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Kathryn Harrison

Blockchain Offering Leader, IBM


Kathryn Harrison is an Blockchain Offering Leader at IBM, responsible for bringing IBM Blockchain products to market. She is currently focused on developer tools for the IBM Blockchain Platform, including Hyperledger Composer, a set of capabilities to help developers accelerate the creation of Blockchain applications.

Prior to her current role, Kathryn served as the Payments and Blockchain Leader for IBM Middle East and Africa, responsible for communicating the IBM Point of View on Blockchain and its impact on key industries with clients across Middle East and Africa.

In earlier roles at IBM, Kathryn was responsible for driving industry solutions sales in financial services, banking and insurance in Turkey.  In this capacity, she worked with several major banks in Turkey on initiatives to modernize their payments systems.

Kathryn worked at Morgan Stanley on the international equities desk and at financial services firm GLG, based in NY and Hong Kong. With nearly 15 years of experience in FinTech, Kathryn is focused on building products to help developers create blockchain applications that will drive operational efficiencies, reduce cost and transform existing business models.

Kathryn has a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University, an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA from the Lauder Institute both at the University of Pennsylvania.