Andreas Kind leads Industry Solutions and Blockchain at IBM Research – Zurich. His team is key contributor to the Hyperledger Blockchain Project and develops advanced privacy and cloud security technologies. Andreas received a PhD in computer science from the University of Bath, UK and joined IBM in 2000 as a Research Staff Member. He spent six years in China as director of the Shanghai Lab of IBM Research – China and coordinator of the research agenda on Financial Services and Security across emerging market regions. Andreas co-led IBM’s 2015 Global Technology Outlook on Payment Disruption and Blockchain.
His current research focus is on innovation in Distributed Ledger Technologies, Cognitive Finance and FinTech. In his previous positions at IBM, he led Systems Management Research in the Computer Science Department of the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory as well as the Systems Research Department at IBM Research – China in Beijing. Andreas is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.