Bill Fearnley, IDC
Bill Fearnley is Research Director for IDC Financial Insights, responsible for Big Data and analytics with a focus on compliance, fraud, cyber, and risk management. Mr. Fearnley’s core research coverage includes compliance programs (such as AML, KYC and CDD) as well as fraud and cyber threat detection and prevention analytics. In addition, Mr. Fearnley covers blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and smart contract solutions with a focus on financial services. Based on his background, Mr. Fearnley's research also includes advanced analytics solutions to improve compliance programs and help financial firms protect themselves from threats from inside and outside their firms from a myriad of bad actors.
Blockchain technologies in the financial sector are revolutionizing business and transactional processes, including financing, payments, investments, financial information and advice, and asset management. In this interactive session, key FinTech experts share their views on blockchain and how new distributed ledger technologies can disrupt the execution of financial services transactions and the potential implications blockchain could have on financial stability and regulation. Topics covered will include:
We are at the beginning of a technological revolution. Blockchain technology has the potential to play a key role in the transformation of multiple industries such as financial services, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, government, and energy, to name a few. Join IDC’s Research Director for Blockchain Strategies, Bill Fearnley, as he takes an in-depth look at the state of blockchain today and discusses the key trends, opportunities, and risks driving the rapid growth of distributed ledger technology (DLT). Explore the 4 forces in IDC’s Blockchain and DLT market model, including the ways in which participants are adopting and investing in blockchain technology, the growth of innovation from technology vendors and service partners, the increasing acceptance of DLT by regulators, and the important role of consortia in the rapid pace of blockchain development and innovation. You will come away from this informative keynote with critical recommendations and insights that will shape your company’s adoption and deployment of blockchain technology.