At #IoTAsia2018, Gurvinder Ahluwalia delivers on 4 spots. On Mar 19, he will be on a private media breakfast panel on "Are AI & IoT Growing Too Fast?". On Mar 22 3.05pm, he will deliver a talk on "The Distributed Ledger Advantage for IoT". Immediately following this Mar 22 3.30pm, he will facilitate a Blockchain panel on "Demystifying Distributed Ledger Applications in the Context of IoT". On Mar 23 from 8.30am, he will lead a full-day "Masterclass on Blockchain & IoT".
Gurvinder Singh Ahluwalia has stewarded the industry, clients, education, and open source communities through our recent waves of technology disruption from Internet to Web to Mobile to Cloud – and now to Blockchain. He is an expert in Blockchain, Internet of Things, and Cloud. His contribution to seminal proof in the use of Blockchain as a next generation architecture for IoT is widely shared and regarded in the industry. Guri’s current passion is to build decentralized protocols, use cases, and marketplaces motivated by Blockchain and token innovations to serve trust in societal and commercial relationships.
Gurvinder is the former CTO of IBM’s Blockchain | Cloud | IoT technical solutions unit covering North America. In this role, he was in the grass roots movement performing first of a kind experiments with Blockchain which culminated in a business unit, for IBM; and a vibrant open source community under the Linux Foundation, for the industry. Guri held key duties in IBM’s first infamously failed attempt and second resoundingly successful foray to Cloud Computing. His leadership to clients in North America market was pivotal in moving IBM as a cloud provider, coming from behind, to top three. Gurvinder’s marque and reference client outcomes include Everledger and American Airlines.
Currently, Gurvinder Ahluwalia is the Founder & CEO of Digital Twin Labs based in Dallas. Digital Twin partners with enterprises and start-ups to co-create new business models, produce architecture blueprints, implement Blockchain networks, and launch token-based venture formations. Gurvinder is also Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer of Beyond Protocol, Inc. based in Silicon Valley. Beyond Protocol is building an IoT platform based on Blockchain and tokens to break new ground for an ethical language for machines.
Guri’s distinguishing outcomes to global industry, clients, and companies include: first Blockchain use case natively on IoT shared with the industry as IBM’s paper Device Democracy – cited by Economist et al – and companion implementation proof through partnership with Samsung’s use cases; first production and first MVP for provenance and ethical supply chain of global diamond trade using Blockchain; launch of first ever “tablet” based on embedded Linux by a US OEM; and second largest deployment of a routed network in commercial world at the dawn of TCP/IP – the peer-to-peer original gangster!
Guri is a frequent speaker at events, including - #Davos, Stanford, US Federal Reserve, IoT Asia, AT&T, Google, MIT Media Lab, UC Berkeley Open Innovation, World Crypto Economic Forum, Interop, Institute for the Future, NIST, Samsung Dev Conference, IoT World, ARM Techcon, W3C.
Gurvinder earned an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and MS in Computer Science summa cum laude from Jackson State University. His graduate research is from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab & University of California Berkeley. Guri’s B.Sc. is from St. Stephen’s College at the University of Delhi.
Gurvinder Ahluwalia is an Honor Roll Inductee at the Cyber Future Foundation for his work in building a trusted cyberspace. He is an alumnus of IBM Academy of Technology