Kal Patel is an Associate Partner in the IBM Blockchain Practice, with over twenty years of experience at IBM. He leads consulting practice with technical depth and business experience to deliver Blockchain solutions across multiple industry verticals including healthcare, life-science, retail, transportation, mining, banking, and finance. He has been involved in Blockchain at IBM from the start and now leading the formation of North America technical practice and team’s technical competency. He has managed several Blockchain implementation projects including Proof of Concepts, Pilots, and Production deployments. Prior to his current role, Kal has extensive experience in leading global offerings with a proven track record across software, systems, and ecosystem programs.