Yannis Kalfoglou

Yannis Kalfoglou

AI & Blockchain Leader, PA Consulting Group

https://www.paconsulting.com/

Yannis Kalfoglou, PhD, is leading the global blockchain practice at PA. He has over 25 years’ experience in the technology space with specialty in putting emerging technologies to work. He has multi-industry experience and exposure to a multitude of industry verticals with focus on designing, developing and deployment of innovative solutions. In his current role, Yannis is focusing on blockchain strategic and tactical advice to clients. He brings onboard 5 years of hands-on experience with commercial scale blockchain work and experiences from diverse industries, including buy-side in the capital markets, insurance, ecosystems’ platforms, supply chain and banking. He regularly appears at blockchain events as invited speaker and panellist for thought leadership and positioning with regards to smart contract solutions, blockchain network ecosystem build up and roadmap with technology and vendor choices. Yannis led the blockchain efforts at a Invesco, a US led, large global asset manager in the capital markets. He pioneered proof-of-concept blockchain work in the smart contracting space for management fees, worked with post-trading reconciliation and settlement solutions using blockchain technology and evangelized use cases of blockchain across all functions in institutional asset management. He has also been involved and advised blockchain startups in the insurance space for parametric and automatic insurance pay-outs, in the banking space for fiat-to-crypto vertical integration for retail markets, in the data marketplace space for the use of AI technology to determine optimum demand/supply pricing and a number of ad-hoc engagements to advice clients on road mapping and strategies for ICOs.