Put open source to work
July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. (sponsored by IBM)

Chris Ferris (IBM)
9:45am9:55am Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: Portland Ballroom
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Hyperledger was formed with the vision of establishing a community that brings together the smartest minds to solve the challenges of delivering blockchain technology for the enterprise. Christopher Ferris explains how Hyperledger’s “greenhouse” is not only incubating new technologies but also entering into the collaboration and consolidation phase. Two and a half years later, important new innovations are emerging.

This keynote is sponsored by IBM.

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Chris Ferris


Christopher Ferris is an IBM distinguished engineer and the CTO for open technology, where he has technical responsibility for all of IBM’s strategic open source and standards initiatives, including Hyperledger, the Open Container Initiative, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Cloud Foundry, Node.js, Docker, and more. Christopher has been involved in the architecture, design, and engineering of distributed systems for most of his 38+-year career in IT and has been actively engaged in open standards and open source development since 1999. He represents IBM on the Hyperledger governing board, is a maintainer and release manager for the Hyperledger Fabric project, and is the elected chair of the Hyperledger technical steering committee.