Frans Kempen is in IBM Netherlands the blockchain lead for companies with a high volume of Supply Chain Services. He is also hands-on managing 2 blockchain delivery programs which will go into production Q4 2018 for companies in the Supply Chain industry.
Frans has a degree in Civil Engineering and in Business Economics. After starting at Unilever in Marketing Management, he has worked for KPN and British Telecom and focussed his career towards creating a competitive advantage for his clients by implementing new technologies and building future
proof IT- and Services platforms. Examples are developing the first free ISP at KPN and building a cloud services platform at British Telecom. In 2006, Frans joined IBM and was responsible for the communication industry and has been leading the Microsoft practise. Since 2015, Frans has a keen interest in Distributed Ledger Technology and the related cryptocurrencies. Soon after he set up the IBM Netherlands blockchain practise to develop blockchain-based solutions for IBM 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 brings both hands-on business experience and a deep rooted understanding of the blockchain technology to the table.