Blockchain Advisory Council

Who We Are

CompTIA’s Blockchain Advisory Council (BCAC) brings together thought leaders and innovators to identify how Channel partners and clients can leverage blockchain technology in their business cases. With representatives from supply chain consulting, software development and consulting, legal, marketing, educational, business-to-business and business-to-consumer organizations, we are well positioned to address the pain points which can be mitigated by blockchain technology.

blockchain advisory councilWhat We Stand For

The BCAC believes the adoption of blockchain technology brings tremendous opportunity—and challenges. We are committed to building the strategies and resources necessary to help any business leverage blockchain to be more successful. We seek to offer guidance on these questions:

  • What is blockchain?
  • What do terms like cryptographic signature, consensus algorithms and distributed ledger technology mean?
  • What are some of the myths (and truths) about blockchain technology?
  • When is blockchain right for your business system?
  • What expertise do you need to implement a blockchain-based system?
  • What are the legal, regulatory and financial implications of a blockchain system?
  • What are some sample use cases of blockchain?

How We’re Making an Impact

The BCAC develops best practices, use cases and other resources that can be used by anyone developing, selling or influencing blockchain solutions. We’re on the front lines evangelizing the technology that’s redefining the concept of currency, disrupting the entire financial industry and shaking up business applications.

In addition, because blockchain is a foundational technology, but not a complete solution, the BCAC is collaborating with CompTIA’s other industry advisory councils to further study how blockchain can be leveraged throughout the Channel, including by drones, artificial intelligence, business applications and internet of things. Together, we are working to foster greater integration and innovation of emerging technologies.

Leadership

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Adam Lesh

Chair

VP of Technology,
Breaker

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Neeraj Satija

Chair

CEO/CTO,
Concordus Applications

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Jason Sfaelos

Vice Chair

Director of Strategic Business Development - Blockchain & Neural Data Systems,
Equinix

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Raja Krishnasamy

VP / Head of Products, 5G, Edge and IOT,
Terawe Corporation

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Peter Jamack

CTO,
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Maxine Aitkenhead

Director of Business Development,
DATA GUMBO

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Will Zhang

CEO/Solutions Architect,
Fintelics Technology Inc

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Elena Dumitrascu

CTO,
TerraHub Technologies

Deborah Kestin Schildkraut - BCAC

Deborah Kestin - Schildkraut

IBM Blockchain & Global Alliances Ecosystem Marketing Leader,
IBM

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Eric Powell

Founder ,
Rylet Industries, LLC

John Souza - BCAC

John Souza

Founder,
Kingsland University

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George Mastoris

Partner,
Winston & Strawn LLP

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Greg Forst

Partner,
Go Immutable