Speaker "Atul Kshirsagar" Details Back



How does blockchain fit into 125 yr old conglomerate


In this talk we will present the contrast between needs of enterprises like GE and what blockchain has to offer. We will go over how the inherent properties of public blockchains like bitcoin and ethereum makes it uniquely unsuitable for applications within enterprise. We will then introduce how the new developments in blockchain technology that allows enterprises to run permissioned networks open up endless possibilities of applications within enterprise space. We will go over various efforts within GE to introduce blockchain technology in this 125 yr old conglomerate. We will go over various pilots and POCs that were carried out and are in pipeline within GE. We will present our learnings from these pilots and POCs. We will conclude with how we see enterprises will adopt this disruptive technology.


Atul Kshirsagar is Principal Software Architect at GE Digital. He is leading the efforts within GE Digital to bring block chain technology based solutions to address various use cases including but not limited to IIoT. At GE Digital he was also heavily involved in development of open source platform as a service - Cloud Foundry and was responsible for bringing support for IoT protocols to Cloud Foundry. Atul has done Masters from IIT Madras in Industrial Management and has over 18 years of experience in software industry in variety of domains like storage, networking, cloud, IoT and now on block chain.