Industry Impact: Trust and Transparency Through Enterprise-Ready Blockchain

Bridget van Kralingen, IBM

Bridget van Kralingen explains why blockchain is an operating system for trust.

Bridget van Kralingen, Senior Vice President, Global Industries, Platforms and Blockchain, IBM

Bridget van Kralingen is senior vice president of IBM Global Industries, Platforms and Blockchain, a new unit that delivers transformative cloud-based solutions for clients across all industries. IBM’s blockchain business, one of several business priorities within her portfolio, has emerged as the leader in providing enterprise-level blockchain solutions. Collaborations with companies such as Walmart, HSBC, and Maersk have demonstrated how blockchain technology can be used effectively in all industries. IBM is a major contributor to the Hyperledger Project and an advocate for open-source blockchain governance. Bridget is a trained psychologist and began her career as a researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. She holds a master of commerce degree from the University of South Africa and a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.