Arnaud Auger Spoke at Blockchain Expo North America

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Blockchain Speakers Interview Series

The Blockchain Expo conference arrived in Santa Clara on 28-29 November 2018. The conference featured notable experts exploring the industries set to be disrupted most by blockchain technology.

Introducing Arnaud Auger

Arnaud Auger works in the innovation lab of the world’s 8th largest bank: BNP Paribas, in San Francisco. His mission is to help the bank and its corporate clients understand the business potential of new technologies like blockchain and innovate with it. To do so, he introduces blockchain startups to corporate entities to strike partnerships.

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How was your talk meaningful for Blockchain Expo attendees?

“Attendees gained insights on payment through blockchain for the banking industry. Key banking innovation executives involved in blockchain at companies like Discover, BNP Paribas, BBVA, and Western Union explained what’s needed today in banking.

Attendees learned how their own bank will be innovating their payment experience and how a firm could serve billion dollar companies like theirs. For example, the CEO of Shellpay told her story of disrupting the payment system with blockchain.

What specific tips or insights did attendees get?

“They got insider information from top bankers involved in blockchain on how to partner with a bank. Bankers learned how other banks are using blockchain for their payment infrastructure. And we introduced the Shellpay solution.”

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What was the date and time of your panel?

“Our talk was on day 1, November 28th, at 11.50 am. It was part of the Panel for Building Partnerships to Help Grow Financial Services Blockchain Solutions”

Why did you decide to give this talk?

“I have a unique point of view because I’ve been an entrepreneur in many tech startups and now work in the innovation department of a large bank. I want to share my understanding of blockchain open innovation possibilities and bridge the gap between  bankers and startups.”

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About Blockchain Expo North America

Attendees at Blockchain Expo North America met with over 8,000 + like-minded individuals, 400+ exhibitors such as IBM, SAP, Hyperledger, Stratis, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and Bitfury, in a series of networking opportunities. The Blockchain Expo allowed them to ask questions to the events 250+ thought leading speakers in Q&A sessions.