9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

James Barry – Co-Founder and CTO – Taekion – Blockchain As Infrastructure

Currently using Blockchain projects to transform industries. An advisor to ICO launching companies and speaker on Blockchain as an infrastructure platform. As co-founder of Dcntral, using Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence to secure our critical industrial infrastructure.

An early innovator in Software As A Service applications, Open Source and overall using the Internet as a service delivery medium. Involved in specification committees for HTTP 1.0 &1.1, XMPP 1.0 as well as writing the bylaws for the Apache Foundation and specification for launching Jabber and Subversion Open Source applications. Experienced with startups to Fortune 500 companies at delivering Cloud applications quickly and at scale. As a senior executive, have negotiated and built major partnership relationships with companies like SAP, HP, Major Banks and Financial organizations.

From large companies like IBM & ADP to startups like CollabNet and ResNova, I have delivered product direction for 12 new Software as a Service (SaaS) products to the market. These products include an early commercial http server (1994), an early commercial websites with over 1 million online orders (1996), IBM’s first Java Application Server (1998), 2 multi-tenant enterprise SaaS products with 1 million + users from 40k companies (2002-2003), and a 12 million SKU ecommerce site (2010), Aggregating 100’s of API’s product (2014).

Specialties: Building new Blockchain models. . Building and motivating a large disbursed team with a variety of reporting relationships – direct and indirect to achieve high quality product delivery, building successful offshore teams, multi-site software development management, rebuilding a data center, introducing high reliability and measurability in applications, identifying and integrating acquisition companies, melding technology teams and product managers into business driven delivery teams, ability to deliver projects on time.

James Barry / CTO & Co-Founder, Taekion