Position: Chief Catalyst, Blockchain Research Institute
Douglas Heintzman is the Chief Catalyst at the Blockchain Research Institute. He works with companies and governments around the world to help them with their blockchain journeys. He has spent his career focused on disruptive technology and its impact on strategy, organizational models, and business configurations. He has been an entrepreneur/founder, COO, board member, strategy executive and consultant. He was at IBM for 25 years, mostly as a headquarters worldwide strategy executive.
Douglas has been a board member, consultant, and advisor to a variety of startup and scaleup companies, has keynoted business, government, and technical conferences all over the world and has been a policy advisor and expert witness for the European Community, and the US and Canadian governments. He was chair of the selection committee for the Canadian NSERC Synergy Awards for Innovation and a jury member for the Robot of the Year Award for ethical AI and is now on the jury for the Web3 and Blockchain Transformation Awards