms and services – a business unit recognized as the leading enterprise blockchain provider.

Bridget is a member of the board of directors at the Royal Bank of Canada, and since 2011 has been listed as one of Fortune Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.

Blockchain Revolution Global

At the inaugural Blockchain Revolution Global in 2018, Bridget gave a mainstage keynote address, where she shared her insights into enterprise blockchain opportunities, strategies, and solutions.

Bridget also welcomed a number of IBM’s key partners in blockchain to discuss their work in blockchain. TradeLens CEO Mike White discussed their collaborative effort to build a more efficient, transparent global shipping industry using blockchain:

She also welcome Interac CIO Debbie Gamble and Alectra Utilities vice president Neetika Satha to the stage, where they discussed their pilot project building a distributed, renewable energy grid on blockchain: