How do you successfully build ecosystems?
In episode 2, Ashlie speaks to Tom Menner, the director of solution architecture in APAC at R3. Tom gives an in-depth introduction of R3, Corda, and everything in between. He talks about several exciting solutions being built on Corda today across supply chain, digital asset, trade finance, and insurance, and discusses how Corda is powering some of the largest enterprise blockchain consortiums such (Voltron, Marco Polo, B3i, Monetago). Tom is fond of comparing blockchain to plumbing and he thinks that everyone needs to stop talking about blockchain.
Tom Menner is R3’s Solution Architect for the Asia Pacific region, based in Singapore. His focus is to translate clients’ functional and non-functional business and technical requirements into a solution designs. In addition to architecture work Tom is a frequent speaker at blockchain and industry conferences, and is a technical ambassador in Asia for blockchain and cryptocurrency technology meetups. Prior to joining R3 Tom had a lengthy career at IBM, most recently working on Hyperledger Fabric but also supporting e-commerce solutions in B2B integration, electronic payments, and digital marketing. Prior to that he was a Worldwide Middleware Architect for IBM, leading design efforts for global clients on middleware and data solutions and earning assignments in Japan and China. He had his start as a consultant for Transarc, a Pittsburgh-based transaction processing technology startup.
R3 is an enterprise blockchain software firm working with a global ecosystem of more than 300 participants across multiple industries from both the private and public sectors to develop on Corda, its open-source blockchain platform, and Corda Enterprise, a commercial version of Corda for enterprise usage.
R3’s global team of over 200 professionals in 13 countries is supported by over 2,000 technology, financial, and legal experts drawn from its vibrant ecosystem. The Corda platform is already being used in industries from financial services to healthcare, shipping, insurance and more. It records, manages and executes institutions’ financial agreements in perfect synchrony with their peers, creating a world of frictionless commerce. Learn more at www.r3.com and www.corda.net.