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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Jesse Lund
Global Vice President Blockchain & DLT Markets, IBM

Jesse Lund leads Blockchain and Distributed Ledger market development for IBM. Within his role, Jesse is responsible for identifying, prioritizing, and accelerating the commercialization of industry solutions to transform the landscape of global commerce. Jesse and his team work closely with IBM clients, regulators, and central banks around the world to improve end user experience, optimize operational efficiency and identify new market opportunities. Jesse’s team also leads global partnerships, represents IBM in industry consortiums, engages clients in solution design and development, and informs IBM’s strategic investment priorities within the Blockchain and cryptocurrency industries.

Jesse is a financial services veteran with two decades of industry experience. He joined IBM from Wells Fargo, where he enjoyed an 18-year executive tenure leading a wide range of responsibilities within Community Banking, Consumer Products, Commercial Banking, Payments, Wealth Management, Risk Management, Information Technology, and Research & Development. In his prior role as Head of Wells Fargo’s Innovation Lab, Jesse and his team led Wells Fargo’s cloud computing and DLT programs for the enterprise.

Jesse holds a B.S. in Finance and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Pepperdine University, and an M.Div. in Theology & Ethics from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is based in Southern California; of which he is a native.