Frans Kempen

IBM Blockchain Lead for Logistics & Supply Chain

Frans Kempen is IBM BeNeLux Blockchain Lead for Logistics and Supply Chain Services. His role is building blockchain platforms for enterprise clients. This means driving the blockchain technology implementation life cycle: moderating Design Thinking workshops, defining the best business process use cases, leading agile scrum development teams, integration with existing IT systems, resulting into MVP’s and bring live into steady state. Frans will be talking about the Cobalt tracking case in Congo.  The pilot, overseen by responsible-sourcing group RCS Global, aims to help manufacturers ensure that cobalt used in lithium-ion batteries has not been mined by children or used to fuel conflict.