BLOCKCHAIN: DISRUPTION & TRANSFORMATION
IN FINANCIAL SERVICES
BLOCKCHAIN: DISRUPTION & TRANSFORMATION
IN FINANCIAL SERVICES
Bankers and Financial Services Professionals! Separate the hype from the happening. It’s time to build your blockchain strategy.


The promise of blockchains for financial services is to decrease complexity, lower transaction costs and increase transparency and security. The challenge is that the change itself is complex, and revolutionary. Some signs of the times:

• More than $30 billion has been invested in blockchain technology worldwide today
• Two-thirds of banks expect to be using blockchain at commercial scale by 2020 according to an IBM study
• Wells Fargo & Co., UBS Group AG, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, and many others are leading the industry with experiments and proof-of-concept projects

American Banker's Block|FS is a day-and-a-half event to learn about the technology and how financial institutions are exploring, and scaling, blockchain solutions; meet leaders in this emerging field and; understand the impact so you can build your business strategy. Hear from industry execs on both strategy and execution, leave prepared to write your plan.

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Grainne McNamara
Principal, PwC

Grainne specializes in effectively delivering large transformation programs at top tier financial institutions. She is currently focusing on digital transformation, helping banks and other companies transform by leveraging emerging technology and agile delivery methods. She is also working on solutions for more effective use of human capital and expert talent, working with leading edge productivity and robotic process automation technologies.


Grainne plays a leadership role for PwC’s blockchain efforts. In this role, she works with FinTech companies and large technology companies, to help harness the power of the blockchain eco-system to drive competitive advantage and to promote efficiency in the financial system as well as in multiple other industry sectors.
She has over 20 years of experience in implementing regulatory change, managing people, and providing strategic direction across divisions at firms such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Grainne has designed and managed large-scale implementations through the entire lifecycle, from design through build, test, and adoption/conversion.

An expert at running multidisciplinary teams, Grainne helps large programs deliver what the business needs for transformation, through partnering with technology providers and focusing on managing the risks and costs involved in any change program.

Grainne is passionate about efforts to transform the lives of women and girls and sits on the Board of the New York Womens Foundation, where she is an active fundraiser and advocate. She has three young children and lives in Brooklyn, New York.