blockchain advisory council

Blockchain Advisory Council

Who We Are

CompTIA’s Blockchain Advisory Council (BCAC) brings together thought leaders and innovators to identify how Channel partners and clients can leverage blockchain technology in their business cases. With representatives from supply chain consulting, software development and consulting, legal, marketing, educational, business-to-business and business-to-consumer organizations, we are well positioned to address the pain points which can be mitigated by blockchain technology.

What We Stand For

The BCAC believes the adoption of blockchain technology brings tremendous opportunity—and challenges. We are committed to building the strategies and resources necessary to help any business leverage blockchain to be more successful. We seek to offer guidance on these questions:

  • What is blockchain?
  • What do terms like cryptographic signature, consensus algorithms and distributed ledger technology mean?
  • What are some of the myths (and truths) about blockchain technology?
  • When is blockchain right for your business system?
  • What expertise do you need to implement a blockchain-based system?
  • What are the legal, regulatory and financial implications of a blockchain system?
  • What are some sample use cases of blockchain?

How We’re Making an Impact

The BCAC develops best practices, use cases and other resources that can be used by anyone developing, selling or influencing blockchain solutions. We’re on the front lines evangelizing the technology that’s redefining the concept of currency, disrupting the entire financial industry and shaking up business applications.

In addition, because blockchain is a foundational technology, but not a complete solution, the BCAC is collaborating with CompTIA’s other industry advisory councils to further study how blockchain can be leveraged throughout the Channel, including by drones, artificial intelligence, business applications and internet of things. Together, we are working to foster greater integration and innovation of emerging technologies.

Leadership

Deborah Kestin Schildkraut - BCAC

Deborah Kestin - Schildkraut

Chair

IBM Blockchain & Global Alliances Ecosystem Marketing Leader,
IBM

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Adam Lesh

Chair

Technologist,
AL Consulting

Elena Dumitrascu - BAAC

Elena Dumitrascu

Vice Chair

CTO,
TerraHub Technologies

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Maxine Aitkenhead

Director of Business Development,
DATA GUMBO

Greg Forst - BCAC

Greg Forst

Partner,
Go Immutable

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Peter Jamack

CTO,
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Raja Krishnasamy

Engineering Leader,
Microsoft

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Eric Powell

Founder,
Rylet Industries, LLC

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Neeraj Satija

CEO/CTO,
Concordus Applications

John Souza - BCAC

John Souza

Founder,
Kingsland University

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Lisa Westerman Spiegel

New Jersey State Bar Association,
Associate Executive Director for Continuing Legal Education

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Will Zhang

CEO/Solutions Architect,
Fintelics Technology Inc

Related Resources

7 Myths About Blockchain—Busted

CompTIA’s Blockchain Advisory Council identified seven popular myths about the technology and analyzed the truth behind each one.

Published : June, 29, 2020

Blockchain Terminology : A Glossary for Beginners

Learn the basic terminology for blockchain technology. From Address to Zeppelin, here’s the entire list of terms beginners need to know.

Published : February, 28, 2020

Blockchain Decision Tree

When is blockchain the right choice? CompTIA’s Blockchain Advisory Council has created a decision tree to help determine when to use it, or not.

Published : November, 1, 2019

Barriers and Accelerators to Blockchain Adoption Infographic

Explore the top five accelerators and barriers to blockchain adoption.

Published : May, 15, 2019