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Blockchain Global Practice Head
Ref No.: 17-00666
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement

Role : The Global Leader helps to set the strategic direction and lead the growth and business management of all facets of the Blockchain /DLT practice.

Primary responsibilities:

It is expected that the candidate will carry out following functions in this role:

Client Engagement
  • Evangelize Blockchain/DLT based offerings & solutions and innovations with clients
  • New opportunities conversion offerings
  • Participate in Presales and Client workshops as per need.
Build a world class Advisory & Consulting organization on Blockchain/DLT (region wise)
  • Offer Blockchain Business Advisory Services, Strategy Definition & Roadmap Planning
  • Assess client Readiness for Blockchain and offer consulting services
  • Craft and execute co-innovation joint initiatives with clients
  • Conceptualize, Define, Govern and Operate Blockchain Business Networks with
    • Clients
    • Regulatory participants and
    • other critical stakeholders in Financial services industry as well as in other industry around Supply-chain and Disruptive and Innovation use cases

Industry Leadership through Market positioning and Executive participation
  • Represent brand in various industry/vendor forums and events
  • Build connects with Business/IT Leadership and Industry Analysts and achieve leadership position for client
  • Work with Blockchain Industry Consortiums
    • Hyperledger, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, Washington DC Blockchain Council (planned), R3
  • Regional Consortiums:
    • ASSOCHAM (India), Dubai Blockchain Council, Singapore, Dutch Blockchain Council
Innovation & Product/Solution Engineering
  • Contribute towards Product development strategy, methodology, and execution
  • Market intelligence, industry outlook, conceptualize and assist in designing new solutions
  • Ideation of disruptive / future proof solutions to enable growth
  • Should have expertise in conceptualizing solutions using Blockchain/DLT and other Distributed Ledger Technologies
  • Ability to evangelize and execute crowd sourcing approaches in Blockchain/DLT consortiums or active contributions in open source consortiums and forums at Executive level
Vendor Alliances
  • Working with Product vendor teams and develop joint solutions:
    • IBM, Microsoft, Gem, Consensys, Chain, Loyyal, Ripple, Stellar,
  • Working with latest technology forums/consortias for:
    • C-orda, Quorum, etc.
  • Working Relationships with vendors offering Crypto currency products

Ideal candidate should have:
  • The candidate is currently holding a leadership role on Blockchain in his current organization or an earlier organization
  • She/He has a past Entrepreneur background.
  • The candidate must have played a role of an evangelist or Product Development for a reputable Product Company (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, etc.) or
  • Should have good understanding of cloud based Blockchain products from IBM, Microsoft, as well as strong understanding of Leading Cloud platforms like AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google, IBM Bluemix , SAP as well as the Apple echo system.
  • Strong understanding and conceptualizing solutions using Blockchain/DLT in Financial Services (Banking, Capital Markets), Supply-chain solutions in Manufacturing, Energy & Utility, Retail/Client as well as in Health care domains.
  • Strong understanding and conceptualizing, Planning and Development of Blockchain applications using below Blockchain products and Crypto Currencies
  • Should be well versed with the emerging trends, IT/business drivers for products and solutions development
  • Good conceptual & technical strength on IT in Databases, Application Platforms, Cloud Platforms, Operating systems
  • Candidate should possess excellent communication skills.
  • Familiarity with global working model would be an advantage.
  • Good knowledge on product/solution engineering methodologies, Agile methodologies.