Meet The Speaker

Kurt Wedgwood

Blockchain US Executive (Retail, Consumer Products, Air, Truck, Rail) at IBM

Kurt leads IBM’s Blockchain North America practice for the Retail, Consumer Products and Travel and Transportation industries and has consulting roots with companies across the globe. To complement his focus and to give back, he is an adjunct professor for the MBA program at Seattle University and has chaired the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Board, while serving as an advisor to the U.S. Customs Border Patrol and many startups. His “blockchain moment” was in 2016 during a 5-month sabbatical when he was asked to write and analytics article on Ports. During the writing process, he realized the impact blockchain will have on the world and has pushed into areas of sustainability, transparency, and helping the world trust and leverage information in new ways. Kurt grew up in Colorado, lives in Seattle, WA and received his MBA from the University of Chicago.

Speaker Sessions

Friday, October 2

      11:45 AM – CDT | Lessons Learned from the Coffee Farmer in Honduras

 

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