ICA Event - Enterprise adoption of blockchain technology: Best practices, common challenges and innovation approaches
ISG "Trusted Partners" Speaking Series
Friday, 23 August 2019 / 19:00
Thomas Glucksmann
Head of Data Management Solutions, Diginex

Major companies, from WallMart in the US, to LINE here in Japan are implementing blockchain into core business processes and launching new services built with the technology. The hype is over, the technology is here to stay and the focus is now on pragmatic, problem focused usage of blockchain within organizations. Experimentation and proof of concepts have evolved into pilots and production. This talk will address the best practices and common challenges for organizations looking to adopt blockchain technology in valuable and innovative ways. Topics to be covered include:

  • Evolution of blockchain innovation and adoption
  • Organizational problems that blockchain addresses
  • Value created through blockchain based assets
  • Major organizations using or building services with blockchain
  • What blockchains are organizations using
  • How to approach adopting blockchain within an organization
  • Challenges for blockchain adoption
  • Minimizing disruption of blockchain adoption to incumbent IT systems
  • Driving innovation with blockchain - bridging the divide between enterprises and the dapp ecosystem
  • mpact on consumer adoption


Thomas is Head of Data Management Solutions at Diginex based in Tokyo where he leads the design and customization of the firm’s blockchain enhanced Data Management Solutions for corporates, governments and NGOs. Previously, he was Head of Marketing & APAC Business Development at Gatecoin, a digital asset exchange based in Hong Kong where he built the firm’s reputation as a global thought leader on digital asset adoption. Prior to this he worked at Mt.Gox in Tokyo, another major digital asset exchange where he supported the firm’s international expansion and development of new service offerings. He has also worked at CompareAsiaGroup in Hong Kong and has been a consultant to various FinTech and digital asset start-ups in the APAC region. He holds a BA in East Asian Studies from The University of Hong Kong.

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Date: Friday, 23 August 2019
Time: 18:30 open / 19:00 start / 20:30 end
Venue: Dale Carnegie Training Japan
Akasaka 2-chome Annex 5F Akasaka 2-19-8, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052
Price: ¥2,000 (ICA Members: ¥1,000)
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