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SUDHIR PAI

Capgemini, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

Topic:

Distributed Ledger: Trust for Profit

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Abstract:

There is likely no other topic in the Industry that generates as much controversy these days as blockchain. Some believe blockchain to be the biggest revolution since the dawn of the internet. Others see it as an overhyped waste of resources with no practical applications. Certain is: Everybody seems to be talking about it.

According to World Economic Forum (Sep 2018), blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) could boost trade by more than $1 trillion in the next 10 years. The global trade financing gap currently (2018) stands at around $1.5 trillion – a figure that could rise to $2.4 trillion by 2025. By removing barriers and streamlining trading processes, DLT could facilitate up to $1.1 trillion of new trade volume, roughly a 30% increase, significantly plugging the gap.

Major players have made significant investments in developing ‘Blockchain-as-a-Service’ platforms linking it to their broader product portfolio and revenue streams like Cloud. E.g. Microsoft, IBM.

Over $7 billion in investments have gone into various blockchain start-ups in the past 3 years.3,500+ patents have been filed over last 4 years, 400 + enterprises have joined various consortia like Hyperledger, Ethereum & Corda and numerous governmental organizations and central banks are involved in discussions worldwide. A recent MIT Technology review report (April 2019) data shows that despite the crypto market’s long downturn, VCs are still betting big on blockchain.

As the technology matures with added features of scalability, security and interoperability clubbed with favourable regulatory governance, DLT is expected to play a critical role in business transformation. The question however remains: if blockchain addresses the ever-present challenge of ‘trust’, why has it not picked up yet?

Biography:

Sudhir Pai is an EVP and Chief Technology & Innovation Officer (CTIO) for the Global Financial Services business at Capgemini. He is a thought leader, speaker, blogger and business advisor for the CXO’s in the finance industry. He has published over 100 blogs since last year and has been praised for being practical, relevant, actionable and hands-on. As an advisor, he is focusing on sparking Innovation, embracing Ecosystem for significant business impacts and assisting organisations to face Technology disruptions. He has been elected as a Fellow for developing Fintech & Blockchain ecosystem at Singapore Institute of Management and serves as a board member for Innovation Precinct at University of Swinburne. A start-up advisor and Mentor at Zone Start-up hub Mumbai, T-Hub in Hyderabad and Startupbootcamp in Melbourne. Sudhir believes in continuous learning, recently completed his studies around AI for Business Strategy at MIT. Sudhir carries tremendous passion for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. He was a key note speaker at SIBOS and at IDC Singapore events recently and his topics on ‘Beyond Banking’, ‘Bank as an Ecosystem’ resonated extremely well with industry leaders and CXO’s.

As a CTIO, Sudhir is currently responsible for:
• Developing connected ecosystems of Start-ups, Fintechs, Universities, Regulators and the Government to serve future business needs.
• Proactively investing in disruptive technology solutions, primarily in the areas of Customer Experience and Operational Efficiencies.
• Developing new business models to open up additional channels of revenue through innovative ideas and cross industry connects.

Above all, Sudhir is constantly driving Innovation agenda for clients through Capgemini's Applied Innovation Exchange program, co-creating solutions that can be scaled for Enterprise Needs. Previously CTO for Capgemini Australia business, he pioneered in setting up a SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud) lab, building market presence in disruptive technologies. Sudhir has over 22 years of global IT service industry experience, working in diverse technology, delivery and engagement roles. He has served global clients from the US, UK, Japan, Middle East, India and Australia.

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Speakers

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Sudhir Pai

Capgemini, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

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Steve Vallas

Blockchain APAC, Founder

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Christian Vecchiola

IBM Research Australia, Research Scientist

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Katrina Donaghy

Civic Ledger, CEO & Co-founder

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Nicholas Giurietto

Australian Digital Commerce Association, CEO and Managing Director

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Niels Maartens

YBF Ventures, CCO

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Aleksandar Svetski

Amber, CEO

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Pieter Vandevelde

Bozart & Hamington Consultants,
MD Australia

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Anya Nova

Power Ledger Pty Ltd, Crypto Economist & Product Manager

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Luke Thomas

Portable, Legal Designer

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Ian Watt

NeXTRADE World Pty. Ltd., Founder & CEO

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Rupert Walsh

Apps COE, Microsoft,
Global CTO

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Salil Kanhere

University of New South Wales,
Professor

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Joseph Liu

Monash University,
Associate Professor

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Yong Xiang

Deakin University,
Professor

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Laurent Lambert

IBM Australia,
Business Solutions Professional - Blockchain

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Joni Pirovich

Hall & Wilcox,
Lawyer

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Robin Li

Yunphant & VNT Chain,
Researcher

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Shiping Chen

CSIRO Data61,
Principal Research Scientist

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Claudio Lisco

ConsenSys,
Strategic Initiatives Lead

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Bill Angelidis

Asta,
CEO & MD

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Dominic Benson

Capgemini Invent,
Management Consultant

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Duncan Cameron

Capgemini Invent,
Management Consultant

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John Phillips

460degrees,
Partner

Where

Melbourne

When

August 8-9, 2019

Email

Email: ziyuanwang@swin.edu.au